My video profile made it on CNN!!!

tdwnds1

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Just a little background....

CNN has a new segment called the "30 Second Pitch" on their Newsroom telecast. Wanted to get some exposure in my job hunt, I emailed them and basically asked them to be on the show....

They said YES and I taped my segment on Tuesday. It apparently aired today and you can find it online at: http://tinyurl.com/cn4zdy.

I hope its a great result!!!
 

thatpilotguy

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Very creative...I didn't know that CNN did such a thing. Best of luck to you...hope it lands you a great gig. My thoughts go out to all those seeking a job in these difficult times.
 

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I could never expose myself like that on a forum like this. You must really be desperate. Good luck
 

willNOTfly4free

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Wow, quite the dichotomy between the responses here and *************** (the other aviation forum).

As I said before, I like your ambition. Very professional of you!
 
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Hey, good for him!

I thought it was well done and far from "desperate"...and I bet he lands a far better job than the guy a few posts up flying citations and MU300's (whatever that is)

Good Luck tdwnds1, what area are you looking in? - maybe we can help..
 

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Honestly,

I have interviewed hundreds of potential employees (Not Pilots) and you are extremely nervous.
Did you practice in front of a mirror?
Thirty Seconds is such a short amount of time to sell yourself.
Always easier to Monday Morning Quarterback it.
If you do this again, try not to blink so much.
Try and relax, can hear the nervousness in your voice.
What types?
What city do you live in?
Willing to relocate?
Funny, that most HR people spend about 30-45 seconds with your cover letter and resume. There must be something that springs off the page to bring yours to the top of the pile.

What are your plans for your next broadcast?
What is your B plan??

Ok, this is Fight Info, blast away and pick apart my commentary.
 

stupidpilot

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Your comments were pretty much spot on there DOTs. Having said that, best of luck to you tdwnds, I hope you land it.
 

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You go girl! (I mean boy)

That's what my daughters would say. I would hire you if I was a manager because you are out there trying instead of sitting behind a desk bitching that you would never have posted on CNN.

GO FOR IT, DUDE!
 

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Cut the guy some slack. He's trying to find work. A lot of people have just given up. At least he's still fighting!!

As for nerves, get a few second slot on an international media outlet and see how you do.

Good for him and best of luck.
 

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That's a bit harsh, it's not a bad airplane - just one with limited range, baggage capacity, and performance. Aside from that, it's great! :rolleyes:

I have a little time in one - as someone once put it's a great little jet to fly around Japan in. Unfortunately, it's lacking in just about every area. For a light jet, the cabin isn't too bad, so if you have short trips, to non-performance limited airports, without many bags it might be a good airplane for you.

Back to the original topic - I watched the clip and thought you did a pretty good job with only 30 seconds. DOT's comments are probably accurate, but I can't say that I could do any better with the camera on me. Good luck!
 

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Holy crap!

No fluff, no BS, no Oprah-style puffery- just a straightforward introduction.

I think you did a fine job! Nice work, and very clever... as opposed to the flying swamp donkey that prompted another thread in a another sub-forum.
 

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Rock on. How's Jax this time of year? There's an Excel charter op at Craig if you're not aware (that was a few years ago anyway). Good luck.
 

tdwnds1

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I want to thank everyone for their comments about my Pitch on CNN. The support I have gotten is GREATLY appreciated.

As of now, I havent had too many job leads (its still pretty rough out there), but I am hopeful. I figured you have do SOMETHING to stand out these days.

Hopefully such a venue can be available for all pilots. Might be a good idea for a Pilot Jobs web site. Any takers?
 
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