seriously why cant i get a call back

OI812

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i know first of all i need patients, and my hours are not much to brag over.

1050 total
120 multi

i have sent resumes out to ASA, PSA and Airwis.
everyone i see with comparable hours is getting the call is there something im missing. Or do i need to be more patient.

other expierineces on top of flight time is 9 years military(non aviation) is that a negative or positive.

any good advice would be appriciated
 

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OI812 said:
i know first of all i need patients, and my hours are not much to brag over.

1050 total
120 multi

i have sent resumes out to ASA, PSA and Airwis.
everyone i see with comparable hours is getting the call is there something im missing. Or do i need to be more patient.

other expierineces on top of flight time is 9 years military(non aviation) is that a negative or positive.

any good advice would be appriciated
Are you trying to be a doctor? If not, yes patience will work.
Considering there are probably hundreds of resumes out there with about your same time(s)
 

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Military is a positive, provided you weren't dishonorably discharged for stealing nuclear weapons. Now, just be patient, I had about those times in May and kept at it, and didn't get any calls until I had that 200 multi. In the meantime, I got a new passport, ATP written, new First class physical, FCC license, so that I would be completely ready when they did call AND when I did get the calls, I got 3 in a row (Regions Air, ASA and XJT). Also, do you know anyone at those airlines, maybe relatives of students or something. See, it's those little obscure connections that can sometimes make the difference...USE THEM!!!! If you've got those cards, play 'em.
 

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Perhaps you should use a spell checker on your resume as a starter. Something tells me you might need it. Good luck!
 
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OI812 said:
i know first of all i need patients, and my hours are not much to brag over.

1050 total
120 multi

i have sent resumes out to ASA, PSA and Airwis.
everyone i see with comparable hours is getting the call is there something im missing. Or do i need to be more patient.

other expierineces on top of flight time is 9 years military(non aviation) is that a negative or positive.

any good advice would be appriciated
I think Angel Flight would let you volunteer for em!
 

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Geez, I remember when I couldn't get Great Lakes (or any other airline) to call me with 1400tt and 300 multi. Long time ago though. So yes be patient. In the meantime keep building hours and when you get 1200tt consider getting a 135 job if the airlines haven't called by then. Flying freight, charter etc. even if it's for less than a year will greatly improve your chances. Good luck!
 

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OI812,

Look your resume over really well. Make sure you present yourself on paper as best as you can. A very good friend walked my resume to his Chief Pilot and the first thing he noticed was 2nd class medical and 2400 hour Commecial pilot. I got my 1st class medical and my ATP the very next week. I faxed 40.. that's right 40 resumes off the day I passed my ATP ride. I got 8 responses, 3 interviews and finally 2 offers. Hang in there and best of luck.
 

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How long ago?

How long ago did you get that kind of response?

My husband sent out about the same amount and has had three responses, only two interviews at small regional airlines, and NO offers. 3100TT, 500Multi, ATP. 44 years old, non-US citizen with permanent visa.

 

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Try Coex. They called me three times in six months. And that was a year+ ago.
 

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OI812 said:
i know first of all i need patients, and my hours are not much to brag over.

1050 total
120 multi

i have sent resumes out to ASA, PSA and Airwis.
everyone i see with comparable hours is getting the call is there something im missing. Or do i need to be more patient.

other expierineces on top of flight time is 9 years military(non aviation) is that a negative or positive.

any good advice would be appriciated
I have the same problem with JetBlue, Southwest, AirTran, CAL!!!!:bawling: You just have to hang in there, things will happen when you least expect it. I hope these are words to live by, because I do not expect a dang thing!!!!:laugh: :beer: Best of luck to ya.
 

OI812

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thanks

thanks for all the good replys
its good to see im not the only one out there frustrated
it sucks seeing all the guys you are working with getting calls

and crxpilot i really dont need dumb replys about spelling who really care about a typo maybe you should go into publishing and before ya say anything yes i spell checked my resume
 
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Just be patient. I know those numbers are competitive, but they aren't extreamly high. The other thing that sucks for a lot of job hunters at this point is the recent furlough/lay-off rumors. People with a good bit of experience in type are also out there with you. I second Gobi Gred, go fly single pilot freight. You'll get experience that no one can argue with and it will make you considerably more compitent in the IFR environment.
 

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OI812 said:
thanks for all the good replys
its good to see im not the only one out there frustrated
it sucks seeing all the guys you are working with getting calls

and crxpilot i really dont need dumb replys about spelling wow really care about a typo maybe you should go into publishing and before ya say anything yes i spell checked my resume
Your spelling and grammar, if incorrect, reflect poorly upon you. The HR person who reviews your resume and cover letter may figure if you are so sloppy that you won't make the effort to put together a well-written resume with correct spelling, that you may approach your job the same way.

It was not off base for the other poster to make the remark as your posts here are poorly written. You were asking why you have received no replies, and he gave you a possible reason.
 

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OI812 said:
thanks for all the good replys
its good to see im not the only one out there frustrated
it sucks seeing all the guys you are working with getting calls

and crxpilot i really dont need dumb replys about spelling who really care about a typo maybe you should go into publishing and before ya say anything yes i spell checked my resume
Did you use any periods or capitalization in your cover letter? Spell check may not have caught that.
 
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I doubt he's putting the same level of scrutiny to flightinfo as he would on a resume, relax guys.

If it's any consolation, I had 2500 hrs, 800 twin, 600 turboprop, the ATP, and applied everywhere except Mesa back in February. The only one who called me to date was XJT.
 

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I agree with the sentiment about future furoughs in relation to the airlines hiring. I have talked with AWAC recruiting a couple of times over the past months and they are drooling over the chance to pick up old Indy, Mesaba, and Comair guys. Training is cheaper and they have a better pass rate. I think that job opprotunities for flight instructors may be few and far between once these guys start hitting the job market. By the way I agree with persistence. in 2001 I graduated from college and released 39 resumes. I got 8 call backs, 3 interviews and 2 job offers. When I got hired at AWAC it was a lot harder. I sent a resume every month and occationaly called the office to talk with the HR lady till I got my interview. I think they just wanted me to stop calling. Whatever I got the job.

Just my opinions

DD
 
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