Welcome to Pilot Job Central. Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and become familiar with our system. The following guide will strive to help you to get the most from your job postings and candidate recruiting.
You may create a new candidate account on this page. After creating an account a welcome email is sent and you will also be able to immediately login from the page.
If you have forgotten your password or need to reset it for any reason you can do so from the login page. In the login box you can find a link below the Log in button. The link says Lost your password? Clinking on this link will lead you through password recovery instructions.
When you first log in you will be directed to your dashboard. From here you will be able to create and edit your resume, view and edit your bookmarks, and view the positions that you have applied to.
Your resume is your job search profile. It will be how employers search you out and will be how you apply to positions. Your resume is the profile that employers will view you by. Within the resume you will also be able to set your employment preferences.
Having a complete and detailed resume is the most important part of a successful job search on Pilot Job Central.
When you first access your dashboard you will be presented with an option to create a resume. This is how you get started with your profile. When you have a resume created you can edit it by hovering over your resume which will present an option to edit your resume.
When you edit your resume some fields are mandatory and some fields are optional. Those fields that are optional have an optional label next to the field title. When you are finished editing your resume, make sure and press the save or submit bottom at the bottom or your changes will not save.
Some fields on your resume are more private in nature. These fields are only visible to verified employers who have opted in to have access to these fields. Otherwise these fields are only available to be seen by you and Pilot Job Central administrators. The fields with limited visibility include:
- Your last name
- Drivers license infractions
- FAA infractions
- Checkride history
- Current employment status
- Job discharge status
- Whether employers may contact your current employer
- Whether you are legal to work in the United States
- Medical Certificate information
When searching pilots jobs there is an option to bookmark jobs when viewing the individual page for that job. At the top of a job listing there is a link labeled Bookmark This Job. Clicking on the link will expand a panel where a comment may be added prior to saving a bookmark.
After a job has been bookmarked it can be seen from the bookmark list on the dashboard. Hovering over the job in the list presents the option to delete a bookmark.
Bookmarks can also be deleted from a job posting page by hovering over the bookmark section. A delete button will appear.
Applying to a Job
When viewing job listings there is an option to apply for jobs. When you do so the employer will be alerted to your application and will be able to see your profile details.
The application section is near the top of a job listing. Clicking on the Apply for Job button will open a panel where you may select to use credits from a package which you have purchased or may choose a package to purchase. Please note that pilots can apply to their first three jobs for free.
After you have selected a package to use you will return to the job page with the Apply for Job panel closed. Clicking on the Apply for Job button will again open the panel. But this time you will be presented with an option to apply for the job using your resume and can also include a message with your application.
The job application message functions as a quasi cover letter. It is best to write a unique message to the employer that indicates you have reviewed the job and understand it. Many pilots use pre-canned messages. You can stand out by personalizing your job application. While using a unique message is best practice please do focus on keeping it brief. It makes it easier for the employer to review your application.
When you click on the My Account link in the navigation bar there will be an additional set of navigation links that appear below this. These links will guide you around the various sections in order to access and edit your account details.
Dashboard: view your orders and the credits remaining on those orders.
Subscriptions: view and manage your subscriptions. You can cancel a subscription in this section.
Coupons: view coupons that you have used or new discounts that are currently available to you.
Addresses: your billing and shipping addresses on file with Pilot Job Central.
Payment Methods: payment methods on file with Stripe. Note that Pilot Job Central does not collect or retain payment methods that you use with us. This information is only accessible to Stripe.A
Account Details: name and email address you have on file with Pilot Job Central. You may also reset your password from this page.
Searching for a Job
You can search for jobs by going to the Pilots Jobs link. The filter panel at the top allows you to select from multiple different ways to sift through jobs, allowing you to quickly find your ideal position.
Filters are restrictive. That is, when you select a filter it begins limiting jobs that you are viewing.
There are several ways to filter jobs:
- Location: view jobs in your area. This input field is supplied location information by Google Maps. It is an exact match system, so it is best to use the auto-suggested locations.
- Location Terms: filter jobs based on whether or not they allow commuting or have home basing. This is a multi-select filter where you can specify more than one value.
- Job Category: specify the type of flying that you are interested in. This is a multi-select filter where you can specify more than one value.
- Employment Type: full time, part time, or contract work. This is a multi-select filter where you can specify more than one value.
- Position: filter by type of pilot job. For example – captain, first officer, management pilot, flight instructor, etc. This is a multi-select filter where you can specify more than one value.
Clicking on the checkbox labeled Filter by Required Applicant Qualifications expands an additional panel that allows you to filter jobs based on what employers are seeking in an applicant. The following items are available for filtering:
- Airplanes Type Rating(s): filters jobs based on whether they are requiring a pilot to have a specific airplane type rating. This is a multi-select filter where you can specify more than one value.
- Helicopter Type Rating(s): filters jobs based on whether they are requiring a pilot to have a specific helicopter type rating. This is a multi-select filter where you can specify more than one value.
- Your Total Flight Time: inputing your total flight time will show you positions that you qualify for based off total flight experience.
- Jobs Not Requiring an ATP: checking this box will show you jobs that do not require the applicant to have an Airline Transport Pilot certificate.