Our top 7 blogs of 2019

Thank you for your support of Wings Recruitment in 2019. Below you’ll find our top 7 list of blogs that you read the most this year.

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours all the very best for a safe and prosperous 2020 and look forward to your continued support.

1. Social Media and recruitment

With our increased social media presence on the internet, it is no surprise that the lines between our personal and professional lives are blurring.

According to an October 2018 survey by CareerBuilder, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process. As you update your CV before making a job application and pull out your formal dress before a job interview, it may also pay to take some time to review your social media accounts before embarking on your job search.

2. 10 tips to help you succeed in a pilot interview

Interviews can be a daunting process; some people are great at answering questions under pressure but many people struggle with this and become flustered, which can be difficult to recover from during an interview.

Dress to impress, be on time, always be polite, research your potential employer…

3. What can airlines do to attract quality pilots?

Quality pilots are key to an effective airline. Let’s take an in-depth look into what airlines can do to attract quality pilots.

And one of the easiest ways to ensure that your airline is attracting and recruiting, is working with professionals. Wings Recruitment are the professionals in sourcing quality flight crew for permanent and contract positions. We assist with the entire process, if there are any issues or barriers to you finding quality flight crew and pilots for your airline, Wings Recruitment is the team for you.

4. The pros and cons of moving for a pilot job

This was a great share from Aviation Job Search. They provide suggestions on what pilots should consider before accepting a job abroad, query whether you’re psychologically prepared, lay out considerations for your living conditions overseas and the most obvious, what are the financial benefits?

5. How to prepare candidates for a Pilot Screening Assessment

Finding the right pilots for your Airline can be difficult. Take a look at our tips about how to get the best from your flight crew candidates during a pilot screening assessment.

For Airlines the pilot screening process can be an expensive and time-consuming affair. Screening Assessments may include a simulator check, interview, examinations, psychometric assessments, medical exams, group activities and more.

6. Psychometric testing for Airline Pilots

Psychometric testing in the workplace has been around for some time now, and is employed by many businesses and Airlines across the public and private sectors. With a number of providers offering psychometric testing at various price points it is easily accessible and increasingly used by businesses and hiring managers around the world.

7. What information do Airlines ask for when I apply for a job and why?

Airlines have set processes in place which they use when recruiting for different positions. It is safe to say that flight crew recruitment is somewhat more complex than any other type of recruitment, given the volume of information, data and documents required by recruiters for these positions.

In this blog we will discuss what information and documentation is required when applying for a flight crew position.


By Anna Milne

Anna Milne of Wings RecruitmentAnna is the Recruitment Manager at WINGS Recruitment. She is at the forefront of her industry’s news and enjoys making connections over LinkedIn.

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