That sucks brother. Well, I hear driving is...kinda like flying...at least you can pay your bills. I'm actually glad to see someone share their experience like this; gotta suck serious monkey nuts. All that money and time gone (not wasted, but gone). Too many threads out there making it sound like flying is inevitable once you start. But, as with all jobs, minimum competitive credentials are everything. Go get that CFI even though your hours are low (I understand you don't want to but, do you want to drive or fly? Its not really about wanting the cfi; its about wanting that first flying job). Good luck and stay safe out there.
Its not that I don't want to teach, its that I can't. Motion sickness as a passenger,...same reason I can't do the Boatpix route!
Sending resume's out like buckshot isn't going to get the job done….or get you a job in this case.
Spike is right, employers want to see someone who hasn't skipped a step on the way. I have seen many low time pilots thinking they could "jump into" something they were not ready for.
I hate to disappoint you fellas, but I've had too many face-to-face interviews and flight checks to blame my failure on not being a CFI, i.e. they're not going to waste money on me giving me a flight check, if not being a CFI is a deal breaker. In fact on my last two, they didn't even ask me if I was one!
Anyway it no longer matters, since I've decided 9 years is long enough.
Job search over!
Have a nice day!