he_monkey Posted July 18, 2013 Report Share Posted July 18, 2013 So we all know that if you really want the job with a tour operator you should stop in, visit their location and show the initiative that you really want the job. Does anyone have any insight on when would be the best time to do that if you live cross country and can only afford one trip? I'll be honest, I tried last year at Heli-Success. I was in Vegas for the conference, used the opportunity to visit every tour operator and location and turn in resumes, and I got the same response everywhere I went "Oh look, here's another one." These guys were seeing everyone who showed up for Heli-Success come through there door in a suit with a resume in hand. In addition to the visit, weekly phone calls, emails of updated resumes, and being over the minimum hour requirement, I never got a single interview or call back. Obviously, I'll try again this year with more R22/R44 hours because there's a bottleneck of where CFIIs with 1000-2000 hours can get entry-level turbine jobs in order to build their career (which is really unfortunate when you think about it). The reason for the post is this: I would really really love to go to Heli-Success again, but I think it's a bad time to try to get on with a tour operator and not get lost in the sea of faces they see. Does anyone know of a better time to try? Should I go earlier like in October before the season's over so I can meet all their pilots? Or should I go in December right before they start seriously looking at resumes to begin hiring in January? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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