Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 1, 2009
In response to financial turmoil that has gripped the global aviation industry, leading airline job firm AviaNation is opening up its database of job postings to airline personnel around the world. Job seekers can post their resumes on the website for free as well as access thousands of current international job positions.
For the second time in a decade, there is turbulence in the field of aviation. In 2001, massive layoffs resulted after 9/11. Airlines downsized and underwent bankruptcy protection as passengers stayed home out of fear and uncertainty.
Five years on, the rising price of petroleum delivered another severe blow to the industry. In the US, Aloha Airlines, Trans Air, Champion Air, Eos, Maxjet, and Skybus have all shut down operations and released thousands of employees into an already slumped job market. LÂAvion in France has done the same, Air Canada is closing crew bases, Alitalia is in bankruptcy, and Indian and Asian airlines are experiencing comparable pressure.
According to Tim Kirkwood of AviaNation.com, finding a job in todayÂs precarious airline industry is challenging.
ÂWe have been in online aviation job placement for over 15 years, and we know how hard it can be to find an aviation career in an environment such as we have today,Â he says.
ÂOur responsibility is two-fold: to provide the most and best jobs for our members, and to provide sufficient applications to our member companies in order to ensure that they continue to post their openings on our website.Â
Job searchers have free access to position listings two weeks after they are posted on AviaNation.com, giving paid members first read. However, many of these jobs remain active long after being posted.
Additionally, job seekers can post their resumes on the website for free, thus allowing any company around the world that searches the database to see applicantsÂ resumes and contact them directly.
AviaNation does not come between the applicant and company during the hiring process, nor do they take money from either the employer or applicant once a hire has been made. AviaNationÂs entire revenue stream comes from active members who pay to see jobs within two weeks of their original posting, as well as additional search enhancements. Consequently, these tend to be the motivated applicants that employers look for.
Employers are also able to register and post their aviation job openings for free on the website. In doing so, employers have the ability to ask pre-screening questions, post blind ads, and even simultaneously post on their companyÂs own employment web page.
Recently, AviaNation reached a milestone in their membership with 1,700 paying job seekers and nearly 60,000 members taking advantage of the free search option.
Applicants seeking to post their resumes can access the resume input form at http://www.avianation.com/resumes or by clicking on ÂFree ServicesÂ in the FOR JOB SEEKERS box on the home page.
ABOUT AVIANATION.COM: AviaNation.com is one of the premier job posting web sites for pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, and all other aviation jobs. With their world-wide database of companies posting jobs, and 54,000 resumes from around the globe, AviaNation is the one-stop location for an aviation career.
ABOUT TIM KIRKWOOD: Tim has been an aviation professional for over 30 years, active in aviation job placement for over 15 years, and is the author of The Flight Attendant Job Finder & Career Guide, a career guide book for US and Canadian flight attendants- now in it's third edition.