Despite an economic downturn, the air transport industry surprisingly remains an ever reliable and stable industry. An air cargo company alone employs people from different fields and with a variety of skills and credentials. Most companies offer an attractive compensation and an exciting career path. If you're interested in getting a job in the air cargo industry, here are some pointers to consider.
Build up your resume. A well-written resume says a lot about a person. If you provide all the essentials and keep your resume simple and straight to the point, then you're off to a good start. Provide adequate contact information. Highlight all the necessary experiences, education, and skills related to the position or job description. When doing this, think of a pyramid-start with your strengths and the most important facts that your employer needs to know. Then facts of lesser importance (but are still of course, related to the job) than the first ones should follow. One page will do since HR employees and employers also scan numerous applications in a day and would only keep those that interest them right from the very first page.
Browse for openings in the Career pages of air cargo websites. The best way to search for air cargo jobs is by visiting the Career pages of a company's website. Go to a company's website. On the home page, look for the link indicating "Careers" or "Jobs". Career pages are usually updated. If the company has any vacancy, there will be a list of positions available. If not, it will also be indicated in the page. This way, you can find out firsthand the positions and job offerings available. Some companies allow job seekers to upload their resume for the company's resume bank. You can start your search with these reliable air cargo companies.
Browse for openings through job search engines. There are a lot of job search engines you can rely on for an instant and wide-ranging job search. Go to job search sites like the following:
Research and know more about the company. Don't just click and submit your resume. Get to know the company by reading the "About Us" page in their website. Acquaint yourself with important milestones and events in their history. Facts like who owns, runs, or heads the company. When it was established, how it started, where they are now, etc. Read about their vision, mission, values, goals and objectives. If you feel like you need to make an additional search online, then do so. What's important is to be prepared and to know essential facts about the company not only to make a good impression during your interview, but to get across the impression that you are genuinely interested in working with them.
Submit your resume and other requirements. Send your resume including other requirements the company might ask for.
Maintain a professional attitude. Whatever happens, always remember to maintain a professional attitude and hope for the best. Be confident and believe in yourself. Make a good impression and show a genuine interest especially when you are called for an interview. Prepare yourself beforehand for possible questions that you might be asked. Focus especially on what you can contribute to the welfare of the company.
Getting an air cargo job works the same as getting jobs in other fields. You need to have a presentable resume, maximize the use of job search engines and company websites, research about the company's background, and send all the necessary requirements. But the most important of all is to be confident and make a good impression. In due time, you'll start on your career in the air cargo industry.