How to Get the Most Out of Your Relationship with Your Aviation Recruiter

It may seem like the fastest way to get a job is to go to the Strom Aviation website and apply for a job and that's it. However, there's more than just the website available if you want the best job for your skills and experience at the highest pay possible. Want to guess what that is? Your Recruiter!

That's right, your recruiter has access to information about current openings and the facilities themselves that may not be posted on the web. Hiring managers communicate what they’re looking for in their new hires with the recruiters as well as what they’re not looking for. If you’re interested in a specific position, talk to your recruiter. They will use this knowledge and work with you to determine if it’s going to be the best fit for your type and level of experience. Even if it isn't a good fit, talking to your recruiter gives them the opportunity to suggest other jobs that you may not have considered, or even noticed on the website.

Frequently talking to your recruiter allows them to get to know you and your preferences. What kind of skills you have, what you need to make to support your family, what aircraft you like to work on, what environment you like to work in, what are your favorite locations, and much more.

This kind of communication builds a trusting relationship, which is the key to getting the best job for you. You will learn that your recruiter is not going to give you bad information just to fill a position - this looks just as bad for them as it does for you. You will get the best information about the rate of pay, the work environment, and any bonuses you might be eligible for at the time.

In addition, great recruiters like those at Strom Aviation also build relationships with employers. When a recruiter does a good job of filling positions with high quality contractors, the employer trusts their recommendations. This is a huge benefit for contractors and allows the recruiter to be an advocate for you - not just someone who submits your resume for you.

Here are a few things you can do to develop a strong relationship with your recruiter:

  • Call your recruiter weekly when you are looking for a job. Share what kind of work you like and the environments that suit you best.
  • Tell your recruiter when you are having good - and bad - experiences on the job. This allows them to learn more about you and what you need.
  • If you are considering leaving a job you are currently working, talk to your recruiter. There may be something they can do to help you – so you can maintain your stable work history.