Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference

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Career Workshop to Be Held in Conjunction with Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference

May 18, 2013

A career-development training workshop, being held prior to NBAA’s Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference in Washington, DC, will help flight attendants and flight technicians navigate their future in the business aviation industry.

This four-hour “career essentials” workshop, held on June 20 from 1 to 5 p.m., is designed for industry newcomers and veterans alike. It will highlight the top 10 core fundamentals in effective resume writing, successful interviewing techniques, strategic self-marketing, communication exercises and social media do’s and don’ts.

“Business aviation employers want to hire professionals they can trust, and for job candidates, a key part of earning that trust is knowing what to say and how to say it,” said Jay Evans, NBAA’s director of professional development. “This workshop will give flight attendants and technicians the communication tools they need to land a great new position or promotion. It’s a can’t-miss event for conference attendees seeking to hone their job-hunting skills and advance their careers.”

Other benefits of the workshop include networking with industry professionals and exchanging ideas on how to maximize participation in the conference’s June 21 to 22 sessions. In addition, the event will “explain some key unique features of working in this industry, like getting to know that caterer that will help you on your trip, or building relationships with various regionally based operators,” Evans said. “In this industry, it’s all about knowing the right folks who can help you with your next job.”

The instructor for this interactive, hands-on workshop will be Elaine Lapotosky, a member of NBAA’s Flight Attendants Committee and the director of operations at New Jersey-based Jet Professionals. Lois Jones-Green, a human resources expert at Houston-based ConocoPhillips, also will speak at the event.

“One of Jet Professionals’ goals is to provide the best available opportunities for clients and candidates worldwide. Using a fun and interactive format that engages participants helps to maximize learning,” Lapotosky said.

Those interested in attending this free workshop may sign up for it when they register for the conference. Similar events held at past conferences have drawn high turnouts, and this year’s session is expected to be popular as well, Evans said.

For more information about the workshop or conference, contact Evans at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org.

For more information on the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, visit: http://www.nbaa.org/events/fa-ft/2013/.