We asked 690 aviation professionals who visited our Aviation Job Search website what they found most frustrating about their job search. This is what they said…


We asked: What do you find the most frustrating about searching for jobs?

35% of aviation professionals told us the most frustrating part of a job search is not hearing back from an employer about a job. As recruiters, it is tough to respond to every applicant, but for those who reach the final stages, an effort should be made to contact them – after all, they’ll have spent a lot of time preparing, maybe traveling etc. just to interview with you.

21% said creating a CV was frustrating, while 21% again said applying for jobs online was frustrating.

11% said they found the waiting period after completing an interview the most exasperating.

8% said preparing for an interview was the most frustrating aspect, while 4% said a poor recruitment process was the worst. When asked to elaborate, one of the top reasons that came out was regarding not hearing back about a job after applying.


We also asked jobseekers what was the most frustrating part about writing a CV?

26% said the time it takes to write a CV was the most frustrating aspect.

25% said formatting frustrated them, while 19% said writing their personal summary.

16% said writing about their work experience was frustrating because it took up a lot of time, and 7% said the skills section was challenging.

6% said writing that writing about their education was the most frustrating part of writing their CV.


The next question we put to jobseekers in the aviation industry was: What’s the most frustrating question you’ve been asked in an interview?

This was an open text question – we’ve picked out a few of the more popular responses below:

Why do you want to work here?
Describe yourself
What is your weakest point?
What salary are you currently on?
When will you be successful?
What are your expectations?
Why did you leave your last job?
Explain your experience
Why should we hire you?
What do you want to do with your life?


The last question we asked jobseekers was: What’s the most frustrating part of applying for jobs online?

25% of aviation professionals said adverts that don’t display a salary band frustrated them when applying for a new job.

23% said a huge list of requirements on the job advert was frustrating.

14% said that a job advert that doesn’t include enough information on the company itself was frustrating when applying for a new job, while 13% said not enough information about the role.

12% said a huge emphasis on past experience frustrated them when applying for a new job, while 8% said other. 5% said they found spelling errors/grammatical errors frustrating on a job advert.



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