I haven’t posted on here since I enquired about the program 2 years ago, but as of 2/25 I’ve completed all of my ratings for the airline career pilot program! I had a great experience with ATP and everyone at the Concord, NC location, but now I am looking to what is next in my career. I feel I did well in the program, 7/7 on checkrides, and I hope that I conveyed myself well enough to warrant a job instructing at ATP. I was told a couple of weeks back, before my CFII and MEI checkrides, as well as with my TSS following my MEI checkride, that I would be offered a job. However, I am aware that the timeline and location options are uncertain due to COVID. I’ve kept up to date with this forum and I’m expecting at least a couple months of waiting.
For those who have completed the program in the past few months, what is the process/ expected wait time for a job offer? I understand that I may have to wait, and certainly will, for an opportunity to work for ATP instructing, but in the time until then, does anyone have some advice for some next steps? I am planning on completing my AGI and IGI in the next few weeks, but should I look for opportunities elsewhere instructing or other low hour jobs? Or perhaps completing the ATP-CTP course? Unfortunately job opportunities look few and far between at the moment, but I’d be willing to consider any options that will keep me flying until a position at ATP becomes available. Has anyone had any success with other opportunities outside of ATP recently? It seems as though entry level jobs that are available are asking for more hours than I have at the moment.
Any advice for jobs, resume builders, or similar experiences would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!