Growing a Diverse Workforce and a Brighter Future for our Region.
January 2019
Featured Industry: Aviation
The sky’s the limit when it comes to finding a dream job in the aviation industry, with hundreds of different career tracks to follow. Private corporations offer ground-based positions or something in the air, airports provide opportunities to work with the public or in an office. There are also major aviation-related careers offered by state and federal agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration. These jobs may not offer the benefits of free travel, but they provide excellent government benefits.  
Diversity in the Transportation Industry: Race & Ethnicity
Featured Employer: Allegheny County Airport Authority
The Allegheny County Airport Authority oversees and maintains two airports – Pittsburgh International (PIT) and Allegheny County Airport (AGC) – both of which provide an incomparable environment for career opportunity and growth. The airports are dynamic environments – energetic, demanding, changing, and stimulating. On a daily basis, you’ll be surrounded by ever-changing scenery that includes retail outlets, restaurants, and travelers, each one with a unique story. Your role, regardless of your job title, will help to make each story, each traveler’s experience, as positive as possible.
When you work at PIT or AGC, you will be surrounded by coworkers who are excited about their work. For them, it’s not just a job; it’s a livelihood. It’s part of how they define themselves. They are energized and engaged. When you work at PIT or AGC, you’ll experience the fun and fulfillment that comes with each accomplishment, as you help propel our airports to standard-setting status.

FEATURED JOB
Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications
The Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications provides leadership, oversight and strategic direction of the Marketing & Communication function with areas of responsibilities in website, marketing, internal communications, media relations, issues management, crisis communications, brand journalism, government and community affairs, traditional and social media market research and analysis, and customer relations. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in marketing or communications. A master’s degree in a relevant field or M.B.A. is preferred, along with 10 years related experience, 5 years at the managerial level. For more information about our company and additional details about this opening click here .
To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Mandy Haverdink, Manager, Human Resources at mhaverdink@flypittsburgh.com .
Tips for Writing Resumes That Get Read
Hiring managers are revealing that they are seeing more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. You can ensure your resume doesn't eliminate you from consideration by following these tips:
 
1.  Format Your Resume Wisely
Your resume likely won't get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally, a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds, so make certain it isn’t hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages.
·        Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings
·        Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader's eye
·        Use bullets to call attention to important points (i.e. accomplishments)

2.  Identify Accomplishments not Just Job Descriptions
·        Focus on what you did in the job, NOT what your job was
·        Include a brief job description first, then list your accomplishments
·        For each accomplishment listed, state the benefit of having done it.
·        Accomplishments should be unique to you or the team you worked with
·        Avoid using the generic descriptions of the jobs you held

3.  Quantify Your Accomplishments
Your resume is a marketing document designed to sell your skills and strengths. Include and highlight specific achievements that present a comprehensive picture of your marketability. If your work helped to reduce costs, state the dollar amount saved. If your project improved response time to customer questions, provide the data.
 
4.  Cater Your Resume for the Industry
Unlike advertising and design professionals who have greater creative license in designing their resume for those fields, a hiring manager in the mechanical engineering industry might be turned off by distinctive resume design. Err on the side of being conservative stylistically. Your accomplishments, error-free grammatically-correct writing will make the impression for you

5.  Replace your “Objective" with a "Career Summary"
Too many resumes start off with “Seeking a challenging, interesting position in X where I can use my skills of X, Y, and Z to contribute to the bottom line.”  Replace it with a Career Summary that gives a brief overview of who you are and what you like to do. Remember, you’ll need to grab a hiring manager's attention right from the beginning, and you have only 25 few seconds to make a good impression. Spend time developing a summary that immediately gets their attention, and accurately and powerfully describes you as the BEST candidate for the job.
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