Despite going into it with a wealth of technical experience, many pilots find the airline pilot selection process frustrating. Besides the technical expertise, today’s airline pilot must also demonstrate highly developed leadership, decision-making and communication skills. Discussing one’s abilities in these introspective areas requires a different kind of interview preparation than most pilots have experienced.
This is where Checklist for Success comes in very handy. In this book, Cheryl Cage whose name has become synonymous with exceptional career guidance takes you from application through to the interview. She not only offers a thorough interview preparation but illustrates her points by stepping aside to reflect on her own experiences in counseling aspiring pilots, furloughed pilots, and career changers. The method and information Cheryl provides will not only make reaching your highest aviation career goals less frustrating, but shorter!
This Sixth Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current hiring practices, and covers electronic interviewing and social media issues in job-searching.
Cheryl A. Cage began Cage Consulting, Inc. in 1988. Over 100,000 pilots have used the Interview Preparation and Career Planning products and services of Cage Consulting. Cheryl is the author of five aviation career books including the bestselling Checklist for Success: A Pilot’s Guide to the Successful Airline Interview (with over 50,000 copies sold). In addition to her work with individual clients, Cheryl served as an independent consultant for many corporate clients such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Northwest Airlines, and unions including the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
In 1996, Cheryl developed and presented pilot interview preparation seminars to thousands of displaced ALPA pilots from Pan Am, Midway, US Airways, TWA, Air Wisconsin, West Air, and Aspen Airways to name a few. The publishing division of Cage Consulting was expanded in 1996 with several new titles included. Cheryl’s career articles have appeared in numerous aviation periodicals including Flight Training, Air Line Pilot, Aviation for Women, and The Independent.
In 2004 Cheryl turned the reins of Cage Consulting over to Angela Marshall, a long-time Cage Consulting employee. In the ensuing years Cage Consulting became CageMarshall Consulting with Angela heading the organization. In 2015 Cheryl returned to CageMarshall Consulting to lead the expansion of CageMarshall’s Professional Development and Career Services. Using the same approach to career consulting that has proven so successful for our aviation clients for the past twenty-seven years, CageMarshall Consulting now provides these career services to professionals outside of the aviation industry.