I am a commercial UAV pilot and a student working on a Master's Degree in Occupational Safety Management.
I am self employed and looking for work, but not getting anywhere.
I know Technical Systems Integration frequently has pilot positions. I can connect you with them. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Done Up in Virginia Beach is hiring.
In reviewing your LinkedIn profile it does not list you are seeking a position as a UAV pilot?
When companies search LinkedIn they search by your tag line and then your "about" section. It sounded like a couple of the responses here may provide some leads, but your profile needs to fit what you are looking for.
I am assuming somewhere down the road you plan on leaving the UAV world and do something with your degree(s). What ever position you are seeking should be the role you market on the profile. If you are marketing your occupational safety skills as a UAV pilot looking to move up, you are hitting the wrong market. First, you need to fully understand the occupational safety career field prior to entering. Look at some of my postings (LinkedIn) on Informational Interviewing. Second you need to network in the market you are seeking employment into. I would join some professional UAV groups on LinkedIn and Facebook professional. You should be able to comment and even post something as an existing professional.
Keep in mind, searching by companies is all done by keyword search. i.e. if you are searching for a UAV position, then you are a UAV pilot. If you are searching in the occupational field, then you are a occupational safety professional. I would suggest connecting to Michael Quinn, he does LinkedIn seminars via the USO, also has great posts about networking. Thanks for your service and God Bless.
I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!
Most of the large aerospace companies, mine included, are always looking for UAV talent. If you arent getting any traction, perhaps a peer review of your CV would be helpful. At my company I know several UAV folks would be happy to get you started. Contact me offline and I can help start the process
Hi Dan, feel free to send me your CV. I work for Albers Aerospace which is the parent company of USI, a UAS focused company. Hopefully, I can lead you to the right people and make some introductions. Reach out via email @ email@example.com
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