Preparing for selection

Off- or onshore. IFR or VFR. Stormy or tranquil areas. Dense airspace or deserted land. Commuter or long distance. Predictable work schedule or none at all. Small or large, stable or changing organization. Knowing everybody or relatively few. A company culture expecting the employee to do it this way or that way. The variations and differences are many and they are crucial to successful recruitment.

You can't succeed in selection unless
you know what you are looking for

Start the recruitment process with an analysis of the job requirements and expectations. This will make the process both easier and increase the chances for successful results. We strongly advise you to consider the following recommendations:
  • Clarify and state formal minimum requirements
  • Outline other qualifications that might be useful
  • Explore job expectations from all/important stakeholders
  • Explore challenges amongst those holding a similar position in the company
  • Check if there are relevant lessons to learn from things that went wrong in the past
  • Keep in mind to welcome diversity!
  • Plan the recruitment process carefully and allocate the needed resources

Successful recruitment is not a cost, but a way to cut them.


Classical steps are: