expensive than for active employees
as COBRA participants generally pay
the entire premium themselves. If your
spouse is employed, you may want to
obtain coverage for yourself and/or your
children under his plan.
Do not wait until you are out of work
to start building your network. Networking is analogous to crew resource
management and involves identifying
and utilizing all of the resources available
to you. Making good contacts in your
field should be an ongoing process. Keep
abreast of developments in your industry.
Two good sources of information in
aviation are online newsletters AVweb
Flash and ATA SmartBrief, that can be
obtained via email. ATA SmartBrief has recently added a job
listing section to their newsletter, which is very helpful for job
seekers. Women in Aviation, International provides a Job Board
and maintains a list of members that you should consider part of
your network. If you are out of work, any income you can earn
is beneficial and networking opportunities exist with any job.
Assume that anyone you meet may be helpful to your search.
As an example, there is a dentist in my city whose patients
include the CEO, CFO and COO of a major airline. Now that is a
network! Lastly, attending the International Women in Aviation
Conference is an excellent way to meet employers and build
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if you reduce your exposure to debt you should soon find yourself with a few extra
dollars each month. Don’t be tempted to spend them. Save them, invest them for your
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With patience and skillful planning, you will come out the
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