What makes you stand out?
This is a big one. I have been contemplating on this issue for a very long time now, more than a year, to be honest. Before I passed my private and instrument check ride I was insecure whether to continue on with CPL or do something else for a while. I ended up with the latter.
Moving home to Norway last summer was refreshing. I started working full time, filling up my bank account with money that had been, mysteriously, flowing out of my account during flight training. But in the back of my head I have always, and I’m still, been determined to continue on with CPL one day.
As of now, one day will maybe be some 3 years away. Today, I sent an application to the local university here in Norway, applying for 4 different bachelor degrees (3- year degree, “freshman year” is our last year of high school, 13th grade). My top 3 are the following bachelor degrees;
Most of them are useless as just a bachelor degree (master degree to have some sort of chance to get hired), but combined with a pilot license, I think they will make miracles. I need to stand out in the crowd of hopeful, aspiring pilots. I mean, all pilots applying for a flying job, it’s a given they all have a pilot license. What makes them stand out? I hope that with Flight Instructor ratings (eventually) and a bachelor degree in one of the above mentioned areas, I will stand out.
The big question is, however, with low-cost countries competing with people from high-cost countries like Norway, is the degree worth anything? The outsourcing agency is looking for a cheep work force, not necessarily people with a strong academic background.
What do you think about doing a degree? I can definitely see the pro’s and the con’s, which makes this a tough decision, but a decision I will most likely not regret. Thinking things through, thoroughly, is something I have become an expert on lately. :p
What makes you stand out from the crowd? I think this is a good question to ask yourself every now and then. We all have traits and qualities that will make us stand out, never forget that.