Re: [rss_v] Employment after earning instructor ratings
The trouble with the 'job market' is that most of the 'good' jobs out there are looking for experienced instructors. Busy, full time DZs don't want to hire a guy who got his rating last week, they want to know that their employees can do the job, and handle the workload of doing 8-10 jumps per day, several days per week.
What most guys do is get their rating and then work at their home DZ for awhile. Either part time, or as a 'second string' full timer, just to get some experience under their belt.
For some, it ends there and that's what they do with their rating. If you're a jumper looking to jump weekends, you can do 3 or 4 instructional jumps each day along with 3 or 4 fun jumps, and you'll make 12-15 jumps per weekend and spend no money (you might even 'make' a couple bucks).
For others, they take their rating and experience and hit the road looking for a full time slot. You can check the classifieds, or just call every DZ you can think of, but it's not all that different than getting a non-jumping job. Get a certification, gain some entry-level experience, and then look for a 'good' job.
(This post was edited by davelepka on May 17, 2012, 7:24 AM)
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