Here at Nobox we want to be helpful to both our clients and our candidates alike. We aim to be Thought Leaders in aviation recruitment. In fact that’s why we’ve hired staff members who have both airline experience and recruitment experience – they’ve seen things from both sides of the table.

We decided that for our candidates we’ll create a series of useful videos – starting with a Pilot CV Tips video. We’re delighted to say that this first video has now launched and can be seen if you scroll to the bottom  of our home page or the candidates page.  Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues if you’d like to!

In conceiving our video content we looked at all of the common mistakes pilots are making when preparing CVs – we often get CVs that are poorly formatted (font too small, too many colours, too little white space to make it clear and easy to read); we often get CVs that have WAY too much information (list of kids / pets! and their names and ages, long paragraphs about why competitive cheese rolling is the best hobby ever, rambling passages about how the person has dreamed of being a pilot since they were in the womb and everything they’ve done so far in life to achieve that dream), etc.

At the same time, key information that we DO need is often missing – you’d be shocked how many pilots leave out their current aircraft type, or forget to include a phone number (with an international dialing code too), or forget to include information about their past employers.

Our video is a short summary of all the information a recruiter or airline needs in your CV – if we haven’t listed it then it’s not required!  Enjoy!



Nobox CEO Frank Collins and Head of Ops Jen Fleming headed to China this week to meet with prospective new clients.   With over 45 airlines to choose from in China and some really massive order books it is important to us here at Nobox to really carefully select who we want to work with.   We’ve looked at all aspects of the various airlines including roster patterns, salaries, location/base, and most importantly how they treat their expats!    We’ve learned that there’s a huge difference between state owned and privately owned airlines.  We’ve considered all these things together and come up with a shortlist of airlines that we’d like to represent.


While Frank and Jen are in China they had a chance to visit the Yuyuan Gardens in Shanghai.  You can see some of the photos taken in the image above.   There is a wonderful meeting of the historic cultural and the modern in Shanghai.  Yuyuan Gardens offers great insights into the former.   The team were surprised at how Shanghai has changed – it seems like there is now a Starbucks or KFC on every second block.  But with many positives too – fantastic transport links, amazing food choices, friendly local people, superbly clean city and zero sign of smog (when we were there at least!)

In terms of signing new clients Frank and Jen hope to return to Dublin soon with agreements for a range of operators on both Airbus and Boeing .  Watch this space for updates as we launch new opportunities in the coming weeks!