Does a new pilot who has just obtained ATPL license has job opportunities?

When I search at pilot job offered on Internet, they mostly required more than 3,500+ flying hours. What I knew about those who obtained ATPL license have flying hours aroun 1500 hours. It mostly includes aviation academy training used turboprop engine plane and they are very light weight. The jobs ads require those pilot who have flown aircraft more than 40,000 lbs.

Will a new pilot get an opportunity to get such a job? How does new pilot get their job under these kind of conditions?

  • $\begingroup$ Related question. $\endgroup$ – fooot Mar 14 '15 at 1:33
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    $\begingroup$ Please post and/or tag with where you want to be a pilot. There is already a very similar question for Australia. $\endgroup$ – fooot Mar 14 '15 at 1:37
  • $\begingroup$ You mean the location where I want to work? I'm sorry if I asked these kind of question $\endgroup$ – Muhammad Aiman Mar 14 '15 at 1:40
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    $\begingroup$ Holy cow, what job could possibly require forty THOUSAND hours? $\endgroup$ – Steve V. Mar 14 '15 at 13:32
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    $\begingroup$ @SteveV. I think he meant weight, as the previous sentence mentioned very light weight aircraft. $\endgroup$ – Farhan Mar 14 '15 at 14:57

Malaysia I suspect would be very similar to where i started working a few years back in Africa. In countries (continent) like that you really need to be there if you are a low timer. Hanging around the airports and meet people who could help you with finding your first opportunity forget about sending CV's from miles away hoping for an opportunity, key here is to be pro active and make yourself known locally....


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