I agree. For one thing, the resumé goes first to HR
where it will be seen by people who know nothing about aviation. If that is seen by one fearful flyer it could be the kiss of death.
The resumé and interview evolution are pretty straightforward. They need YOU or someone just like you. You have one simple (but not necessarily easy) job and that is NOT to get in the way of the process.
Anything scary, anything controversial, anything not dead-center mainstream might be better left in your bag of tricks to be pulled out if it becomes appropriate
at some point.
I'd be proud of a well-executed emergency. Well, I've had them and I AM
proud of them but they are not the first thing to lay on the table.
There is one more thing. People, even well-educated, highly-intelligent people are still pretty primitive. Most keep their superstitions to themselves but I've known a number of people who, deep down, beleived that there were only two kinds of pilots: Those who are capable of having a crash and those who are incapable of having a crash. If you admit to having bent the tin, no matter the cause, no matter your role, you move yourself into the second category. They'd never come out and say this, but it will influence their decision.
At most airlines HR
gets at least as much
voice in pilot hiring as flight ops. They are the first filter.
Don't get in the way of the process.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.