Cruise Ship Job Applications - Target Them Correctly
It is absolutely key to prepare thoroughly in order to get your cruise ship job application noticed. By preparing well, you can speed up the application process and find yourself landing your dream job sooner than you thought.
Firstly, when you are applying, you should do some in depth research. It is amazing how many people do not research the cruise line companies before making their applications, and this puts them at a real disadvantage. But of course this will also put you at a considerable advantage if you take the time to research the company first.
Things you are looking for include information about the company's ships, the type of markets they cater for, and news about the company that can usually be found using a quick search on the internet. This will provide you with ammunition when it comes to your interview, and can help you to prepare answers to questions in advance. It will show to them that you are serious about the job and will almost certainly improve your chances of getting your chosen position.
The next thing sounds is to make sure that you have a valid passport. This sounds really obvious, but it becomes a problem very often when it comes to making a cruise ship job application. You'd be amazed how many people do not have one, and this will mean yours gets rejected automatically. It is absolutely essential that you have a passport valid for at least a year as most contracts last up to nine months.
Preparing for the interview is a really easy way to improve your chances of being hired. Too many people think that the interview will be relaxed and won't be taken too seriously, but if you approach it this way then you will probably be taken by surprise. If you do not prepare for an interview, you will not come across as a professional, which, after all, is what the companies are looking for.
When it comes to applying, there is one way that you can really help it to get to the front of the queue. Being prepared is essential when it comes to the application process, and by making a simple table you can really help to improve your chances of getting a great cruise job.
All you have to do is create a spreadsheet, or even just write a table on a sheet of paper, with room for all the companies that you are planning to contact. Then create a few headings, such as 'Application, 'Recommendations', and 'Phone Call'.
Go down the list and apply to the companies, then put notes in the columns when you have contacted them, when you have sent in your recommendation letters (which should be a few days after you first applied), and when you have followed up with a phone call. This is a great way to keep track of your applications and will help you to be a lot more in control.
It will help you to follow up on your job applications successfully, and keep track of where you are in your application process. This will ensure that you don't apply for the same job more than once and that you don't contact them too frequently.
However, before you reach this point, ensure that you have targeted each of your applications specifically towards the cruise ship job that you are applying for. Ensure you familiarize yourself with the positions you are applying for, and then make small changes to your resume to make it relevant for each position.
Following all these guidelines when applying for a cruise ship job will really help you to stand out above the rest and will play a big role in increasing your chances of getting hired soon.
Neil Maxwell-Keys has hired thousands of crew for the
biggest cruise lines in the world. He has written a popular
*free* step-by-step guide which shows you how to get cruise jobs, quickly and easily. Get your copy from = http://www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com