As a trained yacht crew professional, you will find yourself in front of a lot yacht owners or recruiters who search for the right candidate. Sometimes it may occur through placement or recommendations. However, presenting yourself is a skill worth acquiring for every step in your life. Either it is your first or your 20th time, the interview process is definitely can be a very stressful but also challenging process since you are asked to prove your skills, your potential on board, your ability to excel and the reasons that make you are the right one for the job.
However, it helps to keep in mind that an interview remains a conversation between two people who each have something that the other wants. Therefore, the key for the candidate is to come across as competent, confident and friendly.
Here are a few tips to upgrade your profile and increase the chances to get the job when it comes to an interview concerning a job onboard!
- Show up on time.
- Have your paperwork all sorted out.
- If you have already worked in the past, include a references section inside your resume sharing contact info of a person who will speak positively for you. If your previous job was a bad experience avoid asking for a reference.
- Spend time on the interview focused on both speaking and listening.
- When you speak don’t be distracted with checking at your phone or other devices.
- Remember to thank the captain or the crew agent for his or her time.