You only have a few seconds to impress the Captain with your CV- make sure you include these crucial elements to help your yacht CV stand out from the crowd.
Include Your Experience
Sounds obvious right? You won’t believe how many people keep their experience hidden away until the end of their CV. This is the most relevant part of your CV and is what Captains will scan to read first so make sure to have all of your experience listed on the first page. If you a new to the industry, try to accumulate as much day work and temporary work as possible. These jobs are usually pretty hard graft, and that’s ok. Think of every job as giving you the experience you need in order to land the position of your dreams.
Make Sure To Have A Good Photo
Having a good photo is essential on your CV and will help get you noticed. Make sure the photo is clear and just of you in a professional, yet casual setting. Try to keep to a recent photo that is an honest representation of yourself, Captains don’t take kindly to crew members arriving for an interview that look nothing like they presented themselves to be.
Have Your Qualifications & Certificates
Make sure you have all the certificates you need and that they are up to date. At the bare minimum, you’ll need your STCW’10 and ENG1 medical certificate. Be sure to make copies and keep the originals with you. Some other certificates may apply depending on the position you’re going for.
Include Your References
Captains like to see that crew applying for yacht crew positions have relatable, professional references. Even if you are new to the industry and do not have much yachting based experience, Captions like to hear from your references in other hospitality based industries to get a sense of how you performed. Be sure to include the name of your referee, their contact details as well as your position of employment.
Have a look of your CV- what impression do you think the Caption will get from glancing over it?
If you are looking for additional help to get your CV yachting perfect. Be sure to check out our detailed guide on How to Prepare Your Superyacht CV
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