Are you what we are looking for ?
So you want to live in the middle of the ocean, see the world’s most glamorous ports, and get paid for it? You need to be outgoing, friendly, willing to work their fingers to the bone and live in constant proximity to other people (you’ll share a tiny cabin). Getting a job in the cruise industry is a bit tricky for South Africans, as the cruise liners are all based overseas, and one needs to avoid the scams that do the rounds with fake jobs, trying to take advantage of those who are desperate for work – do not use an agency which charges fees for its services – this is a sure sign of a scam.
What is required will vary immensely by the job; but to give you an idea, here’s some of the information which you’ll typically be asked for:
· Are you 21 or more years old?
· Do you have any tattoos or piercings which are publicly visible?
· Do you have a criminal record?
· Are you medical fit ?
· no Chronic Medication allowed
Can couples apply?
Each applicant is considered on his/her individual merits. Generally this is not suited for couples unless both applicants have very similar qualifications and can therefore be grouped in the same department.
In general, when applying for cruise related jobs, this can cover the full monty of careers. Start off by deciding which job you want to do (which usually comes down to what you’re most qualified for). We ideally look for candidates that have a qualification/training in their specific field and then 2 years recent.
Six seconds! Yikes!
The reality is that recruiters have a TON of resumes to sort through so they need to weed them out quickly. That’s why each one gets six seconds.
This means that a resume writer needs to capture their attention and stand out (in a good way) in six seconds. If this happens, perhaps the review can be extended to 10 or 15 seconds, which allows the candidate enough time to tell their story a bit and hopefully make the “maybe” pile instead of being consigned to the trash bin.
So, if you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career at sea – Apply Today!