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A message from Neil...


INSIDE THIS SPECIAL REPORT:

Welcome to the Secrets to Getting Jobs on Cruise Ships.

cruise business is Tips, Tricks & Tactics That Will The everyday industry. not your averGet You Hired! if you age And hadnt realized this yet - you soon will!

Welcome to the Cruise Jobs Insider report.

You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship.

What you need to

do to get hiredfast! The dark side of

he cruise industry is unlike any other. Think about it. When did If you asked any of these people to you last see an advert for help, most would look at you as Cruise Ship Jobs in the Situa- though youd just arrived from antions Vacant section of your local paper? other planet! Neil Maxwell-Keys at Sea Trade Europe Probably never. You wont see adverts for Jobs at Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly I first And the books You see, when paper.started out I strugyoull find entire library land my dream gled for anat your year to will almost certainly be written cruise ship. job of working on a by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come Iacross a lot of time, energy and money I spent contained out-of-date, inaccurate afford on couldntinformation.all of the above and
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If you asked your friends, family and even professional Careers Advisors to help you get a job on a cruise ship... most would have no clue where to start or how to guide you.

How to get cruise

employers to read and respond to your job applications

Jobs you can do,

even if you have little or no experience!

How to craft win-

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Many of the books youll find at libraries and book stores are written by more researchers and not crewmembers. And theres a big difference which is cru- The websites youll find across on the internet up often promise you a cial for your success. Yet I ended will deeply frustrated, angry, lot pocket and came very close to out ofbut after theyve taken your money, will deliver very on giving up on my dream little.many occaOne type is based on theory while the sions. And most people Ive helped over other is based on reality. Which type do the years have had similar experiences. you suppose might help you the most? Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience secret to So, whats the big and not be- getting Websites advertising Cruise Ship Em- cause Im out to bash anyone; you hired? ployment are generally pretty good at see when I first started out I strugmaking lots of extravagant promises and gled for an entire year to land my big guarantees but are usually more dream job working on a cruise ship How DO you get a job on a cruise ship? interested in taking your money, than helping you get hired. Well, despite the title of this report, I spent pleased to energy and youll be a lot of time,know that there are Perhaps you know this already? even money I couldnt affordjob in the no real secrets to getting a yet I ended up deeply cruise industry. frustrated, angry, But Im only telling you all of this from upset and came very close to throwpersonal experience and not because ing in the towel on many occasions. Im out to bash anyone In fact, its pretty straightforward... Most people Ive spoken to over the
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tips, tactics and jobgetting info you wont read anywhere else!

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Jobs on Cruise Ships.

All you need is access to the right information and then you need to know how to use that information correctly and effectively...

standcruisefrom the huge crowdaverThe out business is not your of desperate cruise industry. And ifin order to age everyday job seekers, you give you the competitive you soon you hadnt realized this yet - advantage need. And make no mistake, the cruise will! jobs market is brutally competitive!

Find someone whos been there, done it and got the tee shirt then ask them to help you

"Last week I had an interview with Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean! They both wanted to hire me!!! This within one month of applying!!! It is real, WorkOnCruiseShips.com is a great help! I made the choice to start working for Royal Caribbean!! and I am so so so extremely excited to start working, wiehoe! Yeah!" Margot Nillesen Holland

You see, you cant just pop down to Importantly, youll also or walk into a your local Job Center need somebody who street actually worked onand high has employment agency cruise ships and has a provenor ask a Careers Advisor track record of helping other Consultant jobs onyou Recruitment people get to help cruise ships to guide cruise ship. hurdles and get a job on a you over the If it was this easy then you wouldnt be around the pitfalls along the way. reading this report, right? Youd already be working your way around the world! If you asked any of these people to And not to would look at you as help, most toot my own horn, Ive been pretty successful at doing that over the No. Randomly contacting cruise line though youd just arrived from anlast 12+ years. companies and asking for a job will not other planet! get you hired. Whats more, this approach could actually hinder your Before we dive into this report, I want You wont see adverts for dealing chances of success, for reasons which you to know that youre Jobs at with Sea in thewho walks Vacant section somebody Situations the talk. Ill explain later on in this report. of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost certainly my books, authors and To put this into perspective, if I gave Through be written bycourses, websites not companies Ive helped tens of you an inside tip for making a ton of and crewmembers. Whats more, thoumost the printed books Ive by major money on the currency market, it would sands ofof people get hired come across contained out-of-date, the be useless to you if you had never cruise line companies around inac- world curate widely considered as THE cruise traded before. If you just jumped right and Im information. in, chances are you would lose your ship jobs expert. shirt. The websites youll find across on the internet willeven promise you a But perhaps often more importantly, lot but after theyveon cruise ships. You would first have to learn how to Ive actually worked taken your trade properly by reading books written money, will deliver very little. by real currency traders. Or, you would have to find someone who knows what Believe it or not, that is a surprisingly Perhaps youve it comes to people and they are doing and who is prepared to rare quality when already realized this? But I only tell you be the experts show you the ropes. websites who claim to all this from personal experience to not beat showing you how andget jobs in the cause Im out to cruise industry! bash anyone; you And its the latter part I want you to keep see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my in mind for a moment. dream earth can on cruise ship How onjob workingyou ahelp somebody get a job on a cruise ship if youve never Someone who knows what they are even worked on one yourself? doing and who is prepared to show you I spent a lot of time, energy and the ropes. even money I couldnt afford yet I Beats me! ended up deeply frustrated, angry, On top of this, youll need someone who upset and came very close to throwing digress... can show you how to make yourself But Iin the towel on many occasions. Most people Ive spoken to over the
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You see, its no good just being given a big list of addresses, emails and websites of cruise line companies and then going off and asking them all for a job.

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Jobs on Cruise Ships.

Heres my brief biography... Crewmember On April 16th 1997 I arrived at the gangway of the Fascination, a cruise ship owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines (the biggest cruise line company in the world). I boarded that ship in the beautiful island of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

My company placed is notcrewmembers The cruise business new your averon some of the recognized if you ships age everyday industry. And cruise in the world, including: - you soon hadnt realized this yet will! Cunard, Carnival, RCCL, Celebrity, Holland America, cant just pop Regent and You see, you Costa, NCL, down to several others. Center or walk into a your local Job high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or We worked closely with ourhelp youand Recruitment Consultant to clients on occasion a cruise ship. hiring events get a job on we held large and would fly them across the world to help us interview and find the right people you their vacancies. If for asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anAfter hiring people we helped to arrange other planet! visas and medicals. We booked flights and hotels and we helped with all of the arrangements necessary Jobs at You wont see adverts for to ensure a new starters progression from land to Sea in the Situations Vacant section ship went as smoothly And the books of your weekly paper. as possible. youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and Those were exciting times,more, not crewmembers. Whats but most of all I simplyprinted booksthrill come most of the loved the Ive of telling somebody You got the job! inac- hearacross contained out-of-date, and ing their reaction. curate information.

Working on a luxury cruise ship pays YOU to see the world... in style!

I was 20 years old and ready and excited to begin a 9-month contract working as a Sales Assistant in the on board duty free shops.

"If it was not for this site and the support of everyone on it, I would not have made my dream come true!!! I tell everyone I can about WorkOnCruiseShips.com, if you want that life at sea, that's the site that will get you there!!"

I spent those first 9 months cruising all around the Eastern side of the Caribbean. From San Juan, St Thomas, St Maarten, Dominica, Martinique, Barbados and back up to San Juan.

I enjoyed those 9 months so much so, that I ended up spending another 3 years working at sea (this was not part of my original plan!)

Deborah Beckwith Australia

It was a total blast! find across on The websites youll the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your Not a week went veryin that company money, will deliver by little. without us receiving a postcard or email from some far-flung destination from yet another successful applicant, thanking Perhaps youve already realized us profusely for tell you them their dream this? But I only getting all this from job. personal experience and not beI also met a lot of amazing people and cause Im out to bash anyone; you made many close friends that Im still in see when I first started out I strugtouch with today. Author -an entire year to land my gled for Get a Cruise Ship Job dream job working on a cruise ship While recruiting, I also started compiling everything I knew about how to get jobs Recruitment Expert on cruise ships into a step-by-step After finally leaving ship life, I used all of guidebook. I knew that if I created a I spent a lot of the energy I could help my personal contacts in the industry to how-to book on time,subject, and even moneypeople to afford yetthan I set up a cruise ship recruitment agency. a lot more I couldnt get hired I ended up deeply agency alone. I built successful company which placed could through my frustrated, angry, hundreds of crew on over 100 luxury upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions. cruise liners. Throughout those 3 years I travelled extensively, visiting many countries of South America, most of the islands of the Caribbean and the Bahamas, around the US, Canada and many other exciting destinations. Most people Ive spoken to over the

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Jobs on Cruise Ships.

When I launched Get a Cruise Ship Job, things went ballistic! It became an international best-seller, selling thousands of copies in over 50 countries in the first 12 months alone. Best of all, the success stories poured in by the bucket load!

People all over the world raved about it and were using its easy-to-follow plan to get hired quickly. It became known as the bible for cruise ship employment by job seekers and cruise companies alike.
www.GetaCruiseShipJob.com

www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com This site launched as an expansion to my book, because I wanted a way in which I could become a lot more personally involved with helping people get hired.

When you look back over your life in 20 or 30 years time, your experience of working on cruise ships will undoubtedly be one of those happy and defining periods that you cherish and hold alongside many other major life achievements and events of significance.

You see, I knew there were a lot of people out there who desperately needed more personal help, support and answers to their most pressing questions, that a book alone could not answer.

The cruise business is not your average everyday industry. And if you comes No other site on the internet hadnt realized this yet - of soon close to the vast array youcutting-edge will! tools, resources, inside information and expert support, as well as the latest cruise ship vacancies youll find at You see, you cant just pop down to www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com into a your local Job Center or walk high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Since its inception this site has churned Recruitment Consultant to help you out a job on a cruise ship. get thousands more success stories from people who followed our advice to get jobs on cruise ships. If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as Not a member yet? As a reader of though youd just arrived from anthis report you can take advantage of a other planet! special 14 day trial and get instant full access to all the tools, resources and support by going here: for Jobs at You wont see adverts Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books http://www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com/14 youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, www.CruiseShipDiploma.com most of the printed books Ive come across contained team of professional I headed up the out-of-date, inaccurate from the trainersinformation. cruise industry who created Cruise Ship Diploma. This course is an 18 module e-learning proThe which trains candidates to become gram websites youll find across on the internet will often promisethen a effective crewmembers and you helps lot to after theyve taken your them but get hired the moment theyve money, will deliver finished the course. very little. Perhaps youve already realized By completing this course and gaining a this? But I only tell you the cruise indusdeep understanding of all this from personal experience and not betry and the role of a crewmember, applicause Im themselves a huge competicants give out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I strugtive advantage when applying for jobs. gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship At the end of the course students also receive a real diploma certificate that has been recognized by several leading I spent a lot of time, energy and cruise line companies. This certificate even money I couldnt CV/resume I greatly enhances any afford yet when ended up deeply position on board. applying to anyfrustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions. Having a certificate like this ensures that Most people Ive spoken to over the

To achieve this level of support, we built an interactive website with an active discussion forum and staffed it with a 'dream team' of experienced crew members and hiring experts so that members would have the ability to ask any question they wanted - and get answers 24/7.

Brian Edwards Former Crewmember

This also gave members the ability to interact freely with other job seekers and share information, advice and support to help each other reach their goal more quickly.

On top of this, we also knew that people wanted a way in which they could apply to all of the very latest cruise ship vacancies in a single place at the click of a mouse, without having to trawl the internet for hours on end.

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Jobs on Cruise Ships.

This is an industry where age, sex, nationality or race is NOT an obstacle.

your applications stand out from the Over the last 12+ years Ive received The cruise business not your avercompetition and it looks great at inter- thousands of letters,isemails and postage everyday industry. And if the views! cards from people all around you world hadnt realized this thank me for helping who have written to yet - you soon will! them to get the job of their dreams. After completing the course students can build a powerful CV/resume using You sharing cant of pop throughout our specially designed system and then Ill besee, you a fewjustthosedown to your local to encourageor walk into a submit it directly to the hiring staff of this report Job Center and inspire you! leading cruise companies at the click of high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or a button. On a personal note, when Im not helpRecruitment Consultant to help you ing people getcruise on cruise ships Im get a job on a jobs ship. spending time with my family. I have a You can enhance your chances of sucbeautiful wife and two amazing little cess by taking the Cruise Ship Diploma boys. Im also a of these people to and If you asked any sports nut; I play e-learn course right now by visiting => watch most would look and enjoy cycling, help, soccer and golf at you as weight training, rowing and swimming. though youd just arrived from anAnd ofplanet! I love to travel! other course, http://www.CruiseShipDiploma.com OK, so whats in this report and how Nowadays because of my contribution to You wont see adverts for Jobs at is it going to help you get hired? the industry, Im often invited to speak at Sea in the Situations Vacant section major cruise industry events all around of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost the world, including Sea-Trade. Put simply, my aimby authorson some certainly be written is to pass and of the shortcuts that Whats more, not crewmembers. I learned during my own desperate struggle to Ive comeposisecure a Im regularly interviewed on radio and most of the printed books tion on a cruise ship. TV. Type my name into Google and it across contained out-of-date, inacbrings up tens of thousands of pages curate information. related to cruise ship employment. I will also share with you some inside tips, tactics and techniques that I have The websites youll find across on gained from will oftenyears experience of the internet my 12+ promise you a hiring but after theyve taken your you to lot and helping people just like achieve will deliver very little. money, their dream of getting paid to travel the world, by working on luxury cruise ships. Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from Naturally, experience and frombe- report personal what you learn not this won't replace to bash anyone; you help, cause Im out the in-depth expert advice andI support youll gain from joinsee when first started out I struging www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com/14 gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Neither will it replace the vast range of contacts, resources, tools and insider information thattime, energy and access I spent a lot of you get instant to the money I couldnt afford yet I even moment you become a member. ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwHowever, this report will start you off on ing in the towel on many occasions. the right track and provide you with an

"Thank you so much I couldn't have done this without your website. It only took me two weeks of job searching and all the materials and information you put together on workoncruiseships.com are invaluable! Thanks again!"

The reason Im telling you all of this is not to brag, be a jerk or to try and impress you. Well probably never meet so thats certainly not my motive.

Tony Cimino USA

My only reason for telling you all of this is to prove to you that, in the face of all the scams, lies and misinformation being peddled on the internet, I am a true, genuine, recognized expert in this industry and I have the full credentials and the proven track record to help you land your dream job.

No matter who you are or where you come from - Ive helped thousands of others just like you.

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Jobs on Cruise Ships.

easy to follow plan that will give you the winning edge you need to impress any cruise line employer

INSIDE THIS SPECIAL REPORT: The cruise business is not your average everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized this yet - you soon will! What you need to do to get hired fast! You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a inThe dark side of the cruise dustry that nobody else talks high street employment agency and ask a about! Advisor or Careers Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. The top cruise lines that you absolutely must apply to. If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anHow to get cruise employers to other planet! read and respond to your job applications. You wont see adverts for Jobs at Sea in the to craft winning cruise ship How Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books applications that get you the interyoull find at your library will almost view certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come you Jobs you can do, even if across containedor no experience! have little out-of-date, inaccurate information. Plus a TON of stuff you wont read The websites youll find across on anywhere else! the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

...and beat your competition hands down!

Getting a cruise ship job is simple but its not always easy.

I hope you enjoy this report and I hope to see you as a member of http://www.W orkOnCruiseShips.com and welcome you as a new student to http://www.CruiseShipDiploma.com very soon.

Best wishes,

"I love your website!!!! It is a great resource, fun to read and is jam-packed full with everything you need to know to get a job with the cruise lines. The membership is worth every penny and I would not have gotten this far without it. Thank you!!!!!"

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Why Work On a Cruise Ship?Getting Welcome to the Secrets to


Jobs on Cruise Ships.

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If you want travel, adventure and romance... and stories to make your friends at home jealous... then a job on a cruise ship is for you!

kay, lets start at the very beginning why do you want to work on a cruise ship?

The cruise business is not prospects by Builds your career your avergiving you skills And if you age everyday industry. and the work exhadntperience this yet - you soon realized that will grace your rewill! sume / CV for the rest of your working life.

Lets face it; there are some fabulous benefits that come with working on You see, you cant just pop down to And arguably the biggest benefit of all cruise ships. your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and Careers Advisor or ask a It gives you the opportunity to enAfter all, its a job that Recruitment Consultant to help you joy one of the most amazing, get a job on a cruise ship. experiences satisfying new life Pays you to visit some of the most exotic destinations on the planet including the Caribbean, Bahamas, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Africa, Canada, the Far East, the Pacific, the Mediterranean and even the Arctic and Antarctica! youll ever have! If you asked any of these people to It gives you fond memories that help, most would look at you as youll look back from years to though youd just arrivedon in ancome other planet! and stories that youll want to tell people over and over again. You wont see adverts for Jobs at The bottomSituations Vacant section a Sea in the line is that working on cruise ship allows you to travel the of your weekly paper. And the books world, find at yourwell, and enjoy a wild youll get paid library will almost adventure... written by authors and certainly be not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come Instead contained out-of-date, inacacross of sitting back at your desk in the corporate world or stuck in a boring curate information. dead end job, hanging on for your next vacation. The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

"I really appreciate this website and highly recommend it to anyone looking for fast employment on a cruise ship. The crewmember interviews, vacancies, inside information and even the photo gallery are invaluable resources that will definitely help me get employed on a cruise ship soon."

Enables you to earn a great income (tax-free in many cases!)

Puts new people of all different nationalities into your life and helps you make some amazing friends from all over the world!

Allows you to work in a luxurious 5* environment.

Vanessa Martins London, UK

Perhaps youve already realized Gives you the unique opportunity this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not beto start an exciting career at sea! cause Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I strugAllows you to escape the rat gled for an entire year to land my race of home and get away from dream job working on a cruise ship the rut you might have found your- self in (this was my biggest reason). I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I Ensures that you travel the world ended up deeply frustrated, angry, safely and securely with no risk upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions. (compare that to backpacking!)
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Negatives of Working on Cruise Ships Welcome to the Secrets to Getting


Jobs on Cruise Ships.

Working on a cruise ship is NOT an extended vacation!

"Out of all the internet sites I have searched through, WorkOnCruiseShips.com is hands down the most informative and most inspirational. "I love the site and have read all the articles numerous times!! I also find myself logging on to your site everyday (even just for a minute) because it makes me so excited and keeps my dream alive! So thank you so much!"

Natalie Jacobs AUSTRALIA

board you can go to your averThe cruise business is not get away from everyone! age everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized this yet - you soon will! Always feeling that you're "on duty" anytime you're in a public area of the ship. You'll have to wear your name badge at all You see, you cant just pop down to times, which 'flags' walk into a your local Job Center oryou as a crew...but not so great at telling you about all high street employment agency and member to the passengers who of the downsides of working at sea? ask a wont be shy aboutor Careers Advisor asking you for assistance if they need it - you Recruitment Consultant to helpeven if you're not on duty. Heck, you get a job on a cruise ship. Have you noticed that too?! Well, let even get recognized on the beach me clear this up right now. Working on sometimes! a cruise ship is not a long vacation and If you asked any of these people to it would be morally wrong of me not to Not establishing a you as mention some of those negatives in this help, most would look at firm base at home. you make from career though youdIfjust arrived this aanreport. and go other planet! away for long periods at a time you may not have a firm Here are some of the most common base to come back to as family 'negatives' of working onboard a cruise and see adverts on. You wontfriends move for Jobs at ship: Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your these paper. And the books If any of weeklystatements seem like too youll find at your library will almost Being away from family and much for you, then you do need to think certainly be written doing a job and friends for long periods at a time; very carefully beforeby authors like this. not crewmembers. Whats more, typically 6-9 months. Homesickmost of the printed books Ive come ness can be a big problem, parThe truth is, it can out-of-date, inac- to across contained take time to adjust ticularly for new crewmembers. this type of lifestyle and you may find it curate information. hard going and stressful at times. And Working long hours and varied occasionally you'll wish you were back at shift patterns. Sometimes working home in your nice warm, cosy environon cruise ships can be damn hard The websites youll find across on ment! the internet will often promise you a work and theres no escaping it! There will be days when it can be lot but after theyve taken your money, will hand, very it's important to stressful and a real toil and On the otherdeliver whilelittle. frankly, youll wonder why youre fully understand the implications of living doing it. onboard a cruise ship. Many crewmemPerhaps youve already realized bers tend to find the positives of life onthis? FAR outweigh the negatives. board But I only tell you all this from In Relationships onboard. You will personal experience and not beform friendships and relationships fact just having the opportunity to visit cause Im out amazing places you with your colleagues onboard, but some of those to bash anyone; blows see when I first away. at some point you will have to say these negatives started out I struggoodbye to them people, knowing gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship full well that youll probably never There aren't too many jobs that pay you see them again, despite your best to travel the world, meet lots of different intentions and promises to keep in people from many nationalities and do touch. things thatlot of time, energy anddo in I spent a you'd probably never 'normal' everyday existence, butyet Istill even money I couldnt afford its Not having much privacy or time important to think frustrated, angry, ended up deeply carefully about the to yourself. You live, work and downside of life onboard, before making upset and came very close to throwsocialize with the same people a big life-changing decision like this and ing in the towel on many occasions. 24/7 and being on a ship, heading off into the sunset. theres not too many places on Most people Ive spoken to over the years have had similar experiences Grab Your 14-Day Full Access Pass Now www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com/14
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ave you ever noticed how most cruise ship employment books and websites are experts at telling you in great detail about the travel, fun, adventure and all the great times youll have

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Your Motive for Working onthe Secrets to Getting Welcome to Cruise Ships
Jobs on Cruise Ships.

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Whats your main motive? To see the world? Or start an exciting new career?

ow that youve weighed up the pros and cons of working on a cruise ship, it's important to be clear about your motives for doing it.

Jobs cruise business is not your aver- will The in any of these departments ensure you get time to enjoy yourself age everyday industry. And if you and make the this yetof you soon hadnt realized most - your time onboard. will! On the other hand, just pop down to as You see, you cant while jobs such cabin local Job Center or walk into a your stewards, cleaners, deck hands, engineers and even catering can involve high street employment agency and working long hours and less time off the ask a Careers Advisor or ship they can mean better career opRecruitment Consultant to help you portunities, more money and extremely get a job on a cruise ship. valuable training and work experience. If you asked any of these people to Many most would look in these types of help, crewmembers at you as positions go on toarrived from an- jobs though youd just land well-paying in exclusive hotels and restaurants just other planet! because of the experience and training they gained during their time working on cruisewont see adverts for Jobs at You ships. Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books For these at your library will almost cayoull find people their motive is the reer opportunities and the money. certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come So think carefully out-of-date, inacacross contained about YOUR 'motive' for wanting to work on a cruise ship. Docurate information. ing so will ensure your happiness and success during your time onboard. The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

You see, if you're in this to have fun, see the world and enjoy the life experience... then there are certain positions on board that will be more attractive to you than others.

From a personal point of view, my main motive for working on cruise ships was to get away from the rut I had found myself in at home (dead end job, no money, no prospects).

"You only live life once and when I'm old and grey there is nothing I would hate more than to look back and say 'I wish I'd tried that!'. If it doesn't work out then I will have a gained a whole range of new skills that I can put on my resume and go get a new job on land" Ross Fairbotham, UK Corporate Trainer Carnival Cruise Lines

I also saw it as the perfect vehicle to see the world and have a lot of fun, meeting new people at the same time!

I didn't want to be working all hours Godsent, with no time for enjoying myself, making new friends or visiting the idyllic islands my ship docked at.

And if you have similar motives, then you should consider applying for jobs in the following departments:

Cruise Staff Shore Excursions Entertainment Admin Youth Staff Photography Gift Shop Photo & Video Staff Casino Fitness & Beauty

Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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ere is a checklist I created to find out whether or not you're really cut out for this type of lifestyle. It mainly covers 'worst case' scenarios to see how you would cope in each situation.

Are you mentally prepared to live and work on a cruise ship?

Of course, you may never experience any of these situations, but it's much better to know in advance what you might come up against, so that you're mentally prepared for the life that awaits you.

Working on a cruise ship gives you great opportunities to travel and see the world but never forget. That the requirements of an employee aboard are demanding and discipline is vital Clive Smith Limassol, Cyprus

Could you work seven days a week, if necessary? - Of course you'll get time off to visit the many locations your ship will dock at, but there may be occasions where you'll be required to work seven days a week. If you break into a cold sweat at the very thought, then perhaps this isn't the job for you?

Would it bother you if your cabin mate were of a different sexual preference to you? Cruise lines tend to have a high population of gay staff (men and women) onboard. So, you may well find yourself sharing a cabin with someone of a different sexual preference to you. If the idea of this sends a shudder down your spine, then you need to either get over it quickly, or forget about working on a cruise ship all together.

How would you react to being told to start work, at a moments notice? - There can be many occasions when a ship has to change its itinerary, usually for reasons that are out of the Captains control such as hurricanes, disasters onboard or conflicts in particular countries.

The cruise business is away from your Could you be not your averfamily industry. And you age everyday and friends iffor six to Getting hadnteight months? -- you soon away realized this yet will! from everyone and everything can sound very appealing! But be warned, even the toughest can find it hard to adjust at first You see, you cant just pop down to and most people get or walk into a your local Job Centerhomesick. This is perfectly normal, agency will high street employment but you and get ask a through this initial barrier. Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. Could you live, work and socialize with your work colleagues If you24/7? - any of is easier said than asked This these people to done. I'm sure you can help, most would look at you as imagine that after a few months of though youd just arrived from an- living, working other planet! and socializing with the same people day-in, day-out, you can start to pick up on each others see adverts for Jobs at You wontirritating habits and annoying personality traits! A good sense Sea in the Situations Vacant section of humor is often a the books of your weekly paper. Andcrewmembers biggest weapon will successfully youll find at your library for almost surviving life by authors and certainly be writtenat sea. not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inac-strict Can you deal with fairly rules and regulations? - Probacurate information. bly 80% of the rules and regulations onboard a cruise ship are in place for safety reasons. on The websites youll find across Remember you're stranded on a floating the internet will often promise you a vessel, sometimes your lot but after theyve takenhundreds of miles away from any money, will deliver very little. land, so safety is the absolute number one priority for a cruise ship. Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not be- finding Could you cope with causeyourout to bash anyone;bed with Im cabin mate in you someone? - With hundreds of see when I first started out I strugmale and female crewmembers gled for an entire year to land my living and working onboard, dream job working on a cruise ship it's inevitable that people will meet partners and develop intimate relationships. We're only human, after all! time, statement I spent a lot of If thisenergy and shocks you, then perhaps youre not even money I couldnt afford yet I right for deeply frustrated, angry, ended upthis lifestyle? upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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Can you keep your cool and continue to provide good customer service with often very demanding passengers? Never forget that the only reason you're onboard in the first place is to service the demands of the passengers who are paying your wages! And they will naturally expect a very high standard of service from the crew, at all times.

might be 'challenging' at the best The cruise business is not your averof times. And you would be age everyday industry. And if you right! hadntBut still, you need you soon realized this yet - to be someone will! who can adapt to these small living quarters and manage without most everyday luxuries you're probably used to. You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and Now a Careers Advisor or this checkask that you've read through list, you should realize that life onboard Recruitment Consultant to help you can sometimescruisetime to adjust to. get a job on a take ship. IfIfyou still think you these peopleitto you asked any of have what takes after reading this and feel that you could help, most would look at you as cope with pretty arrived from an- these though youd just much any of situations onboard, then you can defiother planet! nitely expect to have a rewarding and life-changing experience during your time at sea.see adverts for Jobs at You wont Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information.

Rules and regulations are there for the safety and welfare of the passengers and crew. If you break them, expect to be reprimanded

Could you cope with cramped living conditions for 6-10 months? - You can probably imagine that living in a 12ft x 12ft 'box' with one other person, which also includes your bathroom facilities and two peoples entire worldly goods (clothing, toiletries, etc) to last them 6-10 months -

Crew members tend to ignore the passengers; however, the interesting people you meet may surprise you. Also it provides you a way to stay in touch with the world outside the cruise ship Micha Berman Author Permanent Passenger: My Life On A Cruise Ship
PermanentPassenger.com

The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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"I joined workoncruiseships.com today and have to say that I like it very much. Your website is very easy to navigate and there is plenty of useful information. The job listings and cover letter and resume templates are certainly a huge advantage for members. I even found out answers to some of my questions just by reviewing the forum. "I am certain that I will be visiting this website several times a week while I'm pursuing a cruise job. Thank you again."

b. You can targetisyouryour averThe cruise business not application to the specific job/s youreyou age everyday industry. And if applying for. This is a simple process of matchIm going to give you quick hadnt realized this yet - you soon ing your skills, experience and knowland easy step-by-step plan will! edge to each position, to make you apthat will help get you hired in the shortpear perfectly suited to the job. Very est time. powerful and cant just pop down to You see, you well discuss this more later. local Job Center or walk into a your K, now lets jump into the juicy stuff and get started properly! high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Here is a list of some positions which Recruitment Consultant to help you you a job on a for. For your convenience get can apply cruise ship. I have broken down them into departments: If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as HOTEL youd just arrived from anthough STAFF Remember, if you plan and prepare other planet! properly then youll be ahead of 90% of Hotel Director the competition right away. You wont see adverts for Jobs at Assistant Hotel Director Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books Chief Purser The First Step youll find at your library will almost First Purser The first is an obvious and basic step. certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, You cant do anything until you decide Second Purser exactly which job/s it is that you would most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inaclike to do onboard. curate information. Crew Purser There is nothing complicated about these ideas, tips and strategies. In fact, its all mostly common sense. But it is important that you take your time to read this through properly and then consider how you can put these ideas into action. This step is vital. You cannot and should not apply to a cruise line company asking for 'any job' onboard. This is a major mistake that so many job seekers make, and doing so ensures that their application gets trashed immediately. Receptionist The websites youll find across on the internet Services Coordinator a Hotel will often promise you lot but after theyve taken your money, will Assistant little. Hotel deliver very

Victoria New Zealand

Shore Excursion Manager Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from Asst Shore Excursion Manager personal experience and not beYou've got to know exactly the types of cause Im out to bash anyone; you positions you want to do so that see when I first started out I strugHotel Controller gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Assistant Controller a. You can tell the cruise employer immediately which job/s youre apply- Night Auditor ing for. If they dont know instantly which position youre applying for then Desktop time, energy and your application will be trashed. Believe I spent a lot ofOperator even money I couldnt afford yet I me, a cruise line employer does not Yeoman have the time to look at resumes and ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwthen match them to the right position. the towel on many ing in Locker Attendant occasions. Youve got to do that for them! Most people Ive spoken to over the

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food and Beverage Manager Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
You cant do anything until you decide exactly which jobs it is that you would like to do onboard

The cruise business is not your averSecond Cook age everyday industry. And if you hadntThird Cook yet - you soon realized this will! Crew Chef You see, you cant just pop down to Crew Cook your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and Crew Assistant ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you Crew Utility get a job on a cruise ship. Chief Butcher asked any of these If youAssistant Butcher people to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anButcher other planet! Butcher Utility

Maitre-d Head Waiter Captains Waiter Restaurant Waiter Busboy Buffetman Restaurant Utility Officer Messman Staff Messman Sommelier Wine Steward/ess Bar Manager Assistant Bar Manager Head Bar Tender Bar Tender Assistant Bar Tender Bar Waiter Barboy Bar Accountant Executive Chef Sous Chef First Cook

"I had a phone interview with three people yesterday morning and this morning I received an email with a Desktop Publisher job offer!! I'm to fly to the Canary Islands and be on board the Celebrity Summit in two weeks from now!! I'm kind of in shock!! Thanks for all your help Neil."

You wont see adverts for Jobs at Pastry Chef Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost Assistant Pastry Chef certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, First Pastry most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inacSecond Pastry curate information. Third Pastry The websites youll find across on Pastry Utility the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your Chief Baker money, will deliver very little. Assistant Baker Perhaps youve already realized First Baker this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not beSecond Baker cause Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I strugThird Baker gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Baker Utility First Galley Utility

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I spent a lot of time, energy and Galley Utility even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset Chief Dishwasher and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions. Dishwasher

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ACCOUNTING:
"The job listings are really good. Now you've made it really easy for us to apply for hundreds of cruise ship jobs and access loads of great info from the one site. "I plan to work as a dancer on a cruise ship during my gap year and workoncruiseships.com has shown me what different cruise lines are looking for and how best to make my application successful.

Senior Auditor Junior Auditor Accountant Controller Computerized Accounting Staff Accountant

The cruise business is not your averLaundry Keeper age everyday industry. And if you hadntLaundry Utility - you soon realized this yet will! Linen Keeper You see, you cant just pop down to Pool Attendant your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or DECK STAFF Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. Captain If youStaff Captain these people to asked any of help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anFirst Officer other planet! Second Officer You wont see adverts for Jobs at Third Officer Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books Junior Third Officer youll find at your library will almost certainly be Engine Mechanic and Deck written by authors not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come Navigation Officer across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information. Safety Officer

HOUSEKEEPING: Chief Housekeeper Assistant Housekeeper Chief Stewardess Cabin Stewardess Cabin Utility Floor Supervisor Bellboy Utility Cleaner Laundry Master Assistant Laundry Master

Security Officer The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a Security Personnel lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little. Chief Radio Officer Radio Officer Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not beQuarter Master cause Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I strugCarpenter gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Bosun Ordinary Seaman I spent a lot of time,Entry Level Able Seamen energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, Able Seamen Limited upset and came very close to throwthe towel on many occasions. ing in Able Seamen Special Most people Ive spoken to over the

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Splicer Joiner Seamen Surveyor Utilityman Deck Hand Deck Cadet

The cruise business is not your averMachinist age everyday industry. And if you hadntFitter realized this yet - you soon will! Unlicensed Junior Engineer You see, youUtility just pop down to Engine cant your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and Engine Mechanic ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you Barge Engineer get a job on a cruise ship. Radio Officer If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from another planet!

ENGINE:
"I think workoncruiseships.com is very informative and helpful for all those who dream of working on a cruise ship like myself. The forum for asking any cruise job related questions is awesome. It is great to be able to hear from those who are already working on a cruise ship."

Chief Engineer First Engineer Second Engineer Third Engineer Junior Third Engineer Engine Cadet Masters Motorman Wiper Engine Repairman Upholsterer Engine Storekeeper Oiler Chief Electrician Electrician Boilerman Chief Air Conditioning Technician Chief Electronic Technician Electronic Technician Fireman Watertender

You wont see adverts for Jobs at Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information. COMPUTER: The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a Computer Administrator Bridge lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little. Hotel Computer Administrator Internet Administrator Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im TEAM: MEDICAL out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my Chief Doctor dream job working on a cruise ship Crew Doctor Chief Nurse I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, Nurse upset and came very close to throwing in Dentist on many occasions. the towel

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CRUISE STAFF Cruise Director Assistant Cruise Director Cruise Staff Gentleman Dance Host Fitness Instructor Aerobics Instructor Water Sports Scuba Diving Instructor
"The downloads, interview tips and resume templates are an excellent resource. WorkOnCruiseShips.com really does give you everything you need to pass any cruise ship interview!"

The cruise business is not your average everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized this yet - you soon will!

You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. Production Manager If youAssistant Productionpeople to asked any of these Manager help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anStage Manager other planet! Back Stage Manager You wont Jockey Disc see adverts for Jobs at Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books Sound Light Technician youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and Video Technician not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come Showband Musician Piano across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information. Cocktail Pianist Piano Bar Entertainer The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your Showband Musician Trumpet money, will deliver very little. Showband Musician Trombone Perhaps youve already realized Showband Musician Saxophone this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not beShowband Musician Drums cause Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out Bass Showband Musician I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Showband Musician Guitar Guitar Soloist I spent a lot of time, energy and Keyboard Soloist even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, Cabaret Actors upset and came very close to throwthe towel on ing in Comedians many occasions.

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ENTERTAINMENT: Guest Entertainer Lounge Performer Show Singer Show Dancer Production Vocalist Dance Performers

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BEAUTY SALON: is not your averThe cruise business age everyday industry. And if you hadntSalon Manager - you soon realized this yet will! Assistant Salon Manager You see, you cant just pop down to Beautician your local Job Center or walk into a high streetStylist Hair employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you Massage Therapist get a job on a cruise ship. Cosmetologist asked any of these people to If youNail Technicians help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anAerobic and Fitness Instructor other planet!

PHOTO TEAM: Photo Manager Assistant Photo Manager Photographer

I have found this workoncruiseships.com invaluable for me. As someone who has been a teacher for 18 years and is looking for a change I have found all of the helpful hints and advice very beneficial.

GIFT SHOP STAFF Gift Shop Manager Assistant Manager Jeweler Shop Assistant

You wont see adverts for Jobs at Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information.

"When I get a job on a cruise ship I know it will be because of the help I have received from this site." Sallyanne Barclay Australia

The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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know from speaking to many cruise companies and seeing thousands of applications over the years, that preparing a good cruise ship targeted cover letter and resume is where a lot of applicants are going drastically wrong. Knowing how to put together a cruise ship specific cover letter and resume and knowing how to make it stand out from the crowd is vital.
Creating a cruise ship specific cover letter and resume is crucial for your success

What's more, I'll prove to you in a moment that cruise lines are not willing to acknowledge a less than professionally put together application.

1. Use a Killer Opener to your aver- inThe cruise business is not generate terest. age everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized this yet - you soon will! Deliver a compelling OPENING SENTENCE to the cruise line employer. It's one of theyou cant justhe/she will to You see, first things pop down read, so make Job Center or and powerful! your local it memorable walk into a Ideally, it should be only agency and high street employment one line. ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you In onejob on a cruise ship.sentence only, get a sentence, and one you will create what is known in the marketing business as a STRONG HEADLINE. It's the mostof these peopleto comIf you asked any powerful way to mand most would look at you as of the help, the undivided attention reader: youd just arrived from anthough other planet! Immediately Available: Experienced manager with a passion for customer You wont see adverts for Jobs at service the Situations Vacant section Sea in and travel! of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost In the above example, we focused on certainly be written by authors and the crewmembers. Whats more, not strongest benefit this person can offer thethe printed books Ive an experimost of cruise line. He is come enced manager and has a passion for across contained out-of-date, inaccustomer service and travel. What cruise curate information. line would not be impressed with this guy! The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a Write but after theyve taken your situalot something similar for your tion. money, will deliver very little.

The Cover Letter Getting your cover letter right is just as important as getting your resume right.
I think you are doing a magnificent job with workoncruiseships.com. It covers pretty much everything you need to know and tells you exactly what you need to do and how to do it. I find it great reading through all the different articles about cruise life."

However

95% of the cover letters don't even get a second glance which means that their respective resumes are also ignored.

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A well-worded cover letter is the ULTIMATE sales letter and practically no one understands this fact. Most cover letters do nothing to land the job interview. As an alternative, you realized Perhaps youve already can say how much But I only tell you all this from you this? you desire this job, where found theexperience and not bepersonal advertisement or something The vast majority of cruise ship job else. Makeout to bash anyone; you cause Im it compelling. seekers simply "throw" together any old see when I first started out I strugcover letter, just so they have something gled for an entire year to land my to attach to their average resume. Idream job working on a cruise ship recommend centering the sentence on the page and using bold italics! So, to help you here is my own personal formula for creating a winning cruise (You won'tlot of time, energy and email I spent a be able to do this if you ship cover letter that lands you the job your Cover Letter). even money I couldnt afford yet I interview: ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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2. State your objective and/or benefits Bullets Points persuadeyour reader. The cruise business is not the averto the employer. age everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized this yet - you soon will! Here are some examples of how you Bullets Points force the reader's attention. can do this: You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a I am confident I can help your Bullets employment agency and high street Points provide helpful inforcruise line immediately in the fol- askmation. a Careers Advisor or lowing ways: Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. {LIST EXAMPLES}. 4. Request an interview.
"I would have been lost on my search for my dream cruise job without workoncruiseships.com. All the resume how to's were very well laid out and easy to follow. The Cruise line directory was very up to date and I had no problem reaching anyone with your supplied phone numbers and addresses.

I hope this summary of my re- If you asked any of these people to I would like the opportunity to sume will give you a clear under- help, most would look at you as meet with you to discuss how I standing of my capabilities and though youd just arrived from anmay be an asset to your cruise how I can apply my skills to ex- other planet! line. I can be reached from {5ceeding the needs and require8pm} {M-F} at {310-555-1212}. I ments of your guests. look see adverts for Jobs you! You wont forward to talking with at Sea in the Situations Vacant section I am available and interested in of your weekly paper. And the books I hope to hear from you soon to working specifically for your cruise youll find at your library will almost set up an appointment. Feel certainly be written by authors and free line. I believe my accomplishto give me a call at _______ bements in the ________ field show not crewmembers. Whats more, tween _______ and ________, or I would be a valuable asset in the most of the printed books Ive come leave a message at my across contained out-of-date, inac-home following areas: {LIST AREAS}. phone _________. Thank you. curate information. During my career with At your convenience, I would be ____________, I h a v e : The websites youll find across on very will often to speak with the internetinterested promise you a you {LIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS}. for an interview. lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little. 3. List your Skills, Employment HisAs you probably know, its important to tory, and Education from your Reget the name of the person in charge of Perhaps youve already realized sume hiring But I only tell you youthis from that this? staff whenever all can so you haveexperience and not bepersonal somebody to send your resume to. out to bash anyone; you If you have a specific set of skills or cause Im achievements, you may want to list them see when I first started out I strugby using bullet points or numbers. This gled for an entire year to land my However, as we all know, this isnt alis pleasing to the eye and easier to read. dream job working on a cruise ship ways possible. You are drawing attention to your talents On the following page is an EXCELin a positive way. Insert them between I spent a lot of time, energy and LENT example of what to do when you the first and second paragraphs for the even money I couldnt afford yet I just cannot find the contact name to ended up deeply frustrated, angry, best effect. address your letter to: close to throwupset and came very ing in the towel on many occasions.

"Only 2 weeks after sending out my first batch of resumes I was contacted by an agency for an interview , so now I am reading over your interview questions.

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The cruise business is not your average everyday industry. And if you Jamie Cruisejob-Seeker hadnt realized this yet 123 Acorn Dr. - you soon will! My town, USA 12345 Phone: 555-555-1212 jamiecjs@myemail.com You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship.

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If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anPlease Note: I wanted to address thisother planet! by name, but it was letter to you not provided on your website. I am extremely interested in this position. You wont see adverts for Jobs at Immediately Available: Experienced Retail Professional with a Passion Sea in the Situations Vacant section for Sales, Customer Serviceweekly paper. And the books of your and travel! youll find at your library will almost Dear Hiring Manager; certainly be written by authors and I have two solid years of experience as a Sales Assistant in Whats more, not crewmembers. a large and busy retail outlet. My goal is to work in your duty free gift shops because most of the printed books Ive come you're respected and well-known for advancement opportunities, great peoacross contained out-of-date, inacple and great ships! curate information. I have a proven track record of improving retail sales by providing exceptional customer service, effective up-selling and repositioning slow selling The websites youll find across on stock. Additionally, I have 5 years experience as a Customer Service Assisthe internet will often promise you a tant. lot but after theyve taken your It is a long held dream of mine to work on a cruise ship andvery little. aware money, will deliver I am fully of the demanding nature of life on board. I feel that my strong retail background, exceptional customer service skills, combined with my ability to work as an effective member of a close-knit team would make me an ideal Perhaps youve already realized candidate for a position working in your duty free gift shops. this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience, and skills I welcome the chance to bring my knowledge,experience and not be- to cause Im out to bash anyone; you the XYZ Cruise Lines team! see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Sincerely, Jamie Cruisejob-Seeker I spent a lot of time, energy and P.S. I would love the opportunity to discuss this position with you in detail, I even money I couldnt afford yet during a personal interview to demonstrate my up deeply frustrated, angry, ended knowledge and skills. I can be contacted at 555-555-1212 to make arrangements forvery close to throwupset and came this immediately. Thank you in advance! ing in the towel on many occasions.

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This technique works and the person who sent this particular cover letter, not only landed several job interviews with major cruise companies but he also landed a job too.

This is vitally important.not your averThe cruise business is I have lost count of the number of applications Ive reage everyday industry. And if you ceived realized this yetwhich soon somehadnt over the years - you said thing like: will!

There is no such position as any. Neil Maxwell-Keys

"Applying you cant just pop down to You see, for any position available" your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment take your appliAsk any cruise ship recruiter what the The cruise line will NOT agency and ask a seriously if you or most important thing is when they are cation Careers Advisor write something Recruitment you certainly help get looking at candidate applications, and like this - and Consultant towont you (or get a job on a cruise theyll probably tell you "the resume". deserve) a reply backship. The Resume If you asked any of simple and use a 2. Keep the layout these people to help, font such as Arial,you as or Taclear most would look at Times though do not use anything anhoma - youd just arrived from fancy like other Sans Comicplanet! MS. It needs to be easy to read. You wont see adverts for Jobs at Sea in theto a maximum of 2 pages in 3. Keep it Situations Vacant section of your length. weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, 4. Use powerful bullet points below most of title when books Ive your each jobthe printed describing comework across E.g. history. contained out-of-date, inaccurate information.

Your resume will decide whether or not you considered for an interview. It stands to reason therefore that that your resume must look good and sell you in the strongest possible light.

Your website has been extremely helpful in finding out information about how to work on a cruise ship. I have been very satisfied with my membership to workoncruiseships.com."

Again there are a ton of good books out there which show you how to write a winning resume, but to get you going here are our ten top tips for making your resume work for you:

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1. Target your resume. Make sure all of your skills and experience are targeted and worded to meet the require- Provided exceptional customer serThe websites youll find across on ments of one specific job. vice internet will often promise you a and the to ensure guest satisfaction increasedafter theyve taken your lot but sales. For example, if you apply to a cruise line money, will deliver very little. for a job as a Casino Cashier, then everything on your resume should be tai- Managed complaints efficiently and Perhaps to ensure customer satisfaclored to back this up. I.e. it will talk about effectively youve already realized this? your cash handling and customer ser- tion But I only tell you all this from vice skills and maybe any banking or personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you casino experience youve had. see when I Handledfirst started out I strugall aspects of administragled for an entire year to land my tion including banking and cash handling If at the same time you also apply to a dream job working on a cruise ship different cruise line for a position of Gift Shop Assistant, then you should adjust your resume by re-arranging and re- Created new promotions which inI spent bar of time, by $ XX wording it slightly to make it more tar- creased a lotrevenuesenergy and even money I couldnt afford yet I geted towards this position. I.e. it will talk about your customer service and selling ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came and restaurant areas skills and mention any retail stores that Ensured bar very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions. youve worked in. were immaculately presented at all times Most people Ive spoken to over the

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5. Check for typing or spelling errors and get someone else to check it too. Automatic spell checkers are not always accurate.

10. Play on your strengths, but dont The cruise business is not your averexaggerate. Your resume if should be age everyday industry. And you used torealized this yet soundsoon emhadnt make yourself - you highly ployable, but sounding too good to be will! true will turn off most cruise line recruiters.

Dont let yourself down by submitting an application riddled with errors. And dont expect a reply if you do!

"I am grateful for the frequent updates and all the information you have given me. Your site is the best cruise ship jobs site on the internet!"

6. Make the sentences short and suc- You see, you cant just pop down to cinct - you can expand on the details your local Job Center or walk into a As you canemployment agency and to during an interview. high street see, its vitally important spend Careers Advisor or your cover ask a some time on getting letter and resume right, buthelp you Recruitment Consultant to not every7. Avoid humor. You might think youre body has on atime, patience or the skills get a job the cruise ship. a comedian, but a cruise employer to knock out a powerful resume. probably wont! If you asked any of these people to However, to make this part really easy help, most would look at you as 8. Use real figures and statistics for you youd just arrived from of proven though we have put plenty anwhere possible (e.g. to describe sales cruise planet! other ship cover letter and CV / resume revenues) and be prepared to prove templates and winning examples inside the members download area of WorkOnthem. CruiseShips.com whichfor Jobs at copy You wont see adverts you can and use.the Situations Vacant section Sea in 9. If you have gaps between jobs then of your weekly paper. And the books make sure you give details of these, youll find at your library will almost All you need to doby authors and even if it was to go off travelling. certainly be written is log-in, download the crewmembers. Whats more, not relevant template and fill-in-theblanks. Its that simple and this will save most of the printed books Ive come Dont think a cruise line employer wont you a lot of time, hassle and headaches. across contained out-of-date, inacnotice gaps on your resume. He will and curate information. hell probably assume something bad Just grab your 14 day trial to get started: and he certainly wont bother to contact http://www.workoncruiseships.com/14 you for an explanation! The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

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Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

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Being a member to WorkOnCruiseShips.com will benefit anyone looking to get a job on a cruise ship. This is the only website I know which provides more than enough information in helping people in finding a job on a cruise ship. What you are doing is great. And I am very grateful for the service you are providing."

4. They have more not your averThe cruise business is jobs onboard, which means there are And if you age everyday industry. more opportunities than ever before for you soon hadnt realized this yet - you to achieve your goal - whether that's to simply visit will! as many countries as you can, or develop an exciting career in a unique inYou can waste a lot of time wandering dustry. You see, you cant just pop down to around the internet trying to figure out your local Job Center or walk into a who to apply to and where you need to high street employment agency and apply. Best Careers Advisor or ask aof all by getting employed with any of these big cruise line companies youll Recruitment Consultant to help you easily job able to enjoy all of the exciting get a be on a cruise ship. Now Im essentially lazy. Id rather head things we mentioned earlier, while exstraight for the places where Im most periencing a unique, fun lifestyle that likely to get hired without having to jump most people can only dream about! If you asked any of these people to through hoops. help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anSo, who are the big dogs of the other planet! And one of the best and quickest ways cruise industry and how do you go to get going is to start by applying to the about contacting them for a job? biggest cruise line companies in the You wont see adverts for Jobs at world. Sea in the Situations Vacant section Here are the 8 paper. And the books of your weekly biggest cruise line companiesfindthe your library will almost youll in at world, listed in alphabetical These are the guys who employ around order: certainly be written by authors and 85% of the staff working at sea but not crewmembers. Whats more, heres why else I think you should start most of the printed books Ive come by contacting them first: across contained out-of-date, inacCarnival Cruise Lines curate information. t seems that one of the biggest frustrations people have is not knowing how to start applying for jobs on cruise ships. 1. They have the biggest and most visually stunning ships in their fleet with more amazing facilities onboard than ever before (one of these cruise line companies recently launched a ship with its own Surf Park!) Celebrity Cruises The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your Costa Cruises money, will deliver very little. Holland America Line Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience andLine be Norwegian Cruise not cause Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my Princess Cruises dream job working on a cruise ship 2. They visit the most exotic destinations on the planet, which means that you'll get paid to visit more exciting places than you probably ever dreamed of (five of these companies even have their own private island!) P&O Cruises

Abdillah Ahamada Cape Town South Africa

3. They have the most staff onboard, which means you'll meet more exciting people from every corner of the globe than you ever thought possible (one of these ships is so large that it has more than 100 different nationalities working onboard!)

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL) ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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Now you know why you need to start with these companies, lets look at each cruise line in a little more detail and give you some contact details to get you started.

Celebrity Cruises is not your averThe cruise business age everyday industry. And if you Celebrity Cruises is owned by Royal hadnt realized this yet Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.- you soon will!

Carnival are the biggest cruise line I n the world with the most ships in their fleet. A great place to start!

"Workoncruiseships.com is the best site I have come across for cruise ship jobs and the first site I actually trust - everyone else gives you the runaround."

The casually elegant Celebrity Cruises You see, you cant just a leader in ofhas established itself as pop down to For each company, I strongly recomyour local Job Center a reasonable fering quality cruises at or walk into a mend that you apply online where you high cost. street employment agency and can but also send a physical copy of ask a Careers Advisor or your cover letter and resume through the Recruitment Consultant to help you mail. Doing this will get you the best get a "one of cruise ship. Voted job on athe top-ten cruise lines of results. the world" by Travel and Leisure and given a 5-star rating by Fielding Cruises, If you asked any of these people to Celebrity continues to be one of the Carnival Cruise Lines help,enjoyable cruise experiences in its most most would look at you as though youd just arrived from anThe "Fun Ships"- that is exactly what the category. other planet! Carnival ships are. More affordable cruises, lots of neon lights, not that Employment Contact Details much elegance and formal atmosphere. You wont see adverts for Jobs at Celebrity Cruises Sea Caribbean Way, Miami, section 1050 in the Situations Vacant of 33132-2096 FL,your weekly paper. And the books Carnival caters towards younger pasyoull USA find at your library will almost sengers, couples and familys with the certainly be written by authors and main objective to simply have fun not crewmembers. Whats more, Phone: +1 (305) 539-6000Ive come most of the printed books Job Email: celebrityjobs@celebrity.com across contained out-of-date, inacCarnival is the richest cruise line in the Website: http://www.celebrity.com world. The company also owns: Holland curate information. Employment Website: America Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, http://www.CelebrityCareersAtSea.com Seabourn Cruise Line, Cunard Line and The websites youll find across on Windstar Cruise. the internet will often promise you a These companies operate independently lot but after theyve taken your as separate brands and target a more money, will deliver very little. A-Z Directory of the upscale clientele.

Susan Blatenszky Canada

Employment Contact Details Carnival Cruise Lines 3655 NW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33178-2428 USA

Worlds Hiring Cruise Lines, Concessionaires & Agencies Perhaps youve already realized

this? memberstell youfull,this from All But I only have all unrestricted personal experience and not beaccess to our extensive A-Z Hiring cause Im out to bash anyone; you Directory first started out I strugwhich includes full contact see when I details ofentire yeartheland my hiring gled for an 100s of to worlds cruise lines, concessionaires and dream job working on a cruise ship hiring agencies. Includes:

Phone: +1 (305) 599-2600 (option 9) Website: http://www.carnival.com Employment Website: http://www.carnival.com/cms/fun/ fun_jobs/fun_jobs.aspx Entertainment Employment Website: http://www.carnivalentertainment.com

addresses, contact names, phone & fax numbers, direct email addresses I spent a lot of time, energy and and little-known website links to even money I couldntforms and much online application afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, more. Grab your 14 day pass:
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Costa Cruises

Holland America Line not your averThe cruise business is age everyday industry. And if you Born out of an olive-oil empire, Costa Carrying passengers since 1873, Holhadnt realized this yet - you soon Cruises began sailing as a freighter ship land America Line continues to expand will! in the early 1900s. It is now owned by its fleet of luxury liners. the Carnival Corporation. You see, you part just pop down to The company, cantof the Carnival Coryour local Job Center or walk into on poration, places a strong emphasis a high street cruising, as agency and trouble-free employment evidenced by ask "tipping not required" their a Careers Advisor orand Recruitment Consultant "cashless" ship policies. to help you get a job on a cruise ship.

"Workoncruiseships.com is an essential website for anyone looking to pursue a job on a cruise ship." Myles Devin Scotland

Their fleet of passenger ships, sails to ports worldwide, with an emphasis on destinations in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Italian elegance is the word on these ships, as the entire company strives to maintain an image of personal, old-world charm. The large ocean liners shepherd a diIf you asked any of these people to verse clientele to exotic destinations help, most globe. look at you as around the would The European atmosphere comes com- though youd just arrived from anplete with strolling musicians, fine wines, other planet! and great Italian food. There are even Employment Contact Details opportunities for passengers to take Holland America Line You wont see adverts cooking classes and attend historical 300 Elliott Avenue W for Jobs at Sea in the Situations Vacant section lectures. Costa Cruises hosts a mainly Seattle of your weekly paper. And the books European passenger list. WA 98119 youll USA find at your library will almost certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Phone: +1 (206) 281-3535Ive come across (206) 281-0351 Fax: +1 contained out-of-date, inaccurate information.

Employment Contact Details Costa Cruises 200 South Park Road Suite 200 Hollywood, FL 33021 USA

Website: www.hollandamerica.com Employment Website: across on The websites youll find http://www.hollandamerica.com/aboutthe internet will often promise you a best-cruise- theyve taken your lot but after lines/Main.action?tabName=Careers&co money, will deliver very little. ntentMenu=Shipboard+Employment Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

Job Hotline: +1 (954) 266-5645 Fax: +1 (954) 266-5880 Email: jobs@us.costa.it

Website: http://www.costacruise.com Employment Website: http://www.costacruise.com/B2C/USA/C orporate/human/Job+Opportunities/Job_ Opportunities.htm

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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Norwegian Cruise Line was founded in 1966 and helped pioneer the one-class cruising concept which treats all passengers equally.

Princess Cruises is not your averThe cruise business Princess Cruises dates back if you age everyday industry. And to 1965, when it realizedcruising - you soon to hadnt started this yet just one ship Mexico. will!

"I love this site, it helps me to stay on track in my search for cruise ship employment. I find myself going specifically to the latest job openings and the discussion forum. I've also read a lot of the articles. You're doing a great job!"

Princess has expanded over down to You see, you cant just pop the years to become Job of the largest lines ina your local one Center or walk into the industry and controls the agency and high street employment third largest marketCareers Advisor or ask a share of cruise dollars. Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. This growth was helped, in large part, by the company's exposure on the television series "The Love Boat." This '70s If you asked any of these people to show brought the cruisingyou as to the help, most would look at industry For those who prefer active engagement nation's youd just revivingfrom anthough attention, arrived a dwindling market. in sports, there is the Nike-sponsored other planet! "Beauty and Fitness" cruise, where passengers participate in competitive events and learn about fitness, nutrition, and Princess travelsadverts for Jobs at You wont see to destinations around sports medicine. the world and the line is noted section Sea in the Situations Vacant for its ample your weekly paper. And the books of staterooms, fine dining, and entertainment. at your library will almost youll find Feature cruises often have an array of certainly be written by authors and stars from both the sporting and enternot crewmembers. Whats more, tainment worlds. most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information. Employment Contact Details The atmosphere aboard a Norwegian cruise is informal elegance, with an emphasis on sports and other activities. As the official cruise line of the NBA and NFL, Norwegian Cruise Line is the only line authorized to televise live games and broadcast ESPN onboard. Norwegian Cruise Lines Ship Personnel Dept. 7665 Corporate Center Drive Miami, FL 33126 USA The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little. Employment Contact Details Perhaps youve already realized Princess Cruises you all this from this? But I only tell 24305 Town Center Drive not bepersonal experience and Santa Clarita to bash anyone; you cause Im out 91355 CA I first started out I strugsee when USA for an entire year to land my gled dream job working on a cruise ship Phone: +1 (310) 553-1770 Fax: +1 (310) 284-2857 Job E-mail: of time, energy and I spent a lot careeratsea@princesscruises.com I even money I couldnt afford yet Website: http://www.princess.com ended up deeply frustrated, angry, Employment Website: upset and came very close to throwhttp://employment.princess.com/employ ing in the towel on many occasions. ment/info/shipboard.html Most people Ive spoken to over the

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Phone: +1 (305) 436-4000 Fax: +1 (305) 436-4138 Job Email: shipboardresumes@ncl.com Website: http://www.ncl.com/ Employment Website: http://www2.ncl.com/about/careers/shipb oard-employment

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"This site has a huge amount of resources necessary for anyone wanting to break through the hidden areas of how to get a cruise ship job, no matter where you are in the world. If you dare to dream it could become a reality with the help of workoncruiseships.com"

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P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises your(RCCL) The cruise business is not Ltd averFounded in the 19th century, P &O age everyday industry. Line you Royal Caribbean CruiseAnd ifis the secCruises was originally a steamship com- hadnt realized this yet - you soon ond largest company in the industry. pany based in London, England. Today, will! it operates several luxury vessels and sails to ports worldwide. Founded in 1969, it rode the crest of You see, you cant the 1980s to to cruising popularity injust pop downbeP&O owns Princess Cruises and Prinyour locallargest single cruise line by come the Job Center or walk into a cess Tours. high street employment agency and passenger capacity. ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you get a are also the owners RCCL job on a cruise ship. of Celebrity Cruises, with which they form a joint company called "Royal Caribbean InterIf you asked any of these people national and Celebrity Cruises." to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from another Caribbean offers almost 50 differRoyal planet! ent itineraries, including stops at more than 100 different destinations on 4 conYou wont see adverts for Jobs at tinents. Sea in the Situations Vacant section of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at Contact Details Employmentyour library will almost Employment Contact Details certainly be written by authors and P&O Cruises Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd not crewmembers. Whats more, Richmond House 1050 Caribbean Way most of the printed books Ive come Terminus Terrace Miami, FL, 33132 USA across contained out-of-date, inacSouthampton curate information. SO14 3PN Phone: +1 (305) 539-6000 UK Fax: +1 (305) 539-3939 The websites youll find across on Job internet will often promise you a the E-mail: cruiseshipjobs@rccl.com Website: http://www.pocruises.com Website: after theyve taken your lot but http://www.royalcaribbean.com Job E-mail: Employment Website: little. money, will deliver very hotel.recruitment@pocruises.com https://jobs.rccl.com http://www.oceanopportunities.com Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

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Winners follow up. Period.

ollowing up on your cruise ship job applications is what separates the winners from the losers in this game.

The cruise business is not your average everyday industry. gets another A few days after this he And if you hadnt realized this yet - check that letter through the post to you soon he will! got your resume package. AYou see, you cant just pop down to to week later he gets a follow up email your local Job Center or walk into find out how your application is pro- a high street employment phone and gressing. Then he gets aagency call to ask a Careers Advisor or chase up your application Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. Can you see how youre hitting him from all directions? Youre bashing him round If head so much that he people theyou asked any of theseonly hasto help, most would look at and he ultiYOUR name in his head you as though youd just arrived of escaping mately only has two ways from another planet! from you - leave the company or give you an answer either way!

Follow up on your applications. You MUST follow up on your initial cruise ship job applications with a letter, telephone call, email - or preferably all three.

The people who are successful in getting jobs on cruise ships are almost always the people who followed up on their job applications consistently and persistently.

"Workoncruiseships.com is the perfect website for anyone wanting to work on a cruise ship - very informative and helpful and easy to use!!"

Tami Roger-Lund SOUTH AFRICA

You wont see adverts for Jobs at Sea in the Situations Vacant section But whats probably more important than of is that it shows to And the books thisyour weekly paper.him that youre youll find about library for his cruise SERIOUS at yourworking will almost Your Personal Brand certainly be written by authors and line. not crewmembers. Whats more, Think of follows-up as mini branding. Corporations spend millions of dollars on most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inacgetting their identity out into the market Youre not just another applicant; youve curate information. place. You see their name and logo on stood out way, way above the crowd. TV, in the newspapers and magazines, Youve impressed him immensely with on billboards and on buses. your hard work, determination and perThe websites youll find across on sistence and youre probably exactly the the internet will often promise you a type of person that any company would lot employ. like tobut after theyve taken your Often theyre not even trying to directly money, will deliver very little. sell you anything theyre only trying to get their name subliminally implanted into your brain, so that when youre Trust me - it works all the time. Perhaps youve already realized ready to make a purchase, you think of this? But I only tell you all this from THEM and nobody else. personal experience and not beIn your follow up letters and emails, you cause Im out to bash anyone; you must include the following information: Why not establish your own brand iden- see when I first started out I struggled for full name tity and get your name implanted onto a Youran entire year to land my cruise line employers brain by following dream job working on a cruise ship A reference to the date you sent up consistently? your original application

Its a way of practically forcing the cruise lines to sit up and take notice of you.

The position you applied for Consider this scenario; a cruise line em- I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet ployer gets a nicely presented resume Inquire about the "status of yourI apended up deeply frustrated, angry, package through the post from you. A plication". upset and came very close to throwfew days later he gets a nice email to ing in the towel on many occasions. check that he got your letter okay.
Most people Ive spoken to over the

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Heres a template you can use for your follow up letters and emails: your averThe cruise business is not age everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized this yet - you soon will!

[DATE] [YOUR address]


You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship.

Dear Human Resource Manager [or name]:

If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at of my I am writing to enquire about the status you as though youd just arrived from anapplication for the XXX position with XXX Cruise Lines. My resume was sent other planet! in response to to you our conversation at the XXX Career Fair on [insert date]. [or in response to the XXX Jobs at You wont see adverts for job advert I saw on your website] in the Situations Vacant section Sea of your weekly paper. And the books youll find at your library will almost certainly be written and feel I am very interested in this position by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, that my [insert experience/skill/qualification or most of the printed books Ive come other strong benefit to employer] would make me a across contained out-of-date, inacstrong candidate. curate information.

"If I was looking for a cruise ship job, this would definitely be the place to go to for ideas, and what to do next. If I run into any one who is interested in working on a cruise ship I will tell them to go to workoncruiseships.com and start getting their education right away." Maureen Rasmussen USA Owner: No Hassle West Coast Cruises

The into youll Cruise Having done further research websites XXX find across on the internet will often promise you a Lines, I am all the more excited about taken your the career lot but after theyve opportunity that your company offers very little. money, will deliver and Im positive that I will be a valuable asset to your team. Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from Please let me know if you personal experience and not inforneed any further because Im out to bash anyone; you mation. I look forward to see when I first startedyouI strughearing from out regarding an interview. gled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship Sincerely,

(name) P.S. You can reach me

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I anytime up deeply frustrated, angry, by calling XXXXXXX ended upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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here are a lot of things you can recently posed the following question to The cruise business is not your averdo to maximize your chances of the HR Director of a major cruise line age everyday industry. And if you getting positive replies back to company: hadnt realized this yet - you soon your job applications. will! "Why are cruise lines so terrible at getHere's my top tips to get you off to a fly- ting back to people on their job applicaing start: tions?" You see, you cant just pop down to Tip 1: Don't get filtered out before you get started! When it comes to applying for jobs on cruise ships, one of the most common mistakes cruise job seekers make is not following simple instructions or sending a poor quality application.
I used one of the letter templates on workoncruiseships.com for my covering letter and was contacted by a cruise line within 24 hours. I had the interview and got hired to work for an Australian cruise line company. This is the best site I have visited for employment opportunities in the Cruise Line Industry.

For example, here are some simple application instructions that were given in a recent cruise ship job advert: Does this sound harsh? If so, ask yourself if wont see advertsemploy someYou you would like to for Jobs at "Please mail a cover letter, resume/CV body who couldn't follow the most basic Sea in the Situations Vacant section and a 4 x 6 headshot photo to" of instructions or madeAnd the books of your weekly paper. mistakes on their applications. your library will almost youll find at Pretty straightforward, huh? certainly be written by authors and Cruise line companies are extremely not crewmembers. Whats more, Well, out of 322 job seekers who applied busy and receive a huge number of job most of the printed books Ive come for this cruise ship vacancy, only 61 ac- applications (thousands per week). To across contained out-of-date, inactually followed these instructions propcope with this demand, most HR staff curate information. erly. will have their own 'filtering system' like this in order keep the application pile Applications were received by e-mail down websites youll find across on The to a manageable amount. instead of mail without a cover letter the internet will often promise you a without a photo with the wrong size The cruise line theyve taken your goes lot but after job application filter photo with a full-length photo etc something like this: very little. money, will deliver

your local Job Center or walk into a Here's the word for word agency and high street employment answer he gavea Careers Advisor or ask to me: Recruitment Consultant to help you "Quality on job application get a jobof a a cruise ship. is one of the biggest factors behind our lack of response. In other words if an applicant cannot asked the effort to produce to If you make any of these people an error-free application, then weas not help, most would look at you are prepared to invest arrived from an-rethough youd just the time in any sponse to the applicant." other planet!

Lian jones UK

This means that less than 20% of the job No cover letter? trashed! applicants actually got it right (and as Perhaps photo? already realized No youve trashed! such passed the first test!) this? But job objective? all this from No I only tell you trashed! personal experience and trashed! Spelling mistakes? not beShockingly, this also means that 261 causeNo phone number? trashed! Im out to bash anyone; you hopeful cruise job seekers immediately see when I first started out I strugRULED THEMSELVES OUT of the run- You get the picture. It doesn't matter gled for an entire year to land my ning for this position all because of their how great your cruise ship job applicadream job working on a cruise ship failure to follow a few simple little intion is, if it meets one of the above crite structions! ria then it will be "filed away" with the trash! You see, every single job application I spent a lot of time, energy and received that did not meet the above I've seen this Ihappen first-hand.yetpile of even money couldnt afford A I criteria was TRASHED without a second over 200 resumes were whittled down to ended up deeply frustrated, angry, glance. 30 in less than 10very close Just 5 - 10 upset and came minutes. to throwseconds were spent on each resume to ing in the towel on many occasions. To emphasize this point even more, I
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determine whether it went in the trash can or the 'second glance' pile. Don't give a cruise line employer any excuse for trashing your application. Simply do what they ask you to do and follow their application instructions tothe-letter - even if it's something seemingly irrelevant to you. If you do this then you will always be in the 20% of job applicants who at least have a shot at landing a job that pays them to travel the world! Tip 2: Apply for Suitable Jobs
I am so excited words cannot explain how I feel. Just to let you know that my hard work finally paid off. I will be starting 16 March 2009 a real dream come true. Thank you for your guidance as to working on cruise liners. I am over the moon and I know that I will definitely make success of this career. Beverley Cerfonteyn

have cruise business is not your averThe a special, insiders forum specifically everyday industry. And to you the age designed for members if share direct contact details of - you soon hadnt realized this yet hiring managers with fellow members. Join now for inwill! stant access to it for 14 days: http://www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com/14 You see, you cant just pop down to your local Job Center or walk into a high street employment agency and Tip 4: Careers Advisor or Results! ask a Snail Mail Gets Fast Recruitment Consultant to help you get a job on a cruise ship. When it comes to applying for jobs on cruise ships, almost everybody takes the easy option ofany of these people to If you asked firing-off a load of emails to prospective cruise line employers in help, most would look at you as the hope that one actuallyfrom anthough youd just arrived makes it through and gets looked at. other planet!

Only apply for those jobs which you believe would be a good match based on your current skills, experience and personality.

And because soadvertspeople find You wont see many for Jobs at emailingthe Situations Vacant section Sea in a heck of a lot easier than In other words, don't apply to be a chef if physically mailing something - it means of your weekly paper. And the books you don't know an aubergine from an that cruise at your library will almost youll find lines are continuously bomapple! barded bybe written by authors and of certainly thousands upon thousands completely untargeted, unqualified applinot crewmembers. Whats more, Surprisingly, people do this all the time. cations from printed books Ive come most of the hopeful job seekers. across contained out-of-date, inacTip 3: Get the Right Contacts! curate information. So, as well as e-mailing your resume To stand the best chance of your appli- also prepare a nice, clear and concise The websites youll find that is tarcation getting read, you need to get your physical resume packageacross on geted to the will oftenthat youre interthe internet position promise you a resume in the hands of the person who ested but after theyve taken your the lot in. Then send it via post to does the hiring. person who recruitsverythe cruise line money, will deliver for little. company that youd like to work for. Perhaps youve already realized Trust me, Iaonly tell you all this from this? But nicely presented resume package sent throughand not be- ALpersonal experience the mail will WAYS Im out to attention than a resume cause get more bash anyone; you sent when I first started out I strugsee by email - and it will vastly increase You dont want your application lumped your chances of landing alandon a in with the general (= junk) mail and then gled for an entire year to job my cruise ship. working on a cruise ship dream job filtered-out (= trashed) by some over zealous receptionist. This way you also have a contact name with which you can follow up, whether thats by email, phone If you want to take this a step further and get better results, then send your packI spent a lot of time, energy and or letter - and youll pretty much know age by "certified" or "recorded" mail. even money I couldnt afford yet I that your applications will always get to This way the recipient of the angry, ended up deeply frustrated, letter must that person. sign for it. And they almost ALWAYS do upset and came very close to throwbecause theyre on many occasions. it ing in the towel curious to know what At www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com we is! Most people Ive spoken to over the You do this by finding out the name and email address of the person responsible and applying to them and them only.

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By doing this youll almost virtually guarantee that your application will be opened and read before anybody elses. Whats more, because of the effort youve put into it, the person reading it will feel obliged to get back to you.

bits that youbusiness is not your averThe cruise DO have (your skills, your experiences, your personality traits) that age everyday industry. And if you you have gained from all you jobs you hadnt realized this yet - the soon have done in the past and all the life exwill! periences that you have so far You see, you cant just pop down to Then localthem to their best advantage your use Job Center or walk into a in your cover letter and resume by tarhigh street employment agency and geting Careers Advisor position you are ask a them to the exact or applying for. Consultant to help you Recruitment get a job on a cruise ship. On a personal note, I had less than 7 monthsasked anyretail experience to If you part-time of these people when Ihelp, mostfor the onboard gift as got hired would look at you shops and thatyoudfrom arrived from anthough was just working in a hardware store, not a gift shop. My job prior to that other planet! was paperboy! You wont see adverts for Jobs at ISea never so much as folded section had in the Situations Vacant a teeshirt or sold a key-chain in my life beof your weekly paper. And the books fore, but I didyour library will almost youll find at spend quite some time preparing bestrong resume that really certainly a written by authors and built crewmembers. Whats experience I not up what little skills and more, did have the printed to me getting an inmost of - this lead books Ive come terview which ultimately resulted in me across contained out-of-date, inacgetting hired. curate information. Here is a list of youll you can apply for if The websites jobs find across on no experience isoften promise you a the internet will an issue for you. I have put in brackets the skills you will lot but after theyve taken your need to demonstrate on your resume to money, will deliver very little. get hired for one of these positions:

Tip 5: Don't let a lack of experience, skills or qualifications stop you from getting a job that pays you to travel the world!

I am working on board Ocean Village Two as a shoppie. I have been on board for a month now. I wish to thank you for all the assistance and information from your website, and have recommended your site to a number of people .

Many people it seems mistakenly believe that a career in the cruise line industry is impossible if they have no actual "on the job" experience.

There are thousands of people working on cruise ships who had no prior work experience, no specific skills or no qualifications to speak of. And there tons of jobs YOU can do by simply utilizing some of the skills, experiences and personality traits that you already possess (and yes, you do have them!)

Margie Harris USA

You see, the problem is not lack of experience or skills but rather lack of "know-how". The most common mistakes people with little experience, skills or qualifications make when applying for jobs on cruise ships are:

Perhaps youve already realized 1. Applying for the wrong types of jobs this? But I only tell you (cash handling & Casino Cashier all this from onboard - or rather applying for jobs that personal experience and not becustomer service experience.) require extensive or specialized skills cause Im out to bash anyone; you and experience, such as technical offisee when I first started out I strugcers or culinary specialists. gled for an entire year to land my Cruise Staff (people skills) dream job working on a cruise ship 2. Not knowing how to 'sell' themselves Social Host (people and public correctly to the cruise lines. Or rather; speaking skills) not presenting yourself in the best possi- I spent a lot of time, energy and ble light on your resume. even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, Internet Manager (internet exupset perience) very close to throwand came The trick here is to take all of the good ing in the towel on many occasions.

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There is no substitute for persistence! Those who have cultivated the habit of persistence seem to enjoy insurance against failure. No matter how many times they are defeated, they finally arrive up near the top of the ladder.

Tip 6: Be Persistent! is not your averThe cruise business age everyday industry. And if you hadnt realized Photographer (training provided, The people whothis yet - you soon get hired are usually the will! but a genuine desire to learn pho- people who did not give up at the first tography must be demonstrated!) sign of rejection and instead just kept on applying. you cant just pop down to Shore Excursion Staff You see, (communication and organizayour local Job Center or walk into a tional skills) high street employment agency and Here's Careers Advisor or ask a one such great example of perReceptionist (admin and organ- sistence that I'd like to share with you. Recruitment Consultant to help you izational skills) It's an job on Iareceived from a girl who get a email cruise ship. turned out to be one of the most deterBar Wait Staff (training provided) mined people I've come across so far. Cocktail Server (training proIf you asked any of these people to vided) help,many, would look at youtrying, apAfter most many months of as though youd just arrived from anVideographer (training provided) plying and even flying (she once flew to other planet! Belgium for an interview!) and despite Tour Guide (people skills) the lack of response from cruise companies - she finally got her break and got Guest Speaker (ability to speak You wont see adverts for Jobs at on a particular subject of interest hired as a Purser for Carnival Cruise Sea in the Situations Vacant section for one hour for THE absolute Lines. of your weekly paper. And the books best step-by-step guide on this youll find at your library will almost subject visit: certainly be written by authors Here's her original email to me: and www.SpeakersCruiseFree.com). not crewmembers. Whats more, most of the printed books Ive come across contained out-of-date, inaccurate information. Gift Shop Associate (limited retail and customer service exp.)

Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich

The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a lot but after theyve taken your money, will deliver very little.

Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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Summary I hope youve enjoyed this Cruise Jobs Insider report. Ive certainly enjoyed writing it.

If you have business is not please do The cruise any questions your averpost them on the discussion if you of age everyday industry. And forum http://www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com hadnt realized this yet - you soon and let us know how youre progressing will! or if you need any extra help.

You see, you cant just pop down to That's it forJob Center or walk into a your local now. Go get hired! While working on cruise ships can be challenging at times it can also be one high street employment agency and ask a Careers Advisor or of the most amazing, enjoyable and Sincerely, Recruitment Consultant to help you unique life-enhancing experiences you get a job on a cruise ship. can ever have.
I'll be starting work as an Assistant Server in the dining rooms on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. It sounds great from what I've been told and i can't wait to get going. The ship's itinerary involves 3 and 4 day cruises from Florida to the Bahamas, including a couple of days at Disney's private island Castaway Cay. I haven't been able to stop smiling since i heard all about it!! Thank you so much for all your help

And in my personal opinion and the in the opinion of the hundreds of people Ive spoken to its a goal definitely worth pursuing with passion, enthusiasm, determination and persistence.

If you asked any of these people to help, most would look at you as though youd just arrived from another planet!

P.S. I originally intended this to be a 20 page report, butadverts for Jobs at You wont see I got deeply involved and extremely passionate about it. Sea in Vacant You now have in your possession a ton Besides,the Situations wouldn'tsection I I figured you mind of your weekly paper. And the booksif of information that will help you to get went afind at your library will almost little bit overboard on my delivyoull hired, if you follow the steps Ive laid out. ery. So, its now up to you to act on this infor- certainly be written by authors and not crewmembers. Whats more, mation. most of the printed books Ive come P.PS. If contained out-of-date, inac- enacross after reading this report you joyed it information. of the tips and inforcurate or used any Please dont be like 99% of people who mation I have shared to get hired by a will read this report and then do nothing cruise line, then I would love to hear with it. from you. The websites youll find across on the internet will often promise you a Simply email me at I strongly suggest that you print it off and lot but after theyve taken your money, neil@workoncruiseships.com will deliver very little. then read it again. Perhaps youve already realized this? But I only tell you all this from personal experience and not because Im out to bash anyone; you see when I first started out I struggled for an entire year to land my dream job working on a cruise ship

Steve Turner UK

I spent a lot of time, energy and even money I couldnt afford yet I ended up deeply frustrated, angry, upset and came very close to throwing in the towel on many occasions.

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