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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are You Making 2010 the Year to Get a Job on a Cruise Ship?

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Your friends and family members may well be discussing your presents state of mind if you have announced that you intend quitting your regular job and heading out to see to follow your dream cruise ship job. But since this is what your heart's desire is, why not make 2010 the year to do it?
Although it is a risk, it has huge benefits and rewards, your chance to travel and see the world being one of the greatest.
Can you deal with strict rules and regulations for months at a time?
Would you be able to handle cramped living quarters for extended periods of time?

Once you have a good understanding of what a cruise ship job is all about, you will need to decide on what type of job would match your skills and experience. You may not actually be changing your career path, but rather choosing a job that complements your experiences and skills.

Careers at sea are unique in many aspects. A couple of home truths about your dream cruise ship job are that not only do you work a seven day week, but you may end up sharing a cabin with another crew member.

Having taken these factors into consideration and if finding a job on a cruise ship is still at the top of the list for 2010, then here's what you need to know:

Some of you may have already started sending off your resumes, but are sitting back and taking a wait and see approach. That won't work.

Some of you may not have sent any resumes out yet, but have filled out a number of online applications. Has that worked for you? Probably not.

And then there are others that have waited for January 1, 2010 to roll around in order to make the resolution that they will start to pursue their dream job.

Well, it's already March, so there's no time like the present. You require a plan and a strategy that you intend to implement.

First of all, reassess your cover letter and resume. Are you making any of our Top Resume Mistakes?

You will need to start following up on your applications once you have started sending them out, and that is not just the online applications, either. This is what separates those that get hired from those that don't because many people only apply once and then give up when they haven't heard back.

It is often a long process applying for a cruise ship job and if you wait even one more day you may miss your perfect opportunity!

Ex-crewmember, hiring specialist and best-selling author Neil Maxwell-Keys has written an extensive *free* report which shows how you can get a job on a cruise ship, quickly and easily. Claim your copy now =>
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