Fall hiring season is here! Stand out from the crowd
Boat show season marks the start of a flood of new jobs through the luxury yachts crew agency (over 300 active jobs as of November 13th)....and more crew looking to fill those jobs (over 3,000 per day check in looking for work).
With so many crew looking for jobs how do you stand out from the crowd?
Each crew coordinator is trained to look for key attributes from each applicant:
- Experience. Your last three jobs are really important to graph your career path. Including accurate information about those jobs is important...and make sure that your referees know that we may be calling to verify the data that you gave us.
- Certification. Is your license suitable for the job that you are aiming for? Whilst we love crew with lofty ambition....don't aim too high.
- Personality. What makes you a great crew mate? We love crew who let their personality show when they interview with us. It helps us match you up with the right type of employer. You don't have to do cartwheels in the interview but if you like to work with a crew that are musical, fitness freaks or play chess....your crew coordinator needs to know this information.
Most crew agency hiring decisions are made based upon personality....the employers presume that we are only sending candidates with the right experiences and certifications....so let your personality shine!
Engineering License Changes
The MCA has restructured the engineering certifications. The MEOL course has been done away with, and the AEC course made mandatory and more thorough. Luxury Yacht Group explains all these changes, what engineers progressing through the ranks can do now, and how Y ticket holders can convert their licenses over to the structure.
14 Mar 2018
A Day in the Life Series – Chief Stewardess
For a yacht to run smoothly, it requires many working parts, and the interior department is a large component of this. The chief stewardess oversees this department and makes sure all the stewardesses onboard know what their tasks and responsibilities are. The interior department is largely in charge of the guest services whilst they are onboard, and responsible for interior maintenance of the yacht when they are not.
18 Dec 2017
A Day in the Life Of Series - Entry Stewardess
Joining the yachting industry is an exciting and daunting undertaking. In this two part interview we speak with Melanie about why she decided to join the superyacht industry, what her hopes and goals are, and what she has learnt so far as an entry level stewardess.
29 Nov 2017