New to the yachting industry or need a CV refresh? Here’s a quick guide to building a great Yacht CV that will get you noticed!
Most yachting CVs include the following components:
- Your CV photo is what gets you noticed 100% of the time (for better or worse!) Wear a polo, hair pulled back for girls and tidy for guys, and don’t forget to SMILE!
- Make sure the photo is clear with proper lighting and bonus points for photos at a marina or on a boat
2. Personal Information
- Birth date
- Languages Spoken
- Passports/ Visas
- Email Address
- Telephone Number (include country code)
3. Objectives/About Me
- State the positions you’re looking for – stewardess, deckhand, etc.
- Include reasons why you would be a good team member
- Special skills?
- What’s your unique selling point?
- List yacht certificates and qualifying establishment (USCG/PYA/MCA/RYA/PADI etc.
- Any other relevant qualifications for the position (ie, masseuse, dive instructor, etc)
5. Yacht Experience
- List from most recent at the top, and include yacht name, dates of employement, duties onboard, charter or private, and reason for leaving
6. Land- Based Experience (optional)
- List land-based work experience if it highlights any relevant skills that apply to the yacht position
- Include the captain’s name, yacht name, email and phone number
- If you’re new to the industry, include reference contact details from daywork
- List it either under corresponding work experience or at the bottom
Make sure your CV format is clear and simple to follow.
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