Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

One of the many ways to get started in yachting is to find daywork through "dock walking", which is literally walking the docks and going from yacht to yacht with your CV in hand to get hired. It might sound crazy that in today's world, people can still find jobs by essentially going door to door...but … Continue reading Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

Ask the Crew Agent: Salt Placement

Finding a job on a yacht can come from any source: dockwalking, yacht job apps (Crew Compass), friends, or crew agents. We chatted with Michelle Niles from Salt Placement, an experienced yacht crew agent, about top tips when it comes to getting hired. Read on for some helpful insights! Crew Compass: What makes Salt Placement … Continue reading Ask the Crew Agent: Salt Placement

Top 3 Ways to Get Captains to Notice You (In a Good Way)

When you're looking for a yacht job, you want the captain to notice you...as long as it's for the good things! As you're accumulating experience and references, you want to be making a good impression. Here are the top 3 ways to get captains to notice you: 1. Being Well-Presented Look the part! Appearances matter … Continue reading Top 3 Ways to Get Captains to Notice You (In a Good Way)

Top 4 Mistakes on Yacht CVs

Having an accurate and aesthetically pleasing CV is the first step to getting a job on a yacht. But are you making any of these top 4 mistakes? 1. Bad or Unprofessional Photo Your CV photo can make or break a captain’s first impression of you. It should be at the top of your CV … Continue reading Top 4 Mistakes on Yacht CVs

5 Common Mistakes Yacht Crew Make During the Job Search

When searching for a job, it's the little things that matter. If you miss something small, it can ruin your chances of getting the job. Here are 5 common mistakes you might be making during your job search: 1. Not following up with hiring managers After an interview or phone call, always follow up with … Continue reading 5 Common Mistakes Yacht Crew Make During the Job Search

Top 3 Things Captains Look for in Yacht Crew

Looking for a job on a yacht? When creating a yacht CV, consider what captains and hiring managers look for when reviewing yacht crew CVs. Probably the MOST important are having a great photo (90% of what gets you noticed!) and an easy to read CV format. However, beyond the initial look of the CV, there … Continue reading Top 3 Things Captains Look for in Yacht Crew

What skills are useful to find a job on luxury yachts?

Depending on the yacht position you're after, it's always helpful to have certain skills that will give you the edge over other crew members vying for the same job. Even if you have the skillset and experience, it’s about being smart about how and where to look for yacht jobs. Also, if you’re seeking a … Continue reading What skills are useful to find a job on luxury yachts?

Best CV Photos to Get You Noticed

We can't stress the importance of having a strong CV. One of the first things a captain or hiring manager will notice is your photo. The photo will establish the first impression on your Crew Compass JOBS profile, CV, or Facebook comment, and many captains eliminate the majority of candidates from your profile photo alone. … Continue reading Best CV Photos to Get You Noticed

How To Identify Qualified Yacht Crew

As a yacht captain you receive so many CVs, and sorting through each one manually can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, our Crew Compass HIRE app helps to streamline the hiring process while keeping your information private and secure. You can use the Crew Compass HIRE app to post jobs for free and manage … Continue reading How To Identify Qualified Yacht Crew

Why Yacht References Matter

You may have the perfect CV, lots of yachting experience, and certificates for days. However, a couple bad references from old captains or an industry veteran will hurt your chances of finding your next yacht job. Even more "casual" reference checks by asking mutual friends/crew members who have worked with you before could mean the difference … Continue reading Why Yacht References Matter