I won’t describe here how to start your command duty at sea, for instance, how to become a captain or a seamaster!
Seemingly this is a simple question, but how you answer it, will depend how comfortably you feel onboard the ship. We’ve analyzed different recommendations and comments from various seamen regarding this question and compiled a list of things, which will be useful to you at sea. Moreover, we will give you some advice regarding preparation to your voyage. Of course, all the lists are highly indifidual and many things depend upon the position you occupy oboard the ship.
Today, having a resume is «a must» to get a good job. The international name for a resume is CV (Curriculum Vitae, which stands for a description of your life).
There are various types of vessels in the modern world: they differ by class, size and designation purposes, as well as number of personnel. But, despite all this, any ship crew has one and the same structure and it is devided into two parts – deck-based and machinery.
Do not rush to send your CV. The rules of business correspondence presume that your CV is just an attachment to your cover letter. To a large extent the results of your mailing will depend upon how you write your cover letter. The crewing agency or a shipping company will definitely pay attention to what you write in your cover letter.
The first thing you should understand, is that the interview is more useful for the applicant, as this is a brilliant opportunity to show your skills to the employer or a crewing agency.