Tips on How to Make Your Superyacht CV Stand Out
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Superyacht captains and yacht management will agree that finding reliable and strong yacht crew is one of their most challenging and time consuming responsibility. We see the highest turnover rates in the yachting industry than any other and with the constant growth of both superyachts and yacht crew, it's important to ensure your CV stands out from the rest of the crowd.
How do I make my superyacht CV stand out?
- Easy to read
You want a resume that bullet points your skills and strengths but at the same time also easy to read and skim through. Try separating various sections and offer headings, use bullet points to break up the content and make it look nice. Sure, the information you share with your CV is what matters the most, but presentation is also key.
- Achievements and skills
These will make you stand out - show your awards, achievements and skills in a clear and very easy to read manner but remember all in relevance to the yachting industry. You are trying to show your future employer that your current skills can be transferred over to yachting and how it can be an plus.
- Make your CV relevant to yachting
This comes in handy for jobs on a superyacht, ensure your CV is specific to your background and most importantly to the job you are applying for. Each yacht job and vessel are different, whether you are applying for a role as a Deckhand, Stewardess, Engineer, etc., ensure your CV caters to each job application.
- Short and sweet
You don’t need more than 2 pages for a CV. If you need more, then you are most likely offering unnecessary information. The idea here is to keep it short and sweet.. You want to inform the captain and/or yacht management about what you can bring to the table and why they should hire you. Remember, they are always busy and with the amount of CVs they receive, it is best to keep it interesting and straight to the point.
- Avoid fabrications
Sure, they look great but they have to be backed up with something. So stay honest!
If you are looking for more tips and advice on how to improve your superyacht CV, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Superyacht CV Tips & Preparation which also includes a yacht crew CV template you can use.