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akh132pkl
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jobs on cruise/passenger ship

Postby akh132pkl » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:36 pm

have been trying to get a suitable job on passenger/cruise/yatch or ferry.
am INDIAN by nationality and hold M.E.O. Class-1 (motor) from india.
STCW compliant and chief engineer exp since 1997, aged 51 years.
if anybody could please guide:
e-mail to me at:akh132pkl@yahoo.co.in
cell no:0091-9417359820.

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Dieseldame
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Looking for work

Postby Dieseldame » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:37 pm

Google "just4engineers"

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It is what it is...

Postby The Dieselduck » Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:24 pm

I am not sure what you have tried, but I have many links on the Job Page of the main site, especially to most cruise companies. From my experience they do work, thats how I wound up working on cruise ships at differing companies.

The cruise lines' HR Dept are notorious for being a big black hole full of mystery on how the hell they make up their mind, and not letting you know anything until you get a call "can you be on the ship tomorrow". Generally it is one or two persons in charge of connecting you to a job on board. Getting your sharp looking and concise resume to that person is of paramount importance, best achieved by someone already working there.

I have about a 50% success rate when it come to referral to a cruise company I worked for. I am not sure why they took some not others, but generally speaking it is a business largely dependent on appearances. Young, smart looking (keyword "looking"), Caucasian, unattached, and adventurous (willing to settle for a low salary) certainly will have an easier time than most. ...and usually for lower ranks.

Thats my perspective...
Martin Leduc
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Martin's Marine Engineering Page
http://www.dieselduck.net


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