Write Your CV to land a Crew Job
You may be pretty excited about working as a stewardess/deckhand/chef but many job seekers aren't successful in their hunt for a crew job just because of poor representation of their skills on their job application CV.
While the book 'Working on yachts and Superyachts' covers this in much more detail here are a dew tips and techniques to write an excellent CV for a flight attendant position.
First of all, you should be clear about what it demands to become a deckhand/ stewardess/ yacht chef. It is not a simple 9 to 5 job. The job needs patience and the ability to cope with stress.
Once you're sure that this is what you're after you must write a good CV that catches the attention of employers within seconds. No Captain spends more than 30 seconds to make the first assessment of your CV - it needs to catch his attention as quickly and concisely as possible, so your CV must show qualities and skills that an employer is looking for.
Here are some suggestions that will make your CV catch the attention of employer and entice them to continue reading:
- Keep your CV brief. No more than 2 pages. Longer CV's are often thrown in the trash-can
- The sub-headings of CV should be straightforward and clear. Brief Profile, Summary of Skills, Professional Experience, Qualifications, and Trainings. Your name and contact information should be mentioned in top header. You should highlight your personal traits such as Endurance and Patience to show that you are a person of the type that suits cabin crew job
- Use a standard font like Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri of size 11 or 12 throughout the body. The headings should be bold, in same font with 14 or 16 size
- The contents of CV should be such that the profile mentions your career objectives and professional background. Under the heading of skills, you should highlight your skills relating to cabin crew position, for example, communication skills, ability to handle difficult customers, endurance in difficulties, confidence and pleasant personality, hospitality, etc. Each skill should be mentioned prominently, preferably each in a new line with a bullet
- If you don't have much to write under professional experience heading, being a novice or recent graduate, do write the experience gained during internships.
- Your CV should be balanced. Avoid extremities or over-doing in any sub-headings. For example, you should not fill the first page only with skills leaving behind no room for other subheadings on the first page.
- Since recruitment is a competitive process and your CV is the first step in this process, you should devote proper attention and full efforts in writing your CV for crew job.
If you decide not to follow a career in yachting but are still looking for an exciting job that offers adventure and travel contact Cabin Crew Jobs in Hampshire with full confidence. For latest Cabin Crew Jobs visit their website or drive to Network House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4HG.