Yacht Jobs - Are You Making the Most of Staying at a Crew House During Your Job Hunt?
Staying at a crew house when you are searching for your first yacht crew job is NOT really that comfortable, cheap, or relaxing of an experience. However, this is good thing!
If you want to get a job FAST you need to be out and about hunting for work, day work, and networking - not sleeping in or lounging at a nearby pool.
Unfortunately, unless you have a partner (spouse, significant other, close friend, etc.) with whom you can share a private room or even a motel room - the most affordable rate will be staying on a bed in the one big room at the crew house - with other people in the same boat as you.
Some people are more social creatures than others and can overlook the sunken mattresses, dirt and cobwebs, and décor from 1984. Personally, I never enjoyed spending much time at a crew house.
Here are a few tips to make the most of your (hopefully short) stay:
1) Pro-actively Network with Other Crew
o They may know of opportunities that are not right for them, and they won't mind passing along a lead to you.
o If a yacht is hiring dayworkers they often need more than one, so your new contact can recommend you too.
o Hearing others stories is always interesting, fun, and useful. It is a small world and you will soon hear overlapping stories about the same yachts, captains, crew, etc. It may even help you choose between job offers at some point.
2) Get to Know the Front Desk/Owners of the Crew House:
o If someone stops by or calls in to find a dayworker, they can refer you.
o They maybe will reserve you a room if you know you will need it in a few days (usually they are only available on a first come, first serve), OR
o If it is not a busy time with much demand for rooms or beds, they may be willing to negotiate on the price.
3) Hang your business card on the bulletin board if there is one. The more your name is out there, the better chance someone has of finding you.
4) Most importantly: wake up early to begin your job hunt. Charge your cell phone night before, and get out the door! Those who walk the docks early may get day-work and/or be taken the most seriously by captains. No one hires someone for day-work at 11:30 in the morning.
And now I would like to invite you to claim your free instant access to 7 of my most sought-after "Professional Yacht Crew Strategy School" e-lessons at: [http://www.YachtCrewSuccess.com]
This 7-day e-course reveals the Top Secrets of the World's Happiest & Wealthiest Professional Yacht Crew! Sign up Now...
From Don Watkins - Professional Yacht Crew Success Mentor