How to Customize Your Cruise Ship Resume

Most people fail to get hired on a cruise ship because of their CV's or resume's.  Besides sending off your employment applications as soon as possible, there are ways of speeding up the process of being hired so you can start working on a cruise ship sooner rather than later.

You will reduce your chances of getting hired if you use the same CV/resume for every job application that you send out. Cruise lines can tell if you've sent the same resume to all the competing lines by the way you've failed to customize each resume. So, this is not a 'get-rich-quick-scheme' - the application process takes effort. And the more effort you put in, the greater your chances of being hired on board a cruise ship.

Sharper Resumes:Focus on Results, Relevance, Tailoring

More than ever before, a job seeker’s resume must be carefully composed in such a way that each word on the page supports a specific career objective. And it better be all about benefits of hiring you: 75% or more of the content needs to prove your worth and demonstrate the RESULTS you will bring to your next employer. Features (for example, 20 years of progressive experience) can’t sell like specific benefits (improved profitability by 25% in 2008) .

Sharper Resumes:Focus on Results, Relevance, Tailoring


More than ever before, a job seeker’s resume must be carefully composed in such a way that each word on the page supports a specific career objective. And it better be all about benefits of hiring you: 75% or more of the content needs to prove your worth and demonstrate the RESULTS you will bring to your next employer. Features (for example, 20 years of progressive experience) can’t sell like specific benefits (improved profitability by 25% in 2008) .

I challenge you to read your current resume, line by line, and ask yourself with the question so what? At the end of each sentence. Ask yourself whether a statement can that be expressed as a specific quantifiable contribution to the company’s bottom line. It can be difficult, and at times you will have to estimate, but the more you are able to assess your value to a company, you will be more likely to win and retain a rewarding position.

Chef Resume Writing 101: What's In a Name?

In the last five years as a career services professional, I have found that approximately 90% of my clients are hell-bent on having their name appear on their resumes as follows:
"George M. Smith" or "Susan W. Dingle"

It ends up on the resume only about 5% of the time. I will, naturally, put any truthful bit of data on the resume as my clients dictate (after all, they are paying me). But first they get my professional opinion, so we go through the following discussion on names.