Lately I have been getting a lot of emails and messages from soon to be maritime grads, and recent G.O.M. lay off victims, all looking for tips on where and how to find a job. So here are my top three tips on how to land that first, or second, or twenty-third job in the maritime industry.
Check your email regularly, including the spam folder. Always keep your phone on and on you, and always answer.
Keep all of your documents organized and in a folder for any potential interview. Also, and even more important, keep them all saved electronically as emailable PDF files.
Endlessly emailing companies is a waste of time, and honestly, for the lazy. Pick up the phone and start dialing. Get anyone at in the office on the phone that you can! Be polite, and if you aren’t talking to the right person, ask nicely if you can be directed to the right person! Just get on the PHONE! If I didn’t make it clear enough, here is Leonardo Dicaprio to help clarify.
If you are a newbie who wants to get into the industry, and don’t know where to start. Feel free to send me a message.