I am looking to become employed within the maritime industry, as this is related to my degree in engineering. I was wondering if anyone knew any tips that may help me stand out form other applicants.
What type of engineering degree? What specific discipline in engineering? What kind of work have you been doing with your degree? Are you looking for shoreside office work, or looking for sea going experience?
[QUOTE=Fraqrat;61667]What type of engineering degree? What specific discipline in engineering? What kind of work have you been doing with your degree? Are you looking for shoreside office work, or looking for sea going experience?[/QUOTE]
Yes! We need more data here to answer the question.
What country are you in?
What discipline is your degree?
What university did you attend?
What age are you?
If you want to go to sea, do you have any shipboard training at all?
Please answer these questions and then we might be better able to advise you.
well kinda new to the game as a O/S, but i found out after half a year of looking after i got my MMD, that you got to get out there(mind that u have all paper work and documents in order, and packed for war) and beat every last bush and stir up every lead u can get ur hands on.call companies every few days, you might get a voice mail box a bit, but in time they will either get tired of ya clogging the line and give u a job or block your number, compile a list of phone numbers make a few trips to port towns. show up with a packed seabag for interviews. dont kiss ass,show instead ur drive for work(sh!t i was hungry during this leaving off a lot of canned baked beans, nothing motavates you more). when MSC came knocking on my door i damn well let them know what EVER they wanted i was the one to get it for them,quick,fast, professional, and in a hurry. i came into this industry with the mind set of if i got to scrub toilets for months on end with a toothbrush, i would just to get my foot in the door, mind u those toilets would be so squared away and clean, you would be down-right ashamed to ruin them with ur stool. told my self too that what ever boat came up first i would take it, be it a canoe in the middle of the North Atlantic. the money is there dont worry, and dont ask much about it either. if ya dont know jack about the industry be upfront about it, and let them know u learn quickly,take orders smartly, dont give no problems. thing i found out also just cuz ur off watch dosnt mean to stop learning or relax, hell put in extra work for free, only thing else to do in ur bunk is pound ur pud!
What do you have against pud pounding? The best part of my watch is right before I fall asleep…
nothing at all shipmate! as for ur before slumber evolutions, thats between u and Rosie Palms!