This thread is in reference to ALL prospects seeking info on workboat jobs, employment, training, and all other “i’m new to the industry questions”.
I dont want to offend anyone with this thread, but i wanted to just throw in a few tips. I am relatively new to the industry myself, but have learned a great deal from doing research outside of this forum PRIOR TO posting questions about something that has been asked/answered many times already. ( having to repeat themselves over and over gets aggravating.)
utilize the available search bar at the top of this page. You will find what you seek 99% of the time or atleast info to lead you in right direction.
Also, google is awesome as well as tugboatjobs.com and workboat.com
as of right now, finding jobs in this industry right now is difficult to say the least. My advice is too apply, submit resumes, and just try to meet as many people as you can and be persistant.
if you are able to, and if you have no experience, try to take some entry level courses, i.e.; deckhand orientation course ( a school near me offers this course), STCW ( you dont HAVE to have this, but it doesnt hurt), maybe take a rules of road course, etc…
know that all of the experienced members here are a wealth of knowledge, and will help if you are willing to help yourself.
SHOW INITIATIVE !!!
Ok my advice thread is over…GOOD LUCK !!!