I went to the Cruise West job fair today in Seattle looking to get on as a deckhand and think I did very well. I have been trying to get a wiper job for awhile, even registered with Kelly Sweeney, and so far no luck. So I thought I’d give them a try because #1 its a job, #2 its some experience for my lack of practical experience, #3 it will take me until I hopefully start Seattle Maritime Academy’s QMED program in the fall, and #4 its a job. They took me aside at the end and did a quick interview and chat for about 20mins. Background check tomorrow and then we shall see what happens.
There was only about 15people (only 3 looking for deck/engine work) in my group and some of them don’t really have a chance. I was amazed how bad some people are at speaking to a small group of people, especially when they are looking to get a customer service rep. job. Some were just shocking.