<HR style=“BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d1d1e1; COLOR: #d1d1e1” SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Hi to everyone,i need Help in getting a job i’m 19 years old i have ,MMC [B]Ordinary[/B] [B]Seaman[/B] (Wiper),Twic Card,i already applied in companies but they dont seem to be looking for [B]Ordinary[/B] Seamans i am willing to Work in any company Tugboats,Offshore any company,i applied in Eddison chouest Offshore,Kirby Inland,Hornbeck i Just want to gain some experience to Upgrade to Able Body [B]Seaman[/B] any help will be appreciated my Email is Thanks.
As Anchorman stated on your other post,you are gonna have to knock on doors…If you present your self right there are some companies that will make a spot for the right person…Not impossible and far from easy…
Welcome aboard Mark- good to have you.
1st of all- be careful putting your email up the way you did. I made that mistake and am still getting spam.You might want to edit your post so it reads- my name at website dot com.
secondly- you have a good start having your credentials. Keep applying everywhere you can find- in person and online.
But- you may have to change your expectations. Look on the forum here- lots of people are out of work. It’s tough for captains and mates- it’s even tougher for entry level people. Why- because you are applying for the same jobs that out of work captains, mates and ABs are.
You will likely have to accept a job that’s less than ideal- and that requires travel.
And- you may have to work as a utility, or a dishwasher…
Check out small fishing boats, small cruise ships etc. Specifically- Cruisewest, American cruise lines, ACCL, NCLA (large cruise ships) , various small “day cruise” companies, Omega Protein, etc. The ONLY tug company I’ve seen down South that hires consistently right now is American Commercial Lines- have you tried them?
Even if you apply like crazy- it may take a while.
I probably averaged several hundred inquiries/applications- for one reply.
Use this to to improve yourself- study for your AB- knots, rules of the of the road, etc.
And be persistent.
Good luck from another OS-Anthony
Thanks OrdinarySeaman. I know i probly wont get OS and im ok with starting out in dishwashing. I just want to get some work on a ship so i can get sea time and get to AB.
Thanks for youre help. its very much appreciated
email your resume to-
shipboardrecruiting at ncl dot com
hr at cruisewest dot com
and check with Pam Follett at Pacific Seafoods- they have an ad for galley utility on the Seattle Craigslist (it’s on here too- just read back through the “job leads thread”)
I’ve also seen lots of ads for galley hand on oil rigs in the gulf- look ion craigslist in Houston and New Orleans.
Lastly- the Alaska State Ferries may have an opening- google AMHS steward…
Make sure you mention your credentials