Saturday, October 17, 2009

Applying for Cruise Ship Jobs - Does It Matter Where I live?

The answer is a resounding no! Remember to read or search older posts first - lots of info you need to know.

No, it does not matter where you live - not these days anyways. I have conducted interviews via telephone, internet, Skype Audio and Skype Video (which is becoming quite a popular choice for cruise lines)

If you don't know much about Skype, it is easy to sign up and get online. Just don't use a computer in an internet cafe - with all the surrounding noise, music, conversation and general activity, it gives a bad impression.

So, you can apply to any cruise line job of interest around the world and technology will allow you to be availble for interviews etc.

For example if you apply to MSC Cruises, they are located in Naples Italy so obvioulsy any interview for anyone has to include either a computer or a telephone. If you are doing a video Skype interview, dress for the part and be in a professional looking/sounding environment - don't sit on your bed with your laptop and pj's.

So, as with any method of contact and interview, presentation is key - even with internet style interviews.