Your fresh career starts with your Resume and is the first impression you’ll make on potential employers – so make it count. As Crew agents we get to review hundreds of Resume’s on a weekly basis so we know what works and what doesn’t. 

Most employers (and agents) will scan a resume in 6 – 8 seconds due to the sheer volume of applicants for a position, the goal is to arrive at a short list of 10 – 15 applicants that shall be more thoroughly reviewed and shortlisted for a position. So consider what elements of your resume will stand out in that 6 – 8 seconds.

Here are some tips to help you build a great resume.

  1. Photo
    This is the first part of the resume that the viewer is drawn to, a good quality head and shoulders image in a white polo with a nautical background instantly tells the employer you are serious about a career in yachting. If you cant make the effort to get this first impression right then why should the viewer go any further, presentation is everything!
  2. Name and contact details
    We want to know who you, where you are from and how old you are. Its essential that this information is clearly displayed so that you can be identified and serious considered for a position, it is also required for maintaining records.
  3. Objective
    Know what you want, there is no point applying for and accepting a position that you know isn’t your dream job, the objective area on your resume is an opportunity to tell us what you are passionate about and where you want to go in your career – then we can match a job accordingly to help you get there.
  4. Education & Qualifications
    The industry has developed over the past few years and it is essential to have the appropriate qualifications for the position you have applied for, outline here your top qualifications and education to qualify for the position. List qualifications from your top achievement down
  5. Experience
    List the most relevant previous experience or employment to yachting, even if you haven’t worked on a superyacht before listing a previous job as a Villa housekeeper for example is directly transferable skills to yachting.
  6. Other information
    From here your resume is really up to you, describe some of your Non-yachting previous employment, additional skills and interests outside of work. Some candidates also include some reference images from their training or previous boats they have worked on.
  7. Layout
    Employers need to compare candidates like for like, page borders, different fonts and lots of color are big turnoff’s and will not get extra attention. Put your energy into ensuring the layout of your resume is properly formatted, make sure the font, text size & color is consistent

To give you a head start in preparing a resume AYC Superyacht Recruitment has created the below documents for your reference

AYC – Resume template  

AYC – Resume Help  

AYC – Words to avoid in your resume 

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    Does your resume need an overhaul, work with a yachting industry professional to help make your profile stand out. Have you put hours of effort into your resume but not seeing results ? Perhaps a professional overhaul of your resume is whats required to give your profile a fresh approach. AYC Superyacht Recruitment is dedicated to helping crew in the yachting industry and we are putting our words into action by offering an expert resume building service.
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