Imagine yourself five years in the future. What will you be doing? What will your resume say? Will you be working on a cruise ship? Or, will you have cruise ship experience listed on your resume?
Picture what your future employers will think when they read your resume and it says, “Worked on luxury cruise ship visiting worldwide destinations.” Having a cruise job will definitely help your career on land…that is if you ever decide to switch back after getting a taste of working at sea!
But, for the same reasons that working on cruise ships is an asset to a resume, are the same reasons why some people just can’t handle ship’s life. The hours are long…we’re talking 10 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be away from your family and land-based friends. Not everyone survives this type of schedule or can overcome homesickness.
On the other hand you will meet and make new friends with people from all over the world. You will travel to some pretty amazing destinations. You will grow as a person and as a result it’s not just your resume that looks fantastic.
WorkOnCruiseShips.com provides a number of articles in our Life Onboard section about understanding if you are ready to work on a cruise ship and how to prepare yourself. If you imagine yourself working on a cruise ship in the near future, start the process today.