CV surgery 7
As part of a new regular feature Laurence Reymann of YPI Crew is looking at c.v.’s to explain how to present them better, and where job seeking crew can go wrong in all aspects of the c.v. writing process. This month Laurence is reviewing the c.v. of someone with a long-term marine background who wants to reach the top of the career ladder.
At first glance, the c.v. feels a bit uneasy and contains redundant pieces of information, it needs tightening up. Let’s start from the top:
Quite a good effort, the candidate identified his selling points “tender driver, watchkeeper, dive instructor etc…” and put them to the front. It gives me an idea of what he can do and I want to read further, but what does he really want to do? It is not clear and from reading the whole c.v. I know that he worked as commercial captain in Australia and has some luxury yachting experience on a 49- metre vessel as mate. I expect that, to start off with and due to the lack of local knowledge, our candidate sees himself as fitting in as mate or bo’sun (we have the limitation 5 of the Yachtmaster