Our informative Publications page provides those seeking yacht crew positions the tools and tips needed to perfect their CV.
YPI Crew Director, Laurence Lewis is regularly asked to impart her knowledge, experience and insight for articles within industry magazines. Below are her published work so far, including her popular column in Onboard and regular contribution to the Crew Report and invaluable ‘CV Surgery’ issues.
Chloe Collet of YPI Crew asks: As a yacht looking for crew have you ever considered using a psychometric test in your selection process?
Chloe Collet, YPI CREW Captain’s and Officers Recruiter, looks at how understanding the true meaning of motivation and applying this to your CV in contextual terms, could help you land that dream job
President of YPI CREW, Laurence Lewis, talks about crew rotation and the benefits it has both for the crew and the yacht. She explains the concept of ‘future collateral savings’ as a way of using crew rotation to avoid future expenses.
Chloe Collet looks at how the once humble yacht became a privileged symbol of affluence offering its owners privacy, fun and the ability to reach the four corners of the globe
Chloe Collet looks at the questions you need to ask and the simple steps to signing up with a crew agency.
The Importance of Values – Chloe Collet looks at the necessary core values we must all adhere to if we are to succeed in building a winning team on board.
The Ebb and Flow of Recruitment – Chloe Collet looks at how the crew recruitment business remains as adaptable as ever during COVID 19 times.
President of YPI CREW, Laurence Lewis, takes a look at what Captains think the second half of 2020 will look like and reminds us that there is always a renaissance around the corner
Are you Ready for the Roaring Twenties? After another record breaking year, Laurence Lewis looks at the main facts and figures from 2019 in the superyacht recruiting industry
Laurence Lewis, director of YPI CREW, looks at crew shortfalls and the challenges of recruiting and retaining crew in 2019.
Laurence Lewis talks to boote Exclusiv about the challenges yacht owners, managers and captains face when recruiting yacht crew in 2019.
Laurence Lewis, director at YPI Crew, looks at the role of a recruitment consultant and how managing expectations for both the potential recruit and the employer is an essential part of the process.
Laurence Lewis asks why ageism should be such a big issue in superyacht recruitment.
Laurence Lewis says it’s not all about answers, you should have questions you want answered too.
Laurence Lewis discusses why entering a yacht job interview in the right frame of mind is paramount.
Laurence Lewis offers advice and tips on how to recruit in a candidate short market
Laurence Lewis looks at the new yachting workforce and their aspirations for a better work life balance.
Laurence Lewis reflects upon the months of hard work involved to ensure that crew are placed and working for the summer season.
Laurence asks what 2015 has in store for the yachting industry, and more specifically for yacht crew recruitment.
Laurence Lewis, director of YPI Crew, outlines the problems the recruitment agents face when it comes to making presumptions on board when it comes to someone’s gender.
Laurence Lewis, director at YPI Crew, looks at our industry’s recruitment protocols and the ethos of best practice.
Laurence Lewis looks at what it takes to build a great crew.
This month YPI Crew’s Director calls for captains to demand more from the recruitment sector.
This month Laurence Lewis talks about the effective interviewer.
This month Laurence Lewis talks about the role of recruitment agents in weeding out entry-level crew unfit for the yachting industry.
Elaine FitzGerald of YPI CREW shares her best tips on handling the yacht job hunt.
In a world of social networking, is there still room for recruitment agencies?
This month Laurence Lewis discusses MLC accreditation and the changing trends in superyacht recruitment.
This month Laurence Lewis approaches the subject of how to get the best out of recruitment agencies.
This month Laurence Lewis reviews a Chief Stewardess CV.
This month Laurence Lewis gives advise on how to write a CV for a Deckhand/ Steward(ess) position.
This month Laurence Lewis gives advise on how to prepare for a job interview.
This month Laurence Lewis discusses conquering captain interviews.
This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from chief officer to captain.
This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from officer to chief officer.
This month Laurence Lewis looks at what is takes to go from an Officer’s job to a chief Officer’s job.
This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey how to move from lead deckhand to officer.
This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from deck/engineeer to engineer.
This month Laurence Lewis and Joey Meen from Ask Joey review how to move from Junior Deckhand to Lead Deckhand.
This month Laurence Lewis reviews the CV of a Lead Deckhand.
This month Laurence Lewis critiques the r
This month Laurence Lewis helps an experienced chef make his CV more eye-catching.
This month Laurence Lewis is reviewing the CV of a young engineer looking to break into superyacht crewing.
This month Laurence Lewis is reviewing the CV of a commercially certi?ed captain looking to make the transition to superyachts.
This month Laurence Lewis of YPI Crew is broaching the subject of cover letters when applying for positions on superyachts.
This month LaurenceLewis is reviewing the CV of a couple wishing to work together.
This month Laurence is reviewing the CV of a person who has already had a shorebased career but wants to move onto superyachts.
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.
This month Laurence Lewis of YPI Crew has reviewed the CV of a superyacht crew member seeking work.