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Old June 22nd, 2005, 08:15 AM
Megan Clerk
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Default Cruise jobs - please can any one help me?

Hi

I am currently a first year student atthe University of johannesburg in South Africa. I would like to know if there are any short term jobs as waitress on cruiseships i.e. Beginning November to mid January. Is age of any importance and is experience required?

If anyone has any information for me, please could you send it to me asap.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Megan Clerk
E-Mail: 200505640@student.uj.ac.za or meganc@eject.co.za
Postal address: P O Box 7053, Krugersdrp North, 1741
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Old June 27th, 2005, 07:18 AM
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I am ridwan hamid ,age 30 year and the engine deparftemen ATT class 3.no problem if nothing position for engine.i all job.this my sertifikat stnadra imo

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Name RIDWAN HAMID
Place, Date of Birth JAYAPURA, 1 April 1975
Nationality INDONESIA
Certificate Details
Nr. Serial Number Certificate Number Type of Certificate Place issued Date issued
1 M.930251 DL.251/II/C/2693/I/DII-98 AMK A 19 Januari 1998
2 6200030791080402 MEDICAL CARE ON BOARD SHIP MAKASSAR 4 Desember 2002
3 CP 0290986 6200030791040603 PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
4 CP 0290987 6200030791090603 TANKER FAMILIARIZATION MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
5 CP 0290988 6200030791060603 ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTING MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
6 CP 0290989 6200030791070603 MEDICAL FIRST AID MAKASSAR 18 September 2003
7 CC 015755 6200030791T30405 ATT III JAKARTA 13 April 2005
8 CP 0431133 6200030791010405 BASIC SAFETY TRAINING MAKASSAR 18 April 2005
How often do cruise lines hire?

Answer: Cruise lines operate ALL YEAR ROUND. That's 365
days a year. The only time a ship may stop operating is
when it goes into what's called "dry dock". This is when
the ship is taken in to be repaired and refurbished. But
a cruise line company has a whole fleet of OTHER ships they
can put you on. So dry dock is almost insignificant.

The important thing to know is that cruise lines hire staff
like you ALL YEAR ROUND. That's 52 weeks of the year from
January to December. Of course, there are certain periods
of the year when they tend to hire MORE people MORE often -
for example the Christmas and summer periods - but in
general, it's always a constant steady stream of new people
being hired. Week in, week out.

2. Can YOU guarantee me a job on a cruise ship?

Answer: Of course not! And any book or website that
GUARANTEES you a job is probably not being totally honest!
We CANNOT promise you a job. Period. HOWEVER...we WILL
provide you with every scrap of information you could
possibly need to give YOU the very best chance of success.

Of course, there's also other factors that your success
depends on. For example, which companies are you
approaching? Exactly HOW are you approaching them (there's
a RIGHT and a WRONG way to contacting cruise lines)? What
position are you applying for? Do you have what it takes to
fulfil this particular role?

Let's take ME as an example. If I was to apply for a
position within the "Entertainment Department"...I would be
LAUGHED OFF STAGE! Trust me, I actually have LESS talent
for singing and dancing than a newborn 3-legged baby
elephant!

So you've got to be realistic here. ONLY apply for
positions that are within your capabilities...but the really
great news is...whatever your ability, experience and
qualifications (or lack of) there are hundreds and hundreds
of such positions to suit YOU!

3. If I buy your book, what else do I need?

Answer: Nothing. Well, other than a little "elbow grease".
You see, you've got to get your hands dirty. You must get
your backside into gear. However, you want to put it.

In other words, you need to take POSITIVE ACTION and
actually do something with the information we give you.
Cruise ship jobs DO NOT magically fall into your lap. Santa
is NOT going to give you a job on a cruise ship. And before
you ask, neither will the tooth fairy. If you sit around
waiting for job offers...you'll still be waiting this time
next year...and the year after.

ridwan hamid
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Old June 28th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Jeremy Capon
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Default Re: Cruise jobs - please can any one help me?

Hi Megan,
Wish I could help you . I am an 18 year old boy at Maritzburg College in matric - and want to get a job on a cruise ship for a gap year - or 6 months - so if anyone replies to you, please could you pass the info on? Much appreciated
Jeremy Capon
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