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lumofny September 9th, 2007 11:53 AM

NCLA Job Fair
 
There is a NCLA job fair about 60 miles away from us this Thursday and my wife and I are thinking about attending.

Has anyone been to these and been hired? Has anyone been to these and not been hired? Why were you not hired?

What exactly goes on there? What is the process like? Is it a group interview, or individually or in smaller groups? What sort of questions are asked? How long did the interview last?

lumofny September 12th, 2007 07:55 PM

Anyone? I'll be leaving in about 12 hours for the fair... anyone have any tips from experience? From what I'm reading they appear to be rather desperate to hire, but I'd definitely welcome and suggestions!

lumofny September 13th, 2007 02:02 PM

Just getting back in from the job fair... my wife and I were both offered jobs in the galley... should be exciting. The process now is background check, apply and wait for MMD, and physical. From there its onto either Maryland or HI for a week of training and then right onboard. The process that said should take 4 to 6 weeks.

jackdevil13 September 13th, 2007 10:05 PM

well congratulations! I'm happy for you! I'm in a similar situation myself. I just got selected to work as a Massage Therapist for NCLA and will be heading to HI sometime in October for training. Maybe I'll see you both there:)

John

scolio September 14th, 2007 01:48 AM

I am actually going in on the 27th for a job fair. I sent in my resume and they setup a job fair in Minneapolis the next day. I hope that isn't coincidence. I sent in the resume of IT. I am super excited about this and I hope I get the position.

Is it actually someone who works for NCLA or is it a third party hiring group that do the jobfairs?

lumofny September 14th, 2007 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scolio
I am actually going in on the 27th for a job fair. I sent in my resume and they setup a job fair in Minneapolis the next day. I hope that isn't coincidence. I sent in the resume of IT. I am super excited about this and I hope I get the position.

Is it actually someone who works for NCLA or is it a third party hiring group that do the jobfairs?

It was put on by a recruiter for NCL. As far as I know, she is an employee of NCLA. Didn't pay much attention to resume and just gave a glance to application. The higher up job you go the closer they look at things probably though.

scolio September 14th, 2007 12:18 PM

I would imagine they would want to meet me and make sure I am a presentable person with a smiley face. I suppose I should unscrew the metal spikes from my leather jacket before the interview.

KLB September 14th, 2007 07:39 PM

My son went to a NCLA job fair in July 2006 and got hired as a bellperson. He now knows that was a great entry level position. He thinks MAYBE he got the job since he already had a college degree. He spent one contract on the POAloha and enjoyed his job because he had regular hours and lots of time to get off the ship and explore. He got a big break when he was home waiting to go back for contract #2 he continued to apply for IT jobs (his college major) and the right person pulled his resume and made a call that got him his present job as assistant systems manager on the POAmerica - a huge promotion. He loves his job.
He said NCLA does like to promote from within - do a good job and they are always advertising openings on the ship that you can apply for.

scolio September 14th, 2007 07:43 PM

Cool. I figured if they didn't have a IT position available I could see if you would take me on in a different position until they have an opening.

Beetlegator March 29th, 2012 01:44 PM

After reading post from past NCL Pride of America employees there are a few turn overs (employees who don't return) which could be for any reason.

You have to know what you are getting into when you go to NCL Job Fairs.

Good Luck, everyone.


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