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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:35 PM
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I can find little or no information about the jobs fairs on the NCL website other than the dates they are held. Can I go to one even though I didn't get a response from my job application via email? Also any tips on how I should prepare for the job fair would be greatly appreciated.

BTW I will be applying for a Casino Slot Tech job, I have a Associate Degree in Computer Electronic Technology, but no work experience cause I worked as a plumber right after college.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:12 AM
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Yes, just show up at the job fair. You're going to have to fill out another application when you get there though, which is annoying. I never received any replies from my online application either. Some of the people there had received an invite but not everyone. The job fair is where they actually offer you the position. Good luck!
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Same with me, never heard anything online and then I went to a job fair and got offered a spot.

Just prepare for the job fair the same way you would prepare for an interview and you'll be fine.
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Just go and as said above, prepare for it as you would any other interview. My advice, make sure you have 10 years of job history information. Best of luck to you!

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10 years, wow, I only had like 1.5 tops when I was offered a spot. I think it's more important that you have previous experience in the job you are applying for rather than just general work experience.
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10 years, wow, I only had like 1.5 tops when I was offered a spot. I think it's more important that you have previous experience in the job you are applying for rather than just general work experience.
I wish I would have known that, it was a pain going back 10 years.
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Also, when you go to the job fair - the recruiters have specific jobs they need to fill. If you go in with a particular job in mind that you want - be very adimant about it.

And don't tell them you worked as a plumber. They will try to make you clean. I have 10 years of theatre tech experience and 6 months as a live-in nanny and the decided to make me a Stateroom Steward because of that. Watch your self in the fairs!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:47 AM
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Same with me. I have more experience for the photography and assistant storekeeper positions, but they didn't need either, but they did need someone to fill a Prep Chef position and that's what I ended up with. Idealy it would be best to just wait until your desired position opens, but most of us want to get on one of the ships and that's where they have us over a barrel. I think most of us are just hoping that a position will open once we are on the ship and we can fill it.
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Also, when you go to the job fair - the recruiters have specific jobs they need to fill. If you go in with a particular job in mind that you want - be very adimant about it.

And don't tell them you worked as a plumber. They will try to make you clean. I have 10 years of theatre tech experience and 6 months as a live-in nanny and the decided to make me a Stateroom Steward because of that. Watch your self in the fairs!
10 years in theater? Did you try to apply through C-Deck.com? - they're the ones who supply most of the US techs to most of the lines.
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Ok, I'm going to the one in Austin, TX on the 31st. I'm applying for Assistant Systems Manager job but most likely will be offered a entry level job. Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for the job fair, I always get so nervous during interviews.
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Ok, I'm going to the one in Austin, TX on the 31st. I'm applying for Assistant Systems Manager job but most likely will be offered a entry level job. Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for the job fair, I always get so nervous during interviews.
I was not asked any questions, other than would I like the job? She briefly looked over my application and saw if I was qualified for the job. This took all of 10 seconds and she then offered it to me.

My recruiter was only hiring for certain positions. If you were applying for a position she was not hiring for she took your application and forwarded it to another recruiter at corporate.

If you do arrive at the job fair and find that they are not hiring for your position you could either just leave your application with them and chance you'll get a call back (and may have to attend another job fair) or take a job you might not necessarily want just to get on the ship. Once you've been onboard for 60 days you can bid on other positions.

Whatever you choose, there was no real interview. Pretty much just 'so you want then job? ok , you got it'. You'll have no problems getting hired as long as you have the qualifications and experience to match the job you're applying for.
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I already applied for Assistant Systems Manager. I was told I was defiantly qualified for it, but that she was not sure it was open. Corporate confirmed that it is not open at this moment. I would hope I have first "dibs" on it I am going to go work as a janitor until it opens up.
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Got offered a Hotel Utility Job, now the waiting begins...
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Old January 14th, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Hi Mate.

Wanted to let you know that the job you would qualify for right now would be trainee Slot Tech. You would sign on the ship and no worries, they teach you all you need to know, I had never even stepped in a casino before. NCL are always looking for Slot Techs.
I worked as a trainee for only 4 months then got my own ship. The next 11 years were the best of my life, so far. Contact Info Gemma Bailey Human Resources at NCL corporate address. Dont know it off hand but you can find it on the web. Go for it , you wnt regret it.

Mitch NCL 1989-2001.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 05:06 AM
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Thanks for the info man but I got offered a Hotel Utility job with NCLA when I went to the job fair. Flying down next week to Texas to finish my MMD paper work.
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So i called NCL to get more information for the job fair. I got transferred to a recruiter for NCL brand who really cleared up the differences. They have recruiters that are for NCLA who does job fairs in US only b/c you have to be a citizen or green card holder to work on NCLA in Hawaii.

For NCL, you can apply directly with them. She said that they try to work the current open positions first so someone applying for a position that's not open may not get a response right away. But ensures me that if the person is exp, will get contacted. They don't hire on the spot. They actually do full interviews and use web cams to see the person.

And she did mention NCL is hiring CASINO staff all the time. I sent her my resume to her email directly and she already sent me paperwork to get started. I have a web cam interview in a week. Wish me luck!
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