I applied for a social host position with Carnival 3 days ago and have not received any reply yet, but am assuming this is more than normal from a company of this size and nature.
I am a recent college graduate (B.A. in Theater) w/microphone experience, 6 mo. retail experience, have babysat in the past, and volunteered at an assisted living facility. Not only do I meet the technical requirements, but I feel that my experiences working with children and the elderly, as well as the general public (in retail) show that I have "people" skills.
I made sure I looked my best in my headshot and full length photo. I'm very clean-cut, wholesome looking...blah blah blah
My cover letter was great (got career counseling to help me out) and I could not want this position any more than I already do, but I have feared for some time now that I will never be hired because of the rumor (be it true or not) that few Americans ever get hired.
With all of my qualifications, is this probably true? After 2-3 weeks w/o reply should I resubmit (I sent both electronic and snail mail apps)? And lastly, at what point should I throw in the towel and say it's never going to happen? (although knowing myself that is probably never...I'll be 75 and still applying)
I have friends who work in the casino (diff dept. though & they are not Amer., who told me it was 2 mo. before they were contacted). Would this apply to host, seeing as it is a different branch of the co. that hires?
Any input/advice is appreciated!