Why These Are The Best Times To Apply for Jobs On Cruise Ships by:Neil Maxwell Keys
Jobs on cruise ships are available throughout the year. However, during certain times of the year employers have to be a bit more selective in who they employ. You may not know it but you actually stand more chance of getting a job at certain times of the year than at others.
But no matter what time you choose to apply for a job, the truth is that the 'perfect' time does not really exist. Sure, there are some times that are better than others, but the most important thing that you can do is to start your application process right now, because cruise line companies are employing throughout the year.
Sitting around waiting for the best time to apply is a high-risk strategy. What if it never arrives? If you continue to wait then you'll miss opportunities. The most important thing is to just get started, even if you don't think you're quite ready. You never really know until you try! This will allow you to get started and then when the right job turns up you'll be ready for it.
Everyone makes excuses, but you have to get past these. It's not easy to do, but don't become one of those people who's always saying they're going to do something and then never get around to it.
So in terms of what times of year jobs on cruise ships are easier to get than other times, when should you apply? One answer is just before Christmas in the months from September to November.
There are a few reasons for this. The first is that world cruises usually begin in January, so most cruise lines look to fill their vacancies rightaway. Also, winter is generally the busiest time of year. This means that there is simply more work going. And on top of that, a lot of the more experienced crew want to spend Christmas with their families, leaving more openings available for you.
This should convince you not to wait until December to get your applications in, but to get up and get sorted as soon as you can!
But there is another time of year when jobs on cruise ships are easier to find, and that is just before the summer peak season which starts in May. Boats are usually fully booked during this time, but there will still be experienced crew who decide to go home for the summer rather than at Christmas. This means more jobs on cruise ships will be going, and why shouldn't you be the one to get the position?
Jobs on cruise ships are going throughout the year. Sure, there are two times of the year when you might stand a better chance of getting a job because there are more positions going, and if you can time your application to coincide with these times then that's great.
However try not to let the time of the year prevent you from applying for the jobs on cruise ships that you want. The truth is that there are jobs going throughout the year, and if you wait too long then you're going to miss out. Begin your search for a job right now, start the ball rolling today, and you are much more likely to get hired.
About the author
Ex-crewmember, hiring specialist and author of "Get a Cruise Ship Job!" Neil Maxwell-Keys has written a popular *free* report which shows how you can get jobs on cruise ships, quickly and easily. Claim your copy now => http://www.WorkOnCruiseShips.com