Why watch this video?
You have seen the pics on Instagram (thanks @yachtieworld ;) ). Working on a yacht sounds cool, right?! It looks like fun. You travel. You meet people. You learn a new language (or two). You make and save money.
But did you know that working on a yacht is actually really tough. You also will most likely spend a lot of money before you have even landed your first yacht job. Now we are not saying it is not worth it. What we are saying is that it's not all sipping Piña coladas and rubbing shoulders with celebs (there is that too at some point hopefully!). It involves a LOT of hard work in challenging environments with people who are extremely demanding (and that's just the crew!).
In this video we talk about some of the things you should know BEFORE you contemplate selling all your belongings and booking a one-way ticket (helpful hint: always book a changeable return ticket).
- What is the yachting industry all about?
- What are the different entry level roles on board?
- What courses are 'must-haves' and which are 'nice-to-haves'?
- How much will it actually cost you before you land a yacht job?
- What are the yachting seasons and when should you go?
- What is dockwalking and why is it necessary?
- What additional skills will set you apart when looking for work
- Why your personal brand so important
- Why working on a yacht is tougher than working on land