2020 surely started with a bang. For some countries it took longer for the COVID-19 virus to reach, but as we stand right now, the entire world is affected, and travel has pretty much been cancelled globally. This affects anyone that works in the travel and hospitality industry, including yacht crew. If you’re not too strapped for cash and can wait it out until the quarantine has been lifted, you’re one of the few lucky ones!
If you were in between jobs anyway before being placed on lockdown, you can also count yourself lucky. If you need to find something to bring in money while you’re in lockdown, check out these tips for earning money while in quarantine. But for everyone we have some things you can revisit while you’re in lockdown, that might even help you stand out when the all-clear is given for travel post COVID-19, and you go on the hunt for a yacht crew job again.
Update your Yacht CV
Whether you’re new to the superyacht industry or not, something that we all have to keep up to date is our yacht CV. Don’t cringe! It’s possibly one of the most important assets in your job hunting toolkit. Don’t let yours get stale just because you feel like you’ve been in the industry long enough. Make sure that you take this downtime and refresh your yacht CV. Newbies to yachting receive new templates after each course that will help their CV stand out. Hire the services of an expert yacht CV writer, or download some of the latest superyacht CV templates and make sure that yours still packs a punch regardless of experience.
Send your CV to new Recruitment Agencies
When you start out in your yachting career, you will eventually find the agency that fits your style and that you feel comfortable working with. Many yachties never move away from that agency – for good reason! But, during this downtime, it might be good to research a few more and send them your CV. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Polish Your Yacht Skills
Perhaps do a refresher course or add to your skills by doing a more advanced yacht crew course. Some can be done online, in the comfort of your home. How will you spend your downtime? Any additional suggestions or tips, please comment below!