• Preparing for an important job interview? Remember the 5 P’s!

    Posted: 30th September 2013 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    What are the 5 P's? Perfect preparation prevents poor performance! The only time it is ever acceptable not to prepare properly for a job interview is when you don’t really care whether you get the job or not...
  • Sea Time: A Small Remark With Big Consequences

    Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: Lars Lippuner, Warsash Superyacht Academy

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    At the Monaco Yacht Show 2011 the MCA announced that they had removed the 'glass-ceiling’ and would now accept sea time gained on yachts towards unlimited certification. What at the time might have seemed just a rather insignificant note on the side has, in fact, a big impact. Not only does it show that the regulatory body (finally) accepted yachting as a 'grown-up' maritime sector, more importantly it also opened up entirely new options to yacht crew.
  • Warsash Superyacht Academy Launches Mobile Learning App

    Posted: 23rd September 2013 | Written by: Warsash Superyacht Academy

    Warsash Superyacht Academy announces the launch of its new mobile learning platform dedicated to supporting the training of superyacht crew.
  • Five Things You Should Know About Job Hunting at Boat Shows

    Posted: 11th September 2013 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    September is upon us and the two biggest autumn boat shows in the Med are about to unfold, with Cannes this week and Monaco at the end of the month. If you’re looking for work, it’s tempting to think a boat show is the place to be, but if you’re not careful in this minefield of industry etiquette you can easily do more damage than good when it comes to improving your job prospects.
  • Why Crew Need Better Tender Training

    Posted: 9th September 2013 | Written by: John Wyborn- Bluewater Yachting

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    Over the last ten years, I have heard an extraordinary number of times that the most frightening experience was when they joined their first yacht and were expected to drive the tender. All too often they covered up their insecurities and got on with it and (usually) got away with it. Does that make it right? I don't think so.
  • Reasons for Leaving that Won't Raise Red Flags

    Posted: 6th September 2013 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    Have you ever been fired or left a job on bad terms? Almost everyone has had some kind of employment disaster where things didn’t work out and they were forced to leave under a bit of a cloud. As if it isn’t bad enough that this often kicks a bit of a dent in our ego, we then have the problem of answering awkward questions about it from potential new employers or crew agents.
  • What They Meant When They Said the Yachting Industry Isn't for Everyone

    Posted: 6th September 2013 | Written by: Victoria Bourhill

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    When I first joined the ‘glamorous’ world that is the yachting industry, I would hear from people here and there that ‘this isn’t for everybody’. If you can identify with the majority of the following points then perhaps seeing the world via the yachting industry is not the best option for you.
  • Don't Fall at the Final Hurdle!

    Posted: 28th August 2013 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    This coming week is one of the hardest of the season. You and your team have been working your behinds off all summer, and not only is everyone tired and crotchety, but you can almost taste the delicious freedom that is just around the corner. But, be warned – you are in treacherous waters right now.
  • How High is Your IQ?

    Posted: 12th August 2013 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

    Is your IQ being undermined by your EQ? Since the late 1800’s when psychologists first developed the IQ test, a person's IQ (or intelligence quotient) has widely been considered the most reliable indicator of their potential to succeed in life, i.e High IQ = More Likely To Succeed. However, if you think about this in the context of the people you know and have worked with over the years, my bet is you’ll find there’s something about this IQ equation that just doesn’t quite add up.
  • Stress-busters

    Posted: 6th August 2013 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

    Once stress gets its big fat foot in the door of your psyche it has a nasty habit of barging right in, making for the sofa and taking up unwelcome residence in the living room of your mind.
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