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Is your CV underselling your strongest points?

Posted: 10th Jun 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Q: Tom, New Deckhand, 23:
"I’m looking for a job as a deckhand, and people keep telling me I need to make my CV more relevant to yachting. But I don’t really know what that means? I’m not very good at writing and everyone keeps g... Read More

Australia - New Yacht Licenses to be Introduced

Posted: 28th May 2015

Written by: Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Four new certificates of competency for seafarers working on commercial motor yachts will be introduced in Australia from early 2016. Read More

Monjin Yachting Launches First Online Video Interview Platform

Posted: 22nd May 2015

Written by: Monjin Yachting

Monjin Yachting has launched the first video-interviewing online platform for the yachting world and believes that this is the way forward for recruitment procedures in the industry. Read More

When is it Too Late for Job Hunting in the Med?

Posted: 21st May 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Q: Hayley, New Stewardess: "I’m keen to get my first job as a stewardess but I’m committed to a position that doesn’t finish until the end of May. Is it too late to come to Antibes looking for work in June?" Read More

3 Reasons People Get Passed Over for Promotion

Posted: 4th May 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

"I recently got passed over for promotion, and I genuinely don’t understand why. I’ve done my courses and I’ve got experience, yet when the Chief Officer position came up on our boat recently, they hired someone in. When I went to... Read More

How to Remember Names for Success in Yachting

Posted: 15th Apr 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

It happens to us all! Remembering names, especially when the job requires it, is not always easy so here is some helpful ways to deal with it. Read More

Bumper Turnout for First Crew Talk of 2015!

Posted: 30th Mar 2015

Written by: The Crew Coach

The first of The Crew Coach’s annual pre-season Free Talks for New Crew got off to a brilliant start in Antibes this week, with prospective new crew queuing around the block to gain entry to this popular event at The Quays Irish B... Read More

Is 35 too old to start out in yachting?

Posted: 19th Mar 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

I'm considering going through the required training to become a Stewardess. I believe I have the skills and personality to be a really good stewardess, but I'm 34 years old, and I know that realistically age is a factor in this in... Read More

Creating High Perfomance Interior Teams

Posted: 13th Mar 2015

Written by: Lauren Williams

Last month ACREW, in association with the PYA, hosted a selection of workshops on the IYCA Antibes. I attended the ‘Creating High Performing Interior Teams’ workshop by Peter Vogel, MD of Interior Yacht Services. Read More

IYS & ITA Announce a Unique Collaboration

Posted: 10th Feb 2015

Written by: Interior Yacht Services

IYS -Interior Yacht Services and ITA-Interior Training Academy are pleased to announce that they will be supporting each other’s efforts and programs, starting 2015. Read More

Is your CERTIFICATION Ready for 2017?

Posted: 7th Jan 2015

Written by: PYA

1st January 2017 will be the final implementation date of the Manila Amendments of the STCW Code (STCW 2010). There are 1.4 million seafarers worldwide needing to ensure their qualifications are in date, so places will be limited ... Read More

Leadership - A matter of perspective?

Posted: 27th Dec 2014

Written by: Simon Harvey

Leadership and good communication are important skills in crew resource management and currently quite a talking point. Crew know that working on a yacht is not like any other job, at least none that I know of, as it has it's own ... Read More

Should you step up next season?

Posted: 2nd Dec 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Have you thought much about next season and what position you’d like to be in? Maybe you want to take on more responsibility and move up the ranks? Perhaps you’re thinking about a complete career change like moving into a differen... Read More

Upskill During Your Downtime

Posted: 1st Dec 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

It’s that time of year in the Med when restaurants shut up shop, the weather gets cooler and boats go into hibernation over the winter. Read More

Yachting: The Other Side of the Coin

Posted: 11th Nov 2014

Written by: Ophelia Martin

It happened again. Every time an article appears in the press about the excesses of the yachting industry, somebody is compelled to post it on my Facebook wall with a note implying “Hey, this made me think of you”. Read More

ACREW - Success, Like Expertise, Needs to be Shared

Posted: 5th Nov 2014

Written by: ACREW

ACREW is pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of ACREW & STP’s Continuous Professional Progression Courses were a roaring success. This event, in collaboration with STP, took place on 23rd & 24th October and brought together ... Read More

5 Interview Questions Never to Ask

Posted: 31st Oct 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

We’ve all been there at some point in our careers: seated opposite the interviewer while they fire questions at you left, right and centre. At the same time, you’re trying to say all the right things and give a good impression so ... Read More

7 Ways We Hold Ourselves Back

Posted: 30th Oct 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Does it seem like career opportunities are passing you by? Perhaps you feel outperformed by your peers? Maybe you’re in a rut at work and not sure how to give your career a boost? It's easy to lose your spark after a few hectic ... Read More

Networking with Social Media

Posted: 17th Oct 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Networking doesn’t just have to be done face-to-face. Thanks to the Internet and the many social media platforms that have popped up in the past decade, we can now expand our networks worldwide. If time or distance is a problem an... Read More

Networking for people who hate it

Posted: 24th Sep 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Show season is on and it’s time to get networking! But even the most confident people can be shy about their networking ability. So how can you become better connected and expand your network if you feel uncomfortable about it? Read More

Rating Your Yacht: A Dangerous Game?

Posted: 11th Sep 2014

Written by: Lauren Wiliams

There’s little to no information listed about yacht ownership in the public domain, and most crew join a boat 'blind'. However, this year has seen the emergence of a few sites and Facebook pages with the intention of 'rating yacht... Read More

Building Relationships for Success

Posted: 26th Aug 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

When you’re working your way up the yachting career ladder, your ability to manage relationships with people around you directly impacts the amount of influence and respect you command. Read More

Yacht Crew: Are You Being Difficult?

Posted: 7th Aug 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

We’re getting into that part of the season now when tempers start to fray and patience is wearing thin. Getting along with people is all very well in theory… but when the chips are down and people are tired, almost all yachting re... Read More

Yacht Job Descriptions and Salary Guide

Posted: 18th Jul 2014

Written by: OnboardOnline

To accompany the launch of our new Jobs Board, below is a brief description of the role of each crewmember, with average salaries listed. Please be aware that both roles and salaries vary from boat to boat and this should not be ... Read More

Working in Cross-Cultural Crews

Posted: 10th Jul 2014

Written by: Rose Jolis

The multicultural nature of the yachting community is a gift that is often taken for granted, and perhaps some hurtful or even dangerous behaviours have crept in with this cultural shift. Read More

Third Module of The Stewardess Bible Series Now Available

Posted: 23rd Jun 2014

Written by: Kylie O'Brien

Explaining the art and science of housekeeping, “The Stewardess Bible’s Guide to Housekeeping Perfection” hones in on misjudgements that can be costly. Read More

Are You Really Ready to Move Ashore?

Posted: 13th Jun 2014

Written by: Rose Jolis

It’s not an easy transition onto land. For most us ‘yachties’ it’s the light at the end of the tunnel: to live in your own place, have your own big bed, maybe a pet. Read More

Agency or no Agency, That is the Question!

Posted: 6th Jun 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

When hiring crew for the season it can be tricky to decide the best way to find the best people. Is it worth the effort of sourcing them ourselves, or should we stick to working with crew agencies? Read More

How to Use Values to Get Better Hiring Results

Posted: 28th May 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Have you ever wondered why you get along with some people and not others – or why some crew members instantly click with the team while others just never seem to blend in? The answer is values. Values are the big WHY behind everyt... Read More

Channel 4 Recruitment Documentary

Posted: 17th May 2014

Written by: Studio Lambert

Studio Lambert, an independent UK television production company is researching a documentary for Channel 4 about the recruitment of domestic staff for private homes. In consultation with the The Lady magazine, the producers are al... Read More


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