Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Cruise Job Fair
Some might argue that coming face to face with prospective employers outside of a job interview is not worth the stress; however we disagree. There is in fact, no better opportunity to showcase your personality, abilities and CV than attending a Cruise job fair.
And here is why:
1. You can bypass the middleman
In one location you can come face-to-face with leading recruiters within the cruise industry. You can put your CV directly into their hands, and ultimately bypass their company's 'Gate Keeper' who controls whose CV makes the cut.
All too often, we send in CV's to a generic email address with no guarantee that it will be seen by the correct person. Instead, it runs the risk of becoming lost in an ever growing pile of competitive CV's waiting for the next job to arise.
Luckily, Cruise job fairs can immediately eliminate this problem and instead enable you to speak directly with your favoured cruise line; highlight your strongest points; leave a positive impression and even give you the chance to receive valuable feedback.
2. You can build a rapport
CV in hand, you can help recruiters to put a face to your words; engage them in conversation and build a relationship. And this can have a powerful impact. Studies show recruiters are more inclined to employ individuals they can imagine working with than a nameless face - so what better way to prove you are the right candidate than to get them talking and laughing? Build a rapport and you can ensure you make a lasting, unforgettable impression.
3. Eliminate the application process
building on point 2, recruitment fairs offer you the opportunity to skip a step and move straight onto the next level – an interview. It is a well-known fact that interviews are regularly offered then and there at job fairs, with actual jobs being supplied on the spot.
And even if that doesn't occur, many recruitment agencies use job fairs as a chance to locate and shortlist potential candidates, before requesting an interview at a later date. Either way, you could walk away from a cruise job fair with not one, but numerous companies ready to invite you to an interview.
4. Networking opportunities
cruise job fairs are the perfect location to establish networks and study the body language, dress code and CV style of successful candidates. Whilst you network, you can watch others in action; emulate their behaviour and ultimately discover what companies are looking for with your current skill set.
5. Expand your skills and qualifications
beyond being able to network with all your favourite recruitment agencies/preferred cruise lines; numerous training centres choose to exhibit at these events, meaning you can gain additional guidance and advice on the required training and qualifications you'll need to get your dream job.
Cruise job fairs are more than a ticket. They are a one stop shop to employment success, and are easily the most effective way for you to look for a job on a cruise ship.
So what are you waiting for?
In one location you'll have access to all the top cruise lines, training centres and agencies, where you can pass out your CV; showcase your abilities and discover all the secret tools to landing your dream job.
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