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FREE ADVICE for Job Applicants!


1. READ the entire job post and take note of all the points!  
Do you fit the selection criteria? Yes? >> Apply,  No? >> Then don’t waste your time! (or anyone else’s….)
2.  When you write a cover letter: you need to address all the points to spell it out to the reader exactly how you fit the specifications!  Sometimes information is hard to extract from a CV due to the way it’s set out or the relevant experience is not mentioned or sufficiently described.  Make it easy for the reader to see and tailor your CV to suit each job you apply for.
3.  Make absolutely sure that your CV photo is appealing! SMILE!! It’s the first impression that you create and makes the world of difference! It can mean whether or not an owner or Captain even READS your CV!  Take a few minutes, grab a friend, take them outdoors (preferably with a ‘marine’ background) and snap away!  Plain coloured Polo shirts work well, neat and tidy hair – pulled away from your face; and always be clean shaven for the photo (that’s one for the guys..)
4.  Use positive language on your CV – don’t apologise or use any negative words… ie. I am not lazy, … You won’t be disappointed… Have no doubts… I never raise my voice… etc. 
5.  Your written references are great support for your application so be sure to attach these when you apply!
By following these simple and logical steps your chances of being put forward will certainly improve!  Just a few extra minutes of your time will make sure you have the best chance of being chosen from all those (hundreds of) other applicants!  If your application is worth doing - it's worth doing well!  SCI 
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