• Do your homework and know with whom you are meeting. If you are told the name of the yacht prior to the interview, Google it. Find out about its features, its size and any other information. The interviewer will be impressed by your motivation and interest, and you will be able to explain what you can offer to the vessel.
• Dress smart and respectably by looking the part. Black long pants, white collared office shirt, black flat shoes, hair neat and tied up, little make-up and a BIG SMILE
• For men: be clean shaven and have neatly cut short hair
• Do not smell of alcohol or cigarettes. No excessive perfumes or after shave
• Bring your Crew portfolio, neatly organized, to the interview (see Starter Pack CD for information on what should be in your Crew portfolio)
• BE PUNCTUAL and bring a cell phone with you in case the interviewer needs to contact you
• Bring prepared questions with you and a pen to take notes
• LISTEN to the interviewer, make eye contact and show your interest in what they are saying
• Don’t fidget, portray confidence in yourself. Open body language. Don’t slouch!
• Don’t waste the interviewer’s time – if you realize you are not interested in the job, be upfront and sincere. Don’t let them think you might want the job and then turn them down later.
• Be willing to talk and be interesting. Don’t just respond to questions by saying “yes” or “no”. Show enthusiasm, friendliness and an interest in the interviewer and job.
• If you are genuinely interested in the job after the interview, express this. Shake hands confidently and firmly, making eye contact and thank him/her for their time.
• If you have the interviewer’s details, send them a “thank you” email the next day for their time and interest in you for the position.