A Practical Guide for Working on the Water
Primer for Working on Ships, Boats, Yachts, and other Vessels - Professional Mariner Resumes
Practical Maritime Law for Professional Mariners - How to Prepare for Interviews
One of the popular topics in maritime employment is the element of salaries.
People like to talk about harbor pilots who make $175,000 a year, or chief officers on
container ships who pull down $85,000 a year. That's all good and fine, but for
anyone who is considering entering the industry, there are more fundamental things
to consider, such as whether you'll like this line of work.
No book can show you what it's like to go to sea from the comfort of armchair. A
person could listen to veterans of the industry talk about why watchstanding is a
difficult grind. A person could listen to old-timers talk about how the industry used to
be better. Although a book can't offer these personal perspectives,
So You Want to
Work on a Boat does try to give some insight into working on the water.
There are many different types of vessels on which professional mariners can find
employment. While each vessel presents different duties and responsibilities, some things are
common to all jobseekers... such as how to put together a good resume or cover letter.  
This book also covers shoreside job opportunities in shipyards, insurance
companies, shipping companies, maritime security companies, marine surveying,
maritime museums, and more.  
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