How to Decide Between Two Superyacht Job Offers: Your Ultimate Guide
Landing not one, but two job offers in the yachting industry is a remarkable feat. Congratulations! However, now comes the challenging part, deciding between them.
Choosing the right role offer for you can impact your career and lifestyle so this is why we created this guide to walk you through the essential factors to consider when making this informed decision.
Tip No.1: Analyse the Yacht Itself
First, make sure you thoroughly assess the vessel! Consider the following:
- Yacht Size: Does one offer a more impressive and spacious workspace than the other? Think about your comfort and convenience while working.
- General Yacht Condition: Research into the overall condition of the yachts. A well maintained yacht can mean a more enjoyable work environment.
- Reputation: Investigate into the reputation of the yachts within the industry. A yacht with a strong reputation may lead to better career prospects.
Tip No.2: Check Over The Job Role and Responsibilities
Although this step is advised to do before you apply for the role, some points may be missed. So it’s always best to double check over the role and the responsibilities of each job offer, considering:
- Job Title: Does one offer a higher-ranking position or a role that aligns better with your career goals?
- Responsibilities: Compare the duties and responsibilities associated with each job offer. Determine which one aligns more closely with your skills and those you may need to learn or gather further experience in.
- Work-Life Balance: Consider the work hours and schedule, and if it offers rotation. A job that offers a better work-life balance can significantly impact your overall quality of life.
Tip No.3: Evaluate Compensation and Benefits
Compensation and benefits doesn’t always mean a paycheck, it can include various other benefits like:
- Accommodation and Meals: Some yachts offer better accommodations and meal options for crew then others, which can affect your savings.
- Health Insurance: Assess the health insurance coverage provided by each yacht. Comprehensive coverage can provide peace of mind.
- Training and Development: Look into opportunities for career development and training. A yacht that invests in your growth can be a valuable long-term choice.
- Salary: Compare the base salary of both offers. Additionally, consider bonuses, tips and any other financial perks.
Tip No.4: Consider the Location and Itinerary
Where is the yacht based and where it travels can affect your experience and personal goals. Consider the following:
- Destinations: Which offers the more exciting and diverse itinerary? Think about the place YOU would like to visit.
- Seasonal Variations: Some yachts follow different routes during different seasons. Research into this to see if this aligns with your preferences.
- Proximity to Home: If being close to home is important to you, factor this into the location of the yacht’s home port.
Tip No.5: Seek Advice and Gather Feedback
Seek advice from peers or mentors in the yachting industry. Their insights and experiences can provide invaluable guidance in the making of your decision. Additionally, check online forums and communities where professionals share their experience like our Facebook group:
“Yotspot – Bringing Crew Together” https://www.facebook.com/groups/yotspot.crewplacement/
Or our Linkedin group: “Superyacht Networking (a discussion group for industry professional)
Overall, choosing between two superyacht job offers is a decision that requires careful consideration. By evaluating the yacht itself, the roles and responsibilities, compensation and benefits, location and itinerary and seeking advice, you can make an informed choice that aligns with your career goals and lifestyle preferences.
Remember that the right decision can lead to a fulfilling and prosperous career in the luxury yachting industry.