Trying to land that first job!!
I'm not sure about this whole blog thing but I just thought I would share my story...
I moved down from Falmouth, Cornwall, England nearly 2 weeks ago, to find work as a stewardess onboard a yacht this season. It all happened so fast, and I left on a bit of an impulse if I'm honest!! Some of my friends used words like 'brave and 'adventurous', whilst others used 'optimistic' followed by 'naieve'.. all of them were right!! I felt I had no commitments keeping me in England, I had been single for 2 months, in between jobs, and the house I had just moved into I had to be out of in 6 weeks anyway.. so it seemed as good a time as any to take on a new and exciting adventure :-)
It is far from a holiday being here in Cannes, with little money in the bank, it is definatley solely a business trip. Hours are spent surfing the web for jobs, creating accounts on relevant websites, contacting agencies, and of course applying for job after job.. All in hope that just one will see your potential and give you that 'BIG BREAK' you've been waiting for.
I've lost count of how many I have applied for.. but after 2 weeks I finally got some good news!! I have an interview onboard a 33.5 m M yacht this Monday 3/03 :-) woohoo!! I usually interview well, so I've been told.. but this is different position to anything I have applied for, and the steaks feel higher!! I realise it is a tough industry to get into, with the fierce competition, my lack of experience on Motor Yachts goes against me.. but I hope that I can dazzle them with my charm and be given the chance to prove my suitability for this line of work ;-) Fingers crossed!!
I will post a blog post monday to say how my interview went..
Wish me luck!!