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I'm a 30 something who loves to travel.  I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels.  I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt.  I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney.  My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.  

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Book Review: Crash Course Getting A Job On A Cruise Ship


I recently got an opportunity to review the new Ebook:  Crash Course Getting A Job On A Cruise Ship.

It's not my usual type of book that I would review, or read, but I have to admit I have often dreamed of working on a cruise ship.  Of course I often choose to believe that I would get a big cabin, days off to lay by the pool, someone to serve me.  Occasionally I will consider the reality - working 7 days a week for 4-8 months and not seeing my family in that time.  Hmmm, not seeing my family?  Just kidding!  I do often think about my retirement and what types of jobs I would like, and with the right job, I might like working on a cruise ship and really wouldn't know where to get started in getting a job.  

So then came this Ebook in my email box.  This is an abbreviated copy of a larger book, Work On Board Cruise Ships by the Wandering Earl.  The Crash Course Getting A Job On A Cruise Ship costs $10, compared to the full book costing $37.

So did I like the book?  Yes.  It was an easy read, important to me for an ebook.  The book also talks about the different positions on the cruise ship, though not in too much detail.  It talks about what life on board is like - so how is the food?  Then the book goes into how to find jobs, applying and what to do when you actually get a job.  It's tailored for working for a cruise line, but as someone who has worked for many years and has worked in different offices within a company (each time applying for a different position), I recognize a lot of good tips for making yourself stand out.  In a competitive job market, getting your resume to stand out is very important.  

The one thing that really jumped out at me as missing from the book - interview tips.  But, that is in the longer version of the book.

My thought is that if you're considering a job on a cruise ship then $10 for this Ebook would be a good investment.  If you REALLY want a job on a cruise ship or don't have much experience with applying for jobs, then buy this Ebook, learn some tips and then use the coupon code at the back of the book for a reduced rate on the full version of the book.