Applying for a ship captain position? Cool. Consider updating your resume.

The job market requirements and resume writing standards are rapidly changing and it is important to update your resume now and then in order to compete successfully for a ship captain position. All those years of experience will not even get you near a job interview if not presented amply on your resume.

Here are some essentials of a good resume followed by a ship captain resume sample for your guidance:

• Accuracy: Insert accurate information, employers may actually verify the dates and degrees
• Shortness: Do not exceed one page in length
• Optimization: Optimize your resume for the internet by using a good amount of industry specific key terms
• Relevance: Make sure the skills you are highlighting are same as the ones specifically wanted by the prospective employer

 

Ship Captain Resume Sample

 

Gabriel Alexander

488 Rosemary Lane • Chicago, IL 56222 • (007) 222 – 4444 • gabriel @ email . com


SHIP CAPTAIN

Dynamic and supportive ship captain having hands on experience in vessel piloting and onboard crew management. Competent in administration and guest handling, track record of error free navigation of big vessels through diverse sea routes. US Coast Guard License holder (100 ton) with extensive knowledge of DOT guidelines

– Crew Management – Ship Navigation – Tugboat Towing
– Ship Inspection – Inventory Maintenance – Offshore Fueling
– Duty Scheduling – Terminal Coordination – Overboard Drilling
– First Aid Certified – Vessel Administration – TWIC Card Holder

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ROYAL CARRIBEAN CRUISES – Chicago, IL
Ship Captain, 8/2011 to Present

• Ensure vessel and passengers safety and supervise overall operations of the ship
• Conduct pre and post trip vessel inspections and assist in coast guard inspections on route
• Keep the crew organized, motivated and performing well
• Greet all guests courteously and provide an informative and entertaining environment

Key Accomplishments:
• Implemented the MMS, DOT and USCG guidelines on the ship
• Detected a defect in the ship’s radar system and rectified the same personally
• Reduced annual fuel costs by 20% through vigilant, proactive and cost effective engine maintenance

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES – Chicago, IL
Sr. Deck Hand, 3/2006 to 7/2011

• Assisted in docking, undocking and maneuvering of the vessel
• Executed safe navigation of the ship
• Maintained the boat engine and radio communication equipment in functional condition at all times

Key Accomplishment:
• Assisted in updating of the vessel’s safety manual


EDUCATION

VOCATIONAL COLLEGE OF ILLINOIS, Chicago, IL, 2006
A.A, Vessel Piloting

ST.PATRICK’S HIGH, Chicago, IL, 2005
High School Diploma