Good luck- hope you get it.
I went to a cruisewest job fair in Portland 0n 2-04.
About 30 people initially- 15 or so left after the break. I thought cruisewest was very honest and upfront about the work involved.
Of the 15 who stayed 12 were looking for gsr (waiter/housekeeper) jobs.
2 others were looking for deckhand.
One older guy said he was an able bodied seaman- but seemed baffled when I asked him if it was a special, limited, or unlimited.
Another guy had been a bosun in the Navy- 10 years ago.
I don't think either had a twic..
At the end of the job fair we were told- that they usually did interviews- but due to time constraints- we would be called instead.
They stopped me on the way out and asked about which ships I had sailed on- and seemed happy I was familiar with small ships and their itineraries...
Didn't hear anything for a week- then they called.
I did a phone interview- which I felt went well...
At the end I asked about the next step- was told I would get a call by the end of the next week for a 2nd interview- if they were interested.
But..the end of the week came and went- haven't heard anything yet..
1- that there weren't more people applying (especially for deckhand) and
2-That I've applied several times and not been hired
Maybe they just run the job fairs- but don't hire?
I have an interview with Alaska State Ferries in Seattle on Saturday- hopefully I get hired