If it starts off, “To Whom It May Concern,”…   you’d be so much better off by going to a
company’s website and learning who the name of the director of personnel. Also, try
not to use a cover letter that’s overly general, as if it’s made for every kind of position.
Instead of saying you’re interested in the “opening in your company”, say you’re
interested in the “inland pilot” position, or “able seaman” position. It’s more
professional.





























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Cover Letters
Maritime Jobs - Marine Jobs - Deckhands - Tankermen - Able Seaman - Maritime Jobs - Deck Engine - Employment in the Maritime
Industry - Work on Ships - Yachts - Tugboats - Cruise Ships
Cover Letters
The cover letter’s job is to introduce you and your resume. It’s somewhat of a formality,
but you can use it to your advantage.
A good cover letter of about three brief paragraphs
that states who you are, the position you’re applying for, the licenses or education that
qualify you for the position (but in brief terms), why you think you’re the right candidate for
the job, and asking to be considered for the position.

A cover letter can help you. But if you go about it the wrong way, a bad cover letter can hurt.
If there’s things you should avoid on a cover letter, it’s using one that’s totally
standardized.
Engine Question


The trim of
a vessel is
the _______.

a.
value of the mean draft

b. degree of list

c. amount of roll

d. difference in fore and aft
drafts  

Trivia: What is a Bulk Carrier ?
What is the name of this cluster of stars in the fall-winter northern hemisphere?
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star cluster to find out.
Source: NASA
The cover letter is an important part of the application package. Once you put one
together and it’s in your computer, that cover letter can serve as a template for other
jobs.   
It's almost as if there's a "triangle"...  the interview, the cover letter and the resume.
With the cover letter, insert the company name, the position, and a few words about
why you should be called in for an interview. As a side note (nothing to do with cover
letters),
interesting nautical jobs turn up at museums from time to time.
Don't mix up the purpose of the cover letter with that of the resume. The cover letter
isn't the place for listing every job you held during the past eight years, every special
training seminar you attended. That’s the resume’s job!
Do you want to include an