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How to handle a bad employment experience on your resume

04 Apr Posted by in Jobs | Comments
How to handle a bad employment experience on your resume

We all love the perception of cruising the world on luxury superyachts and getting paid for it, we all love our jobs and cant imagine doing anything else.

Unfortunately in reality this can be is far from truth in the yachting industry, there are plenty of crew hired to, enduring, or finally quitting terrible, miserable, and horrible jobs on superyachts.

Whether it was a personality conflict, a horrible owner or out of control charter guests, we’ve all been there. However, once you’ve escaped that bad job experience, what’s the next step? How can you translate that experience into a resume worthy notation and move forwards?

We’ve prepared some handy hints to help you put these experiences into the past and progress your career.

Keep your cool

Sometimes guests, other crewmembers or your boss can drive you crazy, Go ahead and let it out, scream! Just don’t do it in front of your new potential employer or during an interview, do not let emotions get the best of you on your resume, in your interview, or online.

Instead of writing something snarky, or your side of the feud on your resume, stick to the bare bones approach. List your responsibilities, accomplishments, and overall, focus on what you learned from the experience.

Be honest

Whatever the case may be if you left on a bad note, were fired or had issues with associates, honesty is the best policy. It’s in your best interest to tell the truth about them, your potential employer has a right to know if there is any reason why they should not employ you.

Omit the experience entirely

If the experience was so traumatic or detrimental to your career progression, simply delete it, this is not permission to lie though. Your resume is a marketing tool that should present you, your experiences and qualifications in the best possible way. If you believe any past some experiences should be better discussed in person, or if it was just a tiny smear on your overall good career, perhaps its simply not worth mentioning.

Keep in mind that we all have a job to do, if you successfully carried out your responsibilities, did a good job and received a great reference from your previous employer, your potential new employer doesn’t need to know the exact details why you left if those details are private .

WIf you’ve ever had a bad experience in your career and overcome it we’d love to hear about it?

How did you approach the topic during interviews?

Share your knowledge and experiences to help others in the industry through the comments box below!

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