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Yacht Captains Hints and Tips

 

The 5 Screening Questions You Should Always Ask

1. “Tell me about your ideal job?”

What you’re listening for:The balance between positive or negative points. This is an easy opening question that gives the potential candidate a chance to open up. This question can also give you a valuable insight into how positive this candidate’s attitude is towards work.

2. “Why do you think this position is for you?”

What you’re listening for: This will tell you the key motivators for the candidate. You can then check this against the reality. Unrealistic expectation is a sure way to have poor moral and a high crew turnover.
Also compare the candidates answers with that from question 1. By doing this you may decipher if the candidate is just going through the motions or is driven to find a yacht that fits their requirements.

3. “What can you contribute to our team? Or Why should we hire you?”

What you’re listening for: Here is where you find out what your candidate sees as their key strength. Now think how this strength fits with your current team. Listen for specific details or examples of previous positions. If you understand what the position/team needs you can then identify candidates with that strength.

4. “What attributes are you looking for in an employer?”

What you’re listening for: Personality match. In order to find out if a potential candidate will survive/ flourish on your yacht, you need to see if they will get along with the person managing them. Listen for specific attributes the candidate states as important or not important. A good clue to see if the candidate is positive fit for your yacht is hidden within the things they mention as good attributes. If the candidate lists a bunch of things they hate that employers do, you have spotted a red flag.

Note: Big complainers in interviews are bright red flags.

5. “If I reached out to your references, what would your last captain say is the area in which you most need improvement?”

What you’re listening for: Personality match. In order to find out if a potential candidate will survive/ flourish on your yacht, you need to see if they will get along with the person managing them. Listen for specific attributes the candidate states as important or not important. A good clue to see if the candidate is positive fit for your yacht is hidden within the things they mention as good attributes. If the candidate lists a bunch of things they hate that employers do, you have spotted a red flag.

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