One of the most important cover letter tips that we give to our members on WorkOnCruiseShips.com is to address their cover letters and resumes to a specific person.
When you don’t send your application package to a specific hiring manager or recruiter, chances are it will not end up on the right person’s desk, lowering your chances of even getting an interview for a cruise job. This is all great in theory, but where does one find this valuable information?
If recruiting manager’s name is not given on the websites of the cruise line or the cruise agency, chances are you’ll have to work for it. Although you may have to do a little bit of your own investigating, it will pay off because the recruiter will see that you’ve done your homework.
This is one reason why our members value the Discussion Forum on the WorkOnCruiseShips.com website. Our members and moderators share email addresses of where to send resumes and there are also numerous threads on who interviewed who for which cruise job.
Finding the contact name of a hiring manager can be a tedious job in itself as many of our members have shared through the forum and one has shared in a feature article on the site. Keep in mind that you could send out dozens of resumes but if they don’t reach the right person, what’s the point?