Exactly What A Lawyer Resume Really Should Not Be

The next thing that you simply stay away from is having typographical mistakes or perhaps sentence faults. You ought to have the required time to review your resume previous to presenting it. Have to consider extreme care. There is certainly solely basically no pretext for the curriculum vitae that is not well-proofed. This could likely create the upset of the workplace and you could get rid of your opportunity at staying questioned. What this sort of sloppiness would probably imply is usually a similar type of sloppiness in the work any time recruited. And no employer requires this. Spend some time to look at your resume. If you want another set of eyes then proceed and also try to get these. It is going to never ever hurt for being way too watchful.


Including in the curriculum vitae reasons why you plan to your present career, as well as your own earlier ones, isn’t really the absolute right place to convey this. In all probability this is asked in any case in the occupation interview. Which is to be the right time for you to talk about in greater detail the reasons you quit or just want to leave your current job. This one could risk anticipation that you could have at attaining an initial job interview.


Other times, including your hobbies or even pastime pursuits most likely are not that good as well. This may, to start with, show that you have a life over and above your own career however this could backfire on you . If perhaps the actual employer finds your activity interesting you then do not have a dilemma. However, if they aren’t and also requires it unfavorably, after that that could be a challenge. It is advisable to be secure. Once again, there’d be time to talk about these items throughout the occupation interview if the interview panel member requires interest in it.


Talked about here are only some of the things that in order to avoid when creating your resume. They all go well with any other kind of curriculum vitae for virtually every job application. Take into consideration these things as well as include them to your listing of recommendation.

For the past week, our yacht has been on charter

When a yacht is on charter, guests are onboard at any time of day or night therefore watch keeping by the crew is a 24/7 business. You can also expect to work 14 – 18 hours a day in sweltering and humid weather conditions in full uniform as has been the case this week in Italy.

Fortunately for me, or unfortunately perhaps [depending on how you look at it] and as being the new deckhand onboard, I’ve been given the arduous duty of working the graveyard shift from 1am – 6am every morning.

So what is involved on my shift?

Well, I’m glad you asked – think scrubbing the decks and washing down a 50 meter yacht all on your own with intermittent and regular trips to the bridge to make sure that there are no emergency alarms, radar warnings or other potential emergency situations present onboard.

The end result is total exhaustion or what is otherwise referred to as ‘crew burnout’.

How To Survive Crew Burnout

I have read many articles and publications on the subject, but this is the first time I have experienced it first hand.

In the process I have learnt a few basic principles to help overcome this effect and it has made all the difference to my experience being a good one or a forgettable one.

First and foremost, working fourteen hour days and managing a hectic schedule in any business will eventually send your stress levels through the roof.

At this stage, it’s important that you don’t sweat the little things!

This really can be anything from your dinner being served late to the 1st mate barking down the UHF radio to you to about your stern lines – the context is somewhat irrelevant here as they of course will be specific to you, but whatever you do…don’t sweat it!

Keep in mind that you’re all under pressure to get things done as quickly and professionally as you can.

Secondly, I’ve found that stimulants [as much as I like coffee] are not the best thing to push you through the last couple of hours of your work day or for that matter, if taken in large quantities during the day.

They either keep you up during your highly valued rest periods [which can be any time of day] or if taken in any large quantities, they can cause your energy levels to fluctuate up and down or quite simply crash all together and for deckhands operating cranes, powerboats and other machinery it’s simply not worth the risk.

Finally, and perhaps most important of all, the biggest help to surviving crew burnout [apart from sleep] is this – you must take every opportunity you have available to you to let off some steam and have fun!

For me at least, being a deckhand is great in that you are responsible for all the ‘toys’ onboard.

Overcoming Emotions At Sea

We were on course for a head on collision with a sixty foot sailing yacht.

“Turn five degrees to starboard now” was the call from the 1st mate.

Nervously, I hit the electronic touch pad arrow button and changed our course from 126 degrees to 131 degrees east and slowly, nudged the bow of the yacht to starboard to pass the approaching vessel. The radar collision warning vanished and all was well again.

What. A. Rush.

The best part of this is that I get to do it all again at 4am this morning – in the dark!

The Reality Is However

That it hasn’t all been plain sailing [no pun intended].

To be perfectly honest with you, it’s been a really, really tough first month onboard for two reasons:

Firstly, for probably only the second time in my life, I feel like I am up against a massive and relentless learning curve. A set of ego crushing experiences occurring frequently at all times of day and sometimes night.  Allow me to explain…

You would have to go to great lengths to compare the corporate world to the world at sea.

The skill set required to be successful at sea is so different it’s almost mind boggling – and I’m not just talking about the skills required to drop anchor versus say drafting a fancy Excel spreadsheet, but the skills required to win with people which leads me onto my second point…

The confined spaces of a yacht only serve to exaggerate the emotions found within it.

It seems that almost nothing goes unnoticed, from a major thing like the end of a relationship within the crew, right down to the amount of Parmesan cheese I use on my bolognese.

These little things can eventually drive you crazy – if you let it.

So, I wanted to share with you one simple insight which has helped me a great deal to overcome these two challenges in the past few weeks.

As Luck Would Have It

I recently ran into an old school friend of mine in the Ports de Monaco – in fact it was a buddy from my boarding school days nearly twelve years ago.  

It turned out that he is also working in the yachting industry, and I was fortunate enough to work with Yango for the day on his yacht.

While scrubbing the decks on a scorching hot afternoon in Monaco, he was talking about his experiences as a crew member onboard several different yachts and was describing to me some of the challenges and difficulties he had overcome within a crew environment during his career…

“I just be myself and hope for the best”– he said.

At the time I didn’t fully appreciate the wisdom in those words – but now, having been in a few challenging and emotional situations myself, I most certainly do.

“It’s like living in a big family” my engineer said to me one evening this week…and he is right.

Your crew is your family while you are onboard – you spend nearly all your time together and you inherently place a lot of trust in them [and vice versa].

For me, trust is hinged largely on honesty – so Yango couldn’t have said it better.

Being honest with your crew about who you are as an individual and how you are feeling – even the little things [including the ego crushing mistakes that you make on deck] will make your time onboard that much more enjoyable – it may even produce a few laughs in the process!

The important thing to remember is that a crew environment can either be a pressure cooker or a vent valve – but it all depends on you as an individual.

So with that in mind…my best advice to anyone working at sea would be this.

Be Yourself. Work hard. Play hard.

A Watch Keepers Log Book And The Advantages Of Night Watch

I love getting up early.

This morning I am on watch from 4 – 6am.

Being the watch keeper essentially means that I am responsible for the ship and generally making sure that all is well onboard and sitting on the bridge at this time of the morning is great especially as you get to see some amazing sun rises!

The following is my personal log book entry so you can see what it’s like to be on watch aboard a superyacht.

03:55am – Relieve the second engineer of watch duty. Arrive five minutes early for my shift to allow for the change to bridge conditions.

04:00am – Check current wind speed, wind direction, sea height and visibility readings.

04:10 am – Quickly pop down to the crew mess to knock up a coffee.

04:15 am – Walk down to the engine room to check the bilges and the ship’s alarm log. There are no new alarms and all seems to be well. Take another sip of coffee to celebrate.

04:20am – Take ship to shore sight bearings. Notice a small yacht on starboard side – nothing to worry about for the moment but will keep an eye on it.

04:30 am – Check line of sight bearings for movements. No changes to original bearings. Sweet.

04:45 am – The sun is rising now and beginning to shift the dark night sky to a light blue colour.

05:00am – It’s quite a cool feeling to be sitting on the bridge of a super yacht and filling out the chief officer’s log book for the first time.

– Barometer reads 1017 and holding.

– Wind is steady at around 7 knots.

– Sea is calm at 1-2 feet.

– Visibility is good with objects visible up to 7 nautical miles.

-Sky is partly cloudy.            

05:05 am – Walk around the decks and confirm that tender is secured. Check line of sight bearings for movements. Small yacht on starboard side is holding position.

05:15am – Sun is rising steadily now. The sky is changing to a light orange and blue colour. A near perfect sunrise!

05:20am – A small yacht sets sail on port side. Looks like a single man sailing – wonder where he is going but then realise I don’t really care, as it can’t be much better than where I am right now.

05:25 am – Quickly pop on to my Facebook account. Remind myself to attend Facebook Addicts Anonymous meeting when next ashore.

05:30am – Clouds are appearing on the horizon and slightly ruining my perfect sunrise. Unlucky.

05:35 am – Wind has changed direction now and the yacht is shifting direction on anchor. Walk the decks to make sure this shift in direction has not put us too close to the small yacht on our starboard.

05:45am – Shift in wind speed and anchor line has not put us at risk. We’re all good.

05:50 – The sky is really bright now, looks like it’s going to be another scorcher on the French Riviera.

05:55 am – Check engine room bilges. No new alarms. Macy Gray playing on the sound system…

06:00 – Hand over to the 1st mate. Complete new entry on the chief officer’s log book with current weather and ship status.

06:05 – Head back to bed to get some much needed rest. Another charter day today so will be another 14 hour day at least!

Top 10 Beaches In Italy (Part II)

  1. For families, the ideal place is Jesolo, in the province of Venice. The place is well developed that aside from the magnificent beach, that town also possessed archeological sites, museums, galleries, libraries, and recreation parks.

For instance, the Aqualand, a water theme park the best in Italy, a golf club, mini golf, kart racing, and an amusement park with over 50 attractions. Jesolo possessed two shorelines in the north, there’s the Venetian lagoon and in the south is the Adriatic sea. And there are many playgrounds for children as well. Hotels are situated where clients can possibly overlook the waterfront.

  1. Once again, in Sardinia, in the province of Sassari lies a series of beaches that constitutes the coast of Alghero, it extends for 80 km. And different names were applied on beaches in a certain zone. For example, the Buranti, the Lazzaretto, the Calabona, The Lido and the Maria Pia to name a few. All and all the coastline of Alghero amounts to 35 different beaches.

The city plays an important role in the economy of Sardinia; it possesses Universities, an airport, museums, libraries, archives, theaters and archeological sites.

The Capo Testa beach is one of the most beautiful places in region, the shore-line is like a little gulf located near the town of Santa Teresa di Gallura in the north of the island of Sardinia.

Alghero maybe not be famous throughout the world but surely a perfect place to visit, especially during summertime, for its beautiful white, smooth sandy beaches. And one particular tourist attraction is the Cave of Neptune.

  1. Positano reaches the eighth place in the top 10 beaches in Italy. It a small town in the province of Salerno, in Campagna. It is a part of the world heritage the Amalfi coast, aside from the beach the place offers the spectacular panorama of the town, which goes upwards to the hills.

It was a favorite resort of high-ranking officials during the Roman era as evidenced by the discovery of a Roman house beneath the church of Santa Maria Assunta. And one of the main access to reach the beautiful islands of Capri and Ischia.

  1. The beach of Cattolica is the second-to-last in the classification; it is located in the province of Rimini, in Emilia-Romagna region. Ideal also for family vacations and destination, children will surely enjoy their time here as there is a beautiful Aquarium and a recreation park, near the two mile-wide beach you can find restaurants, shops, and bars.
  2. Riccione is the last but surely not the least, as a multitude of tourist flocks in this place during summer, especially the younger ones. Attracted by a large variety of discothèques, bars and clubs, which are located literally near the shoreline. These facilities render Riccione the Fun capital of Italy. And that completes the list of the top 10 beaches in Italy.

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Top 10 Beaches In Italy (Part I)

With a coastline of about 7,458 km including that of its islands, the Italian peninsula has a huge number of sandy shores. We have come up with the top 10 beaches in Italy. These beaches stand out from the rest because of their beauty and varied forms.

1.The first in the ranking is a beautiful beach in Sicily, called the San Vito lo Capo, in the province of Trapani. With crystal-clear water and smooth white sand, this place was voted top notch in Italy and the 8th in the entire Europe.

It is located on the promontory of Capo San Vito, in the west coast of the Island facing the gulf of Macari, and just adjacent is the gulf of Castellammare where in the proximity is the Zingaro natural reserve where the flora and fauna are unparalleled.

2. In the second place is the little town of Villasimius, in the province of Cagliari, in the island of Sardinia. It has a small population of 3.365 but has been dwelt since the ancient times, this has been proven by archeological findings like the Nuraghi a ziggurat like structure that dates back from XIX -VI century BC, and also Roman ruins dating from III century BC to VI century AD.

You can enjoy not only the beautiful seashore but ancient ruins and breath-taking landscape as well and at night time in the vicinity, you can hang out in the several nightclubs that liven up the summer nights of tourists from all over Italy.

3. The third in beach beauty is in Otranto, in the province of Lecce, in Puglia. Crystal’s turquoise water is what you will see here, and not only that, the town is rich in architectural heritage; it is located in the Adriatic coast.

An old town, people have been living in the perimeter as early as the Paleolithic and Neolithic era. This conclusion was made when in 1995 an ancient wall, and its gate was discovered by an archeologist. The beach is perfect for tourist and also for the diving enthusiasts

4. Sardinia has a second entry in the top 10 beaches in Italy; the place is Poetto, and it is the longest beach in Cagliari, stretching for eight km. You can also find a great number of restaurants in the vicinity serving traditional dishes. At night time, Poetto is as well a favorite hang-out of young people from Cagliari, a perfect meeting place.

5.Vieste beach is on the fifth place; it is a part of a small town of the same name. It is located in the province of Foggia, In Puglia region, with a population of 13.837 persons.

The beach itself has a very good reputation it is again and again been given a blue flag which means, high standard and safe for swimmers, not only that, the town as well gives tourists another option to visit the place as there are numerous archeological sites. Near the shoreline is located a medieval cathedral and the castle of Vieste

Interesting fact the world’s oldest casino is located in Venice, Italy!

Top 10 Hiking Tips

Tip #1

A good trail map is an essential item to bring on a hike, but what if it rains or snows?  It’s always a good idea to keep your map in a clear plastic bag.  Some people go to the trouble of laminating their maps, which is even better.  Also, check your local hiking retailers as some of them sell laminated maps for popular local hiking trails.
Tip #2

When hiking in high elevation areas during the summer, get an early start to avoid afternoon thunderstorms.  Keep an eye on the sky up above, because clouds can be a sign of a potential thunderstorm.  If you are hiking above the tree line, lightning can be a serious threat.

Tip #3

Consider using trekking poles! They will help you when hiking uphill by taking some weight off your legs, and they will save your knees and help you balance when hiking downhill. Some can even act as a tripod for your camera.

Tip #4

Instead of just throwing your clothes, food, and equipment into your backpack, divide the gear up into stuff sacks that will help keep things organized. Plastic storage bags can work well because you can see what’s inside and they’re waterproof.
Tip #5

Even though what you REALLY want to do when you first get home might be to just crash on the couch, it’s worth taking the time to clean gear right away when you return. For example, storing a tent with dirt in or on it can cause the fabric to wear out more quickly, while cleaning will help prolong the life of the tent. Take care of your hiking investments!

Make meal preparations faster and easier following a long day of hiking by putting all of the ingredients for each meal together in one or two plastic storage bags. For example, if you’re making pasta, have the sauce (dried or not), pasta, and any seasonings all together so you don’t have to dig through your pack when all you want to do is eat and then crash in your sleeping bag.

Tip #7

Skip the expensive, pre-package trail mix – just make your own one using either particular ingredients or whatever you find in your cupboards!  Start with standard ingredients like peanuts, pretzels, and raisins or other dried fruit.  Then try sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, cashews, white chocolate chips, banana chips, goldfish crackers, chocolate covered espresso beans, and dried mango for some variety.

Tip #8

Dogs make GREAT hiking companions!  When hiking with your dog, consider having your dog wear a small doggie backpack so he or she can carry treats and maybe some water.  Let your dog wear the backpack around the house and on neighborhood walks to get used to the feel.

Tip #9

If you don’t feel like dropping the dough for a backpack cover, try using a sturdy plastic trash bag.  Find one that’s made from pretty durable plastic and toss a spare bag in your pack in case you snag the one you’re using on a branch.

Tip #10

At the end of a long hike, you’ll probably just want to get some food in your rumbling stomach.  Two good choices are angel hair pasta and couscous – both cook VERY quickly.  Toss some dried veggies in the water, mix in some sauce, and you have yourself a meal!

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