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May 11, 2018
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I've been applying for jobs at Princess Cruises for 3 years now. I'm MORE THAN QUALIFIED! I've had two interviews with them that went great (at least so I thought) and now I apply and I get an immediate NO! I've redone my resume and everything...its ALWAYS NO! I feel discriminated against. Has anyone else experienced this?
 

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What position are you applying for and what makes you think you are more than qualified?

I am not sure why you would think you are discriminated against when cruise lines have the most diverse employees in the world throughout their fleet.
 
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Because of my education and work history and skills to back it up! I've applied for Customer Service, thinking I could work my way up and I've applied for Admin positions. I applied for 5 more different positions today! I said I FELT discriminated againt...never said they ARE. They won't give me a chance. I keep trying though...along with other positions elsewhere. Job market is tough.
 
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Cruise ship companies have a very extreme interview process due to the nature of the jobs. The hours are long, time off is minimal, staff is away from home/friends for long period, ship quarters are small, etc. It takes a specific type of person/personality to work on a ship.

Does it have to be Princess Cruises?
If you think you qualify to work for a cruise company and Princess Cruises is not responding positively to you, you might want to apply to another of the cruise companies - such as Norwegian or Royal Caribbean. You could also try Carnival or Holland America, but they are both owned by the same parent company as Princess Cruises.
 
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Most companies don't reconsider a resume every time it's submitted. Once they've gone through the interview process and decided you're not a good fit for the company, they wont spend the time looking again. They can flag this in their application management systems, which is why you're getting an immediate "no".

I agree with Razilo--time to try a different cruise line.
 
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So you are looking for a job in their offices in the US and not on a ship? If you are looking for a job on a ship- they usually start promoting from within and you work your way up, starting in housekeeping.

You salary requirements might also be an issue. Did they tell you what starting salaries are? People from other countries will accept a lot less money to do a job than an American.

Unfortunately the job market is tough everywhere and cruise lines are no different. Is there a reason you are focusing on Princess or a cruise line in particular?

Do you speak any other languages? That is a must when for working at any cruise line. Folks that can speak multiple languages are highly sought after, especially in Customer Service because of the diversity of passengers. Those that are multi- lingual are the ones that will have a easier time getting a job.
 

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Many times, to be considered for Customer Service or an Admin position, the applicant needs to have worked his/her way up in the cruise line ... so that they have a full background and knowledge for these "people" positions. I know for a fact that Holland America is hiring for telephone reservation agents. They have training classes from time to time. You learn SO much about the ships, itineraries, and policies if you're in Reservations. I'd suggest considering something like this.
 
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