Pretty much same situation as you Jim i come from a Construction background and ironically used to look over CV for other people but i got a guy from here who very kindly gave mine a once over and offered some pretty sound advice so i redone it. Had it looked over by a few recruiters who say its fine and that although i have a lot of Engineering and Management experience i don't have the experience at rank to be considered (Classic catch 22). I have been making good headway with a recruiter from Northern Marine in the past week but i heard only yesterday that they are going to be making redundancies throughout their fleet so think that could end up a dead end. I keep hearing some Cruise companies are gong to be recruiting and Maersk etc but when i have contacted them i have been getting knockbacks or told there is nothing available. Suppose we just soldier on.