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  • What one piece of advice would you pass on?

    come on you oldies, tell us how to do it!!

  • #2
    Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

    Got some from a friend not had a chance to try it yet as I haven't been on my first trip yet. He said before joining a ship to take ?20 go to the news agents buy a selection of newspapers and magazines.

    A, it will give you something to do on your no doubt long travel connections before joining your ship
    B, more importantly your crew mates will appreciate the taste of home, reading meterial and the fact you made an effort might make them more willing to help you out when you need it.

    Not tried it yet but sounds like good advice to me

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    • #3
      Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

      Would never of thought of something like that, nice one.

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      • #4
        Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

        Be affable! If people like you and your keen, then you'll be absolutely fine. What you did before your cadetship, what qualifications you have and what you know isn't very important as a cadet, but if people like you and you try hard and listen you'll have a very smooth and successful cadetship.

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        • #5
          Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

          Remember you don't know "everything" yet.
          So if in doubt ASK,
          if you don't know ASK,
          if you aren't sure or didn't quite understand the instruction or request ASK

          Oh and bring the papers / Heat / Zoo etc as mentioned before Suez is a mighty boring transit
          Trust me I'm a Chief.

          Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
          Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
          No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


          Twitter:- @DeeChief

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          • #6
            Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

            AM and Chiefy wise words indeed, I like the idea of what I have done in the past not being too important, not that there is anything too worrying!

            Chiefy, shall I bring Nuts as well? is your engine behaving today?

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            • #7
              Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

              I have no idea how the engine is.......I'm home

              I actually meant Nuts but Heat has pretty pictures too
              Trust me I'm a Chief.

              Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
              Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
              No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


              Twitter:- @DeeChief

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              • #8
                Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                Zoo???
                Be what you want to be not what other people tell you to be
                Adapt and over come
                Careers At Sea Ambassador

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                • #9
                  Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                  Yeah, I didn't even want to go there either!

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                  • #10
                    Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                    thats why i said it for you :P
                    Be what you want to be not what other people tell you to be
                    Adapt and over come
                    Careers At Sea Ambassador

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                    • #11
                      Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                      http://www.zootoday.com/

                      the print version of that.......competition for Nuts
                      Trust me I'm a Chief.

                      Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                      Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                      No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                      Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                      • #12
                        Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                        I will click it when i get home don't want to get into to much trouble when on a college pc :P
                        Be what you want to be not what other people tell you to be
                        Adapt and over come
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                        • #13
                          Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                          any advice from the already qualified on Orals? mine are 4 weeks away now and all advice is good advice

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                          • #14
                            Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                            Turn up on time, have a shave, clean your teeth and dont smell of curry / garlic Wear a suit (or similar) it is to all intents and purposes THE job interview from hell Without his says so all bets are off.

                            Remember you only have (aprox) 1 hour to show the examiner you are competent and capable and he dosen't know you from Adam (or Eve), he is looking at you from the point of view, can he sleep safe in his bed knowing you are on watch / duty (assuming he was on ship with you).

                            DO NOT argue with the examiner
                            Answer the question ASKED not the one you wish he asked, if you dont understand the question say so he ought to re-phrase it or maybe leave it alone completely
                            Be polite, he is a Sir unless otherwise told
                            Read up on the latest MGN's and the likes

                            Oh and good luck
                            Trust me I'm a Chief.

                            Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                            Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                            No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                            Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                            • #15
                              Re: What one piece of advice would you pass on?

                              Lol! Cheers Cheify. Have already got my suit =]
                              Lots of people have said the OOW orals are the easiest, the only reason people get worked up about them is because you don't know what to expect. That's not to say you should do your best to know what you should. It's still easy to fail if you don't know your stuff

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