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While it might conjure images of salty beards, noisy parrots and really cool hats, being a boat captain isn't exactly the same as it's represented in movies. Sure, you could still grow a really sweet bread, but a good captain knows that the job is about meeting expectations, following safety protocol and making decisions that benefit everyone on board – not his facial hair fashion. Perfect for someone who loves the water, gives great attention to detail, is super observant and extremely decisive, you can become a boat captain even if all you can grow is a lowly goatee.

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Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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