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What this job is about

Anyone who has ever watched a sailing movie knows that the best part of being a deckhand is that you always follow orders – which means it's not your fault when pirates take over your ship. As a deckhand, you'll be responsible for helping with day-to-day running of a ship, whether it's moving cargo or assisting the captain with navigational duties. You'll likely be gone from home for long periods of time, so it's the ideal job for someone who wants to travel and knows how to take directions from supervisors

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What it Takes

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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