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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Oct 26, 2015
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    The internet loves giving advice – the web abounds with top tens, twelves, even fifty tips on so many subjects….”how to be a better person”, “how to cook an egg” or make your partner happier, thinner, even hairier. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Oct 26, 2015
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    In most offices when you have a bad day, when people annoy, hurt or frustrate you – then you turn your monitor off at 1700 and head to the door… Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Sep 24, 2015
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    Listen to the VHF and you will hear seafarers calling people “Sir” or “Ma’am” – giving polite respect and deference to those they deal with. But does this regard and esteem flow back the other way? We look at how respect can be rekindled in the shipping industry as we try to discover a little something to make those ashore sweeter. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Sep 24, 2015
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    When Crewtoo developed the “Seafarer Pyramid” of the key issues which affect life at sea and as a seafarer, it was clear that “self-actualisation” was always going to be a tough area to address. Just how do you fulfil your potential and develop yourself and career? One way is through mentoring and coaching… Continue reading

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    Posted by: Holly Savage on Sep 24, 2015
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    Every year the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates World Maritime Day. A special day or celebration and recognition for the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Aug 26, 2015
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    In the multi-cultural maritime world, “Maritime English” is the key to making things happen. But how did it become that way, is it for the best and just how important is it to understand the language of shipping? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Aug 26, 2015

    The idea of a traditional career may be over – people don’t tend to stay with the same company for 45 years and get a gold clock any more. What that means is that it is more important than ever to be able to prove achievements, show skills and stress your knowledge. We are living in an age of continuing professional development (CPD) – but how does that apply at sea? Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jul 09, 2015

    The issue of professionalism is one which has long been important in shipping – but how does the concept stack up across different cultures? Are we all singing from the same professional hymn sheet, or are there very different views on what make someone a professional. Continue reading

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    Posted by: crewtoo_val on Jun 24, 2015
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    Whilst our Crewtoo happiness index shows seafarers are a happy lot, one thing that can upset them is lack of career progression. Sometimes when the day to day routine is so hectic it’s easy to forget the importance of your career. But fear not, there are things you can do – all is not lost, don’t panic! Continue reading

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