I’m looking for my first job and want to work in the gulf inland. I’ve got my STCW, Marsec, and TWIC credentials. No MMC yet. I would like to be at sea as long/much as possible since I just drove down here and have no family here anyway. I’d prefer something based along Channelview/Houston/La Porte, but I guess I’ll just keep driving until I find a job.
– I applied online for places like Marquette and Kirby. Is it better to just walk in with my resume and fill out an application? I applied about 3 weeks ago and haven gotten a yes or no.
– Can I just walk in to places and apply that way? I’d like to start work ASAP.
– Any recommended companies? I’m looking for a larger vessel and/or places with growth opportunities (I plan on applying for my MMC as soon as I have an address and then would like to do offshore stuff) but I’m not picky as it is my first job.
– Lastly, do you know of any places that need people ASAP?
Please and thank you to everyone.
Update: It only took 52 days but I finally have a job.
Pro tips: If you, like me, moved out of state with no experience with dreams of working the gulf, fill every application out with a local address. I had my permanent address on most and paid for it. Also use that super long thread of places to apply on GCaptain. And have your MMC already in the works (at least!) before heading out on the job hunt.
It’s finally working out for me, but its been a long wait and I hope this saves some other complete newcomer the heartache.