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Top 15 Able Seaman Interview Questions
Question 1 of 17
What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?
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Question 1 of 17
What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?
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"The parts that I enjoy most about being a seaman would be the variety in work and the ability to utilize my mechanical skills. Every day is different and I really value that."
Which aspects of being an Able Seaman are most interesting to you? What keeps you interested in your work from day to day? Talk to the hiring manager about the most enjoyable points of this career.
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Question 2 of 17
What type of routine maintenance did you perform on your last ship?
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"I have performed all types of tasks as an Able Seaman. The most common routine maintenance tasks that I have performed on my latest ship include maintenance of the ship's metal structures, cleaning, priming, and painting."
Take the hiring manager through your experience, highlighting the maintenance tasks that you are most experienced in.
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Question 3 of 17
If you saw a fellow seaman doing something unsafe what would you do?
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Question 4 of 17
How well to you respond to authority even when you may not agree with their decision?
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Question 5 of 17
Tell me about your previous employment. How have these previous experiences helped you prepare for a career at sea?
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Question 6 of 17
When did you first want to become a sailor?
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Question 7 of 17
How do you handle working with a fellow seaman?
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Question 8 of 17
Do you have a history of being late or calling in sick?
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Question 9 of 17
How many years of service do you have on deck?
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Question 10 of 17
What experience do you have being an Able Seaman?
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Question 11 of 17
If hired, what steps would you take to understand the operations of our ship, prior to your start date?
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Question 12 of 17
What is the worst weather condition you had to operate under?
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Question 13 of 17
How do you foresee yourself handling long periods of time at sea?
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Question 14 of 17
Have you ever had to keep watch for long periods of time? How do you keep yourself wide awake and keen?
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Question 15 of 17
Are you fully trained in the use of lifeboats and life rafts?
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Question 16 of 17
Are you trained in First Aid and CPR?
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Question 17 of 17
How strong is your sense of direction?
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