How to Spot an Internet Scam
There are some really great looking web sites with what appears to be genuine information but beware of scam artists. With their slick marketing they trick you into believing the jobs are easy to get with all their expert information, E-learn courses, tips and tricks but beware.
Here is an easy way to spot a scam:
Other than the cruise lines web sites, any web site that lists current job openings either in emails, on a web site or included in a membership should be avoided.
The cruise lines and concessionaires do not need to advertise the job openings. There are enough people applying that it would be a waste of time for them.
The scammers do not just take your money they take quality of life from you. Here is a sad but true story - a woman who just graduated college with a teaching degree found a web site that said photographers were urgently needed and that the only requirement was a willingness to learn photography. She had been an amateur photographer for many years and with all the tips and tricks from "hiring experts" she was convinced she would get the job. She had previously applied for a teaching job in her home town and got an offer. She was so confident she would get the photography job she turned down the teaching job. She did not get either job and had to move back in with her parents.
Incidentally, cruise ship photographers need to have more skills than most photography jobs. They need to know mini-lab operation and maintenance, digital technologies, event photography, portrait photography and need to have extraordinary social skills.