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Old 22-07-2022, 09:26   #1
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Looking for work to build the Kitty while cruising

I am about to start cruising.

I have worked in computers & software for several years. So I have been able to make some money to fill the kitty, but not enough to cruise the rest of my life.


While I am working. I will work a contract until it ends, I get laid off, quit or fired, then look post on Monster or Career builder. I'll be inundated by recruiters calling asking if I want the job they are trying to fill.


After a month or more of this I will get an interview with the recruiter's manager, then a hiring authority and their team, then possibly get hired and get a contract.



So I am wondering if I can do this. Cruise until I have little money in the kitty, then post to Monster, stay close to cell towers so I can receive calls from recruiters. then after a month or two land a contract to rebuild the kitty.


If you are doing something similar, how do you do it?


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Old 22-07-2022, 23:55   #2
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Re: Looking for work to build the Kitty while cruising

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I am about to start cruising.

I have worked in computers & software for several years. So I have been able to make some money to fill the kitty, but not enough to cruise the rest of my life.


While I am working. I will work a contract until it ends, I get laid off, quit or fired, then look post on Monster or Career builder. I'll be inundated by recruiters calling asking if I want the job they are trying to fill.


After a month or more of this I will get an interview with the recruiter's manager, then a hiring authority and their team, then possibly get hired and get a contract.



So I am wondering if I can do this. Cruise until I have little money in the kitty, then post to Monster, stay close to cell towers so I can receive calls from recruiters. then after a month or two land a contract to rebuild the kitty.


If you are doing something similar, how do you do it?


Regards

Basically, you want to work from home - thatís simply a function of selecting new contracts with firms that are happy with you working 100% remotely. These days thatís much more common, especially in software development.

Are you staying within your home country, or are you planning to travel to other countries as well? In the latter case would you be working for companies in the foreign countries, or always with companies in your home country? Look to digital nomad resources as your immigration and tax issues would be the same.

Maintaining Internet coverage is the easiest. We pay attention to our mobile providersí coverage maps and plan our cruising locations to suit. Depending on where you want to go Starlink RV could provide broader coverage with fewer black holes.

Much more difficult is combining a work life with a cruising life. It can be done, but personally I would now counsel others to cruise, then park the boat and work, then go cruising again. I spent six months cruising and working and wasnít as productive nor enjoying either activity as I much as I would have liked. There are other threads about that on CF.
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Thanks.

I am thinking of cruising, then parking to work betore cruising again.
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I am thinking of cruising, then parking to work betore cruising again.
I am in the us. I will check the cell provider plans
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Re: Looking for work to build the Kitty while cruising

How strong is your LinkedIn profile? I am also in software / tech, and I have inbound interest on tap.

A few tips:

- Always take a short zoom/chat when recruiters call. They are the ones out there batting for you. Be clear what you are looking for, your situation, etc.

- Make your profile easily searchable, and place your location in the area where they are looking (SFO, MIA, NYC, etc). They search by buzzwords / tech stack, so lay it out in your summary and experience.

The point is to make it easy to be seen and hired. If you are in tech and know how to present your profile, then the jobs will literally find you.

I'm new here, but feel free to message me. Happy to share my playbooks.
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Curious why you don't use Dice?
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Re: Looking for work to build the Kitty while cruising

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I am about to start cruising.

I have worked in computers & software for several years. So I have been able to make some money to fill the kitty, but not enough to cruise the rest of my life.


While I am working. I will work a contract until it ends, I get laid off, quit or fired, then look post on Monster or Career builder. I'll be inundated by recruiters calling asking if I want the job they are trying to fill.


After a month or more of this I will get an interview with the recruiter's manager, then a hiring authority and their team, then possibly get hired and get a contract.



So I am wondering if I can do this. Cruise until I have little money in the kitty, then post to Monster, stay close to cell towers so I can receive calls from recruiters. then after a month or two land a contract to rebuild the kitty.


If you are doing something similar, how do you do it?


Regards
When my office rent went up, I bought a slip and a nice big boat to use as an office. It's a bit harder than working in an office, simply because of space. However, it's very nice to work from a slip, even sail out to Angel Island and work at the cafe there. That's how I work.

I do a lot of hiring for contract work (database development) and would have no problem with hiring someone who's on the water, but I may not be too comfortable with someone who's cruising off the coast of Africa or something. What is EXTREMELY important is the net-meeting. You need a FAST and STABLE connection. If you can hop on a call with no problem, respond to emails and texts quickly and succinctly, then you're already in the top 10%
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