Commercial Diving Jobs

2 Steps to Position Yourself for Success in Commercial Diving

Looking for a commercial diving job?

You’re not alone.

Whether you’re newly graduated from underwater welding school or have multiple years of diving experience, finding a job always presents a challenge.

I know your struggle – I’ve been there myself, and I’ve talked with many of you and told your stories here on Water Welders.

So how do you snag that next commercial diving job?

Step 1: Build your Underwater Welding Resume

We won’t lie – writing resumes and CV’s are boring; but if an employer sees a good one will get your foot in the door. That’s half the battle.

But it’s not easy.

That’s why we’ve developed a simple guide of the top 5 mistakes divers make when writing their resume or CV.

Here’s a few bonus tips as your create your resume:

  • Think about your training and experience: What skills and experience can you bring that’s uniquely for the job you’re applying for?
  • What can skills or certifications do you have that will give you a leg up on other job applicants?
  • Is that school that you trained at reputable in the industry? If so, highlight that.
  • Talk about skills besides diving – what topside experience, such as welding, heavy machinery or mechanical work have you done that might support your position?
  • What team projects have you participated in?

Once you’re finished creating your resume or CV, you can upload it here to Water Welders. We sometimes receive inquiries from employers and would love to pass your resume along to them.

Step 2: Send in your Commercial Diving Resume

Your last step is a breeze: Send your resume to Water Welders!

Fill out your profile and upload your resume/CV for consideration of maritime employers.

Water Welders is a reputable name in the commercial diving business, and we receive requests from employers asking for diver that they could reach out to.

Be one of those divers.

In a sea of potential applicants, you need to stand out. Here’s a few ways to do that when filling out your profile:

  • Add information that matches your resume. If it doesn’t match, this makes employers skeptical as to who you really are.
  • Add your country of origin in your profile. This helps employers know where you’re most available (but it won’t limit you either – you can mention that you’re willing to work internationally in your resume or CV)
  • Add your skills. These are “tag” words that help employers know at a glance what you’re best at. Try and enter unique phrases, not just generic words (“wet welding” versus “diving”).
Commercial Diving Jobs

Commercial Diving Job & Networking Resources

Here’s a few guides to help you learn more about finding the right commercial diving job.

Underwater Welding Directories: Your Ultimate Resource: There’s a lot of places to find jobs out there, so to make it easier on you, we’ve compiled all of the job directories in one place. They’re organized by general job directories (like to more targeted directories for divers.

10 Major Employers of US Underwater Welding Jobs: For years, people have asked me where the best jobs are in the industry for underwater welders. After multiple interviews with business owners around the country (and the world), here’s what I landed on. I also have a Canada edition for our northern friends.

The Best Way to Find a Commercial Diving Job: Networking: What’s the best way to land a job in the diving industry? Hint: Not your skills. It’s who you know. Networking is an important skill anyway, but it’s absolutely crucial to your career survival if you want to stay in underwater welding long term.

Underwater Welding Battle: A Fight for Each Day: This resource explores the various challenges that underwater welders face through their day-to-day work. It’s not all glamor working in this field. Learn what it takes to make it through the daily grind.

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