About the Consultant…
Name: David McNeill
Job Title: Consultant
What did you do before joining Greycoat Lumleys?
I worked in the Italian Alps for two winter seasons, mainly working as a ski technician but also assisting with recruitment for local hotels, bars and restaurants. I then attended University in Southampton where I obtained a 1st Class Degree in Marketing with Advertising Management.
How long have you been working at Greycoat Lumleys?
I’ve been working here since 15th August 2016
What do you like best about your job?
My favorite thing about the job is meeting all sorts of people from across the world and placing them in environments that I am very fond of.
Which four individuals, living or not, would you like to have a MyChef dinner party onboard a yacht with?
I’d like some good chilled music: Bob Marley
Some nice food: Jamie Oliver
Someone to help catch the food: Robson Green
And my childhood crush: Jessica Alba
Have you ever been on a sailboat/motor yacht/cruise and where would be your ideal location for a holiday on the water?
I have and I’m always keen to explore places I haven’t been before. I’ve heard great things about French Polynesia.
About the Candidate…
What are the most important things you look for when receiving a Candidates CV?
It’s always nice to see constant progression and a clear direction.
When you first meet a Candidate; what is expected from the candidate to impress you?
Without a doubt passion is the most impressive thing for me, particularly with chefs I love to see genuine excitement when talking about food.
What key pieces of advice do you give to your candidates when they are going to an interview?
It differs depending on the client but one thing I always say is to not mention salary.
If a candidate is yet to secure their first Yacht role through us, what advice would you give them in order to boost their CV or get their foot in the door?
To get their foot in the door in the Yacht world can be hard, I would always suggest getting down to Antibes or Palma and meeting as many people as possible to get day work etc before a seasonal position.