Change is the only constant in life, what was important for me twenty years ago means little today, therefore my version of the perfect job has evolved. Years gone buy it was all about the boat, the destination and new experiences, whereas today its all about employment stability and my families needs.
For a job to be perfect you must be perfect for the job, consequently it is necessary to define your employability. Newbies and veteran crew are at the extreme ends of the employability scale because they fall outside the average yachts definition of ideal crew.
What works against you with one employer, works for you with another and developing an appreciation for what employers want is the first step towards finding a dream job.
Finding the perfect job takes time, planning, persistence and the ability to set and achieve goals.