4 Easy Steps to your Next Seafarer Job Vacancy

Jan 31, 2020 · 11 mins read ·

All Things Martide, Job Seeker Tips
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Are you a seaman looking for a seafarer job vacancy? Maybe you’re looking for entry level cargo ship jobs, perhaps you’re in the middle of your sea career, or maybe you’re even wondering whether to take one more contract before winding up your career working in jobs at sea and finding a position in shore based maritime jobs.

Whatever stage you are at in your search for seafarer jobs, did you know that thanks to Martide, you’re only ever a few steps away from your next contract?

And that’s all thanks to our easy to create online seafarer profile and seafarer job vacancy board. Here’s how it all works.

4 easy steps to your next seafarer job vacancy

Writing a resume for a seafarer can be, quite honestly, a bit of a pain in the backside.

No one really, whatever industry they are in, likes the thought of having to sit down and spend ages writing a CV, checking their dates match up, checking and checking again for spelling mistakes, and trying to remember every job they’ve ever had or every course they’ve ever taken.

It’s time consuming and it’s definitely one of those things that everyone always means to get round to doing when they’re looking for a new job or contract - but puts off time and time again!

Read more: 5 Ways to Make Your Search for Jobs at Sea Easier

If you do want to write a seafarer resume you need to know how to create one that shows you in the best light possible to put you in with a chance of winning the best jobs at sea. Just remember not to show off or boast too much and make sure you leave out the clichés!

Like we said, it can be tricky and not a lot of fun, so with that in mind we thought we’d let you into a secret and tell you about a simpler, less time consuming, and less painful way to create an online seafarer resume and seafarer profile!

Advert for Martide's maritime jobs website showing a smartphone with seafarer jobs on the screen and text inviting users to create an online seafarer resume

After all, signing up with Martide is a whole a lot easier than writing your own resume for a seafarer! Here’s how to do it:

Step one: download our app or visit martide.com

First of all, visit our website or download our free mobile app from Google Play for Android phones or the App Store for Apple devices.

Once you’ve opened our website or downloaded our Martide app, and whether you’re on your smartphone or on your laptop or computer, you can now move to step two:

Step two: sign up with Martide

To start creating your online seafarer resume and seafarer profile you first need to register an account with Martide. Good news: it's easy and it's free!

Step three: build your seafarer profile

Creating your seafarer profile is your first step towards finding vacancies for seamen. Here you’ll enter all of your details including your name, address, work experience, education, whether you’re actively looking for jobs at sea or if you’re just creating an account in preparation for lining up your next contract when your current one is finished.

You’ll also be able to upload all your copies of your seafarer documents such as your seaman’s book, COCs, STCW certificates, any valid visas, passport and medical certificates.

This is great because it means that all of your documents are now stored all in one secure place and employers and manning agents won’t have to chase you for copies of them.

If you’d like to know more about creating your seafarer profile you can check out this blog post here or visit our step by step guide for new seamen who are creating an account on our support website.

Think of your seafarer profile as your online resume for a seafarer. It contains all of the information that you want prospective shipowners and ship managers to know about you - so they can hire you for those vacancies for seamen you’re perfectly suited to!

Advert for Martide's maritime jobs website showing phones with seafarer jobs on the screens

Handy hint: we have other guides for seamen on our support website telling you how to use the Martide platform, including how to track your applications, and open and closed jobs, as well as how to use the messages function to stay in touch with employers and manning agents about the jobs at sea you’re interested in.

Or that they want to hire you for!

Step four: find jobs at sea!

At Martide we are privileged to work with some of the maritime industry’s most well respected shipping companies. And we’d love to help line you up for a seafarer job vacancy on one of their vessels!

So now that you have your online seafarer resume ready and your documents uploaded, it’s time to search and apply for jobs at sea.

If you’d like to learn more about finding jobs on our website, you can read this blog post here or check out our step by step guide on our support website here.

Now, check out Martide’s crewing seafarer jobs board and click the Apply button to automatically send your details to any employers for their jobs at sea that you’re interested in and are qualified for.

The awesome thing about uploading your seafarer profile is that you only need to do it once.

Of course you can change information as and when you need to, but once your info is in our system shipowners, ship managers, and manning agents can also view it and then reach out and contact you if they think they’d like to line you up for a contract.

There it is: 4 easy steps to your next seafarer job

  1. Visit our website or mobile app
  2. Register an account with Martide
  3. Create your online seafarer resume / profile
  4. Search for seafarer jobs and apply!

Creating your seafarer resume with Martide is the way to go!

At Martide we understand maritime recruitment and we know that there are so many different moving parts in finding seafarer jobs and getting you onboard a ship.

We work with you, our shipowner clients, and our manning agents to make sure that the best seafarer is always onboard.

Read more: 7 Reasons Why You Should Look for Seafarer Jobs Online

If you’d like to try an easier, faster, more convenient way to line up your next seafarer job vacancy, download our free mobile app or check out our website and create your seafarer profile now.

We look forward to seeing you onboard in one of our vacancies for seamen soon!

Eve Church

Eve Church

Eve is Martide's content writer, publishing regular posts on everything from our maritime recruitment and crew planning software to life at sea. Eve has been writing professionally for more than two decades, crafting everything from SEO-focused blog posts and website landing pages to magazine articles and corporate whitepapers.


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