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A Manning Agent's Guide to Submitting Candidates

A Manning Agent's Guide to Submitting Candidates

Eve Jones

We aim to make Martide’s online maritime recruitment platform as intuitive and as easy to use for crew manning agencies as possible. Our goal is to make your life simpler when it comes to finding seafarers for your clients' vacant seafarer jobs.

With that in mind, we’ve written this blog post as a how to guide to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about submitting a candidate for a job.

Guide to reviewing your vacancies for seafarer jobs

When a shipowner or manager (the employer) chooses your crew management services to help them fulfil a vacancy, our system will give you the opportunity to first review the position. All of the positions you have been selected to help fulfil can be found under the Find Job heading at the top of the website's page.

This is actually the first page you see when you log in to your Martide account.

In our example below you can see our manning agent has been chosen to find an Able Seaman and a Chief Cook.  

Martide maritime recruitment website page showing job vacancies and candidates

For crew manning agencies to review the details of the position simply click on it. You will then see detailed information about the job and the vessel (on the left) and the proposed candidates (on the right.)

You will also be able to see if that candidate has already applied for the job, whether they have applied and been rejected or hired, or if they’re not qualified to apply. If they’re showing as not qualified click on the words Not Qualified and you can review the application and add any missing documents or  information.

If they are qualified to apply, a check box will show next to their name. That page looks like this:

Website page on showing candidates and job vacancy

To submit a candidate for seafarer jobs, check the box and scroll down the page and click the blue Submit Candidate button. They will be automatically put forward for the vacancy.

How to guide for adding candidates to the system

As one of your client's chosen crew manning agencies, you also have the ability to add candidates to the system. This is simple to do: first click the Candidates heading at the top of the page. To add a candidate, click the Create Candidate button on the top right.

To save time you can bulk import candidates using an Excel spreadsheet. The page looks like this:

The Candidates page on Martide's maritime recruitment website

Adding a candidate is easy: once you’ve clicked the Create Candidate button, all you need do is enter their email address, first name and last name. Once you’ve done that and clicked the Create button at the foot of the page, you will then be able to see the seafarer in the list of candidates on the right hand side of the Find Job page.

Hey presto: easier candidate tracking and maritime recruitment with just a few clicks of the mouse!

This blog post is a version of a user how to guide for companies that offer crew management services that can be found in our support section.  

You’ll also find some other useful topics such as how to track the candidates you’ve already put forward for seafarer jobs, how to use the messages feature, and how to navigate your shipment page.

In fact there are a number of great features that you should know about as a manning agent and provider of crew management services. And if you haven't already been selected to join Martide's Approved Partner Network we'd love to hear from you so we can tell you more about how we can help you accelerate your business!