At the end of the year we like to take a nostalgic look backwards and see what the most read blog posts on our seafarer blog were. The main reason we like to do this is because it helps us to see what topics you’re interested in as a reader so that we can deliver similar blog posts in the future.
At Martide we’re always looking for qualified seamen and seawomen for our employers’ and manning agents’ maritime job vacancies. So if you haven’t created a Martide account yet and you’re looking for a job at sea, we highly recommend you make it your new year’s resolution!
We make it easy for anyone looking for seafarer jobs to apply for vacancies. Create an online seafarer resume with a Martide User Profile and once you’ve filled in your information, that’s the one and only time you’ll ever have to do it. Here’s how to get started.
If you’re looking for seafarer jobs, we’re pleased to say that you’ve come to the right place! At Martide we have a quality selection of different types of maritime jobs ready and waiting for qualified seamen to apply to. In this blog post we’re going to look at how to find your next cargo ship job.
Are you a seafarer with experience in jobs at sea that include working on LNG fueled ships? If so you’re in high demand! As a greener cleaner energy Liquified Natural Gas is changing the future of the maritime industry. And seafarers who have the expertise will see their popularity rise!
One thing that can help you ace a seafarer job interview is to be prepared. And a big part of that is knowing what seamen questions and answers you might be asked. We look at how you can prepare for interviews for deck crew jobs by giving you the lowdown on what questions you’ll probably get asked.
It seems every other day there’s news about a seafarer who’s fallen victim to a fraudulent manning agent, shipping company, or non-existent seafarer job. Not only is this disappointing, it can also cost financially. So it’s crucial to be able to distinguish between genuine employers and fake ones.
If you’re applying for seafarer jobs, including entry level cargo ship jobs, in the engineering department of a vessel, this post is for you. Especially if you’ve been contacted by an employer and you’d like to know what some of the seaman interview questions and answers that you might be asked are!
Knowing you need a great seafarer resume to stand out from the crowd is one thing. Knowing how to achieve that can be another. So in a crowded marketplace such as the maritime industry, how do you make sure you rise head and shoulders above your fellow seamen and get the seafarer jobs you want?
We all have plenty of those annoying little tasks to do that fall under the umbrella of ‘life admin’ and if you’ve ever looked for a seafarers job you’ll probably agree that writing a resume for a seaman is one of them! That’s why building your maritime resume online with Martide is the way forward.
Are you a seafarer looking for jobs at sea? Want a way to find your next crewing vacancy quickly and easily wherever you are? Applied for maritime jobs and would like to track your application? The Martide mobile app is the solution if you’re looking for seafarer job vacancies on the go!
Interviews are nerve wracking, especially at the beginning of your career in seafarer jobs. So it makes sense to be prepared for any seaman questions and answers you might meet. It doesn’t matter whether your job interview is in person or video, you need to be on the ball to beat the competition!
If you usually try traditional ways to find seafarer jobs we’re going to ask you to take a leap of faith and try the online way of looking for jobs at sea. Bear with us while we explain why looking for seamen jobs online is the way to go. In fact we’ve 7 reasons why you should look for jobs online!
Lying on a resume is never a good idea, but lying on a seafarer resume is a real no-no for anyone who takes their maritime career seriously. The trouble with lying - or just exaggerating - when job seeking is that if (and when) you get found out, it can have terrible consequences on your future.
In this post we’re looking at an issue that can make a big difference when interviewing for maritime jobs: showing off! The thing is, you definitely want to highlight your skills and what sets you apart from other candidates, but you need to do it in a way that doesn’t come across as big headed.
We know seafarer jobs involve multiple contracts and you rarely stay with one company for life. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take an interest in the shipping company you’re applying to. Look at it this way; it can’t hurt and will win you points with the person that’s potentially hiring you.
Writing a maritime resume isn’t something people do for fun. It’s time consuming, it can be hard to know what to include and what to omit, and checking for spelling errors is a pain. So we’re giving you a headstart by telling you 5 big mistakes people often make when writing a resume for a seafarer.
Are you about to start writing a maritime resume? Perhaps you’re thinking about dusting off your current seafarer CV to apply for jobs at sea after a period onshore. Whatever stage in your sea career you are at, trash talking a former employer on your seafarer resume is a real no no! Here’s why.
When it comes to finding jobs at sea some places might be more obvious than others. You know about seafarer jobs boards, maritime recruitment agencies and Facebook. In this post we’re looking at another social media website to find seafarer jobs: Twitter. Here’s how to create an account and profile.
The nature of the shipping industry means many of Martide’s clients operate globally. And the seafarers who apply for our seafarer jobs are located anywhere from Ukraine to China. This means conducting interviews face-to-face can be a real challenge - but Skype and Zoom interviews can save the day.
Writing a seafarer resume that helps you stand out from the crowd is important if you want an employer or maritime recruitment agency to contact you instead of another similarly qualified seafarer hunting for the same seaman job vacancy as you. We take a look at what you need to include in yours.
Have you ever tried to write a seafarer resume and come unstuck as soon as you’ve written your name and address? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Writing a resume for any industry is hard. That’s why Martide has written a guide to things you really shouldn’t include on your CV for a shipping company.
There are so many different things to know when writing a maritime resume that it can be hard to get started. Not using cliches (“I’m a dynamic team player!”) is one, but it’s the basics you need to get down pat before you start tweaking your language. So here are 5 more big mistakes to avoid!
No matter how much experience you have in the maritime industry being prepared for an interview is the difference in acing it and landing a job or contract or blowing it. Preparation enables you to be more focused and more likely to impress your potential employer. Here’s how to do that.
Whatever stage you’re at in your search for seafarer jobs did you know that thanks to Martide you’re only 4 steps away from your next contract? And that’s all thanks to our easy to create seafarer profile and seafarer job vacancy board. Read on to find out how to create an online seafarer resume.
If you’re not naturally organized it can be overwhelming always thinking about finding your next seafarer job vacancy. That’s why we’re looking at how to organize your search for jobs at sea. Because when you’re more organized you can concentrate on your current job and enjoy your shore leave more!
Are you qualified and looking for the hottest seafarer jobs? Our maritime crewing board has all of our latest vacancies for seamen on it but we’re currently hiring for some positions that will be changing over soon. Get in touch with us today and we'll see you onboard soon!
Have you written a maritime resume and found it hard to sell your skills without showing off? Boasting on a CV is a major turn off for most employers, including shipping companies and maritime recruitment agencies. But you still need to tell a potential employer what your strengths are. Here’s how.
In a series of articles Martide is looking at everything to do with finding jobs in the maritime industry. We’re exploring the different ways you can find jobs at sea, from finding out which job is right for you to maritime training and from organizing your job search to impressing an interviewer.
Moving to shore based maritime jobs can be a daunting prospect if you’ve spent years working in traditional seafarer jobs. Your to-do list of things to consider and do can be as long as your arm! And one big thing to think about is how the skills you’ve gained at sea will transfer to a job ashore.
It can be hard writing a resume for a seafarer. You may have lots of experience and be unsure what to include or omit. Or you might be looking for entry level maritime jobs and worry you don’t have enough sea time. But one thing you must do when writing a maritime resume is leave out the cliches!
You're currently applying for seafarer jobs and have got some interviews lined up. That's great! But you need to be prepared. And with that in mind, we’ve put together some tips and tricks for things that you really should avoid if you want to nail that interview rather than blow it!
Are you interviewing for seafarer jobs? Martide are going to help you nail that interview, impress that employer, get that contract signed, and make you an all round superstar when it comes to winning jobs in the shipping industry with the second article in this series.
You've been invited to seafarer jobs interviews. Now you need to impress the potential employer so they want to sign that contract. The best way to do that is to be polite, personable, professional - and give great answers to their questions. Martide tells you what those questions might be.
You’ve written your maritime resume, you’re looking for your next contract - but is LinkedIn at the top of your list when you’re looking for new seafarer jobs? Maybe not. But you shouldn’t ignore LinkedIn just because you’re not working a 9 to 5 job.
Chances are you’ve already written a seafarer resume but if you really want to stand out from the crowd you need to do more than include your name, email and the dates of contracts in the maritime industry you’ve had. You need to make sure your CV really shows you in your very best light.
A career in the maritime industry doesn’t have to mean working at sea. If you’re thinking of making the transition to one of the many maritime jobs on shore, you might be feeling a little trepidation. We take a look at how to make the leap from a seafaring job to working permanently ashore.