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Martide's blog is a must read for anyone looking for seafarer jobs who wants to know how to write a seaman resume or nail an interview for jobs at sea!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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'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!
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.
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.