At Martide we like to share our seafarer jobs on Twitter and we also follow some interesting people whose posts we like retweeting. So we thought we’d share them with you in case you don’t already follow them and you’re looking for some new, fresh content for your Twitter feed!
Martide blog posts with a focus on how social media can be used to build an online seafarer profile or seaman resume to find the best jobs at sea.
If you work in a seafarer job you use the internet to look for jobs at sea, for finding seafarer training and new employers and manning agents who can help you find a new contract. And for all the other things to do with your maritime career! So here are 15 of the best websites for seafarers.
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.
Just in case you somehow missed it, June the 25th is the Day of the Seafarer as organized by the IMO. The campaign is now in its eleventh year and as you also most likely know, each year the campaign has had a different theme, with this year’s theme being a “Fair Future for Seafarers”.
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Good communication is vital when working in jobs at sea but when you’re busy, tired or ‘not in the mood’ maintaining quality communication can be tough. That’s why we’re taking a look at ways those working in seafarer jobs can make sure they’re communicating well with folk back home. And vice versa!
Social media is a powerful tool and for many people checking their news feeds, shares and likes is a daily routine. But for seafarers working in jobs at sea and spending months away from home, social media can be a real lifeline. But it must be used wisely.
25th June 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of IMO’s annual Day of the Seafarer. In recognition of these demanding times the worries that the maritime industry is facing, and of course, in particular the challenges that seafarers are dealing with, the theme this year is Seafarers are Key Workers.
Whether you’re the stay at home partner or the ocean-going half of a couple ensuring you both feel emotionally supported when one of you is away a lot is crucial. Of course this can be easier said than done when one of you is not just 1000’s of miles from home, but also 1000’s of miles from land!
We know when you’re working in seafarer jobs you’re busy around the clock but for those moments when you do get some personal time in between watches or shifts, even though you’re miles away from land, there are still plenty of things you can do to chill out and keep yourself entertained.
When even some of the biggest and best known companies in the world have fallen victim to cyber attacks from hackers, it pretty much means that none of us are safe - and that's both on a business and a personal level. If you're working in jobs at sea, here's how to stay safe online.
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.
There’s a number of ways to find seafarer jobs. Whether you’re an experienced seaman or looking for entry level cargo ship jobs, we take a closer look here. From social media to crew jobs boards to working with a maritime recruitment agency, here’s the complete lowdown on where to find jobs at sea.
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.
Social media and seafarers may not always make the best bed fellows. Life at sea is no longer “what happens at sea stays at sea” but there’s still the potential of unflattering photos and posts being seen by more than just your friends ashore and doing serious damage to your maritime career.