Are you a shipowner or manning agent tired of how reading endless seafarer resumes is slowing your maritime recruitment processes down? Do you worry the CVs you receive might not be the truth and nothing but the truth? You’re not alone. Recruiters are turning to LinkedIn for the initial screening.
Whether you’re already working in a seafarer job, are thinking about pursuing a career in the maritime industry or you just have a fascination with all things merchant navy, it’s always interesting to see life onboard a container or cargo ship. Check out these 13 seafarer YouTube channels.
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!
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”.
Martide are on social media. Why not come on over and say hello, like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn? We post blogs, tips and tricks, seafarer quotes, news and points of interest in the maritime industry - and of course our latest seafarer jobs!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you a shipowner or manager fed up with trying to grow your candidate database to fill your jobs at sea? We’d love to tell you there’s a quick fix solution - but there isn’t. However the good news is, there’s some sure-fire ways to make the never-ending maritime recruitment drive less painful.
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.
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.
Is it getting harder to fill your seafarer jobs in the maritime industry? Is the dwindling talent pool getting you down? Perhaps the amount of crew transitioning to shore-based jobs is taking its toll. If so join Martide as we investigate how social media can be a rich source of candidates.
If you don’t have previous knowledge of an applicant to one of your seafarer jobs, candidate evaluation is crucial in maritime recruitment. Yes you need to hire someone qualified and experienced but you want to pick the right seafarer by learning more about their background and personality too.
As anyone working in shore based maritime jobs knows, we take our ability to connect, send messages and emails, Google for info, make video calls, check our bank accounts and do all the other multitude of internet based jobs and admin for granted. For those working in jobs at sea - not so much.
Social media is a polarizing topic but whether you love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure and that is that companies need it. And that includes your small to medium sized shipping company. Don’t believe us? We look at some of the reasons why you should consider having a social media presence.
Are you a small to medium sized shipowner or manager who is fed up of tearing your hair out over the stresses of trying to fill your vacant jobs at sea? Martide's ultimate guide to filling your vacancies should help!
Screening candidates for seafarer jobs on social media is free, quick and easy. BUT there are things to watch out for. Martide takes a look at a few of the pitfalls to help you as a small to medium sized shipping company decide whether or not candidate screening on social media is right for you.
Do you ever find it hard recruiting for your seafarer jobs? Does anything frustrate you? Hate sorting through all the seafarer resumes? Well there are ways to minimize the time you spend screening whether resumes are paper or online. All you need is a little help from Martide and technology!
Whether you’re a small to medium sized shipowner or ship manager, or a manning agency, there’s one thing you need to know about your business when it comes to attracting more qualified seafarers for your job vacancies. What are we talking about? We’re talking about your company’s brand.
As a maritime recruitment company we know the average employee changes their job every four to five years. That’s not long to stay with a company that's invested in the recruitment and training of new hires planning. The question is not only how to attract top talent but how to retain it?