The Candidate Pools feature has been designed to help shipowners and ship managers be more organized by creating groups that contain certain candidates. Here’s how to use this feature.

How to use Candidate Pools

Log in to your Martide account and click on your profile picture in the top right corner. Choose Settings from the drop down menu and then Candidate Pools:

screenshot of Martide website showing where to find candidate pools

Click on Candidate Pools and you will see this page (at first yours will be empty - in our example we’ve already created 5 Pools):

screenshot of Martide website showing the candidate pools page

Here you can:

  • See, edit and delete your current Candidate Pools
  • Create a new Candidate Pool

How to create a new Candidate Pool

Click the blue Add button. You will see a page that looks like this:

screenshot of Martide website showing where to add a new candidate pool

Here you can:

  • Choose a name for your Candidate Pool.
  • Select the candidates in your database who you want to add to it. You can add as many candidates as you like. They will appear in the drop down menu when you click on the box:
screenshot of Martide website showing the drop down menu of candidates

Click Save when you’re finished adding candidates to that pool. The new pool will appear on the main Candidate Pool page.

An alternative way to add candidates to a pool

If you have added a candidate to a pool it will show in their seafarer profile. In the above image, we were about to add James Cook to the Engineers Pool. If we go to James’ profile, you can see that information now appears in his summary:

screenshot of Martide website showing James Cook's profile

You can also add a candidate to a pool by editing their profile. To do this click the little blue pen icon in the top right next to their profile picture (see above). That takes you to their profile. Scroll down and at the bottom you’ll see the Candidate Pool box:

screenshot of Martide website showing where the pool appears on their profile

Here you can:

  • Delete an existing Candidate Pool.
  • Add more Candidate Pools.
  • The Candidate Pool page will be automatically updated with any pools you add or remove here (and vice versa.)

How to edit or delete a Candidate Pool

On the main Candidate Pool page go to the pool you want to change or remove. To edit it, click the Edit and to delete it, click Delete:

screenshot of Martide website showing the edit and delete buttons

If you click Edit you will be taken back to the original pool where you can change the name and add or remove candidates:

screenshot of Martide website showing how to edit a pool

If you click Delete you will see a pop-up message asking you if you’re sure you want to delete the pool. Click OK to delete it and Cancel if it was an error.

And that’s it! We hope you found this guide to Candidate Pools for shipowners and managers useful. If you’d like to know more about how to check your candidates’ profiles, take a look at this page here. Meanwhile you might also find the How to Create a Job Vacancy guide useful.