When you log in to your Martide account you will see there are two options in the menu on the left hand side: Candidates and Seafarers. So what’s the difference between them?

  • Candidates are people who have applied for a job or whose profiles were created by your company or an employer.
  • Seafarers are people who have previously been hired - i.e. ex-crew.

Understanding your Candidates page

Log in to your Martide account and click on Candidates in the menu on the left. You will be taken to a page that looks like this:

Here you can:

  • Import candidates from an Excel file by clicking the Import Candidates button.
  • Add a new candidate by clicking the Add Candidates button.
  • View your candidates’ Name, Rank, Availability Date, Nationality and Status.
  • Filter candidates by the preferences in the white boxes at the top, or by the 3 lines next to Name, Rank, Availability, Nationality and Status.
  • View and edit a candidate’s profile by clicking on their entry in the list.

How to view and edit a candidate

Click on a candidate’s name in the list and you will be taken to their profile page. That page looks like this:

The profile page is long so to make it easier to find the information you need, click on any of the headers at the top under the candidate’s profile picture and basic info and you will be automatically taken to that section.

There are sections for the candidate’s: Status, Work Summary, Employment, Work Experience, Education, Personal Info, Address, Special Skills, Physical Specifications, Emergency Contacts, Preferences, Language, Social Media, Bank Accounts, Medical Documents, Visas, English Test, Licenses, Travel, Certificates, Endorsements/Flag State, and Training.

We will take a brief look at each section in a moment.

Also on this page you can:

  • See the candidate’s photo, name, rank, nationality, gender, phone number and email at the top.
  • Download the seafarer's employment history, work experience, documents and contracts as an Excel spreadsheet or add them to one of your Assembly templates by clicking the Download icon button.
  • Send the candidate a message by clicking the Send message button.
  • Edit and add info to the candidate’s profile.

Sections in a candidate’s profile

As a manning agent, all sections can be viewed, but you are only able to add to and edit some sections. You can do this either by clicking the + Add text at the bottom of the sections or by clicking the pen icon in the top right corner of certain sections.

  • Status: use the drop down arrow to set whether the candidate's Master Status is Applicant or Rejected. (Seafarer status options are Active, Unavailable, Left, Retired or NFR (Not For Rehire).) You can also add the candidate to a Seafarer Pool.
  • Work Summary: an overview of the candidate's ranks, time in rank, vessel types, time on vessel type, engines and time worked with that engine.
  • Employment: date of hire, date of termination, rank, vessel name, estimated sign on and off dates, actual sign on and off dates, client and status of the candidate’s application (i.e. interview or negotiation.)
  • Work Experience: current and previous work experience including rank, dates of employment, vessel name, vessel specs, and the management and agent companies.
  • Education: school, country of education, field of study, certification and dates.
  • Personal Info: the candidate’s name, email, date and place of birth, gender, marital status, rank, job status (i.e. actively looking), and local airport.
  • Address: the candidate’s address(es).
  • Special Skills: add notes with any special skills the candidate might have.
  • Physical Specifications: height, weight, shoe and clothing sizes, blood type, and hair and eye color.
  • Emergency Contact: emergency contact and next of kin details.
  • Preferences: the candidate’s availability date and preferences for vessel type, DWT, engine type, salary and contract length.
  • Language: languages the candidate speaks.
  • Social Media: the candidate’s social media accounts, if any.
  • Bank Account: details of the candidate’s bank account(s).
  • Medicals: medical certificate details including the type of examination, country of issue and dates. You can upload copies of the certificates here.
  • Visas: details of visas held by the candidate. You can upload copies of the visas here.
  • English Test: if the candidate has taken Martide’s English Test you can save the results and upload them here.
  • Licenses: type of licenses, document number, country of issues and dates. You can upload copies here.
  • Travel: passport and Seaman Book details. You can upload copies here.
  • Certificates: type of certificate, country of issue, dates, and document number. You can upload copies here.
  • Endorsements & Flag State: type of endorsement, country of issue, dates, and document number. You can upload copies here.
  • Training: type of training, country, dates, and document number. You can upload copies here.

A couple of notes about Master Status

In the Status section at the top of a candidate's profile you will see Master Status:

Master Status: relates to the candidate or seafarer's relationship with you as a manning agent. Candidates can be Applicant or Rejected. Seafarers can be Active, Medical (out for medical reasons). Unavailable, Left, Retired or NFR (not for rehire). You can set the status using the drop down arrow.

How to add a note about a candidate

At the top of the candidate's profile page you will see two tabs: Profile and Notes:

Click on Notes and it will take you to a page that looks like this:

We haven't added any notes yet so the page says No results found.

Here you can:

  • Add a new note or notes.
  • Filter your notes by Type and Date by clicking the white boxes above the candidate's name and profile picture.
  • Remove the filters by clicking the blue Filters button at the top.
  • Download the page as an Excel file or a Word Document by clicking the arrow icon at the top.
  • Send the candidate a message by clicking the Send message button - this will open your Martide inbox in a new browser.

To add a note about the candidate click the +Add note button at the top. That will open this pop-up box:

Here you can:

  • Select the Type of note from the drop down menu. (You can set your own Types under Settings > Notes - see our guide here.)
  • Type the note into the text box.
  • Upload or drag and drop an attachment from your computer. You can add more than one attachment.

For example:

When you're finished click Save and your note will appear on the candidate's profile page under the Notes tab:

How to add a new candidate

To create a new candidate and add them to your database, click the blue + Add Candidate button at the top of the main Candidates page:

You will then see a pop-up box that looks like this:

Here you can:

  • Enter the seafarer's email address, name and date of birth.
  • Click the Add Candidate button and you'll be taken to their new profile page. It looks like the profile page we looked at above. Now you can fill in the candidate’s information by clicking the pen icon or +Add text as before.

How to import candidates

If you already have a spreadsheet of candidates, we’ve made it easy to import and upload their details so you don’t have to enter each one individually.

On the main Candidates page click the Import Candidate button at the top of the page:

You will then see this pop-up box:

Here you can:

  • Drag and drop, or upload, an Excel file from your computer by choosing the relevant method. Click Start Import.
  • Download a Sample File by clicking on Download Sample File. This opens an Excel spreadsheet that you can use as a template to make sure you enter information correctly so the system uploads it without any issues:

How to filter candidates

On the main Candidates page click on one or more of the filters at the top of the page:

You can filter candidates by: General, Personal, Employment & Work History, Medical, Documents, Status and Planning.

When you click on a filter it will bring up a pop-up box. For example, this is what you will see if you select the Status filter:

screenshot showing the status filter

Now you can filter the results by whether a candidate is an applicant or if you have rejected them.

The filters let you search by:

  • General: name, email, seafarer pool, rank, availability dates, if they're ex-crew.
  • Personal: home country, date of birth, age, home airport, minimum and maximum salary, language, nationality, phone number and gender.
  • Employment & Work history: start and end dates, vessel served on, vessel type, engine type, rank, last vessel.
  • Medical: medical test type, valid until date.
  • Documents: document number, valid until date, document type, no document uploaded, visa, issuing country.
  • Status: applicant or rejected
  • Planning: planned between dates, not planned between dates, planned statuses.

To hide the filters click on the blue Filters button at the top of the page:

If you click on this the filter boxes will disappear:

To bring them back, click on the Filters button again.

You can also filter using the 3 lines next to Name, Rank, Availability, Nationality and Status however this will only change the order in which the entries are listed alphabetically. For example the default setting is to list from A through Z. If you click on the icon, it will reverse that so they are listed Z through A.

We hope you've found this guide to the Candidates page helpful but if you need any other help please don't hesitate to get in touch here.

Meanwhile click the following links to read more about How to Add Candidates to the system and How to Submit Candidates to vacancies.