Over the past few months the gCaptain team has been working hard to put together the internet’s best Merchant Marine Jobs Board and, after finally launching it to the public in June, we have received great feedback from both job seekers and employers looking to hire. We are not maritime recruiters, therefore, the launch of the job board was no easy task or spur of the moment idea. Countless hours of brainstorming, research, programming and networking was involved prior to its launch and I thought I would share some of the things we’ve discovered along the way.
Here are 101 ways to advance your nautical career and find the next job in the Merchant Marine:
The single best way to climb the ladder is to gain experience and invest in education. To this end… Get a degree from a maritime academy, even the average joe on a tight budget has options.
Or assure you have the prerequisites for the next job and learn the skills you need by advancing your level of knowledge at a maritime training institute.
Advance from a limited to unlimited license.
Speed-up your license advancement from day-for-day to time-and-a-half.
Sound smart at your interview by staying up to date on the latest maritime news. Start my subscribing to a daily news clippings & weekly editorial newsletter, listen to a maritime podcast or two (or watch one!) and a wide variety of maritime blogs.
Get the real training you need by ignoring the new build projects and go sail a rust bucket.
Find out if the grass is really greener…. ask your buddy at a competing company for a copy of their payscale or find it online.
Read a book and find out… Is the hawsepipe is still a career option?
Keep an eye out for the latest postings on the internets’ various maritime job boards:
- Maritime Employment
- Maritime Jobs
- Maritime Job Search
- California Maritime
- Maine Maritime
- Mass Maritime
- SUNY Maritime
- Employment Guide
- Faststream UK
- Faststream Australia
- Faststream Singapore
- Tradewinds Jobs
- Halcyon Recruitment
- Industry Appointments
- Lloyds List
All Of The Above
Request more face-to-face meetings, step-up job search activity, be flexible, consider relocating, scour the hidden job market, stay away from the internet (how did that get in here?) and use social networking. Here’s how.
Start a blog while still a cadet and interview your future boss’ boss’ boss’…. boss.
Pursue It! Get some life changing experience on a tall ship.
Well, was that 101 Merchant Marine job tips or did I miss a few links? If so, help fill in the blanks by sharing your tips in the comment section below.
This post was brought to you today by gCaptain’s all new Maritime Job Board.