Users are free to create and manage their own profiles so that companies and jobseekers can liaise directly with each other
New tool for job-seekers and companies alike makes job-post and job-search easy
A new online tool hopes to make it easier to match job applicants with the companies with posts most suited to their skills.
A NEW online “job placement and networking” platform, Marefind, has been launched for the shipping sector.
Marefind’s sponsors claim the platform is unique as it caters for both merchant shipping and yachting, as well as being a two-way tool that can be used by both job-seekers and employers looking to hire seagoing professionals or office staff.
According to the company behind the platform, Marefind International, in both the shipping and yachting sectors it is getting harder for employers to find the right people and for professionals to find the right job for them, especially at the right time and in the right location.
“There is a lot of confusion and disappointment, leading to increased unexploited employment opportunities,” said one company source.
Marefind said that the aim is “to simplify this process by creating a user-friendly, direct and transparent environment” to bring professionals and companies together.
The platform is intended to be universal and gather members from all over the world.
Users are left free to create and manage their own profiles so that companies and jobseekers can liaise directly with each other.
Categories range across eight types of merchant vessel as well as passengerships, ferries, power boats, sailing yachts and a host of shipping office departments.
The system allows candidates to filter out irrelevant sections, making it more likely that well-suited companies and job seekers will find each other.
Behind the project, it is understood, is a group of maritime professionals that are said to be keen to provide an affordable, easier service without need for commissions.