Maritmejobs.com Is it a Good Place?

I have been actively seeking employment shipboard and have been using all of the resources that I can find. I came across maritimejobs.com. The site appears to be outdated, inaccurate, and otherwise a poor place to look. I am interested in everyone’s experience with this site. Has it proven to be an effective resource? Is it a dying resource? Is the downturn in the oil and gas industry resulting in just a lower number of openings everywhere?

Are there any other resources that are available. I have been searching gCaptain’s job board as well.

Thanks for all the help everyone!

I always think the best ting to do is make a list of all the companies you’re interested in. Look up their websites to see if they have an “employment section”, look at current vacancies and apply. On top of that, try to get in touch with someone who actually works there. Even if they don’t currently have an opening they might need someone soon or they just don’t update their website as much. Either phone or email or in person.

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;154136]I always think the best ting to do is make a list of all the companies you’re interested in. Look up their websites to see if they have an “employment section”, look at current vacancies and apply. On top of that, try to get in touch with someone who actually works there. Even if they don’t currently have an opening they might need someone soon or they just don’t update their website as much. Either phone or email or in person.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the tip. I have been doing that quite aggressively but was trying to find other options as well. Aside from employers websites, are there any job sites like gCaptain’s job board that I haven’t been able to find?

I like. Rigzone.com, Maritimeemployment.com (Oceanwide) and Findamariner.com

Considering the amount of site traffic gCaptain receives, you’re unlikely to find any job sites in our industry that are getting nearly the amount of legitimate job postings as gCaptain. Not to say there aren’t any, but most of the latest jobs can be found here. Or via recruiters who also have a strong presence in our industry when it comes to shoreside positions.

[QUOTE=tugsailor;154141]I like. Rigzone.com, Maritimeemployment.com (Oceanwide) and Findamariner.com[/QUOTE]

I’ve registered there but no bites. I notice MSC places “anonymous” ads with them. The wording is the same boilerplate they use everywhere.

Try www.americanmariners.org

Try www.americanmariners.org

[QUOTE=Zep;154156]Try www.americanmariners.org[/QUOTE]

I checked that link. One must register in order see if any jobs are posted. No thanks. I prefer to look before i register.

No employer is advertising jobs behind a firewall like that. Not when they have better venues like gcaptain, rigzozone, indeed, simplyhired, etc. etc etc.

I looked at the link too. They want money apparently/

[QUOTE=seadog6608;154168]I looked at the link too. They want money apparently/[/QUOTE]

I went there and THOSE EMMEFFERS STOLE THE NAME TO THE ASSOCIATION I WANT TO CREATE! FUCKING ASSHOLES!

their gonna hear from my lawyer…(after I get around to paying him)

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST…it is a whole shitload of Kings Pointers behind this

Leadership, Cross Industry Executives

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CHARLES (CHUCK) BAKER, CAPT, USN (ret)*

Chuck Baker retired from the Navy in 2013 after a 27 year career and currently works for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. After designation as a Naval Aviator in 1988, he spent the majority of his career flying the E-6B Mercury aircraft conducting the nuclear command and control mission. Chuck also served in numerous positions as Budgeting/Resource Officer assigned to the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain and as an Manpower Assignments Manager assigned to the Naval Personnel Command. Chuck held command at the Squadron and the Wing level.

Chuck’s education includes a Masters in National Security and Decision making from the Naval War College and a B.S. in Computer Science from Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV. Chuck is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He is married with four children in Norman, OK.

JOSEPH P. CONNORS, Sr.

Joe spent a long and distinguished career as one of the most preeminent pension and trust fund experts in the labor field. A decorated WWII combat veteran and a graduate of Georgetown Law School, Joe joined the United Mine Workers of America under the tutelage of legendary union chief John L. Lewis. Joe is a recognized expert in intricacies of the Taft-Hartley Act and in group pension fund management. He worked for over 60 years as counsel, administrator, and trustee for jointly administered trust funds for several unions including the UMWA, International Laborers Union and the Teamsters. The capstone of his career was his service for 8 years as Chairman of the UMWA Board of Trustees where he guided the rebuilding of the union’s pension fund to multi-billion dollar strength. Joe is a widower and father of five who is retired but continues to serve as a personal management coach and consultant.

FRANK DEGUILIO

Frank is a 1979 USMMA summa cum laude graduate. He has an MBA and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a partner in the Philadelphia maritime law firm, Palmer, Biezup, and Henderson, LLP, is a published legal author, and has served on numerous boards including the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is a USCG licensed officer and First Class Pilot. He served in the USNR for 17 years, leaving as LCDR. Frank is a widower and has two children.

DONALD J. FORAKER

Don is a 1987 graduate of Old Dominion University, B.S. in Accounting, and 1994 graduate of the University of Delaware, M.S. in Accounting. He is a practicing Certified Public Accountant with 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and taxation. He has served leadership roles in numerous professional and civic organizations. Don resides in Maryland with his wife and their two children.

JERRY MAGLIO

Jerry Maglio is a US Navy veteran. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Columbia University. Jerry has over 35 years of business experience as a marketing professional, serving four major national organizations as Chief Marketing Officer, and has served as President of several programming organizations. He currently serves on several boards, both for profit and non-profit. Jerry resides in Denver, Colorado.

PAUL H. TRUEAX*

Paul is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a Master Mariner who left the sea for Harvard, gaining his MBA, and business ashore. Paul is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in business planning, customer service and logistics for global corporations such as Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farm, and Colgate-Palmolive. He served (USNR) and is a member of other advisory boards, notably the Global Supply Chain Institute. He is married with two children, works in NYC and resides in Connecticut.

ROGER J. YOUNGREN

Roger is a 1979 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate and continued graduate studies on organization and personnel. He is a senior executive with 35 years of experience in marine operations, logistics, labor relations, and personnel management overseas and in numerous U.S. ports. Roger currently leads the safety effort across the country for 42 port locations for Ports America Stevedoring. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He is married with one child.

IVY SUTER

Ivy earned an MBA from Harvard, as well as a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Delaware. Ivy was the first woman to graduate from a federal academy. She is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience across diverse industries, including aerospace/defense and transportation. She has held executive positions with General Electric, United Technologies, Navistar International, and SPX. Her operational experience encompasses global, multi-site organizations. She is also a retired Naval Reserve officer.

In addition to her management roles, Ivy is a member of the Women Corporate Directors headquartered in New York, and was selected by the Financial Times’ Agenda International 100 as a Top Board Candidate with Global Skills. She is a former Director of Saltchuk Resources and the former Chairwoman of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation. Ivy is married to Tom Suter, a retired Colonel, USAF, and they have two sons.

KURT LANDGRAF

Kurt retired as president and chief executive officer of Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private non-profit educational testing and measurement organization. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), where he previously held a number of senior leadership positions, including chief financial officer. Kurt earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Wagner College. He also holds three master’s degrees: an M.Ed. from Rutgers University, an M.A. in economics from Pennsylvania State University, and an M.S. in sociology from Western Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, has received four honorary doctorates, and has taught college-level economics, sociology and labor relations at institutions throughout the United States. He is a Vietnam era Navy veteran and pilot.

ED CONNORS

Ed has enjoyed a multi-faceted career with experience in sailing, journalism and business. Ed parlayed an interest in sailing and several years of boat deliveries into a USCG Masters License with an offshore sailing endorsement. Ed’s sail and power boat delivery work has taken him to dozens of ports along East Coast of the U.S. from Maine to the Florida Keys as well as through Caribbean Sea, the Panama Canal Zone and the Western Mediterranean Sea. Ed spent 10 years working as a radio reporter on Capitol Hill covering both Houses of Congress. He is currently working in the news media industry as the Director of Business Operations for The American Prospect in Washington, DC. Ed maintains his great love of sailing by keeping a boat in Galesville, Maryland which is just south of Annapolis where Ed resides with his wife and two children.

if you go further into their website, they list no legislative agenda whatsoever…they have no mission statement and do not appear to be IRS registered as an 501©(4) status!

This whole FUCKING thing is a FRAUD and it STINKS! DON’T GIVE THEM A PLUG NICKEL!

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it gets much worse…more of this supposed association’s “leadership”

Leadership, Seagoing

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BRYAN BELSITO
Master Mariner, Unlimited, USNR

Bryan is a 1975 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and a 1985 graduate of Texas Maritime Academy. He is a USCG licensed Master Mariner, with 25 years at sea, 13 years as Captain. He is currently lead instructor of the Advanced Shiphandling in Manned Models program at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Bryan is a member of the Boston Marine Society, and past LCDR, USNR/MMR. He is married with two children and resides in Plymouth, MA.

JACK HEARN
Master Mariner, First Class Pilot-Alaska, USNR

Jack is a wartime sealift veteran honored for heroism in both the 1990 and 2003 Gulf Wars. Jack began his career in 1974 as an Ordinary Seaman on tugs. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as Regimental Commander in 1979. He has diverse professional experience and over 40 years at sea with post-graduate and professional education and numerous professional service awards. Jack is married with 5 children and lives in Delaware.

JACK HEARN SR.
Master Mariner, First Class Pilot, USNR, USMC

Jack Sr. served in the U.S. Navy and in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. He has 52 years at sea, mostly as a coastal and harbor tugboat Captain. He is also a USCG licensed First Class Pilot and worked as an independent ship pilot prior to retirement. He is married 60 years and has 4 children. His two sons are among the industry leaders starting the APMA. Four of Jack’s grandchildren are also American Mariners.

KEVIN HEARN
Master Mariner, Inland-Unlimited, First Class Pilot-Philadelphia, PA

Kevin began his career in 1977 and has served as Chief Engineer and Master of inland and coastal vessels. He has extensive experience in the towing industry, particularly in Philadelphia and New York, with special expertise as a docking master for large tankers and container ships. He is married with one daughter, residing in Delaware.

BRUCE KELLER
Chief Engineer, Unlimited, USNR

Bruce is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Bruce has 22 years at sea and is a Chief Engineer, Unlimited on steam and motor powered ships with global and coastal shipping experience. He is also familiar with the offshore oil and gas drilling industry. Bruce is married with two children in Oregon.

LEWIS PICTON
State of Alaska Marine Pilot, Region 1, Southeast Alaska

In 1974, Lew started his career sorting fish on a Bering Sea trawler. He sailed on coastwise tankers, acquiring a Third Mate license, 1979. His first Master’s assignment came in 1984. He has been a 1st Class Federal Pilot since 1985 with endorsements from Puget Sound, WA to Dutch Harbor, AK. As Alaska Marine Pilot #138, Lew has piloted in Dutch Harbor, Cook Inlet and Southeast Alaska. He is presently a member of Southeast Alaska Pilots Association. Lew is spliced-up with wife Ellen and has two sons in Washington State.

DANIEL RAMSEY*
Master Mariner, First Class Pilot, Jacksonville, FL

Dan took the “hands on” route through the industry. He is a third generation mariner that started out in entry level deck positions. He has 35 years in the industry, 15 as Master and 12 as a Harbor Pilot in Jacksonville FL. He holds a Masters License and possesses a First Class Pilot Endorsement for several routes. Dan currently serves on, and has in the past devoted time to, assorted boards and committees related to the maritime industry. Dan and his wife split their time between coastal Georgia and the Smoky Mountains of TN.

WILLIAM ROFFEY*
Master Mariner, Unlimited, First Class Pilot, Alaska

Bill is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He has a prestigious career including Master of the largest vessel ever in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Bill began sailing in 1961 and has 17 years as Master and 19 years as First Class Pilot in Alaska. He is married with two children and resides in Florida.

MARK GAY*
Chief Engineer, Unlimited

Mark began his maritime career in 1986, graduated from Maine Maritime Academy rising to Chief Engineer, Unlimited. He has a diverse career working as a Maine Lobsterman, Commercial Fishing Boat Surveyor, Tugboat Engineer, and Oil Barge Tankerman before going deep sea on Container Ships. He is currently working in the Oil Rig Industry. Mark is married with three children and resides in Maine.

if you took all the extremely highly inflated egos here and tied them all the a 10000ton granite boulder, the rock would be off and flying never to be seen again

I feel for all the frustrated folk out of work. I’ve been there too. It all boils down to the basics. Try to meet employers in person and make a good impression. Make contacts with other boatmen in the industry and follow up on leads. Hit the pavement. Dicking around with websites like the above don’t usually pan out from what I’ve heard. Also, timing is huge.

For the folks who are entry level, you can’t afford to be picky. Making peanuts is a means to a greater goal.

I know this is easy for me to say because I am currently employed, but I’ve done nothing else other than work on boats for the last 21 years and I speak from experience. Don’t expect much luck from those online websites and if they want money stay away. Don’t let your desperation fool you.

I didn’t have to register. I just got to it on my phone, just click on the drop down menu, career center, APMA Shipping Board, and they all come up.

[QUOTE=Zep;154186]APMA Shipping Board[/QUOTE]

and WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE ANYWAY?

Yea, and a few Harvard grads too… Sounds like a bunch of idiots…or somebody’s an old bitter Betty.

And it says right on their website they’re a non profit registered with the IRS.

Don’t be jelly

Is this a trick question?

It’s a job board…

[QUOTE=tugsailor;154163]I checked that link. One must register in order see if any jobs are posted. No thanks. I prefer to look before i register.

No employer is advertising jobs behind a firewall like that. Not when they have better venues like gcaptain, rigzozone, indeed, simplyhired, etc. etc etc.[/QUOTE]

Yeah I checked it too. I turned away immediately after I saw that I needed to pay to see the job opening. THAT’S THE REASON I NEED A JOB!!! TO MAKE MONEY!!!

[QUOTE=c.captain;154173]JESUS FUCKING CHRIST…it is a whole shitload of Kings Pointers behind this

if you go further into their website, they list no legislative agenda whatsoever…they have no mission statement and do not appear to be IRS registered as an 501©(4) status!

This whole FUCKING thing is a FRAUD and it STINKS! DON’T GIVE THEM A PLUG NICKEL![/QUOTE]

Apparently you don’t have to be (or have been…) a professional mariner to start and/or be part of an organization for them.