The Impact of technology and the Internet on Superyacht Recruitment

In the old days, recruitment was managed by phone or “snail mail”. Paper-based CV’s were the “norm”. This was before the advent of the internet, in this article we briefly explore three main areas where technology and the internet have transformed recruitment in the superyacht sector.

The recruitment sector has been revolutionised by changes in technology

1)    Email and databases

By around 1995, email was beginning to become widely popular. The recruitment industry embraced email by transferring CV’s and other information from candidates to recruiters via email. In using this method of recruitment, the speed of the process could be dramatically improved.

Upon receipt of CV’s, Agencies like ours, will add the CV to a searchable database. This means we can flag any opportunities to suitable candidates as they arise. The matching of roles to candidates is made so much easier by a database rather than searching paper-based CV’s. Why not send us your CV by email today, see our contact form for details.

2)    Recruitment websites

Websites like ours were made possible through internet technology, which has revolutionised the recruitment industries approach. Through recruitment websites like ours you can register your details and search through typically hundreds/thousands of vacancies at any one time. This dramatically aids the recruitment process and means candidates can search through all the opportunities on a website and find tailored roles suited to their skills.

If you haven’t already, register with J4Crew today and gain access to our database of active superyacht job opportunities. Don’t hesitate to contact us too, as there may be opportunities we are aware of, which you may have missed on the website.

3)    Mobile Hardware and apps

Tablets and Mobile phones have taken recruitment to the next level. Mobile devices have made the recruitment market much more fluid.

The rise of apps has meant candidates can now search for jobs anywhere in the world on the move! Here at J4Crew we understand the importance of apps and have created a highly useful recruitment app for all our clients, to help them to find their next dream role. Simply click to download the app today.

J4Crew for all your superyacht recruitment needs

Don’t forget it’s not all about the technology. Over to you as you still have to perform well in the interview to get the role!

Why not contact us here at J4Crew to discuss your next role? Alternatively, if you are looking to fill vacancies we can help. We work across all areas of the superyacht industry, with a specialism in placing engineers.

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