By | 2018-09-24T10:00:05+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Struggling to write or update your CV? The Shipping Industry is pretty unique in that personal statements and lots of narrative are not required. Frankly, it does little to benefit you and does not get you across the line for interview or hire. What do Superintendents and Hiring Managers want

Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day 2018

By | 2018-08-22T11:30:58+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Monday, the 3rd of September 2018 is Merchant Navy Day, it is intended to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on seafarers, this campaign invites Councils and Local Authorities to fly the Red Ensign ashore on top of civic buildings and on prominent flagpoles on Merchant Navy Day.

4 Ways to Tackle Mental Health whilst at Sea

By | 2018-08-22T11:10:14+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

At the 2018 Wellness at sea conference, by the Saliors Society, Rafael Lefkowitz, from Yale University’s occupational medicine programme, said a survey of more 1,000 seafarers, showed that more than one-quarter had screened positive for signs of depression. Mental health of seafarers has been a growing topic within the industry

5 Tips on Preparing for an Interview for your next Seafaring Appointment

By | 2018-08-22T10:49:17+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When it comes to the interviewing for a role, thanks to technology, companies sometimes no longer require you to attend their office for an interview, and will conduct it from the comfort of your home via a video call service such as Skype. This can be a blessing or a

4 Tips on Writing a CV for Jobs at Sea

By | 2018-08-22T10:46:37+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The process for applying for a job with shipping companies hasn’t changed much over the years. All companies want to see your sea service and qualifications/certification before deciding whether to shortlist you for a role. Which is why we thought it would be useful to give you some top tips

6 Reasons why you should be updating your my-ankaa profile regularly

By | 2018-02-19T15:10:28+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By now you will have signed up to my-ankaa, downloaded the app, liked our Facebook page (Thanks for that by the way!) completed your profile, uploaded your certificates and set your alerts, so that’s you done, right? You can just sit back and relax?