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Maritime recruitment podcast. Sept 2010

By • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Recruitment

Episode 20 of the shore based shipping industry recruitment podcast from

Market commentary from Halycon Recruitment

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  • Jianjun Wang

    I like what you have put, but it is very interesting to find out most of jobs need experience. It narrows the potential excellent person to join. For example, I like to be a ship sale and purchase broker, I have been working for ship industry for over 17 years in shipyard, classification and bank, with excellent networks and contacts in this area, but not as a ship broker. I am attending the International Ship Charter course now, but I found my knowledge and experience is much beyond these. Are these company really understand the cross experience in the similar area?

  • Heidi Heseltine

    Dear Jianjun

    Thank you for your comment. You are correct in your assessment that most roles require previous experience in a similar level. Some companies will be flexible but quite often not, unless it is a trainee or entry level position and then of course the remuneration would also be significantly lower than you are probably earning already. We did see greater flexibility when markets were very high but over the last 3 years the focus has changed and, especially within broking, a proven track record within the industry is usually needed.

    You mention that you have an excellent network which could be the best way to move into broking as your contacts have first hand experience of how you work and may be able to help recommend you to potential employers.

    I hope this helps.

    Kind regards
    Heidi Heseltine

    Managing Director, Halcyon Recruitment Ltd