Getting started
What this guide is about?
So you want to know more about Crewix. Great!
This guide will help you get a better understanding of Crewix: how it works, what it offers, how you should fill your profile, etc.
We will provide a description and some tips about each block in your profile.
OK, let's get started!
Note: This guide is mostly for seamen.
The concept of Crewix
Cloud Dossier
Personal electronic dossier of a seaman, which he writes, edits and manages himself. He enters all of his documents, sea service contracts, etc. He is the sole owner of his profile, thus only he can edit it.
Everything is stored securely in the cloud.
Availability Status
Seaman can edit his availability status to show employers whether he is available or not.
There are 4 availability statuses:
Available for hire — all documents are in order, seaman is ready to immediately go through interview
Available from specific date — having a vacation, updating documents
On board till specific date — approximate date when the contract ends
Not available — seaman won't be available soon
Crewix ID
Each seaman has his own unique account ID. It can't be changed.
Crewix account ID can help find seaman very fast.
Personal Website
All seamen can be reached via a link to their profile that looks like this: crewix.com/id12345, where Crewix ID is 12345
Everyone who visits seaman's profile can see all important data about him: his rank, age, citizenship, salary and availability status.
Crewing agencies can see how things are going for the seaman and keep their data about this seaman updated.
Expiring Documents
Crewix can quickly help to identify expiring documents.
Seaman's documents expiration dates can become yellow or red.
Yellow color means that the document is expiring in less than 6 months.
Red color means that the document has expired.
Market Analysis
Crewix helps seamen and employers to see what salaries seamen and employers want.
Business Card Generation
Seamen can generate his personal business card, designed by Crewix, and give it to crewing agencies or his friends.
Amazing Application Form
Crewix analyzed thousands of Application Forms and CVs from different seamen and companies.
One thing we learned is that most application forms are poorly designed, unreadable and generally useless.
We developed a unified, versatile and very readable Application Form, which is suitable for everyone.
Any HR manager can easily determine if the seaman can be hired by simply looking at the Application Form. This is why making it readable saves so much time for HR managers.
HR manager can also ask seaman to show his document scans and this is why Crewix provides a free cloud storage for seamen.
Profile Export to PDF
Seaman can generate and export his profile to PDF. Then he can share the PDF file with crewing agencies.
There are 3 presets for profile export. Seaman can export his profile as an Application Form, as a CV or in custom format.
One thing about exporting profile as a Custom Application Form: seaman can choose any block they want to include or exclude. This is great because seaman can send to crewing agencies only data, that has changed recently, so that crewing agencies would update their local databases.
Registration
How do I register?
You can register here. Crewix is free forever.
Registration will have a few steps. It should take no more than a few minutes.
As soon as you enter your email and password, the registration will begin.
You'll have to go to your email and find a new message from Crewix. There will be a button for activating your account and continuing registration as pictured below.
This is the email with account activation button.
Then you will have to fill the most important information about you and read a few tips from us. And that's it!
After you register, you can browse the website freely, but don't forget to fill out your profile.
Keep reading this guide for more information on how to properly fill out your profile.
What else should I know before registering?
You will be given unique account ID that will help you share your profile, more on that later.
You can only have one Crewix account.
You can use only real information and photos.
You can delete your account in any moment if you want to.
Crewix respects your privacy. You can learn more about privacy here. In short, your personal details are hidden and will only be shared with your employers.
Profile overview
Profile picture
It's very important to have a profile picture.
Your profile picture can be any of your personal photos. You can use the same picture you are using in other social networks. Learn more on how to edit it.
Your availability status will show in the bottom right corner of your profile picture. Hover over it to see more details. Learn more on how to edit it.
CV picture
CV picture is required and it's even more important than your profile picture.
Your CV picture is the picture in main information block that companies will see first, because it's the one that matters the most, and it's the one included in your application form PDF. Learn more on how to edit it.
Your CV picture is should be the same photo as you would use in your passport. It's very important for employers to see your CV picture.
Quick stats
These are quick stats about you and your career.
These stats help employers to see how old are you and how much experience do you have.
Here are 3 important things: your age, number of sea service contracts and number of days you've spent working at sea.
Crewix ID
This is your Crewix account ID number.
Each Crewix user has his own unique account ID.
Your Crewix account ID is important because it helps us and employers find your profile very fast.
Profile export to PDF
You can export your profile to PDF to share it with employers. Learn more on how to do it.
A lot of seamen make their application forms or CVs as .docx files or even as .xlsx files. Seriously, .xlsx? What the hell is wrong with you people?
This is very bad for many reasons:
You need to spend a lot of time and effort to create what you want
Proprietary sofware is required to open these files
Files look different depending on the software used to open the files
Files are difficult to maintain and, eventually, they become a mess
The design of these files tends to be awful and very unfriendly
.doc & .docx and .xls & .xlsx have huge compatibility issues
This is why it's best to have your application form or CV stored as PDF files.
Crewix offers you a well-designed, easy to read, downloadable PDF version of your profile. Just press a few buttons and you're done. It's a breeze.
Note: you can take a look at what Application Form PDF or CV PDF look like.
Note: we at Crewix don't need your application form, since we too can export your profile if we need to. Please stop sending us your application forms, we really don't need them.
Business card
You can generate your personal business card, designed by Crewix, and give it to crewing agencies or your friends. Learn more on how to do it.
Note: you can take a look at what Business card looks like.
Profile editing
Main information
This block contains the most important information about you.
CV Picture: should be the same photo as you would use in your passport. It's very important for employers to see your CV picture. Learn more.
Objective for CV: you can write your goal or objective for employers in a single sentence. This is only for CV.
Availability: shows if you are available for hire or not. Learn more.
Your name: your first and last name, should be the same as in international passport.
Middle name: your middle name, it's optional, should be the same as in international or national passport.
Home address: enter only street and house number.
Closest airport: name of the closest city with an airport.
Contact information
This block contains your contact information.
Primary phone: your mobile phone number.
Secondary phone: if you have another mobile phone, you can put it here.
Skype: if you have a Skype account, you can put your Skype login here.
Biometrics
This block contains your biometric information.
Employers will provide you with their Boiler Suit and Safety Shoes, so they need to know your sizes.
Weight: your weight in kilograms.
Height: your height in centimeters.
Family details
This block contains information about your family.
This information is needed to for the Employment Contract according to MLC2006.
Next of kin: your closest relative, typically father or mother.
Next of kin's home address: full address of your next of kin, with city and country.
Languages
This block contains information about your language skills.
It is necessary to list all of the languages you know. This is especially important for seamen from cruise ships and superyachts.
Language level: your language level, choose «Fluent» level only if it's your native language.
Educations
This block contains information about your educations in universities.
Institution: your university name.
Degree: your degree name.
Travel documents
This block contains information about your travel documents: seaman book, passports and visas.
Note: you can add more seaman books and national passports.
Certificates of competency
This block contains information about your certificates of competency.
You should include all of your COC (including GMDSS) here, as well as all Flag Endorsements.
Flag Endorsement: you can add an endorsement for your COC from specific country by adding «Flag Endorsement».
Note: you can add up to 5 COC and 15 Flag Endorsements.
Note: if you can't find your COC grade — feel free to contact us.
Certificates of proficiency
This block contains information about your certificates of proficiency.
Note: there are 4 groups of proficiency certificates.
Note: you only need to fill in the ones you have.
Note: if you can't find your document and it's an important one — feel free to contact us.
Medical documents
This block contains information about your medical documents.
Note: if you can't find your document and it's an important one — feel free to contact us.
Notes
This block contains additional information about you.
You can tell more about yourself, list your test scores (like the Marlins test) and other important information at your discretion, which will contribute to your employment.
Note: you may use this block as a cover letter.
Note: this block is mostly for CV, but it's always good to have something here just in case.
Sea service
This block contains the information about your employment history at sea.
You should list all of your contracts at sea. Your experience will be visible in quick stats in profile.
Note: you can add as many contracts as you had.
Experiences
This block contains the information about your employment history, but not at sea.
This block is about seaman's work experience on the shore: Dry Docks, Shipbuilding, Hotel and Restaurant, etc.
Note: you can add as many experiences as you had.
References
This block contains a list of people or companies that can give references about you.
Note: Crewix or your employers may contact the referenced companies or people.
Note: you can add up to 5 references.