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How Can I Use the MRAA Career Center to Find Qualified Help at My Certified Dealership?

Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
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Good help is hard to find. As a Certified Dealer, you want to ensure you hire the best, most skilled and technologically advanced people to work inside your dealership. But where do you find them? You can use the more traditional methods of advertising open positions on popular job-seeking websites, but these aren’t specifically aimed at the marine industry. The good news is that now, there is a dedicated place. It’s called the MRAA Rewards Career Center, and it exists to connect marine retail businesses in need of help locating qualified employees with job seekers looking for positions in the marine industry.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, in partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council, announced the career center launch during the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo last November.

Found at MRAA.com/CareerCenter, this new resource provides Certified Dealerships with the opportunity post job openings and find a number of tools to help them do a better job of hiring and managing employees. Simultaneously, it allows job seekers to look through open positions and post resumes to the resume bank, directly seeking out your dealership.

The MRAA Rewards Career Center currently includes a link for employers to post jobs and view resumes; connect with marine schools that are educating future industry employees; and a database of job descriptions that MRAA member-Certified Dealers can tap into and use for their own operations. It also includes links that enable job seekers to view job postings and find resources that will help them do a better job of presenting themselves to potential employers.

MRAA has plans to eventually build out the tools and resources available through the career center to offer employers more opportunities to find success with hiring and managing employees. The job listings and resume bank will remain the focal point of the career center as MRAA ramps up and around those tools.

Eventually, the career center will offer HR-related training opportunities, insight into career paths and salary expectations, as well as to partner with other workforce development options to give our industry more options for qualified employees.

The career center is an excellent means for your Certified Dealership to find the qualified sales, office, service, and marina staff it needs to be among the marine retailing elite.