You’ve made the decision to further your career. Now it’s time to start the job hunt. If you are reading this blog you have landed in the right place! OilCareers.com has thousands of live vacancies within the oil and gas sector – the key is knowing how to search for them.
To begin your search visit the Job Search page. Select the category that most interests you and to ensure you see the most relevant jobs you should also select a sub-category and if appropriate a relevant region. Once these sections have been selected, click search.
You can narrow down your job search further within the Job Search page by entering keywords, or specific cities in the specified field. If you are looking for a specific job type such as contract, staff or part-time positions you can select this from the drop down box. To specify how the vacancies are listed, you can specify from the ‘Order By’ drop down box.
Found your dream job? It’s now time to apply. You will have to register for an account with OilCareers.com – registering is free, quick and simple! Click here to register. Registration will only take a few moments, but if you have any problems please contact the office and we will be happy to guide you through the process.
When registering, the second section – Your Skills, is a crucial part to finding your next job! We recommend that you choose as many primary and secondary skills as you can. Within your account you can sign up to job alerts and have the system send you new jobs that match your criteria. The skills you select will ensure that the correct job alerts are emailed to you.
Don’t miss out on potential job opportunities – register your CV/resume today!
In my last blog I discussed the importance of making it easy for a recruiter to select your CV for their shortlist to send to their client, and hopefully your future employer.
In this piece I’m going to share a few insider tips on how you can improve your hit rate in some very simple ways.
Have you registered your CV with an online job board? If you have, congratulations! It’s probably the best way to find a job in this digital era. The days of ‘situations vacant’ in printed media are quickly becoming ancient history, and the online job board CV database is now the talent spotting ground of choice for employers and recruiters.
Here is the good news: your resume will most likely be picked up by recruiters who make their money by finding and placing suitable candidates for their clients. So, all you need to do is to register your CV, sit back and dream of your next job, wait for the phone to ring, no more scouring the net, papers or journals for jobs, no fee to pay the recruitment company, it couldn’t be easier, could it?
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Facing rejection from a job application at any stage can be really disappointing, and leave you wondering just where you went wrong. This can be particularly frustrating for you when you don’t even get any feedback on the reasons behind your lack of success. Rather than feeling negative, it’s important to try and turn this into an opportunity for reflection and self analysis, and most importantly a chance to improve your future performance. So here’s 5 reasons you might have failed to land the job?
You didn’t even get an interview
Have you fallen at the first hurdle? Did you really make sure that your CV was as sharp as it could be? Did you reveal the uncanny similarities between your skills, experience and qualifications, and those specified in the job description and person specification, or did you leave it to the telepathic powers of the reader? The big question here is was your application a complete waste of time, and if you didn’t really put in the leg work at this stage, the painful truth is that you probably wasted your postage stamp. Click here for tips on making your CV the best it can be.
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Have you dreamt of winning the lottery? Thought about what you would spend a million on? Imagined what your reaction would be on checking the lottery numbers and finding out you have won the jackpot? Daydreamed about that phone call to your boss? Read on, and I’m going to reveal to you here and now a sure fire way of predicting the winning numbers so that you can fulfil all your dreams…
The Secret Revealed
OK, so having captured your attention I’m now going to state the obvious. There is no way to predict the lottery numbers, in fact if there was and I knew it, I wouldn’t be sitting here sharing it with you, I would probably be on a yacht somewhere in the Caribbean. The purpose of tricking you into reading this far is to demonstrate the point I want to make to all you job hunters out there, who have carefully crafted your CV and are sitting waiting for the phone call that will lead to your next job.
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You’ve probably experienced that classic moment at the end of the interview where your interviewer asks you that final question: “Do you have any questions for us?” This can result in an uncomfortable shuffle in the chair and the standard reply, “No, I think you’ve covered everything.” How much better would the end of your interview be if you could produce a couple of searching and conversation stimulating questions to top off your performance? Questions which could really make the difference and leave a lasting positive impression in the mind of your interviewer.
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Have you looked at your CV lately? Does it really tell the full story? And more importantly if you have loaded your CV / Resume up to an online job board, will anyone ever find it?
I was recently demonstrating the many benefits of OilCareers.com to a recruiter, and as a test case we searched for a very specific role that he was looking for. It struck me that it may be useful to share this with you, and particularly if you are looking for a new job. Having this information will enable you to put yourself in the shoes of those hiring managers and recruiters who are looking for you, and give you an insight into the database search techniques those prospective employers are using.
Continue reading “The Strange Tale of Professor CaseHole and His Missing Skills” »
Now I have your attention, I am going to immediately disappoint those of you who were hoping for hot advice on how to meet the man / woman of your dreams! However, stick with me dear reader as I may have useful advice for you anyway, and as a bonus I will include a nugget of relationship advice right at the end to reward your perseverance.
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In another blog I have written about the optimum length of a CV for those with plenty of experience. However, I am often asked by University leavers to answer the question of how many pages a graduate CV should be?
Surprisingly the answer is almost the same – 2 or 3 pages. If you are a fresh graduate and have a CV any longer than that, then I would stake my lottery winnings* on you having included too many paragraphs about your team work and customer service skills developed while working part time in your local cafe, or detailing all your swimming badges gained while at Junior school.
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(A highly unscientific experiment to discover the optimum length of your Resume if you have loads of experience)
I am often asked what is the ideal length of a CV / Resume? Many people looking for jobs have heard that 2 pages is the maximum length a CV should be, whereas other more experienced candidates who may have 20 years work experience wonder how they can squeeze all that knowledge and experience into a two page document.
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