OilCareers.com Shortlisted for the Asia Pacific Global Recruiter Awards
We’re thrilled to announce that OilCareers.com has reached the finals of The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Recruitment Industry Awards for the Best Job Board category. The competition is fierce and this is great recognition of our team’s hard work and our on-going commitment to providing excellent customer service.
We look forward to the results being announced at the gala awards dinner on the 6th September in the incredible Marina Bay complex in Singapore. The event will bring together the recruitment industry in and around Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and other Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
Click here for further information or to book tickets.
The OilCareers team have enjoyed an action-packed week attending The Global Petroleum Show (GPS) and The Global Energy Career Expo in Calgary, as well as the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference in Milan.
A record 63,000 attendees and 2,200 exhibitors, from 95 countries made GPS the largest energy event in Canada. OilCareers was proud to be a Platinum sponsor offering the chance to win an iPad every hour. We also hosted a reception for Young Professionals in Energy.
Ten thousand job seekers queued to get into the Global Petroleum Career Expo. The OilCareers team met thousands of oil and gas professionals looking for an exciting, new career challenge, as well as graduates hoping to get their first foot in the door. As a result Canadian traffic to www.oilcareers.com has soared to over 100,000 visitors over the past month.
Managing Director, Mark Guest was delighted with the success saying “GPS is one of the premier energy events in the world and a fantastic opportunity to showcase OilCareers innovative recruitment website. The Human Resources Institute of Canada is forecasting that 9,500 jobs will need to be filled by 2015, as a result of the mass retirement of baby boomers. OilCareers provides an invaluable one stop shop for recruiters and jobseekers to come together, and we’d like to thank the thousands of people who have now registered and uploaded their resumes onto our site.”
We were also delighted to join over 500 industry professionals at IRPC in Milan. IRPC is a leading technical conference for industry leaders to share knowledge and discuss the latest technological and operational advances relating to the international refining and petrochemical industries. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booths to learn more about OilCareers.
Sir Robert Smith Unveils New Global Head-Quarters
We were delighted to welcome Sir Robert Smith, Liberal Democrat MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, to officially open our state-of-the-art new head-quarters located in the centre of “Surf City” in Westhill. This exciting move represents a significant six figure investment for OilCareers.com.
Mark Guest, managing director of OilCareers.com, said: “The energy industry remains an exciting, innovative and vibrant sector, offering unrivalled opportunities to a diverse range of jobseekers throughout the world. Our company has continued to grow and now has more than one million registered users, with in excess of 750,000 unique visitors every month. Our global reach means we are best-placed to match jobseekers with the right role.”
“In order to meet both the demands and the expectations of our clients and to accommodate our growing workforce, we took the decision to move to new offices, helping ensure we continue to be recognised as the market leader in online recruitment within the oil and gas industry.”
Since its launch in 1999, OilCareers.com has rapidly grown to become the world’s largest online oil and gas recruitment service, providing jobseekers with an easy and effective way of searching for a new job or career across all specialisms within the international energy industry. Each year, we invest more than £1m in marketing to help our customers attract the widest possible talent pool of oil and gas candidates globally.
Happy Birthday KPSol!
Professional freelance insurance broker Kingsbridge Professional Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary in June.
This marks an important milestone for the company, who were recently awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Broker’ status by the Chartered Insurance Institute. To date, less than 100 firms have achieved Chartered status, indicating that this is a highly exclusive award reserved for the leading firms of the broking industry.
The company are a true success story in the insurance industry, having continued to grow in their 5 years of trading despite the challenging economic climate and competition from large insurers and comparison sites. The company now employs 12 employees and helps over 6000 freelance professionals and their clients stay safe.
To celebrate, the company is offering an array of prizes to loyal customers as well as to potential customers who obtain a quote. These prizes include hospitality tickets to a major UK golfing event, free insurance policies, iPads, Kindles and digital cameras to name a few. The company will also be hosting a celebration event for staff to mark this special occasion and thank them for their hard work.
The past three years have been something of a rollercoaster for the energy sector – not just in terms of fluctuating oil and gas prices, but also with regard to hiring trends.
Improvements are however being seen across the industry. At the start of the year, OilCareers.com – a clear barometer of industry hiring trends – experienced a record breaking one million visits in a month, a first since its launch 10 years ago. New figures show that vacancies posted in the first six months of 2011 were 50 per cent higher than for the same period in 2010, while the number of applications made in June 2011 was 60 per cent higher than in June 2010.
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Latest joint report encourages a shared responsibility in the recruitment and retention of a global workforce
Surging demand for oil and natural gas will see an influx in investment and rise in activity across 2011. This is expected to create an increase in global hiring according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, the international jobs board for the oil and gas industry, in association with partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector.
Continue reading “Training is key for a new era in energy production” »
As a recruiter your job is to attract the best candidates for your vacancy, so in this article I am going to give an easy framework for writing an appealing and winning job advert. While this advice appears on our OilCareers job site, for jobs in the Oil & Gas sector, the information below can be used to improve the quality of your candidate attraction for any line of employment. Even if you are lucky enough to recruit through word of mouth or an employee recommendation scheme, you will still need a job advert to make sure that the best candidates take the time out to take the step of applying for your vacancy.
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Earlier this year, OilCareers.com partnered with Air Energi to produce the H1 2011 Workforce Survey.
This bi-annual report provides a complete insight into regional hiring and salary expectations for the Oil and Gas Industry.
Continue reading “Get involved with the H2 2011 Oil & Gas Workforce Survey” »
Oil & gas recruitment event hosts a thousand job seekers
Close to 1,000 job seekers were present at the first ever Energy Recruitment Live Event, which took place on Monday in Dubai. Industry giants including Saudi Aramco, Topaz, GASCO and PDO were participating, making their teams available to speak with potential candidates.
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Following a successful trip to Amsterdam for the 2011 Gastech event, the OilCareers.com event schedule next points us west in the direction of the US, and more specifically to Houston, and one of the biggest events in the Oil & Gas calendar, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
First founded in 1969, the annual event, held at the Reliant Centre, attracts in excess of 65,000 attendees, and has over 2,000 exhibitors representing over 120 countries associated with the Oil & Gas industry.
Continue reading “From Amsterdam to… Houston. OilCareers event schedule moves to OTC” »