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New Year, New Job

It’s the New Year and many of you will have finding a new job or career at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list but aren’t sure how to go about it.  OilCareers are here to help you whip your CV into shape.

Keep it simple

Unless the position you are applying for requires a portfolio of work, keep your CV simple.  The most important part of your CV should be emphasized such as work experience, education and qualifications using subtle formatting and colours.  Make sure your CV is consistent throughout using the same fonts and spacing.

Market yourself

Avoid using a boring list of jobs and duties and instead highlight your achievements within certain roles and projects.  Discuss the obstacles in these positions and how you overcame them, this is your chance to shine and stand out from the other 50 CVs the company has received.  Explain to your potential employer why you would bring value to the company, set out your skills and qualities.

Be honest

Always be honest in your CV – you will soon be found out otherwise.  Keep your CV current and relevant.  If you are studying a course note down your expected completion date and grade your experience for example beginner, intermediate, experienced.


Send your CV from a formal email address usually  Avoid using your current work email address or worse the one you set up when you were 15 years old.  You should include your contact details on your CV and if appropriate a link to one of your social media profiles.

Always proof read

We cannot stress enough how important it is to proof read your CV before emailing it to your potential employer.  Spelling and grammatical errors has a 99% chance of being tossed into the bin, so take your time.  Once you have read and re-read your CV ask a relative or friend to read it once again.

Start your job hunt now by visiting out Job Search Page!

Best of luck on your job search,

Ashleigh Pirie

Marketing Assistant

Category: Careers Advice, CV / Resume Advice

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OilCareers Supports Local Sport Talent










International jobs board shows its support of local sporting talent

October 2013:, the leading international oil and gas jobs board, has presented four local sports teams with new strips underlining its commitment to the development of young people in the north east.

The company has invested almost £3,500 in total for the strips and kits of players at Newmachar, Westdyke and Stonehaven football clubs and Arduthie badminton club. managing director Mark Guest said: “Supporting the developing skills of young people of all ages across the communities of Aberdeen city and shire as they look towards potential careers is important to” will deliver a total of 80 full strips, the kits will be supplied to the Newmachar under 15’s football team, the under 14’s Westdyke Community Club, a squad that will be playing in the A league of the juvenile football leagues, the 2004s of Stonehaven Youth Football Club and the Arduthie Badminton Club for two seasons.

Marc Andrew, Manager/Coach Stonehaven Youth FC 2004s said: “Our sponsorship deal with is hugely appreciated by everyone at Stonehaven Youth Football Club.

“’s invaluable financial support has helped us gain SFA quality mark accreditation and ensured that our young players have access to quality training facilities and nationally trained coaches.  We very much hope that’s generous investment will help us continue to develop the region’s footballing talent.”

Mr Guest continues: “It is with great satisfaction that we can help support regular sporting activity in the north east.

“Each of the football leagues and the badminton club carry a lot of talent and our investment will go some way towards helping individuals flourish.

“Training and development is paramount to our business and so we are advocates of team sports that encourage children to learn and work together to achieve their potential.”

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ADIPEC: Another roaring success





This week we have been exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference also known as ADIPEC which is held at ADNEC – the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  The event is normally held every two years but for the first time in history the event moved to an annual show.


ADIPEC 2013 has been the most successful year for the event which has welcomed over 55,000 visitors. The event was spread across four days and hosted over 50 technical sessions from more than 300 speakers.  In attendance included our own Chairman of DMGT, Lord Rothermere and Prince Andrew, the British Duke of York.


The Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is still highly dependent on foreign workers with over half of the industry’s labour force coming from the expatriate community according to our latest research.

The research, conducted by leading Oil and Gas analysts Douglas-Westwood, indicates that the trend is unlikely to change in the short to medium term as the region looks to meet project demand, despite various educational initiatives by the UAE to increase the proportion of nationals entering the private sector.


Our booth was part of the DMG Energy Pavilion #7234, we welcomed hundreds of visitors who were keen to hear more about the Oil and Gas industry and how OilCareers can help them further in their career.  The event was also an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with our clients in the Middle East.

This year we featured a golfing competition on our booth and our lucky winner has won a weekend trip for two to the Yas Viceroy Resort in Abu Dhabi with breakfast, dinner and a round of golf at Yas Links Golf Course.   We hope you enjoy your prize!

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made our time at ADIPEC a memorable one!

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