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OilCareers.com is excited to be exhibiting for the first time at LAGCOE 2013.  The event which takes place at the Cajundome on the 22-24 October in Lafayette, Louisiana provides the opportunity for candidates to meet with potential employers and recruiters.

We are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a round of golf, dinner and an overnight stay for four at L’Auberge Golf Resort, Lake Charles.   To be in with a chance of winning enter our golfing competition at our LAGCOE booth CC223.

Our very own Joe Jones will be giving a presentation “Tomorrow’s World Today: How increase activity in the Gulf of Mexico is changing the North American jobs market.” The presentation is not to be missed as Joe will discuss why activity has increased in the Gulf of Mexico and what it means for jobs within the region.  He will also discuss the impact it is having on the North American employment market with a view towards future trends and most importantly what it means for you!

LAGCOE is Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition and is held biennially.  Since 1955 LAGCOE has been fuelling global energy solutions and is ranked as one of the world’s pioneer Oil and Gas expositions.  At LAGCOE you will have access to state of the art equipment, service and technologies as well as technical presentations from global leaders.

This year LAGCOE hopes to achieve the success which was met in 2011 with over 400 exhibiting companies, welcome over 14,000 attendees from 26 countries and 47 states.

We look forward to seeing you on our driving range booth CC223!

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OilCareers crowned the Best Job Board

 

OilCareers.com, the world’s largest online dedicated oil & gas job board, has been named ‘Best Job Board’ for a second successive year at the Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Recruitment Industry Awards.

 

The 2013 award was presented at a gala dinner at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore on Thursday October 3.

 

Managing Director, Mark Guest said the repeated success reinforced OilCareers’ status as the leader amongst specialist online job boards.

 

“OilCareers.com is the undisputed giant of online recruitment within the oil and gas industry,” he said. “We have an array of features that set us apart from our competitors and provide recruiters with access to the largest global oil & gas recruitment community.

 

“OilCareers has more than 1.4 million registered job seekers and receives more than 8 million page impressions each month. We provide candidates with an easy and effective way of searching for a new job or career across all specialisms within the oil and gas industry, as well as areas of alternative energy.

 

“Our heritage, size and global reach mean we are best placed to match job seekers to the right job, and provide recruiters with the best value and range of advertising opportunities,” Mr Guest said.

 

Since its formation in 1999, OilCareers.com has steadily expanded its international presence. It bolstered its footprint in the Asia Pacific region in 2012 with the opening of offices in Perth and Brisbane.

 

“Our decision to expand into Australia was driven by a booming local industry and the opportunity to support Australian businesses looking to resource a significant pipeline of oil & gas projects,” said Mr Guest.

 

“The decision to invest has been well-founded as there remains a significant demand for labour in the oil & gas industry in Australia,” he said.

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Are startups having a positive impact for candidates in oil and gas?

Today’s guest blog from Dominic Morris, Director – Global Energy Business at Twenty Recruitment

There were few industries that weren’t hit by the economic crisis, with the energy sector being no exception. Even the big players weren’t immune, and projects have ended abruptly due to investment problems. However, the past year or so has seen improvements in the market. Business confidence has risen and the dominating companies in the sector are expanding and implementing new projects.

And it isn’t only the large businesses that are doing well. More startups are appearing on the scene, commonly breaking the geographies that main players haven’t looked at before.

So what does this mean for you as a candidate? With an increased number of companies in the market, there’s a war for talent. Startups recognise that, to be successful, they need to have the right team in place. As such, they’re competing with both peers and established companies for individuals with the right skills, qualifications and knowledge, who are able to adapt in a changing landscape. This means that there are rich pickings for top professionals.

Perhaps the main benefit of working for a startup is the flexibility. There isn’t as much of a focus on salary bands and job categories as in larger organisations, so they can afford to build the job around you, increasing salaries and bonus packages in some cases.

But it isn’t only about the money. When you’re looking for your next position, you are likely to want access to new opportunities. Startups are being more adventurous than some of the bigger players and, to find their niche, they’re moving into new areas that perhaps haven’t been explored before. The result is that you’ll have the chance to work in different geographies, enhancing skills and experiences, which will make you much more employable.

On top of this, development opportunities are important to consider when looking for a new role so that you can keep up-to-date and enhance career progression. This is arguably easier in a larger organisation as they have access to greater resources and internal teams. However, many of the best startups are outsourcing training to compete. And, the benefit that startups do have is that they’re smaller, making it easier for you to get the support and advice you need. In addition, a new employee is typically given greater responsibility early on so you can learn on the job from the beginning.

With more startups now on the scene, oil and gas has become increasingly competitive and top talent is in high demand. If you have the right skills, companies are prepared to fight for you by offering great benefits, so it’s a win-win situation. The only challenge you may have is leaving your current role as many employers have increased the length of notice periods. And of course, when faced with a choice of companies to work for, deciding which one you’d prefer may be difficult!

Dominic Morris, Director – Global Energy Business at Twenty Recruitment

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