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WHEN THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED…

 

 

Looking for the best jobs in the oil and gas industry is a far simpler process today (thanks in no small part to OilCareers.com, of course!) but increasingly recruiters are turning the process on its head.

 

Energy sector companies have rightly bemoaned the lack of skilled employees the world over, insisting the best candidates are tough to track down.

 

While many companies are now successfully hitting targets on graduate and trainee recruitment, a major challenge facing the industry is the recruitment of those with five or more years of relevant experience – people able to ‘hit the ground running’ and drive major projects forward quickly and competently.

 

Now some of the largest organisations are making even more of an effort to put themselves in front of the right audience, rather than just waiting for the proverbial knock on the door.

 

A perfect example of this approach was the ignite! Energy Recruitment Show at the Gastech Conference & Exhibition in London last month, which offered a unique opportunity to engineers wishing to learn about many global opportunities available, and to the employers out there who are hiring. Much more than a ‘jobs fair’, ignite! was dedicated to helping global employers source talent for specific projects, matching skillsets to regional projects which are under development.

 

As you would expect, we were there to help “marry up” candidates with employers, and lend our own expertise on how best the industry can address the dearth of personnel.

 

The event was held from 8-11 October, at the ExCeL, and proved a huge hit with employers and job hunters alike, with more than 30 major global operators, producers and engineering contractors sharing employment opportunities and around 3,000 interested candidates visiting the stands and training seminars that were on offer.

 

One of the most popular sessions was the Development of Human Capital panel, which focussed on training. Sarah Beacock, professional affairs director at the Energy Institute, told the audience that training was vital in the workplace but also important for those focusing on professional development ­so the skills they learn with their current employer can help throughout the rest of their careers. Her advice to young people was “volunteer for everything”, explaining that employers will always appreciate this approach.

 

The session, which also discussed how young people find it increasingly challenging to get into the oil and gas industry, heard from Ieda Gomes, managing director at Energix Strategy Ltd. She explained that western companies tend to have more ageing workforces, whereas Latin American and Middle East organisations have a younger technical staff base. She went on to say that the energy industry needed to paint a different picture to the young people of today, to show them that many opportunities – besides engineering jobs – are on offer.

 

The ignite! event was a great example of the innovative approaches being taken by employers, as they hunt for those hunting for the best jobs on offer. Our own research shows that demand for engineers in the energy sector peaked this year at an astonishing 89,688 open positions – with such competition among employers for the talent out there, it seems likely that more and more companies will be willing to think outside the box when it comes to landing the top talent.

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Industry leaders endorse Gastech 2012 as global gas event arrives in London

The chief executive of BG Group, Sir Frank Chapman will be keynote speaker at Gastech, as part of a global and region-specific leadership panel discussion, encompassing the international gas community.

Taking place at the ExCel, London from 8-11 October, Gastech has also received the endorsement of industry super-majors, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and ConocoPhillips who will stamp their authority on this year’s event, underlining its importance in the worldwide energy calendar.

This year’s conference hosted by BG Group celebrates its 40th year and will open with an executive leadership debate themed, ‘Have we entered the golden age for gas?’

 

BG chief executive Sir Frank Chapman said: “We are delighted to be hosting the 26th edition of the Gastech conference and exhibition in London 2012.

 

“As one of the world’s most significant gas events, we look forward to welcoming all of the industry’s key players and decision-makers for a four-day event that promises to deliver significant business opportunities and networking at the highest level.”

 

Independent research* shows that delegates expect to spend around 20 percent of their annual budget at Gastech and a recent survey indicated that visitors to the conference and exhibition control in excess of £8 billion in spend on products and services.

 

The event has already received support from a host of engineering, procurement and construction companies including; Rasgas, Chiyoda, Technip, FMC Technologies, Bechtel, CB&I, Cheniere Energy Inc and Saipem, not to mention an expected 350 exhibitors 10,000 visitors to the international exhibition and 2,000 delegates from across the gas supply chain.

 

Look out for OilCareers.com team on stand i98 in the Ignite hall.

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OilCareers.com Shortlisted for the Asia Pacific Global Recruiter Awards

 

 

 

 

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.

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Proud to be sponsoring Australia Gas Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OilCareers.com is proud to be sponsoring the inaugural Australia Gas Technology (AGT) event, which takes place in the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre this week from July 25 -27. Visitors will arrive at the show on the OilCareers.com shuttle bus.

 

The event focuses on the LNG industry particularly gas processing and the construction and operation of LNG facilities, associated pipelines and export terminals. It includes a conference, trade exhibition, Innovation awards and a Careers and Education initiative.

AGT Event Director, Bill Hare said “Australia is poised to become the world’s leading LNG exporter by 2020 and this growth is driving an extraordinary range of innovative products, projects and technologies.”

OilCareers.com Australia Country Manager Jackie Kirk, who is at the show, said: “AGT Perth is a fantastic opportunity to meet with industry leaders and attend networking events.”

“With conference speakers from Chevron , Woodside and Shell, OilCareers.com is branding itself alongside the major operators here in Perth. Various speakers are addressing the skills shortage challenges facing the industry and students and mature age workers have the opportunity to hear presentations and identify career paths within the oil and gas industry.”

 

According to the federal government, Australia needs an additional 90,000 workers over the next four years. OilCareers.com recently opened two new offices in Australia, one in Perth and one in Brisbane making us best placed to work with leading oil and gas employers in Australia. Our research indicates demand for geologists, engineers, project managers and senior designers is at an all-time high. If you’re interested in immigrating to Australia, click here to see our Australian vacancies.

 

 

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GPS Traffic Lights

ARE YOU RED, AMBER OR GREEN? TELL US AT GLOBAL PETROLEUM SHOW

There’s a phenomenon sweeping North American counter culture and making an impact on college campuses world wide, the traffic lights party.

Not been to one? Well there’s no need to worry as OilCareers.com is bringing its traffic lights party to Global Petroleum Show (GPS), Calgary 12-14 June 2012, booth 8054.

Hot on the heels of success at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, visitors will once again be asked to signal their career intentions and rate their job satisfaction.

Whether you are in a job, or looking for one, the traffic lights party takes a refreshing approach to your career development. The rules are really simple – all you have to do is take a drink and we will do the rest!

So how we do know what you are thinking? It’s quite easy really, as the colour of cup you take your soda in says it all….

Red – ‘I really love my job’

Amber – ‘excite me and I will consider it’

Green – ‘I could be just what you are looking for’

If a drink is not for you then take part in our interactive survey or speak to member of the team who can offer the best advice for you and your career development.

We will also be at the Global Energy Career Expo at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre on 13 and 14 June, where again you can get the benefit of expert advice and even meet some of the industries key recruitment consultants.

Recruiters – watch out for the cups as it’s the best way for you to spot potential candidates on the show floor and beyond – we have already had cups spotted at two international airports!

We look forward to seeing you at GPS and finding out what colour you really are!

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OilCareers Official Opening Launch

 

 

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.

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From Amsterdam to… Houston. OilCareers event schedule moves to OTC

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.

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OilCareers travels to Amsterdam for Gastech

OilCareers.com 2011 events schedule finally kicks off today as Gastech opens at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Organised by our colleagues at dmg::events,  Gastech is the premier event in the Gas calendar which this year celebrates its 25th edition, with the 2011 show anticpated to be the biggest yet.

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