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Oil and Gas Job Interview Tips – Part 3, The Technical Interview

This is part 3 in our oil and gas job interview series, helping you find your ideal position.

The Technical Interview

Technical interviews can range from describing how you performed work on a previous oil and gas project, right down to answering an hour long technical exam. For…

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Added by TalEng on January 10, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Interview Tips – Part 2, Sell your Skills

This is part 2 in our oil and gas job interview series, helping you find your ideal position.

Part 2 – Sell Your Skills

No matter if you are applying for an oil and gas freelance job, staff position or long term contract role, interviews are about two things:

1) Selling your skills to prove you can…

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Added by TalEng on December 5, 2018 at 3:42am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Interview Tips- Part 1, Research

So your CV is up to date, cover letters sent, and you have been successfully offered an interview… Oil and gas job interviews can come in many forms; from general chats over…

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Added by TalEng on October 4, 2018 at 9:25am — No Comments

How to Write a Cover Letter For an Oil & Gas Job?

Landing a good oil and gas job requires standing out from the competition of oil and gas industry professionals. The primary aspects that help you win a new role are your CV, a good cover letter, and then your interview skills. A cover letter can…

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Added by TalEng on August 20, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

How to Explain Gap In Oil & Gas Job CV ?

Lots of oil and gas industry professionals have had time out of work over the last few years but this is slowly changing and jobs are starting to appear. If there is a gap in your CV then it can stand out as a weak point when being selected for a new role, so it is important to explain this to a hiring manager when applying for an …

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Added by TalEng on July 11, 2018 at 3:18am — No Comments

Are Oil and Gas Companies Scared to Hire Again

Since the oil price has recovered there is more activity within the industry, with CAPEX spend increasing and more projects being kicked off. Companies should therefore be considering re-hiring all the oil and gas industry professionals they fired during the downturn, but instead they seem to be asking…

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Added by TalEng on May 21, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments

Can Engineering Companies Just Offer Engineering Anymore?

Back before the oil price crash there were a lot of engineering companies and consultancies that offered engineering services for the standard rate to engineer + 50% overhead cost + 15% profit margin. They didn’t construct or install anything, just focussing on engineering deliverables. These were the source of a lot of good and…

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Added by TalEng on April 11, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Recruitment – The Talent Gap

Hiring cycles in the oil and gas industry follow industry cycles of oil price. Downturns in 1986, 1998, 2008, and 2014 mean that there have been periods in the industry where oil and gas job recruitment was non-existent, and people left the industry in their thousands.

We are therefore looking at massive talent gaps of certain…

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Added by TalEng on March 12, 2018 at 9:08am — No Comments

Where did all the Engineering Specialists Go?

The hierarchy of engineering companies has long looked like the typical pyramid shape, with thousands of engineering specialists propping up layers of management. During the industry downturn engineering companies have had to downsize, however this seems to have been done by removing all the workers yet leaving all the management…

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Added by TalEng on February 7, 2018 at 2:17am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Search in the Digital Age: Part 4, Be Flexible

Oil and gas companies are starting to kick off more projects than they have done for years, meaning that after the prolonged downturn and layoffs, oil and gas jobs are now starting to appear again. However competition is fierce, rates have reduced, and clients want new working arrangements which allow them to complete…

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Added by TalEng on December 29, 2017 at 6:29am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Search in the Digital Age: Part 3, Online Communication

Remote working is becoming more common in all industries, and the O&G industry is now waking up to the benefits that outsourcing scopes of work to remote engineering specialists can bring to their oil and gas projects in terms of time and cost savings. Studies indicate that up to 50% of workers in the US are expected to…

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Added by TalEng on December 28, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Search in the Digital Age: Part 2, Think Worldwide

Through the click of a mouse we are all now able to connect and work with people from around the world. This is no different when hiring oil and gas industry professionals who can now work remotely on projects without having to travel to a client’s office. For oil & gas consultants the working world is therefore…

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Added by TalEng on December 27, 2017 at 1:44am — No Comments

Oil and Gas Job Search in the Digital Age: Part 1, Online Presence

Since the oil price crash in 2014 there have been massive layoffs throughout the oil industry and its supply chain. Worldwide estimates of job losses indicate that up to 30% of oil and gas industry professionals have been made redundant, pushed to early retirement, or jumped to industries with better prospects. The oil and gas…

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Added by TalEng on December 26, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

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