Oil Rig Jobs -With rising unemployment onshore and a lift in the fortunes of oil companies jobs on oil rigs jobs are becoming increasingly popular. When you look at the perks - an average salary of $75,000 plus working only 6-8 months in every 12 - it's not difficult to see why jobs on oil field jobs have become so attractive. The more popular the job is, be it on or offshore, the more you're going to need to do to make sure you stand out from the crowds. Here are the top 4 costly mistakes made by people looking for jobs on oil rigs, plus how to fix them.
1. Making a one size fits all CV:
Truth is, these stick out a mile. And with every job advertised being slightly different you may even find that you haven't highlighted any of the skills that the job requires even if you've actually had the experience that they're asking for. It takes time, but make sure you cover each point in the oil rig jobs ad off in your CV and cover letter. Those points will be the ones they're looking for.
2. Not doing enough research:
It's tempting once you've spent time on your CV and cover letter, to use the scatter gun approach and blast out your CV to as many companies as you can get the details for. Believe me, I've done it myself. And it got me nowhere. What did get me a job was careful research on the position and the company offering that position so that I could target my cover letter and use language and 'key terms' that would stand out to the person reading it.
3. Turning down a job because it's beneath your level of experience:
Getting a job on the rigs is much easier if you already have a job on the rigs. Going for a job under your experience level will not hurt you financially, in fact often far from it, and it will mean that you get a head start on that ladder.
4. Going it alone:
As tempting as it may be to type 'oil rig jobs' into a search engine and apply for as many as you can find, you're unlikely to get anywhere fast unless you have the help of an expert. They'll help you find out what companies are hiring, what companies take on new starts, plus forward your CV to the right contact at the right time. Get help from experts Alberta Oil Careers. It's worth the effort.