Friday, March 9, 2012

Working Smarter: How to find a job on an oil rig

There is a very good possibility of getting a job on one of the various oil rigs which provide steady employment and generous leave conditions. Oil rig jobs are always available. 

Now, you may be asking how you can find a good oil rig job. One solution is to look for available openings posted on various means of advertising. You can look at the print media, or search the Internet for available positions. The other thing that could help to boost your chances is to create an online resume web page. This is helpful since it will put your skill set out there in the market. Prospective employers will be able to view it.

The Internet can be the place where you and your prospective employer meet. It can be the tool you use to be noticed by the oil-rig company. Another important element is the manner in which you format your resume. The resume must be in the format that is accepted by most oil rig drilling companies. This means that you have to do some research on how the résumé is supposed to be prepared.

Sending your resume to various reputable resume distribution agencies is a good way to get noticed. The oil- rig business is a numbers game, i.e. the more your information arrives in the hands of as many resources managers as possible, the higher the chances of you getting a job.

When it comes to the oil rig jobs, there are opportunities available even if you are inexperienced. There are various good unskilled jobs such as the roustabout positions. They do not require you to have in-depth knowledge of oil rigging procedures.

You can earn up to $50,000 a year in these positions. They are essentially good for those who want to establish a career in the oil industry. It is the best place to start for newbies who do not know much about oil rig jobs. There are also positions for painters, scaffodders, stores people, radio operators, and electrician etc. All these positions offer great remuneration and all have one condition in common, they do not require you to have oil rig experience.

Some positions however, due require specific skills. These jobs include welding jobs where you are required to repair damaged or worn out parts of the rig manufacturing new metal work frames and other similar things.

With some positions, you will be tied down to one particular oil rig. With other positions, you will be required to travel the world as you are sent to different oil rigs that the company owns. Let no one tell you there are no jobs in the oil rig sector, all you have to do is find the right one for you.

About the guest author:

Maya is a marketing specialist from Australia. She writes about business, technology, oil and gas fields and employment opportunities on oil rigs.

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