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What you put on the resumé page and how you put it is what will be displayed on the page the employer will be seeing after he / she has clicked your link.

  • Our responsibility to you is to help you organize your information in a way that presents you in your best possible light, maximizing your chances for getting hired

  • Our responsibility to our employer members is to provide them with the information they need to fill their offshore vacancies

In order for this to work for you, we need your help. Fill out all requested information the way we have requested it. The only box that can be blank when you are finished is the Language Box. Incomplete applications will be placed on HOLD (unavailable for employer review) until they are completed.

In the Job Classification Box, do not apply for a position you are not qualified for. For example, do not apply for the position of Barge Engineer if all you have done is to repair lawn mowers. If you have never worked offshore before your first choice would be General Listing or Any Entry Level (under the category of your choice) unless you have skills or experience which are transferable.

Be sure you make a selection from the job classification drop down box. If you choose nothing, it defaults to "Any Entry Level". So far, we've had a geologist, a NDT inspector and a project engineer, all with 10 plus years offshore experience do this by mistake. We usually catch things of this nature, but if we we don't you will not come up in your correct classification during employer searches.

Transferable Skills:
Certified pipe welder, prior oilfield, medic, cook, diesel mechanic (experience with large engines, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical control motors), equipment operator (you must have time on cranes) warehouseman, blaster / painter and some engineering disciplines fall under the category of transferable skills, skills that are used offshore.

This does not necessarily mean you will be hired in that position. It depends entirely on the employer, they might want to hire you in a trainee position so you can become familiar with offshore operations and then put you to work in your area of expertise.

If you have skills you think are transferable, and think you can handle the job, then apply for that position and indicate your years of transferable experience.

If you have no skills you feel are transferable, then chose General Listing or Any Entry Level. There are many entry level jobs available. The whole point of entry level is to bring new people into the industry and train them so they can move up.

After the summary box is complete, move on to the resumé input box. 

Leaving the resumé input box blank will result in your being put on HOLD

Put something in here, this is important. It allows employers to search under key words, it gives them additional information about you and most importantly it lets you tell them how your skills, experience and enthusiasm will benefit their organization!

This is your best shot as to why an employer should hire you!

If you have a resumé, copy and paste it into the big white box. Do not leave excessive space between sentences and phrases. If it is all bunched up, add some paragraph returns. DO NOT USE ALL CAPS, this is like YELLING.

If it still doesn't look the way you want, contact us. If you don't have a resumé, get one. You can write it yourself or have someone you know write it for you. If you really want to get the job our suggestion is to turn it over to one of our professional writers.

  • If you are expecting any degree of success in the job hunting process, you need to have a current resumé and it needs to be a good one. Most employers require one.
  • Offshore Guides is a logical place to get a winning resumé because we specialize in writing professional resumés for offshore / maritime personnel.

Good resumés are composed of the following:

  • Cover Letter

  • Job Objective

  • Summary of Qualifications

  • Education and / or Special Training

  • Employment History

If you indicated you have X years of actual offshore / oilfield / maritime experience or transferable skills the employer has to verify your experience. The resumé is where they look for this verification. Employers have asked for the following minimum information to be posted: 

  1. Names and addresses of previous employers

  2. Dates of employment

  3. Description of job duties


  5. We are all adults here. There is no reason for spelling , grammatical or other writing errors, so check carefully. Spell checkers, because they are logic driven, do not always provide the desired effects.

Run this through any spell checker and you will see what I mean.

Ode to the Spell checker
Eye halve a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marks four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My spell checker toll me sew.

When all this has been completed, click the submit button. A pop up window will appear on your screen welcoming you to Offshore Guides. If everything is complete, you will get a message that says "You have completed all required fields. Your resumé has been submitted for the review process."

 If you have not completed all required fields you will get an error message.

The review process usually takes 24 hours. The main thing we look for during the review process is to make sure you have provided the minimum required information in the resumé in put box.

If the minimum required information is not provided, we will have to put you on HOLD

  1. Names and addresses of previous employers.

  2. Dates of employment.

  3. Description of job duties.

The reason we are so critical with this is because it is important. It's important to you because it helps you to present your in your best light, increasing your chances of getting hired. It's important to the employers because it does not waste their time viewing incomplete applications.

During the review process, if we need something added or changed, we will let you know via e-mail. When all this is complete, your file will be made ACTIVE.

  • If you know your resumé is not up to specs and needs a bit of fine tuning or even a complete rewrite, there is no better time than right now to get this done. Let us write it for you. We do exceptional work and specialize in writing resumés for personnel in the offshore / oilfield / maritime industry.

  • If you are not sure about the quality of your resumé and want to have someone take a look at it and give you an honest evaluation, then send it in for a critique.

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