If you have prior offshore / maritime experience you know how valuable that experience is. Even with the current down turn in the industry, there are MANY offshore oil rig jobs that go unfilled on a daily basis. A lot of these jobs are not visible through normal internet searches and go to the person who does the proper research and spends the time to dig them out.
Granted, they are not as easy to come by as when crude was at it's high of $147 per barrel, but they are there none the less. The oil field is not going to just shut down because the price of oil is dropped. We have had these ups and down in the industry before and have weathered them all, regardless of the severity. We will do the same with this one, and it looks like we are on our way out. The ones who who survive and prosper are the ones who hang in there.
It hardly seems possible that crude cannot do anything but go up. It might take some time and it might happen overnight, one never knows these days. Look on any busy highway or interstate. All those vehicles in all those traffic jams. Now multiply that by all the vehicles operating 24/7 worldwide. It takes a lot of fuel to keep it all going. Oil is a non renewable resource. Once it is used, it is gone. The only way to get more is to drill more wells.
Most everyone knows this. I wanted to say it anyway as there are people in the world today who think oil and gasoline are a renewable resource and can be recycled! Crazy for sure.
Back to the jobs. Like I said earlier, there are jobs available, they are just not as easy to come by as they used to be. Competition is at an all time high which is why you want to make sure you do not miss out on any Available Jobs because of some simple and easily fixable issues in your job search.
I hope you consider our services. We provide experienced offshore / maritime personnel with direct access contact to recruiters who are looking for experienced personnel to fill a variety of jobs, both in the US and overseas.
If you are not getting a reasonable amount of job offers equal to your level of experience, it is time to do some trouble shooting in your online job search strategy.
We suggest you stop what you are doing and have a look at what you are doing:
Most of the time the problem is found in one's resumé. This is the area where most people have difficulty and more than likely this is where your problem will be.
The worst of it is so many never find out why they are not getting any action in their job search. It's a shame, too, especially with all the available jobs and recruiters crying for experienced hands.
Here is a straight forward test to determine if your resumé is broken and preventing you from getting the job you want. Be honest with yourself and answer this one question:
Are you getting the number of responses, job offers and interviews a person with your experience should be getting?
If not, my recommendation is stop what you are doing and have a look at what you are doing.
In this highly competitive climate, you will not get a second chance to make a good first impression. Get it right the first time.
Don't let the job you want go to someone else, maybe even someone less qualified than you.
Resumé problems are at the top of the list for job rejection reasons.
"If you keep going like you are going, you will get more of what you already have"
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