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How to highlight your experience when applying for offshore jobs

Offshore Jobs – How to Get Leverage Prior Experience to Get Hired For Entry Level Offshore Jobs

Author: Julian Gaston

In this article we discuss transferable experience that those seeking entry level offshore work can apply immediately into jump-starting a new offshore job and career. The biggest hurdle people face when applying for offshore employment is the fact that they haven’t worked offshore before. This is typically the first question asked in an interview. Thankfully, everyone currently employed offshore was once in this position, so by definition they, too, had to get over this temporary hurdle.

The solution for them is also the solution for you – to draw upon existing and previous experience that is transferable to an offshore environment.

If you are entry level, the most important thing is being willing to work at whatever is offered to you. This might not be pleasant – scraping rust, stacking materials, cleaning out tanks – but it will get your foot in the door, and you can move up after.

- Drilling and Rigging Crews -

For the drilling crew for roughnecks on up, previous land-based Oil rig experience is a huge plus. But note [...]

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How to get an entry level job in offshore oil industry

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Offshore Oil Platform

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Acquiring Oil Drilling Jobs – A Guide For Novices

Author: Russ Simmons

For those seeking to land entry level drilling jobs in the energy business, roustabout jobs are a great location to start. It is essential to be in top physical condition prior to beginning a job like this, as you will be needed to carry and deal with equipment and tools that can weigh a great deal, and transport them about the offshore oil platforms. You are able to also look forward to working with the crane operator and rigging crew to load and unload supplies, helping out the welders and electricians, or assisting in other work, if you are lucky.

When oil rig workers are just getting started, it is critical that they bring to the table great team work abilities. When on the offshore platforms, you’re usually working two to four weeks in a row, and so need to be able to obtain along well with other under what are frequently stressful conditions. [...]

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