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By , on August 28th, 2013 Articles

Conversations with an Offshore Job Seeker

I recently had the following conversation with a job seeker through FaceBook, who is looking for an offshore oil job. I thought this conversation may be useful for other job seekers. The name of the person is changed for privacy. The content is edited for brevity, spelling and grammar.
offshore oil job seeker

offshore oil job seeker

Raj (Job Seeker): Hi!

Me: Hello Raj. How are you?

Raj: I am doing well, thank you.

Me: Welcome to the offshore job group on FaceBook.

Raj: I am looking to join offshore like oil rig or oilfield. I have CDC (Continuous Discharge Book) and done STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) courses.

I want to join offshore work in offshore vessels. I would like to join offshore as a Seaman or Roustabout or something like that.

Me: OK

Raj: Now I have a job. But want to go offshore.

Me: What are you doing now?

Raj: I am in India, doing a sales job. Not related to ships or offshore. I am 32 years old.

Me: Why do you like to [...]

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By , on May 25th, 2013 Articles

How do I get an offshore oil job without any offshore experience?

Question: How do I get an offshore oil job without any offshore experience? No offshore company seems to want to take on anybody without experience but then how am I supposed to gain experience!

There are many ways to get into an offshore oil job. Contacts do matter for an offshore oil rig job. If you can reach out to any or all your friends and relatives to find someone who is currently working or recently worked in the offshore industry will give you your first break into an offshore oil rig job.

I tried, I don’t know anyone in the industry, what can I do now?

Getting offshore drilling job without experience

Getting offshore drilling job without experience – Image Courtesy: Flickr

One approach is to focus on an entry level job which doesn’t require any experience. This can work in some cases. But it can be hard because there are so many people trying to get into this lucrative job.

Here is a clever guerrilla approach:

If you are willing to try a very successful guerrilla approach, here is what you [...]

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