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.
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
responsibility to our employer members is to provide them with
the information they need to fill their offshore vacancies
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
have no skills you feel are transferable, then chose
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.
the summary box is complete, move on to the resumé input box.
the resumé input box blank will result in your being put on
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!
is your best shot as to why an employer should hire you!
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.
still doesn't look the way you want,
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
- 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.
resumés are composed of the following:
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:
Names and addresses of previous employers
Dates of employment
Description of job duties
DO NOT USE ALL CAPS
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.
this through any spell checker and you will see what I mean.
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.
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."
you have not completed all required fields you will get an
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.
the minimum required information is not provided, we will
have to put you on HOLD
and addresses of previous employers.
of job duties.
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
It's important to the employers because it does not waste
their time viewing incomplete applications.
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.
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