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If you want to get the best possibe job, use a professionally written web resumé!

On this site, you will hear me preach and preach about the importance of using a winning resumé. This is the most important part of the whole process. Introduce yourself to a prospective employer in a professional manner and you will get called in for interview after interview.

Ineffective, resumés are a dime a dozen and the internet is full of them. Half hearted / self written resumés bring minimal results, if they bring any at all. Is yours a winner or a dud? The test is simple and gets right to the heart of the matter.

How many interviews have you been getting using your present resumé?

I am amazed a the amount of stubborn people who insist their resumé is "adequate" and will get the job done. The smart ones take to heart what I have to say and realize a resumé written by an experienced professional always brings in the best jobs and job offers. The dumb ones keep using what they have been using and never get the first call,

Below are personal letters I received from people (just like you) who took my advice and had one of our staff write them a professional web resumé specifically for offshore / maritime jobs.

Here are their stories...



Hello Capt. Ron,

Well after spending a few weeks as a galley hand, I was approached by Diversified Well Logging from Reserve La. I'm happy to report that I am now a mud logger for this company. I really enjoy this job and the money is great. Just thought you would like to know.

As you know your help was what got me where I am today. Looks like my next stop will be mud engineering. Keep up the good work.

Thanks again,
Jimmy M
Sherwood, AR, USA
Roustabout


I sent the online resume to Danos and Curole and sent a follow-up email to them a week later. I received a call today, asking me to come in for an interview.

Any words of advice?

George C
Grand Bay, AL, USA
Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Technician


Dear Cpt. Ron,

Thanks for such an impressive resume. I was contacted by Aramark Offshore yesterday and scheduled for an interview this Thursday. If I get hired how long will it take until I start work?

Should I dress professionally for the interview? What should I bring with me that day? Any advice would be appreciated. Is this a good company to work for? I have to congratulate you for the manner in which you handled my resume, which got me this interview. Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Chris K
Memphis, TN, USA
Entry Level


My name is John Keenum. I registered on this web site back in January. I found a job with Sonoco, worked 14 days on anadorko platform G-116.  I gave the resume you wrote to a operator and a rig forman and got a roustabout job. Luucky go! I head to work again on the island the 24th.

Thanks for the help!
John
Freeeport, TX, USA
Roustabout


Sir,
I got replies from Parker Drilling Co and Transocean Offshore Inc. Transocean said they will forward my resume to the appropriate deptartment for further action and will contact me. What do you think? Your online resume works miracles.

Thanks a lot,
Tamon W
San Jose, CALIFORNIA, USA
Entry Level


Cpt. Ron,

Thanks for your last inquire about my job status. To briefly update you, i was hired by a seismic exploration company in Calgary; Wolf Survey & Mapping in August.

I have been very busy since then, training in seismic field surveys, GPS pack operations and helicopter insertions. This lasted about two weeks after which i have been employed as a regular field team member in seismic surveys.

Regards,
Sean G,
Calgary, CANADA
Seismic Tech


Here it is, and sorry for inconvenience. Plus yesterday i have got a confirmation from Schlumberger that my resume has been considered after its evaluation and made available to the entire organization /depts for any opportunities they have within the organization. Will keep you posted on other fronts as well.

Thanks for your concern,
Fawad
Karachi, PAKISTAN
Logger


Dear Captain Ron

Just a quick word to keep you appraised of the situation. I have posted off numerous copies of the resume that you wrote for Steve and to date we have had 3 positive replies. This new resume is generating more interest than any other that we have posted out. All I can say is thank you!

Regards,
Joanne H
Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND
Motorman


HI Ron,

Processing for a gig with Brown and Root in Kuwait should leave sometime this week you might want to point you subscribers at Brown and Root they are looking for all sorts of crafts, cooks, HVAC,  mech etc.,

Cheers,
Thomas G
Beaumont, TX USA
Offshore Medic / Safety Officer


Ron,

Thank you so much for getting back with me so fast. I was thinking maybe you didn't receive the e-mail with the resume due to the storms and the computer going down so much.

WOW! What a great service you have!!!!!! I never dreamed from your Offshoreguides site that you were so professional!!!

You have an absolute, bona fide, HIDDEN talent going on BEHIND the scenes of your Offshoreguides.  Hiding your resume service (actually burying it) in your Offshoreguides directory.

Well I'll go for now. Anxiously awaiting your suggestions and Roger's resume! I am soooooo impressed with the quality and the workmanship in your resumes! No shoddy, sloppy work here! Please feel free to quote me on my comments if you would like. Use them in the context that you would like.

Roger and Tamara
Port Neches, TX, USA
Entry Level


Cpt. Ron,

I just took a look at the first draft of my resume. Wow! Excellent! I'd even take a second look at this guy. Makes the selling me part a whole lot easier with this to start with. Well worth every penny

Thanks,
Roger P
Vancouver, WA, USA
Offshore Rig Mechanic


Ron,

I sincerely appreciate you reviewing my resume and letting me know about the problem opening it. That would explain why I have not had any contact with potential employers in two months. What would your services cost to have my resume posted as a web resume? I would like give you a call before you leave on Wednesday. Please let me know when would be a good time.

Thanks,
Albert S
Katy, TX, USA
Entry Level


Dear sir,

Thanks for the beautiful resume. It is really professionally written and worth the salt.

My regards,
Wilfred T
San Jose, CA, USA
Contract Geologist


Ron,

Once again I thank you for all that you have done and are doing for us. I must admit it was a rude shock to know that the resume attachment wouldn't open. The number we have sent out and it's more than likely that they all ended up in the bin. How depressing! At least you let us know!

Thank's also for the resume you sent. I'd never seen one online like that before.

I'm now convinced that you have wings and a halo. I can't express to you just how much we appreciate what you are doing. Hell Cpt Ron you're and Angel!! Thank you very very much from the bottom of my heart.

Lisa and Paul
OLD AUSTRALIA
Driller


I would absolutely recommend your service to others, and indeed have been doing so almost from the start. In turn I occasionally get emails from workers on oil rigs and employment sites who have seen my Resume posted on the Offshore Guides site. Please feel free to post my Resume on the web as you see fit.

Regards,
Russell F
AUSTRALIA
Crane Operator


Ron,

I see what you mean now with the first impression being all that it can be and how much a decent resume makes the difference I loved the cover letter and thanks for all your help with this.

Sincerely,
JASON D
LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM 
Entry Level


Hi Capt. Ron, (1st letter)

Thanks much for your email

Okay - I give up. You are perfectly right in what you say. However, as can be seen from my track record, I have held many positions during my career. Working through the "oil patch" from diver (air, gas bounce and saturation) - diving s/v - diving superintendent, barge master etc. and on to consulting, repping etc.

My problem is trying to get all this across to the prospective employer. I know most of these resumes are perused and approved by so called HR personnel - who in most cases do not know a 'riser' from a BOP. Unfortunately, we have to live with this. It's like trying to get the proverbial 25lbs of s... in a 10 lb paper bag.

I can better relate to you as you are an offshore man yourself and therefore much more qualified to get a better prospective on the matter. So I am going to take you up on your offer and have you put my life history in perspective.

Hi Captain, (2nd letter)

Thanks much for the draft...you're truly a miracle worker, and I can honestly say that I can recommend you to anyone looking for a truly professional employment service. As I have just received it, I will now take my time and go through it and let you know if there are any changes as you asked.

Very best regards,
Harold K
St. Philip, BARBADOS
Barge Captain


Hi Cpt Ron,

Thanks for an impressive CV. I have troubled you more than most other guys, I think. I will keep you informed if I get anything.

Kind Regards,
Everard H
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Captain / Barge Engineer


Thanks Ron,

This resume looks great. I am thankful for your website,
Robert S
Port Neches, TX, USA
Entry Level


Capt' Ron,

Hey just wanted to give you a big THANKS for the tech assist on my resume. It looks great now ! I would also like to say thanks for the web site. There's just not that many sites that cater to our offshore crafts. I've spent ruffly fifteen years @ sea and I love it And that's coming from a mountain boy. But its still relatively small community and your site is what we need to keep up with wha'ts going on out there.

Great job on the resume and cover letter!

Best Regards,
Dennis B
Rig Welder


Ron,

Thanks for the help. Your draft is much more concise and impactful than the one I was using. I will make the changes at your website, if you could read through my resume one last time and give me a final seal of approval, I would appreciate it.

It is truly a pleasure doing business with you too.

Thanks again,
James S
New Orleans, LA, USA
Night Cook


Thank you. You and your company have been a great help to me.

Mike M
Surfside Beach, SC, USA
Entry Level


Dear Capt Ron,

Please activate my resume which you have so wonderfully made. Now I am looking forward to a good sea job. I will follow all your advice for which I request you to monitor my efforts.

Regards,
Capt Tejbir S
Master


Thanks for your Email of 6 Feb forwarding my son Tejbir Singh's draft resume. You have done a wonderful job which I much appreciate. You know that both Capt Tejbir Singh and myself (Cmde Amrik S Mayer) are registered with you.

Regards,
Cmde Amrik  M
Stamford, CT, USA
Master


Hi Ron,

I very much appreciated your insight and advice (telling me like it is) - I respect that! Once again, I look forward to this new and exciting opportunity. Have a good one.

Regards,
Paul S
Collierville, TN, USA
Manager / Industrial Engineer


Hi Ron

Your web site has been a great source of info, thanks. I subscribed to your c.v writing service yesterday. As a new bod to the rigs i'm thinking this is my best chance. I have 4 years of marine wielding and pipefitting fabrication experience so here's  hopeful.

What I need to know now is "what happens next?" How do you collect my details? How long does the process take? and any tips on mailing please. Here's looking forward to your return mail.

Martin R
UNITED KINGDOM
Catering Department


Captain Ron, (1st letter)

My husband has been looking for offshore employment for the past 10 months. At every chance we get we have sent out a letter with the resume as an attachment. We very rarely got a reply.

You can imagine my amazement when told that the attachment doesn't open so most of our resumes, probably as many as 100 of them, were sent to the recycle bin. We now use your online resume and yes we have had replies, not robot mail, but applications for employment!!!!!

Thank you Ron for all your help. Your online resumes really work, and it is nice to know that they open every time and they don't all end up in the trash.

Hi Ron, (2nd letter)

How's it going? I just wanted to let you know that after sending out your online resume we have had a few replies telling us that they were impressed and will be keeping Paul on file, Noble in U.K has sent and employment application form and so has PAC in Houston which is a recruiting firm for offshore rigs.

We also have an application from Grey Wolf. I have to say that although they aren't job offers they are better than any robot mail or postcard we had received earlier. I am still getting much enjoyment out of your message board. I see the Offshore Santa Claus returned to rub it in once again.

For the first time in a long time Paul and I feel as though things are looking up for him as far as offshore employment goes. Before this we were feeling very deflated about the whole experience. Keep up all the good work Ron.

Ron, (3rd letter)

Beaut idea. It's fine to use our names etc as examples, we'd like to help any way we can after all you have done for us. I will be recommending your resumes to all that I can. Go get 'em!!!!

Ron, (4th letter)

No worries. Sorry it was so late. Thank you for the great resume and for your constant support and feedback, we appreciate that.

I can't understand why your resume service hasn't done so good. I think people think they can write their own and it is good enough. I have read a few that have been sent to message boards etc., and it is easy to see why they haven't got a job. Some people have no idea.

No doubt you'll be back on the job soon. What with work and your web site do you get any free time? Or is that a distant memory? Once again, thanks.

Cheers,
Lisa and Paul
Anges Waters, OLD AUSTRALIA
Driller


Ron

I am all praise for you website and the service which you have been rendering towards the offshore / oilfield / maritime job industry business.

However, as you have mentioned in your last mail, I, in spite of a very many re writes by myself  I am not very happy with my resume. Maybe that is why I have not been notified by any employer!

Could you have a look and let me know of some if you think I should have a professional rewrite by you? 

Thanking you for your cooperation,


Hey Ron,

I told you so-ehh! (Read below message to Gary) Someone else made the mistake. Alright, enough! I'll be leaving for Keelen, TX "on the morrow" to interview with bjservices.

I couldn't find any vacancies for Rig Welders listed at this site, but the recruiter says they're interested. Hope you have a better day?

The Best to you,
George P
Lawton, OK, USA
Rig Welder


Hello Cpt. Ron,

My name is Mike and I am not even sure if my resume made it to you. If it did, as you can see I am number one of the "nine out of ten" that has a lot of professional experience but can not write a resume.

Just wanted to say hold onto that thought with my resume and I am considering letting go of the $ and letting you build it for me. Do not let that miserable copy out on the net! Looking forward to new possibilities.

Mike S,
Popularville, MS
Entry Level


yes, I thought you did a fine job rewriting, I have received a few offers after downloading my new resume and posting on other sites

Jessie N
Liberty, TX, USA
Rig Superintendent


Hi Ron,

I had a look at your promotional site and I think it is a great idea. It shows a cross section of the offshore / oilfield / maritime jobs industry at the grass roots section-too many job sites cater only to the multitude of Engineering disciplines and neglect entry level job seekers.

I believe your Resume is superior to the one I was using (home made, of course) and I have it floating all round the world in its various guises of .txt, .doc and .html. For those web sites that demand .txt or .doc resumes I have maintained the language and style that you produced for me.

I would absolutely recommend your service to others, and indeed have been doing almost from the start. In turn I occasionally get emails from workers on oil rigs and employment sites who have seen my Resume posted on the Offshore Guides site. Please feel free to post my Resume on the web as you see fit.

Regards,
Russell F
Malvern, AUSTRALIA
Crane Operator


Hello Ron,

Mark here. was glad to find your website again. Thank you for your help in re-doing my cv it made a difference. I used the oilcareer.com and got taken, not one of my cv's was ever sent out as promised. The man Matt H lied to me.

Mark F
Port Richey, FL, USA
HSE Officer


This is great!! Thank you!

Jamie H
Union, MS, USA
Entry Level


I have found your service to be every thing you said and more. I believe after reading several posts on the message board some people think all they have to do is subscribe to your service and the jobs will come to them. I think of your site as a very direct link to oil companies and know it is my responsibility to pursue the available contacts and send my resume to possible employers.

thats all for now,
Matt G
Monterey, TN, USA
Entry Level


Captain Ron

Thank you for your email chastising me for an incomplete resume. I have duly completed said resume and send it to you for your critic.

Please let me know what you think

Kevin B
SOUTH AFRICA
Warehouseman


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