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INSTRUCTIONS

What you POST on the resumé page and how you POST IT is what will be displayed on the page the employer will be seeing after he / she has opened your file.

  • Our responsibility 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 an offshore, oilfield oil rig or maritime job.

  • Our responsibility to our employer members is to provide them with the minimum required information they need to fill their offshore oil rig job vacancies.

In order 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 left blank when you are finished is the Language Box. Incomplete registrations / applications will be placed on HOLD (unavailable for employer review) until they are completed.

In the 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 at an offshore oil rig job before your first choice would be "Any Entry Level" (under the category of your choice).

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 as well as a boat captain, all with 10 plus years of valuable offshore oil rig job and maritime experience do this by mistake. We try to catch things of this nature, but if we we don't you will not come up in your correct classification during employer searches.

Transferable Skills:
Certified pipe welder, prior onshore 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 used in offshore, oilfield, oil rig and maritime jobs.

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 oil rig job operations and then put you to work in your area of expertise.

If you have skills you think are transferable, and think you can handle the job, then apply for that position directly and indicate your years of transferable experience.

If you have no skills you feel are transferable, then chose "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.



After the summary box is complete, move on to the resumé input box. Leaving the resumé input box blank will result in your being put on HOLD

Put 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 can benefit their organization!

This is your best shot as to why an employer should hire you!

If 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 and/or bullets. DO NOT USE ALL CAPS, this is like YELLING.

If it still doesn't look the way you want, contact us.

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 make a PROFESSIONAL IMPRESSION, our suggestion is to turn this stressful, hair pulling task over to one of our professional writers.

Most People Work Better Than They Write!

We have over 30 years of experience in producing professional, job getting resumés for personnel working in the offshore oil rig and maritime job industry.

  • 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. These days, employers require one.
  • Offshore Guides is a logical place to get a winning resumé because we specialize in writing professional resumés for offshore oil rig job and maritime personnel.


Good resumés are composed of the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Clearly Defined Job Objective
  • Summary of Qualifications
  • Education and / or Special Training
  • Employment History
  • Professional References

If 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. Offshore oil rig job and maritime employers / recruiters have asked for the following minimum information to be posted: 

  1. Names and addresses of previous employers
  2. Dates of employment
  3. Description of job duties
  4. DO NOT USE ALL CAPS
  5. We are all adults here. There is no reason for spelling , grammatical or other writing errors, so check carefully.
  6. Spell checkers, because they are logic driven, do not always provide the desired effects.

 

Run this through any spell checker and you will see what I mean

Ode 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.



When all this has been completed, click the submit button. If everything is complete, you will get a message that says "Hello (your name) your resumé status is PENDING.

If you have not completed all required fields you will get an error message directing you to the
field(s) which need to be changed.

The 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 input box. When this is completed, you will be made ACTIVE (available for employer review).



If the minimum required information is not provided,
the system will automatically put you on HOLD
 



  • If you know your offshore oil rig job resumé is not up to specs and needs a bit of fine tuning or even a complete rewrite, there is no better time than right now to get this done. Let us write it for you. We do exceptional work and specialize in writing resumés for personnel in the offshore / oilfield / maritime industry.

  • If you are not sure about the quality of your resumé and want to have someone take a look at it and give you an honest evaluation, then send it in for a professional critique.



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