Optimize Your Search
When oil prices are low for a sustained period, it can seem extra challenging to find a new position. A Google search may turn up thousands of articles with advice for job-seekers. While these are far from exhaustive, SPE has compiled some ideas and articles that we hope you will find useful to help you get ahead during your job search.
SPE has launched a job board to assist our members in making their availability known, and to help industry employers find excellent candidates.
You may find the following job boards useful as well
Polish Your Resume
Though not industry-specific suggestions, use these sites to find resume-writing tips.
Have at least two other people read your resume for clarity, proper terminology, correct grammar, etc.
Do your due diligence with any company you hire for resume help.
- Have they worked with engineers or similar technical roles?
- Do they have experience with the countries where you are looking for work and know what is commonly expected there?
- What's included in the price?
Stand Out from the Crowd
How to Stand Out in a Low-Price Environment
In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn from an expert about creating an authentic, compelling, “standout” personal brand—one of the modern strategies for successful career management. Molly Green is a career management expert, an executive coach and creator of the careers program Everyone Wants to Hire You. Recorded in April 2016.
Top Tips to Effectively Raise Your Profile on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a powerful tool in today’s job market. Learn from Inc. columnist Larry Kim on how to improve your profile.
Master These Six Essential Job Search Procedures
A modern day job search requires familiarity with modern job search procedures. You will also need to hone your skills in research, marketing, writing and interpersonal communication to stand out in your quest for new employment.
Advice for Mature Job Seekers
LinkedIn Profile Photos for Job Seekers Over 50
New Rules for Job Hunting After 50
If you haven't looked for work in a while, this article has some good tips to help you shine. Read More
Tips for Younger Job Seekers
Young Professionals Video Library
From building your career to establishing a strong professional network, SPE's video resources for students and young professionals provide unprecedented insights, expertise, and advice. Learn More
The True Market Value of a Good Petroleum Engineer
You're more than your education – you've learned valuable, potentially transferrable skills. Read More
How Petroleum Industry Young Professionals Can Survive the Oil Price Volatility
Knowing that oil price is cyclic in nature and very volatile, how can you apply the past lessons today? Read More
Tips for Fresh Graduates: What to Do after Getting a Petroleum Engineering Degree
While written before the current downturn, this article still contains useful ideas for finding that first job. Read More
Stories from Recent Graduates During the Last Downturn
Learn how SPE's Members in Transition program helped recent grads in 2015-2016. Read More
More Helpful Ideas
Preparing for a Video Interview
A video interview can be very different from one in person, yet other things are much the same. Here are two sources that may be helpful in preparing.
- Introducing New Ways to Get Ready for the Virtual Job Interview
- 20 Video Interview Tips to Help You Dazzle the Hiring Manager and Get the Job
- How to Nail a Job Interview — Remotely