Looking for oil rigs employment is always stressful regardless of your experience. You always wonder if there are jobs available (yes, there are jobs available – Exxon alone is spending $150 billion over the next five years on exploration and drilling), if there is a better way to look for jobs, whether or not your cover letters and resume are perfect, and how to impress your interviewer and get the job. You also worry about asking for too much salary. The simple fact is – for most people, job hunting is a numbers game. Send off enough job applications and most people will get at least a few interviews. This article discusses what to do after you get your interview.

On average, most people have a one in five chance of getting a job offer after their interview. The reason for this high rate is simple – it is expensive for companies to interview people. Time spent interviewing job candidates is time not spent doing productive (making money for the company) work. So once the human resources department shortlists your resume and calls you for the interview, you are well on the way to getting hired.

When the economy is growing, experienced oil rig workers sometimes have a 100% chance of getting hired immediately. Even in a downturn, there is no reason for anyone to attend 10 or 20 interviews and be rejected for all of them. If this has happened to you, you may be suffering from what psychologists call “self-defeating behavior” or “self-sabotaging behavior”. Getting professional counselling or psychiatric help may well get you a job faster than sending out your resumes.

Sometimes, when you look at job boards, especially free-to-use sites like Monster, you see dozens or even hundreds of vacancies for offshore oil rig jobs. But you wonder why only a few of your job applications turn into interviews even though you have relevant job experience. Don’t worry too much. As long as your resume shows your relevant experience, you should be alright. Just keep in mind that not all of those advertised vacancies are real. It is common for employers to post such ads so that they can find out how many desperate workers are looking for jobs. It’s just a trick they use to try and cut the pay of their existing workers – “Take a 10% pay cut or we’ll give your job to a new hire.”

The interview is basically the last hurdle you need to clear before you get your job. Show the interviewer the right attitude, convince them that you have the right skills, and you are well on the way to landing that job. For offshore drilling jobs, you need to be tough, independent, and be a team worker. You also need to show that you have done similar work, or have relevant experience, e.g. if you are looking for oil rig roustabout jobs, you need to show that you know your way around an oil rig. If you are new to the oil industry, at the very least, you need to show that you have worked as a laborer in construction.

Have you been called up for an oil rigs employment interview? Then quickly brainstorm all your relevant life experiences. By rights, you should have done this when you wrote your resume. Once you finish your interview, go home and figure out how you can do better the next interview.

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