News https://energy.careercast.com/archives/rss.xml Archive of Networks articles en Jobs in North Dakota Oil Are Hot But the Dakotas Are Not https://energy.careercast.com/article/jobs-north-dakota-oil-are-hot-dakotas-are-not <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Jobs in North Dakota Oil Are Hot But the Dakotas Are Not</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/135027665.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Jobs in North Dakota Oil Are Hot But the Dakotas Are Not" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For anyone hit by our ailing economy, the prospect of earning a six-figure salary in a North Dakota boomtown might seem irresistible. However,&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas&nbsp;often come at a price, and though one’s first inclination is to follow the money, there are other factors to take into account, especially for those with a family. Here are eight questions you’ll want to consider before you start searching for&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>1. &nbsp;How will my spouse react to the idea of moving?</strong><br /> If your honey will have to give up a nice job or leave family or friends, special consideration must be given. Discussing your goals and dreams about seeking&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas&nbsp;may help to bring the two of you closer. Try to get your partner’s support. Allow your spouse the opportunity to become your cheerleader. When you share your thoughts&nbsp;and ask for your mate’s input it will communicate his or her importance to you and your desire to include your spouse in your job search.</p> <p><strong>2. &nbsp;What about my children?</strong><br /> When small children learn their family is moving they can often feel frightened or uncertain. For them, home is their entire world and the idea of it no longer existing can be quite scary. For older kids, leaving friends and familiar routines can be just as upsetting. Try helping them come up with a clear plan on how they can “keep in touch” and when they might be able to go back and visit should you accept one of North Dakota’s&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas.</p> <p><strong>3.&nbsp; Will my family like where we’re headed?</strong><br /> Parts of North Dakota are absolutely beautiful and for some folks, its spring and summer are amazing. But while experiencing all four seasons is something many people enjoy, others characterize the winters as simply brutal—long, cold, snowy and windy—something to take into account as you search for jobs in the oil and gas industry.</p> <p>If your family can tolerate frigid temperatures, going to the Dakotas might be fine, especially if they enjoy activities associated with the winter season, like snowmobiling, ice skating, skiing and sledding. During more temperate weather, they might also enjoy jet skiing on the rivers and lakes, and of course, people come from all around for the hunting and fishing.</p> <p><strong>4.&nbsp; Are my loved ones prepared to make the most of it?</strong><br /> There are some people who can enjoy themselves practically anywhere. If that's your family, consider yourself blessed. Otherwise,&nbsp;plan to have several conversations about your moving to pursue&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas. Things will not necessarily resolve themselves after one or two discussions. Be patient and don't play down the importance of coming changes. Encourage your spouse and children to express their concerns. Do your utmost to be a good listener and try to give everyone the time needed to adjust to the situation.</p> <p><strong>5.&nbsp; What are the people like?</strong></p> <p>North Dakota generally consists of hardworking, honest folks who genuinely care about each other. The problem is there just aren’t a lot of them. Even with all the people coming to find&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas, the state does not have a large population. If your family likes to be where the action is, that may prove to be somewhat of a challenge, making it all the more important to help your children find social outlets in the community. Get them plugged into a youth group, sports league or other organization as soon as possible.</p> <p><strong>6.&nbsp; How about the standard of living?</strong><br /> Historically, living in North Dakota has been relatively inexpensive, though that’s changing around&nbsp;towns where people are coming for jobs in oil and gas. Homes are generally affordable and the schools have an excellent reputation.</p> <p><strong>7.&nbsp; What is available in the way of entertainment?</strong><br /> In addition to the seasonal outdoor activities already mentioned, North Dakota’s diversions include biking, hiking, camping, parks, fitness centers and shopping malls.</p> <p><strong>8.&nbsp; Will I be able to balance work and income demands with the well being of my family?</strong><br /> This is an excellent question. There are jobs in oil and gas that might require you to work long hours and on weekends, to commute long distances, or be away for extended periods of time. All of these are issues that need to be considered carefully before you accept any job offer.</p> <p><strong>Final Thought</strong></p> <p>A career change can be stressful even under the best circumstances. Add relocating your family to the mix and you’ve complicated the situation. That makes ongoing family dialogue about possible&nbsp;jobs in oil and gas, where all members are brought into the decision making process, absolutely vital for you and your family’s long-term happiness.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Jobs%20in%20North%20Dakota%20Oil%20Are%20Hot%20But%20the%20Dakotas%20Are%20Not&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/jobs-north-dakota-oil-are-hot-dakotas-are-not&amp;2=node/46598" token="IUbkch8vX7waT1ChvSOc2LaLgdnQ69FlPqtn7FgqLxU"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46598 at https://energy.careercast.com Professional Help Needed In The Oil Industry https://energy.careercast.com/article/professional-help-needed-oil-industry <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Professional Help Needed In The Oil Industry </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/oil-energy-body-082113.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Professional Help Needed In The Oil Industry " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shales say it's been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields.</p> <p>The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members.</p> <p>The survey indicates that about half of the industry's new hires in 2012 were equipment operators or work in operations and maintenance.</p> <p>Companies say professional and management jobs are the most difficult to fill.</p> <p>The companies that took part in the survey say they plan to add 4,000 jobs in 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://newsok.com/drillers-professional-help-wanted/article/feed/581093" target="_blank">CONTINUE READING AT NEWSOK.COM</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Professional%20Help%20Needed%20In%20The%20Oil%20Industry%20&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/professional-help-needed-oil-industry&amp;2=node/46617" token="OWT7n46qn-hkpSp6YmgF2yxko4qLnaBRoZiUJrSbumk"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46617 at https://energy.careercast.com Coal Gaining Ground On Gas In Energy Market https://energy.careercast.com/article/coal-gaining-ground-gas-energy-market <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Coal Gaining Ground On Gas In Energy Market </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/energy-article-070115.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Coal Gaining Ground On Gas In Energy Market " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Natural gas faces growing competition from coal and renewable energy sources at a time when its potential demand growth is slowing down, an International Energy Agency official said. “The last large contracts for [LNG] were signed in 2014 just before oil prices collapsed. We believe it is still competitive, but there are risks,” said Laszlo Varro, who heads IEA’s gas, coal and power markets division.</p> <p>“LNG is the only option besides pipelines to transport large amounts of gas from country to country, but it’s very expensive,” Varro said during a June 25 presentation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.</p> <p>“The coal industry in the United States is dreaming of the day when gas prices go $5/MMbtu higher, because it costs more than that to transport US LNG to Europe and Asia.”</p> <p>Varro spoke 3 weeks after IEA said in its 2015 Medium-Term Gas Market Report that global demand would rise 2%/year through 2020, down from the 2.3%/year it projected in its year-earlier forecast. It said weaker gas demand in Asia, where persistently high gas prices caused users to switch to other options until very recently, was behind the downward revision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ogj.com/articles/2015/06/gas-faces-more-competition-from-coal-renewables-iea-official-says.html" target="_blank">READ MORE AT OIL &amp; GAS JOURNAL</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Coal%20Gaining%20Ground%20On%20Gas%20In%20Energy%20Market%20&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/coal-gaining-ground-gas-energy-market&amp;2=node/46633" token="in5JNnGRD5aNOa_GjDndfe1l0Cno4DxoCViUzw-WU4k"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46633 at https://energy.careercast.com Breaking Into Engineering Jobs in Energy: Personal Marketing Tactics https://energy.careercast.com/article/breaking-engineering-jobs-energy-personal-marketing-tactics <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Breaking Into Engineering Jobs in Energy: Personal Marketing Tactics</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/AA048988.jpg" width="216" height="179" alt="Breaking Into Engineering Jobs in Energy: Personal Marketing Tactics" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that engineering jobs in energy will see 11% growth through 2016. That number is just part of the whopping 58% projected rise in the oil and gas extraction industry, or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newgeography.com/content/002461-gassing-up-why-americas-future-job-growth-lies-in-traditional-energy-industries">1.5 million new jobs</a>&nbsp;through 2012. With figures like that, you’d think that getting a job in the energy industry would be a breeze. You’d be wrong.</p> <p>Even while advancements in onshore and offshore technology continue to help meet rising consumer demand, and niche sectors can lead to high-paying atomic energy jobs, electrical engineering jobs and more, the best positions are always the hardest to get. So whether you have set your sights on being a chemical engineer working in biofuels, an electrical engineer servicing power plants, an environmental engineer hoisting wind turbines or a civil engineer masterminding E&amp;P infrastructure; one thing is guaranteed – nobody’s going to drop a job into your lap. You’ll be competing with scores of other applicants in a narrowly niched career market.</p> <p>That’s why your job search needs to take the same strategic, systematic approach you applied to your engineering studies.&nbsp;Your personal marketing tactics can stand you apart from your competition and start you on the road to a fulfilling career.</p> <p><strong>Put out the word</strong></p> <p>Tell everyone<strong> </strong>that you want to go into energy engineering. Your engineering professors and guidance counselors are logical choices, of course, but what about your dad’s golf partner, who happens to rep for a solar panel company; or your roommate’s brother’s wife, who is a project manager for PG&amp;E? Make your goals known to anyone who will listen – it’s the original way to network.</p> <p><strong>Polish your resume</strong></p> <p>As the standard-bearer of your job search, your resume presents a picture of you that can immediately influence a hiring manager, for better or for worse. For the best results, start with an SEO-rich summary that will satisfy today’s keyword-scanning software programs. Keep your work experience tied to results and achievements, not just job descriptions. Use bullet points to get the message across quickly, and avoid self-aggrandizing statements like “I am a dedicated and motivated self-starter.”</p> <p><strong>Launch a website</strong></p> <p>That’s right – a site all about you. It need not be flashy, but it should be clean and easy to navigate. You can populate it with the items too large or lengthy for a resume: letters of recommendation, college records, engineering schematics you developed, and so on. Include contact information on every page so that employers can always reach you.</p> <p><strong>Go social online</strong></p> <p>It’s one thing to hang around on Facebook or Twitter; it’s another to really use these resources to build awareness and credibility. Search on the popular networks for communities tied to the engineering or energy industries, and join them. Get on LinkedIn, the world’s biggest business network, and join every industry subgroup you can find. Follow specific energy companies and engineering firms, post your resume, and make scores of new contacts through friends-of-friends.</p> <p><strong>Get out there</strong></p> <p>When Steven Spielberg was just another young hopeful with a bachelor’s degree, he’d talk his way past the guards at Universal Studios and hang around the sets, watching movies being made. You can learn a lot – and meet influential people – by attending energy industry events and expos, touring&nbsp;power plants, or volunteering your engineering talents for the local community. And when you do, have a few copies of your printed resume on hand, just in case.</p> <p><strong>Go the temp route</strong></p> <p>Employment agencies and temp services are not just for entry-level jobs. Many of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kellyengineering.com/web/global/ker/en/pages/">biggest</a>&nbsp;and best are niche employers, placing contract and temp-to-hire in engineering fields. One of the advantages of contingency work like this is that you may have the opportunity to work for different companies, gaining new perspectives along the way.</p> <p><strong>Never give up!</strong></p> <p>Engineering jobs in energy are competitive, but never out of reach if you are truly dedicated.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Breaking%20Into%20Engineering%20Jobs%20in%20Energy%3A%20Personal%20Marketing%20Tactics&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/breaking-engineering-jobs-energy-personal-marketing-tactics&amp;2=node/46599" token="jYhYm1zTrDi6DibkSz-DDw7o4frG4tHglqdo7Y6LqAQ"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46599 at https://energy.careercast.com Energy Boosting The Job Market https://energy.careercast.com/article/energy-boosting-job-market <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy Boosting The Job Market</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/energy-body-092713.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Energy Boosting The Job Market" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Growth in unconventional oil and natural gas activity is transforming America’s energy future and strengthening its overall economy in terms of jobs, government revenues, and gross domestic product, according to a recent report from IHS.</p> <p>The report, entitled “America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil &amp; Gas Revolution &amp; the US Economy, Vol. 3,” extends on the initial analysis to include the full value-chain associated with the unconventional revolution: from drilling and refining to petrochemical supplies and manufacturing.</p> <p>According to the report:</p> <ul> <li>Unconventional oil and gas and energy-related chemicals activity currently support 2.1 million jobs and will support more than 3.3 million jobs by 2020 and 3.9 million jobs by 2025.</li> <li>The contribution to GDP from unconventional oil and gas and energy-related chemicals activity totaled nearly $284 billion in 2012, rising to $468 billion in 2020 and $533 billion by 2025.</li> <li>Unconventional energy increased US household disposable income by $1,200 in 2012, approaching $2,000 in 2015 and $3,500 in 2025, due to reduced costs of energy and other goods and services.</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.ogj.com/articles/2013/09/ihs-unconventional-oil-gas-revolution-to-boost-us-economy.html" target="_blank">CONTINUE READING AT OIL &amp; GAS JOURNAL</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Energy%20Boosting%20The%20Job%20Market&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/energy-boosting-job-market&amp;2=node/46618" token="N0zCkyON05F4Y5VNn15jefLD6bW4wurZefO8uvqBdkI"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46618 at https://energy.careercast.com Projecting The Future Of Oil And Gas Productivity https://energy.careercast.com/article/projecting-future-oil-and-gas-productivity <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Projecting The Future Of Oil And Gas Productivity </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/energy-article-071315.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Projecting The Future Of Oil And Gas Productivity " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>With more than 90,000 attendees from more than 120 countries, the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston is one of the world’s largest gatherings for the oil and gas industry. The event provides a valuable platform for energy professionals to exchange ideas and see the latest advancements in offshore technology and resources.</p> <p>Some of the key industry trends and themes that were discussed at this year’s show, which was held from May 4 – 7, include, strategies for minimizing equipment downtime and reducing operating costs.</p> <p>William Madden, Industrial Sales Engineer - Oil and Gas, ExxonMobil Fuels &amp; Lubricants, discussed how ExxonMobil is providing advanced lubricant solutions to offshore oil and gas producers to improve their safety, environmental care and productivity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2015/06/exxonmobil-helping-advance-productivity-for-the-oil-and-gas-industry.html" target="_blank">READ MORE AT PENN ENERGY</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Projecting%20The%20Future%20Of%20Oil%20And%20Gas%20Productivity%20&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/projecting-future-oil-and-gas-productivity&amp;2=node/46634" token="FpwvyMX2MpRCGxtUK3l_i6dGpeclQE_xlijSmQUzQ9w"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46634 at https://energy.careercast.com Jobs in Oil and Gas Aren't Exactly Gushing With Opportunity https://energy.careercast.com/article/jobs-oil-and-gas-arent-exactly-gushing-opportunity <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Jobs in Oil and Gas Aren&#039;t Exactly Gushing With Opportunity</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/oil-text-082712.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Jobs in Oil and Gas Aren&#039;t Exactly Gushing With Opportunity" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The oil and gas industry is one of the few bright spots in today's job market, as hiring in this sector is projected to rise by 8% annually through 2020. But even if companies are begging for your skills, you still need to know how to <b>market yourself</b> effectively to land one of these coveted jobs.</p> <p>By incorporating the strategies below into your job search, you can increase your chances of finding a job in the energy sector and landing the one you want.</p> <p>First, you need to figure out three things:</p> <ol> <li>What type of job you want</li> <li>What are you qualified to do, and</li> <li>Do these jobs exist?</li> </ol> <p>If there is disconnect between these three aspects, then you need to realize that your chances of landing job will become much harder. Here’s what you can do:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Review companies in the energy sector that are hiring to determine the types of jobs that they need to fill and if they match your current qualifications. Do these fit in with what you want? If not, then:</li> <li>You may need to take some courses to earn the qualifications you need to be part of the competition, or perhaps move to a location where you have a better chance. But if all three match, then consider the next aspect below. You need to figure out how you want to market yourself. Ask yourself these questions:</li> <li>Will you respond only to job ads?</li> <li>Will you send your resume to the businesses where you want to work in the hopes of getting your foot in the door?</li> <li>Are you willing to start at the bottom and work your way up to your dream job?</li> </ul> <p>The strategy you intend to use to market yourself will determine how you structure your resume and cover letter, the types of questions you will be asked and the duration of your job search, among other aspects.</p> <p>After your plan is in place, you then need to work on the first impression that hiring managers will see: your <b>resume and cover letter</b>. These will set the tone for organizations and recruiters to understand what you are looking for, why you are looking for it, and what you have done to make yourself stand out. One generic resume for multiple job openings is unimaginative and forgettable, so take your time to develop customized resumes that touch on specified experiences, commensurate with the skills each organization is seeking.</p> <p>Are they looking for engineers for pipeline work, expertise in regulations and safety, consulting, drilling or excavation? Are they looking for specialized software knowledge such as SmartPlant or general knowledge such as Microsoft? These requirements differ vastly, so make certain you are qualified and highlighting those qualifications prominently.</p> <p>Next, read your resume and cover letter objectively and ask yourself:</p> <ul> <li>Is it boring?</li> <li>It is difficult to read?</li> <li>Is it attractive?</li> <li>Is it concise, too concise, or too wordy?</li> <li>Are your details all relevant, energetic and believable?</li> <li>Are your words, phrases, grammar, punctuation and spacing all correct and consistent?</li> <li>Does it prominently feature your applicable experience?</li> <li>Is it tailored to the proper field of the industry?</li> </ul> <p>These may seem like little differences, but the old adage is true – people will judge a book by its cover, and with the amount of other candidates competing for the same jobs, you need to be perfect. One last word about your resume: make sure it is all true – it will be easier to come across as sincere and confident in your interviews, and employers will check.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Then: you get the <b>interview</b>. Regardless of industry, the advice is the same:</p> <ul> <li>Practice possible questions and answers</li> <li>Make sure you know how to talk about your resume</li> <li>Do your research about the position, organization and company</li> <li>Be professional, polite and pleasant, but not over-the-top.</li> </ul> <p>After each interview, send a thank you letter. Email is fine, but written is better – it shows more thought and effort. Make it short and sweet. Too long and it becomes desperate, but too short feels impersonal. With a written letter, you'll stand out from the other candidates for energy sector jobs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Jobs%20in%20Oil%20and%20Gas%20Aren%27t%20Exactly%20Gushing%20With%20Opportunity&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/jobs-oil-and-gas-arent-exactly-gushing-opportunity&amp;2=node/46601" token="5jNGA-H6SbB6AyktSsJUoad8pcM_ULMDQxKSSaG3o5o"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46601 at https://energy.careercast.com Energy Industry Needs Candidates With STEM Backgrounds https://energy.careercast.com/article/energy-industry-needs-candidates-stem-backgrounds <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy Industry Needs Candidates With STEM Backgrounds</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/energy-body-101713.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="Energy Industry Needs Candidates With STEM Backgrounds" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Finding a good-paying, stable job that won’t leave the country tops the priority list for many Americans in these difficult economic times. But for those just graduating from high school or college, it seems harder than ever.</p> <p>Yet high-paying jobs are available right here in New Mexico and across the United States.</p> <p>Careers in energy, including jobs as linemen, power plant operators and engineers, are often overlooked by today’s youths. Gov. Susana Martinez has therefore declared Oct. 14-20 Careers in Energy Week in New Mexico to focus attention upon the need for a new generation of skilled energy workers to take the place of our aging workforce.</p> <p>These jobs, however, require a solid grounding in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses.</p> <p>The energy industry needs students who know how to solve real-world math problems, who understand how things work, and who can use technology to communicate and perform their jobs efficiently.</p> <p>STEM jobs are not just for scientists. They are not just for physicists and engineers.</p> <p>Today’s skilled workforce needs STEM-literate youth to measure, cut and lay pipeline, to install smart meters and to run power stations, among other important tasks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.abqjournal.com/280650/opinion/jobs-in-energy-require-a-grounding-in-stem.html" target="_blank">CONTINUE READING AT ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Energy%20Industry%20Needs%20Candidates%20With%20STEM%20Backgrounds&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/energy-industry-needs-candidates-stem-backgrounds&amp;2=node/46619" token="-JUlLcNTH_q9q5_vOQz7hVn9ccMsFspgg7iw8p999AI"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46619 at https://energy.careercast.com Unmanned Sites The New Wave In Energy? https://energy.careercast.com/article/unmanned-sites-new-wave-energy <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Unmanned Sites The New Wave In Energy? </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/energy-article-072315.png" width="216" height="180" alt="Unmanned Sites The New Wave In Energy? " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For the natural gas industry, the future may be closer than expected. In an effort to push more efficient and economic development of remote offshore gas fields, one industry firm has released a concept for an unmanned floating liquid natural gas unit that builds on currently available technology. The intent was to foster thought and collaboration among developers, marine architects and engineers and other stakeholders looking out about 20 years. But realization of an unmanned FLNG unit could happen sooner.</p> <p>“We are looking ahead to 2030,” says Richard Palmer, DNL GV’s oil and gas regional manager for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. DNV GL is a Norway-based certification, verification and consulting firm with roots in classification of merchant ships. Those services have evolved, and now include a breadth of industries including offshore oil and gas and wind energy. “But we’ve spoken to some oil companies and found they are thinking along these same lines. The general consensus is 2030 may be too long of a timeframe.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/energy/remote-sites-push-unmanned-lng-vessels" target="_blank">READ MORE AT ASME</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Unmanned%20Sites%20The%20New%20Wave%20In%20Energy%3F%20&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/unmanned-sites-new-wave-energy&amp;2=node/46635" token="Tg6im4q-r8kLj_tmtAlVuGNKfuMDpaxwhFdXtGzZGkc"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46635 at https://energy.careercast.com What Is The Most Difficult Issue Facing The Solar Industry? https://energy.careercast.com/article/what-most-difficult-issue-facing-solar-industry <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What Is The Most Difficult Issue Facing The Solar Industry? </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/solar-body.jpg" width="216" height="180" alt="What Is The Most Difficult Issue Facing The Solar Industry? " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It's been a year of both continued expansion and mounting challenges for the global solar industry. RenewableEnergyWorld asked solar industry executives to share their thoughts and insights on one burning question:</p> <p>What has proven to be the most difficult issue facing the solar industry during the past year and what are some key strategies to ensure long-term growth?</p> <p><a href="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/10/the-question-day-1-what-is-the-most-difficult-issue-facing-the-solar-industry" target="_blank">Read the responses here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-hidden field__item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\disqus\Element\Disqus::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=What%20Is%20The%20Most%20Difficult%20Issue%20Facing%20The%20Solar%20Industry%3F%20&amp;1=https%3A//energy.careercast.com/article/what-most-difficult-issue-facing-solar-industry&amp;2=node/46603" token="LB4G0ZYVVNe58Ss8AHx-gFRHC_U18s0O2bWuFnV4rHA"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Anonymous 46603 at https://energy.careercast.com