Oilfield Resume Writing Tips

There are few good resume writing tips that we would like to share.

Language used in your resume should be: 

  • Easy to read and understand quickly
  • Specific and to the point rather than general
  • Active sentences rather than passive ones
  • Written to express not impress
  • Express yourself clearly and easily
  • Fact-based and not put the fake information

DO’s and DON’Ts for Resumes

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General Resume Formatting Guidelines for Oilfield People

Now that we have covered the most basic elements of an impressive resume from previous articles, let’s take a look at some finer resume formatting points. This section will describe about general guidelines for oilfield resume formatting and designing a compelling resume that suits for yourself.

Your resume should be written to look appealing to the eye. This is best accomplished by keeping in mind the following:

  • Structure looks clean and flows well
  • Very easy to read/not at all complicated
  • Easily understood with simple wording and phrases
  • Contains good overall balance
  • Not crowded/contains plenty of white space
  • Sections are concise and shorter when possible

All formatting should be consistent. And not too heavy on the bolding, italics and underlining. These features should only be used for best effect and not in uniformity. Continue reading

Writing Resume For Newly Graduated Students For Oilfield Job (Oilfield Resume Ep4)

Writing the resume for newly graduated student is quite different from the experienced personnel because they don’t have working experience to add in the resume. This is not the problem because this section is dedicated for someone who just graduates from the collage.

You may start with your personnel information as address, telephone number, email, etc. Then you need to add the objective why you are applying for this position. Your objective should be precise because many people write so long objective but employers don’t understand what the new students want.

Next is the middle part of your resume which should be easy to read. The middle description should include your educational background, your experiences when you are in the school, your technical knowledge, your computer skill, etc. The most important of this section is your educational background.  When you mention your education, you need to start with your recent degree including your degree with date, university name and the grade.

Additionally, if you have an internship experience, this information should be included in your resume too because many employers will seek the people who has the same experience for the position. You should mention the joining date of the position that you are working for and the company name. Continue reading

Resume Styles – A Work of Art (Oilfield Resume Ep3)

The following section of this article is devoted to a variety of different resume styles and formats.  This will give you full creative license to select what suits you best.  Getting the basics down first, though, is every bit as important as the final product you will create using these tips.

The more creative you are in writing about yourself, your credentials, your experience and everything else of importance to a prospective employer, the more attractive your resume will be to a hiring manager.

The three basic resume styles are:

  1. Chronological Resume
  2. Functional Resume
  3. Chronological/Functional combined Resume

 The following sections below will give you more details regarding each resume styles and the example of resume.

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How To Create A Resume That Oilfield Employer Cannot Resist (Oilfield Resume Ep2)

In this article, it will describe about important elements to create a perfect resume for oilfield employers. Let’s get started.

Developing a Resume Outline

Now that you have organized your career goals, career path, and the professional and personal attributes that make you special, you are ready to write a resume outline. Your resume will contain:

  • Your contact information (i.e., name, address, phone, email address, and website address)
  • A defined job objective
  • A work history
  •  Educational history
  •  Affiliations
  • References

Now that you have a resume outline, you are ready to brainstorm content ideas. Continue reading