As you know that there are so many people who really want to work in the oilfield. However there are only few people who have a chance to get interviewed because they write the good resume. I’ve been working in this oilfield business for years and I know that the chances of your resume being chosen out of a stack of job seekers are getting slimmer. Out of 20 resumes, only two or three candidates will be chosen by employers for an interview. As the number of resumes per job opening increases, the odds against landing the interview are also increasing.
With leading resume writing skills and techniques, you can turn the odds in your favor and get the interviews.
Employers always look for the resumes that jump out at them. They are looking to be impressed by skills, qualifications, and more! By reading your resume, they want to be able to feel comfortable that YOU are the right person for the job. With the right resume, they will choose you before ever setting eyes on you!
Tall order, right? Absolutely! But with the right resume writing skills, you can fill it!
The very first step to landing that ideal job is to write a resume and cover letter that are compelling. Without those two key forms of introduction, there most likely will not be a first interview!
The First Important Step to Professional Resume Writing for Oilfield
Your resume places you in the front lines when job hunting. It becomes your calling card. It is not about compelling drama or clever prose; it is a few simple pages, expertly written, containing information that is all about you. Importantly, that information should contain the attributes, or keywords, that the employer is seeking – in qualifications, skills, and personality.
Your resume will either place you front and center where all the good jobs are or it will not – there is no middle ground. To ensure you get the attention of the hiring manager, this series shows you how to:
Open Job Doors
For the serious job seeker, this “Oilfield Resume Series” will help you open doors. This will be your personal and comprehensive guide to everything you could ever hope to know about conquering the never ending resume and cover letter paper trail.
Your resume writing skills will become well honed and your resume will be fine tuned. You will learn to sell yourself with simple, yet effective, words. Your resume will not be relegated to the bottom of any pile – it will be placed where it belongs at the very top!
You will write a resume that will rival any resume written by a top-notch professional resume writer.
Let’s get started!
Effective Resume and Cover Letter Writing For Oilfield Jobs
To begin writing resumes that work in today’s market, make a decision to discard any former knowledge learned about the “rules” of resume and cover letter writing. Many people have become stuck in “bad” resume writing habits from a time gone by.
It is almost a certainty that since you last wrote your resume, much has been learned and even more has changed. Every day, very creative people are adding to their resume and cover letter writing arsenal. Can your resume compete? Not unless it has been updated to today’s standards. You would not enter the Grand Prix with a 1990s racing car. Do not enter the job market with an outdated resume!
The oilfield resume series is chock full of the most recent and cutting-edge resume and cover letter writing techniques, culled from writing professionals and employment experts.
What Is A Resume and Why You Need A Good One?
Building a resume is about creating a persuasive tool that communicates all about YOU. In an easy-to-read format, a resume provides a prospective employer with an outline of your education, work experience, and accomplishments. When it does the job right, you win an interview.
Your resume will be targeted to a specific employer and job, and show your suitability for the desired position. This position will be a goal you wish to achieve. In the resume, you will be able to show how and why you are the best candidate for this position. It will show you are uniquely qualified and should be chosen.
Your resume does not simply provide a prospective employer with your work history. It communicates loudly and clearly that you have the credentials needed to be a complete success in this new position or career.
Your resume should attract immediate attention. The reader will want to pick it up and read it top to bottom. Interest will be stimulated. An interview will be arranged.
Why update your resume?
A resume written 10 years ago would be overlooked by prospective employers in today’s online job search market. Neither the style, format, or content would capture attention, through an electronic or manual job search.
An employer can have hundreds of boring resumes to pour through. To capture the hiring manager’s eye, your resume must really pop out! To pop out, it must use the latest resume writing and formatting techniques
Your resume must impress within the first important seconds or it will not impress at all. Employers will quickly scan all resumes and then grab for those that catch their eye best.
To write a really effective resume, you will use powerful statements that will impress. This is very important, but, you do not want to oversell! There is a very fine line here and you will learn all about it.
Powerful statements alone will not sell you. They must contain the keywords the employer is searching for in a more efficient electronic search engine. These words have to be presented in statements that impress.
Above all, you will make honest statements about yourself. They will be strong statements and 100% true, or they will not be effective at all.
Just as you would sell any product that you believe strongly in, you will learn to sell the product that is you! Once you have learned to do this, you will find that you will get a better response from a prospective employer than other prospects do and even those with better credentials. It is all in how you market your product!
The New Resume Writing Rules
For years, we have been told that to be the most effective, a resume format should be only one page. This just does not apply any longer! Today’s resume is creative and unique.
Aside from the most essential and key elements, the perfect resume reflects the personality and needs of the job seeker and is not some cookie cutter rendition of what is “acceptable and expected.” New approaches to language selection and use, including search engine optimization, will ensure your resume grabs the hiring manager, offline and online.
Standards in resumes and cover letters have changed dramatically. Effective resume writing not only requires new techniques. The resume will stand out as unique only so far as the job seeker has the creative expression and know-how to pull it off! Therein lies the difference. Every day, employers read all of the standard resumes. They are required to go through each and every one! But, which one will catch their eye?
Resume formatting has advanced, too. When you consider that your resume will be your own personalized form of marketing yourself, you will be motivated to apply all manner of unique communication and expression modes to creating a resume, including a compelling design.
Again, so long as the essential elements are included in each resume and cover letter, you are at complete liberty to make certain that your resume will impress and with a bang!
Just how, exactly, does one do this?
First, it will take only an hour of your time to learn about the most basic but proven principles involved in writing a highly effective resume and cover letter. Once you have this down, the creative expression can begin!
Your primary goal in writing your resume and cover letter is to be noticed among the many. You want to stand out as not just a good candidate but as “the” candidate with the perfect fit for the job you want.
When you are motivated to distinguish yourself through a well written resume, you will rise to the top of the heap of 100 other resumes not written as well as yours. The odds will be in your favor. Your salvation here is in writing a resume that will compel a perspective employer to notice your credentials. If you can master this technique, you will prosper in the job market.
See you in the next chapter soon….