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


  • Writing format should be consistent in format and content
  • You should make your resume it easy to read and follow. Your resume has less than a minute to initially evaluate by the company.
  • Spacing, underlining, italics, bold, and capitalization are recommended to use for emphasis the important subject.
  • When you use list headings (such as job experiences), they should be in order of importance. Additionally, information list within the heading should be in reverse chronological order (most recent first)
  • If you will send the electronic version of your resume in PDF format, you must ensure that your resume formatting is properly converted.

DON’Ts :

  • Personal pronouns (such as I) should not be in the resume.
  • A narrative writing style should not used.
  • Use slang or colloquialisms will degrade your professional.
  • Grammar and spelling errors in your resume make you look bad.
  • Writing resume too long. You need to keep in mind that the oilfield employers need people who can express himself precisely.
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