The Energy Industry is NICHE. Jobs are highly specialized and skills needed vary from project to project. Make sure you share with us your specialized skills that are directly relevant to the post, but also include your formation. If an irrelevant project has skills that transfer over to this project, highlight that – not the day-in- day out responsibilities that don’t come into play for the new post.
Location and availability to relocate or travel matter. Often if new employees are taken on for a new position they will rotate through several different project locations. If you want to stick to the firm for longer than one project, chances are you will need to be available to relocate or travel. Not all positions are this way, but by being aware and prepared you are much more likely to advance to the second round of interviews. Because many companies are looking for the perfect match, they can be flexible about when you move and where, but if the position is ASAP in the Philippines, and you’re required to give your job in Chicago 2 months’ notice it is likely to be a dead end at interview one.
We check your references! In today’s fast paced work environment many employees think that reference checking is a thing of the past, but references are one of your recruiter’s most valuable tools to vet you before a job. Make sure to inform your references they may receive a call, and don’t list references you think may not give you a glowing review. We want you to succeed but if your reference writes you off as a bad communicator, not a team player, or perpetually late with deadlines, odds are you won’t move forward no matter how sparkling your CV or smooth your phone interview.
Relax and be honest! Our business is to help you find employment. In fact, our job isn’t done if you don’t stay with the company. So, tell us what makes you tick, what motivates you, and what worries and expectations you have. This way we can negotiate it for you before your second interview and your new employer already knows what is on the table. We don’t make the decision for the second interview – the employer does. If we know what makes you tick, we can better recommend you to move forward.