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Keep your résumé out of the trash with these tips

Writing up a resume is not a simple task.

If you are like me, I would spend a significant amount of time and effort revising my resume to make it look nice, easy to read, and everything is up-to-date and correct.  These criteria are important because you want the outside person to look at your resume and know when, where, and what you have done in your career with ease.

As a former resourcer, I reviewed hundreds of resumes a week.  You would be surprised that people still make common mistakes.

Here are some examples:
•    Lack of contact information
•    Dates out of order
•    Most recent job position not on top
•    Job responsibilities written in a summary
•    Degrees not properly stated

It is frustrating for a recruiter who is trying to reach you regarding a position and the number is disconnected or email is returned.  If you are looking for a new opportunity, make sure you are reachable.

When listing your experience, it is best you have your most recent position first and dates are in order.  Recruiters and hiring managers like to know what you are currently doing right off the bat.

Also, using bullet points to state your responsibilities are much easier to follow (remember you are writing a resume and not a novel).

If you have a degree and not properly stated, it just looks bad.

All these mistakes can be avoided if extra time and effort to pay attention to details is put into it.  It is as simple as that.

Vickie Nguyen
Financial Assistant
The Global Edge Consultants

The Global Edge Consultants is a full service firm specializing in the recruitment of technical and project personnel for industries such as Government, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical, Engineering, Power, Nuclear and Manufacturing. Check out our careers page!

Give your oil and gas resume a boost!

As a professional working in the oil and gas industry, you want your resume (and/or professional profile) to display the most effective representation of your skills and experience possible.

There are endless amounts of guides out there explaining the “do’s and don’ts” of resume writing, but few are specific to our industry.

 

As recruiters at The Global Edge Consultants, we know first-hand what hiring managers want to see (and don’t want to see) on a resume.

Here are some tips to help your resume sell your skills.

DO:
•    Include specific project names, types and locations/regions
•    Include equipment or software experience specific to each position
•    Be mindful of keywords that recruiters might use when searching for similar positions and include those frequently. For example, onshore/offshore, upstream/midstream/downstream, subsea, topsides, deep water
•    List any training, certifications or special designations related to software. For example, Subject Matter Expert/SME, Admin or Administrator, Super User
•    Highlight experience specific to the industry, including as many details as possible for these positions.

DON’T:
•    Group all of your experience together. List each position separately, with start dates, end dates, companies and position titles, with specific projects, etc. for each
•    Write in paragraphs, or even complete sentences. Short, bulleted statements are preferred. Any resume should be easy to follow, but particularly in our industry where recruiters are looking for key terms or experience
•    Be vague in terms of what your actual position was. It helps to put your job title in bold font. If your responsibilities change within a company, list each position separately.
•    Focus too much on experience that is not relevant to the industry, or experience from over 20 years ago. Brief summaries of these positions should be sufficient.
Making some minor adjustments to your existing resume could make all the difference in finding your next career opportunity.

Mallory Colella
Resourcing Supervisor
The Global Edge Consultants
The Global Edge Consultants is a full service firm specializing in the recruitment of technical and project personnel for industries such as Government, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical, Engineering, Power, Nuclear and Manufacturing. Check out our careers page!