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More and more companies are leveraging the phone interview for an initial screen before bringing candidates in for a face-to-face meeting. In most cases, your interview is with someone in HR, but some technology companies conduct phone technical interviews. Whatever the reason for scheduling an interview over the phone, it’s important that you are on… Read more »

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So your excellent résumé led to an interview with a top oil company in your area, and you feel things went well. It’s been a few days since the interview and you haven’t heard anything from the company. Are you going to get a second interview or maybe a job offer? Despite your need to… Read more »

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You never know where that perfect new employee will appear. Sure, the traditional method of placing an ad in the paper, perusing through the résumés that come in, interviewing the best candidates, and finally choosing the new hire still works at times, but other sources can also turn up great workers. In this competitive economy,… Read more »

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In a competitive job market, it is tough to stand out among a host of other equally-qualified candidates. Even if your résumé and cover letter were strong enough to score an initial interview, your performance when chatting face-to-face with a hiring manager probably plays a larger role in gaining a second interview and finally a… Read more »

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While the job market continues to slowly rebound after the Great Recession, the competition between organizations for the best and brightest job candidates remains fierce. Sure, it is important for your firm to put its best foot forward when authoring job ads, but in this case that time-honored adage definitely applies: Honesty is the best… Read more »

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The hiring process takes time and energy from both your HR staff, and any managers involved in the interview process or helping to define the job requirements for an open position. Because of this, it is important to get the final hiring decision correct — the first time. Most companies can’t afford the losses incurred… Read more »

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As the overall economy continues to recover from the Great Recession — albeit slowly — it is the right time to take stock of where you stand in your career. Sure, you may currently hold a position that pays well enough but doesn’t provide you with the opportunity for growth that you deserve. What about… Read more »

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In most industries — the world of oil and gas is no exception — companies are interested in well-rounded employees. Sure, it is important to bring meaningful technical skills and a set of accomplishment oriented experiences to your candidacy, but many organizations want to see more. Instead of detailing hobbies and other similar pastimes on… Read more »

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With the graduation season upon us and a fresh degree hot in your hands, now the real effort begins. It is time to put that education to work and find yourself a rewarding job. Despite the Great Recession and its slow recovery, there are a variety of available positions worthy of note in many industries…. Read more »

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It is always a good time to plan your hiring initiatives. Having a strategic staffing plan at the ready is a smart thing, especially if your company wins a new contract or enjoys a significant uptick in business. On the other hand, knowing when to actually execute a hiring plan takes some foresight — being… Read more »