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About to be Laid Off? 5 Things you NEED to do to Protect Yourself

  • 2 months ago
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It’s unfortunate that while the oilfield and construction industries experience times of great prosperity, they also face situations in which companies shut down and employees are laid off due to shortage of work. Those caught in the ebb and flow of these businesses must take steps to protect themselves from an impending lay-off. Hearing the news that you are going to be laid off can be shocking and stressful. It’s important in those times to stay focused and look ahead in order to...

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Finding Work With A Criminal Record

  • 2 months ago
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Applying for a new job can be nerve racking regardless of your qualifications, but there are certain circumstances that may make this process even more intimidating, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be successful. For example, potential employers will often inquire about your criminal record, either on the application form or during the interview process, and may even ask permission to conduct a police information check. Even if you do have a criminal history, such as a criminal convi...

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What Is A TWIC Card & Why Is It Used For Oilfield Employment?

  • 2 months ago
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The oilfield continues to boom & bust. However, given that oil & gas along with construction are considered 'essential', jobs continue to be available – both to refill the positions affected by cutbacks and to fill new positions that are being created in addition to those. Despite this increase in potential positions, finding a job in the oilfield can still be a rather difficult feat. With so many, both locals and those coming from across the country, to start their career (or pic...

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Laid off? Here's 50 things you can do TODAY

  • 3 months ago
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You’re laid off – now what? Apart from the administrative steps you should take following a lay-off, you now have time not only to nurse the wounds of losing your job but also to focus on yourself for once. If you’re in a lay-off situation, here are 50 things you can do with your time: 1. Take the Opportunity to Travel There may be contract work in other cities or states/provinces. Take this opportunity to travel and still earn an income. 2. Speak to a Lawyer Who knows? Th...

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Are You Ready For An Oil & Gas Career? Ask These 3 Questions First!

  • 3 months ago
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Are you considering a career in the petroleum industry? Be forewarned - this is not a job for the faint of mind, body, or spirit. First off, however, let's take a look at why the oifield has such an allure. Career Paths & Oilfield Riches Let's face it: there are many opportunities to advance in this industries’ career paths, and often with great speed. You can be promoted quickly in salary and responsibility if you’re willing to learn fast and work hard. For example...

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