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

  • 6 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!

  • 6 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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The Most Dangerous Jobs in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • 7 months ago
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Jobs in the oil and gas industry are some of the most profitable careers available. With annual salaries that exceed $100,000, the oil and gas industry indeed is an excellent field to choose for anyone who has the capability to work in such a trade. However, working in this industry can be extremely risky and demanding. Check out the most hazardous jobs in this industry below. 1. Derrick Hands Derrick hands are responsible for monitoring drill pipes. They supervise the operations that involv...

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Free Resource for Alberta Oilfield & Skilled Trades Workers: Career Leap

  • 7 months ago
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Are you unemployed and are looking for a new career where you can use your existing skills and qualifications without going through long term training? Career Leap is a program that can provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed in your next career! What is Career Leap? In partnership with the Ministry of Labor & Immigration, the Career Leap program supports those individuals who are having difficulty entering the workforce, as well as highly skilled professionals, and t...

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How to Spot an Online Recruitment Scam

  • 7 months ago
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Have you ever heard the saying, "If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t?" Don’t get us wrong - online recruitment is an amazing resource for those of you seeking employment, especially in the oil and gas industry. However, as with anything on the Internet, it is important to take precautions. Online recruitment can, unfortunately, be a hotspot for scammers. To help keep you free of these vicious online recruitment scams while on your hunt for a new job, we’ve pu...

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