Oil and gas jobs in hot demand
Great pay, travel opportunities, the opportunity to climb rapidly up the career ladder - it's no wonder that oil and gas jobs are in hot demand. Against a
backdrop of frugal times, economic uncertainty and â€˜downsizing' in other business sectors, the oil and gas industry has bucked the trend by
remaining buoyant and stable throughout the global recession and has emerged stronger, fitter and anxious to fulfil an increasing world demand for
Our world dependency on oil and gas means that new fields are being opened up across the world. Major discoveries in Australia, Africa and Alaska
means that the oil and gas industry is continually looking for more people to fulfil vital roles within the business - from rig work to â€˜upstream' jobs.
Job supply and demand has reached a point where anyone with a little ambition and a willingness to look at an alternative to the usual office job has
the opportunity to earn an excellent salary, even at entry-level positions.
Admittedly, the recent disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has caused jitters within the industry, and the consequences of the BP oil spill means that
alternative methods of extraction other than deep water drilling are now considered to be a priority. But one oil spill does not signal the end of oil
exploration under the waves, and resilient as ever, the industry will bounce back. As it looks to alternatives such as tar sands and tapping into onshore
oil reserves, the industry is going to need new people to fill positions across the world. It seems that there are plenty of people who are willing to take
on such positions, but if you are interested in an oil and gas career, where do you start looking?
Go online for jobs
The best starting point is the Internet. The oil and gas industry is a global one, with job opportunities all over the world. It makes sense, therefore, to
utilise a global arena such as the Internet to track down jobs in the sector, rather than calling into the local Job Centre. Th