Once the oil has been pumped out of the ground, it must be processed into all the materials that we use every day. That requires pumping stations, pipelines, refineries, petrochemical plants and even ocean-going vessels of many types. All those facilities must be built and it’s a big job. There are many thousands of construction jobs open all over the world. I’ve got two companies to show you that could change your life. Continue reading
Woody Allen is widely reported to have quipped, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” We don’t know if he actually spoke those words or something slightly different. We do know that the quote is in fact true. Continue reading
Have you ever encountered the lobster claw handshake? So many people in business were shaking hands badly that the Australian government business arm created the “Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes” video. It covers all the terrible handshakes you are likely to encounter, or use.
I’ll be blunt. You don’t want to shake hands like any of the shakes enumerated in this video. The only good handshake in the entire thing is in the intro before the top 10 countdown starts. That is your model. Continue reading
When you are looking for a job, it pays to bird dog it. That means be persistent because persistence pays off.
Finding work these days is difficult. It can be so difficult that many people just give up and stop looking. Then they become part of the group called Continue reading
In 2013, Nebraska issued 185 drilling permits in 12 counties. 83 permits were for oil exploration. The remaining 102 permits were granted for oil development. Notably, there were no permits issued for gas wells.
This reflects an emerging trend in numerous fields across North America. Exploration and production are shifting from natural gas to oil. For fracking jobs, there is no real change. Continue reading
The trend toward more horizontal hydraulic fracking wells continues to increase. Compared to vertical and directional wells, horizontal drilling is the clear majority. Recent data from Baker Hughes shows just how completely this trajectory is dominating new wells in North America. Continue reading
When you go job hunting, you have a story to tell – your story. And actually, that is stories. If you can tell each work skills story well, you can ace any job interview and land the job. This is how Continue reading
One big mistake that job seekers make is not looking the other person in the eye. This one error can kill a job opportunity before the first question.
When I meet a person Continue reading
Baker Hughes is a large company involved in all aspects of the oilfield services business in the oil and gas industry. They have been in business for over 100 years and have operations in more than 80 countries around the world. Continue reading