6 Traits to Look for When Hiring Top Energy Talent

2019 is likely to be a competitive year for top energy talent. Here are six traits hiring managers should look for when seeking the best new addition to their existing teams.

  1. Communication Skills

Communication skills are a must in the energy industry, where teamwork is essential and projects must be carried out under strict parameters and even stricter deadlines. Ask candidates about times they’ve relied on strong communication skills or times they saw communication fail, and how they addressed that problem.

  1. Leadership

Even rank-and-file team members can benefit from leadership skills. The ability to see the big picture, inspire others and work toward the greater good allow a new team member to integrate more quickly. Hiring for leadership potential also helps ensure the company has the people it needs to grow into the future.

  1. Responsibility

Responsible workers in the energy industry are essential to safe work sites. They’re also essential for completing tasks and projects on time and within budget. During interviews, explore situations in which candidates were given responsibility and how they responded.

  1. Time Management

Every good energy candidate needs strong time management skills. Interviewers can seek these skills in candidates by asking about times the candidate was under pressure to perform on a short deadline. Ask what happened and seek the candidate’s perspective on how well their response addressed the key issues.

  1. Integrity

Integrity can be defined as the state of one’s inner thoughts or intentions matching one’s outward behavior and demeanor. Candidates with integrity are more trustworthy, make stronger team members, and are more likely to have the ability to fairly evaluate their own work.

  1. Passion

Finally, don’t hesitate to choose candidates who show real passion for their work. Passion indicates a sense of ownership, which is essential to employee engagement. Candidates with passion are those who will ensure the work they do is done well, and their enthusiasm often inspires their coworkers to produce better results as well.

Contact FootBridge Energy Today

At FootBridge Staffing, we specialize in connecting energy industry companies with the best available talent for a wide range of positions. To learn more about our work in the oil and gas industries, contact us today, Toll Free: (877) 807-8400, Email: info@FootBridgeEnergy.com

How to Use Your Annual Performance Review to Craft Your Career Plan

Performance review season is right around the corner, so it’s a good time to plan ahead for the information you’re about to receive. Proactively leveraging your annual performance review information to plan for the coming year can help you move your career more effectively toward your future goals.

Here’s how to use your performance review to build your career plan:

Before Your Performance Review

Before this year’s performance review, look at your review from the previous year. Collect examples of projects you’ve completed or tasks you’ve performed that demonstrate you are applying your strengths and working on your weaknesses.

Then, think about your next career goal. For instance, if you intend to earn a promotion before the end of the year, review what the new job demands. If you’d like to step into a specialist or other lateral position, consider what that job entails as well. Then, look at what you’ve achieved in the past year and how those accomplishments might help you make your case for your next move.

During Your Performance Review

Arrive prepared to your annual performance review with copies of your previous review and samples of your achievements in the past year, if available. This information will help you and your manager contextualize your work and provide a clearer view of your abilities.

Also, don’t hesitate to create a list of questions for your manager. For instance, if you’d like a specific project or position, consider asking what you need to do in order to be the ideal candidate for that work. Ask for advice on concrete steps to take to address any weaknesses raised in your review.

After Your Performance Review

After your performance review, take a look at the new information. Create a list of specific goals you’ll work toward in the coming year, whether to improve on certain weaknesses or to position yourself for your next career step.

Finally, don’t hesitate to seek support if you need it. For instance, a staffing firm can help you explore comparable jobs and companies, put your performance review in context, and choose a career path that fits your skills and abilities.

Top Energy Jobs for Job Seekers

At FootBridge Energy Services, our recruiters connect professionals with some of the best jobs and companies available in the oil and gas industries. To learn more, contact us today. Toll Free: (877) 807-8400, Email: info@FootBridgeEnergy.com