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When you prepare for an interview, you may consider many stock interview questions – and it may be tempting to prepare stock answers. To stand out from competing candidates, it pays to think more strategically. Here are eight tips for creating more strategic and effective interview answers. Put yourself in… Read more »

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The energy sector experiences significant “boom and bust” cycles, which significantly impact hiring. Staffing strategies for oil and gas companies often differ greatly from those created in other industries due to the consistent swings in this cycle. To help buffer your organization through the industry’s inevitable cycles, consider making contract… Read more »

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The expand-contract cycle of hiring in the oil and gas industry can mean that industry team managers must monitor their teams’ work to determine when it’s time to hire or fire. With the industry heating up again, many are entering the “time to hire” phase of the cycle. Here are… Read more »

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Watching a promotion you’ve worked for go to someone else can be angering, frustrating and disappointing. Not only do you miss the benefits of the promotion, your plan for your career has suffered a setback. It’s important to respect your feelings, but don’t let them mire you in resentment. Instead,… Read more »

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Once a candidate accepts an offer and officially becomes an employee, the hard work is done, right? Think again. As one of the leading energy staffing firms, FootBridge Energy Services knows it’s actually just begun because now you have to focus on onboarding. The good news is that there’s plenty… Read more »

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If you’re on the job hunt, you may feel as if every moment not spent searching is a moment wasted. Work too hard, however, and you risk burning yourself out just as the ideal opportunity appears – and missing it. Here are six ways to maintain your work-life balance during… Read more »

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Managers and leadership must constantly improve their skills. When you already have a full plate of tasks, however, finding the time can be difficult. One simple solution: Podcasts, which are audio shows you can download or listen to online anytime, from any device. Working a short podcast into your morning… Read more »

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If you’re dreaming of a job in the energy industry, a recruiter can be your best ally. Here’s how (and why) to find the right recruiting firm to help you connect with this important niche industry. Choose a recruiter who specializes in the oil and gas industries. The energy industry… Read more »

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Hiring and retaining the right people is essential to the success of any business. It’s especially important in the oil and gas industries, where specialized knowledge and strong interpersonal ties on project teams are integral to the work. Here are five metrics managers must track to understand and improve their… Read more »