Consulting in the energy industry is a constant hustle. Hard shifts and long hitches leave little time to book the next job, meaning you spend your off-hitch days finding new opportunities. You don't have time to waste on applying for work using a subpar resume. It’s vital that your resume communicates the most important information about your experience and certifications during even the most casual skimming – not to mention, you have to make sure your resume is just as easy for a computer to read as it is a recruiter.
RigUp exists to empower the people who power the world. One of the ways we do this is through our platform – the largest workforce marketplace in the North American energy industry. And the key to tapping into the power of that marketplace is your profile.
Whether your a long-time oilfield veteran or just wrapping up your first year as a roustabout, optimizing your RigUp profile is the best way to position yourself to operators and vendors needing to source contractors.
As an independent contractor, it’s essential to know which skills and qualities appeal to a wide range of oil and gas companies. While some companies seek specific certifications and experience, there are a few qualities that make a directional driller (DD) stand out in any pile of applications. When building your resume or interviewing for a position as a DD, highlight your excellence in the following five areas:
The ability to access work from a smartphone is critical for many working in oil and gas operations, especially while out on location where plans can change with limited access to the office. Our data shows that over lifetime of launching RigUp, mobile usage has steadily increased month over month. In fact, over 75% of new users who visit RigUp.com for the first time access the site from mobile compared to desktop.
For this reason, we’re excited to announce the launch of the new Labor Manager Feature in our mobile app for oil & gas companies that work with contractor labor. Adding the accessibility of Labor Manager on the RigUp mobile app for E&P and OFS users is an exciting addition that allows you to work on-the-go. Here are three things you can do with Labor Manager on the mobile app:
Finding work in the oil & gas industry can be a long, painful process. Even as an experienced service provider, hours of time and effort can be spent searching through generic job board postings with little luck. We understand the difficulty and frustration that comes with the job search, which is why we’ve created the RigUp platform to help your oil and gas job search.
RigUp is driven to be the one-stop shop for the oil and gas industry. Whether you’re a skilled professional looking for work or you’re looking to hire, we have a passion to deliver quality tools and resources for our users. Doing so requires us to be constantly re-evaluating, re-inventing, and innovating our platform, which leads us to our latest development: the in-app messaging feature.
With data from over 165 existing firms, we found that the average consulting firm pays their contractors in 27 days, with some firms taking as long as 60 days. That is a long time to wait for payment, even if you can afford to do so.
Dear RigUp Service Providers,