I have spoken to LOTS of people about how to get a job on an oil rig and there is one comment that comes up all the time that I find quite funny. People often use “Yea but you need to have experience to get a job on an oil rig”.
This reminds me about the joke about “what comes first, the chicken or the egg?” because how does anyone ever get experience if you have to have experience before you can get a job? It doesn’t make any sense.
Here’s the real truth and many people are not going to like it. This excuse plus many others that people make up are nothing more than a lie that they tell themselves because it’s easier admitting to themselves that they are just too lazy to go through the effort!
Think about it… You can walk onto a rig at the entry level position and earn somewhere around $70k for working 6 months of the year. Of course there are going to be challenges trying to get into the oil and gas industry. These are highly sought after positions so they are not going to hire every Tom, Dick and Harry that decides to hand in a resume.
But just because you have to put in a little more effort than creating a pretty resume on Microsoft Word, it doesn’t mean that you should listen to lazy people who make up things like “you need to have experience”. Who would you prefer take advice from? Someone who has actually done it or someone who failed and made up an excuse to justify their laziness?
The truth is, no experience oil rig jobs do exist and 90% of the jobs that you will have to do in the early days on the rig you could teach a monkey to do. Your number one priority when you start on the rig is to watch and learn QUICKLY. The company you work for will know soon enough if you were worth hiring but in the beginning all you need is the ability to follow instructions and a good work ethic.
I had no experience when I got a job on an oil rig so you can too!
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