The energy industry is unique in many ways, from its resources to the people and capabilities it needs to achieve its goals. Recent graduates and career professionals seeking work in this industry can benefit from working with a recruiter specializing in making connections within the energy field. A specialized recruiter will focus on connecting you with the right people and job openings. But that’s not all we do. Continue reading to learn more about why an energy staffing firm partnership might be the right choice for you. 

According to a recent Deloitte report, seventy percent of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic may not return until the end of 2021. But as the authors note, “Disruption and technology have a record of creating jobs, not destroying them…they transform the entire way of working for an organization.” With so many variables to deal with in today’s energy market, the right recruiter can undoubtedly make a difference in your job search. 


Find a recruiting firm that understands the geographic areas that interest you


In addition to focusing on the energy industry, your chosen recruiter should spend considerable time working with companies in the geographic regions that interest you most. For example, if you’re interested in working in the northeast’s nuclear power industry, look for a recruiter who has built strong relationships in this location.


Market your skillset


A focus on automation, robotics, smart technologies and big data means energy companies will need to keep innovating in technological areas. Looking forward to 2021, companies need engineers with technical skills and a creative outlook to learn emerging technologies and develop new ones. Incorporating needed skills into a staffing plan can help hiring managers target the right capabilities, as can coordinating with a recruiting partner with a deep knowledge of the skills that available talent offers.


Ask what your recruiter can do for you


Your recruiting partner’s job board is just a starting point. Talk with recruiters about other needs, such as working on fine-tuning your resume or interview skills, determining what company culture helps you thrive, and further assistance. The best recruiters focus on building relationships, so they’ll be interested to know more about you and willing to help you determine what kind of job best fits your needs.


Help your recruiter help you


When you meet with a potential recruiting firm for an interview, treat it as you would any job interview. Doing so helps your recruiter gauge how you interview, so they can provide specialized tips and connect you with jobs that will offer a better fit. Stay in touch with your recruiter throughout the process. Your recruiter can help answer questions and put you on the right track toward the best job and company for your career goals.

At the Footbridge Company, our recruiters can help you land the oil or gas industry job of your dreams. Contact the energy recruiting partners to learn more.