Originally Posted by laseren1
I'm sure there are a lot of posts about this but my 21 year old son is looking for a job in the oil fields. Is there any good way to get a hold of certain companies and get contacts set up before he makes the trip there? I'm sure there are things he needs to do in advance to help but we are looking for any advice. I know its not guaranteed to get a job but any help will be greatly appreciated. We have also read about housing is tough too. What is the best thing to do for lodging when you get there? Are there any agencies that help newbees out to get things lined up?
This is my recommendation and I would ask you take it seriously.
#1 He should do the Research or you if your helping him out as it appears.
Intangibles ie Chances of getting hired.
#2 If you do number one you will be looking at 5 or 6 states and applying at this point... Apply for all the Jobs not just North Dakota...
Just two things but the Research will pay off in Spades; I have been where you are looking. I am now in Texas working for Halliburton. Best decision I have made in the Economic Recession/Depression/Collapse.
They keep asking me at Oil Platforms how you get the hell way down here? I have a saying; the first called and I was there... If your research leads too big Companies like myself research did; and your should have at least one go for those.
ie Top 10 in the world
1. Schlumberger (See these guys a lot)
2. Halliburton (Home Sweet Home I work here)
5. Baker Hughes ( Always see or servicing there platforms)
7. Weatherford International (Always see them running casting at sites)
8. BJ Services Company
10. China Oilfield Services Ltd.
The 4 with () are great places to start your research and routinely hires Country wide newbies too the industry...
Good luck but you have too do the research to get the feel for things. Then you strike and your odds of success are far greater then just showing up. Those days are over In My Humble Opinion. Unless the research will lead you too something to make that leap...