Oil and gas jobs show draws 1,000 candidates
Dubai, May 26, 2011
Nearly 1,000 job seekers as well as several industry giants took part in the recent Energy Recruitment Live event held recently in Dubai.
OilCareers.com, the international job site specifically focussed on the oil and gas industry, was on hand at the event to provide advice for candidates as well as employers.
As per predictions made in a report published by OilCareers.com at the beginning of this year, the industry saw an anticipated 60 per cent increase in recruitment in 2011, and similar numbers expected in other core regions including Europe and Americas, a statement said.
“The recruitment sector is set to incline steeply in 2011 and 2012, but the issues lie in areas of development and retention, with companies finding it harder to recruit from the younger generation and encourage them to develop their careers within the company,” said Mark Guest, managing director of OilCareers.com.
“This type of event was an excellent opportunity to open dialogue between recruiters and recruits and make the process much more flexible and personable.”
Candidates at the event were also provided guidance on their CVs and interview techniques from HR experts, as well as sitting down with potential employers to understand more about what opportunities there are and what positions their skills are most suited to.
Simon Mellor, senior vice president for dmg :: events, organiser of Energy Recruitment Live, said: “This was an incredibly successful launch for the event.”
“It provided a unique and bespoke platform for the industry and we hope that the success of this initial event will result in further editions of Energy Recruitment Live in the near future,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service