Q) What are the benefits of registering on drillers.com?
Most of the website can be accessed without any registration or login. Registering on drillers.com has 2 main benefits:
- If you want to apply for a job through drillers.com, now or in the future, registration is necessary.
- Your drillers.com resume can be made be available to the search engines (minus your contact details). This means that when a potential employer searches for you, they’ll see the professional association with drillers.com. We vet and delete profiles that don’t come up to our standards, so a drillers resume is a positive signal within the industry. It’ll be another sign of credibility for you in the search results, and is a form of reputation management. You can choose whether to have your resume public through a tick box on your candidate panel.
Q) How is drillers.com different to other jobs boards?
We see drillers.com as a niche community, we only include upstream workers of a certain level of experience and job seniority. (Toolpusher or higher, 5 years of experience in the industry). Our content and online tools are tailored to this specific group.
Most job boards are not O&G industry related, those that are will include electricians, cooks, cleaners and builders. While these are all worthy professions, we’re focused on the upstream sector of the O&G business. More importantly, so are the partners, recruiters and employers that we interact with.
Q) What type of job roles will I expect to see on drillers.com?
Upstream oil and gas drilling teams, as well as the associated office staff, consultants, trainers and those who have direct input at the exploration, drilling and completions stage.
Q) I’m starting out in the Oil & Gas Industry and have no experience should I register?
You’re more than welcome to register, to create a drillers.com resume. This will help your online presence, but it’s unlikely that you’ll ever see entry level jobs displayed here. You could see it as part of your introduction to the industry, and we might send you an email from time to time.
Q) How do I register on drillers.com?
Q) Do I need to have a drillers.com account to apply for a job?
Yes, either create a drillers resume now, or during the process of your first application.
Q) Do I need an online resume to apply for a job?
Yes, it’s a required step in the process. There are only a relatively small number of compulsory fields to complete. To create the best impression of yourself, we recommend that you complete your resume as fully as possible. When you login to your candidate panel, you can see how complete your profile is on a percentage basis.
Q) How do I post my resume?
Your drillers.com resume will automatically display once you’ve followed the registration process. Any CV or resume that you upload will be filed in our database ready for employer access. The exception is if you have clicked the tick box saying ‘Private’ during your profile set up.
Q) How do I set up job alerts?
When you search for a job title, you will have the opportunity to set up email alerts for this job. You can also add other job titles and keywords relevant to your personal experience. When a job that matches your preset keywords gets posted, you’ll automatically receive an alert.
Q) Can I set my account as private?
Yes. When you set up your account, the default setting results in your drillers.com resume to be listed in the search engines with your contact details hidden. If you want to have your profile completely private, there’s a tick box relating to this in your drillers resume set up.
If you apply for a job, then the employer will see all your details. Other users, employers or recruiters will not be able to search your details through the website.
If you have some personal security concerns and/or preferences then please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Q) Can I upload more than one CV?
Yes, you can upload as many relevant documents as you like. These can include certificates or references as well as a CV and/or resume.
Q) How do I edit my resume?
You can edit all of your details through your candidate panel.
Q) Is it free to use the MathCAD calculations?
Yes, you can use the MathCad section free of charge, and no login or registration is required.
Q) Once I apply for a job how do I know if my application has been received?
There is an automated email to say that it’s been sent. Nowadays almost every email gets received, unless a failure notice comes through (eg Mailer Daemon). In that event we will re-send your application on your behalf.
We can’t guarantee a response from a recruiter or employer as each will have a different company policy. Rest assured that your application will arrive in their inbox.
Q) Can I store my written references, qualifications and certification on drillers.com?
Yes, you can upload any documents that you think are relevant to your application. We wouldn’t advise using drillers.com as a personal storage facility. Dropbox, Google Drive etc perform that function much better.
Q) How do I know that my account details are safe?
Whilst we do our best to ensure all data security, we can’t guarantee that there won’t be a breach. We see in the news that some of the biggest and most respected companies in the world get hacked or have data breaches. Recent instances of this include Yahoo and Sony, who have much bigger security budgets than we have.
We won’t sell or leak your details to any third parties unless forced to by law. As a candidate, we never ask you for credit card, bank details or any other sensitive information. We advise that you use a new password for each new login that you set up online. For example, don’t use the same password for drillers.com as you would for your email or bank account.
Q) How do I change my password?
From inside your candidate panel. If you’ve forgotten your password then there is a reset password feature that doesn’t require a login. As long as you enter your correct email address associated with your account then you can receive a reset email. If you can’t remember your password, username or email then contact us and we can help you recover your account.
Q) How do I de-activate my account?
You’re more than welcome to contact us and request that all records are updated to ‘inactive’. Another choice would be to go to your resume builder and un-tick the box that says ‘Show my resume in search results’.
Q) How do I permanently delete my account?
From your Candidate Panel.