Good morning everyone,
I guess the short version of this is that I’ve found this is not an easy industry to become employed in at entry level (duh, I know). I’ve got my credentials and have been making trips to the bayou but the common answer I get everywhere is that either “we don’t hire OS” or “we are taking applications and will call you if we need you”. Has this industry gotten to the point where the only way a green hand will land a job is to be in the right place at the right time? Do I need to camp out in an office until threatened with police removal? I’ve been following up interviews and applications with follow up calls and emails and usually do get a response, just of “not looking at this time”. I’ve been visiting and calling companies advertising that they’re hiring for all positions. I’ve put my name in the hat a headhunter (more on Monday) and I’m going to apply with some inland companies next week. I’m also going to visit the bottom of the barrel operations and see what I can do. Just trying to figure out if the GOM companies are in a slump right now? Is this poor timing? Is there a better time of the month or year to do this? I’ve been reading and using the search function, I’m just wondering if more people are in this same situation as I am. Thank you for any help, advice, or information you may provide.