CV Database video now online!

We have uploaded our latest CV Database instruction video! You can find the video under ‘Recruitment Advertising’ > ‘CV Database’ or simply watch them below!

Oil and Gas CV Database video – Part 1
Oil and Gas CV Database video – Part 2

Your back office is getting some significant upgrades!

We are happy to announce that we are migrating onto a brand-new platform (powered by CareerBuilder) allowing faster recruitment processes, better conversions and higher ROI for our clients.

The launch of the new site will be starting next week, and we will be in touch then with further details.

What will you need to do?

Nothing Yet! Once the migration is complete, you will receive an email from Careerbuilder with temporary login details and you will then need to reset your password for security and privacy reasons . The system will ask you to create a new password when logging into your recruiter back office.

If you have any questions, we also encourage you to contact your Account Manager and/or our Customer Care team

What does the migration include?

  • User friendly job posting process

We improved the job posting process to save you time by reducing it from 3 steps to 1 user friendly one. It’s never been that easy to post a job! 

  • Create job templates and copy existing jobs into additional locations

In order to save even more time and standardise your jobs layout, you can now create job templates and copy jobs into additional locations.

  • Browse multiple candidates on the CV database on the same page

The new interface allows you to scroll through candidates and have the profile for each one you click on to display on the same page, so when browsing CVs you don’t have to go back and forth or open new windows anymore.

  • Email candidates directly from the database

No need to save candidates’ emails and switch to your emails anymore as you can now email candidates you are interested in directly from the database.

  • Forward CVs to any email address directly from the database

Also improve team efficiency by forwarding CVs to your colleagues directly from our database.

  • Create relevant lists of candidates

Create tags and add them to candidates in order to create lists of relevant jobseekers or actions and best manage your recruitment efforts.


In order to support these improvements, we are also improving our marketing strategy. According to your requests, our campaigns cover ALL Energy sectors and actions are put in place to heavily attract most challenging profiles.

The annual Oil and Gas Virtual Job Fair is almost here!

This is your ONE chance to have live chats with oil and gas recruiters and apply for their jobs instantly

At the fair, you’ll find many industry leading companies looking to recruit professionals for roles in the Middle East But you don’t need to be in the Middle East to attend –

The best part is it’s online so you can attend from any location absolutely FREE! And there will be experts to connect you if you need to discuss permits, documents, or visas.

Register here for free and join us online at the fair on November 27th:

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Oil and Gas Job Search and NES Global Talent would like to invite you to take part in the

2019 Global Oil and Gas Outlook Survey

Every year we compile the results into the most comprehensive report in the industry, and provide it as a free download for everyone to read. The survey covers both candidates and employers globally, to give a full picture of the current outlook from all over the world.

This year, we are giving away 3 Apple iWatch Series 4 as prizes. Anyone who has completed the survey will be entered into a random draw and the winners will be announced in the New Year.

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Job Postings on

What is it?

Oil an Gas Job Search’ Job Postings are a recruitment advertising solution that provides the most exposure to your clients’ open opportunities with a minimal amount of effort. With the help of our recommendation technology, Job Postings put your job opportunities in front of your ideal candidates – regardless of whether or not they are actively seeking.

Features of Powerful Job Postings

These components of a job posting can impact a candidate’s decision to apply

Job title: Keep your job title simple and to the point, using terms candidates are more likely to use in their search. Do not forget to repeat the title throughout the text for relevancy for both Oil and Gas Job Search and Google for Jobs.

Education and experience: Helps candidates determine if they have the background needed to be successful.

Salary and benefits: Any time you can add pay or compensation details within a posting, it is highly recommended to do so. Because.. would you apply to a job without a salary?  It is also worth looking into the difference in salary that are offered within different companies for the same type of roles. If the salary is considerably lower, it is always advisable to add benefits that might convince the job seeker to apply for your position instead.

Company name, logo and overview: Include your name, logo and a description of your company culture to differentiate your job posting from competitors.

“Apply Now” : Make it fast and easy for job seekers to submit an application through Oil and Gas Job Search, and expect to see less applicant drop-off when using an email address for applications.

Google for Jobs

You might have heard the good news! Google for Jobs is now live in the UK. Please find below some general information and tips on ensuring your jobs are indexed via Oil and Gas Job Search.

Google Enriched Job Search (sometimes generally referred to as ‘Google for Jobs’) is a new offering from Google that aggregates millions of jobs from job boards, career sites, social networks and other sources.

Job seekers can use Google to search for “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs,” or similar queries, and receive in-depth results on jobs from across the web. Users can also search for key criteria such as commute time, job specialities they have honed or the hours they are available to work.

Enriched Search does not replace standard Google search results. Rather, it is a supplemental set of results displayed in a box situated above the standard results listings on Google.

For the most part pure aggregates like Indeed are being excluded from Google for Jobs.

Top 5 tips:


“Java Developer” is a thousand times better than “Ninja IT Developer.” Leave the gimmicky words out of your titles.


“Senior Vice President of Finance” will be much more discover-able than “Sr. VP of Finance.” Google’s search algorithms rank non-abbreviations higher than abbreviations.


Google for Jobs is designed for job seekers, not recruiters. Google believes candidates want to know the salary of the job before they apply. Therefore, those job postings with salary will show up higher in their results. Google does not care about your thoughts on this. The data shows postings with salary information get more traffic than those without, even when the salary is below market rate.


See the explanation above. Google for Jobs is for job seekers, and job seekers want to know where the job is. Jobs with exact locations will show up higher in results.


Traditional SEO was about keyword stuffing. Put as many words as possible into the post about the job and it will more likely rank higher. Google figured out people were doing this, and they are now ranking those postings lower. You still need to write great job postings, but you don’t need “Environmental Engineer” in a posting 25 times. Five mentions will do just fine.


You can specify the image Google Search will use for your organization in the search results. Google Search uses markup to recognize the image to use as the organization’s logo. Markup like this is a strong signal to Google Search algorithms to show this image in Knowledge Graph displays. You can find the markup and the properties table here.