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    5 Ways Not To Kill Your Career

    By Tom

    As an operator of some very busy websites and networks, I get to see a huge amount of CVs. Even through we don't employ anyone directly in the field we still receive many applications from all types of technicians with varying degrees of skill levels. I also get to communicate with a large number of potential employing companies who are keen to offer their feedback. I thought I'd write some brief notes on how some of these applications end up harming the prospects of the person who sent it
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5 Ways Not To Kill Your Career

As an operator of some very busy websites and networks, I get to see a huge amount of CVs. Even through we don't employ anyone directly in the field we still receive many applications from all types of technicians with varying degrees of skill levels. I also get to communicate with a large number of potential employing companies who are keen to offer their feedback. I thought I'd write some brief notes on how some of these applications end up harming the prospects of the person who sent it

Tom

Tom

Any One Help With Or No Ware To Start With Ndt

hi every one new to the forum,i have just past my level 1 and have all my offshore survial tickets and medicals all with norweigen up grade and i am looking to get offshore,i have been a paiter/labouer for years... so i have been looking at NDT and was woundering if any one could help me out and tell me ware i could start ..... cheers guys...

skinney

skinney

Job Agencies Australia

Hi Guys Im a Rope access Level 1 with advance rigging, confined space entry BA, first aider with all relevant off-shore tickets. So iv tried all my contacts for off-shore work but am getting no where so am now looking at agencies. Have any of you had any success with job agencies getting you work and if so who are the ones to go to. Thanks guys.

chelseatom

chelseatom

Irata Level 3 Offshore Pay Rates

I am currently working at Sullom Voe Terminal under the OCA agreement and have several times in the past discussed with colleagues our rates of pay, unfortunately we never get answers. We haven't had a pay rise in over 4 years and wondered if anyone knows what rate of pay we should be earning because the price of everything is going up and up, but we don't get any more money to compensate for this.

oracle80

oracle80

Check Those Anchors Before Using!

Just a friendly reminder to all out there to check all anchors before using, especially installs like these ones I found on a building we were working on recently, there were 8 sets of these threaded M16 eye bolt anchors installed and held with a simple nut and backing plate in position, you can see from the pictures that the guy who installed them had attempted to drill through the concrete and hit re bar on numerous spots, when he got lucky he just carried on through the wall finishing the ins

paultherigger

paultherigger

Steeplejack . In The Dark. Please Help

irata.3, 30yrs as a jack, Done some outrageous jobs, But when it comes to PCN;s Eddys NDT. What the hell are you all talking about ? I would like to work about a bit..before i die {50yrs old] ha ha.Is there any basic qualifications ? Are hard to get? How long are the corses? How much do they cost? many thanks trad.

trad

trad

What Make's A Good Rigger?

Because of the highly-specialized nature of the work that riggers do, it is one of the few remaining occupations that can only be learned through self determination, commitment, intellect and pure common sense. Riggers must work together as a cohesive team, and there has to be a complete environment of trust, communication and commitment amongst riggers and their team mates, because of the dangerous nature of rigging and the severe consequences of negligent behavior and attitude, the people who

paultherigger

paultherigger

Working In Nigeria

Hi there. Wondering if anyone out there has information about working in the oil rigs in Nigeria. I have just been offered work there and I am unsure if it is legitimate or not. It is a contract for two years which is hard to believe because I have been looking for work for the last three years and have been unsuccessful so far. Also is there a greater risk of kidnapping out there?? Can anyone get back to me please if they have worked in the oil rigs in Nigeria or have information about it. 

davidmcdaid

davidmcdaid

Working Phased Array And Ropes

You know when a guy goes to work? He quits posting. Sorry for the long wait but I have been in California doing some pretty advanced work. I am excited to work with RA even if I am not up there yet. This is exactly what I wanted to be doing. I want to thank Tom Rigg for his support and advice and my brother for another mother Manny for the introduction that led to this job. No you don't get 2%. A thank you and honorable mention will have to do. I won't stop posting. Rigg access mobile s

James Scott

James Scott

Welcome To The New Look Forum

Welcome to our new look forum. As you can see, there have been many changes carried out in this upgrade. The smoother interface is designed to make it easier to use and also enables more advanced stuff to happen on the back end. We're keen to push the new calendar facility as it allows you to have your own personal calendar, you can now track your training course renewals, job starts etc. I'd like to encourage your feedback on what you think as it's important to get it right for yo

Tom

Tom

New Look Forum

Welcome to our new look forum. As you can see, there have been many changes carried out in this upgrade. The smoother interface is designed to make it easier to use and also enables more advanced stuff to happen on the back end. We're keen to push the new calendar facility as it allows you to have your own personal calendar, you can now track your training course renewals, job starts etc. I'd like to encourage your feedback on what you think as it's important to get it right for you. He

admin

admin

Part 6: Attitude Is Everything

Given the circumstances, I am in I thought it a good time to talk about my motto. Attitude is everything. What I have learned from my adventures and misadventures is your decisions in life are not nearly as important as the attitude you choose to have about them. I chose to work for this company and I choose to still work for them, so, everyday I come to the table with a positive attitude. Yes I have my moments but I overcome those moments with my believe that I chose to do this so I choose to

James Scott

James Scott

Vacation

Well, just "moved" 4 Rigs simultaneously and didn't do too bad. One more left to do this week then off for 9 days while my daughter visits from UK... getting excited about it already Plan to get her out on the Boat for the first time so that'll be fun for her. Not really that much to do here for a 15 yr old so we'll mostly just "hang out" ....as she would say! I may even be able to get a little Tanned!!!! Divorce should be here within the next few months so that's another thing that I can put

RigPig

RigPig

Real Struggle

I just got home from work. It is 4:00 in the morning. We shot pressure vessels all day. Sch. 80 9 inch pipe, 156 in vessels, flanges, Contact shots, Panoramic, and SWE SWV. I ran the shots today making all the calculations and doing all the set up and crank out. I really like this guy I am working with. He is very funny and he has a lot of experience without a doubt but his safety attitude is dangerous. He hounded me today several times about my film badge. Not that I did not have it o

James Scott

James Scott

Latest........

Got an excellent appraisal from the Gaffer so feeling good for now. Things getting a bit hectic, maybe bringing more Rigs to town, good in respect that we are looked upon as a good bet for the future.... bad for me as it piles more work my way. Such is life I suppose. Not been on the site/forum for a while due to being a bit busy and the IT Dept were monitoring the comp's as the network was a bit slow.... All the good Muslim lads been checking out utube vid's... if you get the picture!!! Bahra

RigPig

RigPig

Update Winds Of Change

Working as much as I can at a call out shop. That is not very much. I still have my eyes on a ropes company here in houston. That has not died but the wheels are moving slow. I have another job with a UT company. He says, "Things are quiet so call back next week." I keep calling. Several other things in the works. Bottom line, I don't give up. I shoot straight and people seem to respect that. My buddy is livin the dream. I am so happy for him. I know it will happen for me.

James Scott

James Scott

The Winds Of Change

I wanted to make a post so you did not think I had fallen off the map. Not that I think anyone reads my blatherings, but I thought I should give an update. I have been working on my career website where potential employers can view my resume, certifications, blogs and some details about me. It have been a learning experience in HTML. I am using Microsoft Word 2007 to publish my pages. There are some kinks but all in all it works good. I started it to do something to set myself apart from others

James Scott

James Scott

The Training Begins

I completed the first leg of my training. Already there is more I want to learn. Here is a short list of the training I will pursue. Materials and processing Rope Access Iso drawing CAD Metallurgy That is just five things off the top of my head. Going to school has taught me more about the things I have yet to learn more than anything else. I know the more I learn, the more I will need to know. I attended my graduation on Friday with a real sense of pride for what I have accomplished. Goi

James Scott

James Scott

Part 5: Draggin' Up

You are out on a contract or doing a contract for a company you work for. Opportunity knocks. What do you do? I chose to work for the company I did for several reasons. First, while I am an employee, I only work when there is work so it gives me options outside of this company. It will benefit the company I work for if I get an opportunity to go out on a short contract and pick up some hours. The faster I get trained and get my hours the sooner they get to bill me as a level two. So if it is sl

James Scott

James Scott

The Proof Is In The Pudding!

I got hired. It worked for me. In fact, they hired me not for a job that they have ready for me to start on, not for a job that is up coming; they hired me because when the jobs start coming back in-and they will-they want me there. He said it will be slow at first, but it will pick back up soon. No, I will not be getting 100 hours a week and $35,000.00 an hour. A Swedish lady in pick lacy does not give back rubs and happy ending at lunch time. This is reality. I will be posting on a foru

James Scott

James Scott

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