Finding work in the oil & gas industry can be a long, painful process. Even as an experienced service provider, hours of time and effort can be spent searching through generic job board postings with little luck. We understand the difficulty and frustration that comes with the job search, which is why we’ve created the RigUp platform to help your oil and gas job search.
Our platform gives you the tools to quickly pinpoint oilfield jobs. Hiring managers can easily see your skill set, location, training and certifications, and more. After creating a Contractor profile with RigUp, you are recommended to complete your profile, so your profile ranks higher in search results. While all aspects of your profile are important, one of the most effective ways to boost your profile in the RigUp search engine is to request reviews from former managers, past colleagues, and other employees from previous companies.
Why should I request reviews?
Reviews displayed in your profile will increase your visibility in the RigUp Marketplace. The higher your profile ranks in search results, the more likely your profile will be seen by employers, maximizing your chances of getting hired.
Who should I request a review from?
We recommend sending review requests to previous supervisors, managers, contractors you’ve worked with in the past, or anyone else who can put in good word about your work. Once you send in a review request, reviewers will be asked to write about your work performance.
Who can see my reviews?
Reviews are displayed in your profile and will be visible to both service and E&P companies.
How do I request a review?
1. Log into the RigUp platform.
2. Click the “Profile” tab in the navigation bar.
3. Scroll to the Reviews section and click “Add”.
4. Fill in Reviewer forms.
5. Scroll down and click “Send requests”.
Do you have any more tips?
Before you send in a review request, we recommend best practice of prefacing with a personal phone call or email to your review writer saying,
“Hello [review writer’s name],
I hope you are having a great week. I recently joined RigUp, an online marketplace for oilfield jobs, contractors, and companies. I have enjoyed working with you in the past and would very much appreciate your willingness to write a recommendation during my time at [previous company name]. I will send a recommendation request your way soon. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.
After sending a personal email or phone call introducing your review request, your review writer will anticipate your review request and follow through with writing a review of your work experience. If you do not hear back from your reviewer in a few days, you can kindly remind them to follow up by clicking “Send reminder”.
We at RigUp want to see our contractors succeed and receive the hard-earned money they deserve. We hope this step-by-step guide about how to add reviews to your profile gives you the opportunity to set yourself apart and optimize your chances of getting hired.
If you’re a contractor hoping to find work with RigUp, sign up here.