Thread regarding Apache Corp. layoffs

Job hunting?

After the layoff, I still haven't found a similar job. All my attempts to find a job in this industry again have failed, even though I sent out a lot of applications. I’m still not desperate because I have savings, but the money runs out quickly.
What are your experiences when it comes to job hunting?
Are you trying to find a job somewhere outside the industry?

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Sorry to hear that. I hope things improve now that the oil prices are picking up. It’s like sending resumes into a black hole. Even getting an interview is difficult. I feel your pain.

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The job market just s—s. Oil is over $60, and you still hear about mass layoffs every other week. I've heard from a contact at Pioneer that they're being asked to do more work with less staff. I assume that's true industry wide. Any job posting gets flooded with hundreds of resumes, which means you have to hope that the hiring manager is diligent to look through all of those, notice yours and give you an interview. And at that point, you're up against other exceptional candidates, which means you have to really nail the interview, work your connections, and really just get lucky. You can be in the top 0.5% of candidates and still not get it. It's frustrating to say the least.

Also, you have to overcome the Apache stench from potential employers. I've been asked in almost every single interview whether or not I was involved with the Alpine High debacle (I wasn't).

Personally, I found something recently that is tangentially related to oil and gas. It pays less, but still pretty good, and it allows me to keep doing what I was doing before (kind of). I would say keep being persistent and don't give up, but don't be overly picky. I don't think the job market is going to turn around any time soon.

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