Thread regarding BP PLC layoffs

Opportunities outside the industry\

I’m a little tired of both this company and the industry in general. I would gladly leave at the first opportunity if I find something that is not this company or this industry. It seems that a lot of people who've left are actually those who were looking for opportunities outside the energy industry?

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Tesco, Amazon and Wal-Mart are good go-to jobs.

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I would also add that you should do some thinking and look around in the job market to see what they're asking for in the roles you can have a chance at getting...see if you need a degree or some certificates etc. A lot of people that have left from my technical discipline have found jobs in the industry still (this was a pioneering company with very high caliber people after all), but those who have had it with the industry have either used their previous educations or acquired new degrees e.g. MBA and found something appropriate

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Looks like the Bernardettes are voting this question down because, well, that's what they are

It's a great question. Many people in technical disciplines e.g. Earth sciences, production, drilling, completions and interventions are faced with a very tight market right now. So yes if you are one of those and want to leave the industry, you will need to find another that you can shift to based on many factors like your education, level of experience, and how you can capitalize on your previous career to not start from zero somewhere else and at least claim some relevant experience when you apply to other roles. Good luck you're not alone in feeling jaded with the whole thing.

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The oil industry is dying, but it’s quite a slow death over several decades, if you can put up with the stigma of working in fossil fuels then there are a plenty of opportunities for interesting work and there will be for some time.

The majority of people I know who have left bp recently are still working in the industry.

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