Recruiter Help and FAQ

How do I find job candidates using Rigzone's Career Center?
How much does it cost to use the Career Center?
Who uses Rigzone's Career Center?
What is a confidential resume?
How do I post a job?
How do I edit or remove jobs?
What is "Your Recruitment Center?"
How do I search for job candidates?
I tried searching for a job candidate but my search returned no results - why?
How do I get more detail about a resume and job candidate?
How do I contact a job candidate?


How do I find job candidates using Rigzone's Career Center?

Finding a job candidate using Rigzone's Career Center is simple and pain free. The first thing you should do is register as a recruiter. Click the "Your Recruitment Center" link in the left hand navigation to register as a recruiter. You will need to agree to Rigzone's terms and conditions of use and provide some company and personal contact information so we can contact you regarding your job placements and hires in the future. If you are not yet a member of Rigzone you need to first set up a free membership.

Posting a job will allow candidates to search for your job and contact you if they are interested in the position. To post a job click the "Post Jobs" link in the left hand navigation or click the "post a job" button in Your Recruitment Center.

Taking the search for employees into your own hands, you can browse and search for resumes posted by job candidates. To browse through resumes in a directory-style fashion click the "Browse Resumes" link in the left hand navigation or click on a job category under "Browse Resumes" on the jobs homepage. To refine your recruitment activities, click the "Search Resumes" link in the left hand navigation or on the jobs homepage. Using the search feature allows you to specify certain criteria such as expertise required for your position, job category, location of the candidates, education level, and more.


How much does it cost to use the Career Center?

For pricing information, please view our Products And Pricing page.


Who uses Rigzone's Career Center?

Rigzone's job candidate user base is diverse spanning all areas of the oil and gas industry with particular attention paid to offshore rig workers, engineers, and drilling support service personnel. Our users come from all areas of the oil and gas industry. We specialize in hard-to-find industry professionals such as offshore drilling hands and managers, marine construction experts, and related engineering positions such as subsea engineers and seismic analysts. There is no better place online or off to find highly specialized oil industry job candidates. In addition, our candidates include industry support positions in areas such as legal expertise, marketing, executive management, information technology, medical, and more.


What is a confidential resume?

Job candidates may select confidential status for their resumes. Confidential status prevents a candidate's personal information from being displayed including the candidate's name, location, and contact information. This service allows candidates to look for new positions without fear of reprisal from current employers or others.

To contact a confidential candidate simply click the "contact this candidate" button at the bottom of the page below the candidate's resume. Full resume information including job history, skills, education, etc. is available so you can determine which candidates to contact. When you do decide to contact a given candidate, your e-mail message will be sent to Rigzone. Our team of employment experts will then pass along your message to the appropriate candidate. Any communication between you and the candidate will pass first through Rigzone ensuring the anonymity and security of the candidate.


How do I post a job?

To post a job click the "Post Jobs" link in the left hand navigation bar or click "Post Jobs" in the recruiters section of the jobs homepage. You must be a Rigzone member to post a job and you must be set up as a recruiter. If you are not yet set up as a recruiter you will automatically be asked to sign up. You must complete the recruiter information and agree to the Career Center terms and conditions before you can proceed.

Once you've logged in, you will be presented with a series of form fields. Fill out each field with the stated information such as your name, your company address, e-mail address, phone number, etc. This contact information should pertain to you and your office so that we can contact you or the person in charge of staffing the position. You will be able to enter the location of the job in a later step.

In the Job Details section you will enter a title for your job as well as a job description. The title gives you a chance to provide a detailed position name and short description - something that quickly and succinctly informs a job candidate what the position is and what it will entail. Most often the job title will be the position title for that job (e.g. Offshore Crane Operations Manager). The job description is your place to tell candidates all about the position and about your company. Let them know what the position entails, what skills are required, what you are looking for, how the job fits into your organization, and more. In the Salary/Wage boxes enter a salary range for this position (this field is not required but is encouraged). Provide all the vital information a candidate needs to decide if he or she will apply for the position.

In the qualifications and job location box you will be asked to select a job category. After you select this category you will be able to select specific areas of expertise associated with that job category (the expertise drop down boxes will not be filled until you select a category). Select the experience level, education level, and language preferred for the job. Also enter the location of the job including the state (U.S. only) and the country. These criteria will help match your job to the skills and expertise of job candidates.

When you have finished entering all your information, click the "Preview Your Job Posting" button at the bottom of the page. Your job posting is displayed as it will be seen by candidates searching for your position. Review the information you entered for accuracy, spelling, and content. If you need to make a change, click "Edit Job." When you are satisfied with your posting, click "Save Job."


How do I edit or remove jobs?

To edit a job posting click the "Edit Your Jobs" link in the left hand navigation bar. You can also edit your jobs through Your Recruitment Center. Login to Your Recruitment Center and click the "edit" link to the far right of the job you wish to modify. To remove your job from the system, go to Your Recruitment Center and click the "remove" link to the far right of the job you wish to delete.


What is "Your Recruitment Center?"

Your Recruitment Center provides a personal space in the Rigzone Career Center for you to access your job information and job candidate responses. You are presented with vital information pertaining to your job listings including how many times it is has been viewed and the number of replies you have received. Two links below each job listing allow you to quickly and easily see all the job candidates who match the criteria posted with your job ( click View Resumes Matching Your Job Criteria) and see the replies you have received to that job posting.

Your Recruitment Center also shows you which job candidates you have contacted regarding jobs with your company. You can easily view candidates' resumes and get back in touch with candidates you have contacted.


How do I search for job candidates?

To search for a job candidate click the "Search Resumes" link in the left hand navigation bar or on the homepage in the Recruiters section. You will be presented with an advanced search form allowing you to specify a number of important criteria. Select as many or as few search criteria as you like - none are required. The more search criteria you select the more exact your search will be and the fewer candidates will be displayed. If you perform a search and too many candidates appear, try narrowing your search by defining additional criteria. If your search turns up no results or very few results, try broadening your search by selecting fewer search criteria.

Note that in order to select Expertise you must first select a Job Category. Expertise varies by Job Category. The World Region and Country represent the location and citizenship of the job candidates. Match up the search criteria with the requirements of your position to find the best fit.


I tried searching for a job candidate but my search returned no results - why?

There are a number of reasons your search may have returned no results. It is possible that there are currently no candidates with resume postings in your job category, or your search may have been too narrow. Go back to search and perform a new search with fewer search criteria selected. Try performing a search on Job Category only - this will tell you if there are any current candidates in your category. Work your way down from a broad search to a focused search so you don't miss any great potential employees.


How do I get more detail about a resume and job candidate?

When you perform a resume search or browse resume categories you will see a listing of resumes. The list features a Resume Title, Experience, Education, Expertise, and Location. If you are interested in learning more about a particular candidate or would like to contact that candidate, click the underlined navy Resume Title. The Resume Title is a hyperlink that will take you to the resume page where you can learn more about the candidate including his or her level of experience, education, expertise, languages, desired employment type, objective, work experience, education and training, certifications and achievements, skills, and additional important information. To contact the candidate, click the blue and white "contact this candidate" button at the bottom of the page.


How do I contact a job candidate?

Use the Resume Search or browse through resumes to find one that interests you. When you see a resume that sounds interesting, click on its Title to see the candidate's resume page. Review the details for the candidate. At the bottom of a resume page is a large blue and white button labeled "contact this candidate." Click this button to contact the candidate. You will be presented with a page showing the candidate's vital stats and a large text box labeled "Message to be Sent." Enter any message you wish to send the job candidate regarding your interest in him or her. Use the space provided to tell the candidate about your company, about the position you are hiring for, and any other relevant information such as salary range, benefits, job requirements, etc. Your contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, mailing address, and company name) will be sent automatically as displayed above the text entry box. If you need to make a change to this information, you may do so by clicking "Update Your Profile" in the left hand navigation bar under the heading "Members."