The internet has become extremely popular for those searching for geologist jobs. There are now plenty of opportunities available; it is just finding those opportunities. There are a few places that you can start your search for the role of your dreams.
Third-Party Search Sites
These websites will benefit you in two ways. The first way is that you can directly search for the type of role that you want. You can put in keywords about the roles, search for certain areas and even search for distinctive salary regions. These sites may not be able to give you the name of the companies that you are applying to, but they will give you the name of recruitment agencies that work with firms that hire geologists.
You can apply for the roles directly through the website, instead of having to do another search afterward. Most of the time, it is just a case of writing and sending your resume and to the recruitment agencies. However, others will send you through an online application form, which you will need to fill in instead.
Another way that you will benefit is by setting up a profile on the sites and placing your resume on there. You will be able to sell yourself as a geologist, which gives employers and recruitment agencies a chance to find out more about you. There are many people who have gained employment through this way without actually directly applying for roles.
Recruitment Agency Searches
Most recruitment agencies are now online and will offer you the ability to search for jobs through their sites. You will need to know the name of the recruitment agencies to be able to do this. This offers some extra advantages to the third-party sites.
Most of the third-party sites will offer results from the past week or so but the recruitment agencies will keep job roles up until the application process closes – which could be weeks from the date that the application was placed.
It is possible to do a direct search for the names of companies who employ geologists. This is a great way to directly find out more about the firms and then whether they have any roles available. Most companies will offer a careers section, which will inform you of the roles available as well as the benefits that you could gain by securing a job with the firm.
A major benefit of knowing the names of the companies is that you can take a trip to their place of work and hand your resume over personally. This often puts a face to the name and shows that you do want a job with the company. You may even benefit by handing your cover letter and resume without any roles being open – many companies will put the resume on file for a later date and then check to see if you meet the requirements when vacancies come about.