Vault Career Guide to Energy, Third Edition

In the midst of an energy boom that has positioned the United States as one of the world’s top oil-producing nations, demand for energy is projected to continue escalating through 2035 and beyond. A growing global population, rising industrialized nations, and a desire for greater energy independence in the U.S. will spur the development of new resources, new technology for extracting traditional energy resources and alternative means of power. These factors—together with evolving government regulations and environmental concerns—will shape the future of the energy industry and ensure that it remains a challenging but rewarding place to build a career. Robust opportunities are expected in all branches of the energy industry as new technology improves alternative energy options and makes traditional options easier and cleaner to produce. These developments will feed demand for workers with the skills and ability to remain on the industry forefront.

Newly updated and revised, the Vault Career Guide to Energy, Third Edition provides an insider’s perspective on what’s happening in the industry, what it takes to break in, and how to advance your career. Whether your goal is to join a multinational oil company or develop new forms of alternative power, this guide can help you master every step of your job search.

Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider’s view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and résumé, interviewing, and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.

Each Vault Career Guide includes:

  • The Scoop: Everything you need to know about what your industry does, its history, who works in it and where it’s going.
  • Getting Hired: Practical information on researching potential employers, networking, interviewing and getting in the door.
  • On the Job: A look at life on the job and the industry culture.
  • Talk Like a Pro: A glossary of industry jargon and key terms.
  • Resources: Associations, organizations, websites and other resources to help you plan and advance your career.
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