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Successful Launch at Offshore Europe for New Site

Oil and Gas recruitment made Web-easy!

Launching a brand new company at such a prestigious event as Offshore Europe would fear even experienced business men, but for Aberdeenshire man, Kevin Forbes, it was the ideal launching platform for his new venture www.oilandgaspeople.com and an opportunity not to be missed!

Kevin a contractor, who works in the Oil and Gas Industry in Health and Safety, became frustrated at the existing Oil and Gas recruitment sites and came up with the idea for Oilandgaspeople over a year ago. He says: “The launch at Offshore Europe was the result of over a years worth of research and months of web design work and testing. We consulted with lots of recruiters and agencies, to tweak the initial idea into what we have now. A solution that challenges the format followed by traditional job sites and offers a better more efficient service for Recruiters and Candidates.”

Oilandgaspeople allows candidates to build a profile. Essentially a complete insight into that candidates work history, qualifications, experience, training and requirements. Recruiters upload positions to the site for free and are automatically matched to available candidates. Candidates have to confirm they are interested in the position before a recruiter receives their edited CV for free. This allows recruitment companies to put CV’s across to clients totally free of charge. The site even formats the CV and adds the recruitment company’s logo automatically. When a candidate is accepted for a position the recruiter simply logs in and pays a small fee for that candidates contact details. An unlimited access option is even available to larger recruitment companies that allows access to candidates contact details at an earlier stage.

Kevin says: “For years agencies have paid huge fees to other Oil and Gas jobs sites, for access to what is essentially just a CV data base, and for posting job ads. Recruiters get very little for their money. Often the data base is out of date and recruiters still have to cold call potential candidates to find out who is available and who isn’t. When posting jobs, recruiters have to wait for candidates to reply and then sort through hundreds of CV’s, to root out the ones that meet their requirements. It’s a lengthy process and one that relies on the right candidate coming across their job posting in the first place.

Oilandgaspeople is essentially a dating service for candidates and recruiters. We ensure that candidates never miss out on a job that they meet the requirements for. Likewise for recruiters in that they find candidates instantly who meet their exact requirements. No more waiting for candidates to reply to ads, no more sorting through hundreds of CV’s and cold calling potential candidates. Just instant free matches and a very reasonable fee at the final stage, if the candidate is placed!

www.oilandgaspeople.com is live to candidates now and will go live to recruiters from the 5th of October 2009. The site has many advanced and innovative features that genuinely make’s it better for recruiters, better for candidates and better for oil and gas people. As part of Oilandgaspeople, a new social networking and community site specific to the Oil Industry has also been launched. Join today for free at www.oilandgascommunity.com

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Launching a brand new company at such a prestigious event as Offshore Europe would fear even experienced business men, but for Aberdeenshire man, Kevin Forbes, it was the ideal launching platform for his new venture. Forbes is the creator of http://www.oilandgaspeople.com and http://www.oilandgascommunity.com the 2 new sites for the Oil and Gas Industry

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