Gerard le Roux – Oil & Gas CV Writer

Who am I to be an Oil and Gas CV writer? I’m a former welder. Yes. So I know what it’s like to be in hot, grimy, noisy, tight situations. And I know how to write great CVs.

[Read on for some background, or if you want to get me on board as your Oil and Gas CV Writer, send me an email to gerard@wowcv.net, or Whatsapp me on +27 83 744 5454.]

You’d expect an Oil & Gas CV Writer to have some technical knowledge, right? Well for 8 years I worked as a welder for a non-profit back in my 20’s. The environment was construction. The place was Africa. I worked in repairing heavy equipment, welding front end loader buckets, welding aluminium vehicle engine sump covers that had been bashed to pieces on a rock on site.

Part-time I operated a crane as well.

Gerard le Roux - Professional CV Writer, Oil & Gas CV Writer, Offshore CV Writer
Gerard le Roux – Professional CV Writer, Oil & Gas CV Writer, Offshore CV Writer

I worked underground putting in a water pipeline and a steam pipeline. I learned to weld stainless steel, aluminium, cast iron, copper. I welded right side up and up side down – I have the burn scars on my ankles and top of my head to prove it (welders will know what I’m talking about). I used oxy-acetylene and lazer cutting equipment, angle grinders, I got metal in the eye that had to be poked out with a needle by the doc (it was before safety became a big thing).

And I stuck my finger in a massive metal press to position a piece of metal and the hydraulic clamp came down and pressed my finger paper thin (after which my colleagues in the machine shop put my finger in the vice of the milling machine, put a drill bit in it and tried to drill a hole through my nail. True story).

So, here’s the point. I know a little about the oil & gas, in-the-trenches environment. The technical stuff. The dirt. The safety (okay, not so much!). The grind. Working in the trenches with plumbers, electricians and civil construction all around. Mechanical engineers, foremen, multi-cultured teams, etc. Not many qualify better than me as an Oil and Gas CV Writer (or Offshore CV Writer). I’ve also written CVs for Engineers, Mining Engineers and other Oil and Gas, Offshore, Safety, Technical personnel worldwide.

This kind of background helps me help you write a better CV. I’m not some office-jockey.

As a result I’ve invented the “R-i-G” CV. It’s actually not rocket science! But it helps technical people transform their CV from just the boring technical facts and lists of courses and technical functions to being a document that distinguishes them, and lands them more job offers, fast.

You can also check my credentials and list of recommendations here on my LinkedIn profile.

[Get me on board as your Oil and Gas CV Writer, send me an email to gerard@wowcv.net, or Whatsapp me on +27 83 744 5454.]