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HERWorld 2018 - diverse group photoWe’re hearing it everywhere these days: Energy may have suffered in recent years, but now, energy is back.


At Pink Petro, we disagree, and I’ll tell you why: While there’s no denying oil prices are rising and the industry is once again in growth mode, energy has not returned to business as usual. It can’t — because the world we live in now demands a deeper commitment to inclusion and culture.


That’s why we’re seeing a surge in activity on our sister site, Experience Energy, a destination for companies looking for diverse talent, and individuals looking for inclusive companies.


I joined the Pink Petro team to help manage the influx of great opportunities and great people. I’ve worked in energy recruiting for more than a decade. I know the industry’s past. I also know the future is taking shape.


It’s an exciting time for energy, but it’s also a time of profound change. The good news? You don’t have to navigate it alone. We’re here to share our insights, experience and information to help companies navigate a new normal in the world of recruitment, and to help individuals position themselves for the best jobs on the market.


HERWorld 2018 - diverse group photoEven more good news? You won’t just hear from me. Each month, we host Coach’s Corner, an in-depth conversation with experts in talent and career development. This month, for instance, you heard from Tamara Anderson, manager of talent acquisition at Cheniere Energy, who talked through strategies to build your career and to stand out from the competition. Coach’s Corner is a free benefit of Pink Petro membership.


Why does content like this matter in today’s world? Because the new T’s & C’s in energy are talent and culture. The workforce of tomorrow is multigenerational. Diversity is a business imperative. And industry giants are now competing for talent with fast-moving, tech-forward startups.


A big name is no longer enough to attract the people your business wants and needs. You’ve got to show them you’re committed to your people.


Part of that commitment is investing in the hiring process.


HERWorld 2018 - diverse group photoWe know energy companies get it because it was energy companies that asked us to create Experience Energy — a place that would help them build strong, nimble, inclusive teams, and not just in oil and gas. They wanted a careers platform that served the entire energy value chain. They asked, and we delivered.


Now, the next step is on you.


Are you interested in a new career opportunity with forward-thinking, exciting energy companies? Fill out a profile on Experience Energy. We can connect you with amazing companies who put people first.


Are you one of those companies? Post your available jobs to Experience Energy, and tap into the most diverse network of talent in the industry.


Whatever your needs, I’m here to help. I’ll be offering career tips regularly to share what I’ve learned over the course of my career in the industry — starting today. One of the best things you can do for your career is increase your visibility. Nominate yourself for an award. Apply for a speaking opportunity. Go for a promotion. Raise your hand in a meeting. Don’t know where to begin? Nominate yourself or someone you know for the Experience Energy GRIT Awards. Nominations are open until July 20!


The industry is rallying, for sure, but it’s not going back. We are moving forward, and Experience Energy can help.