How to Negotiate a Pay Rise as an Experienced Oil Pro

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise as an Experienced Oil Pro
Rigzone talks to several experts to find out how experienced oil and gas professionals can negotiate a pay rise.

“It will also be helpful to reach out to agencies who are close to the market and will know exactly how to advise on market rates for salaries,” they added.

The recruitment directors also advised experienced oil and gas professionals to “clearly understand the deliverables required by one’s job and track achievements and progress against them in annual performance reviews”.

Offering his guidance for experienced oil and gas pros looking to negotiate a pay rise, Huw Rothwell, North America managing director at Petroplan, said “if you don’t ask, you won’t get”.

The Petroplan representative also advised this group to remember that today’s market is not 2013’s market and to be “realistic” with their salary expectations.

“While a salary increase is always welcome, think how important the salary increase is to you and what you are willing to do if it isn’t forthcoming. The market is still in transition and are you willing to ‘rock the boat’,” Rothwell said.  

“With that being said, the senior candidate market is now beginning to warm up and high caliber business leaders with sought after skills are always in demand,” he added.


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