Rigzone answers reader’s question about their career path.

So, as you know, the “Ask the Careers Editor” series is no longer a monthly installment, however as I get questions, I’ll do my best to gather the answers.

Here’s one that came in recently from one of our readers.  

Q: I am a recent master’s degree graduate in geology and for the past couple of months I have been sending as many resumes into the oil and gas industry hoping something will stick. I recognized that I have had to work harder than other students within my department but have overcome these challenges in order to graduate. My question is what jobs would you recommend that are entry-level and for someone with no job experience that would be the beginning for an oil and gas career?

A: “Operations geology is a great way to break into the industry,” said Chris Sharron, who works in talent acquisition for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. “Positions closer to the rig like a mud logger or sample collector are other great entrance points as well.”

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