Career Planning for Oil and Gas


Take control of your career with this DIY career planning | Est. length: 2 hrs

Too many people go about their careers trusting that someone is looking out for them. Don’t go another day without knowing where you are headed. It’s time for you to take control of your career!

In this Career Planning Course for Oil and Gas professionals, I used my many years of experience as an engineer and a manager to help you make sense of how careers develop in Oil and Gas and write your own career plan.

We will look at my career progression as well as several other career examples. You’ll see what characteristics winners think are important and how winning comes about.

The course has worksheets for you to complete so you are building your plan as you go along. It will prompt you to have conversations with those key people that can help you in your career moves.

By the end of this course you should see the path ahead and have a career plan you can continue to build on over time.



This course is designed for entry level and experienced oil and gas professionals. Whether you are just starting out or your career is well under way, understanding the development process is key to setting career goals and keeping yourself on track.


There are no requirements to taking this course.
Estimated time: 2 hrs

1:30 video material

0:30 worksheets

* Plus time involved in interviews you need to do with your peers and manager.


Your Instructor

Ira Bernstein

Ira Bernstein spent over 40 years with ExxonMobil before retiring as the Baytown Chemical Plant Technical Manager. Over that time his assignments ranged from highly technical process control to economics and major project support with the last 20 years focused at technical excellence and individual development. His assignments in multiple Gulf Coast locations and Europe give him a keen understanding of the challenges of career development in an expanding global environment.

In the area of career development for technical professionals Ira Bernstein has been involved in every phase of the process: recruiting, assignment selection, performance management, and career planning.


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