FAQs

Q. What is the standard set-up for a booth?
A. You will have a single table 6ftx3ft and two chairs.

Q. Will we have help setting up our employer booth?
A. Yes, dedicated volunteers will be available to help set up your booth and take it down as well.

Q. Will we have an employers’ room with refreshments?
A. Refreshments will be available in the kitchen and volunteers will be periodically checking with you if you need any refreshments or other services. We won’t have a specific employer rest area.

Q. Can we bring signage? If so, what should the dimensions be?
A. Yes, you may bring signage. It should be similar to the table size of 6ftx3ft. We will provide a small tent card marking your table with your company name.

Q. How many job seekers are expected?
Registration for job seekers is capped at 400 due to venue capacity.

Q: Is a professional level of membership in SPE required for job seekers to participate?
A: When registering, job seekers are requested to indicate in which of the collaborating organizations they hold current professional membership. If a job seeker is a professional member of more than one organization, they are directed to Ctrl+Click to select more than one collaborating organization. This event is limited to job seekers who are members of the Collaborating Professional Organizations listed here.

Q. What is the format of this event?
A. Job seekers will stand in line at each booth for a 3-minute conversation with each employer representative between 10am and 2pm. Each employer may bring up to 10 representatives. Speakers will be presenting in an adjacent room at periodic intervals.

Q. What time do we need to come to prepare the booth?
A. Employers may set up their booths between 7:30 and 9:30am. Doors open for volunteers at 9:30am and job seekers at 10am.

Q. When will the networking part be? Before or after the presentation by your speakers?
A. Employers are welcome to join the networking hour in the kitchen area from 2-3pm at the end of the event. The speakers will have finished their presentations by noon.

Q. What else do we need to know before the event?
A. You may opt to preview the resumes via one of these methods:
– Dropbox
– ftp site
– hard copy via US mail
Not all of the job seekers will provide their resumes in advance. The resume package will include those from additional job seekers who register after the event filled to capacity. We will ask the job seekers to bring additional copies of their resumes to the event.

Q: How will you advertise the event to job seekers?
A: We will use a similar approach to the March 2017 Hiring Event, for which SPE collaborated with several other upstream oil and gas professional organizations, including: AADE, AAPG, AIChE, GSH, HAPL, HGS, PinkPetro, SEG, SPWLA and SWE. The demographics for the March 2017 job seekers were 75% SPE, 6% HGS, 5% GSH, 2% SEG, 4% SWE, and 2% PinkPetro.

Q: Will there be employer fees for participating in this event?
A: Yes – a sliding scale:
– Large firms with > 1,000 employees: $1,000
– Medium firms with 50-1,000 employees: $500
– Small firms with < 50 employees: $100

Q: The total headcount of my Company is 5300, but we are hiring only for the Houston office, which consists of 75 employees. What is the employer registration fee my Company should pay to participate in this event?
A: The employer fee is based on total company headcount, as such, it should be $1000, based on 5300 total headcount of your Company.

Q: What will the employer fees be used for?
A: Sponsorships and employer registration fees will be used to defray expenses including security, tote bags, signage, printing, office supplies, and refreshments. Any surplus proceeds will go to the SPE-GCS scholarship fund, which has provided college scholarships to Houston-area high school seniors since 1963. SPE-GCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Q: Will there be access to power?
A: Yes, we will have a few extension cords, but plan to bring one if you need to be assured of power for your booth.

Q: Will there be access to the Internet?
A: Yes.

Q: Will there be any other assistance available?
A: Yes, if you are short of personnel at your table, volunteers will be available to fill in if you need to be away for a short period.