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Energy companies make huge impression on Linkedin’s top 100 most sought-after employers

In this day and age, finding a job in the “now hiring” section of a newspaper just doesn’t cut it. Energy companies are taking to the web and social media to find the best candidates to fill empty slots in their work crews, and as it turns out, the energy industry is in high demand.

According to a recent Fuelfix report, ten energy-related companies have made the annual LinkedIn list of the top 100 most in-demand employers. The list of corporate giants includes Exxon Mobil and well-known oilfield service company Baker Hughes. Royal Dutch Shell, which hosts over 77,000 employees, ranked 12 on the list. BP Company, based in London, UK and an employer to over 60,000 people placed 15.

LinkedIn made note on its list that oil and energy-related jobs ranked third in represented sectors. Companies were ranked based on their levels of interaction with users and the companies’ LinkedIn pages. The analysis also surveyed thousands of LinkedIn members for their familiarity with the corporations and the total number of visits the company pages received. In related news, Oil jobs hard for coaches to turn down.

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