Job hunters are being advised not to tell prospective employers they work in the oil industry or live in Aberdeen - if they don't want to their CVs to go the bottom of the pile.
Since announcing the £4.5billion investment to develop the second phase of the giant Clair field (Clair Ridge) West of Shetland (WoS) there has been much talk and debate about the long-term prospects of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Is this project typical? What does it mean for the UK economy? What does it mean for Shetland, and, what does it mean for jobs and employment in the North Sea as a whole?
An opportunity for industry it indeed was, and yet the turnout of oil&gas bosses to the first joint Energy Institute/Aberdeen and The Robert Gordon universities MSc projects seminar was dismal.