Virtual and You – How to Maximize Success in Your Next Energy Job Hunt

As the workplace continues to evolve in the “new normal”, the workforce must continue to adapt its job-hunting skills to find future employment in the virtual age. This panel will answer questions that can help you land your next job such as to reinvent or not to reinvent?; what is the role of my virtual profile?; how to deal with automated (bot) recruiting; and what are the most effective approaches to virtual job hunting?


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C. Susan Howes (Moderator)

Vice President of Engineering

Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC

Susan Howes, PE, PHR, is Vice President of Engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, where she maintains technical quality standards for consultancy, recruitment and training services. Howes began her career with Anadarko, with engineering positions of increasing responsibility in Denver and Houston. In 2007, she joined Chevron as Horizons Program Manager and later moved into Reservoir Management.  Howes has coauthored articles on ethics, uncertainty management, risk management, and talent. She serves on the SPE US Advisory Council, is a recipient of the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and is an SPE Honorary Member. Howes holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.

Amanda Rico


Rico Editorial

Amanda Rico specializes in optimizing resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles for senior and executive-level professionals. With 14+ years of experience ranging from partnering with TEDx speakers to building profiles for Energy & Petroleum executives, she is passionate about helping forward-thinking leaders level up.She is a Houston Business Journal and Oilwoman Magazine career columnist, clean energy career mentor, and highly-requested public speaker with a history of partnering with state officials and corporate executives such as former CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt,  Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, President & CEO of Halliburton, Jeff Miller, and former Chevron E&P President, Jeff Shellebarger. 

A member of Career Director's International – a first-tier, internationally recognized resume writing certification organization – Rico is currently in the final stages of completing her Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) certification. Rico earned her Ph.D. in English at Texas A&M University, and her M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma. 

Dan Saleh

Managing Director

Element 6 Recruitment

Dan is a versatile business founder & director, with a demonstrable history of defining and implementing commercial and recruitment strategies in various cultures.

In 2015, after almost a decade of recruiting and headhunting across the oil and gas and energy industries, Dan founded Element 6 Recruitment. Element 6 Recruitment was founded on a simple ethos, that Recruitment should be offered as a service, rather than a transaction.

Dan holds an engineering degree from Sheffield Hallam University.

Pauline Greenidge

Founder and Principal

Upward HR

Pauline Greenidge is passionate about the improvement of people’s capabilities and their engagement at all levels of the organization.  She founded Upward HR to help companies leverage that capability and engagement to effect a marked difference in business results.

As a seasoned HR practitioner and published author with over 15 years of experience, Pauline has worked with executives and front-line leaders in diverse industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, professional services and education.


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