Creating A Safer Environment For Mine Employees With Behavioural Science

The World Counts keeps some very interesting facts and figures. Unfortunately, they're not always positive! Take this one for example – over 15,000 mining related deaths globally in 2018! Some authorities believe the actual figure is much higher, particularly when unregulated aspects of the industry, like artisanal mining, are factored in. What thi...
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Using Twitter To Help Improve Your Chances Of Finding A New Job

​ A couple of articles ago we looked at crafting your Linked In profile to help your career and whilst LI is, and remains, the number 1 social media platform for professionals, it also pays not to overlook other social media giants. Twitter for example can also be used very successfully to help promote your image as a person worthy of being employe...
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​Age Should Not Weary Them – What Your Resume May Be Telling Employers About Your Age

  We've discussed the ageing mining workforce in a number of previous posts. However, age is not always an advantage when it comes to trying to move on to greener pastures, even in mining. Unfortunately, age in the workforce often comes with a number of preconceived ideas. You may be considered too experienced and thus out of their price ...
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​Mining Waste Or Valuable Resource?

Paper manufacturing is one of those contentious industries that are increasingly proving to be environmentally and ecologically unsustainable. Traditional paper manufacturing that is. Traditional paper is made from pulped plant matter, notably trees. Some of the facts about this industry are mind-boggling. For example, according to some sources ONE...
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Networking Events Mistakes – Do You Make Them?

​ Networking is what makes the job search go round these days. Just about everything you read about finding your next great employment opportunity mentions networking, and how a large % of jobs are won not only by what you know but also by who you know. Whilst a certain amount of networking can be done online through social media platforms like Lin...
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Top Tips On Using Your LinkedIn Profile To Help You Find A Job

There's little doubt in today's social media driven world that utilising these platforms to help you find a job is a wise move. In fact, if you don't you risk being left behind at the starting blocks! And of all the social media platforms available, the general consensus is that LinkedIn is top of the pile for career minded professionals. It's THE ...
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How Will Technology Affect My Job Or Chances Of Getting One?

In today's increasingly automated workplace environment, this is a thought on the forefront of many minds, particularly in the mining industry. Mining is one of the industries leading the way when it comes to automation and technology. Global giant Rio Tinto is a world leader across many different types of technologies – they own the largest automa...
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Looking For Somewhere Affordable To Study Mining Engineering?

​ Studying at university can be expensive, especially if you're not a local and don't have family and/or friends to help ease the financial pressures. Studying for a mining degree is no different but for wannabe mining engineers, a recent survey has found the most affordable cities around the globe for studying mining engineering. Students from the...
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​Why It Pays To Use Social Media To Help You Find Your Next Job

Unless you're part of the generation that is about to contribute to the 'Great Brain Drain' in the next year or so, you know a thing or three about social media. Heck, even if you are about to step into that long-awaited retirement phase of your life you probably also know about social media. It's hard not to be aware of online behemoths like FaceB...
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Is That Aluminium In Your Favourite Coffee Capsule Eco Friendly?

​ It's probably not something one thinks about overly much but when you pop that coffee capsule into your coffee maker first thing in the morning, and at periodic intervals throughout the day, have you considered the carbon footprint just that small action leaves? It's not just about the coffee itself, which may or may not have been sourced from su...
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​Tips For Landing A Good Mining Job By Networking

You're on the hunt for your next mining role, and looking for exactly the right mining company to work for. Apart from providing us with your resume, here are a few other tips that will help you find, and land, it. First, as we mentioned in another article recently, over half of all jobs are landed, not by spending hours trawling through online sea...
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Using Job Boards and Job Search Engines

​ Job boards, job search engines, and networking. Are they effective? Which one is more effective? When should you use them, and how do you use them? First, to clarify – there is a difference between a job board and a job search engine, although some sites (ie Indeed) function as both. A job board is a website where companies / employers list avail...
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​Investing In Mining – Is It For You?

In one of our recent podcasts , we talked to Sprott US Holdings' CEO, President and experienced investor Rick Rule about his thoughts on investing in the mining industry. His view, and it's a commonly held view for many good reasons, is that "investment is paramount to survival in the mining industry." Certainly many junior miners without operation...
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​Top Tips For Landing A Position In A Graduate Programme

​ Whilst mining graduates may currently be in short supply across most disciplines, from engineers through to metallurgists and everything in between, there are however still enough of you / them floating around to make mining graduate programmes a worthwhile exercise. Both for the companies that offer them, and for the graduates who are interested...
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​Wearables – Innovative Or Invasive Technology?

First there was the smartphone and now we have wearables. These devices, also referred to as wearable technology or wearable devices, are becoming the norm rather than the exception in today's increasingly high tech working environments. But what exactly are 'wearables'? Many smartphone devotees these days would consider that device to be a wearabl...
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​A Clear Vision For Your Career – Do You Have One?

Many of us wander through life without any sort of vision about where we're heading. It can be likened to hopping in your car and just driving around without any idea of where you want to go. Whilst this can be a nice way to while away a few hours on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon, especially if your aimless driving happens to take you past a few ...
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​What Are Podcasts, And Why You Should Use Them

Podcast - a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. ~ Google dictionary In 2014, Edison Research discovered that 39 million people in America were in the habit of listening to podcasts on ...
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​Current Mining Skills Hotspots – What Are They?

As the current mining boom continues at full swing, it may be useful to take a quick look at where the 'skill hotspots' are at the moment. According to the Minerals Council of Australia, there are already trends emerging in some unexpected areas in that country. Sure, we know that most mining professionals are going to be, or are already, in very s...
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​Upskilling Your Way To More Relevance In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Another age of increasing mechanism and technology is here, forcing the employee who wants to remain relevant, and employable, to keep pace. When global recruitment agency Hays conducted a survey of nearly 1000 employers, they found that more than three quarters of them said they'd shortlist a candidate who continually upskilled over one who doesn'...
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Working Abroad – Could It Benefit Your Career?

Mining is a global industry – no surprises there! With the global shortage of talent within the industry, the opportunities for working abroad are currently more plentiful than ever before. It's an ideal time for professionals and tradespeople in mining related occupations and trades to broaden their horizons by taking overseas jobs. It may also be...
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