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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Tweaking Your Resume And/Or CV For More Effectiveness

Mining companies globally are looking for skilled professionals but that doesn't mean you're an automatic shoo-in for the job! Regardless of your qualifications. You still need to stand out amongst other applicants so you reach the shortlist, even though it's probably a very short shortlist for some mining professions! One thing you can do to help ...
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Theme Parks, The Grand Egyptian Museum, And Your Local Mine – What Could They Have In Common?

​Th e entertainment industry long ago realised the value of virtual reality. The technology allows us to walk with dinosaurs, and do any number of absolutely amazing things that are 'virtually' impossible to do in real life. The recently opened Grand Egyptian Museum for example offers intending visitors the opportunity to take a virtual walk throug...
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​Climate Smart Mining And Helping Fuel A Low Carbon Economy

One of the topics that continually appears in most 'top mining trends' lists is that of the industry's role in transitioning to a low-carbon economy. What is a low-carbon economy and what are the implications for the mining industry? Wikipedia defines a 'low-carbon economy' as one based on power sources that are derived from low carbon raw material...
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​The Future Of Mining Work

Few would argue that the 'Future of Work' is no longer a distant concept to be worried about at some point in the future but a very real, and very current, reality! Therefore, what does a current high school student considering a career in mining have to look forward to? What sort of skill sets will he, or she, require in the modern mining employme...
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​What Does A Future Ready Mining Company Look Like?

The modern, and future, mining workforce is changing at a rapid rate of knots. Previously digital transformation meant companies were focusing on how these types of technologies could reduce costs and improve efficiency. These days though it's more about preparing and positioning the workforce to take advantage of the way these changes wi...
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Blockchain - The New Kid On The Block For Mining

​ If you know anything about cryptocurrency, you probably also know a bit about blockchain technology. Because it was originally designed to be a public transaction ledger for cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin, it has a lot of built in security features to reduce theft and fraud. For those who may not know all that much about it, here's a quick Bloc...
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The Importance Of Health Insurance

​ There's no question that insurance matters. Regardless of what industry one works in, having even basic insurance cover helps protect against those unexpected things that happen in life. However, with the bigger wages and salaries typically offered in mining jobs, it means mining employees may also have more to lose financially. Not only is there...
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