​Spotlight On Mine Managers

Mine managers – no reputable mine would be without one! All jokes aside though, these professionals are responsible for a range of activities that are essential for the successful running of a mine site. Essentially, they plan, organise and supervise all mine proceedings. Most mine managers spend the majority of their time on site rather than in co...
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Spotlight On Environmental Geology

Environmental geologists, through geologic data and application of 'principles of geology', can identify / remediate / prevent / resolve human-induced environmental issues before they become problematic. Humans have entered a critical phase in our history. As the earth's natural resources shrink and our population grows, there are critical decision...
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​Spotlight On Medical Geology

Perhaps you have an interest in geologic matter, and helping people? If so, a career as a medical geologist could be what you're looking for!  In its broadest sense, medical geology studies exposure to or deficiency of trace elements and minerals; inhalation of ambient and anthropogenic mineral dusts and volcanic emissions; transportation, mod...
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​Making Mining Employment Less Challenging

One of the world's major mining economies is stepping up to the plate and making it less challenging to find a job in the industry. That's not to say it's 'easy' to get one, or less time consuming though. Indeed, for those after a particular position, it may still be a waiting game. However, the Australian Government is on a path to make the proces...
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​Life Begins At 40, or 50, Or Does It?

In 1912, Chicago's Physical Director of Schools penned a publication called "Brain Culture Through Scientific Body Building". The Director, a Mrs Theodore Parsons, had picked up a few things about the many health benefits of regular exercise from her soldier husband. In her book she says "The average woman does not know how to breathe, sit, stand o...
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​The World's Best Mining Schools – Where Are They?

Where should you go if you want to obtain your mining degree from one of the world's best mining schools? The Quacquarelli Symonds ​ ( QS) World University Rankings are in for 2020 and, not surprisingly, one of the world's powerhouse mining economies dominates the Top 10 list of University mining schools with 5 of them, 4 of which are in the Top 5....
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Implementing A Successful Expat Employee Policy

Hiring expats comes with many benefits for both the company and individual employees. However, it costs many thousands of dollars to send an employee overseas to work – often 3 or 4 times as much as filling a similar role at home costs. Therefore, it definitely pays to ensure the right person is selected for the job, and subsequently given the...
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How To Get Your Personal Branding Down Pat

​ Personal branding – what is it and is it important? We recently mentioned developing a personal brand in one of our articles. You may be tempted to think that in this current climate where demand for mining professionals exceeds supply, having a personal brand isn't important. However, you'd be wrong. According to professional recruiters, persona...
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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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​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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​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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​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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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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