​Getting Feedback From Your Job Application – Why It Rarely Happens

I keep applying for jobs and getting no response…. And even if I do make the shortlist but don't actually get the job I rarely if ever get any feedback as to why I wasn't successful. Sound familiar? There's probably nothing quite as discouraging in a job search as when you never hear back from job applications. Even worse is getting to the point of...
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​Just How Effective Are Job Boards?

If you're relying on job boards to find your next mining job, it's probably fair to say that unless you're using a speciality board you'll likely still be looking in 6 to 12 months time. Particularly if you're looking for an executive position because  Executives Are Rarely Sourced Via Job Boards Most executive positions never reach a job boar...
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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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​12 Handy Hints That Will Help Set Up Your Social Media Accounts So They Can Help You Look For A New Job

In previous articles, we've talked about how to use particular social media platforms to enhance your chances of finding a mining job. This article is about using social media generally in your job search. We've also mentioned that over half of recruiters search for applicants/candidates online and if they can't find them, or if the person doesn't ...
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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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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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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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