​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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​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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​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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Staff Turnover - What's It Costing Your Business?

Employee turnover in any industry comes with an inevitable cost. Whilst it's hard to put an actual $ figure on this cost, one can nevertheless readily identify the areas where the bulk of the money goes when an employee leaves a company and needs to be replaced. There are considerable costs involved in hiring their replacement, notably adverti...
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​How Social Media Can Influence Your Employment Chances

Recruiters these days actively use social media to find out more about the candidates they're interested in. CareerBuilder's 2018 survey for example uncovered some interesting, although not surprising information about social media and its relevance to job searches.  Nearly two-thirds of recruiters use social media to find out more about appli...
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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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​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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​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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​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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​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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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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​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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