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Movember Raising Funds for Prostate Cancer and Male Mental Health

01/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Today marks the beginning of Movember, an annual initiative to address men’s health issues including prostate cancer and mental health issues. It’s a great opportunity to raise money and have fun at the same time.






5 Frightening Jobseeker Habits Guaranteed to Scare Hiring Managers

31/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We frequently see activity from jobseekers almost guaranteed to cost them a job. Some of it is so wide-spread, you may think it’s an effective technique. Here are five common habits of jobseekers that will scare hiring managers and having them run as fast as they can away from you and toward the next qualified candidate.





MPA Awards 2012 Apprentice of the Year for Painting

30/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The 2012 Apprentice of the Year was awarded on Saturday night by the Master Painters Association in Western Australia. The competition is designed to showcase apprentices who want a career in the painting industry and show excellence in their training and work. Mining Oil and Gas Jobs was delighted to hear who won.




3 Safety Qualifications for Offshore Workers

29/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A question on our Facebook page last week reminded us how easily it is to confuse the different licenses, tickets and certifications in the resources industry. Acronyms are commonly used to describe specific qualifications and that can lead to the confusion. Today we’re providing information on three common credentials used in the oil and gas industry.





Australian Visa Pricing System to Change to Fairer System

26/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

The federal government announced changes to the pricing structure of migrant visas this week in an effort to make the system more equitable. Pricing on four different categories of visas have increased about 25%. The highly valued skilled graduate visa has increased by more than 70%.






AMMA Skills Connect to Prepare Jobseekers for Resources Jobs

25/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new skills initiative launched in Perth yesterday means jobseekers can expect to get more assistance in training, upskilling and reskilling for work in the Australian resources industry. AMMA Skills Connect is a government-backed initiative designed to help tackle the skills shortage felt in mining, energy, construction and oil and gas sectors.





Construction Trades Benefit Under New Apprenticeship Reforms

24/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian apprenticeship system is set to get a boost as the federal government offers bigger incentives to occupations suffering a skills shortage. For the Australian resources industry, this means construction trades such as electricians, plumbers and carpenters will see an increase in the number of apprentices recruited as the government implements reforms.





Australia Blazing Trails in Carbon Capture and Storage

23/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
National CCS Week is underway in Australia with a focus on making our air cleaner and reducing the environmental impact large industry has on our environment. In addition to a conference in Perth wrapping up today, a number of CCS Week events are being conducted throughout Australia designed to promote the CCS technologies.





Do You Know What to Expect From a Pre-start Meeting?

22/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With so much construction going on in the Australia resources industry – and many new projects under development – the pre-start meeting held at the start of every shift might be the most important part of your day. Do you know what to expect from the pre-start and how to get the most out of this critical daily meeting?




Is Gobbledygook Getting in the Way of Your Job Search?

19/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Do you know gobbledygook when you see it? If you’re trying to make a good impression with future employers, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the most commonly overused phrases and jargon. Why? Hiring manager hear these same phrases every day, all day long. While these words may mean something to you, they’ve ceased to have meaning to the people making hiring decision. So what sort of gobbledygook shows up in a job search?





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