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Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity

16/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A very cool example of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Australian oil and gas industry takes place on the 25th of November in Perth. The Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity is an annual cycling event held in Western Australia since 2004. Santos sponsors the event which is owned by the Rotary Club of Perth.

What Employers Need From Jobseekers to Close the Skills Gap

15/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A fascinating 60 Minutes segment from the USA addressed the skills gap where 3,000,000 jobs are going unfilled even though there’s record unemployment. In what appears to be a global trend, employers are struggling to find employees with the right skills to do the job. Much of what was said in this interview holds true for Australian employers and jobseekers.

Jobseekers, Don’t Fall for This!

14/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One thing that never fails to get us riled up at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs is a job scam. The con artists are everywhere, trying to get your money and promising false hope in finding a mining job. We’ve noticed a few new tricks and town and wanted to share them to help you avoid getting taken in.

Career Advice: Adopt a “New Employee” Attitude

13/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
At one time or another, we’ve all been a newbie. The first days or weeks of a new job are usually spent behind a cloud of enthusiasm and high expectation. Like a new love affair, a new job is exciting; it’s easy to get motivated to go to work. After you’ve been in a new role for a while, or even many years, it can be a much different story. If you want to reinvigorate your career, try thinking about what you were like during your first week.

Industry Driven Skills New Focus for Queensland Training

12/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce delivered their final report to government last week with good news for people wanting to get into mining or construction. The recommendations outlined in the report suggest government funding should be focused on skills shortages in industry and be reduced for areas where there is little or no need for skills.

Networking Your Way to Your Next Job

09/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
How many times have you heard, “It’s who you know” when it comes to getting a job in the Australian resources industry? Having a healthy network certainly helps in all facets of your career, but there’s more to it than knowing a few people. Are you really working your network as well as you could be?

Skilled Migration Trend Positive for Australia Resources Industry

08/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New research by Edith Cowan University (ECU) points to multiple benefits of using temporary skilled migration in the Australian resources industry. Despite concern about foreign workers taking jobs from Australians, the research shows the temporary visa holders benefit the current Australian workforce, employers and the nation.

6 Winning Tips For Getting Your Resume Across the Line

06/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With the Melbourne Cup billed as ‘the race that stops the nation’ in Australia and the USA presidential election in a dead heat, we couldn’t help but think about what it takes for a jobseeker to get across the line and secure the resources jobs they want. A recent article at thinkSMART resumes provides terrific advice for what you need to do for a winning resume.

The Mining Life: It’s Not For Everyone

05/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Getting a job in mining or oil and gas isn’t as hard as you might think. Make a few concessions to your current lifestyle and you might be surprised at how many opportunities are available. You might also discovery the mining life is not for you.

Skilled Migrants from Asia to Bolster Australia Workforce

02/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia is perfectly positioned to take advantage of skilled workers from Asia according to the Asian Century White Paper, a new report released last month by the Federal government. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, spoke to the need for bringing in more skilled workers to help build Australian industry.

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