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Important Info for Experienced Operators Moving to Australia

26/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Experienced operators coming from overseas often get conflicting or incorrect information about the requirements for skills transfer. As more skilled workers come to work in the Australian mining industry, it’s important they understand exactly what requirements they must fulfil to work in Australia. Major Training Group provides some excellent answers.





Hope Downs 4: New Mining Operation Offers Something Better

25/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Demand for professional and skilled workers is still high in the Australian resources industry with new opportunities opening every day. We recently had the chance to speak with Ruby Jeer, Senior Advisor in Talent Acquisition for Rio Tinto - Australia/New Zealand about Hope Downs 4 (HD4), Rio Tinto’s new iron ore mine site currently under construction. HD4 is due to start operations in 2013 which means the recruiting phase is in full swing. According to Ms. Jeer, Rio Tinto is looking for a variety of experienced people including engineers, trades people, operators and supervisors.




Western Australia Recognising Outstanding Women in Resources

24/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Women in Resources Awards sponsored by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME). The annual awards recognise organizations and individuals working to increase the participation of women in the Australian resources industry.




Industry Speaks: How to Effectively Negotiate Your Salary

21/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One of the trickiest aspects of a job search is negotiating your salary. Hiring managers do it every week, you probably only do it once every couple of years. We asked industry hiring managers to give us their best advice on what works and what doesn’t work when negotiating a salary for a new job.





Temporary Skilled Migration Eases Australian Mining Skills Shortage

20/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says skills shortages are being experienced in many occupations across the industry including professional, skilled trades and semi-skilled trades. This is still very much a cause of concern for mining and resources companies operating in Australia.





Engineering Wages in Australia 60% Higher Than Global Average

19/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re an engineer or geologist with mining experience, a new report from the Minerals Council of Australia says your skills are in high demand. What’s more, Australian engineering wages are the highest in the world. Now might be a great time to consider an expat assignment in the Australian mining industry.




How Job Descriptions Can Help You Plan Your Career

18/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Careers and Industry Guide holds two powerful search engines that let jobseekers and students investigate roles and plan careers in the Australian resources industry. Anyone interested in a mining job or wanting to work for an oil company will find this information useful.





What’s it Like to be a Plumber?

17/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re part of Gen Y, you’re probably not going to like this blog post – which is precisely why you should read it. For all the strengths the young people born between 1982 and 2001 bring to the workplace, one trait more than any other is viewed as counterproductive.





Health and Medical Jobs in the Resources Industry

14/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
When people think of working in the resources industry, they often imagine occupations like geologist jobs or project manager jobs. Many of the big projects currently running in the Australian resources industry, especially in FIFO situations, require skilled workers from many different professions. Mining camps and offshore rigs function as small communities and need a variety of additional services outside the traditional roles associated with mining, energy or oil and gas sectors.





The (Big) Problem with Gen Y Employees

13/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re part of Gen Y, you’re probably not going to like this blog post – which is precisely why you should read it. For all the strengths the young people born between 1982 and 2001 bring to the workplace, one trait more than any other is viewed as counterproductive.




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