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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.




The Australian Resources Boom Still Going Strong

12/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Are you concerned about the viability of the resources industry? If you are reading the popular press, it’s easy to convince yourself that Australia is on the verge of collapse. Nothing could be further from the truth.





Top Tips to Improve Your Mining Resume

11/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Your resume is a professional document with an awesome amount of power. It can kick your job search up to the next level or stop it dead in the water. Our favourite advice comes from industry hiring managers who have hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes to process every year.




What to Expect From a Pre-employment Medical Examination

10/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you want to work in the Australian resources industry, chances are you’ll be required to take a pre-employment medical as part of the hiring criteria. In other words, passing a medical exam is just as important as having a great resume or performing well in an interview.




Australia Loves Mature Age Skilled Workers

07/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Have you ever considered taking an expat assignment during your career? Many qualified engineers and skilled workers believe they’re too old to take an expat assignment in Australia. According to Jules Pedrosa, Manager Migration Services at AMMA, that’s just not true.





Think You Can Write Your Own Resume? Think Again!

06/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’re all in favour of a little DIY in a job search. In fact, our whole business is built around the idea that people can plan a career and find a job mostly on their own. But if there’s one place investing in professional expertise will give you an advantage, it’s with your resume. A recent blog post about the modern resume by Paul Dean of thinkSMART resumes cemented our opinion.





7 Highlights For Jobseekers From Our First Year

05/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One year ago today, Mining Oil and Gas Jobs opened for business. It’s been a big year for us with some significant milestones all aimed at helping tackle the skills shortage in the Australian resources industry.





Find Us at the Kwinana Jobs and Skills Expo

04/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As part of Building Australia’s Future Workforce package, the Australian government is hosting a series of Jobs and Skills Expos around Australia. The first expo will be held in Kwinana, Western Australia tomorrow, 5 September 2012. Mining Oil and Gas Jobs will be on hand to speak with jobseekers about finding employment in the Australian resources industry including mining jobs, oil and gas jobs and energy jobs.





Construction Boom INFOGRAPHIC

03/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Everyone’s talking about the mining boom but our view is the opportunity for many jobseekers comes in the construction side of the Australian resources industry. Nothing puts things into perspective better than an image so we went to work on our latest infographic. We extracted information about the 98 projects currently in the advanced stages of development and condensed it into a visual representation.




Trade Training Period Reduced Under New Approach

31/08/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Want a trade but don’t have four years to dedicate to an apprenticeship? A focus on competency instead of time served is set to revolutionise the way skilled workers obtain trade qualifications. In a joint project undertaken by the federal government and the Australian Industry Group, engineering apprentices will qualify much faster than the traditional four years now expected.





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