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Friendly Reminder: Remain Vigilant about Workplace Safety

11/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian resources industry provides one of the safest work environments for people working in mining, energy and oil and gas. As the extended holiday season winds down and many people return to work after a relaxing break, WorkSafe has issued a reminder that workplace safety should remain a top priority. If you’re starting a new job or entering the industry for the first time, make sure you understand the safety requirements for your job and your work site. Don’t forget about working safe in the heat.

How to Successfully Manage the FIFO Life

09/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new spate of articles about the FIFO lifestyle is making the rounds and, as usual, a lot of negative information and opinions are being shared in the media. Without a doubt, if you and your family are not prepared to live the FIFO life, it’s going to be hard. There are plenty of things you can do and places you can go for support to ease the hardship. Thousands of families successfully navigate mining jobs on a FIFO roster and wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Subtle Clue You’re Dealing With a Job Scam

07/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Job scammers are getting more sophisticated every day. Sometimes the signs are obvious, but often they’re not. While you may never consider parting with your hard-earned cash to help someone fine you a job, scammers are very adept at making you think you’re dealing with a legitimate firm. We’re seeing an increase in mining job scams, oil and gas job scams and job scams in the resources industry in general. So, how do they convince smart people to send them money?

Special Report: Anatomy of a Job Scam

02/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Job scams are rife in the resources industry with new varieties cropping up every day. Just before the Christmas break, we discovered an outfit attempting to run a job scam on the Mining Oil and Gas Jobs site. We immediately removed all the jobs attached to the scam and notified jobseekers who had applied for these jobs. We also got an inside look into how a job scam is run and the warning signs for jobseekers.

Happy Holidays From Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

21/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The entire team at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs sends holiday wishes to jobseekers everywhere. We’ve had a terrific year and thank you for your continued interest in the Australian resources industry. This will be our last blog post for the year but will be back on 2 January 2013 with loads more industry information and jobseeker advice. Have a safe and happy holiday and we’ll see you back here next year.

Social Networking for Jobseekers - INFOGRAPHIC

20/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As the holiday season approaches, spending a few hours of your leisure time on your job hunt is a good way to get in front of the competition. Since you're probably at home, there's no better place than some of the popular social networking sites. Current research by Jobvite shows how and where jobseekers are finding success. We included some of this information in our latest infographic.

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting an Expat Job in Australia

19/12/2012 01:51 PM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Some of our most popular posts this year have been about the engineering skills shortage and how Australia is looking to migrant workers and temporary skilled workers to fill the gap. We hear from many frustrated engineers who would like to work in Australia but are having a hard time breaking in. This post lends insight into why and what candidates can do to secure an assignment in Australia.

The Hard Part About Holiday Rosters and the FIFO Life

17/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Did you hear about the warning not to call in sick during the holidays issued to FIFO workers in the Pilbara last week? The news was widely reported in industry publications and mainstream media. The gist of the story was an employer told FIFO workers the only excuse they had for not showing to work over the holidays was ‘death’ and they expected to see a death certificate to prove it. While it brewed up a small storm of criticism about whether it was ethical or even legal to issue such a notice, it’s important to understand the motivation behind the not so tongue-in-cheek warning.

The Double Standard for Jobseekers and Recruiters on LinkedIn

14/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We often run advice on this blog about LinkedIn etiquette for jobseekers. The habit of unsolicited invitations is always a hot topic if you’re using LinkedIn to find a job. People are often confused because there seems to be a double standard for behaviour. Two popular polls at LinkedIn shed light on this conundrum.

7 Reasons to Keep Your Job Search Going in December

13/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The end of the year is a busy time for holidays and social activities. Christmas, Hanukkah, Deepavali and Thanksgiving all cluster around the last weeks of the year. In Australia and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere, summer vacations and school holidays add to the mix. If you’re a jobseeker, it might seem tempting to put your search on hold. Before you do that, consider why it might be a good time to ramp things up.

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