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Mining and Energy Driving Job Creation in Queensland

11/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The mining and energy sectors of the Australian resources industry are driving job creation in Queensland according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. According to Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps, record investment in resources projects continues to drive economic growth in the state.





Demand for Engineering Skills on the Rise in Australia

06/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’ve reported before about the engineering skills shortage in Australia but a new paper from Engineers Australia shows demand for engineers continues unabated. The Changes in the Australian Engineering Labour Market report release last week shows an increase of more than 30% 2006 and 2011.





Chevron Gorgon Project Hits Employment Milestone

05/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Last week WA Department of Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien recognised an employment milestone connected with the Chevron Gorgon project. The CB&I Kentz Joint Venture hired their 1,000th employee. The contract, valued at $2.2 billion will eventually create more than 1,650 local jobs. The big news, in our opinion, has to do with future traineeships and apprenticeships on the project.





75,000 Resources Jobs Created in Western Australia

04/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Local Content Report for November 2012 published by the Western Australia Department of Commerce shows the resources industry is making a significant impact on the economy due to the number of contracts awarded and jobs created.





Rio’s Brockman 2/Nammuldi Development Needs Skilled Workers

03/12/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Brockman 2/Nammuldi development is under way and Rio Tinto is looking for skilled workers to help support the Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) being deployed on site. If you want to be part of a modern mining operation, autonomous mining at Brockman 2 is a good place to start.





BREE: Australian Resources Industry Still Going Strong

30/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
It’s hard to know what to believe about the resources industry in Australia. With media coverage fluctuating between boom and bust stories, jobseekers are left slightly dazed and confused. A new report from the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) tells the real story and it’s good news.





LinkedIn is NOT a Substitute for a Resume, Jobseekers

29/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Social networking is a terrific aid to your job search. It’s hard to imagine anyone trying to find a job without some element of ‘social’ in the mix. It’s important to remember, however, that even an online job search requires all the same steps any jobseeker would take to secure a job.





Expat Life: Two Things You Can’t Control

28/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
An article in The Washington Post detailed a recent trend for skilled workers to leave their country of birth in order to find work. Australia is an ideal destination for skilled workers from countries with high unemployment due to our continuing skills shortage. But the expat life is not as glamorous as it sounds.





Research Says Skilled Migration Major Benefit to Regional Areas

27/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New research focused on the impact skilled migration has on regional Australia reports positive results. Dr. Rosylin Cameron led a research team at CQUniversity who studied the Gladstone region in Queensland. Like many regional towns in Queensland and Western Australia, Gladstone is experiencing high demand for skilled workers on the back of the resources sector, specifically in construction jobs for CSG/LNG projects. 

The Gladstone Skilled Migration Research Report investigated economic, social and cultural contributions of skilled migrants and their families. The study proves how crucial skilled migrants are in resource regions.





Interview Advice to GenY Jobseekers: Perception is Reality

23/11/2012 05:00 AM / Maria Younan, Joint Director, Bogong Management Services
Guest blogger Maria Younan shares her thoughts on how Gen Y can be more effective in job interviews. Her experience shows they are highly informed and socially capable but don’t always present well during the interview process. The often appear to lack respect for the process of formal interviews which works against them when hiring decisions are made.





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