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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.





5 Frightening Jobseeker Habits Guaranteed to Scare Hiring Managers

31/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We frequently see activity from jobseekers almost guaranteed to cost them a job. Some of it is so wide-spread, you may think it’s an effective technique. Here are five common habits of jobseekers that will scare hiring managers and having them run as fast as they can away from you and toward the next qualified candidate.





MPA Awards 2012 Apprentice of the Year for Painting

30/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The 2012 Apprentice of the Year was awarded on Saturday night by the Master Painters Association in Western Australia. The competition is designed to showcase apprentices who want a career in the painting industry and show excellence in their training and work. Mining Oil and Gas Jobs was delighted to hear who won.




3 Safety Qualifications for Offshore Workers

29/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A question on our Facebook page last week reminded us how easily it is to confuse the different licenses, tickets and certifications in the resources industry. Acronyms are commonly used to describe specific qualifications and that can lead to the confusion. Today we’re providing information on three common credentials used in the oil and gas industry.





Australian Visa Pricing System to Change to Fairer System

26/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

The federal government announced changes to the pricing structure of migrant visas this week in an effort to make the system more equitable. Pricing on four different categories of visas have increased about 25%. The highly valued skilled graduate visa has increased by more than 70%.






AMMA Skills Connect to Prepare Jobseekers for Resources Jobs

25/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new skills initiative launched in Perth yesterday means jobseekers can expect to get more assistance in training, upskilling and reskilling for work in the Australian resources industry. AMMA Skills Connect is a government-backed initiative designed to help tackle the skills shortage felt in mining, energy, construction and oil and gas sectors.





Do You Know What to Expect From a Pre-start Meeting?

22/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With so much construction going on in the Australia resources industry – and many new projects under development – the pre-start meeting held at the start of every shift might be the most important part of your day. Do you know what to expect from the pre-start and how to get the most out of this critical daily meeting?




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