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Research Tips That Will Help You Land Your Dream Job

04/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
How well you research a company and a job can make all the difference in whether you land your dream job or not. Every jobseeker from experienced engineer to a new graduate can improve their chances of getting the job they want by thoroughly researching the opportunity. This handy infographic provides practical tips to put your job search on the road to success.




900% Increase for Overseas Engineering Graduate Visas in Australia

03/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has reformed the 476 visa scheme resulting in a 900% increase in the number of overseas graduates eligible to work in Australia.  
The 476 visa is designed for engineering graduates who obtained a tertiary engineering degree to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. Applicants have to be younger than 31 years of age





Industry Speaks: The soft skills every candidate needs

28/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In a competitive employment situation, what sets one candidate apart from other worthy applicants? We asked industry hiring managers what they want to see in an applicant that doesn’t always make it into the job advertisement. When you’re up against people equally qualified and experienced, it’s quite possibly the soft skills you possess that will land your dream job or push you up the next rung of the ladder.





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.




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.




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.





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