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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.





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.





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