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New FIFO Survey to Focus on Impact to Families

13/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The good people from Mining FM and Foxtel have teamed up on a new survey to examine the impact the FIFO (fly in, fly out) and DIDO (drive in, drive out) lifestyle has on families. Also under consideration is how these family issues affect workforce retention.




Resources Jobs Bringing Wealth and Families to the Regions

06/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The mining and resources industry often takes a beating in public opinion as a rough and tumble man’s world. New research by KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is about to change that with positive news about the new face of Australian resources communities. Not only is regional Australia experiencing higher incomes, it’s also seeing an influx of young families moving to the regions.




28 Occupations in Demand in the Australian Resources Industry

01/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Hays Quarterly Report January – March 2013 lists a number of occupations and skills in high demand in the Australian resources industry. Addressing vacancies in mining and the oil and gas sector, the information is broken down by state.




New ABS Figures Show Top Wages in Mining Industry

28/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released last week show the mining boom is continuing to drive wages in the resources industry. The Employee Earnings and Hours report is published in Australia every two years. It provides statistics on employee earnings and the number of hours worked. The information is broken down in a variety of ways including industry, gender and location.




How Women Can Ace the Interview in Male-Dominated Jobs

21/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As you know, the Australian resources industry is looking to increase female participation in the workforce to 25% across all sectors and job categories. AWRA, the Australian Women in Resources Alliance, is the industry initiative spearheading the way forward to meeting this goal. Still, women are competing with men for the best jobs in the Australian resources industry so it’s imperative they are equally effective in every step of their job search.




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.




The Secret Behind a Successful Resume

04/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A recent poll revealed a startling problem common to jobseekers. When we asked people to tell us about their resume, it quickly become obvious why so many people are having trouble landing their dream job. The good news is the problem is easily fixed.





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.




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.




Keeping the Black Dog at Bay During the Holidays

19/12/2012 01:44 PM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The holidays are upon us and with it comes a busy season of family gatherings, parties, work functions and social obligations. In Australia, the summer holiday moves into high gear with school getting out and a lot of people taking annual leave. But this time of the year can be a difficult time and crazy rosters and world events might leave you feeling lonely and stressed despite the festive season. The black dog of depression is lurking around.




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