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Skilled Polish workers headed to Queensland mines – Why not join them?

23/11/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
So, it looks like it has begun. The long-threatened skills shortage has taken hold and mining industry executives are looking overseas. Our attention was caught by a report in a Queensland newspaper saying one coal company is turning to Poland to find workers.

Is your profile picture costing you a job?

22/11/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Are you having trouble getting an interview? Is so, maybe your profile photo is letting you down. Employers and hiring managers often use arbitrary indicators to make snap decisions about whether a candidate is worth pursuing. Your profile picture could be the reason you’re never getting a call.

Dear Everyone – We’re Not Recruiters

09/11/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
It’s always interesting when you launch a new initiative to see how you’re perceived in the public eye. AMMA is officially launching in Perth today at the AMMA West Coast Conference. It’s our chance to put the spotlight on what we’re doing and let everyone know where we fit. We’re certainly going to dispel one myth.

More coal jobs coming for Queensland

04/11/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A few days ago this blog showed a video explaining how important coal is to the Australian economy. Then on Tuesday came news of a massive $4.2 billion expansion of its Queensland coal operations – creating about 1200 construction jobs and 500 ongoing operational jobs.

8 Ways to Spook a Hiring Manager

31/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If your job search is taking longer than expected, maybe it’s time to examine whether you’re doing something to unintentionally take you out of the running for the position you want. With a hat tip to Halloween, we’re discussing some of the most common ways jobseekers scare away the hiring managers they’re trying to impress.

How to get the most out of your recruiter

27/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Working with a recruiter can be a rewarding or a frustrating experience. Building a good relationship with your recruiter is naturally going to put you in a better position for the race to a new job. What is a recruiter expecting from you and how can you get more from the relationship?

Why you can never let your guard down during a job search

26/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Last week we were at the Work for Queensland Mining and Energy Expos. We talked to a lot of people trying to break into the resource industry. New data from Reppler suggests you must remain diligent in the way you present yourself to a hiring manager, especially when it comes to social media.

Mining and energy jobs expo kicks-off in Queensland

19/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The vast array of job opportunities in mining, oil and gas will be in sharp focus this week as a series of Mining and Gas Jobs Expos kick-off up and down the Queensland coast. Look for AMMA  

What Gen Y Jobseekers Really Want

14/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
According to a fact sheet put out by CommunityWest, Gen Y makes up 28% of the population in Australia – a significant showing. Comprising 14% of the current workforce, by 2020 Generation Y will hold 42% of all jobs. With that in mind, it’s time to start thinking about what makes this group tick in terms of employment.

Are your contact details killing your chances of getting a job?

11/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Job seekers are deluged with advice on how to get a job. Dutifully follow every piece of advice and you’ll get the job, right? Maybe not. A perfect resume, excellent experience and good interviewing technique might never be discovered if you’re eliminating yourself from consideration. In the early stages of an employment cycle, you’re being judged on the smallest things - and that's before anyone considers looking at your social media profiles. Offend the sensibilities of the hiring manager and you won’t even get a look in.

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