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Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Nominations Open

30/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of WA (MPGA) has opened nominations for the 2013 Apprentice of the Year Awards. These awards are designed to recognise outstanding achievement by third and fourth year apprentices who have shown initiative in the development of a highly successful career in the plumbing and gasfitting industry. MPGA encourages any apprentice who has done well in any area of their apprenticeship to apply.





5 Areas of Improvement for Graduate Jobseekers

26/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New research from the USA shows university graduates are making five common mistakes when looking for a job after graduation. According to Dan Schawbel who runs a Gen Y research and consulting firm, Gen Y jobseekers should be doing a lot more. He should know, he’s a Gen Y himself.  




Resume Advice: Lose the Common Phrases

23/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Does your resume make you stand out in a competitive field of jobseekers or is it just the same as the rest? Your resume is one of the most important documents you’ll ever produce but they’re often filled with words and phrases that do nothing to make you stand out in a crowded field of candidates. If you really want to get the attention of a hiring manager, make sure your resume stands out as an original document.





AWRA 2013 Conference – "Employers Looking Beyond the Limits"

18/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re a decision maker in the Australian resource industry, you won’t want to miss the AWRA 2013 Conference – being held in Melbourne next month. The Australian Women in Resources Alliance, are hosting the one-day conference with the aim to invite discussion and debate about the evolving role of women in the resources industry.





7 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Landing a Resources Job

16/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We talk to jobseekers all day long in a variety of different ways - on the phone, over email, on social media, at our blog and in person. It doesn’t take long before a pattern emerges and you begin to anticipate what a jobseeker is going to say. Read about some of the most common things jobseekers say to us.





Are You Prepared to Move to Land a Mining Job?

11/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’ve been reading the news about mining jobs, you’ll know the competition is getting tougher than ever. Australian Mining has reported twice in the past month about job openings where hundreds and even thousands of people have applied for a single opening. So what did the successful candidates have in common?





Hot Jobs: Electrical Engineer

09/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One of the hot jobs in the resources industry is for electrical engineers. It’s not just mining jobs - Every sector of the Australian resources industry requires electrical engineering skills and people with the right education and training are in high demand. In addition, the industry offers graduate programs in electrical engineering which is a good way for someone just out of university to get the necessary on-the-job training





Mining Industry Spends Big on Training

04/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new study sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and conducted by the highly respected National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows the mining industry has made a significant investment in training workers for mining jobs. In fact, the vast majority of mining training for financial year ending 30 June 2012 has been conducted by the industry with over $1.1 billion spent compared to a $26 million contribution by government training subsidies.





STEM Skills Shortage Creates Recruitment Barrier for Resources Industry

02/04/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report from the Australian Industry Group found employers are experiencing difficulty finding employees with the appropriate skills. The Lifting our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills report surveyed 500 businesses in across multiple sectors of the economy and found sobering evidence to suggest Australia will fall behind competitively because we won’t be able to meet production and innovation requirements.





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