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Interesting Employment Facts about the Australian Resources Boom

27/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released interesting figures last week in the Industry Dimensions of the Resource Boom research paper that indicated the resources boom is having a bigger impact on employment than previously thought. Steve Knott, AMMA CEO, reminded everyone just how much the mining industry, oil and gas industry, and allied construction sectors contribute to the Australian workforce and the overall economy.

Does Your Job Search Need a Gimmick?

25/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Have you ever felt like you’ve done everything possible to advance your job search and you’re not getting anywhere? Are you considering doing something ‘out of the box’ to get noticed? If so, you’re not alone.

E-Mentoring Program Launches for Women in Australian Resources Industry

22/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
AWRA launched a new e-mentoring program in Australia this week to support the career development of women working in the resources industry. Supported by the National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy, the online mentoring program is available to women in the early stages of their careers. Employees in the all sectors of the resources industry are encouraged to participate including those in oil and gas, energy, allied construction and mining jobs.

Smart Advice from Resume Professionals

20/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One place we consistently find good career advice is from resume professionals. To create an excellent resume, they have to understand a lot about the current job market, industry trends, best practices in hiring and what motivates hiring managers to make a favourable decision about a candidate. In addition, they’re speaking with people all day long who are involved in a job search. With all that information available to them, it’s no wonder they write some of the best newsletters and blog posts around. Here are some recent gems for the top resume writers in Australia.

High Safety Standards in WA Mining Lead to Record Breaking Year

18/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Western Australia mining industry has experienced an entire year with no fatalities. The record-breaking year was announced last week by Norman Moore, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, who congratulated the industry for its focus on safety that produced the best record in more than 100 years.

Working Parents and Pregnant Women to Receive More Support

15/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian federal government announced significant changes to help support working parents and pregnant women. The goal of these changes is to ensure working families have the support they need at home to successfully manage both family life and career. Additionally, special provisions for pregnant employees help to ensure their safety while at work. All these measures are meant to preserve the skills in the Australian workforce.

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.

Great Networking Opportunities at Mining Clubs

11/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
You’ve heard the old saying, ‘It’s who you know’. If you’re working in the mining sector and keen to build a network of contacts ready for that next career move, consider joining your state’s mining club and attending a luncheon or two.

New Report on Australian Jobs Earmarks Training Investments

08/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In a new report released by the Australian government, Aussie Jobs Looking Forward Looking Back, Bill Shorten, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations describes some of the initiatives designed to train the Australian workforce to ensure we stay competitive in a global market. One of the largest training packages in Australia’s history is being rolled out with an eye to future industry demands of the Australian workforce.

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.

Historical Perspective on Australian Mining Employment

04/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Do you know how many people are employed in the Australian mining industry? Do you know what percentage of the total workforce in Australia is filled by miners? While it might seem like everyone you know has a mining job, the reality is not as many people are employed in mining as you might think.

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.

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