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Engineering Trades Training Gets Another Kickstart

30/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With a continuing shortage of skilled trades people in Australia, the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative has been reinvigorated to encourage more apprenticeships in key roles. Engineering trades including Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (both Avionics and Mechanical), Fitter, Fitter and Turner, Fitter-Welder, Metal Fabricator, Metal Machinist, Pressure Welder and Toolmaker will benefit from a new payment scheme.

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.

Two Terrific Initiatives for Women in Mining

25/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re a woman working in the resources industry in Australia, two new initiatives have been announced in the past week to encourage more female participation and recognise excellence in the current female workforce. Check out these terrific programs and make sure to pass on the details to your network. Applications close soon so don’t delay.

Chuck a Sickie and Be Prepared to Lose Your Pay

23/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With the Australia Day national public holiday on Monday, many workers may be tempted to ‘chuck a sickie’ on Friday to extend their time off work to a four day long holiday. If you decide to take this route, you’d better be prepared to lose your pay for the day you called in sick.

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.

Safety Advice and Resources for First-Time Workers

18/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As thousands of school leavers and tertiary graduates enter the workforce, Greg Pearce, New South Wales Minister for Finance and Services is stressing the importance for new employees to thoroughly understand workplace safety, rights and obligations. The Young Workers website provides a wealth of safety information for first-time employees.

Government Determined to Get Mature Aged Australians into Work

16/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian government is doing more than ever before to help mature age workers find employment in the Australian workforce. A new bonus scheme to encourage business to hire mature aged workers is part of a $55.3 million government investment that includes job assistance for people over the age of 50 wanting to find gainful employment.

7 Important Considerations For Your Next Job Offer

14/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Undoubtedly, hearing you’ve been offered a job – especially if it sounds like your dream job – is a big event. One reason jobseekers are susceptible to scams is because they get caught up in the euphoria of getting a job offer. Spend a bit of time considering what’s actually being offered to avoid turning your dream into a nightmare. You’ll be able to make this important decision with complete confidence.

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.

How to Successfully Manage the FIFO Life

09/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new spate of articles about the FIFO lifestyle is making the rounds and, as usual, a lot of negative information and opinions are being shared in the media. Without a doubt, if you and your family are not prepared to live the FIFO life, it’s going to be hard. There are plenty of things you can do and places you can go for support to ease the hardship. Thousands of families successfully navigate mining jobs on a FIFO roster and wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Subtle Clue You’re Dealing With a Job Scam

07/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Job scammers are getting more sophisticated every day. Sometimes the signs are obvious, but often they’re not. While you may never consider parting with your hard-earned cash to help someone fine you a job, scammers are very adept at making you think you’re dealing with a legitimate firm. We’re seeing an increase in mining job scams, oil and gas job scams and job scams in the resources industry in general. So, how do they convince smart people to send them money?

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.

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