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Mining Construction Outlook Continues to Grow

31/05/2012 05:00 AM / Kyla Jones, Site Director, AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Mining construction is set to grow at a dramatic rate over the next two years thanks to mining and oil and gas infrastructure projects.

5 More Tips for Spotting a Job Scam

30/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
There’s no shortage of jobs scams aimed at people looking for work in mining or oil and gas jobs. Read this post to find out how to spot one.

The reality of securing your first job in the resources industry

29/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One question more than any other is posed by jobseekers looking for work in mining or oil and gas, “How do I get a start?”

Why 1700 Skilled Migrants is Good News for the Australian Jobseeker

28/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Last week's news about 1700 skilled migrants approved to work in Australian mining upset a lot of Australian jobseekers. There's plenty of good news behind that announcement.

AWRA: Increasing the Participation and Retention of Women in the Australian Resource Industry

27/05/2012 05:00 AM / Minna Knight, AMMA Director of Media, Public Affairs and Membership
Anyone interested in increasing the participation and retention of women in the Australian resource industry should read this address by AMMA’s Minna Knight.

Mining Oil and Gas Jobs Recruitment Award Winners

26/05/2012 05:00 AM / Kyla Jones, Site Director, AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Two recruitment awards were presented by AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs at the National Conference Gala Dinner.

Does It Pay to Get an Advanced Degree?

25/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One hot topic on the jobseeking front is whether a post-graduate degree will improve your chances of getting a job in mining, energy or oil and gas.

Newcrest Mining Named Most Attractive Employer in Australia

24/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Newcrest Mining scooped two major awards at the prestigious 2012 Randstad Awards held in Sydney including most attractive employer in Australia.

Check It Out: Exhibitors at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs Expo

23/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Western Australia's first ever industry-backed mining, oil and gas jobs expo has a terrific line-up of exhibitors ready to speak with jobseekers.

Improving the FIFO Lifestyle Through Murdoch University Research

22/05/2012 05:00 AM / Daniel Funston, Organisational Psychology Student from Murdoch University
Murdoch University invites FIFO worker and their partners to participate in important research into lifestyle factors unique to FIFO employment.

One Important Step in Your Job Search

21/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Sending out resumes and applying for jobs is a good way to take the next step in your career. Read this post for one more super simple tip.

Mining Oil and Gas Jobs EXPO Supports Two Great Causes

20/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Gold coin donations to the FREE Mining Oil and Gas Jobs Expo in Perth support two great causes - Black Dog Ride and Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Week in Review – 19 May 2012

19/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In the news this week: the resources boom moves to the next phase with great training initiatives announced and big compensation for miners.

Addressing The ‘No Experience’ Conundrum for Mining Jobs

18/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
How does a jobseeker gain experience if no one is willing to employ an inexperienced candidate? The mining industry has some answers.

Jobseekers, Whatever You Do, DON’T. DO. THIS.

17/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Taking the initiative to find a job is admirable. You tank your chances of getting any attention from hiring managers with this common mistake.

Information Sessions at Perth Mining Oil and Gas Jobs Expo

16/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The information session schedule has been announced for next week’s AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs Expo in Perth. All sessions are FREE for jobseekers.

Want to Work in Australia? Visit Skills Australia Needs Event in Houston

15/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Skills Australia Needs event is running in Houston this weekend. VETASSESS will be there to help blue collar workers get their skills assessed.

5 Ways to Convince a Hiring Manager You’re a Serious Contender

14/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Ever wonder how you can get the attention of a hiring manager? Do you wonder what you can do to show them you’re more dedicated, better prepared and potentially a better employee than the rest of the candidates going up for the same job? It’s not as hard as you might think.

Regional Australia to Benefit from Increase in Skilled Migration

13/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The new budget makes provisions for 5000 more skilled migration visas aimed at regional areas. It also means more training for Australian workers.

Week in Review – 12 May 2012

12/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Our weekly roundup focuses on the skills shortage (what else) and Twiggy Forrest’s program to train Indigenous workers for mining jobs.

Industry Advises: What to Wear to a Site Interview

11/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Dressing for an interview can induce anxiety in even the most seasoned jobseeker. Move that interview to a mine site and nearly everyone wonders what to wear. We spoke with resource industry hiring managers around Australia and received great advice about how to prepare for one of the most important meetings in your career.

CQ TAFE Works With Newcrest Mining’s Emergency Response Team

10/05/2012 05:00 AM / Raelene Thams, Faculty of Energy and Mines, Central Queensland Institute of TAFE
Today we welcome guest blogger Raelene Thams, from the Faculty of Energy and Mines at Central Queensland Institute (CQ) of TAFE. She reports on another important collaboration between training and industry. Newcrest Mining and CQ TAFE worked together to perform the First Person Competent Process with Newcrest’s Emergency Response Team in Papua New Guinea.

Real Jobs by Real Employers: What Does It Really Mean?

09/05/2012 05:00 AM / Kyla Jones, Site Director, AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Listen to a lot of the media coverage around the resource industry’s skills shortage and you might think we’re on the verge of a ‘people’ catastrophe. The reality is this unprecedented demand for workers has created a plethora of opportunity – you just have to find the right pathways. Building a sustainable resources future involves the entire industry - and a whole lot of strategic thinking.

Getting off the FIFO Roundabout

08/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Does the thought of working away from home put you off the idea of getting a mining job? We hear so much about fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) jobs it would be easy to think the only resource jobs available require you to leave your family behind. You can find many mining jobs in Australia with residential living arrangements.

Entry-level Jobs in the Mines

07/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One of the big myths surrounding mining jobs is that you can turn up with no skills and earn a six-figure salary. AMMA Site Director, Kyla Jones, spoke this week about what sort of opportunities are available for people short on skills but long on motivation.

How to Ask For a Raise - INFOGRAPHIC

06/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Have you ever asked for a raise? Asking your employer for more money can be fraught with drama - sometimes of your own making. It can also induce a fair bit of anxiety. With all the news about huge wages in the Australian resource industry, you might be thinking it’s time you brought more money home in your weekly pay packet. Before you speak to your boss, you need to ask yourself a few questions.

Week in Review – 05 May 2012

05/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The skills shortage hit the news in the biggest way this week. Industry is looking at innovative ways to train, upskill and retrain the current Australian workforce. Rio Tinto announced a partnership with UWA to boost skills training as employers begin to lower requirements to get into a resources job. Diversity hiring was well covered with both women and Indigenous programs brought to focus. The big news was the rise of the ‘fluoro collar’ as a new segment, out earning white collar workers for the first time.

Industry Answers: Is My Resume Being Seen?

04/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
You’ve had your resume prepared, found the job of your dreams and submitted your application. And then you don’t hear a single thing. Sound familiar? Jobseekers often wonder if anyone sees their carefully written resume or reviewed their job application. It’s easy to become anxious and feel like maybe your paperwork has been lost in the shuffle. If you’ve ever felt this way; you’re not alone.

Billion dollar boost for vocational education

03/05/2012 05:00 AM / Janine Temple, AMMA National Training & Development Manager

The federal government's $1.75 billion skills reform aims to make it possible for more Australians to gain the skills required by resource employers. AMMA's national training & development manager Janine Temple explains the reform and what it means for jobseekers.  

Career Pathways in the Mining Industry. Have your say!

02/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Researchers looking into people’s career and work experiences in the mining industry want to hear from you as part of a new survey.

Metal for Medals: Mining and the Olympic Games

01/05/2012 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Are you looking forward to the Olympics? With the London 2012 Games just around the corner, sports mad Australians are beginning to look forward to 16 days of non-stop sporting events. What does this have to do with the Australian resource industry? More than you might think.

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