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BREE: Australian Resources Industry Still Going Strong

30/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
It’s hard to know what to believe about the resources industry in Australia. With media coverage fluctuating between boom and bust stories, jobseekers are left slightly dazed and confused. A new report from the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) tells the real story and it’s good news.

LinkedIn is NOT a Substitute for a Resume, Jobseekers

29/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Social networking is a terrific aid to your job search. It’s hard to imagine anyone trying to find a job without some element of ‘social’ in the mix. It’s important to remember, however, that even an online job search requires all the same steps any jobseeker would take to secure a job.

Expat Life: Two Things You Can’t Control

28/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
An article in The Washington Post detailed a recent trend for skilled workers to leave their country of birth in order to find work. Australia is an ideal destination for skilled workers from countries with high unemployment due to our continuing skills shortage. But the expat life is not as glamorous as it sounds.

Research Says Skilled Migration Major Benefit to Regional Areas

27/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New research focused on the impact skilled migration has on regional Australia reports positive results. Dr. Rosylin Cameron led a research team at CQUniversity who studied the Gladstone region in Queensland. Like many regional towns in Queensland and Western Australia, Gladstone is experiencing high demand for skilled workers on the back of the resources sector, specifically in construction jobs for CSG/LNG projects. 

The Gladstone Skilled Migration Research Report investigated economic, social and cultural contributions of skilled migrants and their families. The study proves how crucial skilled migrants are in resource regions.

Workplace Gender Equality Act Positive for Women and Men

26/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The landmark Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 passed through the Australian parliament last Thursday night. The new act supports equal pay for women and encourages great female participation in the workforce. Both points have been part of the AWRA agenda which addresses the gender equality subject in the Australian resources industry.

Interview Advice to GenY Jobseekers: Perception is Reality

23/11/2012 05:00 AM / Maria Younan, Joint Director, Bogong Management Services
Guest blogger Maria Younan shares her thoughts on how Gen Y can be more effective in job interviews. Her experience shows they are highly informed and socially capable but don’t always present well during the interview process. The often appear to lack respect for the process of formal interviews which works against them when hiring decisions are made.

3 Academic Scholarships for Mining Careers Now Open

22/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re currently at university and studying towards a career in mining, you may want to investigate three scholarships currently on offer in the areas of engineering and mining rehabilitation. If a mining job is in your future, you might want to look into these opportunities.

5 Things to Avoid Posting on Social Media + 3 Items to Include

21/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re using the internet to conduct your job search – and we hope you are – you’re obviously comfortable operating in an online environment. You probably have social networking site of your own. Do you know what social networking activity will get you in trouble with hiring managers? Better yet, do you know what kind of posts will impress them?

Our Tarkine, Our Future

20/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Tasmania has more than a 120-year-long history of mining. It also has an unemployment rate far higher than the national average. The Our Tarkine, Our Future group supports a responsible mining agenda which would see thousands of jobs created while only affecting 1% of the Tarkine region. Yesterday, the resource industry employer group AMMA, came out in support of mining development in Tasmania.

What Is It Like to be a Fitter?

19/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Fitters are one of the most difficult roles for resources industry employers to recruit and fill. When it comes to mining jobs, fitters are in high demand and short supply. Becoming a diesel fitter in the resources industry is a great career move for anyone wanting a skilled trade.

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