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8 Ways to Spook a Hiring Manager

31/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If your job search is taking longer than expected, maybe it’s time to examine whether you’re doing something to unintentionally take you out of the running for the position you want. With a hat tip to Halloween, we’re discussing some of the most common ways jobseekers scare away the hiring managers they’re trying to impress.





Why Coal Matters to Australia

30/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Did you know coal is Australia's number one export? The coal industry directly employs 37,000 people. The indirect coal workforce employs 160,000 workers. Australia needs coal but plenty is being done to lessen the impact coal has on the climate.




Week in Review - 29 October 2011

29/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With all the talk about the Queen's visit to Australia and CHOGM in Perth, it's hard to remember there was any other news this week. We came across a good mix of news about the resources sector in Australia and the skills shortage both here and in the USA.




Where to Connect with Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

28/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Every day AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com is developing new content and publishing information to help jobseekers find employment and plan careers in the Australian resources industry. (You knew that, right?) You may not know all the places you can find us. This post lets you know where we're hanging out.




How to get the most out of your recruiter

27/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Working with a recruiter can be a rewarding or a frustrating experience. Building a good relationship with your recruiter is naturally going to put you in a better position for the race to a new job. What is a recruiter expecting from you and how can you get more from the relationship?




Why you can never let your guard down during a job search

26/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Last week we were at the Work for Queensland Mining and Energy Expos. We talked to a lot of people trying to break into the resource industry. New data from Reppler suggests you must remain diligent in the way you present yourself to a hiring manager, especially when it comes to social media.






5 Reasons to Frame Your Job Description

25/10/2011 05:00 AM / Jacqui Cocliff, AMMA
Whatever you do, do not bin your job description. When used correctly they are invaluable to your work and performance. Jacqui Cocliff from AMMA shares five ways you can use a job description to help you in your career.





Careers and Industry Guide Receives International Recognition

24/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’ve worked hard to produce our Careers and Industry Guide in order to give the best career advice possible. Now our hard work is getting recognition from academic and training professionals across the globe.




Ceres Project - Good News for Renewables Workers

23/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Looking for a job in the alternative energy sector? You'll be excited to hear about the recently announced Yorke Peninsula wind farm project in South Australia.






Week in Review - 22 October 2011

22/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

This week there was really only one story - the skills shortage. The Work for Queensland Mining and Gas Jobs Expos kicked off on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast and the news followed. Two stories about recycling activities in mining also caught our eye. Make sure you read to the end of the story to catch them.






Which Construction Jobs are in Highest Demand?

21/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’re hearing a lot about the burgeoning skills shortage, especially in Western Australia and Queensland. Knowing what skills are going to be in highest demand, and when, is instrumental in planning a career in the mines or energy sectors.





More Aussie Companies Looking Overseas for Workers

20/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australian companies are looking overseas more and more to find employees as the skills shortage takes hold, a new report reveals – and it’s companies in the big mining states who are leading the charge. A new report from analysts KPMG reveals four in five WA companies and two in three Queensland are looking to hire overseas in the next year.




Mining and energy jobs expo kicks-off in Queensland

19/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The vast array of job opportunities in mining, oil and gas will be in sharp focus this week as a series of Mining and Gas Jobs Expos kick-off up and down the Queensland coast. Look for AMMA miningingoilandgasjobs.com.  




Jobseekers, Do You Know Where Your Skills are Needed?

18/10/2011 05:00 AM / AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Skilled workers looking to take advantage of the mining boom in Australia now have a much clearer idea of when and where their skills will be needed, thanks to new figures from analysts.




Undercover Boss Hits the Resource Industry - Working in the Mines

17/10/2011 05:00 AM / Tom Reid, AMMA
The resource industry and one of its largest employers features in Undercover Boss for the first time tonight.




Week in Review - 15 October 2011

15/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

The past week covered the gamut of resource news - the economy, skill shortages, Olympic Dam expansion and more debate about FIFO. We had a couple blog posts that received a lot of traffic and we found a great post on going to a second interview. Settle in and have a read. 






What Gen Y Jobseekers Really Want

14/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
According to a fact sheet put out by CommunityWest, Gen Y makes up 28% of the population in Australia – a significant showing. Comprising 14% of the current workforce, by 2020 Generation Y will hold 42% of all jobs. With that in mind, it’s time to start thinking about what makes this group tick in terms of employment.





New Figures Indicate Unprecedented Demand for Resources Workers

13/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Opportunity knocks for those seeking work in mining in Australia, with new figures show booming states will struggle to find enough workers to undertake even half the mining and resources projects currently planned.





29 Reasons to Use the Careers and Industry Guide

12/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Did you know our Careers and Industry Guide is the biggest source of information about the Australian resources industry? It contains high quality, original articles and fact sheets - over 700 of them - on all aspects of living and working in the industry. You will find comprehensive sections on Mining, Oil & Gas, Alternative Energy, Living & Working in Australia, Career Resources & Advice, and Training & Development. So what does that mean for you?




Are your contact details killing your chances of getting a job?

11/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Job seekers are deluged with advice on how to get a job. Dutifully follow every piece of advice and you’ll get the job, right? Maybe not. A perfect resume, excellent experience and good interviewing technique might never be discovered if you’re eliminating yourself from consideration. In the early stages of an employment cycle, you’re being judged on the smallest things - and that's before anyone considers looking at your social media profiles. Offend the sensibilities of the hiring manager and you won’t even get a look in.




How to Advertise a Job on Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

10/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

Our "How to" posts have been popular and we're being asked for new ones every day. We're always happy to fill special requests. Today's post is aimed at recruiters and employers who would like to advertise a job on the AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com site. It's super easy so follow along.






Planting the Seed of a Career in the Resources Industry

09/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Have you heard of the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame - or the Mining Hall of Fame as it’s commonly known? What about the Queensland Minerals & Energy Academy? Both organisations, one located on each side of the country, have a focus on educating the public about the many benefits mining provides to modern life.




Week in Review - 8 October 2011

08/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
It was hard to escape the news of the death of Steve Jobs, Apple's founder and visionary. We won't attempt to cover his brilliance or legagy; so many people have done it better than we could. We were particularly interested in the news published about our own site this week, introducing AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com. 




How to Create an Advertiser Account at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

07/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Have you created an advertiser account with AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com? If not, it's one of the easiest things you can do. It will put you on the path to finding high-quality candidates looking for careers in the resources industry. Because we're owned and operated by the industry, your investment goes straight back into programs to tackle the skills shortage and support AMMA membership. Sound good?




How 5 Killer Questions Can Rid Recruiters of Application SPAM

06/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Ask any recruiter and they will tell you the scourge of job boards is application spam. On some sites, as many as 80% of job applications are from “no hope” candidates lacking the basic credentials needed to be considered for a role. It doesn’t take long for frustration to set in quickly causing recruiters to lose confidence in a particular site. AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com has a solution to this common problem.





Career Planning for Students

05/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Planning a career in the resource industry is a lot easier when you know where to look. Due to demand, the AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com site has been updated in two signfinicant areas affecting anyone wanting to secure employment in mining, oil and gas, energy and alternative energy.




How to Remove the Sting of Resume Buzzwords

04/10/2011 05:52 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
You’ve laboured over your resume, making sure every word is spelled correctly and the grammar is flawless. You’ve had your friends and family read it over to make sure it sounds professional. If no one is calling you for an interview, you might want to take another look at your resume.






How to Lodge Your Resume with AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com

03/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs

The first step to securing employment in the Australian resource industry is to lodge your resume on the AMMA miningingoilandgasjobs.com website. Once there, your resume is available for consideration by employers and recruiters. AMMA miningoilandgasjobs.com is the only employment centre owned and operated by the Australian resource industry so it's the ideal place for jobseekers to register their interest. This post contains a step-by-step guide, with pictures,  to help you successfully load your resume.






Keeping Australian Mine Sites as Safe as Possible

02/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia is known around the world for their safe work environments. Australian miners and energy companies, along with the unions and government initiatives, ensure the best possible working conditions for their employees.




Week in Review - 1 October 2011

01/10/2011 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Jobs, jobs, jobs - this week the news is all about job creation. From the approval of Chevron's Wheatstone project to BHP's prediction they'll need 170,000 workers in the next five years, you couldn't get away from the resource boom if you were reading the news this week. Here are our top picks including a few insightful articles for jobseekers about resumes and negotiating a salary.




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