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Industry Speaks: The soft skills every candidate needs

28/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
In a competitive employment situation, what sets one candidate apart from other worthy applicants? We asked industry hiring managers what they want to see in an applicant that doesn’t always make it into the job advertisement. When you’re up against people equally qualified and experienced, it’s quite possibly the soft skills you possess that will land your dream job or push you up the next rung of the ladder.





Petroleum Quiz: Test Your Oil and Gas Processing Knowledge

27/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Whether you’re an oil and gas veteran or a newbie to the world of petroleum knowing the difference between upstream, midstream and downstream processing is going to put you ahead of the game. If anything, it might give you a jump the next time you interview for an offshore job. Take the quiz below and see how you stack up.





Important Info for Experienced Operators Moving to Australia

26/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Experienced operators coming from overseas often get conflicting or incorrect information about the requirements for skills transfer. As more skilled workers come to work in the Australian mining industry, it’s important they understand exactly what requirements they must fulfil to work in Australia. Major Training Group provides some excellent answers.





Hope Downs 4: New Mining Operation Offers Something Better

25/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Demand for professional and skilled workers is still high in the Australian resources industry with new opportunities opening every day. We recently had the chance to speak with Ruby Jeer, Senior Advisor in Talent Acquisition for Rio Tinto - Australia/New Zealand about Hope Downs 4 (HD4), Rio Tinto’s new iron ore mine site currently under construction. HD4 is due to start operations in 2013 which means the recruiting phase is in full swing. According to Ms. Jeer, Rio Tinto is looking for a variety of experienced people including engineers, trades people, operators and supervisors.




Western Australia Recognising Outstanding Women in Resources

24/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Women in Resources Awards sponsored by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME). The annual awards recognise organizations and individuals working to increase the participation of women in the Australian resources industry.




Industry Speaks: How to Effectively Negotiate Your Salary

21/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One of the trickiest aspects of a job search is negotiating your salary. Hiring managers do it every week, you probably only do it once every couple of years. We asked industry hiring managers to give us their best advice on what works and what doesn’t work when negotiating a salary for a new job.





Temporary Skilled Migration Eases Australian Mining Skills Shortage

20/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says skills shortages are being experienced in many occupations across the industry including professional, skilled trades and semi-skilled trades. This is still very much a cause of concern for mining and resources companies operating in Australia.





Engineering Wages in Australia 60% Higher Than Global Average

19/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re an engineer or geologist with mining experience, a new report from the Minerals Council of Australia says your skills are in high demand. What’s more, Australian engineering wages are the highest in the world. Now might be a great time to consider an expat assignment in the Australian mining industry.




How Job Descriptions Can Help You Plan Your Career

18/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Careers and Industry Guide holds two powerful search engines that let jobseekers and students investigate roles and plan careers in the Australian resources industry. Anyone interested in a mining job or wanting to work for an oil company will find this information useful.





What’s it Like to be a Plumber?

17/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re part of Gen Y, you’re probably not going to like this blog post – which is precisely why you should read it. For all the strengths the young people born between 1982 and 2001 bring to the workplace, one trait more than any other is viewed as counterproductive.





Health and Medical Jobs in the Resources Industry

14/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
When people think of working in the resources industry, they often imagine occupations like geologist jobs or project manager jobs. Many of the big projects currently running in the Australian resources industry, especially in FIFO situations, require skilled workers from many different professions. Mining camps and offshore rigs function as small communities and need a variety of additional services outside the traditional roles associated with mining, energy or oil and gas sectors.





The (Big) Problem with Gen Y Employees

13/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re part of Gen Y, you’re probably not going to like this blog post – which is precisely why you should read it. For all the strengths the young people born between 1982 and 2001 bring to the workplace, one trait more than any other is viewed as counterproductive.




The Australian Resources Boom Still Going Strong

12/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Are you concerned about the viability of the resources industry? If you are reading the popular press, it’s easy to convince yourself that Australia is on the verge of collapse. Nothing could be further from the truth.





Top Tips to Improve Your Mining Resume

11/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Your resume is a professional document with an awesome amount of power. It can kick your job search up to the next level or stop it dead in the water. Our favourite advice comes from industry hiring managers who have hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes to process every year.




What to Expect From a Pre-employment Medical Examination

10/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you want to work in the Australian resources industry, chances are you’ll be required to take a pre-employment medical as part of the hiring criteria. In other words, passing a medical exam is just as important as having a great resume or performing well in an interview.




Australia Loves Mature Age Skilled Workers

07/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Have you ever considered taking an expat assignment during your career? Many qualified engineers and skilled workers believe they’re too old to take an expat assignment in Australia. According to Jules Pedrosa, Manager Migration Services at AMMA, that’s just not true.





Think You Can Write Your Own Resume? Think Again!

06/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’re all in favour of a little DIY in a job search. In fact, our whole business is built around the idea that people can plan a career and find a job mostly on their own. But if there’s one place investing in professional expertise will give you an advantage, it’s with your resume. A recent blog post about the modern resume by Paul Dean of thinkSMART resumes cemented our opinion.





7 Highlights For Jobseekers From Our First Year

05/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One year ago today, Mining Oil and Gas Jobs opened for business. It’s been a big year for us with some significant milestones all aimed at helping tackle the skills shortage in the Australian resources industry.





Find Us at the Kwinana Jobs and Skills Expo

04/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As part of Building Australia’s Future Workforce package, the Australian government is hosting a series of Jobs and Skills Expos around Australia. The first expo will be held in Kwinana, Western Australia tomorrow, 5 September 2012. Mining Oil and Gas Jobs will be on hand to speak with jobseekers about finding employment in the Australian resources industry including mining jobs, oil and gas jobs and energy jobs.





Construction Boom INFOGRAPHIC

03/09/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Everyone’s talking about the mining boom but our view is the opportunity for many jobseekers comes in the construction side of the Australian resources industry. Nothing puts things into perspective better than an image so we went to work on our latest infographic. We extracted information about the 98 projects currently in the advanced stages of development and condensed it into a visual representation.




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