7 reasons to use a recruitment agency to find a mining job

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Why use a recruiter for your next mining job? Here are 7 reasons you should leverage a recruitment agency.

With platforms like Seek, it is common that many job hunters put the responsibility for their job search into their own hands. They have access to the platform. Why would they need a recruiter?

Recruiters are just middlemen, right? And when you think about middlemen, you likely think “eh... no thanks”.

But the function of recruiters in the application process for a mining job can actually be incredibly valuable to you as a candidate. In the mining industry in Australia, relationships are vital to getting a foot in the door. If you could get access to someone else’s network, get good advice on how to impress any potential employers, and have someone watching your back to let you know about the best opportunities in the future, wouldn't you want it?

That’s exactly what recruitment agencies offer to candidates. They’re not gatekeepers to the industry; they’re door openers.

Here are 7 reasons to use a recruitment agency to help you find your next mining job.

1. Professional representation for free

Recruitment services are free for candidates. You can get access to someone who can give you market insights you need and promote you to employers, at no charge.

2. Candidate coaching

Whether you’re working FIFO on a mine site or you work in the corporate office, most people aren’t “professional” candidates. (Hopefully, you aren’t going through the recruitment process enough to be an expert!) Recruiters can coach you on the entire process – from the layout of your CV through to interview coaching – to help you land the role. Our consultants will always give you general advice on interviews and your cv.

Alternatively for a small fee you can spend some time with our career guidance consultant and get some targeted help to improve your chance significantly.  

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3. More than just a CV

When you submit your CV on Seek, it is hard for the person on the other end to know who you are really. Recruiters take the time to get to know you – so they can present you to employers as a whole person: someone who would fit into the employer’s team because of both your personality and your skills.

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4. Many hands make light work

When you connect with one recruiter at an agency, you effectively connect with their whole team. Agencies are experts at sharing information so that the whole team is looking out for jobs for you, not just the person you deal with first.

5. Leverage years of trust

Recruiters invest years on their networks within their industry. Mining recruitment can be tough, so when employers form strong relationships with recruitment agencies, they value them and trust their guidance. This means when recruiters put your CV forward, their clients know that they are recommending the right people to them.

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6. Career guidance

Recruiters have seen the lot. After a while, it becomes second nature for them to spot qualities where people could expand and see personalities that would fit well together. Recruitment agencies can work with you to discuss what you want and recommend the best path. They often have insights into employers that no one else has, which allows them to steer you in the most prosperous direction.

7. Specialist services

Some recruitment agencies can also help with getting your National Police Clearance and other licences and specialist services. These sorts of things you won’t be able to get yourself when applying through Seek. Recruiters can help you to shortcut the process.

Recruitment agencies are your one-stop shop – from getting a killer CV to killing it in the interview and from arranging licences through to mapping out your future mining employment path.

Getting a mining job can be hard, we admit that, but it doesn't have to be that hard. Get in touch with the team at MPi to discuss the next step in your mining career. If we can’t achieve that 1st time, let us help you improve your chances.

Stephanie O'Brien
Mining People International