Here's all the information you need to hit the ground running with your mining job search.
The new year is a popular time for people to rethink various areas of their life, including their career path.
Whether the decision to start looking for a new mining industry job is your New Year’s resolution or it’s something you’ve been thinking about for a while, we have a lot of information that can help you hit the ground running with your job search.
What follows is a list of really useful links to articles you might find helpful, depending on your situation. Whether you’re looking for career guidance or you’re not sure what tickets you need, there’s a link here for you.
Career guidance and advice
Whether you’re thinking about changing jobs or you’ve made the decision, receiving career guidance from an expert careers consultant is a great way not just to get clarity around what you want, but also to learn more about the kinds of careers that are available in mining.
Here are five articles you might find handy.
- 4 reasons to get an interview coach (if you want the mining job)
- Advice for your mining mid-career crisis
- 7 reasons to use a recruitment agency to find a mining job
- How to quit your mining job (without risking your career)
- How to decide if a job offer aligns with your career path
Job searches and applications
Starting the job search process can be intimidating – there’s just so much to do. Here are seven articles with excellent actionable advice to help you write a winning application and position yourself well for your next job.
- 8 tips for a successful job application
- How to set up your LinkedIn to secure a mining job
- How to use networking to find a mining job
- How to get a mining job through a recruitment agency
- Is a little white lie on your job application worth it?
- 7 tips for writing a winning cover letter
- Your job application: from submission to starting work
Part of the job application process is getting a National Police Clearance. Here are a couple of useful articles about that process.
- What will and won’t show up on my police clearance?
- Will my criminal record affect my mining career?
(If you need a National Police Clearance, you can start the process straightaway, here.)
Advice and information about FIFO mining jobs
If you’re already working FIFO, searching for a new job can be tricky. We have advice below on how to make your job search work.
If you’re not already working FIFO but you’re thinking about it, there’s also some background on what it’s like being a FIFO worker, including stories and insights from people who have done it or are doing it.
- How to find a new job if you’re busy working FIFO
- Sacrificing lifestyle for FIFO: Is it worth it?
- The pros and cons of being a FIFO worker
Advice and information about residential mining jobs
The past year has seen a huge number of job opportunities open up in residential mining. Below are several articles that look closely at residential mining communities, lifestyles and employment. In particular, there are a few articles about Kalgoorlie, which made headlines earlier this year as “the town with a thousand jobs”.
- Should I move my family to take up a residential mining job?
- The pros and cons of living in a mining community
- How a residential mining job could fast-track your career
- What’s it like living in Kalgoorlie?
- How to get a mining job in Kalgoorlie: the town of 1000 jobs
- What kind of entry-level mining jobs are available in Kalgoorlie?
Salaries in the Australian mining industry
Salaries, we know, are often a big motivator for people to change jobs. Firstly, here is some general advice on salaries.
Secondly, Mining People has a new Salary Search function on our website, which gives you real-time data on what people in the industry are earning. For jobseekers, it’s a great tool for working out what might be a fair rate of pay in a new job. We’ve also written a series of articles that take a deep dive into salaries for specific professions.
- What are Geologists earning in mining right now?
- What are contract roles paying in mining right now?
- How much are Engineers earning in mining right now?
- What are drilling jobs paying in mining right now?
- How much are admin jobs paying in mining right now?
- What are processing and lab jobs paying in mining?
- What are HR jobs paying in mining right now?
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