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Will mining’s jobs bonanza open up entry-level opportunities?

Mining is on the up, but will there be jobs for everyone? In the past few weeks there have been several articles about wages returning to levels not seen since the boom, with companies engaged in bidding wars for key skills and predictions of a choke point in a few years’ time for several professions…

Why are all the mining minerals in Western Australia?

From gold, nickel and copper to lithium and rare pink diamonds, Western Australia is home to an eclectic mix of minerals. The geology of Western Australia represents 4.4 billion years of the Earth’s history and has a richness of mineral deposits unlike anywhere else in the world. WA is home to some of the planet’s..

Is the mining industry growing or just recovering?

There are many positive stories in the press about the mining industry at the moment. We have places such as Kalgoorlie crying out for more skilled people. There is talk of the billion-dollar Oakajee port and rail project plans being revived. And there are millions of dollars worth of funding being offered to companies and..

Is this why you’re missing out on mining jobs?

Recently I was asked why it is still difficult to get a start in the mining industry, despite all the recent articles about a shortage of people. This particular person lived in a capital city not usually known as a FIFO hub, was applying for roles that requested experience and was using the resume that..

Old mining jobs and how they’ve changed (for the better)

It’s only 125 years since gold was first discovered in WA. It was the birth of an industry that defined the state. And, just like the state, the mining industry itself has changed a lot since then. In those early days, “mining” meant sorting through the dirt to find gold — or panning using water..

Going for a mining job? Your attitude matters

What if Recruiters and Hiring Managers decided to start publicly reviewing and commenting on the poor behaviour of jobseekers? After all, it’s the kind of thing employees and jobseekers do to companies all the time. SEEK, Indeed, Google and other similar sites allow for feedback to be posted online about companies. On SEEK, jobseekers can..

11 entry level roles in 3 minutes!

In this VLOG Shane speaks about the entry level mining opportunities that are currently available.

Great news for entry level candidates!

Shane and Brad discuss the positive atmosphere at this year’s Diggers & Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie and share great news for entry level candidates!

What sort of salary can I expect working in the mining industry?

In our 7th vlog, Shane and Brad explore what sort of salaries and rosters you can expect when working in the mining industry as well as the best way to enquire about salaries when in a job interview.

Your questions ANSWERED!

Shane from Minedex​ answers some of the most frequently asked questions that we get on a daily basis! Check out our video below 🙂

Minedex Resume Services Fire Sale!

In our fifth Vlog, Brad is here to tell us about Minedex’s fire sale on our professional Resume Services. Check out the fire sale HERE!

Minedex has a new Job Board!

In our fourth Vlog, Shane gives you the rundown of what you can expect from out brand new entry level job board.

A good network can change your life. Here’s how.

Why having a good network is a career-boosting idea. There’s a reason so much is written — both online and in career books — about the importance of having a good professional and social network. It can change your life. Networking is about building relationships and friendships that can be beneficial — whether to you,..

Where to look for mining jobs on social media.

Where to look for mining jobs on social media In our ebooks we talk about using LinkedIn to search for potential hiring managers, but what about other social media platforms? Are you following companies you want to work for on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram? Which are the best sites for jobseekers? Companies will be..

Don’t blow your first impression.

Mining Employment What you need to be aware of when looking for a role? I caught up with a few old colleagues last week, and could not believe what they were telling me. It seems despite all the information on line about ensuring you make a good first impression, there are still job seekers out..

Coal bounces back and how to get your application noticed.

Mining Employment Getting your application noticed A quick Google search of ‘get your job application noticed’ brings up a large number of ideas. Options range from name dropping (we prefer networking), to researching what the company’s challenges are and addressing how you, the applicant, can assist in overcoming them. All great ideas, if you have..

Mining on the rebound & industry diversity.

Mining employment In our ‘You and mining’ page, we cover off on some common rules on site and one of these is fitness for work. The use of drugs and alcohol is monitored in the mining industry through breath and urine testing and a positive result for any substance usually results in instant dismissal. There..

Good mining news stories.

Mining Employment We posted an article to Facebook about areas in Australia with the highest unemployment rate (and the lowest) a few weeks ago. If you missed it here is a link; Where unemployment is lowest in Australia, and where it’s highest. It really is no surprise that some of the locations are places where..

Where were the jobs in 2015, ABS and a look at Nickel.

Mining Employment In our E-books we discuss ways to get a start in the industry from utilising social media platforms, to learning about roles in mining, expanding your network and how to approach hiring managers and decision makers. We also recently upgraded our website to include job descriptions of positions that people have obtained to..

What is the hidden job market?

Mining employment What is the hidden job market? A lot is written these days about the hidden job market, but what is it? Why is it important? And is it really any different to the old age adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” The hidden job market is a term used..

Diggers, Planning and Iron Ore stats and facts.

Diggers and Dealers update Diggers and Dealers is an annual mining conference held in Kalgoorlie with around 1200 mining industry representatives in attendance – we’ve been posting articles to our Facebook page, but thought a quick summary here would assist. The general consensus from this year’s conference is definitely the worst is over, but companies..

Networking is an important part of job hunting in the current market.

Mining Employment Networking is an important part of job hunting in the current market. We talk about networking, the power of your network and ways to tap into your networks to gain a start in the industry in one of our E-books. It’s how I got my start and it is how many of the..

What happens when a mine closes?

Mining Employment How would you rate your science and maths ability? Malcolm Turnbull announced this week that if elected, he would make science and maths compulsory for every student completing high school. Both subjects are compulsory to Year 10, but not for year 11 and 12. I will admit that the things I learnt in..