Monthly Archives: August 2011

11 Tips for Mining Expat Families Living and Working Overseas

Guest Post by Alicia Ranford of Mining Family Matters Hi!  My name is Alicia Ranford and I am the creator of an Australian-based website called Mining Family Matters ( The website was launched early last year to offer free professional services and support to families in mining and resources and we now also publish a…

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“Apply with LinkedIn” Button Now on All Cowan Job Ads

LinkedIn “Apply Button” LinkedIn, in its quest to become the go-to database for recruiters and HR personnel, has introduced the “Apply with LinkedIn” tool in recent weeks. LinkedIn is encouraging companies and job boards to imbed the “Apply with LinkedIn” button onto job ads to make it easier for candidates to apply for jobs using…

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Mining Dominates Top 10 Highest Paid Bachelor Degrees for 2011

Engineers are in high demand as the mining and resources industry booms.  With more jobs than there are candidates, mining professionals and graduates can expect to be well compensated. Graduates are in high demand with companies waiting to train, pay and export them across the globe with little to no experience. As seen in Australia,…

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Facing the Mining Labor Shortage to Fill Global Mining Jobs

Mining activities are necessary for the functioning of the global economy, but with the severe labor shortage faced by the Mining Industry today, mining projects risk being put on hold. Dwindling talent pools in the mining sector has given way to scarcity in human resources, impacted and aggravated by an aging workforce ready for retirement….

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