Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mining Jobs : Effective Networking For Your Next Career Move

Despite the skills shortage and the plethora of mining jobs up for grabs,  many mining professionals are still frustrated by their inability to land the right job for their next career move. Many vacancies are never advertised; instead they’re filled by recruiters who have confidential listings, by word of mouth, or through a recommendation or…

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Capital Raising Strategies for Global Mining

A continuing area of focus for mining companies looking to expand in the midst of a global recession is raising capital to fund ongoing mining exploration. With the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the global economy, however, banks are sometimes slow to invest, particularly in areas of perceived risks. This can also affect mining…

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Mining in Africa : Focus on Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)

As reported by the International Finance Corporation, the Sub-Saharan Region of Africa is considered to be an area of great potential for the global mining industry and for mining jobs with its extensive reserves of minerals and fossil fuels. . Despite this potential, significant concerns are also cited by the IFC:- poor capacity of governments and…

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10 Reasons To Use a Specialized Mining Recruiter in Your Job Search

You may have weighed up all of your career options and decided that the time is right to consider your next move and possibly change jobs.  So what’s your next step? Once you’ve updated your mining resume and your LinkedIn profile what’s the most effective route to finding the role that will be the closest match…

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Mining Jobs : Would You Pass a Pre-Employment Medical?

Most offers for mining jobs will be subject to the successful candidate passing a pre-employment medical check before the job offer is confirmed and the employee starts work. The thought of a pre-employment medical is nervewracking for most mining professionals but it is essential given the conditions that many mine workers operate within. Would you pass a pre-employment…

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A Career In Mining : 10 Reasons to Change Jobs

Most people will change jobs several times during the course of their career for a variety of reasons, much of them dependent on finding the right opportunity. For skilled mining professionals the situation is slightly different. We often hear about the skills shortage across the industry coupled with specific needs in certain disciplines, such as mining…

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Mining Industry Continues Global Expansion- Nordgold

Russia is one of the world’s largest mining nations and the influence of its mining industry is expanding rapidly overseas. Russian Mining Industry In Global Terms In February this year, the Australian Trade Commission estimated that Russia holds between 15-17% of the world’s total mineral deposits, most of which are located in Siberia and the…

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Visit Cowan International At Africa Down Under August 29-31

Cowan International is pleased to announce its 5th annual attendance as an exhibitor at the forthcoming Africa Down Under (ADU) Conference in Perth, Western Australia, taking place 29th to 31st August 2012. Come and Meet Us Cowan team members in attendance will be Yann Lissillour, Romina Bambarrutta, Lucie Belanger and Wayne Gibbons. You’ll find us…

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