Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mining Jobs : 7 Tips For Your First Expat Assignment

Mining jobs with expat status are common within the global mining industry, but for many mining professionals the prospect of their first expat assignment can be intimidating.  Based on the extensive experience of our recruitment consultants here at Cowan International, we’ve compiled some tips on what to consider before accepting your first overseas role. Research Your…

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Expat Mining Professionals : Managing Intercultural Change

Cowan recently explored the issues facing expat workers in the mining industry and the gradual improvements to FIFO status. Here we speak to Jamie Muller of Caterpillar Spirit, a training company specializing in the intercultural issues faced by many expats. Q. Tell me about Caterpillar Spirit In a nutshell, we’ve been operating since 2006 working…

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Skills and Training for Canada’s Mining Industry : BC Jobs Plan

As the Canadian mining industry continues to thrive, British Columbia is leading the way in the creation of Canadian mining jobs. The challenge, for now, is how to deal with the skills shortage facing the mining industry while implementing plans to expand the mining sector and attract investment to the region. Recent figures reveal a…

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Cowan at Africa Jobs Are Calling Fair in Montreal Oct 20

Connecting jobseekers and organizations with vacancies to fill in Africa, Africa Jobs Are Calling will be hosting their 2nd annual job fair this weekend at the Omni Mount Royal Hotel in Montreal. Doors open at 10AM. Cowan will represented by 6 delegates ready to meet and greet you at Booth #19. Frank Principe, Recruitment Manager…

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10 Ways to Get Your Mining Resume Noticed

How do you attract the attention of mining recruitment agencies and employers, who are often inundated with an overwhelming number of applicants for each vacancy? To ensure maximum impact of your mining resume when you apply for your next position, the following tips may help: The purpose of a mining resume – The purpose of…

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Cowan Interviews President of ‘Please Help Me’ Foundation

Cowan International donates a percentage of its quarterly revenue to charity, the sum of which is allocated to chosen charities dear to a member of the Cowan team.  This quarter Cowan donated a portion of its global charitable donation fund to Please Help Me, a charity which provides a home, schooling and complete healthcare to children…

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Underwater Mining : The Future for the Global Mining Industry?

According to a recent report on Achieving High Performance for Mining by 2020 by Accenture Chemicals, the future of the global mining industry will be shaped predominantly by two key elements, new mineral resources and sustainability.  A key feature of the new mineral resources is underwater mining. It is believed that significant amounts of untapped…

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