Monthly Archives: February 2013

Global Mining Recruitment : 10 Tips To Ace A Video Job Interview

Mining recruitment has long relied on long-distance interviews.  Where these might have previously be conducted by telephone, they are increasingly being held via video, such as Skype. While video interviews are not a replacement for meeting candidates face-to-face, they are especially useful where global mining companies like Cowan International rely heavily on expat workers, particularly…

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Mining Indaba: Congrats to the Winners of Cowan’s iPad Contest!

Cowan is proud to announce the winners of the Indaba iPad draw upon return from Mining Indaba 2013 in Cape Town South Africa! Congratulations goes out to Daniel Howard of Katanga Mining and Andrew Kirk of BDM – Mining.   From Left to right Daniel Howard accepting the iPAD from Cowan’s COO Yann Lissillour. From Left to right Cowan’s…

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ASEAN Multi-National Corporations Impact On Oil & Gas Jobs

The South East Asian Economic Report for 2013 produced by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) forecast an average growth of 5.5% over the next five years for the ten nations that make up the ASEAN economy (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). While the OECD states that…

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Canadian Mining Sector: Salaries Predicted To Rise Up To 3.9% In 2013

  According to a recently published survey by CostMine, senior geologists in the US received salary increases of 10% during 2012.  The survey also revealed that geologists and mining engineers as a whole received pay rises of between 1.5-10% in the last year. Senior geologists in the US now earn over 20% more than they…

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