5 Reasons to Consider Job Opportunities in the Mining Industry

As an expatriate working in the mining industry professionals often make a career of travelling the world. Professionals in mining live a jet set lifestyle prone to relocating to remote locations that permit them to explore areas of the world few of us get to see or experience. Those with a sense of adventure would…

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Interview with Mike Blackwell, Mining Exploration Manager- Part 2

  In Part 1 of Cowan’s 4 Part series with Mike Blackwell, Mining Exploration Manager for First Quantum Minerals, professionals in the mining sector were given a rare peek at key hiring decision-making processes. In Part 2 of our chat with Mike he talks about the role of women in mining, what stands out as…

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Interview With Mike Blackwell, Mine Exploration Manager- Part 1

// Cowan  interviewed Mike Blackwell, Exploration Manager for First Quantum Minerals -Mauritanian Copper Mines to give Cowan’s audience of mining professionals an inside perspective on hiring practices, how to make your resume stand out, and interesting- often unspoken- aspects of expatriate life working on remote mine sites in Africa and beyond. In Part 1 of…

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15 Mining Resume Pitfalls to Avoid

As an international mining recruitment agency, Cowan recruiters look at hundreds of resumes on a weekly basis, from all backgrounds, experience and career levels.  Trying to make sense of miscellaneous information and formatting is one of the greatest challenges recruiters face when screening resumes. The best advice Cowan recruiters can give mining professionals comes down…

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Spotlight on Ghana: 8 tips for expats relocating to West Africa

Despite facing challenges as a developing nation, Ghana is one of the more politically and economically stable countries in all of Africa. While Ghana is a developing nation, it is fairly wealthy with a steadily increasing middle class. Political unrest in neighboring countries (Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali) has not deterred  business and head…

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12 phone interview tips every mining professional needs to know

Don’t get overlooked for the next big job opportunity because you failed to get past the phone interview. Phone interviews are commonplace in the international mining recruitment arena, which means to streamline the selection process you will need to master the phone interview if you want to secure work. Cowan recruiters share their best tips…

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Stand out from the crowd! Visit Cowan at SMG 2011 Mining Conference

West Africa’s largest mining conference and exhibition boasting over 800 participants emanating from 25 countries will be held at Palais du Peuple May 10-12. This year’s event is of particular significance for Guinea as it comes on the heels of the country’s first truly democratic elections. After a two year period of an oscillating political…

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