Posts Tagged: expat mining jobs

Coachology : Cowan Coach Certification, South Africa

Coach Certification

Congratulations To An Amazing Group       Congratulations to an amazing group of coaches in training who just completed the first leg of their certification journey in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend of June 27, 2015!! We enjoyed a wonderful and enlightening weekend with colleagues from across Africa and the world. The weekend…

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How Mining, Energy & Resource Companies Effectively Manage Safety Abroad

The political upheaval across Mali and North Africa should serve as a reminder of how important it is to be informed and ask good questions of your recruiter when considering energy, resource & mining jobs in third world cultures.  While extreme cases are thankfully rare, all mining employers have a duty of care to their…

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Mining in Africa : A Focus on Guinea

According to recent projections provided by the World Bank sub-Saharan Africa is expected to play a major role in the expansion of the global mining industry during 2013, with forecast growth at 4.8% for the region. Guinea will play a key part in that growth during 2012 and beyond with a subsequent impact in the mining…

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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 Jobs: What’s Life As An Expat Really Like?

  Mining professional Dave Dyet worked in expat mining jobs for 18 years over the course of his career. We caught up with him to get the low down on what life as an expat is really like. Q. How did you become an expat? I’ve always been interested in mining and geology. Back in 1991…

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Global Expat Mining Jobs: Checklist for Success

The world of expat mining jobs comes with a checklist of considerations to research or seek advice on before accepting a job offer. In addition to the normal considerations of salary, position, hours worked and healthcare, additional areas include:- Accommodation : Whether single or shared, a house, an apartment or on a compound. Who is…

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Growth in Mining Jobs Affects Canada’s East-West Divide

Canada is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for skilled workers affected by the crisis in areas like the Eurozone who are exploring overseas mining opportunities. Three of Canada’s Cities Hit Top Five in World’s Most Liveable List It may therefore come as no surprise to those who live and work in Canada to know that…

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Mining & Construction Jobs in Canada Seek Immigrant Skilled Workers

As we have previously discussed, the global mining industry is facing a series of challenges, one of the most significant being the skills shortage. Investor and owner of Northern Venture Group Richard (Rick) Mills recently highlighted the following as the source of the crisis in mining: Imminent retirement of ‘baby boomers’ Skills supply gap of the 1980s and 1990s…

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Overseas Mining Jobs : Advice for Skilled Workers in the Eurozone

We recently considered the attention skilled workers in the Eurozone are getting from countries like Canada. Canada and several other countries have put immigration initiatives in place to encourage employers to look to Europe’s troubled economy as an opportunity to attract talent as part of an overall solution to the skills shortage in the global…

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What’s Your FIFO Status? Mining Companies Need Experienced Expats

Mining projects in countries where experienced skilled workers and mining professionals are hard to find necessitate relocation of expat mining workers. Experienced expats who work in the mining industry living abroad are very attractive candidates to mining companies, particularly companies with projects in remote locations.  Candidates willing to live on site for extended periods of…

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