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The real value of your salary

June 29th, 2011 by carolyn

Figuring out how much your annual salary or a job offer is worth in your back pocket can be a confusing task. We’ve broken down the basic elements to help you understand the structure of a typical remuneration package for mining professionals.

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How do I get a Pay Rise?

May 25th, 2011 by alex

Sometimes when you’re working your butt off, you may feel undervalued in terms of your remuneration. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to send your CV out for a new job. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips for Handling Interview Questions

May 10th, 2011 by carolyn

Handling questions at an interview is a matter of being prepared. Anticipate questions, think about your answers, and have a few questions of your own up your sleeve. Read the rest of this entry »

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Phone Interview Tips

April 15th, 2011 by carolyn

Given our diverse global industry, there’s a good chance your next job interview could be on the phone. It’s worth remembering that a phone interview is not the same as a face-to-face interview. Read the rest of this entry »


Common Interview Questions

April 12th, 2011 by carolyn

Need guidance on how to answer some generic interview questions? The main theme is to stay positive and try to come across as passionate about what you do. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greeting People Effectively

April 11th, 2011 by carolyn

When meeting someone for the first time, greeting is all important – it only takes about ten seconds for someone to begin to form an opinion about you. Read the rest of this entry »

Terms like FIFO, Residential, Project or Campaign Travel are used within the mining industry to describe different options for getting to and from the job. Here’s a quick overview of the options… Read the rest of this entry »


Interview Tips for Face to Face Interviews

April 10th, 2011 by carolyn

For a successful face-to-face interview, the secret is to be prepared. Here are a few quick common sense pointers. Read the rest of this entry »