CVs/Resumes for the Mining Industry

 
CVs for the Mining Industry

There are a number of items you will need in creating a CV for the mining industry.

1.     What job are you wanting to do?
Take a look at this list and see if one fits you and your skill base:

Trades
Digger operator
Jumbo operator
Bogger operator

Excavator operator
Bulldozer operator
Grader operator
Scraper operation
Tip truck driver
Shotfirer
Miner
Labourer
Laboratory Assistant
Field Assistant – Sampling
Driller
Welder
Boilermaker (heavy fabrication)
Sheetmetal Worker (light fabrication)
Heavy vehicle mechanic
Plant mechanic
Electrician

Professionals
Civil/structural engineer
Electrical engineer
Electronics/Instrument Engineer
Environmental Scientist/Engineer
Geological Engineer
Geoscientist
Metallurgist/Chemical/Process Engineer
Mining Engineer
Surveyor

2.     Once you have established what sort of position you are after, you then need to develop your CV with keywords that match this position.

A good idea is to read job descriptions of these roles and make a note of the key words used.

Think also about what type of machinery or equipment you are experienced in using, the brand, model and number; or if trucks think about its capacity in carrying loads.

You also need to provide driver’s licences of certain vehicles such as heavy truck and trailer, etc.

3.     Where are these jobs to be found and who are the key contacts?

Most of these jobs are to be found in Western Australia whose capital city is Perth.

Some key contacts are:
http://westjobs.com.au/jobseeker/mining-jobs-in-wa.html
http://www.miningcareers.com/

These sites also give further leads which you may want to investigate.

4.     If you need help in constructing your CV for the mining industry the trades CV package (includes covering letter) is $189 + GST, professionals package $270 + GST, and managerial $325 + GST.

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