Resumes and Selection Criteria

Interviews have commenced but the recruiters are still considerng and interviewing for most jobs. Keep you resume simple and talk heaps about safety. Contact me for a resume review and quote.

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Interviews have commenced but the recruiters are still considerng and interviewing for most jobs. Keep you resume simple and talk heaps about safety. Contact me for a resume review and quote.

I have been asked to compile a list of names for a 2.5 year civil project from those I have written resumes for. I am currently developing the data base of all my clients interested.

Free Review of Your Resume and Cover Letter

CONTACT: annadaysnews@gmail.com or phone 0424 274 473

Currently compiling a list of my clients interested in applying for a 2.5 year civil highway project in NSW. Contact me by email if you are interested.

I am happy to review your resume and cover letter for free to see if you have the format, key words and your qualifications listed etc. If I can help I will provide a quote, if not, I will tell you. My skill is knowing what each job requires and also after years as a journalist, and writing for HR companies, I can really nail your letter and career summary. That’s why my resumes gets people jobs. The recruiters like them because it only takes them a few seconds to read them initially and then put them in the “probable” pile.

RESUMES FOR:
Mining
Construction
Oil & Gas
Rigs, Tugs & Dredges
Engineering
Accountancy
And all others

See below where the MINING jobs are now.

I write the resume and cover letter and ask you to pay immediately you receive the draft. I then make any further changes required.

Your resume must be two pages, with the key words recruiters are looking for.

Selection Criteria cost more, but we can discuss that. It depends how much information you give me.

WHY USE ME?
My background is HR recruiting after a career in business journalism and PR – I have been published worldwide in The Economist, a Harvard Journal and also in many newspapers, radio, TV and internet sites.

But now I love writing resumes because it makes a huge different to a person’s life. My resumes are hugely successful.

WHERE THE MINING JOBS ARE
With a good resume and the right effort you can always get a job in the mines because of the high turnover of staff. You just need to know how to look for a job and I can help you with that.

Most in demand are:
• Mining and Oil & Gas vacancies are expected to increase this month as experience people move on to even higher paid jobs
• Most in demand are engineers, senior metallurgists, HV electricians and diesel fitters
• Employers are taking on temporary workers to try them out first, before appointing them to longer term contracts

QUEENSLAND is looking for mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, senior metallurgists, heavy vehicle electricians, HV Electricians and diesel fitters who should specify the machines they have worked on in their resume.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA is hiring all-round trainers & assessors, especially those who have worked on a broad range of machinery. The industry is also looking for Authorised Mine Surveyors to sign off changes to activities. These are always in demand. They also want Reliability Engineers and Maintenance Planners, ideally with a minimum of ten years experience. Next are Shutdown Planners, Underground Heavy Diesel Fitter – note that with OHS requirements, and insurance you need to have your qualification documents ready to show – ideally you should put them on your resume. Underground Auto Electricians are in demand – heaps of guys love working underground best because to the comradeship.

NORTHERN TERRITORY HD Fitters with FIFO from Darwin
Don’t be put off if you don’t have the skills, The turnover is high, many go off for their rostered time off and don’t come back. New projects are starting up all the time. There are always jobs for security, cleaners, machinery operators, truck drivers, electricians, plumbers, and trades assistants coming up.
Call me to discuss how to get a job.
Contact Anna on annadaysnews@gmail.com 0419 630 206
COMMENTS FROM CLIENTS: TESTIMONIALS

• I laughed and smiled, you really know your stuff and how to aim for an industry. I am very happy with it, thank you so much for such a great job and a quick turnaround. – Susan who is changing careers to be a childcare worker. 2013
• What can I say, that is fantastic. Your ability to put words and sentences together is amazing and has the power to draw in the reader’s attention to the very end. I’ll have your account paid forthwith and thank you for creating an amazing resume and cover letter. Mark – underground truck driver 2013
• Wow! I read another testimonial where the guy said Wow, but didn’t quite understand what you did to get that comment. Now I know. You have captured me, and shown me my strengths and given me the confidence to step up to the next level. Brilliant Anna – Kevin L. Project Supervisor (Going for Project Management Job which he got. Yah!!! 2013
• Anna, this is perfect!!! Never doubted you for a minute. Looking at it I would hire me in a heartbeat. Amazing job Anna thank you so very much. Awesome work!! Shay – a civil supervisor) 2013
• Wow that is really great! And thank you also for your support, it’s really nerve wracking trying to get back into the work force after a break. Cheers Jono
• What can I say, thank you very much…I will be letting all my friends know about your services. Resume is brilliant. No changes needed at all. James
• Thank you very much for the great service, I am happy with your work, looks good, and like your attitude! A hug for your efforts today. Cheers, Harvey. ( Truck Driver/ Batcher/Agi Driver/Operator) 2013
• Thank you for your prompt reply. The resume is great! Much better than expected. Anthony – Project Manager/Site Supervisor 2013
• Application sounds fantastic – got the second job which was better than the one I told you about. Stoked. Ross – Builder and form worker 2013
• “Thank you so much Anna. This has given me the confidence I need to move forward! It’s hard when you have been self-employed for a long while.” Julie – sales person, territory manager and former restaurant owner 2013
• “Hey Anna. I thought you would like to know I got the pipe laying job. The HR girl said she liked the resume because it was easy to read, and had all the information she required. You were right. She only wanted two pages.” James, Bowen Basin 2013
• “Got the truck driving job Anna. They said they had heaps of applications but liked my resume style. Will call when I need an update. Thanks.” Karen Litchfield.
• “Dear Anna. Just letting you know I got the driller’s assistant job. Bloody hot out here. Thanks for the resume. They said it was the best they had seen because it was short and simple and all they needed to know.” Kevin Black.
• “Hi Anna, Thank you so very much. It all sounds so much better! And you did it so fast! I was hoping you would get it done by Thursday!!! I just paid the money into your account. Just let me know that you have received it. I feel much more confident putting out your cover letter and resume. I have done quite a lot but had my fingers in too many pies and I have found it hard to get it down on paper! I got the third job I applied for – in OHS. Once again, thank you so much.” Anna Holper
• “Thanks Anna, I am flattered by what you have written. I must say… great work… you really have a knack for words and writing. You have crystallised everything succinctly and with enough emphasis on the right points. Much appreciated.” – A former owner of a successful recruitment agency
• “Wow! That is awesome. I like the presentation and how it reads. It’s pretty unique and interesting.” Thank you so much. – A young traveller returning from his overseas adventures. He scored his perfect job in a travel agency – the first job he applied for.
• “I had no idea my experience could set me up for an international position in design. Thanks Anna.” – Elizabeth Kingston, fabric designer and now international fabric trader

girl miner

Contact me, Anna Day, for a resume and cover letter on 0419 630 206. If you have an old resume send it to me. Make sure you have three referees’ names and numbers. I will then let you know what else I need, write the first draft, you tell me the changes and pay the invoice and within two to three days at most you will have a brilliant resume. I promise. (See testimonials below – I have heaps more.) You pay direct into my account.
Call or email anytime of the day, night and on holidays. No worries.

My email is needajobresume@gmail.com

Cost from $69.

I will give you a quote before I start and you only pay if you are satisfied.

See the bottom of this message for places to find jobs and read my story for The Australian on how to get jobs and what it is like in mining.

WHY USE MY SERVICES?
I have been writing resumes full time for the past five years after working as a journalist and a PR consultant. My advantage over all the other resumes I see (when my clients show me their old resumes) is my ability to nail your strengths, especially in the cover letter, briefly, in the way HR people want to see them.

Also I know how your skills and personal strengths meet the job requirements because I know pretty much what all the jobs are now.

I do have a speciality in Mining, Accountancy, OHS, IT, Marcoms and Mothers returning to the workforce.

Take mining and construction – from drillers to riggers, dredge boat engineers to abseilers (rope assist workers)! Most people write a lot of hero wishy-washy statements, but what you really need is specific explanations.

Most of my clients get the jobs they want – but sometimes I point them in a different direction which they haven’t even thought of, and they get to their goal (generally better money and more interesting job) more quickly.

I work with recruiters, sending your resume on with a reference from me so you get up to the top of the list when they are considering applicants. They know I can pick the right person for the job they are advertising.

CHOOSING A JOB FOR YOU
Take, for example, an administrator who had worked in a call centre and also organised bookings for traders. She was applying for a truck driving job. I suggested we emphasised her rostering and booking skills and she got a job at twice the pay of the truck driving job and she is now heading up the HR ladder with even higher pay expectations.

I then had a truck driver who thought he had to stay as a truck driver, but he had been working in the mines for years, with great OHS training, and so I suggested his qualifications and experience would get him a great OHS supervisor job, especially with his personality. He did need to upgrade his computer skills so he did a sort course in Excel and got a great job on a mine construction site. OHS is computer heavy, recording actions taken, incident reports, and tool box talks etc.

Another guy had done so much training, I suggested he become a trainer himself, and now he is setting up a new RTO in areas where there is a shortage on site. Contracts are signed and I wish I had shares in his business!

COMMENTS FROM CLIENTS in their own words!

Anna, This is perfect!! I never doubted you for a minute when I talked to you. If I was looking at a resume like you did for me I would hire the person on the spot.
It is awesome Anna.
Shay (Civil Supervisor) March 2013

Wow that is really great! And thank you also for your support, it’s really nerve wracking trying to get back into the work force after a break. Cheers Jono March 2013

And then I got this one: “Wow! I read another testimonial where the guy said Wow, but didn’t quite understand what you did to get that comment. Now I know. You have captured me, and shown me my strengths and given me the confidence to step up to the next level. Brilliant Anna.” – Kevin L. Project Supervisor (Going for Project Management Job which he got. Yah!!! April 2013.

What can I say, thank you very much…I will be letting all my friends know about your services. Resume is brilliant. No changes needed at all. James March 2013

Hi Anna, it looks amazing. Thank you for all this hard work. Warm regards Viv.
Your resume is much better than my old one. I am amazed how you worked out my skills just from the name of my jobs. Brilliant. Thanks. Kevin March 2013

Got the job Anna. They said my resume was the best they had seen because it is was short and had everything they needed to know. Cheers. Brad March 2013

Hey Anna. I didn’t know I was that good. But I guess I have all those skills. Not thought about it like that. Really thank you. Dave.

PLACES TO FIND JOBS

TOP TIP: In local newspapers on line from areas near the mining centres.

http://www.indeed.com.au/
The Resource Channel
Westjobs
http://www.compass-group.com.au/ (services: security, catering, cleaning, building villages etc.)
http://www.mycareer.com.au/jobs/-/mining-oil-gas
http://www.seek.com.au/mining-resources-energy-jobs/
http://www.thiess.com.au/careers/search
http://www.abigroup.com.au/careers/
http://www.monadelphous.com.au/
http://www.xstratajobs.nga.net.au/

ASK ME FOR MORE places to find jobs VIA EMAIL: needajobresume@gmail.com

Read this newspaper story I wrote for The Australian
How to get a job and what working in the mines is like

By Anna Day

Ask me for a list of places to look for mining/construction jobs
As a resume writer specialising in mining and construction, the most common question I get is: “How do I get a job in the mines? The next is: “What’s it like working in the mines?”
The answer to getting a job is to ask everyone you know if they know someone in the mines. You also need to make a list of mining companies and search their websites every day.
Also look at the online sites like seek, mycareer.com.au and indeed.com; and see finding a job as a job in itself.
And you might choose to take the risk of jumping in the car driving to towns near the mine, get a job at takeaway bar of cleaning in the motels, and hope you meet someone who is hiring. That works a lot.
Of course you need a great resume. You have 10 seconds in which the recruiter decides if he or she will read any further. More than two pages and heaps of motherhood statements about how wonderful you are and it will most likely go straight in the bin – but before even that, first it has to get past the computer spider that most recruiters use – it is call ‘parsing’. If you don’t have the key words it will be deleted before any human eye reads.
I have written more than two thousand mining resumes (and each one has to be different because people are so different). Most people who call, who are not qualified tradespeople, figure they will get a driving job and then be promoted from there.
But the reality is there are not that many truck driving jobs, there is heaps of competition, and increasingly robotic trucks are being introduced, especially in Western Australia, operated from Perth. (Surely India will be the cheaper future option.)
It is true that many mining companies and, most especially their recruiters, do believe that women are less rough on the trucks, and the women who get the jobs report they sit in air conditioning all day, seven days a week, music blasting. Depending on the company, they will be on four week on, one week off, or some work six weeks on two weeks off, and are hauling in over $100,000 a year – again depending on the employer. Cleaners get about $70,000 – but those figures really depend on the company.
Very few people get a driving job by just posting off a resume. Many of the women have partners in the mines and start by cleaning the mining villages – again for 12 hours a day, six weeks on. Or they work in the bars or MacDonald’s and get to know the superintendent or project manager.
I haven’t heard many stories of women then going on to other jobs in the mines, but a lot of the guys move on to be machinery operators: driving excavators and dozers and slowly building their range of tickets, inductions in different mines. Then they get certificates in various aspects of mining and construction, and might move on to be supervisors, then superintendents and maybe project managers. Project managers are usually civil engineers – I haven’t met a female project manager yet – but there are heaps of female engineers.
Once people have the experience and contacts, then most can go from job to job, but that has slowed down a lot in recent months in Queensland, where coals mine workers have been laid off in pretty high numbers.
Over in Perth (I write resumes from Noosa for clients across the country and internationally) the work is still rolling on and those who work there in iron ore much prefer it to coal.
People who work underground always say they like it, especially because of the high pay, and most clients have no problem with the long shifts and rosters.
Very few say they have had enough. They always want more work. Almost unanimously, people want to continue working in the mines.
In fact, today was the first time I wrote a resume for a chap who tried the four week on and one week off in the Pilbarra, but his girl friend complained so much that he was grump when he got home and just wanted to sleep, that he wanted out.
That, of course, is a problem for family men (primarily) who come back home, where the wife/partner has been caring for the kids for six weeks by herself, and wants a break and all the odd jobs done around the house, and all the man wants to do is sleep and take it easy.
They have the hardest time, so often women pack up the kids and go and live nearby.
The problems really hit the fan when the family buys a house based on the mining wages, rather than local construction work, so they get trapped in a lifestyle that can be challenging.
A lot of the single guys work hard then go and play in Thailand and blow all their money. That is a common story, but I also know a couple of young plumbers from Noosa who are stacking away their savings, buying up houses in regional areas, preparing to retire at 40. They have to save a fair bit because the banks are hesitant to lend money to short-term contractors, but these guys started saving when they were apprentices, with a very clear goal.
Some companies are more popular than others, because of pay and working conditions, but I do notice that those who come into my office with injuries are always from the small contracting companies owned by one or two guys who have won contracts for smaller jobs, who they always describe as “cowboys” especially in exploration and drilling jobs.
This is a very common story. The workers come in with ripped shoulders and damaged backs, and have often been off work for a couple of years. Some get compensation and some don’t.
Others, who have worked for the bigger companies complain about the obsessive and petty safety rules, but from my safe position in front of a computer screen, I recommend they stick with the bigger companies and put up with all the OHS requirements: better that than years of pain.

Free Review of Your Resume and Cover Letter

CONTACT: allminingresumes@gmail.com or phone 0419 630 206

Resumes for:
Mining
Construction
Oil & Gas
Rigs, Tugs & Dredges
Engineering
Accountancy
And all others

See below where the resume jobs are now.

I write the resume and cover letter and ask you to pay immediately you receive the draft. I then make any further changes required.

Your resume must be two pages, with the key words recruiters are looking for.

Selection Criteria cost more, but we can discuss that. It depends how much information you give me.

WHY USE ME?
My background is HR recruiting after a career in business journalism and PR – I have been published worldwide in The Economist, a Harvard Journal and also in many newspapers, radio, TV and internet sites.

But now I love writing resumes because it makes a huge different to a person’s life. My resumes are hugely successful.

TESTIMONIALS

I laughed and smiled, you really know your stuff and how to aim for an industry. I am very happy with it, thank you so much for such a great job and a quick turnaround. – Susan who is changing careers to be a childcare worker. OCT 2013

What can I say, that is fantastic. Your ability to put words and sentences together is amazing and has the power to draw in the reader’s attention to the very end. I’ll have your account paid forthwith and thank you for creating an amazing resume and cover letter. Mark – underground truck driver May 2013

Wow! I read another testimonial where the guy said Wow, but didn’t quite understand what you did to get that comment. Now I know. You have captured me, and shown me my strengths and given me the confidence to step up to the next level. Brilliant Anna – Kevin L. Project Supervisor (Going for Project Management Job which he got. Yah!!! April 2013.

Anna, this is perfect!!! Never doubted you for a minute. Looking at it I would hire me in a heartbeat hehehe. Amazing job Anna thank you so very much. Awesome work!! Shay – a civil supervisor) April 2013

Wow that is really great! And thank you also for your support, it’s really nerve wracking trying to get back into the work force after a break. Cheers Jono

What can I say, thank you very much…I will be letting all my friends know about your services. Resume is brilliant. No changes needed at all. James

Thank you very much for the great service, I am happy with your work, looks good, and like your attitude! A hug for your efforts today. Cheers, Harvey. ( Truck Driver/ Batcher/Agi Driver/Operator) 2013

Thank you for your prompt reply. The resume is great! Much better than expected. Anthony – Project Manager/Site Supervisor 2013

WHERE THE MINING JOBS ARE
Mining engineers, senior metallurgists and HV electricians are just three of the professionals being sought by miners as candidate movement and the preference for people with experience in previous roles impacts hiring decisions, says recruiting experts Hays Resources & Mining.

According to the recruiter’s latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of skills in demand, staff movement is creating vacancy activity as people decide to change employers.

“The movement of candidates onto the jobs market to explore their options and change employers is fuelling an active jobs market,” says Simon Winfield, senior regional director of Hays Resources & Mining.

“This movement of candidates between jobs is a trend not reflected in the unemployment rate, but it is a good sign of candidates’ confidence that they can improve their prospects by looking for a new job. As a result overall vacancy activity is expected to increase this quarter.”

Winfield said the need for candidates with experience was a clear trend, with workers who have changed employers often viewed as less favourable than those who have stayed loyal.

The report also reveals that the recruitment process is getting longer, as companies assess applicants more thoroughly.

According Hays, another trend is the preference for companies to recruit on a temporary-to-permanent basis in order to trial a candidate in the role.

“Many employers prefer temporary assignments to not just cover workload peaks, but to trial a candidate to ensure they are a good fit, both in terms of skills and with the business’ culture, before offering them a permanent job,” Winfield said.

“Fixed-term contracts meanwhile are also popular as they help control costs. Those candidates prepared to commit to contracts running through until Easter are highly desirable,” he said.

According to the Hays Quarterly Hotspots list, demand exists for the following skilled professionals in Australia’s resources and mining market:

Queensland:

•Mining Engineers – As mining companies streamline their workforce they are looking for more highly skilled candidates to perform in both planning and production roles, Hays said. However salaries have remained the same.

•Geotechnical Engineers – Geotechnical Engineers with at least one to three years underground experience are being sought rather than taking on graduates. However Hays said there is a shortage of suitable candidates at this level.

•Senior Metallurgists – As mining companies remain focused on increasing productivity from their existing plants, employers are looking for Senior Metallurgists with specialised experienced.

•HV Electricians – Hays said there are many candidates in the market with the correct qualifications, but mining companies are looking for candidates that have very specific experience with the type and model of machinery used on their projects.

•Diesel Fitters – As with HV Electricians, miners demand very specific experience in terms of the type and model of the machinery previously worked on.

Western Australia

•All-round Trainers & Assessors – Hays said these candidates are always in high demand as few people gain enough experience operating the broad range of machinery used on mining sites.

•Authorised Mine Surveyors – Hays said that because this is a role with statutory requirements, employers must have an Authorised Mine Surveyor to sign off changes with demand for these professionals very high.

•Reliability Engineers –Hays called people with experience in this role ‘scarce’, saying few people have the degree and mine site experience required.

•Maintenance Planners – Hays said because this role requires experience with a minimum of 10 years in a trade, followed by progression into the highly trained role of planner rather than supervisor, these professionals are highly sought after. And as mine sites age and equipment depreciates, there is more focus on maintenance with demand for these skills increasing as a result.

•Shutdown Planners – Hays said planners are always in demand as site shutdowns require specialised planners who have the skills and experience to understand the procedures involved.

•Underground Heavy Diesel Fitters – Companies now require candidates with HDF trade certification Hays said, however there are currently not enough qualified fitters in the market. Previously, candidates with site experience were accepted, but now OHS requirements and changes in insurance coverage mean that they need the correct documentation to back up their skills.

•Underground Auto Electricians – Similar to HDFs, qualified Auto Electricians are also in demand.

Northern Territory

•HD Fitters – Trades are sought in the Northern Territory, particularly HD Fitters. But Hay said given the current focus on productivity and costs, mining employers are only offering (FIFO) work from Darwin, with the expectation that candidates cover flight costs to Darwin, resulting in a shortage of suitable candidates.

Contact Anna on allminingresumes@gmail.com 0419 630 206

61-7-5448 0850 annadaysnews@gmail.com

FROM $60

I have years of experience writing for the mining industry and offer resumes from as low as $60.

You email me your basic details, or tell me over the phone. Generally within 24 hours I send your resume back to you.  I guarantee  my work. If  you don’t like it, you don’t pay. Because I know exactly what you need in your resume and know how to present your skills in the best possible light.

Of course, for executive and professional positions it will generally take longer and cost more but I will provide a quote.

I will also send you suggestions of where to apply for jobs. I am an award-winning journalist, writing about mining and finance and I am an awarding winning PR consultant.

I  can also help those who wish to transition from one career to another – especially administrators into HR or OHS; and CIOs and engineers.

Client comments

Hey Anna – that’s great – didn’t think a Sheila could know so much about a tradie like me! [Yeah – well thanks Jack.]

“I must say… great work… you really have a knack for words and writing. You have crystallised everything succinctly and with enough emphasis on the right points.  Much appreciated.”

“Thanks Anna. I am flattered by what you have written.”

“Thanks Anna. You have pulled it all together beautifully and succinctly.  I appreciate it” 
   
”Wow! That is awesome. I like the presentation and how it reads. It’s pretty unique and interesting. Dad and I will go through and see if there are any changes needed to be made. But in all honesty it doesn’t look like much needs to be done.  Thank you so much – George

“That’s amazing Anna. I hadn’t seen my experience in that light before, but when you write it – it’s true. I do know all the buyers of the leading  fabric houses all around the world and I have looked after them well. I guess it was my job title that meant I couldn’t see what I had achieved!! Thanks heaps.”