Whether you are at an entry level stage or you have extensive experience in the oil and gas or mining industries, your mining resume has to be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Contracts come to an end, business needs change, new opportunities present themselves, so you have to be prepared with an up-to-date resume. This includes your latest job details, current tickets and licences, and any continuing professional development you have acquired. The nature of your work, long hours, FIFO rosters etc., means there is little time spare to keep your mining resume up-to-date. And that is why you need our number close to hand.
At Select Resumes resume writing service, we have extensive experience writing, and updating mining and oil and gas industry resumes across all levels of experience. We know the details that are important in order to sell you effectively to HR staff in these sectors. Essentially, we know how to place your industry-specific and demonstrated professional skills front and centre. If you are targeting a specific position, we will research the company and showcase those skills that align with the employers’ needs. This creates an instant desire to know more plus demonstrate to them that you have done some homework and are responding to their needs in a proactive way.
Your key achievements are crucial here. With these important elements, we drill down to specific work-related milestones that resulted in positive outcomes. This can be anything from saving time by avoiding the plant being shut down, to job hazard awareness incidents that you helped resolve, to adding value to a project either in the monetary value or in work effectiveness. You need to be as specific as possible so that the recruiter gets a clear picture of the type of asset you will be for their company.
Because this is the crux of the issue – there will be many people going for jobs with your qualifications, your tickets, licences etc. But what will separate you from the crowd is how you use your skills and experience. Such as, how you deploy your soft skills (working under pressure, leadership qualities, ability to motivate and inspire change, working as part of an integrated team or with little or no supervision, your problem-solving abilities, etc.) and how you articulately explain these accomplishments. This is what will really raise the stakes for you.
One thing to not worry about is long resumes with numerous projects – it is the nature of the job to have contract work, especially if you specialise in shutdown projects. Therefore, having numerous projects, even with breaks, is fine. When you engage with Select Resumes, we will have a consultation with you and all we need from you are dates, projects, contractors and sites, and we will do the research to flesh out the details for you. Add the key responsibilities, achievements topped with a career summary, a list of your key skills, professional qualities, tickets, licences and qualifications and you are ready to go.