The client was seeking to break into an entry-level mining role utilising his prior experience working in remote and harsh conditions as a Gardener and Education Assistant for a remote community school. As the client was not targeting any specific roles, I researched the areas he was interested in and incorporated numerous keywords from similar roles into his resume and cover letter to improve his chances of being selected for an interview.
The client’s responsibilities as a Gardener for the remote community school entailed significant manual labour in outdoor conditions often exceeding 35 degrees. Within this role the client was also required to operate and utilise a range of plant and equipment and was frequently required to travel long distances to acquire supplies for his school. When writing out his documents, I made sure to highlight how his experience in these areas could be effectively transferred to the mining industry, particularly within certain mining fields such as surface extraction operations.
Through continual engagement throughout the consultation process, I was also able to acquire a very favourable performance review from the client’s existing workplace that outlined his high level of performance as well as his commitment to going above and beyond the requirements of his position. Identifying this as valuable feedback, I presented excerpts from this review within his documentation to ensure that anyone reviewing the client’s applications would be aware of the value that he has provided within his previous role.
Written by Liam K.