The client was working closely with high-profile mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto as part of his current role installing mine water systems, and was looking to utilise his exposure with these organisations to break into the mining industry. With previous experience running his own business manufacturing and installing aeroplane tasks, the client was able to demonstrate sound working knowledge of a wide number of relevant safety practices in a similar field, and I made sure to highlight the transferable nature of these skills when writing his documents.
During the consultation, the client expressed an interest in working for Rio Tinto, as they were a major affiliate of his existing organisation and he was frequently required to work with them to the point that he underwent numerous additional in-house training. Given his exposure to the internal methods and procedures of Rio Tinto, as well as his general interest in pursuing more work for this organisation, I tailored the resume and cover letter to highlight his relevant experience in these areas to provide him an edge when applying for similar roles.
Within the mining industry it is highly important to research any targeted roles to determine the appropriate keywords and angles to take when discussing client duties, as many organisations within these fields will automatically filter out documentation that does not contain pre-determined information. In this instance, the client did not have any specific roles that he was targeting, but I made sure to review other job positions supplied by Rio Tinto and other mining organisations to determine an appropriate and relevant list of keywords to ensure the client had maximum visibility when submitting applications.
Written by Liam K.