As an operations manager, building and honing your leadership skills is a critical part of your job responsibilities. The better your leadership skills, the better the workers under your command will respond to you–and the better the working environment you will create.
A company is as strong as its employees. Leadership is important, but a committed, talented team is what truly leads to success. If you, as the employer, have to spend all your time managing turnover and correcting employee mistakes, you won't have the resources to take your company where you want it to go.
Finding the right candidate for available positions at your mining or construction company is an ongoing challenge.
The costs you incur hiring niche management and technical personnel goes well beyond the financial expenses for flying top talent to your operations for an on-site interview. Your time - and your hiring team's time - is precious. Tedious hours spent sorting through a barrage of mostly off-target resumes received from job boards, identifying that small percentage of quality candidates, performing initial phone screens, etc.. Not to mention time spent by senior managers and technical personnel, pulled away from billable work, to conduct phone and in-person interviews with multiple candidates. And, money lost every day by your company due to the fact this vacancy exists.
Applying for new jobs is stressful. It can feel like you're not getting anywhere fast, especially if you never receive feedback. If you want to get your job search on the fast track, just sending your resume and application into the company's system might not be enough.
When there's an engineering position open that sounds like your dream job, you may find it harder to prepare your resume than usual. Many people agonize over how to detail and format their resume to make the best impression on a hiring manager.
Most hiring managers have been there: you have a highly qualified candidate that you've been actively pursuing for an open position. They've been in for an interview or two and passed several levels of screening. Then, when the time comes to fill that open position, you offer them the job--only to discover that their interest has disappeared.
It can be discouraging looking for a new job in the mining industry as an older worker. Throughout the mining industry, many companies are seeking to hire younger employees in the hopes they can groom them into employees who will stay with the company for 20 years or more.
In many mining companies and other similar industries, older workers are underrepresented. This leads to a lack of mentors, less experience on job sites, and even lost knowledge and wisdom that is typically passed down from older employees to younger ones.
The mining industry has a serious shortage of employees in their 40's and 50's. In many cases, these individuals are not being hired and often are overlooked in an effort to make room for younger employees.