Trying to decide a future career path can be a difficult one. You may not be geared for the office setting, but instead, love being outdoors and working with your hands. The mining industry has had some life breathed into it from a recent relaxation of policy regulating this industry. Approached appropriately, a career in mining, particularly Mining or Geological Engineering, could be a profitable and rewarding career.
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.
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.