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.
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.
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.
No matter how much engineering experience you may have, going into an interview can always seem a bit intimidating. It’s easy to be short spoken when you’re nervous. But if you don’t speak up about your knowledge and experience in the field, you’ll end up short selling yourself to a potential employer. With a bit of advanced preparation, you can ensure that your interview skills match up to your engineering skills. These tips for interview preparation for engineers will help you make a great impression at your upcoming interview.