We've previously discussed various ways in which technological innovation is reaching across all sectors of industry. Buckminster Fuller once said, "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
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.
Many people get frustrated quickly when gas prices go up. It means higher expenses at the pump whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, and rising gas prices often lead to rising prices in other commodities as well.
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.