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.
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.
There are many reasons why a great resume is crucial for your career. It highlights your skills and expertise as a mining professional while helping you stand out amongst other applicants. Therefore, taking the time to develop a strong resume is important. Here are some tips to help you along the way.