In today’s highly competitive job market, especially in mining where the competition for jobs is fierce, it is essential to not only have a highly professional comprehensive resume but also to ensure that you have an established profile in mining.

PeopleMine will give you just the opportunity that you need in order to create your own unique profile, which will help you to to gain exposure in the mining industry and allow you to showcase just who you are, and what you are all about.

It is vital to remember as well that you ensure that when you create a profile for yourself that you do so with pride, and that your profile looks good and that it gives you the opportunity to put your best foot forward and portray you in the light you would like to be seen, by those in mining.

What you can do to ensure your PeopleMine profile, is the best it can be

When employer search for candidate whose experience will be the most suited for the job, they will generally start by doing a search via job title. For this reason it is very important to ensure that the key words that they would be looking for when doing searches appear in your job title. An example would be that instead of saying “Engineer” under your job title, be more specific and specify which type of Engineer you are eg. “Environmental Engineer” if you are an Environmental Engineer. If you leave the word “Environmental” out the chances are that when an employer does a search, your resume is not going to come up, and if it does, there will be other profiles that appear first. So keep in mind, the job title is always critical.

Your online profile picture and profile are your first opportunity to introduce yourself and to catch the eye of potential employers. For this reason it’s essential that your online profile creates the right impression. There has been a lot of research into the various elements of a profile picture and it’s been proven that it takes less than a second to draw a conclusion about people based on a photo. So ensure the profile picture you include is professional, and preferably a head and should or head to waist photo. Avoid hats, sunglasses, pulling funny faces or anything that can be perceived as not professional.

The summary section is important to fill out, and it is important to think carefully as to what information you are going to include here. Your summary needs to give an overview of what you are all about, so think carefully, as employers often skim through the summary, before deciding if they want to look further.

Add a Personal Statement
This area will give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd with a unique personal statement. Use this opportunity to show who you are and what you stand for, so think carefully about what information would like to include in this area, that will show your individuality and don’t just skip past this section.

Skills / Experience
Just as important as having the right title on your profile, it is equally important to list your skills and work experience in a concise, logical way. Employers want to know what you have been doing and what you are capable of, so ensure you include some detail, and that it is relevant to your experience and skill set and that the information you include is going to portray your skill set and experience as well as possible.

When completing the Education section ensure you list all of your qualifications, along with some detail i.e. the name of your qualification, where you obtained it from, and the year. Try to also include any current studies, as well as relevant courses or training that you may have completed during your career.

So always ensure you put your best foot forward when creating your PeopleMine profile, and if you have not already created your own unique PeopleMine profile, do so now.


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