Have you found yourself in the position in your career in mining that one of your coworkers who doesn’t work any harder than you do, nor is as good as you are, gets promoted before you? Or are you finding that you are stagnating in your job and feel that you are going nowhere?

For those interested in a career in mining and for those already working in the industry, it’s essential to have some form of career path planning in motion and to set achievable targets to work towards.

Waiting for somebody else to guide you, or reward you in your career may not happen, so you need to take it on yourself to ensure that  you head in the right direction with your career.

Take time to really think about your talents, your skills, your interests and where your passion lies, and then start planning and working towards achieving these goals.

Always remember that you are in charge of your OWN destiny, not only in your personal life but also to a large extent in the work place.

Ensure that you always:

• Determine where you are and what you want from your current job
• Speak up when opportunity arises
• Set achievable goals, and work towards them
• Find out what training you need and go after it
• Spend time on self-discovery and recognize your strengths and weaknesses
• Think about where you feel you excel in your current job and where you don’t
• Think of ways to improve the areas you are lacking in
• Think about what type of roles excite you and that you feel you would be able to do well at
• Devise a plan to work towards these goals
• Ensure that your technical skills relevant to your job in mining are constantly being updated

Remember you need to be your own advocate, and this means you need to speak out if you feel you need more training, and don’t be afraid to ask for help in areas you feel you are lacking.

Take control of your career development and when you feel you need additional help or training, a promotion, or whatever it is that you feel is going to fast track you on career path, don’t be afraid to speak up.

Navigating your career in today’s unpredictable, competitive mining industry means being able to adapt and stay relevant. Learn to leverage your unique skills and who you are, to create a career that stays true to you, and the person you are.

Remember nobody cares about your career as much as you do, so take charge of your career, and make it happen!

2 Responses to “Taking charge of your career in mining”

    • Susan Kihn

      Hi Pramod. Thanks for the message. We at careermine are not actively involved in the recruitment process with any of the recruiters on our site, but rather provide a service for companies to advertise their positions on careermine.

      If you are actively looking for a job in the mining industry, you may register on our website and post your resume. Your resume will then become searchable though our database and visible to the recruiters on our site. This service is for free. Please follow this link if you wish to proceed, in order to register.

      Once you have completed the above you can go to and select “my resume” or click on the link below in order to post your resume, by doing so your resume will be visible to the recruiters on our site. This service is for free:

      You may also Feature your resume which will ensure that your resume stays close to the top of the list and you will have a better chance of being contacted by a company. It is also highlighted and edited. The cost for 6 months is Can$80.00

      You can also do job searches, without a job access subscription you will be able to respond to some of the jobs on the site but not all of them, should you wish to be able to respond to all of the jobs on the site, you will need to take out a job access subscription. This costs $14.00 a month. Please follow this link should you wish to proceed:

      You may also want to consider establishing your profile in mining, you can do so via the below link:

      Good luck with this, I hope something great comes up. Regards. Susan.


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