Jobs in the mining industry are part of typical employment paradox. Without experience, it is near impossible to get a job, but without a job it is impossible to get experience. Although there is an industry shortage of skilled and experienced workers, entry level positions are highly competitive. If you want to get a start in the mining industry, here are a few essential guidelines to maximize your chances.
Tick All the Boxes
The easiest way to be rejected from any mining position is to fail to meet the mining industry’s basic must-haves. Although each company has its own criteria, four requirements are absolutely essential. First, a Heavy Rigid Vehicle License (HR), (along with a current driver’s license). This license will enable you to drive trucks and other pieces of essential construction equipment. Second, complete a safety workshop. Companies are not interested in employing anyone who looks like they’re about to fall down the mine shaft. A nationally recognized workshop, such as the MARCSTA safety induction workshop is recommended. Third, complete a Mine Worker’s Health Surveillance test. This is a hearing and lung function test that is compulsory for everybody in the mining industry. Fourth, a national police certificate. If you really want your employer to know you don’t have a criminal record, you can also obtain an Australian Federal Police National Police Check clearance before you send off your resume. [Read more]
Living where I do in Wisconsin poses a slight challenge when shopping for clothing.The normal clothing available usually doesn’t come close to fitting as it is too big for me.If you listen to my husband, he’d say I have to shop in the girls department and skip the women’s department.It isn’t completely true.I just have to look carefully in the petite section.[Read more]
Scientists spend a lot of time and money to try and solve an issue of interest to those who will fund them. The pretty much is what scientists do. Sometimes, the money and time is spent trying to find the answers to pestering questions that are often debated. [Read more]
If you are a lady reading this entry, I challenge you to think back to your preteen and teenage years.It doesn’t matter what country you are from or your culture.What was your favorite boy band?For me, it was Hanson.I will not ask you to think of all of the now silly things you did out of your infatuation with your select boy band.Since I’m not going to say what I did, you don’t need to either. [Read more]
So what does the phrase “Cry Me a River” mean and why am I putting a topic on it?
The reason behind the topic is actually a very simple one.All three of us were watching our Ice Age 2: The Meltdown DVD movieto pass the time as we watched more snowfall.I was enjoying the activities of my three favorite characters in the movie being Scrat, Crash & Eddie.During a bit of the dialogue, either Crash or Eddie said “Cry me a river.”Since that was the first time I noticed the phrase, I asked Goryo what it meant.
Just how cold is negative 24 degrees Fahrenheit?If you are looking for a calculation into Celsius, the answer is -31.1 C.But that really doesn’t help anyone who hasn’t actually felt it.
That was the outdoor temperature as of Monday of this week.It was brutally cold by all standards.If you went outside, breathing starts to hurt in a minute as your mucus lining in your nose starts to freeze.The pain sets into any exposed flesh immediately as frostbite starts in 5-10 minutes.But that isn’t all, we have to add in the wind.[Read more]
The holidays are done, dental care complete, and my classes are paused until next semester.So now this blog can get a little bit of TLC.
I am always looking to better understand the English language so words that may seem common turn out to be much more interesting when you really look into them.This brings me to the word in the title of this article.The main word being friend.
What is a friend?
I will not go on some philosophical rant about what I think a friend is.My opinion doesn’t matter as everyone has their own.However, I will share some of the information I dug up. [Read more]
No matter how long I may live in the USA, I keep finding out how little I know about the seemingly endless topics and details available to dig into. This year I have been looking into which type of coat or jacket I should wear since I live in Wisconsin. The options are so many that it may take me until next winter to finally make the right choice.
One set of options is leather. I have heard it can be quite warm and comfortable. But I’ve also heard there are times to wear it and times not to wear it. I most assuredly cannot be called a guru on leather jackets by any means. [Read more]