Today I wrote up a recent resume in a structure that is more likely to be looked at as it is neat and set in the correct way. I have also included a career objective which tells you why I am good for the job, why I want the job and skills I have for the job. This was the easiest part of today’s tasks as I have written many resumes before as a practice as I studied Cert II in business. When I was writing this resume up I had a bit of help on the side from a website called Youth Central. This website helped me set out my resume.
I also wrote a cover letter today for a job I am looking to apply for. I have written a cover letter before but I have lost memory of it. Thanks to the Youth Central website it helped me remember how to set the cover letter out. A cover letter is written to show the employer that you are interested and what place of the job you are interested in. This helps the employer also realise what you are good at and what skills you have.
The easiest part of today was writing my resume. This is because I knew what to write and sort of knew how to set it out. In the future I will be looking through all these website that have been handed to me to help me get a better chance of getting a job. The hardest part of today’s activities would have to be the cover letter as I found it difficult to write.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES WORDLE
Mining: Working on a busy mine site using lots of different equipment such as bulldozers, graders, water carts, trucks.
Mobile Plant Operator:
Mobile plant operators drive backhoes, bulldozers, excavators, front-end loaders, graders, rockbreakers, scrapers, skid steer loaders, rollers and forklift trucks to level, excavate, move and load earth, rock and other material
Work conditions for both of these occupations are hot, sweaty, dirty, noisy, and dusty. This is because it could be in a red dirt environment due to where the mine site is.
Personal Requirements for Mining:
- Can enjoy practical and manual activities.
- Are able to tolerate physically demanding work.
- Age limits may apply.
- Working with occupational health and safety
Personal Requirements for Mobile Plant Operator:
- Can enjoy practical and manual work.
- Can follow strict instructions from your supervisor.
- Can work as a team and can be a team member.
- Has to be physically fit.
- Must have good eyesight.
- Must have good hand eye co-ordination.
- Are able to work without supervision.
There is no specific education required for the entry of mining. Practical skills are more important than the education level.
Mobile Plant Operator Skills:
No specific skills for mobile plant operator, education is not important in the job, its more about the practical skills that are learnt.
Certificate I or II is available for some jobs in the mobile plant operator industry.
The qualifications depends on what you want to do in the mining industry. There is training for Certificate I and II for some of the jobs.
Mobile Plant OperatorQualifications:
For a mobile plant operator, no specific qualifications are needed for the job. There is apprenticeships or traineeships available to get you into the workforce of a mobile plant operator. You also need a licence to perform high risk work.
Mining & Mobile Plant Operator:
Career paths for Mining and Mobile Plant operator are about the same. For these careers you need to be 18 years of age and hold acurrent W.A ‘C’ class license. With a C class license you can operate a dump truck, a water cart and a light vehicle 4WD.
You need to be fit and healthy for these job careers, the company you will be working for will send you to the doctors to assess you for Mine Workers Health Surveillance which they pay for. They will also put you through some basic exercise routines to see if you have any restrictions in your normal body movement and if you pass all of that you are well on your way.
If you have a Heavy Rigid (HR) license you can operate a large number of machines on site.
Next you will need to do the site specific inductions and site procedures. Some companies do these in Perth and some companies do this on site. With most sites there days everybody must comply with the drug and alcohol policy. Most sites have a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol whilst working on site. While in Perth the HR department (Human Resources) will organise your uniforms (these are usually picked up on site), your flights to and from site and your accommodation and they will give you a contact name for the site you are going to. After you have been showed around by the company representative where your accommodation they will take you to site. You will be required to complete any further inductions and procedures and drug and alcohol testing prior to going for a pit tour of the site.
There are mainly 6 departments on site, there are Administration, Drill and Blast, Production, (OHP) Ore Handling & Processing, Mobile Workshop and Survey. BHP has numerous departments such as mine scheduler, geology, mine planning etc.
To progress through a department such as Production you would be trained on a variety of machines which you will be required to pass a theory assessment and practical assessment, you will be given training aids for your theory and you will be taught how to operate the different machines in a safe and productive manner. Some people pick up the skills required quicker than other and some take a little longer.
Below is the order of machines that you will start off with to the position of mine Manager starting with Trainee Dump Truck Operator.
1) Trainee Dump Truck Operator
At first you would normally spend 5 days observing in the dump truck before you begin to operate. Then you would spend about 150 hours operating with a truck trainer observing you and then when they think that you have what it takes to operate safely and productively the training department will assess you. 3 months later they will assess you again and if you pass this one you will achieve your verification of competency. You would normally have to operate the dump truck for another 9 months before you progress onto the Water-cart and the process starts over again. From there you would move onto the Roller and Grader, then Track Dozer, Wheel Dozer, Wheel Loader, Rockbreaker and Excavator. After these positions you can progress through to Leading Hand to Shift Supervisor and then Mine Superintendant which will require to to complete and pass the relevant statuatory courses such as Section 44 of the Mines Regulations Act and Section 45. From there you progress through to Quarry Manager and then Mine Manager which will require you to go to university and pass the relevant courses. Once again if you have previous mine experience your time in university would be a lot less than someone who had no previous mine experience.
If you wanted to work for Drill and Blast they have 2 sections. Drillers and Bomb Crew.
If you wanted to be a driller you would start off as a sampler and then progress to trainee driller and then driller. If you choose the bomb crew you would normally operate the drill support truck, and you would have to do a 5 day shot firers course before you handle any explosives this course is paid for by the company.
Where Is The Work?
Mining & Mobile Plant Operator:
Working in the mining industry, it can take you all over the world as there is heaps of mine sites, camps, jobs etc.
To find more information on mining, click on the links below:
To find more information on Mobile Plant Operator, click the links below:
MINING VIDEO & MOBILE PLANT VIDEO
The link below is a video about mining. Click to find out more.
The link below is a video about mobile plant operators. Click below to find out more.
Choosing a Career
Today I have been researching about information and careers for my dream job, Mining. I have chosen this to be my dream job because you can work hard, work in a team, enjoy being somewhere different, learning new things and earning good money!
To make my dream job come true I am setting goals that I know I can achieve.
These goals include:
- Passing my driver’s licence so I can drive all different sorts of vehicles
- Move forward in this career
- Passing my general education certificate to get a higher qualification in the job.
- Do a pre-app with a company to increase my chances of getting a job on the mines.
I am planning and setting my goals as soon as possible. I am currently going for my driving lessons to work towards getting my HR licence. I am also applying for pre-apprenticeships to work towards an apprenticeship in the mining workforce.
Finding My Skills
Finding my skills was not as easy as I thought. I have made an account on a website called Myfuture to help me find the right job for me and to help me find my skills and other bits and pieces to improve for work. I have a few skills that I didn’t know I had such as skills with people. This doesn’t have to be talking aloud to big groups of people or anything I’m terrified of, its just as easy as guiding, treating, caring, educating, or persuading people in small groups or individually.
My dream job for in the near future is to do mining. This is because it is hard work and your always doing something and not sitting around. My Dad works in the mining industry as a supervisor and tells me lots of different things he does when he is at work such as learning how to use new machinery, telling the crew where to go and what to do etc. When I get to the mines I want to start off by driving trucks and working my way up to supervisor or even higher.
This photo was taken by my dad at his worksite.
Since I have chosen this job to be on the mines my personal aspirations are to buy a nice car, a house and to achieve all my goals. My aspirations for work is to work hard, earn good money, and hopefully work my way into management.
This week I have been completing tasks on a website called Myfuture. My future helps you decide and what your good at for jobs. The Mining/Mobile Plant Operator wordle describes the career I would like to do later in life, I find that this career will keep me interested and busy as it is a hard job.
Today I made a wordle. It was heaps of fun because you could choose the colours to make it look attractive to look at, change the fonts of the words, mix the words up and move them around.
This is my wordle about the ELFADA class I have been attending,
Over the past few days I have recently been finding out what my strongest employability skills are and my weakest and how I am going to improve them. I have made a slide share to show you my strongest employability skills and a voki to tell you my weakness.
My Strongest Skills
In this presentation below, it shows my strongest skills and how and where I use them. My four strongest skills are;
Today I made a voki. Making this voki was the best because we got to make it look like ourselves, chose a background that shows who we are and what we are interested in and record or type something about ourselves. You can use voki to create whatever character you want and record your own voice too! To create a voki click the link below, it’s a free signup!
Link to Voki.
Resizing My Photo On A “Mac”
Today I learned how to edit and re size a photo on a “Mac”. Here is how I did it:
- Chose the photo I wanted to edit/re-size
- Saved the photo into a folder where I could find it
- Dragged it into iphoto
- Double clicked the photo I chose to make it bigger
- Clicked File, Export change the size to Custom, and changed the dimension to0 450 px
- Clicked Export on the bottom right side
- Re-named and Saved the photo into a folder where I could find it.
- Chose the photo I liked
- Saved the photo into a folder where I could find it
- Dragged it into iphoto
- Double clicked on the photo I chose to make it bigger
- Clicked edit on the bottom right side of iphoto
- Chose if i wanted to crop, rotate etc.
- Clicked on effects on the top right corner.
- Played with the effects. For example, Black and white, boost, fade etc.
- When I thought I had finished my photo click File, Export changed the size to custom, and changed the dimension to 450 px.
- Clicked export on the bottom right side.
- A box appeared asking to save it to a file.
- Rename and save to a file I can remember.
- Uploaded the finished photo to my blog!
My Interests In This Photo
The photo I have chosen to upload to my blog is a photo of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. I chose this photo because it reminds me of the holiday I went on earlier this year. It was my first trip out of Western Australia. This photo links to me in two different ways, the first way it links to me is that I have been to Surfers Paradise for a holiday, and second it is a photographer’s picture. I also enjoy photography as it is an amazing way to capture memories.
The image i chose has been in my mind since the day I left the Gold Coast in February 2012. This photo has interested me for quite a long time since I was about the age of 9. I had always dreamed of going on a holiday to the Gold Coast with my family or friends. This year my dream came true, I went to the Gold Coast with 3 friends of mine for a weeks holiday. I also love this photo because it has a beautiful night life, it makes the city come to life.
This photo reminds me of the skills I have in photography. I love taking day and night photos as it is a beautiful way to catch memories as I said before and to express what I enjoy doing in my spare time.
This photo is owned by ~Prescott
Relating To The Interests I’ve Chosen
As photography is one of my favourite hobbies, I enjoy looking and taking photos of all different scenes, places, objects and people that I find interesting or attractive. Though I did not capture this image, I have some of my own photos I took while on holidays. I still enjoy this image as it is a beautiful scene.
Finding The Photo
The steps I took to find the photo are as followed:
On a “Mac”
- Click here to take you to Flickr – Creative Commons.
- Click on the see more underneath Attribution – Noncommercial License
- Type in search what you are interested in. For example; Gold Coast. Click search
- Flick through the photos that appear and the numbers at the bottom of the page to skip pages.
- When you have found the photo you want, Left click the photo, click the add to iphoto.
Re-sizing The Photo
Steps as followed:
- Open iphoto, double click the picture you saved into iphoto.
- Click File, Export, change the size from full size to custom, type in the box underneath dimension: 450 px
- Click Export, it will ask to save as, save this photo into a folder you will remember where to find it.
- Click on OK
What I Enjoyed Most
What I enjoyed most was being able to look at all the different pictures of the Gold Coast and choosing one that captures my attention more than any of the other photos. I didn’t really enjoy editing or re-sizing the photo as it was difficult to figure out how to use this program on the “Mac”. I enjoyed uploading this photo to the blog because I knew how to add images.
What I Found Hard
The part that I found hard was figuring out how to save the photo from flickr onto my computer and re-sizing it. This is because I have never used flickr before and I am only new to learning new skills on this computer “Mac”.
Difference Between “Copyright & Creative Commons Licensing”
Copyright strictly prohibits people from using and making money from other peoples creativity.
Creative Commons licensing lets people copy and distribute other peoples creative work under specific conditions.
Why Is It important To Ensure You Are Aloud To Use Images Included In Your Posts?
It is important to ensure that you are aloud to use images included in your blog so the producer of photo knows what it is being used for and has no cause for complaint.
So far I enjoy commenting on blog posts, though I’m new to blogging I don’t really know how to make a good comment for a blog post. Jo and Phil told us to watch a video and look at a poster and take notes on commenting last week to help us. I have written a list of points from the video and poster to help us comment on blog posts.
Here they are:
- If someone has written a blog post that interests you, ask questions about it, start a conversation and share information about the topic.
- Ask questions.
- Proof read your comment before posting it.
- Use proper spelling, punctuation, grammar and spacing, but be aware of how the style of the language is used by the original poster as well as other comments to make it more approachable for them.
- Personal information should not be posted such as what suburb you live in, your age, photos, gender and sometimes even your name if you’re not comfortable with it.
- When you comment on a blog, be specific on what you are asking or talking about so the reader/blog poster understands what you want to talk about.
- Be polite and honest when commenting on posts.
- Acknowledge the efforts of others, their viewpoints.
Links to the video and poster are below.
This is the link to the video on commenting,
This is the link to the poster,
These sites were given to our virtual class to look at for ideas on commenting. Jo and Phil also gave us feedback on what we had written for our list on commenting.
Comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated.