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Oil and gas to open rich seam of business potential in new sector

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

The leading jobsite for the oil and gas industry worldwide is opening up its formidable online community-building power into a new sector with the launch of miningjobsearch.com.

The established site, oilandgasjobsearch.com, features over 460,000 CVs, 500,000 visits, four million job views and over 12,000 jobs posted monthly by 1,200 active international clients, making it one of the most popular industry job sites in the world.

It uses phenomenally clever, quick, and easy to use software and the latest hardware, which has enabled it to establish an advantage in the market. Now the team behind the site are taking this model, combined with 10 years of experience, to launch an offensive into the much larger worldwide mining industry.

Free registration in just 20 seconds, and simple resume upload for candidates, plus mobile access and extensive job posts from major industry recruiters and direct clients, have made it the jobsite of choice for thousands of oil and gas professionals.

The quality and breadth of professionals engaged in the site has endeared it to the industry and built a rock solid platform for growth. Recruiters receive CV alerts as they upload, outstanding pre-filtering and highly relevant targeting of candidates via email campaigns.

Oil and Gas Job Search Managing Director Duncan Freer said the move into mining was a natural one for the business.

“Our investment in software development has created one of the best user experiences around for job searchers and recruiters, so it makes sense now to explore what the model can do in new, larger sectors.

“Mining is a good fit for us as it mirrors a lot of the job search and placement behaviours of the oil and gas sector, for example, it has plenty of international contract work and is vast in scope and potential," he said.

“It also helps when your clients ask you to look at it as well," he added. Clients with interests in both sectors are already posting jobs on the new site.

Simon Winfield, Senior Regional Director, Hays Mining, in Australia, welcomed the move.

“We have always been pleased with the results we have received from Oil & Gas Job Search so are excited to see them develop a solution for the mining sector.”

The worldwide mining industry has global stock values of some 50 trillion dollars.

Traditional heartlands are Perth, Australia – where Oil and Gas Job Search already have an office – the US, Canada and South Africa. There is also plenty of opportunity in China, India, South East Asia, Africa and Latin America.
 
Duncan Freer again: “This is a worldwide launch. We want to be where the mining communities of the world are, helping candidates and recruiters find what they are looking for."

"We expect to reach 5,000 jobs very quickly and build up candidate registrations from there."

 

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

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