Thinking of pursuing a career as a mining consultant? Here are six of the things mining consultants love most about their work.
1. It's never groundhog day
As a mining consultant, your schedule will vary depending on the nature and location of projects you’re working on. One thing that’s for certain is that you won’t be sitting behind a desk from 9 to 5. Mining consultants enjoy a varied schedule that’s never boring.
2. You're not alone
As a consultant, you’ll be collaborating with many people during the course of your work, giving you the opportunity to meet great contacts, develop friendships, learn and further your career while you work.
3. You'll use your thinking cap
Problem solving will be a pivotal part of your work as a mining consultant. You’ll need to think on your feet, tackle obstacles and keep clients happy. Overcoming challenges involves creative thinking and tenacity – and it’s one of the most exciting and satisfying aspects of the job.
4. So many skills
Consultants are valuable to companies because they’re experts in their field. Your job will involve you keeping up to date with industry trends and knowledge. This means you’ll stay relevant to clients, and your skills in your job will never plateau.
5. So many clients
Just as your schedule and work will be varied, so too will your client base. Mining consultants come into contact with a range of clients with different needs and expectations. You’ll gain excellent experience in dealing with all sorts of people to solve problems and drive results.
6. Networking a plenty
The upside of working across so many clients and team members is that your networking game will be strong. If you seize opportunities to stay in contact with past clients and build relationships with current and potential clients through events, informal catch-ups and online networking, your career as a mining consultant will go from strength to strength.
Keen to become a mining consultant? Visit our careers page at http://www.mecmining.com.au/careers/