Think personal branding doesn’t have a place in the world of mining? Think again.

Contrary to the misconception that personal branding is reserved for those in more conventional career paths, it holds immense value for professionals in the mining industry. Here’s why.


In essence, crafting a personal brand centers around self-awareness. It entails introspectively examining your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. This process establishes an authentic foundation from which to advance your career and construct the life you aspire to lead.

Remember, the personal brand development process need not be public; you can refine it over time as your priorities shift.

Uncertain about where to begin? Here are some straightforward directives.

Compose Your Mission Statement

  • What are my values?
  • What ignites my passions?
  • What serves as my driving motivation?

Define Your Objectives

  • What aspirations do I hold for my life?
  • How do I envision success now and in the future?

Evaluate Your Aptitudes Against Your Objectives

  • What is my training and experience?
  • What are my strengths and vulnerabilities?
  • What attributes render me distinctive?
  • Who contributes to my happiness?

Clear comprehension of your abilities, potentials, and anticipations empowers you to prioritise qualities and relationships that propel you toward your objectives, while also identifying any hindrances.


Once your personal brand is internally defined, conveying it to others becomes more seamless. This process nurtures your confidence and emboldens you to seize inspiring opportunities.

In a role you already relish, consistent communication and behaviour steer you toward desired career growth. During transitions or job searches, the ability to articulate your ambitions and epitomise your brand positions you as an appealing candidate.



Your personal brand enhances credibility among colleagues and superiors. Their confidence in you positions you well for promotions and high-profile projects.

It also commands esteem in your wider professional network. Clarity about your contributions and interests empowers you to stay attuned to pertinent industry trends and locate your “tribe”: kindred spirits who involve you in conferences, webinars, events, whitepapers, and more.


Crafting and projecting your personal brand furnishes you with greater control over your professional image. It further provides flexibility to refine and expand your brand as your career progresses.

Bear in mind, that your career journey spans a considerable stretch – one we hope brims with fulfillment. Therefore, positioning yourself to attain truly meaningful outcomes is an astute move.

The 6 Best Things About Being A Mining Consultant

 Exploring a potential career path as a mining consultant? Discover the six aspects of this profession that mining consultants truly cherish.

  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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Diverse Clients and Varied Experiences

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.

  1. Networking Galore

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

 MEC Mining meet future Mining Engineers at UQ

We had the pleasure of meeting many enthusiastic students at UQ’s Engineering Careers Fair last Friday.

MEC’s Head of Talent Management Cheryl Holton attended the event along with Graduate Mining Engineers Hung To and Fabian Graes as well as Undergraduate Mining Engineers Yuri Gervasiev, Bryant Li and Ajay Datt.

It’s always fantastic to meet up-and-coming engineers, said Cheryl, and I am so proud to be part of the young professionals who joined me on the day. They did an amazing job representing MEC’s values, vision, and expertise.”

It was a valuable exchange for us as mining professionals and for them as aspiring professionals. Not only were we able to hear about their thoughts and career ambitions, but we were also able to answer their questions about the industry and show them the sorts of opportunities available to them if they work for a company like ours.