A new blog on mining is always welcome. This week saw the first posting of CareerMiner by Susan Kihn. She starts with five articles ranging from how to avoid scammers promising to find you a mining job, to the joys of fly-in, fly-out mining camps. And she ask the perennial question: is there a place for women in the mining industry?
Now I confess that I know and like Susan. We have had meals together and drunk wine together. Along with her husband and five kids.
She and her family are but recently come to Vancouver from South Africa. Both now work for InfoMine Careeers.
I am delighted to see her courage in taking on the task of writing a blog on jobs and working in the mining industry. I have long urged InfoMine to expand its stable of blogs. Susan is the first to take heed of my exhortations and pick up the e-pen to write.
I have written many pieces in this blog on similar topics to those she will inevitable gravitate to. I will continue to write about those topics, maybe paralleling her, maybe emulating her, maybe striking out on my own. Fear not: I suspect my voice is unique enough that we will never say the same thing. And being independent, I can offend, whereas she must be nicer than me.
I am sure she will appreciate new readers and comments. So let me end by urging you to go to her blog, read, and comment. And send her ideas for future postings. I know that it is not always easy to come up with a topic on which you can write something new and interesting. Thanks.