"There are many great resources dedicated to the metals and mining industry. At the moment, my favorite resource is miningmagazine.com. I visit their website frequently and also subscribe to their blog. What is your favorite resource for industry related news?"
The interviewer is seeking for proof that you have a genuine interest in their particular industry. When you have a true interest in a topic, you will spend time dedicating yourself to growing your knowledge base.
Discuss with the interviewer a couple of ways that you keep yourself updated on industry trends and policy changes. It's also a great idea to ask the interviewer about the ways they keep prefer to stay on top of industry topics. You never know what other resources are out there and you may learn something new!
"I strongly believe that the metals and mining industry provides an excellent boost in the economy; especially in those regions and states where mining activity is concentrated. Minerals and metals are what make up nearly everything we have so without this type of mining, many of the products we know and love simply would not exist."
Employees who see value in their company, and industry, are going to be happier and stay longer. The interviewer is looking for your opinion on why the metals and mining industry is an important one. Show the interviewer that, if hired by Arch Coal, you would have a sense of pride for what they do.
Every step counts for a successful project so at Arch Coal we prefer to hire those who come highly trained. Do you have any post-secondary education related to project management or environmental affairs?