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Glencore Australia Pty Ltd seeks to hire those who are up to date on the industry. Our industry is a competitive one with policy changing frequently. How do you keep up with industry trends and policy changes?
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Glencore Australia Pty Ltd seeks to hire those who are up to date on the industry. Our industry is a competitive one with policy changing frequently. How do you keep up with industry trends and policy changes?
The interviewer is seeking for proof that you have a genuine interest in their particular industry. When you have a real interest in a topic, you will spend time dedicating yourself to grow 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!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"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?"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I subscribe to a variety of print, and online, publications such as Mines to Markets, Mining Global and Cobalt News. Could you share with me some of your favorite resources? I always like to learn about new industry resources."
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"I have facebook and Linkedln accounts. I am currently following a lot of pages related to mining. I always read their posts, and also I have a couple of friends currently working in the mining industry. I keep contacting them to ask questions about the industry."
Rachelle's Answer
It sounds like you utilize a nice range of resources to keep up to date on the mining industry. Try adding in specifics where possible. I have provided an example, below.
"I currently follow informative mining-related pages on Facebook and LinkedIn, such as (A), (B), and (C) and read their posts regularly. Also, I have a couple of friends who work in the mining industry. I am in contact with them when industry-related questions come up."
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In your opinion, why is our industry a fundamental one?
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 Glencore Australia Pty Ltd, you would have a sense of pride in what they do.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"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 nearly everything we have so without this type of mining, many of the products we know and love would not exist."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I believe the biggest reason why mining is necessary is that minerals and metals can rarely be substituted for anything. They are vital to our everyday lives. If mining stopped, we would not have other resources for some of the most important things we use every day."
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At Glencore Australia Pty Ltd we understand that our industry can be a volatile one. In your opinion, what is the outlook for the metals and mining industry in the next year?
The interviewer wants to see that you have a keen interest in the industry and that you are up to date on some of the challenges and wins that Glencore Australia Pty Ltd may be facing. You do not need to give an incredibly long and drawn out answer but be sure to highlight a couple of interesting points.

Wrap up your response by asking the interviewer their personal opinion on the outlook for the industry. This question from you could start an insightful and helpful conversation

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I read in an article a short time ago that mining was one of 2016's best performing sectors despite a slow start to the year. Citi analysts are predicting another solid year. How do you feel the outlook will be for this industry in the years to come?"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Although the prices for many commodities have declined over the years, I feel that we will be bouncing back again very soon. According to the Financial Post, 2018 is going to be a solid year for the metals and mining industry."
4.
At Glencore Australia Pty Ltd we put safety first when it comes to our employees and the handling of our products. How important is safety to you?
Assure the interviewer that you are as concerned about safety as they are. In which ways do you put safety first? Talk about the importance of security in the workplace.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"One of the reasons why Glencore Australia Pty Ltd stands out to me as a potential employer, is your dedication to workplace safety. I feel that safety should be the number one consideration in this industry. It determines employee engagement, company profitability, and ensures a strong industry reputation."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Safety is of utmost importance to me! I take regular precautions in the workplace, and I continue to attend safety training while keeping my tickets and certifications valid."
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At Glencore Australia Pty Ltd we take every step possible to be a leader in our industry. In your opinion, who are our competitors and what sets us apart from them?
It is incredibly important to research the company before your interview. You should learn who the company's competitors are. Discuss your findings with the interviewer and be sure to speak highly of Glencore Australia Pty Ltd while answering this question.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have researched Glencore Australia Pty Ltd and see that you truly are an industry leader in the metals and mining arena. From my research, I believe what sets you apart is your incredible dedication to safety, and to the environment."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"From my understanding, your biggest competitors are companies A, B, and C. I believe that Glencore Australia Pty Ltd is different because you put safety above all else. Your public safety records are impressive, and I am excited at the possibility to join such a responsible company."
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"I know that Glencore is one of the biggest coal producers in the world. I also a friend working in Glencore. When I talked to him, he has said that safety and workers happiness are some of the most important things Glencore cares for. By doing that, they always keep their reputation at a high level. Therefore, they boost their chance to get new contracts in the mining industry."
Rachelle's Answer
These are great reasons for Glencore to stand out; however, you did not mention who their biggest competitors are. The interviewer will want to see that you have taken the time to research their company. I have reworded your response, below.
"I understand Glencore's biggest competitors to be (A), and (B). I have a friend who works here, and he said that safety and the happiness of your employees are some of the factors that you focus on most, here at Glencore. Since you are the largest coal producer in the world, it's great to see that you keep your reputation so positive. I am sure these efforts boost your chance of winning the best contracts and hiring the best people in the mining industry."
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