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CREDIT UNION COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Credit Union, the Manager has responsibility and is
accountable for the day-to-day management of the Credit Union's operations, compliance and
performance and shall be responsible to the Board of Directors for the performance of his or
her functions and of staff in the discharge of their duties.
In addition the Manager, shall provide leadership to the strategic planning process,
implementing new programmes and strategic initiatives, approved by the Board.
o A first degree in Finance or Accounting, Management or Business Administration,
o Five  years post qualification experience as a Manager of a Credit Union or
o Strong integrative and analytical management skills.
o Excellent time and resource management skills
o Excellent written and oral communication skills
o Excellent interpersonal skills
o An effective manager who is mature, trustworthy, facilitative and able to recognize,
motivate and develop talent.
o Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office/CUMME.
Kindly submit your application and include the following:
1. An updated resume, stating clearly in reverse chronological order, your experience,
qualifications and suitability, as outlined above. Your resume should include all other
standard information, including name and contact information of three  persons who we
may contact for reference.
2. A cover letter clearly summarising why you may be the most suitable candidate for the role
Human Resource Committee
Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service Credit Union
Cooperative Society Limited
No. 5-7, McDonald Street,
Closing date for receipt of applications is:
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Falling into the black hole dur-
ing the job application process is
discouraging. What if there was a
way to avoid it?
There is. And it is not as diffi-
cult as you may think.
Social networks let you connect
and communicate beyond the
immediate sphere of people you
know. The next time you find a
job posting, use this two step
Use the Two-Step Approach When
Applying For Jobs
Most job applicants won't take the
time to do these two steps, and that's
the very reason for this recommenda-
1. The first step is easy. You find a
job online. But, before you begin
modifying your resume and crafting
a customized cover letter, move to
the next step.
2. Step two requires finding someone
who works inside the company you
are interested in.
When you find an ally, supporter,
cheerleader, or advocate inside the
company, the odds of your resume
getting reviewed increase significantly.
It is called an employee referral.
According to the 2013 CareerXroads
source of hiring study, 24.5 percent of
external hires (not internal transfers)
were from employee referrals. This
was the number one source of exter-
nal hiring! Job boards only accounted
for 18.1 percent. When you leverage
the power of an inside contact to
refer you, your odds of getting hired
Once you make contact with some-
one inside the company, either some-
one you know directly or a friend of
a friend, you are now ready to apply
online. And be sure you mention the
name of your inside contact on the
application. Your new inside contact
may even be willing to walk your
resume into the hiring manager's
office, if you ask.
Expanding Your "Social" Network
You may be thinking that your
network isn't very big or you don't
know enough people. Don't give up
hope. These are some ways to find
someone to connect with inside a
LinkedIn makes it very easy to
search your network for people you
know inside a company.
Your best bet is to contact people
you know well inside the company.
If you don't have those connec-
tions, then find a second degree con-
nection inside the company. Armed
with that name, send a regular email
to your first degree connection and
explain you would like an introduc-
tion. Let them know you are interest-
ed in learning more about the com-
pany and their hiring practices. Also
express there is a sense of urgency for
meeting this person.
You never know who knows who,
and it is possible you don't know
where your Facebook friends work.
Don't overlook searching your friends'
You can search beyond your imme-
diate network. Use Facebook's "Search
for Friends" page, and enter the com-
pany name to see who you may know
or be able to get an introduction to.
Twitter Is An "Open" Network
If you can't find a connection
within your network on LinkedIn or
Facebook, you can turn to the open
You don't need connections or
friends to communicate with people
on Twitter, which makes it a great
platform for reaching out to people
you do not know. Use the Twitter
"search people" option (at the top of
most pages on Twitter) to search for
people who work for the company
you are interested in.
Another option is
This service allows you to search
Twitter by location and bio informa-
tion. In your first tweet to them,
mention their Twitter name and ref-
erence something from one of their
tweets. In your next tweet, you can
get a bit more bold, and send them a
link to your LinkedIn profile with
why you would like to work for their
Google Plus Is "Open" Too
Believe it or not, Google Plus is the
second largest social network. (Face-
book is number one.) You may be
surprised by the number of people
who have a Google+ profile.
Google+ is an open network like
Twitter. This means you don't need
to have an existing relationship in
order to mention someone's name in
a message. When you do this, your
message shows up in their stream.
You can try searching for people from
the Google+ search bar or use a serv-
ice like FindPeopleOnPlus.com to
search specific fields such as location
The Bottom Line:
Social networks provide business
intelligence and insights. They were
designed to help connect people and
make it easier to have conversations
and share information. Don't overlook
the opportunity to use them to
expand your network and get noticed.
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