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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
is seeking compassionate,
driven individuals for the position of Emergency Medical Technician.
If selected, you have the
chance to participate in a Training Programme, which will be paid for you.
The mission and purpose of this position are to compassionately deliv-
er high-quality service and basic patient care in a professional, caring and cost-effec-
o Minimum 3 "O" Level subjects or equivalent qualifications
o Must be 21 years or older
o Must have a Class 3 manual driver's permit for over 1 year & eligibility for a Class
4 permit required; Class 4 / Heavy-T Driver's permit Preferred
o Experience / proficiency in driving, especially with a manual transmission vehicle
o Demonstrating care and compassion for the sick and injured
o Working nights, weekends & public holidays
o Must be physically fit and able to lift patients
o Ability to work responsibly without close supervision
o A résumé and copies of academic certifications
o 2 Passport Sized Photos
o A valid Police Certificate of good character
o Medical Certificate of fitness
o Two (2) reference letters
CERTIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ALSO INVITED TO APPLY FOR IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
Falling into the black hole during
the job application process is discour-
aging. What if there was a way to
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 approach. There is. And it is
not as difficult as you may think.
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 recommendation.
• 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 com-
pany, 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 per cent of
external hires (not internal transfers)
were from employee referrals.
This was the number one source of
external hiring! Job boards only
accounted for 18.1 per cent. 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 someone
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.
You may be thinking that your net-
work 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 company.
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
If you don t have those connections,
then find a second degree connection
inside the company.
Armed with that name, send a reg-
ular email to your first degree connec-
tion and explain you would like an
Let them know you are interested in
learning more about the company and
their hiring practices. Also express there
is a sense of urgency for meeting this
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 work
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
If you can t find a connection within
your network on LinkedIn or Facebook,
you can turn to the open network,
You don t need connections or
friends to communicate with people
on Twitter, which makes it a great plat-
form for reaching out to people you do
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.
FollowerWonk.com. This service allows
you to search Twitter by location and
In your first tweet to them, mention
their Twitter name and reference some-
thing 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 company.
GOOGLE PLUS IS 'OPEN' TOO
Believe it or not, Google Plus is the
second largest social network. (Facebook
is number one.) You may be surprised
by the number of people who have a
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 mes-
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 service like Find-
PeopleOnPlus.com to search specific
fields such as location and employer.
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
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