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If you have decided today is the
day to launch a new job search
campaign, there are at least four
things you should do before you
Without this preparation, your
job search will take longer and
not be as successful as it could be
- like traveling to a new destina-
tion without a GPS or map or fix-
ing dinner for your family without
a menu in mind and the necessary
The Four Essential Parts of the
Solid Foundation for Your Job
Your initial urge may be to feverishly
send resumes to recruiters and to
companies in response to job postings.
Before you start the search, tackle
these four tasks. When you have com-
pleted these four tasks, you will have
a solid foundation to launch your suc-
cessful job search.
One: Define Your Goal
Your career goal should be a specific
definition of the type of job you desire.
Couple that goal with what you need
to do to reach your goal.
Candidates with goals are more effi-
cient because they have narrowed
their target and focused their efforts.
Time is not wasted on dead-ends or
Also, employers want to hire deci-
sive, intelligent people who act with
purpose. Candidates making random
moves to secure "any" job are less
attractive to hiring managers.
Two: Market Research
Now that you have defined your
career, there are a few things to inves-
• Is there a demand for this occu-
• What is the forecasted demand
of this occupation?
• Is this a thriving industry?
• What is the profile of the employ-
ers in this industry? For example,
is there a mixture of large and
• Are the employers and jobs in a
location in which you are willing
Many of these answers can be found
through simple Internet searches.
The results of your market research
may indicate that you need to refine
- or possibly replace - your goal, but
you won't know until you have done
the research. Better to do this now
than later to avoid the loss of valuable
Three: Update Your Resume &
With a viable career goal in mind,
you are now ready to write your new
resume and update your LinkedIn
By writing your resume with a goal
in mind, you can present yourself as
the ideal candidate for your target job.
Customizing your resume and
LinkedIn in this manner will demon-
strate how you meet the needs of the
Review example job postings to be
sure you are hitting the points impor-
tant to the hiring managers in your
Four: Create a Plan for a Multi-
You are almost ready to launch your
job search campaign. Before you do,
create a plan. That plan can be as
simple as something you jot in the
"notes" app on your smart phone.
This is a plan to which you will
commit and define detail actions you
plan to take on a daily and weekly
basis. A multi-faceted campaign is
best because you cover all fronts.
This comprehensive campaign will
include online networking, real world
networking, distribution of your
resume to recruiters, searching job
postings, researching companies, cold-
emailing your resume to target com-
panies, and posting your resume on
Launch Your Campaign
After you begin your job search
campaign, fine tune your strategy. It
is possible that after interviewing for
a particular job, you may decide that
occupation is not right for you. If so,
go back to steps one and two to eval-
uate your goal. As you modify your
goal, modify your resume and possibly
your campaign plan. The four tasks
outlined above will serve as a foun-
dation for a successful job search.
The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the
Authority) is an independent body established to regulate the
telecommunications and broadcasting sectors. Our Corporate Culture
incorporates teamwork, a strong work ethic and individual
professionalism. Applications are being invited from dynamic,
forward-thinking individuals for the following position:
Administrative Services Coordinator
- Legal & Regulatory
To provide confidential and administrative support necessary for the efficient and
effective operation of Divisions or Departments in the optimal performance of their
Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide administrative support to assigned Division at the Authority.
• Assist in the planning and management of meetings, workshops and conferences.
• Coordinate meetings, workshops and conferences; including scheduling, preparing
meeting minutes, and documenting assigned action items.
• Under the direction of the Executive Officer, collect administrative and operational
information, including analysis of information, and preparation of reports.
• Prepare manuals, letters and other publications as required.
• Act as recorder at confidential meetings.
• Follow-up on action items in respect of meetings, workshops and conferences.
• Take the initiative to monitor decisions taken and outcomes to be achieved
and report on such activities to the relevant Division or Department Head.
• Design and maintain an effective filing system in keeping with proper standards for
• Handle queries in respect of the work of the Authority.
• Undertake the follow-up activity in respect of the work programme of the Authority
with guidance from the professional officers in the Authority.
• Assist in the preparation of project management reports.
• Perform other related duties as required by job function.
Qualifications and Experience
• Training as evidenced by the possession of an Associate Degree in Business
Administration or Management, or a combination of qualifications and experience.
• At least Five (5) CXC O' Levels General Proficiency inclusive of Mathematics &
• A qualification in the field of Telecommunications and/or Broadcasting will be
considered an Asset.
• At least five (5) years administrative experience including supervision,
organization, coordination and performance of duties at a supervisory level.
• Efficient use of Microsoft Office applications.
• Experience in a legal firm or law office will be an asset.
Applications should be submitted no later than Friday 26th September 2014 to:
Manager, Human Resources
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
#5, Eight Avenue Extension, off Twelfth Street, Barataria,
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Late applications will not be accepted and unsuitable
applications will not be acknowledged.
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