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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is a dynamic student-oriented institution
providing a broad spectrum of high-quality, career-oriented programmes that span the
diploma-doctoral spectrum of Higher Education (H.E.) quali cations.
Applications are now open to join UTT in the following position:
Interested persons should visit www.u.tt/jobs for information on
quali cations, duties and responsibilities, and to complete the
UTT Accredited by ACT
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 14th October, 2014
Quality Assurance & Institutional E ectiveness
Manager, Academic Standards
UTT is an Agency of the
Events ID solutions is currently looking to recruit high perform-
ance persons for the role of Call Centre Representatives whose
roles will be to successfully identify and create new qualified
sales opportunities through business to business calling. The
• Intensive outbound sales development to convert to
customers via telephone and email
• Achieving monthly quota
• Engaging with customers via telephone
• As this is the first point of contact with the customers,
conduct business dealings in a professional and proactive
• Sales/Customer service experience (minimum 1 year of
• Highly developed skills in prospecting, probing, objection-
handling, and closing
• Strong time-management and organizational skills.
• Professional attitude and courteous telephone skills
• Bilingual(English/French and English/Spanish
• Five GCE/CXC O'levels including Math and English
Please email your resume to: email@example.com OR
Deadline date for applications: October 31, 2014 1014009
Since, as we saw in Step 3, you will very
likely be Googled by a potential employer,
the best defense is a good offense, so take
the time to manage your online reputation.
This is critical to a successful job search
In Step 3, we saw how potential employ-
ers and recruiters use Google to research
job candidates. We also saw that 70% have
rejected job candidates based on things
they have found in the search results.
Fixing Online Reputation Problems
What that potential employer finds when
they Google your name may not be accurate
or correct or not even about YOU, but a
recruiter or employer in a hurry (which is
most of them) won't take the time to dou-
ble-check to see if that negative information
really is by or about you.
They will just move on to the next can-
didate in the long line of eager job seekers
hoping to be hired. Reality bites:
The drunk driver, tax evader, scantily
clad woman in the suggestive video, or
other "bad" image or news might not be
you, but - if you share the same name -
your job search may still be impacted.&
And you will most likely never know
because very few employers will tell you
why they moved on.
So, it is very important for you to have
your version of you very visible to these
recruiters and potential employers when
they search on your name.
Repairing Self-Inflicted Reputation
What if you've done some crazy things,
when you were young and uncaring or just
being dumb or careless, that are visible in
social media now?
See if you can get them taken down.
Ask your friends to remove those photos
from their Facebook, MySpace, blog, or
other web pages.
Push those entries down off the first
pages of Google results.
This is one of the places you will find
online profiles (Step 5) most helpful.
Fixing Mistaken Online Identity
What if what is found is about someone else who
has the same name you do?
This is a bit harder, but still manageable. You must
put distance between you and the other person,
and you need to make sure your version is seen by
potential employers using a relatively unique version
of your name - a "clean" version of your name.
Establish a Professional Name and Identity
Pick a "clean" version of your name.
You need to establish an obviously different
identity using a "clean" version of your name (with
your middle name or middle initial or nickname
or something else to make your name different).
Google your name, all the variations, and choose
the one you like the best that has the fewest unsavvy
web pages and people associated with it - that's
the "clean" professional version of your name. Use
that name for your LinkedIn Profile, your job appli-
cations, and your resumes.
Think of the famous Star Wars actor "James Earl
Jones" - in real life, his friends probably called him
"Jim Jones" or "Jimmy Jones" - both very common
names. But, as an actor, he needs to be unique and
memorable, so he uses his full name. And he is
both unique and memorable.
Use the James-Earl-Jones strategy to be unique
Make that "clean" name your professional identity.
Publicize it in LinkedIn, Google+, and your Indeed
Resume. Use them in your email signature and
where ever you want to make a professional impres-
Your LinkedIn Profile is your first line of defense
(because you control what it shows the world),
and it is free. Read Job-Hunt's Guide to LinkedIn
for Job Search for help doing it.
Love to make nasty political comments in your
local newspaper, don't use your clean name. Use
a different identity (your nasty political identity).
Enjoy publishing something online that doesn't
fit with your professional image (like children's
stories or cookbook recipes when your professional
image is very buttoned-down 100% business)? Use
an identity different from your professional one
(your domestic identity). And so on. Keep your
"professional" identity separate from your "personal"
Connect the dots between your professional
identity and the resume you send to potential
kk That new, clean name is your professional
identity, so use it consistently - on your resume,
in your email signature, on your blog, etc. The name
on your resume is the name an employer will Google.
And you want employers to find your LinkedIn and
Google+ Profiles, so be sure to use the same name
in all of these areas. You want the employer to find
information online that supports your resume (and
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