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Career Opportunity (contract)
The Information and Communications Technology Unit of the Ministry of National Security is
charged with the responsibility to manage and maintain all areas of the Ministry's integrated public
safety communication system. In this regard, applications are invited from suitably qualified nation-
als of Trinidad and Tobago to fill the following contract position in the Ministry of National Security:
Reporting to the Information Technology Systems Manager, the incumbent will be primari-
ly responsible for researching, analyzing, maintaining and implementing database solutions for the
Ministry of National Security.
o Training as evidenced by the possession of a BSc Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
o Three (3) years database experience using Structured Query Language (SQL) Server 2000,
2005 and 2008 and proficiency in writing stored procedures and complex queries.
o At least one (1) year experience in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration and Application
Development Certification in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server Applications will be
a valuable asset.
o Experience in the development of large databases in a relational security environment.
o Experience in conducting business analysis in a complex environment and developing
associated work flows.
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Quitting is permanently and voluntarily leaving
a job. It is not usually good career or financial move.
Nor is it usually a good way to start your career
change, unless you need to be in training full-time.
Exceptions exist, of course. If continuing to do
your current job involves you in potentially illegal
activity or if you feel your life, health, or safety are
at risk, then quitting may be your only - and your
best - option. However, typically it is not a good idea
to quit one job before you have landed the next one.
WHY NOT QUIT?
Two primary reasons:
• 1. Recruiters and employers prefer "passive"
(employed) job seekers. NOT logical, but definitely
reality! Many recruiters and employers currently
believe that the world of job candidates is divided
into 2 parts: first, people looking for new jobs (also
known as "active" job seekers) and, second, happily
employed people who are not looking for new jobs
(a.k.a. "passive" job seekers). Obviously (?), the most
desirable potential employees are those passive job
seekers who aren t looking for jobs. The passive job
seekers are happily employed because they are well-
paid, successful people. It seems very similar to the
"playing hard to get" dating strategy. It s not logical
and very often not true, but it is human nature.
• 2. If you quit your job, you are automatically includ-
ed in the less desirable active job seeker category
of "active" job seeker. Following this somewhat
twisted logic, if you are still employed, however
tenuously and unhappily, the fact that you are cur-
rently employed makes you more interesting to
recruiters and employers than you would be if you
were not employed. So, if you can avoid it, don t
quit one job before you find a replacement.
TIME FOR A STEALTH JOB HUNT
People do lose their jobs when their employers discovers
that they are job hunting - not 100% of the time, to be sure,
but often enough to make searching from home and being
careful at work a very wise strategy. These days LinkedIn
makes it much easier to conduct a stealth job search, so be
sure to have a 100% complete LinkedIn profile.
Even though employers prefer job seekers who are
currently employed, most of them view one of their
own employees who is job hunting as "disloyal" or
a "risk" to the organisation. They fear that customer
lists or product secrets or something critical will be
stolen by the departing employee and given to the
new employer, possibly a competitor.
Often, your current employer s competitors could
be your next employer. But, proceed cautiously when
contacting and interviewing with these potential
employers. It is possible that they might be interested
in you only for information they could get from you
about your current employer - a big risk for you.
WHAT IF YOU'VE ALREADY QUIT YOUR JOB?
Hopefully you quit for a really good reason, not
because you were angry with someone or embarrassed
about something. So, time to move on. Your will get
your way to that next job.
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