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The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of building its organizational capabilities to ensure
an accountable court system where timeliness and efficiency are key hallmarks. In this regard, the
Judiciary is now seeking to recruit suitably qualified individuals to fill the following
contract positions, namely:
BUILDINGS, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT MANAGER
BUSINESS OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR/AREA COURT MANAGER
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS SUPERVISOR
RESUMES INCLUDING COPIES OF RELEVANT ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND TWO REFERENCE
LETTERS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
COURT, HEAD HUMAN RESOURCES
JUDICIARY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
CORNER DUKE AND PEMBROKE STREETS
For details on these positions please visit our website page at
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 24, 2014
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
Terms and conditions of employment will be determined by the Chief Personnel Officer 1116055
CA leading Distribution company located in
Frederick Settlement, Caroni is seeking to fill
the positions of
Accounts/Data Entry Clerks
Minimum Qualifications Include:
• 5 "O" Level Passes (including Maths & English)
• Computer Literate & Proficient with Microsoft Office
• 2+ years experience in an Accounting environment
• Working Knowledge of Peachtree Accounting
• Able to work in a Fast-Paced environment
Interested persons should send their resumes to:
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
Let s start by saying that you must have a cover letter. It s
just the professional thing to do. Now let s look at what you
need to have in yours.
Statistically, cover letters are glanced at for less than 10
seconds, so you should start with a short opening paragraph
and then have bullets to make it easy for your points to get
across. This also makes it simple for you to change as you can
just replace your bulleted sentences.
A pet peeve of hiring managers is when your all-important
first paragraph is wasted with "I am writing to you about your
recent posting for the XYZ job". Instead place before your salu-
RE: Project Manager posting on Dice.com (posting job title
plus source of posting)
Now you can have a compelling opening paragraph that grabs
It is best if you have the name of the person which you may
be able to get on LinkedIn.
If you don t then To Whom It May Concern, or Dear Hiring
Manager will suffice.
This is where you grab their attention. It should NOT be
about you, but rather your value to them. For example:
I am excited about applying for your position as it is a perfect
match for my skill sets.
I have over 10 years of success leading high-profile projects
for such firms as GE, Merck and Ford Motor.
Or:I am the Executive and Corporate Troubleshooter regularly
assigned to turn around failing initiatives and develop improved
processes that reduce TCO and increase the ROI on technology
Continuing that theme, you would have no more than 1-2
additional sentences to support your value proposition.
As a Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP)
leveraging PMI, Six Sigma, Agile and other method-
ologies, I have earned a solid track record for delivering
quality solutions on time.
OrFor example, at EDS, I saved over $600M in delivery
costs for a $3.7B project portfolio.
Companies love it when you demonstrate that you
know something about them so add a short 1-2 line
paragraph that proves this is not a form letter. For
I noticed that XYZ just completed an acquisition
of ABC which probably means you need help in
migrating and consolidating applications. This is just
one of the responsibilities I had at Merck.
Follow your last paragraph with,
Highlights of my background include:
Have up to 5 bullets here; a long story is not nec-
essary. Keep your bullet statements short, and
remember, the only purpose of the cover letter is to
get them to want to read the resume. Whet their
appetite and get them to want more information. Do
not go into long details here.
Don t forget to stress "soft skills." The #1 trait that
hiring managers look for in a candidate is still good
Assigned to turn around a failing ERP initiative
suffering from cost overruns and missed deadlines,
I met an aggressive production date and came in at
8% under budget.
I would want to know more, wouldn t you?
Keep it simple.
The best way to contact me is on my cell phone
at 222.555.5438 or by email. I look forward to speaking
That s it. Simple, easy to change, and compelling
enough to get them to read your resume. Use these
tips and you will have a greater response to your
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