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A key player in the oil and gas industry focused on international operations and is one of the largest
on-shore producers in Trinidad is seeking two (2) qualified nationals and/or residents to fill the position of:
MAJOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor, analyze and improve the current drilling and completion methods
• Monitor and control cost, down time and other operational inefficiecies
• Preparation of risk assessments and hazard analysis for optimizing the operations process
• Assist with the planning of workload, work scheduling and logistics management, succession
planning, equipment and material allocation
• Assist with the preparation of the purchase requets and JAR approval
• Support operations with KPI allocations, ISO and quality control, and monthly and annual reporting
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• Typically 5 - 10 years of related industry expereince with B.Sc. degree in Engineering, with at least 5
years expereince at a senior level
• Excellent management, contractual and operation skills
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities
• Highly organized with strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Copies of all supporting documents must be attached to the application and submitted no later than
December 12, 2014 to:
Touchstone Exploration (Trinidad) Ltd.
# 30 Forest Reserve Road
Trinidad West Indies
A copy of your application and resume should also be forwarded to:
Chief Manpower Officer
Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development
50-54 Duke Place, Duke Street
Port of Spain
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
With at least five years experience
to work full time at
Private Healthcare Provider
in San Fernando.
Email applications to:
or call 652-7102 ext 205.
Applicants are also required
to submit a copy
of the application to:
Chief Manpower Officer,
Ministry of Labour &
Small and Micro Enterprise
50-54 Duke Place,
Duke Street, Port of Spain.1123055
The question of, "Why do you
want to work here?" is not limited
to interviews. You ll find it knock-
ing on your door in networking,
informational interviewing, and
even at job fairs.
In fact, I became an interview
guru as a result of my own terrible
blunder when I was a new college
grad attending a job fair for the first
time. Who knew you had to be well
prepared? I didn t then, but now
you can learn from my experience!
When you are asked this inno-
cent-sounding question, you need
to have a strong answer that
demonstrates your knowledge of
the company and the skills, talents,
experience, and strengths you have
to be a match for their culture and
the targeted position/department.
Very Bad Answers
Here are some answers you
never want to find coming out of
"For the money."
"It seems like a nice place to work."
"My cousin Fred works for you,
and he has great benefits."
All three of these answers are
similar, and may be absolutely true.
However, they share the same
problem -- they are all about what
you want. However, they do not
make the employer interested in
Don t make the mistake of
thinking that you should know
up-front what is in it for you
(salary, vacation days, sick days,
benefits, etc.), so that you are not
wasting your time.
Employers are looking for what
you can do for them, not what
Once you have an offer, then
you have them almost where you
want them, and you can address
your needs then.
But, not before!
Employers want to make only
one offer - to the person who is
the right match for them.
Until you get to the point of
receiving an offer, however, they
are just looking at reasons to elim-
inate you. By focusing on what
you want, you are not focused on
why they might want you.
Also Bad Answers
"Because I know I can make a
really good contribution."
"Because I know you have an
opening for ______________ and I
While these may seem better,
they err in the similar manner of
being vague, "vanilla" answers that
anyone could give to any employer.
What's Wrong with
With answers like these you
show lack of knowledge or interest
in the company, and you won t
stand out from those who also
want the position.
In short, you fade into the
woodwork and get lost among the
other job seekers who have not
done their homework either. These
answers will never get you far with
Do Your Homework
When I say, "homework" I am refer-
ring to research and preparation in three
• 1. Know yourself
• 2. Know the company
• 3. Know the position and the depart-
ment (if possible).
Let me walk you through these:
1. Know Yourself
Before you talk to employers, or even
network for positions, you need to have
a strong grasp of what you can offer
them. (What s the return on investment
you provide to the employer?)
You should be able to talk about your
strengths and your accomplishments,
and to readily give concrete answers to
questions such as "What are your great-
est strengths?", "Why should we hire
you?", and "Tell me about yourself."
2. Know the Company
Get to know the companies you will
be talking to (or talking about, if net-
When you know details about them,
their culture, their goals, their products,
and their challenges, you are then able
to talk about yourself and your fit into
Visit LinkedIn and view the company
profile information, and search for cur-
rent/past employee profiles.
Google the company, and read all
you can. Visit their company website
to learn more about them.
3. Know the Position
and the Department
In this economy, there is no room
for shopping for "any job you find me
Instead, you need to know where
you would fit into the company,
whether there is a current advertised
opening or not.
Again, resources like LinkedIn will
let you search profiles for staff in target
Use the information to learn more
about their job responsibilities and to
identify LinkedIn Groups they belong
to (and join them).
Also, using Google and viewing the
company website will allow you to learn
more as well.
Putting it All Together
Once you have done all your pre-
interview homework, you will never
again find yourself blundering on critical
questions like, "Why do you want to
Instead, you will be prepared to talk
knowledgeably about the company and
position, why they interest you, and
how you will fit in with your skill set,
personality, and experience.
Play the game, and realise that even
if this job is not a match, if they like
you and want to hire you, they may
find the right place for you (at the right
salary) in the long run.
As long as you ve done your home-
work in advance and demonstrated your
interest in them.
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