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Office of Director, Office of Economic and
Industrial Research (Range 61)
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned office.
Particulars relating to the office are given hereunder:-
Highly responsible professional work in the field of economic and industrial relations research.
Extensive (over 8 years) experience in economic and industrial relations research including experience in supervisory
capacity such as may have been gained in the next lower class and training as evidenced by a Degree in Economics and/or
Industrial Relations from a recognized University or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Persons wishing to apply can access the Advertisement, the Application Form and the Job Specification at the Service
Commissions Department and on the website at
Application forms are obtainable from any District Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago House of Assembly,
the Service Commissions Department and on the website.
Interested persons must submit their applications no later than 22nd December, 2014 to the:
Applicants are advised to submit the following along with their application:-
i. Telephone Contact;
ii. Relevant copies of your Birth/Academic Certificates;
iii. Any other relevant information; e.g. Curriculum Vitae.
Applications submitted without the following are deemed incomplete and unsuitable:
o Applicant's signature
o Date of application
o Copy of Birth Certificates attached (computerized only)
o Legible and clearly printed copies of:
o Relevant academic qualifications
o Documentation showing proof of citizenship (if not born in Trinidad and Tobago)
o Documentation from the relevant authorizing bodies, verifying equivalency for qualification obtained abroad
Applicants are also advised to check regularly for updates on the website with respect to the Civil Service Examination
or Interviews to be conducted in the future.
You may enjoy laughing at sit-coms and movies that
feature workplaces with awkward situations, but it's rarely
fun to be the protagonist at the center of the controversy.
And, it certainly won't help you to succeed in your job
In honor of the finale of NBC's The Office, here are
three common scenarios to avoid when applying for jobs.
These scenarios frequently make top ten lists of employer
1. Declaring that you are the "ideal candidate" in a
Why this doesn't work: If you don't know the organ-
ization and haven't seen the applications of the other
candidates, this isn't a judgment call that you can make.
This may be the standard line in hundreds of cover
letter templates, but I've never seen it convince an actual
employer to hire based on this assertion.
What to do instead: Say why you're applying for this
particular position and briefly relate it to your interests
I'm especially interested in applying for your environ-
mental consulting position as I majored in Environmental
Science in college and have completed two internships
that were similar to the work you do in wetlands preser-
2. Saying, "I'll Do Anything"
Why this doesn't work: When employers hire, they
seek the candidate with the most relevant skills -- and
personality fit -- for the job. Most of us aren't equally
good at everything we do -- and a job that doesn't fit our
strengths can feel like writing with the wrong hand.
What to do instead: Know your strengths, what you
do well, and how you could put these skills to work if
you were hired. Listen to what the employer says they
need, identify the skills you have that could help them,
and make that work for you.
You need someone to help you with invoicing? I've
done my dad's invoices for his business for the past three
3. Asking about salary or the vacation plan before
you get the offer.
Why this doesn't work: Ideally, you want to show your
potential employer that you understand what the job
entails -- and that you're interested in the work itself, first
and foremost. If you haven't done your homework and
tell them a salary that's way under or over -- you may
get a laugh and a dismissal instead of a paycheck.
What to do instead: If an employer asks you about
salary, follow the guidelines recommended by Job-Hunt's
Recruiting Expert Jeff Lipshultz in his article, The Starting
Treat your potential employer like you would a first
date. Be polite. Express interest in learning about others
before you talk about yourself. Get to know each other
first -- before you start asking about long-term plans.
Then let us know how it works for you.
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