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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO BUREAU OF STANDARDS
1-2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya, Tunapuna.
The public is advised that there are a number of National Compulsory
Standards, including labelling, that relate to goods produced or used in
Trinidad and Tobago according to the Standards Act of 1997. These as
well as other National Voluntary Standards geared to promoting public
and industrial welfare, health and safety are available at the Trinidad
and Tobago Bureau of Standards' office in Macoya.
The new web-based TTBizLink environment has enabled the Trinidad
and Tobago Bureau of Standards to be more efficient and effective in
carrying out its mandate and among other things, has reduced the
devices) items entering the country without being subject to the
requirements of applicable conformity assessment.
The list with applicable commodity codes is available for your review on
the TTBizLink website.
For further information you may also contact us at the
following telephone nos:
662-7628; 662-6216; 662-4481/1
An opportunity has become available for a proficient Project/
Administrative Assistant in a dynamic, fast-paced unit.
• Organizational and administrative support, creating and
maintaining databases and files
• Draft and produce written reports and communications
• Financial administrative assistance including processing
invoices, orders and record keeping
• Create website and social media content to raise the
profile of the unit
YOU WILL NEED
• Minimum- First Degree in a relevant field
• Excellent administrative skills with ability to effectively
manage time and multitask
• Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge in Word, Excel, Power Point and
adept in using social media networks
This role represents a great opportunity within a friendly,
If you are immediately available and meet the selection
criteria, please send your resume to:
Human Resources Department
PO Box 1227
Port of Spain
This question may come disguised
as, "What should I know about
you?" or they might say, "What
would you like me to know about
However the question is posed,
the result is a sticky spider web sit-
uation for the job interviewee.
Like the "Why should we hire
you?" question, this is an opportu-
nity to market yourself, presenting
yourself as the solution (right can-
didate) for their problem (a job to
Then, in the intervew, you tell
them the things that emphasize how
your accomplishments and experi-
ence make you an ideal candidate
for the job you are seeking.
Answering the Real Question
You probably find yourself
wondering, "What is it they really
want to know?" Excellent thought!
That thought is, luckily, your ticket
to understanding the question --
putting yourself in the shoes of the
interviewer to imagine what they
would want to (need to) know about
What you don't tell them.
I call this question a "spider web"
because if you simply tell someone
about yourself without
planning or context to the target
job you are there to interview
for, you could blow the
Prepare in advance with your
answer to this question.
Without answering carefully,
you could share all kinds of
information that leaves them
with the impression that you
• A bad communicator
• Someone who doesn't
understand the opportunity
or the employer
• Or simply a risk for the
Most people talk about what
they know, ramble even, about
where they live, kids,
likes/dislikes, but, remember,
THIS IS AN INTERVIEW.
For the employer, the sole
purpose of this interview is to
see if you are a fit for them and
a fit for this job!
Therefore, your goal is to
avoid answers that give away
personal information about
yourself. An employer isn't
going to select you to hire
because you have such cute
children, a wonderful husband
or wife, or interesting hobbies.
Perhaps, ask for clarification.
To ensure that you provide
the information they want, you
might wish to start your
response with a question of
your own, like this --
"I would be glad to. Could
you give me an idea of the type
of information you would like to
By starting this way, you can
direct your answer better and
be more conversational.
Or, you could share the
information you have prepared
and then ask --
"Is there anything else you
would like to know?"
What else should you do to
Before you ever go to an
interview, you need to KNOW
YOURSELF in terms of
qualifications for the job and
match for the company.
To know this you should:
• 1. Research the company;
• 2. Identify, catalog, list, and
review your expertise,
strengths, and unique value;
• 3. Practice, practice, practice
so you sound natural and
Then, you will be ready to put
yourself in the employer's shoes
and emphasize what will make
you stand out for the company
and for the job.
With advanced planning and
practice, you can know your
target employer and how to sell
yourself for the job. "Tell me
about yourself" then becomes a
positive and fun exercise in
demonstrating your value and
getting one step closer to
winning that great new job!
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