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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANCY
Office of School Publications Assistant (Range 35)
Ministry of Education
Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for appointment to the above mentioned
Particulars relating to the office are given
Kind of Work
Technical work in the field of educational
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
Experience in design, layout or display of visual
aids and training as evidenced by the possession
of a Trained Teacher's Certificate, supplemented
by an approved course of training in graphic arts,
or publishing, or photography of basic design.
Distinguishing Features of Work
An officer in this class performs a variety of tasks
assisting a superior in the publication of materials
for educational purposes. Work involves assisting
in evaluating, reading and number materials and
in editing and planning production programmes
for visual aids. Work is performed with
considerable independence following general
directives from a superior and is reviewed for
effectiveness through discussions, observations
Range 35: $6,665 - $8,314/$8,837 per month
$3,243 per month (2009)
Applications from officers holding permanent
appointment in the Teaching/Public Service
should be made on the Application for Promotion
form. Temporary officers should use the
Application for Employment form.
Copies of all relevant academic certificates
and birth certificate (with supporting affidavit
where applicable) should be attached to all
Persons who have applied previously and who
still wish to be considered for appointment to the
office are advised to re-apply to this Notice.
Interested persons must submit their applications
through their Permanent Secretaries or Heads of
Department no later than 13th March, 2015 to:
Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
52-58 Woodford Street
Port of Spain
Persons wishing to apply, can access the Notice
of Vacancy, the Application Form and the Job
Specification at the Service Commissions
Department and on the website at www.scd.org.tt
Application forms are obtainable from any District
Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago
House of Assembly or the Service Commissions
Applicants are advised to submit the following
along with their application:-
i. Telephone Contact;
ii. Copies of your Birth/Academic certificates;
iii. Any other relevant information; e.g.
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS
WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
Applications submitted without the following are
deemed incomplete and unsuitable:
Date of application
Copy of Birth Certificates attached
Legible and clearly printed copies of:
o relevant academic qualifications
o Documentation showing proof of
citizenship (if not born in Trinidad
o Documentation from the relevant
authorizing bodies, verifying
equivalency for qualification
Are you sick and tired of searching for a job?
It is tough work and requires skills and strategies
that may be new to you!
When you continue to do the same things over
and over and get the same results, that ought to
be your first clue to step away and stop the insan-
1. Have More Than One Inside Contact
Often job seekers stop acquiring names and meet-
ing with people once they already have an inside
But don t let that stop you.
You need to play the odds and having more than
one ally is a wise strategy- you never know the
influence or alliances people have.
Keep building your network and if someone sug-
gests you meet a second or third company insider,
go for it.
A good response may be:
"I recently met Jim Jones in IT, however, I d love
to meet Sally Smith too!"
2. You Can "Work" with More Than One
Third party recruiters don t work for you.
They work on behalf of the company hiring. At
the end of the day, they will protect and serve their
client s needs and best interests.
However, you should never put your job search
in the hands of a single recruiter or firm. Different
firms work with different companies. And because
there are numerous companies you would like to
work for, you are best served finding third party
recruiters who have pre-existing relationships with
those companies. Ask around.
There is one small caveat: do not pit recruiters
against each other.
Let them know if your resume has been submitted
for the same job by another recruiter or you have
applied on your own to the same company. They
need to know.
3. Always Follow-Up
It would be wonderful if every HR rep followed-
up in a timely manner. But the reality is, they don t.
It isn t always their fault.
The best you can do is persistently follow-up to
find out where they are in the process and if they
need any more information from you.
Double check their time line, and remind them
you will reach out if you don t hear within that
Staying in touch with people you interviewed
with shows interest, just don t stalk!
4. LinkedIn Is More Than An On-Line Resume
Having a LinkedIn profile is just the beginning
Be sure your profile is robust. In other words,
you have completely filled in the sections, used key
words and even embedded media and files.
Actively participating in groups and updating
your status daily during your job search increases
your odds of getting on the radar of hiring man-
If you want to stand out from the crowd, you
will have to put forth some effort.
Grow your network. Learn how to use the
advanced search functionality to find inside con-
nections, tap into alumni and even previous co-
5. Job Boards Are Only One Part of Your Job
Instead of spending most of your time and energy
obsessing over jobs posted on job boards, try tar-
geting companies who have previously posted jobs
or companies you know you would like to work for
and begin talking to employees inside those com-
According to CareerXroads, fewer than 20 percent
of jobs are filled through job ads. Do you know
where the majority of external hires come from?
Employee referrals. This is why you need to meet
people who work inside companies!
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