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The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission invites applications to fill the permanent position of:
IN THE LEGAL ADVISORY AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
A. Job Summary
The Legal Counsel provides legal assistance and advice on all matters pertaining to the functioning of the Commission
with particular reference to the Securities Act, 2012 and other governing/related legislation.
• Reviews and analyses case materials such as reports, files and correspondence and acts as legal adviser on
• Examines and analyses local and international legal procedural issues in collaboration with local and overseas
legal experts in order to implement appropriate enforcement practices in accordance with the Commission's
• Provides legal assistance and advice on all matters pertaining to the general functions and operations of the
Commission with particular reference to the Securities Act, 2012, and any other relevant legislative enactment.
• Provides legal advice to the Commission and to the various Divisions and Departments within the Commission on
all legal issues arising out of the Commission's fulfilment of its mandate.
• Reviews and assists in the drafting of proposed legislation with a view to determining the suitability of such draft
legislation for the regulation of the securities market and makes recommendations for amendment of the current
legislation where required.
• Reviews proposed draft by-laws and recommends the prioritization of additional draft by-laws where necessary.
• Appears before hearing panels of the Commission and the law Courts of Trinidad & Tobago as an advocate on
behalf of the Commission.
• Performs other related duties as may be required.
C. Minimum Qualifications and Experience
• Attorney at Law admitted to practise at the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago
• 5 to 7 years experience in rendering legal opinions
• 3 years experience as an advocate in the civil or criminal court
• Experience as an attorney in a Financial Institution will be an asset
• Any other equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
All applications should be forwarded under confidential cover and addressed as follows:
Vacant Position: Legal Counsel
The Chief Executive Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission
57 - 59 Dundonald Street
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should arrive no later than March 20, 2015
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So how do you craft a knockout message
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the following steps:
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LinkedIn SEO doesn't have to be a mys-
terious concept. Basically, to rank strongly
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you'll need to add more Connections (which
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in LinkedIn's perspective), and you'll need
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The keywords most important on LinkedIn
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like you: job titles, skills, industry names,
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With space for 2,000 characters available,
your Summary is a great place to inject keywords
into each sentence, repeating them for greater den-
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Dense paragraphs of 4 lines or longer are hard
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Instead of plopping your long-winded resume
summary or bio into LinkedIn, break up those large
paragraphs. Short, easy-to-digest sentences reel
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tant information for people scanning a webpage.
In addition, shortening your descriptions of
career success stories will also force you to write
tight, keyword-rich content, which is perfect for
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Did you realize you can add borders of varying
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If you are hired, emphasize the employer's Return
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brand -- so make it memorable!
• What business problems do you solve?
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Instead of copying "Highly accomplished pro-
fessional with more than 15 years of sales expertise"
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Adding up your years of experience or rattling
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Tell them -- in powerful, keyword-rich sentences
that include metrics -- why you've advanced in
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As IT Operations and NOC Manager, I'm con-
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Note the keyword content (NOC Manager, soft-
ware revenue, IT systems, Controller, IT Operations,
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Social media is all about engagement and rela-
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First-person language ("My work as a CFO affords
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mary into a conversation, rather than a stilted,
uncomfortable description ("Mary launched her
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The other benefit of writing your Summary in
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sonality into your thoughts, showing readers why
you'd make a great connection or employee:
• You might believe a CIO's job is to select the
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ice, better quality, or more profit.
• ales has been my passion ever since I realized
I could help businesses select the right enterprise
software tools -- adding continual value to customers
long after the deal is closed.
The Bottom Line
Your LinkedIn Summary is a make-or-break
section of your Profile!
Take every opportunity to add a meaningful pic-
ture of your ROI in this section, with extra steps
to boost your keyword content. The result will be
better findability and renewed employer interest.
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