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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, April 7, 2015
SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANCY
Office of Works Supervisor I (Range 28)
IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned office.
Experience (18 months to 4 years) in construction and maintenance work including some supervisory experience and train-
ing as evidenced by a National Technician Certificate (Junior Builders' Course) or its equivalent; or any equivalent combi-
nation of experience and training.
For further details 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
Interested persons must submit their application no later than
Persons who have applied previously and who still wish to be considered for appointment to the office are advised to re-
apply in response to this Advertisement.
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.
Keeping track of what you've done, who has
what version of your resume, and who you have
- and have not - contacted, will help you look
professional and be more productive. Insanity
has been defined as doing the same thing over
and over, but expecting a different outcome.
Tracking your job search efforts will help you
separate what IS working from what is not
working, so that you can improve your job
search skills and land that next job.
Keep track of your search activities at each job
site by recording in a notebook, spreadsheet, a file
cabinet, and/or a website.
Your next job search will probably be different
from this one, for many reasons, but these notes
will keep the learnings from this search available
to you (and, maybe, to your friends, if you choose
to share). They will also help you close down your
search so that you don't lose your new job, when
you get one.
Starting Your Job Search
Set up a separate page, section, or (best) file for
each job site that you use, and keep a diary.
Record the following information for each job
site you use:
• Name of job site and the date you established
an account at that job site, if registration was
• Your account name and password, if they
• Name of job site and date when you posted a
resume, including the version of your resume
that you used (e.g. the one emphasizing your
skills with computers or the one emphasizing
your experience in the insurance industry,
• What job site services that you signed up for
(and didn't sign up for) at each job site.
• Phone calls or e-mails from potential
employers that are traceable to your use of
each job site (you may also want to keep track
of unsolicited commercial bulk e-mail that
seems related to your use of a specific site).
• Print and Save from each site: [shortcut for a
PC - hold down the Control key and hit the P
key to print]
• The level of privacy you chose for your resume
and/or contact information
the site, and any changes thereafter (if you
site, and any changes thereafter (if you can)
Keep track of each job that you apply for:
The job title, job identifier number, employer
name, location, and date/time you applied.
The version of your resume that you used and
any cover letter (or cover paragraph) - print hard
copies of these documents if you can.
Contact information for the employer or
The names, titles, and dates for everyone with
whom you spoke at the employer or recruiter.
Notes on any discussions you had (take notes
and then write them up immediately after the
The follow up that you did (phone calls, faxes,
etc.), and the date and action of the next follow up
step.Feedback that you received from the recruiter,
HR manager, hiring manager, etc.
Track your networking efforts as well:
• Who you contacted, when you contact them,
why you contacted them (know this before
you dial the number or send the e-mail!),
the outcome (e.g.,left a message, had a
conversation, made a lunch date, etc.),
and the next step.
• What association or society meetings
you attended, when you attended,
and who you met there.
• Check out Job-Hunt's "Tapping the
Hidden Job Market" article for more
in-depth networking hints. Note:
Collect business cards at meetings.
Write the organization and date on
the back as well as any other
pertinent information, and then
follow up! Be sure to have your own
business cards as well (print them
yourself on your computer's printer,
or get them at an office supply store).
Yes, the tracking is a pain in the neck,
but it will provide you with
information on what works and what
doesn't work -- which job sites are
most effective for you and which are
a waste of your time, which
employers are most interested in you
and which don't seem responsive or
interested. Then, you can be more
efficient in your job search.
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