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The National Agricultural Marketing & Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) is
seeking to recruit a dynamic professionals to join our Team. Applications are invited
from suitable qualified individuals to fill the following position on contract:
The Food Technologist conducts research and development on the creation of new agri-products and
may include bench trials and pilot projects to check the feasibility of the product. The Food Technician
also facilitates the exploration of commercial opportunities as part of a Corporation team.
Key duties and Responsibilities
• Identify opportunities and conduct research and development in the creation of new value
added to local agricultural products
• Conduct bench trials on the products identified and if successful, undertake commercial scale
• Identify and undertake developmental work on products with potential for
• Conduct research and bench trials in appropriate post harvest technologies for the local,
export and value added markets
• Conduct research and development work on the promotion of fresh cut industry
• Develop, promote and facilitate programmes and projects in capacity building in food safety
practices and good agricultural practices among key stakeholders
• Assist in developing and conducting training programmes for selected stakeholders on key
technical issues relating to the production of convenient and healthy primary and value added foods
Qualification and Experience
• Degree in Food Technology, Commodity Utilization or related field of study
• Five (5) years in product development
• Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other
techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
• Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the
chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals
and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods
• The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes
finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Applications together with copies of certificates and birth certificate; contact information
should be submitted by
Friday 24th April, 2015 and be addressed to:
The Manager, Human Resources Department
The National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO)
Southern Wholesale Market
3 1/4 mm, S.S. Erin Road, Debe
UNSUITABLE/LATE/INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED0414012
Companies use pictures, videos,
infographics, and presentations
to catch consumer s attention.
As a job seeker, you can apply
the same techniques to stand out
and hook your next employer.
Today, we have all become
increasingly reliant on our mobile
devices and habitually multi-task.
Hiring managers and Human
Resources are bombarded with
resumes and spend just seconds
reviewing your document.
Viewing pictures and images
takes less time and effort than
Though it isn t what hiring pro-
fessionals are expecting, your eye-
catching visual could be the very
reason a hiring professional takes
a look at you.
Visuals do well as social media
updates as well. Tweets and
LinkedIn updates with images
drive greater engagement than
The other reason to amp up
your activity on social networks
with visual updates is because
recruiters are looking at social
profiles. According to Jobvite s
recent social recruiting survey:
• 73 percent of recruiters have
hired based on social profiles.
• Almost 100 percent of recruiters
will look at candidates social
profiles prior to hiring.
• 55 percent of recruiters have
reconsidered a candidate based
on their social media profiles.
Four Types of Visual Content
To Create Today
If you are ready to think beyond
submitting your resume as a pri-
mary means of landing a job, then
here are four different types of
visuals you can use to show off
your qualifications. Use visual
content as status updates on social
networks, within emails, or as vir-
tual portfolios, to increase your
odds of getting noticed.
1) Craft Infographics
Infographics simplify complex
information, and make it easier
to understand. Design skills are
not necessarily required if you
already have a LinkedIn profile.
You can convert it into an info-
graphic by using no-cost online
tools such as Re.vu, Vizualize.me
or one offered by Visual.ly and
Kelly Services, Inc.
Keep in mind, an infographic
resume is not a substitute for a
text resume. Most recruiters prefer
to see the traditional format. You
can, however, embed your info-
graphic in your LinkedIn profile,
reference it during networking
meetings or bring it to an inter-
view or meeting.
2) Use Pictures
Snap photos at professional events,
during award ceremonies, or to cap-
ture significant professional interests.
You can also share memes or create
your own visual quotes. There are
many apps that enable you to add
text to photos you take.
If you want to use your PC to cre-
ate memes or convert photos, use
tools like Canva or Pikmonkey. They
are free and even offer templates to
help simplify the process. The most
important thing to do is share these
images with your social networks or
embed them into your LinkedIn pro-
3) Shoot Video
Do you feel you come across better
in person than on paper? A video
can explain your qualifications and
interest in the job. Your video should
explain why you are a good fit for
the job and why you want to work
for the company. It doesn t have to
be long. In fact, most marketers rec-
ommend keeping videos under three
minutes. Companies such as Zappos
invite applicants to submit a video
cover letter along with the applica-
tion. Be sure to upload your video
to YouTube, give it an enticing title
and plug in the appropriate key
words for greater "find-ability."
4) Build Presentations
Sometimes a sheet of paper
doesn t adequately represent your
qualifications. A presentation offers
the added space and flexibility to
showcase your samples of work, tes-
timonials or other recognition.
Don t cram your slides with bullet
points and words, instead use pic-
tures, logos or other visuals to rep-
For greater reach and easier shar-
ing, upload your presentation into
SlideShare. This platform provides
an online home for your presenta-
tion, enabling you to share the pres-
entation as a link in status updates,
emails, or within your LinkedIn pro-
Will It Work?
Top recruiters, recognized as
Glassdoor s Talent Warriors, were
asked how a candidate could get on
a recruiter s radar.
The recruiters said creativity, per-
sonal branding, and interacting via
the company s social channels on
LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook,
would set candidates apart.
There are no guarantees, but sup-
plementing what you are already
doing by creating and sharing visuals
is one way to get on a recruiter s
The Bottom Line
With so many options to showcase
your talent and experience available
today, isn t it worth trying to incor-
porate unconventional techniques
and visuals into your job search?
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