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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Vacancies exist for:
• 1 Auto Diesel Mechanic, experience with trucks,
• 1 Welder/Fabricator with minimum 5 years'
• 1 Electronic/Electrical maintenance technician
--Minimum 5 years' experience
in an industrial environment
• 1 Messenger/Courier/Driver 25-35 yrs. old
• 2 Sales clerks with experience in Hardware items:
--Minimum 5 CXC including Maths and English
--Computer literate including (Peachtree)
• 2 Daylight guard/ gate attendants
• 2 Lorrymen /Labourers.
Please submit written applications to the above address.
Unsuitable applications will NOT be acknowledged.
Submit applications to :
P.O BOX 4179, SOUTHERN MAIN ROAD,
OR to email@example.com
So you got the interview, and now it is make
it or break it time. This is your big chance to
clinch the job, and move onto the next step of
your growing career.
Do these 5 things before the interview to
demonstrate your interest in the opportunity,
and you will definitely stand out from the
1. Research the company.
When I interviewed candidates the first
question I would ask is "What do you know
If I received a token answer, like "I looked you
up on the web," then I knew I was not looking at
a go-getter, and the interview went down from
Conversely, if you tell me that you saw our
discussions in LinkedIn groups and on Twitter,
noticed our latest press release about opening a
new branch, or reviewed our case studies, then I
would be impressed.
If you are looking for a sales role, did you
mystery shop the company to see how they
A sales person started her conversation with
the sales manager by saying,
"I called into 2 of your locations as if I was a
potential customer . Do you want to know what I
What an ice breaker and great way to start a
Another person was going for an internship
during their junior year in college and, despite
being told that the employer only hired seniors,
when she was able to ask insightful questions
across all 8 of their case studies, they were so
impressed they broke the rules and hired her.
Show you are serious, study the company, and
be prepared to present your findings. Then, ask
smart questions (more below).
2. Research the Interviewer.
People hire people they like. Your GOAL is to
move the interview into a conversation, and build
rapport with the interviewer.
LinkedIn makes that easy as you can check out
the interviewer's profile on LinkedIn to see their
One of my resume writing clients did this. In
his research, he discovered that the interviewer
had an extensive military background. So, he
"I have to tell you that one of the things that
makes me a superior operations manager is my
military experience where I learned the
disciplines that are so needed to drive increased
Well, the interviewer lit up, turning from gruff
to congenial. He agreed and added that his
military experience was the best time in his
Having bonded over that, the interview took a
new direction, and this job seeker landed the job.
3. Review the job description.
Attentively review the job description, and
focus on exactly the things they mention. If they
say they want someone with a PMP and 5+ years
of experience as a project manager, make sure
you speak to that.
Even a small statement like "Ability to defuse
tension among project team members, should it
arise" can become a topic of conversation, giving
you the opportunity to talk about how you did
exactly that and adding an example of an
important accomplishment and necessary skill.
4. Check out others at the company on
This is very important as you find out so much
when you look at the backgrounds of people in
similar positions to the one you are seeking. For
instance, you can see how long they have been
with the company.
If you see a lot of new hires, that can tell you
there is growth. Conversely, if you see a lot of
recent departures, then you want to know why.
See if there is a common thread to their
backgrounds or skill sets, and capitalize on that
knowledge during the interview. Also note if
there are discussions in the LinkedIn groups and
what topics they are covering.
5. Prepare questions.
The last thing I would ask when completing
the interview was "Do you have any questions for
If they did not have questions, they were
After all, if a candidate is seriously interested
in the job and the company, how can they not
The most important question to ask in an
"What are the challenges I would face in this
job in the first 6 months?"
Pay close attention to the interviewer's answer
as it will tell you exactly what they are looking
for. Then focus your responses on the skills and
achievements you have produced that would give
them the confidence that you will succeed on the
Too many job seekers attempt to "wing it" in
job interviews, and that is usually a serious
mistake. Do these 5 simple things, described
above, and you will find that your success in the
interview will dramatically improve.
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