Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 5th 2015 Contents A powerful job search strategy,
storytelling is a compelling way
to draw people in and illustrate
your unique promise of value in
When you link your value
proposition with your personal
brand and frame it all around
"career success stories," you make
it easier for hiring decision makers
to picture you in the job they re
trying to fill.
An extremely useful personal
branding tool as well, storytelling
can help you uncover your key
personal attributes, if you re hav-
ing difficulty defining them. While
developing your stories, you ll
probably notice that certain qual-
ities, strengths, and areas of
expertise consistently run through
Story telling will also help you
become accustomed to articulat-
ing your value. As you ll see,
telling your story can make all the
difference in your resume, other
career marketing documents, job
interviewing, and networking.
Bring together your career suc-
cess stories using either of the
Challenge -- Action -- Results
(C-A-Rs) OR Situation -- Task --
Action -- Results (S-T-A-Rs)
Here's how it works:
Describe a few of your most
important contributions to com-
panies within the past 10 years
or so. Think in terms of business
value that had significant impact
on the company. Think about the
strengths you have that you and
others always rely on you to make
Answer these questions for each
of the situations you describe:
• 1. What was a specific CHAL-
LENGE (or Situation) facing the
company and/or your team? Were
you/the company facing partic-
ularly difficult odds with this sit-
uation? What were the stakes?
• 2. What ACTION(s) did you
take to meet the challenge and
improve things (whatever the goal
was or whatever needed turning
• 3. What were the long and
short term RESULT(s) that pos-
itively impacted the company?
Did you meet the goal and/or turn
around the situation? How long
did it take to see the results? Mon-
etize the results and/or use hard
facts whenever possible.
Maybe what shines through in
your career success stories is your
talent for being resourceful, ana-
lytical, collaborative, organised,
decisive, forward-thinking, pro-
ductive, dependable, enthusiastic,
dynamic, etc. Determine which
are your key personal brand
Now look at your key areas of
expertise and skill sets. Maybe
you ve had significant impact
improving productivity and
processes; increasing profitability
and revenue growth; leading,
building, and mentoring teams;
and/or budgeting and containing
costs . . . whatever has been of
value to the companies you
A REPUTABLE MARINE COMPANY IN THE CHAGUARAMAS AREA IS SEEKING
TO EMPLOY THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL:
Plan and organize the fleet in accordance with statutory, regulatory and classification
society requirements, company policies and commercial commitments, and liaise
with other departments, regulatory bodies, classification societies and customers.
Monitor the execution of the planned maintenance program on board the vessels
though review of routine ship's reports.
In conjunction with the Health and Safety Department, review safety and other
routine reports submitted from the vessels.
In conjunction with the Management Systems Compliance department to
ensure that safety, environmental and security issues are dealt with effectively
and in a timely fashion.
Plan, arrange and monitor the progress of vessel dry dockings, refits and un-
scheduled repairs in accordance with the established company procedures and
ensure that relevant records are maintained.
Work closely with key customer contacts to coordinate and communicate
progress on key technical projects, issues and effectively utilize port time for the
execution of vessel maintenance.
Management of vessel operations budgeting, forecasting and cost management.
Act as company representative in relation to the execution of the Charter party
Qualifications must include:
A minimum of 10 years' experience in a similar Operations Management position
or Senior Marine Professional position within the Marine sector.
A minimum of 5 years direct experience working with modern ASD tugs.
A minimum of 5 years direct experience working in an LNG terminal environment.
A minimum of 8 years work experience with Caterpillar 3516 series engines.
Completion of post secondary education is a requirement; specifically applicants
with an educational background in Marine Engineering or Navigation
A valid Master 500 T, NC certificate of Competency
Six Sigma experience considered an asset
Demonstrated experience working with an recognized quality system, experience
with the Irving management system considered an asset
Possess a high commitment to customer service and safe working practices
Strong financial acumen.
Demonstrated proficiency using Vessel/Maintenance management system. NS5
experience would be considered a definite asset.
Ability to travel internationally.
Interested persons should submit their applications with detailed resumes by
Saturday 16th May 2015. Only suitable applications will be acknowledged. Kindly
address your application to: The HR Manager
PO Box 3135
Chaguaramas Post Office
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SADHNA PETROLEUM SERVICES COMPANY LIMITED
Sadhna Petroleum Services Company Limited is
recruiting Personnel for a Drilling Campaign 2015 --
ONSHORE commencing on or about Mid- May.
Drilling Supervisors (Tourpushers)
Interested persons can forward their detailed
resumes together with copies of their certificates to
the Personnel Services Administrator:
Sadhna Petroleum Services Company Limited
461 Southern Main Road,
Email: Fax: 651-1937
worked for. What you want to do is
link your personal brand attributes
with your value proposition, which
represents the results of your actions
and how they affected bottom line and
benefitted your employers.
Then you can show them the
money you ve saved and/or made for
companies in the past, indicating what
you can be relied on to deliver for your
As you re going through the C-A-
Rs exercise, just write everything out
step by step, and don t worry about
how lengthy your answers are. After
you detail the entire story, go back,
consolidate, and whittle down the
information to the essentials.
Include a few tightly-written, to the
point success stories (2 to 3 lines) in
your resume. Beyond your resume,
your stories will have significant
impact as part of your online social
networking profiles (LinkedIn, Twitter,
Investing effort into developing these
stories will help remind you of the
value you offer and help prepare you
for interviewing and better networking
Links Archive May 4th 2015 May 6th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page