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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
Vice President, Gas Transmission and Distribution | Job ID #2742
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing effective and efficient leadership of a safe, reliable and
efficient Gas Transmission and Distribution network and is expected to have a first degree in Engineering, preferably
in Chemical, Mechanical or Gas Engineering. The candidate should also have twelve (12) years' managerial experience
with at least five (5) years' experience at a senior level in an Engineering field in the maintenance of High Pressure
Natural Gas Pipelines, Operations and Processing Facilities of the Energy Sector/Natural Gas Industry.
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC), a leading Company in the development of
the country's natural gas industry, invites applications from suitably qualified nationals to join our dynamic
team of professionals to work in a challenging results-oriented environment in the following position.
NGC offers a competitive compensation package inclusive of Housing Allowance, Pension Benefits,
Group Life Medical Coverage, Computer and Educational Loans.
Interested candidates are required to apply online via the Careers tab at www.ngc.co.tt where
further job details are posted. New candidates will be required to create a Candidate Profile
Account by clicking the 'View Jobs' button.
Closing date for applications is Friday 17th July, 2015.
Orinoco Drive, Point Lisas Industrial Estate, Couva
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Excellent Marketing and Communication Skills
Requires to interact with Doctors, Pharmacies and
Management in the related fields.
Essential motor vehicle.
Previous sales experience in Pharmaceuticals &
Call for appointment or send resume to
Nabbie's Trading Co. Ltd
5-6 Harris St, Curepe.
645-5577 - 662-7533 - 645-4116 0702091
By now you ve had the opportunity
to catch up with old friends, make
some plans to do fun things, and start-
ed working on a resume. Or perhaps
you ve pulled up stakes and headed
out somewhere new, enjoying the free-
dom of being young and having no
obligations to hold you down and
starting a new adventure, making new
Whatever the case, sooner or later you're
going to need a job. And not just any job---
the kind of job your education was sup-
posed to help you get, that you spent the
past few years making sure you could get.
Here's the thing: this part is hard. If
you haven't already, you will find that the
vast majority of employers want you to
have experience before hiring you. Yes, it's
paradoxical: to get experience they want
you to have some.
Now, those who've been in the work-
force for a while can make use of their
networks---but you don't have much of
That's where LinkedIn enters the pic-
It isn't Snapchat, YouTube, or Insta-
gram. In fact, LinkedIn is pretty much in
a class by itself when it comes to social
media that's work-related. It was designed
to facilitate professional networking and
it's so good at it, there are de facto no
LinkedIn is useful to you because being
on it will help you find a job. There are
a few reasons for this:
1. LinkedIn Helps You Expand Your Net-
Make no mistake, in spite of the millions
of job postings online, networking is the
most effective (and quickest) way to con-
nect to a new job.
Maybe there's a family friend, let's call
him Uncle Bert. Uncle Bert isn't actually
related, but he might as well be, he's just
as much a part of every family gathering
as everybody else, and was always fond
But do you know what Uncle Bert does
for a living, or with what employer?
Or perhaps at your graduation celebra-
tion Aunt Jane congratulates you, gives
you a great big hug, and tells you to call
her if you need any help finding a job.
Use LinkedIn to connect with Uncle
Bert or Aunt Jane (if they're on it), and
see who they might know.
And now you have a reason to call Aunt
Jane or Uncle Bert. One really easy way
for them to help you is by introducing and
connecting you with the people they know,
either via LinkedIn or otherwise.
What about all the other people you
know who've been in the working world
for a while now, like your best friend's
parents, or your own? And don't neglect
older siblings, cousins, neighbors, and even
your professors and other students.
These are all people who know and like
you, so help them help you. And a few
years down the road, when someone you
know is in the same position you are right
now, you know how to respond.
This is networking. It's precisely the
kind of thing that LinkedIn is built to do
because it is so essential to careers and to
2. You Can Connect with Employers on
If you ask any hiring manager, HR pro-
fessional, or corporate recruiter what the
best source of new hires is, they're going
to tell you -- hands down -- that employee
referrals are where it's at.
The employee referral -- when an exist-
ing employee of an employer rec-
ommends someone for a job -- is
the gold standard for sources of hire.
The referring employee already
knows what it's like to work there,
so if they refer someone it's because
they feel he or she can do the work,
and would make a worthwhile addi-
tion to the organisation.
No employee will refer someone
that leads colleagues to question
their judgment. So employee refer-
rals are valued because the candi-
dates have been vetted by someone
who is in a position to do that well.
This is how you ideally want to
become a candidate to an employer.
And as you grow your LinkedIn net-
work, bear in mind that network
growth targeted towards particular
industries or employers is an impor-
3. LinkedIn Is Essential for Inter-
Most people in the business world
have a LinkedIn account. A profile
can include a person's education
and work history, and may even dis-
play the Recommendations they
were given by others on LinkedIn.
Together, these pieces of infor-
mation put you in a great position
to find commonalities with a hiring
manager and understand what traits
he or she values.
However, you can only see the
person's full profile if you or some-
one you're connected with--1st or
2nd degree connections, in LinkedIn
parlance -- is connected to that per-
This is one reason you want to
have a good-sized network.
This is also why you want to con-
nect with people within target
organisations, so you can learn more
about what it's like to work some-
You will find that a lot of people
have worked for a lot of businesses
-- you might be surprised by how
much job and employer changing
has been going on the last decade
or so. But this also means a lot of
people potentially have the kind of
information you really want.
You can search on LinkedIn for
people who are former employees
of a given business, and they're often
gold mines of information. Use
LinkedIn's Advanced People Search
to find that option.
This is the kind of information
that lets you ask great questions in
your interview; the kind of infor-
mation that shows you're smart and
know how to do good research; the
kind of information that says yes,
they need you to join their team.
A job search is a hard process, no
question. But LinkedIn is a powerful
tool that makes it a lot easier.
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