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SERVICE COMMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
Office of Occupational Hygienist (Range 56C) Ministry of Health
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements
A minimum of five (5) years experience in an analytical laboratory including experience (18 months
to 4 years) in a supervisory capacity and training as evidenced by a BSc degree in one of the
natural sciences or engineering from a recognized university, supplemented by a MSc degree in
Occupational Hygiene from a recognized university and membership of a recognized professional
body of Occupational Hygienists or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Range 56C: $11,863-$12,434/$13,263 per month (2013).
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
Application forms are also obtainable from any District Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator,
Tobago House of Assembly or the Service Commissions Department.
Interested persons must submit their application no later than 4th September, 2015 to The
Director of Personnel Administration, Service Commissions Department:
52-58 Woodford Street
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.
INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEGED.
Please see the website for details on:
a) Information/documents to be submitted; and
b) Applications which are deemed incomplete and unsuitable
PORT OF SPAIN BAR &
RESTAURANT IS SEEKING:
• Kitchen Steward • Chefs
• Sushi Chef • Sous Chef
Chefs must have Culinary experience
Reliable and outgoing personality
with Great Attitude
Ability to work with an effective team
Excellent communication skills
Must be able to work weekends and
SALARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE
Please call 628-0667
9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday to
schedule an interview 0804055
When I'm not writing career-advice columns, I
lead an online discussion community. One day not
long ago, we got a request that startled me. "I need
to make some money," wrote the poster. "I don't
care about the work so much, but I need to make
$X and I need a job fast."
While I appreciated the job-seeker's candor, I can't
say that his message was designed to enable his network
to spring into action or to impress an employer.
Help Your Network to Help You
No matter what kind of request we are making of our
networks - our friends in three-dimensional space or
our friends online - we need to keep in mind that the
better we can prepare people to help us, the more help
we will receive.
In the case of the candid job-seeker, the problem was
that his message spoke about his need - the need for
cash, specifically - while in no way whatsoever
equipping the recipients to actually help the guy.
What - Exactly - Do You Want?
This is why, when you're job-seeking, it's terribly
important to ask your friends and colleagues for
specific things. "I need a job" is not an appropriate
message for an email group, because it says "I haven't
taken the four minutes that it would take me to specify
to you the kinds of help that would be most useful for
me right now."
That help could include an introduction to a person
at a certain employer. It might be a recommendation to
a headhunter who specializes in your functional area. It
might be a referral to an upcoming job fair or a resume-
You could ask for almost anything - but it can't be a
blanket cry for help in the form "I need a job." That
message signals "I don't have time to give you a specific
to-do item. You figure it out." Networkers call that sort
of behavior 'burden-shifting,' and it's one of the
principal reasons that people get turned off from
Be Aware of What You Are Saying to the World
Anything we write on a public platform such as an
email discussion community is going to be seen and
mostly likely passed on to others. I can't imagine that
the phrase "I don't care about the work, but I need to
make some cash" will make any employer's heart beat
If one of us fellow email group members happened to
know of an employer who was hiring, we couldn't
possibly have forwarded the job-seeker's message
along. I'm sure that our job-seeking colleague is a fine
individual, but an employer wouldn't get any sense of
that from the query that said "I don't care about the
work, just the money."
That may be a perfectly normal human emotion - the
one that says "I can do all sorts of things, I just need a
job" but it's not a message that would entice any
employer to speak further. There's a reason why we
write to employers about our interest in their specific
roles - not only to show that we're willing to expend
some mental energy on acquiring a certain job, but also
to show that we understand the built-in protocols
associated with job-hunting.
If you really just want to make some cash, you can
tend bar or wait tables. And even in that case, you'll
have to find a way to say "I really love tending bar and
waiting tables." Restauranteurs aren't different from
other kinds of employers - they want people who want
to be in that restaurant or behind that bar.
If you can't bother yourself to specify some jobs that
you could perform (or have performed in the past) and
why you'd be a great employee, why should anyone else
bother spending three seconds focusing on your need
Most networkers have the view "Sure I will help you,
but you have to do the work to tell me exactly what you
need." If that is too much trouble, then you may have to
solve that job-search puzzle all by yourself. So know
what you want, and tell your network specifically what
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