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The University School, a premier private primary school in St. Augustine, which
has as its mission the holistic nurturing of children into confident, academically
capable and valuable members of society is seeking a music teacher.
The Candidate must show a passion for teaching and be committed to achiev-
ing the very best outcomes for our pupils, while making music fun.
The prospective applicant should possess,
o a Bachelor's degree in Music or be pursuing a degree in Music.
o Must have English Language at CXC or GCE Level.
Experience in teaching music is desirable.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following: -
o Teaching to the Primary School music syllabus as provided by the Ministry
of Education (Infants to Junior 5)
o Preparation of students for various music competitions.
o Preparation of students for the CAC Examinations.
o Administering and grading of tests and assignments.
The applications must include curriculum vitae with TWO testimonials. Name
and contact information for the two referees should also be included.
The applications should be sent to the Principal,
THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL, 62 BAKER ST. ST. AUGUSTINE
on or before the 26th October, 2015
in a sealed envelope or by an email addressed to
You ve decided to apply for tem-
porary work. Maybe you re ready
for a change, like the idea of trying
something new every few months,
want a new challenge, or just can t
find the right permanent job.
Regardless of the reason for pursuing
temporary work, there are some drastic
differences between "temp" and
"perm" roles, and it all starts with the
If you erroneously prepare yourself
for a permanent job interview, you
could lose out on a great temporary
(or freelance/contract) opportunity.
WHY JOB INTERVIEWS FOR TEM-
PORARY JOBS ARE UNIQUE
Many people interviewing for con-
tract work know that the job is tem-
porary, but don t realize the importance
of preparing differently for this type
Yes, you still need to sell your brand,
and present yourself in the best pos-
However, what a company is seeking
from a temporary worker is different
than a permanent employee.
They have separate criteria that you
need to address in your interview.
Generally, contract work is more
transactional in nature, and the
employer is looking for a person to fill
a specific role or work on a project.
Your ability to show that you can
fill that role can be the difference
between winning the job or continuing
in your search for work.
5 Tips for succeed-
ing in interviews for
Here are some tips for succeeding
in job interviews for temporary place-
1. Know What the Employer Wants
In a traditional permanent job inter-
view, hiring managers ask interview
questions to make sure the candidate
is a good fit for the role and the orga-
nization s culture. They re already
thinking about retention and are curi-
ous about your five-year plan, career
goals, professional passion, develop-
ment needs and strengths and weak-
Temporary jobs are short-term, so
there s no need to share your aspira-
tions to become a CEO or entrepre-
Hiring managers for these positions
are less concerned with the cultural
fit and more focused on whether you
can accomplish the tasks of the job
and how quickly you can get up to
Be sure to review the description
before the interview so you know how
and where you meet the requirements
and also where you may be lacking in
some skills or experience.
2. Focus on Your Skills,
Not Your Passion
During the interview, zero in on the
experience and skill set required for the
job. Be sure to give specific examples of:
Administrative Support Specialist
OVERVIEW: The Administrative Support Specialist provides administrative
support to the Sales Manager and is responsible for the management of
various reports as well as data analysis.
Main tasks include but not limited to:
Closing date for receipt of applications
October 30, 2015.
Resumes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum education, knowledge and skills at entry:
• Similar work you've done in the past.
• The technologies you know.
• The processes you've implemented.
• The projects you've worked on.
Share your successes, and how you over-
Give as much detail as possible about
your assignments so that you paint a full
picture of your abilities. For example, if
you re interviewing for an accounting posi-
tion and you re asked about reconciliation,
don t just say, "Yes, I ve done that." Hiring
managers want to know the where, when,
how, and how many times.
3. Be Ready to Move Fast
The interview and hiring progression for
a permanent job can take weeks or months
to unfold. In contrast, the temporary job
interview process can move at lightning
In some cases, you may interview one
afternoon, get an offer, and be in the job
by the next morning. With temporary work,
the employer almost always has a pressing
need for someone to do the work.
Be ready to clear your calendar so you re
better prepared to take the offer if it comes.
4. Communication May Be Lacking
With some permanent posts, you re kept
informed by the hiring manager about the
process as it progresses. This isn t typical
for contract positions. You may interview
and not hear any feedback at all.
It s not personal. This just goes along
with the fast-paced temporary placement
And, except for the interview itself, all
your communication will most likely be
with your agency/staffing firm recruiter, so
it s imperative to have open communication
with him or her.
5. Research What Matters
Candidates are often encouraged to
research an organization before an interview,
using Google, LinkedIn, and their own net-
work to glean as much information as pos-
sible about the company, its leadership
team, and the culture.
Research is still important for contract
interviews, but it should be more focused.
Learn what you can about the specific chal-
lenges of the role you ll be performing, and
how your skills and experience can help
the organization meet the challenges.
For most temporary assignments, there
isn t time to get immersed in the culture.
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