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Safety & Security Manager
Cara Hotels, an established Caribbean based hotel group operating in Trinidad
& Guyana is seeking to recruit an experienced
for our Trinidad property.
The ideal candidate will oversee the Safety & Security Department and will
possess experience in the areas listed below.
Strong working background gained preferably in hotels.
Proven career development and progression.
In-depth knowledge of Security, HSE, and OSHA practices.
Strong working knowledge of security systems, including but not limited to,
access control, video surveillance cameras, duress alarms, and fire panels.
Able to conduct detailed investigations of accidents involving employees
and property damage, providing complete reports.
Training, coaching & mentoring abilities.
Highly developed organisational skills.
Detailed eye to benchmark standards & quality.
Highly developed interpersonal skills with a tactful and diplomatic
Qualifications and Experience
Degree from an accredited University and at least two years' Security
Proficient in the operation and use of various software applications, including
but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, and video management systems.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
If your qualifications and experience meet the above requirements please
send your resume to the Human Resource Manager at
Deadline for submission December 1st 2015.
One of the best investments you
can make for your time and money
is an investment in your career. The
time and money you spend on a col-
lege degree or professional training
will produce short-term returns in
the form of a job with greater respon-
sibility and authority.
This means a higher salary, on which
all future salaries are based. Perform extra
work now and receive benefits throughout
your career. The following are examples
of six ways you can build your career
through professional development.
Don't feel you must choose only one
option. Different options will apply at
different times in your career.
1. Become Proficient in a
There is value in speaking a second or
third language in today's global market-
place. The top-value languages will vary
based on your industry and occupation.
Get to know what your target employers'
requirements might be by researching job
postings and studying where business is
And when you are proficient, build a
LinkedIn Profile (you already have one,
right?) for your second language, demon-
strating your proficiency and attracting
opportunities. This is the only time
LinkedIn officially allows one person to
have more than one Profile.
2. Earn a College Degree
If you don't already have a degree, con-
sider earning one. According to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers who
have a bachelor's degree or higher earned
almost twice as much as those without
one, over a lifetime.
The key is to determine your target
career and choose the appropriate degree
and college to support that career choice.
Research to be sure that a degree is truly
required in your current (or target) field.
Not every profession requires a college
Also, research finance options thor-
oughly, so you take advantage of available
grants, scholarships, employer tuition
reimbursement plans, and subsidized
3. Gain Leadership Experience
If you want the salary of a manager,
you must gain leadership skills. For some,
that can be a Catch 22. It seems as though
you can't get the experience because you
can't get the job without the experience.
In that case, consider leadership roles
in local civic and charity organizations.
Volunteer to lead a committee and work
your way up to a more substantial lead-
ership role. It is a terrific way to build
4. Build Technical Skills
Lack of technology skills can be a road
block to a promotion or a new job.
Employees at all levels need to operate
in a high-tech working world.
Make sure you are current with com-
munication and computing devices
(smartphones, tablets, laptops), as well
as applications and platforms. Beyond
that, each industry and occupation has
certain applications, tools, and technical
devices in which you must be proficient.
If you work in a tech-oriented position,
take the time to earn the certifications
specific to your role and field once you
are certain that the certifications are, in
fact, valued and preferred by employers.
5. Industry Certifications
Every industry has professional asso-
ciations and often those associations or
an affiliated organization offer training,
testing, and certification programs. Cer-
tifications can be a distinguishing factor.
Explore the training and certification rel-
evant to your target career after verifying
their value to employers.
6. Enhance Your Speaking Skills
You might be the brightest person on
the team, but if you are a poor commu-
nicator, you could be passed over when
it comes time for a high-profile project
or presentation. Don't let subpar speaking
or presentation skills hold you back.
If you want more responsibility and
higher pay, you must meet the require-
ments of the job plus outpace your com-
petition. The best way to accelerate your
career is to develop your skills in the
above six categories. Research the various
resources to obtain the training that you
need and then get started. Procrastination
equals the cost of your lost opportuni-
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