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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Legal Aid and Advisory Authority seeks applications from dynamic, forward-thinking individuals for
the following permanent position at the Authority's Head Office, No. 42, 10th Avenue, Barataria.
(1 PERMANENT POSITION)
Manages the daily operations of the organization's finances and provides financial information to man-
agement by researching and analyzing accounting data, in addition to preparing reports.
o Five (5) CXC/GCE) 'O' Level subjects including Mathematics and English
(Grades I, II & III after 1998). Please indicate grades and year received
o Two (2) 'A' Level subjects (Grades A,B,C)
o At least 2 yrs. Supervisory & Accounting experience in the public service
o ACCA Level II preferably
OR Any other combination of relevant training and experience
o Previous Supervisory experience will be an asset
o Honesty, integrity and ethical
o Excellent mathematical skills
o Able to give and exchange information within meaningful context and with appropriate delivery
and interpersonal skills.
o Ability to influence, inspire and motivate team to achieve results.
o Able to link data, knowledge, and insight together, to provide quality advice for strategic decision making.
o Ability to interpret and provide a broader context using financial and non-financial information.
o Excellent time management skills.
o Ability to multi-task.
o Analytical and detail-oriented.
o Good computer skills.
o Excellent communication skills.
o Ability to understand and effectively apply rules and regulations.
o Positive, flexible attitude to changing priorities and deadlines, with an ability to adapt to and
manage change at short notice
o Excellent problem-solving skills.
o Customer service oriented
o Salaries and benefits will be similar to the Public Service.
o All R sum s must be submitted with an accompanying covering letter of application by
November 30, 2015 to the following e-mail address ONLY.
o Email to: email@example.com
Many job seekers measure their job search
productivity by how many resumes they send
out for potential jobs, believing that - if they
only get their resume to enough potential
employers - someone will surely hire them.
In their quest for sending out their daily or weekly
quota, however, the quality of the fit of the targeted
positions becomes a secondary consideration for the
They generally don't consider what happens on the
receiving end, and are surprised and discouraged when
they get no response!
It's not unusual to hear complaints like... "I've sent
my resume to 200 companies, and haven't gotten a
single call for an interview!"
They are not alone!
Sending out scores of resumes in the hopes that
something has to "stick" eventually is not at all uncom-
As a result, employers are receiving applicants for
open positions in record numbers. Yet very few of the
applicants are genuinely qualified. Unfortunately, often
they are not even remotely qualified.
When employers consider applicants who are either
currently, or have most recently, worked in exactly
the same kind of role they are trying to fill compared
to someone who has little or no applicable experience,
it's not hard to figure out which candidates the employ-
er will call for interviews.
Applying to jobs that are a marginal fit for you, and
hoping for a call is a losing strategy.
Simply sending a resume will not work!
So... does that mean you should never apply to jobs
if you don't have the exact experience specified? No!
What Does Work
Since you're likely competing with someone who
does have the experience, you will have to approach
the opportunity with more than a resume.
Diligent networking, referrals, directs contact, and
being professionally and pleasantly persistent are crit-
How do you do that?
Use LinkedIn to find people who work for that
Connecting with someone in another department
than you're pursuing is fine. They can point you to
someone closer to the position you want.
Ask friends who they may know at that employer.
Ask people at networking groups. Ask some of your
first level LinkedIn connections. Ask!
Call the main number at the company, and ask for
the contact you've found.
You don't need a direct phone number if you have
Prepare a script for yourself to keep your conver-
sation on track without rambling, and create a second
script for possibly leaving a voicemail.
Google to find email addresses at the company, and
connect with people directly by email if you can't
reach them by phone.
Don't rely on one contact.
Find multiple people, and talk to as many as you
It's not always the best qualified person who gets
the job. Rather, it's the person who is perceived to be
able to be most successful in the role and in the organ-
Personal skills, professionalism, and culture fit are
factors that carry a great deal of weight and are best
demonstrated through personal contact.
A resume alone gives an employer no reason to call
if it doesn't match the position as well as other appli-
cants. A person who has connected with them, shown
professionalism, competence, and persistence beyond
most applicants they've seen is much more likely to
gain interest even if the resume seems to be a marginal
Don't rely on your resume alone, even when you
are a great fit. Reaching out and connecting with an
employer directly is likely to improve your results
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