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We have the following positions that must be filled in
the New Year 2016.
A:Accounts Receivable Clerk.
Must have working knowledge of Peachtree accounting software,
reconciliation of bank accounts, leasing with the banks and
assisting with VAT returns.
B:Warehouse Assistant Manager.
Experience in Warehousing, responsible for a fleet of vehicles
daily checks, ensuring that all goods are documented when
entering of leaving the compound. Overall to ensure the proper
running of the warehouse and its staff members.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and possess all secretarial and
administrative skills. -
Experience in loading and off-loading of containers for both household
and commercial cargo, forklift driver,
E:Heavy T Drivers.
Must be able to work overtime and have a knowledge of Trinidad
F:Customs Clerks. - Apprentices, Grade I, ll.
Must be able to customs clear from all of the ports, ASCYUDA
proficiency and a working knowledge; establishing bonds.
G:Export Documentation Clerk.
Must have a fair knowledge of air and ocean freight
documentation, able to arrange TSB's and arrange the export of live
For all of the above available positions, applicants must have the
All potential applicants, please apply to "The Human Resource
Conducting a job search is not an easy task
when employed full-time. Employers are usually
not happy to discover an employee is job hunt-
Don't Look Like a "Flight Risk"
In addition to time constraints, there is the sticky
situation of your current employer finding out your
intentions to leave.
There is no doubt that career mobility is here to
stay. Some predict that someday we will all be con-
tractors moving from company to company, project
to project. Perhaps, in some fields. But for today, we
all have to manage our career progression, and that
sometimes means looking for a job while you have
How should you conduct your search so that you
can still have the option to stay where you are as you
compare your potential options? These days, we are
more transparent than ever.
Through Social Media like LinkedIn, anyone can
see your profile is up-to-date and you are open to
receiving communication regarding Career Opportu-
nities. But in reality, this is a default setting and
employers are not too concerned about checking every
employee's settings on LinkedIn.
However, how and what you communicate outwardly
can signal yellow flags to your employer that you're
a "flight risk."
Leverage LinkedIn Discreetly
Within LinkedIn, your Profile summary should be
up to date and can mention what you enjoy working
on. In many cases, you're just re-emphasising current
or recent responsibilities within your current job. You
can list two areas of interest (where one is current
and the other is an aspiring area you'd like to consider
Naturally, your entire profile should be up-to-date.
Hopefully, you've gotten Recommendations along the
way. If you need to grow that section of your Profile,
only release one per month -- a bunch in one month
signals you're actively working on your Profile which
could indicate job hunting.
Obviously, stating you are open to job opportunities
will capture the eye of recruiters and hiring managers,
but it is pretty risky. Chances are someone at your
company will happen to see it at some point.
Don't be overly active on LinkedIn. There are auto-
mated web tools out there that can tell your employer
that you're active on LinkedIn. Granted the user has
to have you as a connection already, but you might
be connected to several at your company you have
since forgotten about.
Use Job Boards Carefully
If you post your resume on a job board, it can easily
be found by Human Resources conducting searches
for new potential employees who have similar back-
ground and location as you.
Since resumes are dated and often refreshed, they'll
know you've recently put your resume out there for
Maintain a Public Resume Cautiously
If you have an up-to-date resume on your web site
(which can be found through Google searches), it may
be reviewed by recruiters, but many people have a
resume on their site as a background to their qual-
These days, career-minded professionals keep their
resume out there, just in case a Golden Opportunity
comes knocking on their door. If anyone asks, it doesn't
mean you're "actively looking."
Schedule Job Interviews Meticulously
If you are in an active search, you better save up
your vacation days. You can only have so many "doctor
or dentist" appointments and sick days in a six-month
period without getting a concerned look.
It's best to anticipate that you'll need to go on
several interviews during the work day. Some hiring
companies can conduct interviews early or late in the
day, but most will not be available after 6:00 PM.
If you're unsure if the job is right for you and don't
want to burn a vacation day to find out, you can
request that an informational phone call with HR or
a potential peer be the first step. You can explain that
you are being respectful to their time and would like
to know more about the role and/or company before
tying up their resources in a formal interview process.
Communicate with Recruiters Purposefully
Although external recruiters should be held to the
same standards as Human Resources Professionals,
some are better than others.
It is important to share with them that you are
conducting a confidential search. And they need to
share your status with their clients.
It doesn't hurt to remind recruiters that your resume
can only be sent to their client with your permission.
This might be common sense to most, but you never
know. Some recruiters are new to the process or poorly
What If I'm Approached by My Employer?
There may come a time when your boss asks you
if you are searching for a job. The simple answer is:
"I periodically compare my current opportunity
against the rest of the world and I'm still here."
You can convey why you like your job and where
your role could use some new responsibilities or proj-
ects. You may come to find out the best job out there
is the one you have. Under no circumstances should
you use the conversation to say you are not happy
and looking to leave. You might find yourself leaving
sooner than you planned. It is harder to land a new
job when you have to explain why you were fired.
Use common sense in all areas of the job search
when communicating about your "availability to new
job opportunities." Make sure your information is up-
to-date so that recruiters can easily understand where
you are in your career progression. Maintain the status
quo at your current job until you're ready to put in
your two-week notice.
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