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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A Port of Spain based medical supplies and service company seeks suitably
qualified persons for the following:
The successful applicant will be required to direct and coordinate the operations of
the organization. The general manager is responsible for ensuring and improving
performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the provision of
effective methods and strategies.
Roles and responsibilities
Improves processes and policies in support of organizational goals. Formulate
and implement organizational policies and procedures to maximize output.
Reviews financial statements and utilizes the data to improve profitability.
Prepares operational budgets and plans effective strategies for the financial
well being of the company.
Monitors logistics, ensuring optimization of inventory levels.
Plans and supports sales and marketing activities
Training as evidenced by possession of a recognized University Degree in
Project Management, Marketing or Business Administration, or a Post Graduate
Qualifications in a related field.
Minimum of five (5) years' experience in a related field with a minimum of
three (3) years' experience in a managerial/supervisory position.
Be proficient with Microsoft Office products. (Word and Excel)
Experience in the Health Sector would be an asset.
MEDICAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Roles and responsibilities
Provide support to medical personnel in the operating theatre
Participate in key logistic department activities
Five (5) O'level or equivalent passes including English and Mathematics
Must have a reliable working vehicle
Interested persons should submit their curriculum vitae, relevant documents and
certification together with two written references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be treated in strict confidence.
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED
Closing Date for applications: February 26th 2016
The resume you submit for job oppor-
tunities is very important for gaining the
employer's attention and connecting your
resume to your online visibility.
The Best Keywords for Your Internet
The right keywords are essential for
your success. And the best keywords in
a resume are dependent on the job
opporunity you are pursuing.
Start with a foundation resume that
generally contains the keywords appro-
priate to the job you are seeking.
Keep your resume up to date, and use
the technology (word processing software,
blog software, social networks) to effec-
tively demonstrate that you and your skills
are up-to-date with the demands of the
Customize the Keywords in Your
Resume for Each Opportunity
Carefully including the keywords rel-
evant to the specific opportunity in your
resume. This will attract the attention of
employers whether they are searching
through their email, a resume database,
or an applicant tracking system..
• Use your clean "professional screen
Your name may be the most important
set of "keywords" on your resume. Your
"professional screen name" is the version
of your name that you use for your pro-
fessional activities on a computer (tablet
and smart phone) screen. Claim that ver-
sion of your name with your LinkedIn
Profile, and use it for your other online
Assuming you formatted your resume
correctly and submitted it in the manner
requested, one of the first things someone
will probably do is do an Internet search
on your name. And, what they find needs
to be "clean" - no bad stuff associated
with that name, even if the person with
the bad reputation is not you. Mistaken
online identity can quickly de-rail your
Customize your resume for each
The "objective" on your resume should
mirror the job title of the job you are pur-
suing. If the job title is "Administrative
Assistant," then your resume should look
like this - "Objective: Administrative
Assistant at [employer name]."
The body of your resume should include
other terms used in the job description,
as appropriate for you. For example,
assume that the position requires expertise
with Microsoft Office products including
Outlook calendar and email, Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint, your resume would look
Five (5) years of experience with
Microsoft Office Outlook (both calendar
and email), Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Don't exaggerate your qualifications,
but, when you meet the requirements,
be sure to include them using the termi-
nology in the job description.
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For example, maybe your job title is
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That's a pretty unique job title, and you
won't find other jobs using that same
title. However, when you look at job
descriptions for jobs you want, you find
that most of the world calls someone
doing that job an "Administrative Assis-
So, in the resume you submit, use a
combination job title for your current job,
like this -- "Admin Wizzard/Adminis-
trative Assistant." This enables employers
to understand what an Admin Wizzard
really does. It also connects them to your
LinkedIn profile, showing them that you
are doing an administrative assistant
job with a unique job title.
• Include both the relevant
acronyms and the phrases that
explain what the acronym
The body of your resume should
contain both the acronym and the
phrase explaining it to cover each
kind of possible search. Both versions
don't have to be in the same sentence
or paragraph, although that can be
handy. For example -
Member, American Marketing
Association (AMA) Certified Project
Management Professional (PMP Cer-
Be sure to use both the acronym
and the phrase in your resume, even
if you don't have room to put them
side-by-side. Having both present
will increase the probability that your
resume will appear in the search
results whether the recruiter searches
on the acronym or the phrase that it
• Be inconsistent.
If you were being judged on your
writing skills, this wouldn't be an
advantage. In the resume search-abil-
ity/SEO game, however, it is an
advantage. So, without destroying
the meaning of the words on your
resume, be as creatively inconsistent
For example, if you are looking for
a job using social media, include all
versions of the terms: "social media"
and "social networks" and "social
networking" plus the names of the
most popular social networks.
Don't assume that people will only
be searching on the umbrella term.
Continuing with the social media
example, name the specific social
networks you can use: "Facebook"
and "LinkedIn" and "Twitter" in
addition to the terms "social media,"
"social networks," and "social net-
working" (as above), so your resume
will pop up in the results regardless
of the exact term used by the
recruiters in their search.
"Have managed both LinkedIn
Groups and Facebook Pages to...
Established Twitter and Pinterest
• Add a section near the top of
your resume named "Skills" or,
Concentrate as many of your key
words as possible in this section.. It
has a "Skills Summary" section which
is really a collection of keywords -
the nouns, noun phrases, and action
verbs, that best summarize the expe-
rience and skills as well as education
and relevant association member-
• Include the word "resume" in
Yes, they do know it's a resume,
but often, in haste or out of habit,
they search on the term "resume"
anyway. If the word "resume" is not
on your resume, your resume might
not be found. So cover this base, just
Put it in the top line (e.g. "M. J.
I recommend using the simple ver-
sion of the word, "resume," rather
than the more formal version
"résumé," simply because the vast
majority of people will search on the
simple version of the term because
it is the easiest to type with a standard
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