Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 16th 2016 Contents J Main Responsibilities:
Perform accounting operational duty as
processing payment vouchers, following
outstanding items on daily reconciliation and
Prepare and analyse expense and related
Assist with end of month closing function.
Manage self-check and internal control in
line with the company's internal control policies.
Responsible for solving accounting issues
related to accounting process.
ACCA level 1
Minimum three years experience.
Ability to work independently and under
Familiarity with computerised accounting.
Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong interpersonal and communication
Good team player with ability to work
Ability to build and maintain strong
relationships across business stakeholders.
Interested candidates must submit their
applications accompanied by CV, certificates
and other relevant documents to the:
PO Box 3585, La Romaine.
Deadline to submit an application is
Friday 26th February 2016.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
One of the most common
questions in an interview is "Tell
me about yourself." Actually, it
is not even a question--it is an
invitation. It is an opportunity
to share with the interviewer
whatever you think is important
in their hiring decision.
More importantly, it is your
chance to differentiate yourself. In
most cases, most of the standard
questions allow the same.
Answering the Most Common
Job Interview Questions So You
Here are some of the most pop-
ular questions and how to answer
Where do you see yourself in
Employers don't necessarily care
to hear that you expect to climb the
corporate ladder and be a supervisor.
If the job you're interviewing for is
not a supervisor, they probably aren't
concerned about your management
skills. You can share how you've
been a mentor to others and led
projects with little to no supervision.
That should indicate you have lead-
Focus on them: In five years, you
should have made a significant
impact to the company's bottom
line. Think about how you can
achieve this in the role you're inter-
viewing for. In technology careers,
advancing your skills is important,
too. You should be able to share
what areas you want to strengthen
in the near term (but be careful that
they are not areas of expertise that
the company needs now).
Why should we hire you?
This is a differentiation question.
What you want to tell them is: they'd
be crazy not to they hire you.
Focus on them: You need to not
only share how you meet almost all
the criteria they seek, but also have
two to three additional abilities that
they might not even know they
need...yet. They need to know you
are a candidate who can meet their
needs now, but also be valuable for
where they want to go. Are they
likely to need another skill set as
they grow as a company? Or maybe
you have skills that you noticed are
in another job description they are
looking to fill; you can help out with
those deliverables until they find
someone (or be a backup to the per-
son they hire).
Have you been down a path
already that they are currently start-
ing? Having "lessons learned" to
offer them is a very strong plus for
a job candidate.
Why do you want to work here?
The answer to this question has
two aspects: the content and the
Focus on them:
• Content --- Employers want to
know you feel you can fit in at the
company quickly. That means on
deliverables, but also company cul-
ture. You'll likely have to do some
homework to answer this one. You
need to understand the reasons why
others enjoy working there. Is it a
great place to advance your skills,
have great challenges to add to your
resume, or will it allow you to grow
as a professional?
• Delivery --- The delivery must
be genuine. If a hiring manager feels
you're just "telling them want they
want to hear," but don't mean it...
well, the interview is over in their
mind. They want to know this is
not just a job and paycheck. They
want to hear this is what you want
to do and the best place to do it.
What do you know about us?
This is actually a test. If you know
very little, it is an indication that
you are not very serious about work-
Focus on them: Candidates who
are really excited about the prospect
of working there have done their
homework. If you really want to stand
out, learn more than what is listed
on their web site. Do some heavy
research---perhaps find some articles
on the company that not many would
know about. It may even come up in
conversation spontaneously, and you
can show them a copy of the article
(I have had this happen to me).
How do people describe you?
Here's another opportunity to dif-
ferentiate yourself. Everyone claims
to be: a hard worker, good commu-
nicator, and team player. But how
many are a: problem-solver, game-
changer, leader in the industry? Be
creative, and have stories to back it
up. The interviewer will want to know
why someone thinks you are one of
Focus on them: Yo u
want to present attributes
that make you sound like
the go-to guy or gal wher-
ever you work. Even the
standard answers can be
taken a step further to be
Yes, they want hard
workers, but most likely
that's commonplace at
their office. Maybe you
work hard, but also help
others work fewer hours
(by helping them do their
job better or making their
are everywhere. But this
doesn't mean just speaking
well. It includes listening.
Do you hear things that
others don't? Do you
understand things quickly?
Can you figure out what
people are trying to tell you
through other clues (body
language, for example)?
Being a good team player
is expected, too. But what
does this really mean? Get-
ting along with everyone?
That's not hard to do if
you're a nice person.
Pulling your weight in the
office? Again, expected.
What have you done,
beyond your job descrip-
tion, that saved the team
from a disaster or helped
them make an impossible
deadline? Have you won
an award for this?
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