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The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions
GENERAL MANAGER FINANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES
assuming responsibility for developing the optimal structure and policies to ensure the financial and
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Responsible for growing the company, driving economic development, new viable and sustainable
revenue streams, expansion of business scope and development of structures and processes that aid the
company in achieving its long term Strategic Objectives.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Responsible for directing, managing and implementing strategies and actions to achieve the
appropriate Manpower Requirements, Staff Development levels, and Employee
Benefits and Industrial Relations objectives of the Company.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS OFFICER
To encourage effective organizational practices that will create and maintain healthy labor-
management relations, employment conditions and levels of productivity at SWMCOL.
For full details of vacancies please go to
Please submit online applications to:
Hand Delivered applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resource Department
The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company
#34 Independence Square North, Port of Spain
Position Applied for:
Deadline Date for submission: March 31st, 2016
WASTE SYSTEMS ENGINEER
To oversee the design, re-engineering, closure, construction, startup, maintenance trouble
shooting, continuous improvements and on-going operations of all Waste and Waste Water
facilities and operations as components of an Integrated Waste Management System, in keeping
with standard industry practices.
A reactive job search puts the job
seeker in the position of only reacting
to what they find posted on job
boards. Responding only to the jobs
posted on job boards costs them time
and energy, and hides the majority of
job opportunities from them. It also
puts them at the mercy of whatever
is posted and available where they are
looking, and it puts them in the most
competitive part of the job market-
place. All negatives.
On the other hand, a proactive job
search puts the job seeker in charge,
is much less passive, less discouraging,
and, even, less competitive - often
MUCH less competitive.
So, How Does a PROactive Job
1. Focus the job search
• Determine the target job and indus-
try so that you can focus your search
efforts and can customize and polish
your resume, tailoring it specifically
for those target jobs (not more than
• Select the preferred target employers
- ask around: check the local cham-
ber of commerce, scan the yellow
pages in the local phone book, ask
friends and colleagues, and keep
• Research the employers and visit
the employer websites regularly
looking for postings there and news
about new projects, products, serv-
ices, and employees and officers.
2. Expand network and knowl-
• Join, or at least attend, local business
or professional organisation meet-
ings. Volunteer to help in some way.
Attend meetings as a way to learn
and keep up-to-date with best
practices, news, technology, people,
growing businesses, and more.
• Volunteer for local fund raisers,
where local movers-and-shakers
tend to hang out, or for another
favourite cause or charity.
• Visit industry trade shows and local
business expos to see what new
businesses have appeared, what the
latest news and trends are, and who
seems to be doing new and/or inter-
• Collect information. Ask for infor-
mation, NOT a job! And, the more
information; the better! Talk with
people to collect information on
good employers in the location and
industry or field. Look for trends,
news, new people to meet, and new
ideas to consider and discuss.
• If you have attended a college or
university, regardless of graduation
status, the school's career center
may help alumni. Check the alumni
directory and LinkedIn for other
alums who work for one of the pre-
ferred potential employers or in the
preferred career field.
• Look for a local job search support
group where job seekers, lead by a
career professional, review resumes,
exchange leads on potential employ-
ers, share information on network-
ing organisations, and more.
3. Leverage LinkedIn and other
Truly! LinkedIn is where recruiters
are looking for people now! Let them
• Be sure the LinkedIn Profile is 100%
complete (including a photo + 3
LinkedIn recommendations) and
• Add contacts to expand the reach
of the network.
• Use LinkedIn's "advanced search"
to find people working for the pre-
ferred potential employers and the
target job/job function.
• Join relevant and appropriate industry,
professional, and location-focused
Groups. Participating in the Group
Discussions can be important personal
reputation building. Also check each
Group's Job postings to find more
employers and opportunities.
• Respond thoughtfully and thoroughly
to the Discussions posted in LinkedIn's
Groups, and carefully post a few well-
considered discussions yourself, or
ask the Group professional questions.
Hundreds of employers skip the cost
of job boards and use Twitter to Tweet
their latest hot job postings, and they
also have company pages on Facebook
where they recruit new employees.
Note: Use the same "avatar" image,
preferably a headshot, on all the social
media so your friends will recognise
you no matter where they find you.
4. Monitor your online reputation
Ignore people who might tease you
about "vanity Googling" -- Google your
name often to see what is attached to
it in Google, because 80% of the time
employers will Google you before they
respond to your email or ask you in for
I have seen bad information about
someone with the same name really
mess up a job seeker's job search, and
it took the job seeker months to find
out. They waited way too long before
they finally Googled themselves to see
what was going on.
MONTHS were lost because of con-
fusion around the job applicant's name!
Don't be that applicant -- make it clear
to employers who you are (LinkedIn is
pefect for this right now).
Set up a Google Alert to monitor your
name so you know when trouble appears.
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