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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
A leading Company in the Construction Sector in Trinidad and Tobago
which activities include the manufacture of construction materials cen-
tered on sand and gravel and limestone quarrying together with the pro-
duction of asphalt, premix concrete and concrete blocks. The Compa-
ny also undertakes general contracting which include civil engineering,
highway construction and building works.
We are seeking to employ an experienced Heavy Equipment Plant Man-
ager, who will be responsible to lead and deliver the plant maintenance
and upkeep efforts.
Candidates are required to have 15 to 20 years’ experience together
with a proven track record in a similar capacity either in quarrying, civil
engineering contracting or premix concrete industry.
CV and covering letter to email@example.com
Kindly address covering letter to the MANAGING DIRECTOR ONLY
suitable applications will be acknowledged
Closing Date: Monday January 15, 2018
Dressing for success
ou think it doesn’t mat-
ter what you wear to
an interview? You’re
When you walk up to
your interview and shake their
hand, they already have an im-
pression of you. You may not have
even said anything yet!
Studies have proven time and
time again that people’s per-
ceptions and impressions of
interviewees impact their hir-
ing decision-making processes.
Whether it’s conscious or not, the
way someone is presented corre-
lates to trusting, believing in and
relating to that individual.
True, there are other factors
like timeliness, politeness, etc.
But, for the sake of this arti-
cle, let’s assume you’ve done
everything else perfectly.
A great rule of thumb is to dress
for the job you want. Ask your-
self: would someone in your ideal
position wear what you’re don-
ning for the interview?
There are dos and don’ts
when it comes to dressing for
job interviews. These matter
for men and women, alike!
Here are some dos and don’ts
to follow when dressing for an
interview, as well as a quick list
of absolute no-nos.
1. Dress professionally
Think a tailored suit, collared
shirt and tie for menswear. A
suit with a coordinated blouse
and tailored pants or skirt with
limited elegant jewellery works
well for women. For both men
and women, neutral tones are
the best for your suit, skirt or
trousers– think black, gray and
Men, button up those shirts!
Ties generally never count
If you’re interviewing at a
start-up company, some-
thing slightly more casual is
acceptable. But, even if your
interviewer is wearing jeans,
it doesn’t mean you should.
In this case, wear something
you’d wear meet your signifi-
cant other’s parents or to a nice
2. Wear Professional Shoes
Sneakers are for the gym. Flip
flops are for the beach. Wear
3. Bring a Professional
Presentation Folder or Brief-
Nothing says, “I’m prepared an
organized,” more than a pro-
fessional, attractive folder or
case stocked with your resume,
cover letter and references. It
looks a lot more professional
than walking in with a pile of disor-
4. Wear Panty Hose
Bare legs don’t seem so profes-
sional, so nylons or tights are
preferred. It’s becoming more ac-
ceptable to have bare legs, a long
at your skirt or dress is an appro-
priate length (think right above the
knee or longer).
5. Power Off Your Electronic
You want the interviewer to know
that they have your full attention.
Even if you aren’t on it, it’s distract-
ing for a phone to ring or vibrate
during the interview. Turn it off so
those issues don’t arise.
The only exception here is if you
have an iPad or laptop that you
need to utilize for presentation
purposes during the interview.
1. Wear Bold Clothing
You want the interviewer to see
you, not what you’re wearing. Bold
colours and flashy apparel distracts
the interviewer from what they
should be focusing on: you. That
goes for bright colours, excessive
jewellery, wild shoes and quirky
2. Wear Super Trendy Apparel
It’s an interview, not a runway. No
matter how casual the environ-
ment, you want to look profes-
sional. If you’re in a creative field,
you can easily dress stylish yet pro-
Keep in mind that your idea of
trendy or fashionable may not be
the same as your interviewer’s, so
sticking to the classics is always
3. Wear Wrinkled or Ripped
You don’t want to give off the im-
pression that you’re messy, fraz-
zled and don’t have it together.
Similarly, anything you wear
should be clean and certainly not
ripped – no matter how stylish you
think it looks.
4. Wear Denim or Sweats
Wearing casual wear, like denim or
sweats sends the message, “I don’t
care,” to your interviewer. Remem-
ber, interviews aren’t meant to be a
comfortable, casual situation. They
are for you to show your profes-
sionalism and denim or sweatpants
don’t accomplish that.
5. Casual Does Not Mean...
What You’d Wear on Weekends
If the work environment is casual,
guys should wear tailored pants
and a button down.
Women should wear a nice dress,
skirt and blouse or tailored pants
and button down.
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