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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
your job search
5 Ways to
re you sick and tired of searching for
a job? It is tough work and requires
skills and strategies that may be new
to you! When you continue to do the
same things over and over and get the
same results, that ought to be your first clue to
step away and stop the insanity.
1. HAVE MORE THAN ONE INSIDE CONTACT
Often job seekers stop acquiring names and
meeting with people once they already have an
inside connection. But don’t let that stop you.
You need to play the odds and having more than
one ally is a wise strategy- you never know the
influence or alliances people have.
Keep building your network and if someone
suggests you meet a second or third company
insider, go for it. A good response may be: “I re-
cently met Jim Jones in IT, however, I’d love to
meet Sally Smith too!”
2. YOU CAN “WORK” WITH MORE THAN ONE
Third party recruiters don’t work for you. They
work on behalf of the company that is hiring. At
the end of the day, they will protect and serve
their client’s needs and best interests.
However, you should never put your job
search in the hands of a single recruiter or firm.
Different firms work with different companies.
And because there are numerous companies you
would like to work for, you are best served find-
ing third party recruiters who have pre-existing
relationships with those companies. Ask around.
There is one small caveat: do not pit recruiters
against each other.
Let them know if your resume has been sub-
mitted for the same job by another recruiter or
you have applied on your own to the same com-
pany. They need to know.
3. ALWAYS FOLLOW-UP
It would be wonderful if every HR rep fol-
lowed-up in a timely manner. But the reality is,
they don’t. It isn’t always their fault.
The best you can do is persistently follow-up
to find out where they are in the process and if
they need any more information from you.
Staying in touch with people you interviewed
with shows interest, just don’t stalk!
4. LINKEDIN IS MORE THAN AN ON-LINE
Having a LinkedIn profile is just the beginning
step. Be sure your profile is robust. In other
words, you have completely filled in the sec-
tions, used key words and even embedded
media and files.
5. JOB BOARDS ARE ONLY ONE PART OF YOUR
Instead of spending most of your time and en-
ergy obsessing over jobs posted on job boards,
try targeting companies who have previously
posted jobs or companies you know you would
like to work for and begin talking to employees
inside those companies.
The following positions are on standardized terms and conditions determined by the Chief Personnel Officer:
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
JOB SUMMARY: provide technical services for software application systems of the Ministry. Duties include: analysis
of operational data to meet the information needs of stakeholders; assisting with the selection, design, programming
and testing of software applications; supporting the enhancement of software applications; providing training to key
stakeholders on specified information systems; and supervision of Technical and Support Staff as required.
WEB TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent is required to design, implement, manage, maintain and provide support services
under appropriate direction and guidance for the internet technology based applications of the Ministry.
SENIOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent is required to play a key role in the implementation of the Ministry’s/Department’s
corporate communications strategy and programmes. Duties include assisting in the development, implementation
and evaluation of these strategies and programmes; taking the lead on corporate media campaigns, public relations
and other communications activities to generate consistent publicity results with clear targets and priorities and
supervising lower-level staff engaged in related work. Depending on work assignment, the incumbent will be
required to perform duties in one or more of the Communications functional areas.
The following positions are on terms and conditions to be negotiated with the Chief Personnel Officer:
JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent handles the legal and administrative functions of the Corporation’s Secretariat,
coordinates all arrangements for meetings of the Council to ensure that they are properly organized and conducted.
JOB SUMMARY: To contribute to the attainment of the Municipal Corporation’s business objectives by providing strategic
and financial guidance to ensure that the Corporation’s financial commitments are met, as well as, developing all
the necessary policies and procedures to ensure the sound financial management and control of the Corporation’s
PRINCIPAL MEDICAL AND HEALTH OFFICER
JOB SUMMARY: Oversees and directs the planning and management of environmental programs, public health
functions and medical services within its jurisdiction; and provides professional and administrative work in directing
Public Health works.
DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a robust
disaster risk reduction programme within the assigned Municipal Corporation. This responsibility includes planning,
implementing and evaluating activities related to all phases of the Disaster Cycle (i.e. Prevention, Mitigation,
Preparedness, Early Warning, Response and Recovery) in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Disaster
Management Coordinator, Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management and other stakeholder organizations.
COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN – DISASTER MANAGEMENT UNIT
JOB SUMMARY: To work with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government and the Office of Disaster
Preparedness and Management in the development and maintenance of an efficient and effective communication
Further information on job specifications can be accessed on our website at www.rdlg.gov.tt
Applications MUST be submitted with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, two (2) references,
Police Certificate of Character and copies of Certificates by February 14, 2018 to;
The Permanent Secretary
Attention: Director, Human Resources
Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government
Kent House, MARAVAL
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGE
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government invites applications from suitably qualified persons for
employment, on contract, in the under-mentioned positions:
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