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UWI Credit Union is an industry based credit union catering to enhancing the
general quality of life and the financial needs of its members. Its membership
comprises staff and students of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine
Campus, their children and spouses, as well as employees of affiliated institutions
located on the campus .
The Credit Union is gearing itself to provide a wider range of services to its exist-
ing members as well as expand its membership. As such, it is seeking to fill the
following three critical positions which report to the General Manager.
The Credit Supervisor will lead the Credit Management team in managing the
loan portfolio of the Credit Union with special emphasis on delinquency. The
responsibilities of this individual will include providing technical, operational
and strategic guidance to the Credit Committee and department members,
reducing delinquent receivables and developing, implementing and maintaining
a programme in the Credit department for the cross-selling of services.
The successful candidate will have:
• A Bachelor's Degree in Management/Finance
• Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in a
• Two (2) Years of Supervisory experience
He/she will also have a deep understanding of the Credit Union philosophy and
values, excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to work in a fast
paced environment and be able to to build and maintain partnerships and rela-
tionships with a wide range of persons. Knowledge of Cumme / Cummis would
be a definite asset.
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged. 1110079
RAMDEEN'S INDUSTRIAL &
SAFETY SUPPLY LTD.
185 Cipero Street, San Fernando
VACANCIES FOR EXPERIENCED
• Pad Printer
• Trained Sign Technician
• Office Clerk
Interested persons must apply to:
The Managing Director
Ramdeen's Industrial & Safety Supply Limited
#185 Cipero Street, San Fernando
or send via e-mail to:
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
This is the simple message that has resonated
across generations in response to the cyclical
processes of life where victories are counterbalanced
by setbacks and the future cannot be predicted
with certainty. In other words, when the times are
challenging as the present economic crisis has
shown us, those with the extra edge succeed.
This edge can be obtained only by investing in
oneself right from a young age and continuing to
do so even in adulthood. For instance, many young
people find themselves out of jobs or unable to
break into the crowded job market. With so much
competition, it becomes apparent that only those
with the special advantage can succeed.
Therefore, one has to keep reinventing oneself
to adapt to changing circumstances. If you have
a passion for writing or artistry and you are laid
off from your day job, you can start a new career
by following your passion and make money in the
process as well.
Similarly, if you are working in the social sector,
you can learn a new computer skill or a new tool
that is cutting edge and when you feel that your
present job is unviable, and then you can make
the transition to other careers.
Invest in yourself continuously
Investing in oneself starts from childhood, as it
is better to catch them young and watch them
grow by nurturing talent and skills.
When in college, do participate in extracurricular
activities like debating, group discussions, and
running journals as they equip you with the much
needed people skills that would come in handy
later on in life. You must remember that people
management determines the difference between
success and failure in many careers. Hence, honing
one s people skills can lead to an advantage over
others. The next aspect, which is part of the people
skills, is communication abilities. It is best to learn
a new language other than English and the Mother
Tongue, which would enable you to succeed in the
global marketplace as those with supplementary
language skills are an asset to many multinational
Learning new skills never goes waste
The third aspect of investing in oneself happens
on the job where it is best to mingle with your
coworkers, try, and learn extra skills from them.
This can give you an edge over others as you would
have a repertoire of skills other than the primary
skill that your job is based on. If you are in uni-
versity or postgraduate programs, you can hone
your networking capabilities that would ensure
that you have contacts across companies and sec-
When hunting for a job, these contacts come in
handy as internal resume referrals are preferred
by many companies. Further, when in B-School
or University, learn to enroll in diverse courses
other than those connected with core management.
For instance, if you enroll in a human values
and management course, or if you enroll in a history
of business course, you can learn additional infor-
mation and gain knowledge that would be useful
later. Finally, opportunity knocks only when there
is a door or a gateway to success and hence, invest-
ing in oneself never goes waste.
Investing in oneself is a continuous process
Opportunity knocks only when
there is a door or a gateway to
success and hence, investing in
oneself never goes waste.
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