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The Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Safety and Health Agency invites suitable applicants for the
Job summary. This job requires the incumbent to assist the Management of the OSHA in the effective discharge
of their duties by furnishing them with timely, objective appraisals, recommendation and pertinent comments
on all activities and processes of OSHA.
Qualifications and experience.
o B.Sc. in Accounting or Finance and/or ACCA Level III.
o At least five (5) years' experience in a similar position at a senior level.
o Extensive knowledge of International Auditing Standards.
o Considerable working knowledge of auditing principles, practices and techniques applied in the
o Extensive knowledge of the Exchequer and Audit Ordinance, The Financial Regulations 1965 and
the Financial Instructions.
o Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act 2004 (as amended).
o Any other relevant combination of education, experience and training would be considered.
HOW TO APPLY:
For details on these positions and other opportunities in the Public Sector, please visit the jobseekers page on
Interested persons can register and apply online or application forms may be collected from and submitted to:
Government Human Resource Services Company Limited
16 Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas, 501316
You can apply online or submit your application at all ttconnect Service Centres: Arima, Bon Accord,
Chaguanas, Princes Town, St. James, Tunapuna.
Application forms must be fully completed. Resumes and CVs will not be accepted.
Deadline date: 10th March, 2014
In addition, you can use
LinkedIn's search feature to identify
network connections and even
alumni of your alma mater in dif-
ferent cities, fields, and compa-
Optimise your online
What will your potential
employer see when they Google
your name? Hopefully, it's your
LinkedIn, personal webpage, or
online portfolio that comes up.
Before you start your job search,
do a "cyber cleanse" protecting
your privacy settings on Facebook,
Instagram, or any other social
media accounts you might not
want an interviewer to see. Do a
thorough check to make sure you
are using social media correctly in
your job search.
Then, update your LinkedIn, or
Google Plus profile, with your latest
If you have the time or the capa-
bility, consider making a personal
webpage or online portfolio to
exhibit your past work and provide
positive information about yourself
Impress with a portfolio
The average person will bring a
business card or a copy of their
resume to an interview; a stand-
out candidate will bring a portfolio
QUALITY TRUMPS QUANTITY
folder that includes their cover letter,
resume, printed recommendations, and
examples of past work, if relevant.
Although it takes some extra time to
print and organize these materials, you
might be surprised at how far it can get
you in the interview process.
Practice makes interview
"Winging it" during an interviewer
is not only disrespectful to the company
you're applying to, but, it's also extreme-
ly disadvantageous to your own job
Take the time to practice sample
interview questions and answers,
research the company, and rehearse
your personal statement and citations
listed on your resume.
Enlist your spouse, roommate, or
friend to help out.
Anecdotes = Advantages
When you're writing your cover letter,
citing your experience on a resume, or
answering questions in an interview,
try to be as specific as possible. Even
the most articulate person will be
brought down by vague comments like,
"I'm a hard worker," or "I'm a people
Don't just talk about what you're
good at; but hit on the where, when,
why, and how. Have a handful of specific
anecdotes that you can discuss naturally
and with ease in order to back up the
professional and personal qualities that
make you a good candidate for the job.
Leave a lasting expression
You already know that first impres-
sions are key, meaning that it's imper-
ative to put together a professional outfit,
iron your shirt, polish your shoes, and
so on, but did you know that leaving
a good last impression is just as impor-
Although you should say goodbye to
your interviewer with a firm handshake
and a smile, it doesn't end there. Ask
for a business card, too, and then go
home, log-on to your email, and send
a thank you note to the interviewer for
taking the time to speak with you.
This isn't just a way of scoring
brownie points, so to speak.
It can also be a way to reiterate your
interest in the position, emphasize any
points you'd like to make about your
work experience, or mention anything
you didn't get to say during the inter-
Keep in mind that you may not get
the first job you apply for, or the sec-
ond... A job search can take time, espe-
cially if you don't have much experi-
ence. Here's how to ensure you're a
top-notch candidate for the jobs you
are applying for.
Be Persistent. Wait a few days, then
follow-up your application with a phone
call to the hiring manager reiterating
your interest. If you have applied in
person, stop in again and mention that
you are really interested in the oppor-
Don't Stop. Don't apply at one place
and wait for the phone to ring. Com-
plete as many job applications as you
can, and consider a variety of positions.
The more you apply, the better chance
you have of finding a job.
Be Flexible. Applicants who are only
available for limited hours are less likely
to get hired than those who are flexible
as to when they can work. For example,
one candidate for a summer job told
the employer that they were only avail-
able on Wednesday afternoons and Sat-
Compare that to another applicant
who selected "any" on the hours avail-
able section of the job applicant and
you can see why the second applicant
got the job.
Use Your Connections. If you have
a connection, use it. Does your mom
shop regularly at the store where you'd
like to work? If so, have her mention
that you're looking for a job. That's
how I got my first job and how my
brother got his first job at the drug
store across the street.
Dress Appropriately. When applying
for jobs, dress as though you had the
job. If you're applying for a retail posi-
tion, for example, visit the store before
you apply to see what the staff is wear-
ing. It will give you an idea as to how
you should dress. When in doubt, dress
up, not down.
Don't Give Up. Job searching isn't
easy, especially when you don't have
much experience or many skills. Keep
trying and keep applying and you will
find a job. Your first job will be a step-
ping stone to your next job; and to your
First job search tips
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