Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 13th 2014 Contents B7
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Palo Seco Agricultural Enterprises Limited (PSAEL) is a wholly owned State Enterprise
which is involved in the management and construction of infrastructure projects, estate
management and property maintenance services for Government and State Enterprises.
Suitably qualified persons are invited to apply for the following positions on contract:
The Business Development Officer is responsible for identifying, analyzing and facilitating the
implementation of new businesses opportunities, consistent with PSAEL's Strategic Plan
• Identification of prospects and opportunities to allow for PSAEL'S sustainability and
• Provides business intelligence, including benchmarking studies, industry best practices to
improve overall business performance.
• Identification of new business opportunities at the Regional level.
• Attendance at meetings with State Agencies and other organization seeking to utilize the
Qualifications & Experience
• A Degree in Management Studies/Marketing/Public Sector Management.
• At least five (5) years working experience at middle management level in a related capacity.
• Knowledge of Government Development Policies/Strategies.
• Knowledge of Government Policies with lending agencies such as NEDCO, SBDC etc
The successful candidates will be required to:
• Submit a current Police Certificate of good character
• Undergo a full medical examination
• Submit two (2) work references
A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should be submitted no later than May 23, 2014 and addressed as follows:
Application for Employment for "Position"
MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCE & CORPORATE SERVICES
Palo Seco Agricultural Enterprises Limited
#31 Casuarina Avenue
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged
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 meet-
ing with people once they already have an inside
But don t let that stop you. You need to play the
odds and having more than one ally is a wise strat-
egy- you never know the influence or alliances
people have. Keep building your network and if
someone suggests you meet a second or third com-
pany insider, go for it.
A good response may be: "I recently met Jim
Jones in IT, however, I d love to meet Sally Smith
2. You Can "Work" with More Than One
Third party recruiters don t work for you.
An opportunity for an
Established wine & spirit merchant based in Port of Spain, is
looking for a full time team member with immediate effect.
Primary role and responsibilities include:
a. Assisting and supporting the MD in his day to day
b. Managing the administration of the businesses
c. Corresponding with suppliers, coordinating, tracking of
d. Costing and control of inventory in conjunction with the
e. All matters relating to Customs & Excise, brokerage and
Comprehensive working knowledge of computers generally
and spreadsheet in particular
Good interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written
Some knowledge of the world of wines and the local
A good grasp of social media and some experience of
You must be:
Punctual, highly motivated and proactive
Able to communicate effectively externally and internally
Organised with good time management and initiative
Numerate and analytical
A clean driving licence and your own car is important. A second
language, French or Spanish is a plus.
Only candidates with a minimum of two A Levels and three
years' experience in such a position need apply. Please note,
only candidates successful in securing an interview will be
Please send CV's together with a current photograph and a little
information about yourself, stating your salary expectations,
based on your experience! and why you think you are right for us.
P.O. Box 602, Port of Spain.
They work on behalf of the com-
pany 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 finding 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
submitted for the same job by another
recruiter or you have applied on your
own to the same company. They need
3. Always Follow-Up
It would be wonderful if every HR
rep followed-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. Double
check their time line, and remind them
you will reach out if you don t hear
within that timeline. Staying in touch
with people you interviewed with
shows interest, just don t stalk!
4. LinkedIn Is More Than An On-
Having a LinkedIn profile is just
the beginning step. Be sure your profile
is robust. In other words, you have
completely filled in the sections, used
key words and even embedded media
and files. Actively participating in
groups and updating your status daily
during your job search increases your
odds of getting on the radar of hiring
If you want to stand out from the
crowd, you will have to put forth some
effort. Grow your network. Learn how
to use the advanced search function-
ality to find inside connections, tap
into alumni and even previous co-
The Bottom Line
It is certainly no fun doing stuff
you don t enjoy. It is even less fun and
discouraging when you hear "no thank
you!" Drown out the bad, and replace
it with activities you can control and
meet people who will benefit from
adding your skills to their team! But
please note, even if you do everything
"right" your search will probably take
longer than you want. HRBartender
shared an infographic which said it
takes an average of 95 days to fill a
job! Forewarned is forearmed.
Links Archive May 12th 2014 May 14th 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page