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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is a dynamic student-oriented institution
providing a broad spectrum of high-quality, career-oriented programmes that span the
diploma-doctoral spectrum of Higher Education (H.E.) quali cations.
Applications are now open to join UTT in the following position:
Interested persons should visit www.u.tt/jobs for information on quali cations,
duties and responsibilities, and to complete the a
Assistant Professor - Food Technology
UTT Accredited by ACT
Bio-Sciences, Agriculture and Food Technology
Deadline for applications: Monday July 21st, 2014
Defining a Decade - Righting the Future
The University of Trinida
d and Tobago
UTT is an Agency of the
Movalite Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
LJ Williams, is the leading supplier and installer of
commercial glazing and composite panels in
Trinidad and the Southern Caribbean.
The job requires the successful candidate to:
- Review construction plans and other documentation to prepare
time, cost, materials and labour estimates.
- Prepare Tenders for review by management.
- Resolve cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
from suppliers and competitors.
- Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing
information and trends.
- Maintain continuity among cost accounting and implementation
teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities
and continuing needs.
Skills/Qualifications: Analytical, familiar with budgets, proven vendor
relationships, reporting, estimating, decision making, team player, writing,
speaking and ability to focus.
- Must have a good eye for detail.
- Must understand construction drawings.
- Must have good communication and interpersonal qualities.
- Must be comfortable in basic computer applications
Attractive remuneration based on experience and qualifications.
Applications should be submitted by July 31st, 2014 to:
or mailed to: Movalite Ltd
P.O. Box 339, Port of Spain or Faxed to 675-7683
Are 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
1. HAVE MORE THAN ONE
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
recently met Jim Jones in IT,
however, I d love to meet Sally Smith
2. YOU CAN "WORK" WITH
MORE THAN ONE RECRUITER
Third party recruiters don t work for
you. They work on behalf of the
company 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 to know.
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
Having a LinkedIn profile is just the
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
Grow your network. Learn how to
use the advanced search
functionality to find inside
connections, tap into alumni and
even previous co-workers.
5. JOB BOARDS ARE ONLY ONE
PART OF YOUR JOB SEARCH
Instead of spending most of your
time and energy 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
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.
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