How to Dress for an Interview

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So you’ve got an interview for the job you are praying to get, what now? As the saying goes, first impressions last, so choosing the perfect interview outfit is crucial. Don’t freak out! The best outfit consists of being comfortable, showing personality and boosting your confidence!

#JobsTTtip – Know Your Colours!

Knowing what different colours mean can help choose your outfit to fit the job description.

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Now that you know your colours, you can piece them together! Check out some samples of how your should dress below:

CORPORATE/LAW

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TECH/START-UP/INTERN

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PLUS SIZE (women)

plus size

PLUS SIZE (men)

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Follow these tips to dress for success!

5 things to do while stuck in traffic!

No matter which direction you are driving to in Trinidad, you will encounter traffic. Traffic has come apart of T&T’s culture as the highways and main roads remain flooded with bumper-to-bumper traffic during peak morning and evening hours. Sometimes you are trapped in your car for over two hours! To help you get through this lump, we have some activities for you to try!

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Meditation is all about your focus and breathing. Find something to focus on – it can be your breathing, the car’s silence or the vehicle lights in front of you. If at a standstill, you can close your eyes. If not, breathe and clear your mind. Prepare yourself for the day instead of becoming infuriated by the traffic in front of you.

 

headphones and a bookListen to an Audiobook

Plug in your phone to your car’s speakers to listen to an audiobook. It keeps your mind off your situation and helps with passing the time.

 

 

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Sing along to your favorite album

Classic albums from artists like Adele, Sam Smith or Alicia Keys include ballads that let you sing your heart out! Whatever the genre, make sure you can groove to the music!

 

plantronics-m50-user-lgCall that person you meant to call (but forgot to call)

In other words, call a parent. Or call a relative/friend that lives in another country. Just make sure that it is hands-free since you will be behind the wheel.

 

 

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If you have upcoming projects that have been stressing you out, why not sort through it. You can record your thoughts using your smartphone or even write it down on a notepad. This way is better than procrastinating until the last minute.

JobsTT joins PYLARRtt St. Jude’s Program

On Saturday 10th September 2016, JobsTT participated in the fifth annual PYLARRtt Program at St. Jude’s Home for Girls. JobsTT sponsored the Resume Preparation segment of the Career Advice/Cash Management day.

The participating girls learned how to compose a resume, informed about the Trinidad and Tobago job market at present and was treated to lunch. JobsTT is proud to help a great initiative created by PYLARRtt, who aims to supply young women with the emotional and technical tools to succeed in life.

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15 Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

So you’ve made it to the interviewing stage and you’re wondering What to do now? The answer is simple: Prepare. This is your time to market yourself and campaign for the job position. Your resume did the ground work, now it’s time to solidify the outcome.

Business Insider’s Director of talent, Stephanie Fogle, come up with the ultimate interview guide, from start to finish.

Here is what you MUST do to be ready for the big day:

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Read the original article on Business Insider. Copyright 2016.

 

5 Skills You Can Learn To Boost Your CV

Apart from popular belief, skills aren’t as hard to acquire once you put in the appropriate time and effort. Additionally, there is an upsurge of apps and websites that cater to making learning easier, so it’s almost impossible not to have at least one skill that can help your resume stand out.

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Here are five skills you can learn to boost your worth as a job-seeker:

Languages

You can learn more than six languages using the Duolingo app. It takes minutes to download and seconds to set up. All you need to do is practice when you have some downtime. Just think in three months you can be fluent in another language!

Creativity

Do you like to write stories, take photos or paint portraits? Create an online portfolio on websites such as wix.com that have templates just to showcase your talent. This way you can highlight your dedication to your craft and confidence in your skill.

Sports

Take your interest in a sport or exercise activity to another level. For example, if you love yoga so much, why not get a certificate in it? Or become an instructor? Though it may not be a career path, it would be a great accomplishment and skill to have in your back pocket!

Charity

Voluntary positions are not a priority for a job-seeker, but it can lead to a career. Volunteering in a charity or non-profit organization can solidify your interest into a particular career field. Volunteering is also a great networking opportunity!

Skillshare

Visit skillshare.com to learn a new skill each day! This website encourages you to learn creative skills in just 15 minutes a day with bite-sized lessons you can fit in anywhere. You can join a class, watch short lessons or learn by doing. Find a skill you never knew you had!

5 Websites to help Market Yourself

City-ScapeOne of the hardest things about job searching is marketing yourself to prospective employers and network connections. Yes, you have your detailed resume but how do you sell what you do in five minutes or less? Here are some websites to aid in your marketing scheme.

Google.com

Not many people know this, but Google actually can help you build a resume. Once you have a Gmail account, Google can pull your information to easier build your CV. Follow this link https://resumebuilder.withgoogle.com/ to try it out.

But if you want to start from scratch, head over to Kickresume to find unique templates!

Moo.com

Thinking about getting business cards? Moo.com is devoted to helping you choose and print your perfect card. They’re loads of templates to choose from at a decent price. Let your business card express your personality in print!

Jimpix.com

Jimpix helps you navigate the world of usernames. In this digital age, your username becomes your identity on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. What’s cool about Jimpix.com is that the site has an option to generate a username with a word a selected word. So you can type in your name or nickname, and it gives you many options. Remember to pick a username that will good on your business card!

Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter

These social media platforms put you closer to your professional crush more than you think! Build you own profile by following or connecting with Influencers in your field. These can range from top CEOs to General Managers. Study their profiles and comment on their blog posts or status updates. BE friendly NOT creepy in your approach to inadvertently learn from them.

Wix.com

Why not own a website? Having an online resume is becoming more popular. Upload your resume, pictures and showcase your passion in your personal digital space. Think of it as a hub that just in one click a prospective employer/client can get a sense of who you are. Wix.com provides templates for online CVs that you can view and build for free!

 


 

 

How to Match Your Resume to the Job You Want

Thinking of switching professions?

Trying to break into a new field?

Are you a recent graduate looking for work?

Each job application is unique and may ask for different qualifications and experience based on the employer’s needs. It is important to read the job description before sending in your application. From the job description, you can use keywords to streamline your cover letter and resume to the job position. Matching up roles and skill set lets the hiring manager notice that your application is worth reviewing.

Below is a guide to help you with this process:Job_ad_alignment_infographic


 

 

What’s Your Ideal Career?

Wondering which career is right for you?

We spend most of our lives making decisions on finding a job that will both make us happy and be financially stable. It also comes down to our personalities and whether we CAN do what we THINK we can do.

It’s time to listen to your instincts and be honest about which career will truly fit into your life. Just like Jobstt, the below flow chart will help guide you to that next step. The best part? There are specific job suggestions if you’re still unsure of what you should do. Have a look!

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Read the original article on The Daily Muse. Copyright 2015.

 

New Feature: Re-Submit Your Application

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We’ve all been there. Sometimes we double and triple check our application before we hit the ‘Send’ button, only to notice a spelling mistake a minute after. Usually on other online job websites, once an application is submitted, it’s difficult to re-apply to the same job position since the system has already marked your application as previously successful.

JobsTT sought to rectify this issue by allowing our job seekers to delete their applications on BOTH ends. Our website is now updated to withdraw your application from the employer’s Jobstt’s inbox, once removed from the job seekeer’s account.

So rest assured that now you can delete and re-submit your application without a hassle using Jobstt.com!


See here for a tutorial on how to apply via JobsTT!

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

Though some applications do not ask for a cover letter at times, the candidate on the job hunt should always have a cover letter template to refer to in case an application calls for it.

There are some misconceptions as to how a cover letter should look. Many candidates repeat the information on their resume – which is totally wrong.cover_letter_tips-

Here are some tips on how to write a great cover letter:

DO NOT repeat your resume

A cover letter is a safe space for you to single out projects or accomplishments at a job position you mentioned in your resume. You can highlight your leadership, communicative and project management skills depending on the position you are applying for.

DO include:

  1. Who you are
  2. Your contact information
  3. What position you are applying for
  4. How you learned about the job

Keep it SHORT

Be assertive and to the point. The recruiter does not need to know your life story, only the ones that matter to the job in question. Three paragraphs should be enough!

STAY AWAY from generic phrases like:

  • “I’m everything that you’re looking for… and more!”
  • “Thank you for taking the time to read my resume.”
  • “My skills and experience are an excellent fit for this position.”
  • “I am an experienced, goal-oriented team player.”

Making general statements does not give the employer a sense of who you are. Instead, explain why you are a great fit by giving examples.

CHECK spelling and grammar

Your cover letter is your introduction to your possible employer, so please make sure and double check your spelling and grammar before hitting send. Loads of online grammar websites can help you check your document.


For more detailed guidelines, click here!