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How to Dress for an Interview


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.


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




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PLUS SIZE (women)

plus size


ps menPS men2

Follow these tips to dress for success!

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:



Read the original article on Business Insider. Copyright 2016.


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


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!

New Service – Temporary Placement Solutions

JobsTT is happy to help you with your temporary needs!

We can help you fill:

Interim Management positions – the leasing of a manager at an Executive and Senior Management level for a fixed period.

Temporary positions – a certain period of time based employment based on the needs of the employing organization.

There are many benefits for using temporary workers. Some of which include:

  1. Enabling your business to adjust more easily and quickly to workload fluctuations
  2. Maintaining staffing flexibility
  3. Evaluating workers without commitment
  4. Saving time and money

How to Increase Your Qualifications

adult_studyIf you have been on the job hunt for a while, you will notice that having three (3) CXC/CSEC passes is no longer sufficient to land an entry level job in Trinidad and Tobago. Most employers are seeking five (5) or more passes for their entry level positions.

Since this is the case, job seekers have to consider entering back into school to earn and increase their qualifications. It’s not always easy between work and home life, but if you can create the time and supply the effort, having just two (2) more passes can increase the likelihood of landing the ob position of your dreams – not to mention upgrading you into a better salary bracket!

Where to start?

Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA)

Here is where you begin if you need help reading and writing. The Adult Literacy Tutors Association, a non-profit organization in existence since 1992, provides the only comprehensive, structured, adult literacy programme in Trinidad and Tobago. ALTA does not necessarily provide CXC/CSEC classes, but aids in literacy to eventually write those exams. There are three (3) locations in P.O.S., Arima, and San Fernando.

Tel: 624-2582
Email: altapos@alta-tt.org

 Below are four (4) schools that provide CXC/CSEC classes for returning students, no matter what age!

Upper Level Educational Institute Ltd

ULEI is one of the leading private secondary schools in Trinidad. Its distinguished reputation and outstanding achievements have contributed to its growth and development over the years. Located in Chaguanas, Trinidad

Tel: 672-8797
Email: admin@uleitt.com

CTS College of Business and Computer Science Ltd

Over the years, thousands of students have graduated from CTS’ CXC/CSEC and GCE O’ level programmes, and some have progressed on to one of our degree programmes in Business or Information Technology, some of them have also gone on to completing their MBA. Located in Chaguanas, Trinidad

Tel: 671-2551/2872
Email: Study@CTScollege.com

Elders’ Classes

Elders’ classes provide a range of classes, including courses in CXC/CSEC after school and work flexibility. Located in P.O.S., Trinidad.

Tel: 627-8632 / 623-0935
Email: n/a


BetterGradesFast.com provides the option for online video classes so that you don’t even have to leave your home. Their physical location is in Arima, Trinidad.

Tel: 308-4028
Email: n/a

 Don’t wait until you are too busy or cannot afford to improve your qualifications. Remember this investment today will provide a better tomorrow for you and your family! So take the leap now!

Brand Yourself Using Social Media

In the digital age, a person’s character and skills are quickly judged by their online presence before a real meeting. Turns out, about 92% of companies use social media for hiring – excluding LinkedIn. Your social media persona can help get the job (i.e. show creativity) or it can hamper your chances (i.e. show incompetence).

Here’s some Dos and Don’ts on how to use Social Media to your advantage!


  • Do choose a profile picture that is not scandalous and/or offensive.
  • Do create a user name that is close to your real name. Corrects spelling helps!
  • Don’t post everything you may find funny and/or go on a rant.
  • Don’t use offensive, racial and/or obscene language in most of your posts.


  • Do choose an appropriate profile picture with a clear view of your face.
  • Do make sure you spell check your profile.
  • Don’t lie on your profile.

Personal Blog/ Instagram/ Youtube/ Tumblr/Pinterest

  • Do show your creativity, worth ethic and interests!
  • Don’t leave your profile “public” if what you post may discredit you.

Remember, every comment you make can trace back to your profile, so make sure your digital presence can impress and captivate the employer. Let them start chasing you for once!

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