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Flame Tree Developments (Fiji) Limited Nadi, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
A vacancy exists for a  Traffic Controller Minimum Requirements Experienced  Qualified. Must be self-motivated, Reliable and A team player. How to apply Please forward the application with a CV. 1. Submit online by clicking "Apply Now"  or 2. Post to: Receptionist, PO Box 10929, Nadi Airport  All applications will be treated in  strict confidence.
Colo-i-Suva Eco Rainforest Resort Coloisuva, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
Experienced reception person required for Colo-I-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort Minimum requirements Hotel  experience essential  Previous applicants need not apply References essential How to apply Apply in writing with references by clicking "Apply Now" and submit your application online
Webmedia South Pacific Suva, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
JOIN US! Webmedia  South Pacific has open positions for the following: Accounts How to apply Please send us your CV and application online by clicking "Apply Now"
Grand Pacific Hotel Suva, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our iconic hotel. Experience in 4-5 star hotels is an advantage. We offer a competitive package for the right applicant.  How to apply Interested candidates may apply by sending their application to below email address including  cover  letter. curriculum vitae, details of tertiary qualifications. 1 passport size photo and working certificates.  Submit your application online by clicking "Apply Now" A full Job Description can also be obtained from the following email address: humanresources@gph.com.fj  
Vanua Chocolate Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
Cacao (Fiji) Ltd exports cocoa beans for craft chocolate.  Accounts Administrator at our Nadi Office. Requirements: The person must have experience in business with accounting, marketing and be detail oriented. Must be competent in Microsoft Office and have a driver’s license. The person must be able to work with a minimum supervision. Email CV with references and photo ID to  hr@cacaofiji.com   for more info visit www.cacaofiji.com  
Jacks of Fiji Nadi, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
Jack’s Group of Companies is a growing private sector organisation, which comprises of Retail, Restaurants, Manufacturing. Construction, Garments. Property Investment. Spa and Farms. It’s values revolve around strong customer focus. human resource and quality over quantity. If you consider yourself fit for such a dynamic and challenging environment this is where you would want to be! We are seeking self-motivated, dynamic and qualified personnel’s who are looking for a long term career growth opportunity to join our Internal Audit. Risk & Compliance Team based in Nadi. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Assist & support the Group Audit. Risk & Compliance Seniors, Supervisors and Manager in executing. overseeing and managing the functions and activities of the Internal Audit. Risk & Compliance Department; Review the internal control environment of the Group through financial. risk, compliance and operational internal audits including inventory management & stock controls (stock takes); Examine, test and evaluate the policies, procedures and systems which are in place to ensure reliability and integrity of information, compliance with policies. procedures, regulations, legislations and assist in safeguarding of assets: Assist management in audit planning cycle and scope of proposed audits; Perform detailed data analytical review procedures and substantive testings, scrutinising internal controls and identifying areas for process improvement: Assist in preparation of comprehensive written audit reports; Review of reports and ensure all audit workings are accurate with adequate supporting documents to support the conclusions reached: Supervising the follow up process on the status of corrective action as needed; Develop functional relationships with other departments, as assigned. to facilitate audit activities involving those departments: Undertake special reviews/ audits. investigations and projects; Assist in training and developing staffs technically and efficiently: and Perform any other related duties and responsibilities as required and assigned by the Group Audit, Risk &. Compliance Manager. Oualfications, Skills & Experience: Diploma and / or Degree in Accounting/ Auditing/ Business/ Financial Management or equivalent discipline: Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) or similar professional body would be an added advantage: Efficient and skilled user of Microsoft Excel. Word and PowerPoint: Effective communication skills including ability to identify issues and provide recommendation for areas of improvement: Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and ability to deliver results to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic environment: Dynamic team player, self-motivated and have the passion for excellence and learning new skills: Valid Group 2 driving license will be an added advantage: and Should be willing to travel outstations and be able to work flexible hours based on requirements. An attractive remuneration package based on qualification and experience will commensurate to the successful candidate. Candidates with no prior work experience in Internal Audit. Risk & Compliance can also apply to enhance their knowledge & develop their career within the profession. To be part of this exciting time and join the Jack's of Fiji Team. please email your application. resume and 3 referees to auditrecruitment@jacksfiji.com or to the following address: Career Opportunities Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance P. 0. Box 259, Nadi Applications close 22nd December, 2018 Jack's of Fiji thanks all applicants and advises that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Village 6 & Damodar City Cinemas Suva, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
Damodar Cinemas is the leading cinema industry in Fiji and is looking for for skilled and performance oriented person to be based in our cinemas in Suva Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the efficient running of all day to day activities and services of the cinema. Undertaking assigned tasks and achieving set budgeting targets. Able to do shift work including night and weekend shifts. Qualifications and Experience: Possess necessary qualifications and experience in Managerial role. Excellent knowledge of MS Office. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. A team player with a customer-oriented approach. How to Apply Those who have applied previously before need not apply. Interested candidates can send their applications with details:  1. Clicking "Apply now". 3. By post: The Group Human Resources Officer, Damodar Brothers (Films) Limited, PO Box 485, Suva  Application Closes on  20 December 2018
First Landing Beach Resort Vuda, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
First Landing Beach Resort & Villas is located at Vuda Point and has 34 bures, 3 apartments and 18 villas with swimming pool/kitchen/Iounge. Further expansion plans are soon to be implemented. We are looking to fill this position. Requirements: To join our existing Duty Manager team. A minimum of 3 years‘ experience in a similar role is a must. How to Apply: Please send your CV and passport photo by clicking "apply now"
Grand Pacific Hotel Suva, Fiji
Dec 15, 2018
Full time
COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our iconic hotel. Experience in 4-5 star hotels is an advantage. We offer a competitive package for the right applicant.  How to apply Interested candidates may apply by sending their application to below email address including  cover  letter. curriculum vitae, details of tertiary qualifications. 1 passport size photo and working certificates.  Submit your application online by clicking "Apply Now" A full Job Description can also be obtained from the following email address: humanresources@gph.com.fj
Vanua Chocolate Nadi, Fiji
Dec 14, 2018
Full time
VANUA CHOCOLATE CAFE WE'RE HIRING!! DO  YOU LOVE CHOCOLATE, COFFEE AND PASTRY WE A LOOKING FOR A BARISTA WITH PASTRY EXPERIENCE TO WORK AFTERNOON SHIFT PERSON WILL INFUSE LOCAL CHOCOLATE IN PASTRY MUST HAVE FRIENDLY PERSONALITY AND DESIRE TO SERVE Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to info@vanuachocolate.com   or call 9981586 
Government of Tokelau afatu, tokelau
Dec 14, 2018
Contract
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced applicants to the position of  Director of Education  (Director) – Tokelau Government. The Director is accountable for the management, leadership development and implementation of effective and relevant policies and advices of the Department of Education (Department). The successful applicant must have at least 10 years of management and leadership experiences in the area of education.  The duties and responsibilities of the position include: • Manages and leads the operations of the Department  • Advises on the development and implementation of relevant education policies • Facilitates effective communications with internal and external stakeholders  • Oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of measurable standards of teaching and learning and education delivery  • Leads and coordinates USP relationship and programme • Manage and coordinate the Tokelau Scholarship Scheme Applicants must have the following required experience and skills: • Minimum of 10 years senior level management experience with a strong background and experience in education • Appropriate tertiary qualifications from a recognized institution in the field of education or/and a related field • Sound knowledge and understanding of the education system with the ability to address challenges in small and isolated islands • Ability and confidence to establish and maintain excellent working relationship with local and international stakeholders • A team player with a high level of self-motivation, integrity and the personal discipline required to work without supervision • Proven ability to develop and manage services within budget while achieving agreed outcomes • Awareness of the Tokelau culture and willingness to live in an isolated, island community The successful applicant will be contracted for three years. Salary will be negotiated in accordance with the Tokelau Public Service Remuneration Framework. The position will be based in Atafu, Tokelau. If interested, you are required to submit the following to the address below no later than Friday, 11 January 2019; (i) an application letter detailing a self-assessment against the experiences and skills required; (ii) updated curriculum vitae; and (iii) three recently written references from professional referees. Please contact Kele Lui, HR Manager on kele.lui@tokelau.org.nz for a copy of the job description if required. Office of the Tokelau Public Service Commission c/- Human Resources Manager  P.O. Box 3298  Tokelau Office  Apia, SAMOA Tel: (685) 208 22 / 777 4941  Email: kele.lui@tokelau.org.nz
American Samoa Power american samoa
Dec 14, 2018
Contract
Division: Power Generation Position Type: Two year contract  Major Duties & Responsibilities The Electrical Engineer shall be responsible for the following main activities but not limited to: providing technical leadership in day-to-day operations; assigning projects including the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical plant and equipment; working with a team of engineers and technicians to improve supply reliability/efficiency and to reduce production costs; safely delivering projects on time and within budget; working with management, engineers, specialists, and government and/or federal officials on power utility projects; developing electrical distribution system for commercial and industrial applications and plans using latest industry standards and specifications.; performing system calculations and studies for electrical power systems–load flow, voltage drop, motor starting, short circuit studies, and relay coordination studies; reviewing and checking electrical designs and drawings for accuracy and compliance with code (these include single line diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, including contractor submittals); assisting in the development of project schedules, estimates, and budgets; working with the division manager on manpower planning, forecasting and progress monitoring; assisting with the management of electrical contractors assigned to design and build power projects for ASPA. Other responsibilities will be assigned from time to time. Minimum Requirements: Education :  BS degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. PE would be a major advantage Experience: At least ten (10) years of proven experience in utility and/or power plant O&M, power system design or SCADA experience preferred. Experience with Federal projects a plus. Other experiences in power system operations, system protection, project management, substations, distribution systems, renewable energy systems and SCADA systems would be beneficial. Must have knowledge of fundamental concepts, practice, procedures, general terms, nomenclature, etc. in assigned area of engineering specialty. Able to lead a team of technicians in the installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of Power Generation and T&D plant and equipment. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Job Requirements : Required knowledge:  Must have knowledge of fundamental concepts, practice, procedures, general terms, conditions, nomenclature, etc. in assigned area of engineering specialty. Must be familiar with tools & equipment in diesel electric power plant; generators and related mathematics; safety principles, methods & practices. Must be able to use Word, Power Point, and Excel, ET AP or equivalent power software. Good analytical and problem solving skills. Working knowledge of Electrical Standards, NEC or IEC Codes. Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. Effective analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to:  motivate team efforts to accomplish goals. Ability to: Communicate detailed information accurately to management and coworkers and to professionally represent ASP A when dealing with local government and off-island officials and external organizations. Demonstrate continuous commitment to safe operations. Be an active role model and constant resource to ASPA. Work independently and as part of team. Able to define electrical and instrumentation problems and present cost effective solutions. Physical demands:  Able to work indoor, outdoor environment, inside cable vaults and switchgear. Must be able to climb a ladder or work at an elevated position when required. Qualified applicants : please submit a completed ASPA Employment Application with a copy of your resume to ASPA Tafuna. Please attach copies of credentials and transcripts. Candidates selected for hire must pass examinations (when applicable), pre-employment clearances & test negative on pre-employment drug test. ASPA reserves the right to waive education and experience requirements as necessary. No phone inquiries accepted. An Equal Opportunity Employer * A Drug Free Workplace  
MyJobsFiji Suva, Fiji
Dec 14, 2018
Full time
A vacancy exists for Secretary I Clerk at the school. Well trained and experienced person with accounting and computer knowledge preferred. Apply to the Manager with your CV and Reference: Jai Narayan College G.P.0. Box 249, Suva Phone: 3384916 E-mail: jncollege@live.com Application closes on 17th December, 2018.
Datec Fiji Suva, Fiji
Dec 14, 2018
Full time
We are inviting applications from candidates who have completed a Diploma or Trade Certificate in Electrical. Electronic or similar discipline to join our ICT Support Teams in Suva & Nadi. on a fixed term basis as an ICT Technician. The role will involve technical installations on ICT solutions offered by Datec Fiji, which includes but is not limited to Structured Cabling, IP Security Surveillance. User Computing Devices (Notebooks & Workstation].  To be considered for this position. you will need to: At a minimum, hold 3 Trade Certificate or Diploma in Electrical, Electronics and Networking Telecommunication or similar. Willingness to do structured cabling under necessary guidance. Be a team player. Have a passion for excellence. Willingness to work during and outside normal business hours and on weekends if required. Prior experience in structured copper & fiber cabling would be an added advantage A clean & valid group 2 driving license is desirable but not mandatory.  Email your current Resume, copy of transcripts/quaIifications, names of three current referees with a typed Application letter by Monday, 17th December, 2018 to jobs@datec.com.fj with mention of the position (ICT Networks Engineer OR ICT Technician OH Graduate Trainee - ICT/Sales/Finance/Software  Development/Professional Services] you applying for,in the subject.
Plantation Island Resort Plantation Island Resort, Fiji
Dec 14, 2018
Full time
Plantation Island Resort is Fiji's leading family Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca Group of Islands. With 23 acres of tropical landscapes, coconut palms kilometres of white sandy beaches, Plantation is renowned for its natural beauty & friendly Fijian atmosphere. The Resort offers 165 rooms & Bures for all budgets & is located a short 50 minute boat ride from Port Denarau Marina. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Sew table skirting, cloths, runners, curtains, serviettes etc.,  Re-case pillows and repair towels, mattress covers and bed runners Join sections of covering material, securing material, padding, springs and webbing. REQUIREMENTS: At least 2 years' experience in a similar role Ability to work with minimal supervision Ability to measure and cut materials for sewing Excellent team player with good work ethics. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae and certified academic transcripts to: The Director of Human Resources & Training, Raffe Hotels & Resorts PO Box 9176, Nadi Airport Or email: hr@plantationisland.com Or deliver to the HR office, Fiji Gateway Hotel, opposite Nadi Airport,  Website: www.plantationisland.com   Application closes : 17th December, 2018
Datec Fiji Suva, Fiji
Dec 14, 2018
Full time
As part of this program, you will learn about the ICT industry, technology, customer service, quality management, project management, and will get to develop your leadership abilities and management skills. We will coach you to explore your capabilities and stimulate your thinking to foster innovative ideas and solutions. You will undergo extensive training and gain experience in various fields and functions. You will also be part of cross-functional teams and projects to get a thorough understanding of the entire business. Every Graduate Trainee will be given the opportunity to rise in ranks in the respective Functional Area of the business, based on their Individual Performance. The Departments that have openings for Graduate Trainee are: ICT lClient Systems, Server Systems, Networks, etc, Sales & Marketing, Finance ,Logistics, Software Development, and Professional Services (software consultancy). To be eligible, you must: Hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Studies, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Computing Science, Information Systems, IP Networking, Telecommunications, Technology or similar. Have a good GPA. Be a self-starter. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Be technology savvy. Willing to work outside normal business hours. Must be self-directed, have excellent initiative, be innovative, be "on the go", possess organizational skills and have willingness to learn. Email your current Resume, copy of transcripts/quaIifications, names of three current referees with a typed Application letter by Monday, 17th December, 2018 to jobs@datec.com.fj with mention of the position (eg. Software Analyst Programmer OR ICT Networks Engineer OR ICT Technician OH Graduate Trainee - ICT/Sales/Finance/Software  Development/Professional Services] you applying for.in the subject.

Team Talk

So what makes you more valuable than the others.....in your organisation ? Here are three simple things... 1. Trust  Specifically building trust. Trust comes from two things - integrity and being capable of doing your job. Honesty is a highly valued trait and is often is part of what defines your integrity. Speak your mind appropriately when asked and if you are unsure be honest. It is perfectly "Ok" to not know all the answers or to put your hand up and admit/own your weaknesses. Trust also flows from your capabilities. You were hired for your role because the organisation that hired you had the faith in your technical and interpersonal skills.  2. Go the extra mile... Think outside the square and do not turn a blind eye to things as they are not in your position description. Managers/owners treasure people who are creative and are problem solvers. Don't throw your hands up in the air and declare "too hard". Find a way forward by brainstorming, discussing and researching the issues. If there is a tap leaking water...."tighten the tap properly" or wash the dishes in the sink. It is not in anyone's  job description to tighten leaky taps! Small things get noticed...go with the saying "be the standard that you walk past".  3. Enthusiasm Be excited to be rolling out of bed to go to work!  When an issue or problem is given to you -  show that you have a 'can do attitude".  Be positive at work and when asked "how are you feeling?" Do not spend the next 30 minutes doing a download of the million issues you are facing in your life. That may be the last time someone asks you that question and everyone will probably avoid you in the lunch room. (Of course seek help if you genuinely have problems....but not everyone at work will be ready to hear your issues and are your friends). If it is too painful thinking about work.....you are not in the right job.There are two options available:  a.change the environment at work so that it is a fun environment and, b. if you can't change that environment - go somewhere else where you will be happy!  Radical right! Well we have discussed with a lot of people over the years and have also experienced this first hand. Gandhi is credited with saying "Be the change you want to see in the world"...start being that change!
HOW DO I PREPARE A CV (Curriculum Vitae or Resume) - Q&A Q1. What does a CV normally have?  A. Your CV is a document that tells about your goals, education, experience, referees. Q2. Do I need to prepare a CV? A. Some employers prefer you to have a CV so it’s best to have one. Q3. How do I create or make a CV? A. We will have some templates on our job site that you can use as a guide. You will need a computer with word processing program like Word. Q4. How long should be my CV? A. The CV should not be any more than 5 pages long. It depends on your qualifications and experiences that you include. It should have important items that are relevant to the position that you are applying for. Most roles will have a two page (maximum) CV. Q5. I have been working for a long time - do I include details of every job that I have worked? A. No, if your earlier work history is not relevant then do not include in detail in the CV. Employers are human beings like us and do not have time to read items that are not relevant. Q6. What should I look out for to have a nice CV? A. Make sure the CV is factually accurate, there are no spelling mistakes and no grammatical errors. Get a friend or maybe 2 friends to read your CV and read it for any errors or things you should either add or remove. A fresh pair of eyes is always good to see the CV before you load it to the job site for job applications. Q7. Can I have more than one type of CV? A. Sure! The job site allows you to have a number of  CV’s  that you can load on the job site. You can have a CV for instance that is relevant for finance officer and another for say sales rep. Q8.  I am  interested in domestic duties? Do I need a CV? A. Umm well, a CV is really there to sell your skills to a potential employer. So it’s best to write down your skills and experience so that you stand out from the rest! Remember, a good CV helps you get the interview - it’s the first step in getting you your dream job. Download Sample CV Template here
Paradoxically, whilst we see bus driver, beverage staff, cashiers or construction jobs readvertised we also receive daily messages; “I need a job pliz [sic.] help”, “I am looking for a job as cashier” or "What is a CV?". Our conclusion is, therefore - “both”. This makes the job of employers and busy Human Resource Departments that much tougher. Whilst factors such as; labour mobility, availability to work, education and information flow are common bottlenecks we can play our part. We share some suggestions ("Tips") based on analytics from our web platform. TIP #1. Don't let the circumstances define you:  Specifically, here we refer to your hiring process but it applies to anything else. Consider Einstein’s definition of insanity -  “doing the same thing and expecting a different result.”   How many of us are guilty of doing it the way we have always done it and then when it doesn't work being surprised. Think about how many times you have readvertised - in the same medium at great cost? TIP #2. There are at least half a million Fijians with internet/email access:  What have you done to reach them over traditional (print) media ? TIP #3. Be different:  Related to Tip 1 we know but subtly different. Branding extends beyond a logo. As businesses, we have great aspirations - "To be bold" to "hire the best" ours is for example to connect Fiji together. What have you done in your own role(s) to be live by your organisation's aspirations? If you never try you never know. TIP #4. Be Bold:  In a candidate short market, candidates have a choice to join you or not or your organisation or you might not have the big name profile to attract them. How are you ensuring you are hiring the best and those who meet with your aspirations - are you killing their enthusiasm with the "usual" process or  put another way, going to the same (shallow) talent pool? Table: Our (humble) suggestions if you are looking for ideas based on observations to date from our  site  : Lastly, how are we following our own message? We have designed a platform that alleviates  some  of the issues: For candidates , we have tailored daily job alerts! The alerts match the type of work the job seekers are searching and are sent a list of matching jobs to their email each day. We are currently composing handy tips for CV preparation and cover letters. These will be sent out shortly. For employers,  we provide a database of CVs to browse for candidates, unlimited wording/description of the job and no deadline for listing the vacancy. Employers can post anytime, from anywhere and for a longer duration than 5 days (can be 60 if you wish). What is more, an employer dashboard provides analytics on the effectiveness of the job advert. The job adverts are cross-promoted across various social media forums to expand the reach. So go on .... Toso! From the team at  myjobsfiji.com      
 HOW DO I APPLY IN  MYJOBS   FIJI ? - Q&A Q1. How do I apply for jobs that I see on www.myjobsfiji.com? A. You will need to sign up on this job site. It’s quite easy to do. If you need help email us info@myjobsfiji.com Q2. Do I need to have an employer’s email address when applying for a job? A. There is a button “apply now “ next to each job listing - you click on this and apply for any role that interests you. The employer’s email is hidden out of sight in the background and when you click apply it goes to them.   . Q3. How many jobs can I apply for? A. You can apply for as many jobs as you wish! But, you should apply for roles that interest you and for which you have the skills, experience and qualifications. Q4. Can I get notified about new jobs on the site? A. MyJobsFiji is a smart job site with lots of features. It basically works for you - so, you can set up alerts when setting up your profile Q5. For what jobs  are alerts  possible? A. You can set as many different alerts as possible. For instance, you can set up an alert to get notified of jobs posted:      a. by your favourite  employer     b . for a role e.g.. barman,     c. that are in a particular geographical area eg. jobs in Labasa or  Suva     d . daily or weekly Q6. Where and when are the job alerts sent? A. Alerts are sent to your email... so  do  keep an eye on them. Every time a job that meets your alert criteria is posted on our job site - you will be notified. It's like it carrying a personal assistant in your pocket! So all you need is a smartphone that has your email and you can relax...wait for job alerts to keep you update. Never miss a job opportunity! Q7. Do I have to complete a new profile every time I apply for a job? A. No, that’s the smart thing about this job site. Once a profile is created and you have fully signed up - you can happily apply for jobs without much effort! Q8. How do I know that the jobs listed are not expired? A. All the jobs that we list have an automatic expiry date based on when the company to define as a deadline. So if you can see the job on the website - it’s still not yet expired Q9. Will I see jobs for office type only? What about work such as electrician, plumber or housekeeper? A. We designed MyJobsFiji as a  one-stop  shop for all types of jobs. You might need to wait for newspapers to look for jobs - but we have to educate the employers to post all types of jobs on this website. So go and spread the word.!!  
We all have mission and values statements incorporating us, our customers and employees. But, what about potential employees? It is easy in our busy day to day HR and recruiting work, to fail our marketing colleagues in "living the brand". To state another way, we are privileged to be working in our roles so what are we doing to make sure it is that much easier for the next person coming in? 1. Candidates are the "H" in HR  In a self-absorbed commoditised world where it seems everything is a product - we can be guilty of forgetting that candidates are human and, like us - humans. This detachment is not unique to recruiting - it has become an acquired habit to discharge indeed, mentally survive your daily duties. Professionals in medicine are the perfect example of those who stay necessarily detached. In our case though, we carry the title of " human " " resources " and we carry the job of looking after what is supposedly the largest asset in the business. REMINDER:   each application is a person filled with hope and dreams that go beyond their name and personal details. Details requested by you as employers that extend to birth certificates, photos, Tax details and referees.  A level of detail dare we say we ask for  and might only possess for our nearest and dearest at best.   2. Do Unto Others... It is part of our universal human values so why have we forgotten this?  We don't need to say more. As Gandhi summarised this best:  "Be the change you want to see in the world" REMINDER: Respect, politeness and humility go a long way to helping someone who is trying to earn a living.  The Top 4 things that candidates want - Wouldn't you if you were one? 1. Communication - tell them whether they were successful or not (not leave them hanging and in the dark). We aren't that busy and a glib statement stating "we will only contact shortlisted candidates" might pass but does it past the standards we want for ourselves?.  2. Honest feedback - why they did not get an interview. It only takes a small amount of time to do this. Imagine someone rejected a dozen times and they get a note from you explaining why they didn't get the job - they will remember that about your organisation forever. 3. Adequate time to apply for the vacancy - or be prepared to change your expectations about the application standard. Imagine a person juggling their current job, home life and other aspects having to think about responding to a job application and dealing with PC or internet problems and being given 3 days to apply. Yes, some candidates might deal with such "adversity" and overcome this to apply -great. But, do you even get to see what adversity they overcame to apply? In which case - why have such deadlines? 4. Clear Job description  -  a clear document that sets out expectations of the role makes it easy for you to reject, hire and of course provide feedback. Take time to create one and with it some weightings for each of the task . As you get applications weigh up the application against this. Voila, you can then use this document in 2. above to provide feedback. Let's put the "H' back in Human Resources.  As always, we look forward to your feedback!
Below is general advice we gave someone asking for comments on their CV.  We publish this here for the benefit of others who may find applicable.  Hi XXXX Firstly, we aren't experts at this but have the benefit of experience. A CV is a personal document and its purpose is to get you through the door for an interview.  So, your CV should end up in the "call for interview" rather than the "reject" pile.  You need to get into the mind of the person hiring by putting yourself in their shoes. Think about what are they looking for in terms of skills, experience, and personality.  So here goes: A. Comments on your CV ( examples relate to the person's own CV ) 1. Much better than most people's we have seen. Good job on trying to get into one page but maybe create more "white space". CV's can be up to 5 pages. 2. Suggest you expand to make it two pages. 3. Look at all spelling and Grammar - "vitae" should be a capital "V", "Ability to multitask and (be flexible)". It demonstrates your attention to detail that you say is your skill.  4. A CV should be aligned to line up with the job you applying for - if you applying for a sales job say then you try and match your tasks and achievements to that. Remember our first paragraph about CV's being personal. 5. Related to 4. above it might be hard to get a job in the Food Tech. industry based on your degree (we don't know) but you could expand out your search and/or define some things that might be applicable to your studies.   B. What we suggest:  a. Expand to two pages and perhaps use a different template - we have attached two samples. b. Experiences can be "volunteer" and unpaid positions as well. Expand and explain your experience with responsibilities and achievements. For example, as utility hand, I helped service XYZ and did not miss a single day of work (if you don't have anything else that is of significance) but we are sure you have some.  c. The External exams results etc. you can be included But only if you got great marks put that otherwise remove it out to just 7th form to make space - you couldn't have got to 7th form without getting past FSLC for instance. d. Expand your interests - Duke of Edinburgh - did you get a Bronze or Silver or something? Describe what that was; Safety Training,  Cadets Training - redefine these so your employer can apply for the role they have advertised. e. Similarly, your Referees are good and prominent - an employer needs to see that you are well regarded for them to be your referee.  f. Your career objective can be changed to describe who you are rather than a broad statement which takes up space: For example; I am an honest, hardworking, detail focused person. I would like to join a working environment that shares these values"  (this is just an example and not based on you specifically). g. Expand your skills listed here - "Computer literate" is one thing but if you have MYOB, Microsoft Excel etc. spell it out - an employer doesn't have to guess. h. Try and get your most important attributes to catch the eye of the hiring person (skills is probably more important than which school you went to but again remember para 1). i. Put down your hobbies -shows something personal about you and perhaps how well rounded you are. j. Don't leave gaps such as unaccounted years of service. And if there are gaps - explain it. For instance, you may have time out to study, work in the family business or went overseas. Attached are two examples of CVs (we said it was personal) but it should give you a flavour of what employers expect.  Last bit of advice, looking for a job is a job. So be dedicated to it. Good luck friend and you know where we are.   Yours Sincerely        DOWNLOAD SAMPLE CV TEMPLATES HERE
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