MOST people look to their favourite school subject when they start thinking about a career path, but maybe it's what you enjoy after class that will be your job. Whether you're into music or love hitting the gym, it's very possible that you can transform your passion into a career.
According to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, as of October 2006, the unemployment rate in Jamaica was 9.6%. While this represents an overall decline compared to say, 2004, unemployment in Jamaica is still high and that fact has become even more evident as new graduates hit the streets this year in search of jobs.
What You Need to Know about a Company Before a Job Interview
Before heading to job interview, it is extremely important that candidates know as much information as possible about the Company/ Organization. Getting this information is fairly simple, and it's a good idea to memorize a few key points to bring up during the interview. Human Resource Managers are impressed by interviewees who are well-informed about the company.
Did you know?
- Career Jamaica makes it easy for you to find a job in Jamaica or the wider Caribbean.
- There are numerous opportunities for employment in Jamaica at all job levels listed with Career Jamaica
- Registering and viewing jobs with Career Jamaica is free
- You can sign up for Career Jamaica’s free, bi-weekly news letter that alerts you to new job vacancies and our featured employer job vacancies.
- That if you reside within any CARICOM member state you can not only find work in Jamaica, but any other country that is a member of CARICOM?
- That Career Jamaica lists Caribbean Jobs as well as other Jamaican jobs
- Search for and view free Caribbean job vacancy postings from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
Structure of a Cover Letter
If you’re unsure how you’re actually going to write a cover letter, it can help to break the letter down into its various parts and concentrate on just one section at a time. Here’s what goes into each of the four main sections of a cover letter:
Did you know that a resume will only get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening?
If you don't make a good impression within those 15 seconds, it's straight to the "no pile". Before sending off a resume to an employer, be sure that ALL your answers are YES to the following questions:
How to Identify (and avoid) Employment Scams
Employment scams are becoming more popular as persons seek to profit from the need for jobs in this difficult job market. It is crucial that job seekers be able to identify potential scams and protect themselves from paying costly fees for the promise of employment.
5 Things You Should Never do in a Job Interview
Congratulations! you have just gotten called in for a job interview. You now need to know the simple ways to candidates make a bad impression during an interview. There are a few things that most Human Resource professionals agree are “pet peeves” guaranteed to ensure you do NOT get the job.
10 tips for an Excellent Résumé
1. Résumé length
You may have heard that your résumé should fit on one page. This is nonsense. Recruiter or hiring managers don’t care if your résumé is one or two pages long. But they do care whether it is easy to read and gives key information upfront. Your résumé can be one, two, or (occasionally) even three pages. The only rule is that the length should be appropriate for you. If in doubt follow the (very general) rule of thumb that less than 5 years experience probably only requires one page and more than that may need two.