Kill it in the interview

An interview is the doorway into a company, but you need to be well-prepared to pull it off and land a job offer. Here are some Compass Career Guide tips on interviews: Do your research Find out everything you can in advance about the company you are applying to work with and have a firm

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Ramp up your résumé

The purpose of a résumé is to present your qualifications and experience clearly and concisely when applying for a job or expressing your interest in working with a company. Employers sift through dozens, sometimes hundreds of applications, so a well-written résumé is essential to catch their attention and assess your possible suitability to work with

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Educate yourself

There are plenty of opportunities on-island to get educated for the workforce. Here’s a round-up of schools and organisations that offer learning opportunities: Cayman Islands Further Education Centre The Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) offers a variety of certificate and diploma programmes in such areas as art and design, media, health, beauty therapy, hospitality,

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Make it with a mentor

These are several programmes set up specifically to help young Caymanians: Cayman Finance Cayman Finance offers the Student Education and Work Experience Programme, which creates pathways for talented, young Caymanians into the financial services industry. This is a public-private partnership between Cayman Finance, the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs, and the Ministry of

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Don't send in a poor application!

Dear Career Advisor: I am the proprietor of a medium-sized business which employs over 50 full-time workers in addition to seasonal workers. Consequently, we frequently receive applications from people seeking employment. I have been noticing a worrying trend; many of the correspondences received via e-mail do not have a subject line descriptor and many of

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National Career Awareness Week launched

Broadening students’ horizons about careers and removing stereotypes, is what organisers of the National Careers Awareness Week 2020 are hoping to achieve. The 10th annual staging of the National Career Awareness Week commenced this morning with a special worship service at the Church of the Open Bible in St Andrew. It will be supported by several activities that will

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Growth & Jobs | Ministry urges workers, employers to use its labour market system

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is encouraging the use of its Labour Market Information System (LMIS) app and website by workers and employers. Speaking at the south-eastern region mega roadshow, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on January 30, State Minister, Labour and Social Security, Zavia Mayne, said that since implementation

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