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Keep phones topped up

Job seekers have been advised to keep credit on their phone to ensure they can be contacted at all times.

Labour Officer at the National Employment Bureau, Randy Clarke, made this suggestion recently at the Tek Care of Yourself Workshop organised by the Internal HIV Education Committee of the Barbados Government Information Service for underemployed and unemployed women.

Speaking during an empowerment module on the topic “Phone Etiquette”, Clarke told the participants that they should anticipate being contacted by telephone if they had applied for a job.

Moreover, he maintained that being easily accessible by phone was one of the critical factors to landing an interview.

“If you are applying for a job, have money on your phone. Employers do not have time to waste. If you put your cell number on an application form make sure you can be reached easily, especially from a landline number,” he stressed.

Noting that hundreds of applications were sent to business places, he said it was very easy for a caller to move onto the next individual in line “simply because you can’t get hold of a person”.

Disclosing that the NEB also encountered the “problem of not being able to get hold of people”, the labour officer said th???!Q)

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