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Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist Australia Awards Papua New Guinea

 Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist
  • Up to 24 days across two months
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist Australia Awards
Applications close: 5.00pm (PNG time) 3 September 2021

The Program: Australia Awards Papua New Guinea

The Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) Facility is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia and scholarships in PNG.

It offers the next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea opportunities to acquire professional and technical knowledge and skills relevant to the priorities of the Government of PNG. The program ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from rural and remote locations. The program supports alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to undertake long-term study in Australia, primarily at the postgraduate level
  • Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to undertake long-term study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps
  • Short courses for Papua New Guineans to undertake targeted short-term professional development study in Australia or PNG, often receiving an Australian qualification.

As a further extension of its educational activities, the AAPNG Facility supports the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools Initiative which connects Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to build capability and deepen people-to-people links to underpin the enduring partnership between Australia and PNG.

The AAPNG Facility also manages the PNGAus Partnership Higher Education Support initiative, which involves projects that develop partnerships between Papua New Guinean and Australian higher education institutions to strengthen PNG institutions’ capacity in teaching, learning and research in alignment with the Government of PNG’s higher education reform agenda.

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, AAPNG has six stream activities: Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Courses and Capacity Development; Alumni Engagement; Secondary Education; and Higher Education. AAPNG is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position: Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist 

Reporting to the Facility Director, the Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist will work closely with the PNG and Pacific Awards Manager and undertake a short review of the midwifery scholarships funded by the Australian Government and private sector sponsors through Australia Awards PNG.

The review aims to better understand the barriers to nurses applying for the scholarship and to provide recommendations to Australia Awards PNG and the Australian High Commission to address these barriers. The review will look across the whole scholarship cycle (promotion, application, selection, institution admission, on-award support and reintegration). The role involves working largely independently.

The Person

The Specialist will be a suitably qualified Papua New Guinean who will possess the following:

  • Postgraduate degree(s) in health sciences, international development, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in maternal and child health in PNG’s context.
  • Demonstrated and successful experience in working collaboratively across cultures with a diverse range of stakeholders, including Melanesia.
  • Excellent understanding of Papua New Guinea’s tertiary education sector.
  • Previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols.
  • Strong administrative skills including time management, and experience in using Microsoft office software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent analytical and English language report writing and communication skills.
  • Proven experience contributing to PNG health sector program reviews and designs including a demonstrated significant contributions to the development of reports and presentations.
  • This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

How to apply

This position is locally engaged and reserved for the National Citizens of Papua New Guinea.

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 499144. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at IDEV.HRServices@tetratech.com and quote the job reference number 499144

Applications close: 5.00pm (PNG time) 3 September 2021

PNG Police Reserve Training Application 2021/2022 Open

Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC): The police constabulary is calling interested applicants to apply for the police reserve training. Below is a brief eligibility criteria in an advertisement in the newspaper on the 14th of June this year.

Police reserve training application form 2022
2021/2022 Police Reserve Application Open

Check out how to get a police clearance check certificate and the info about the application for recruitment and training at Bomana Police College

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNC) Reserve common characters

 The  applicants for the police reserves should have:

  • High integrity
  • Community focussed
  • Against provincialism or tribalism
  • Must be able to lead
  • Must be able to deliver Policing in Partnership with the Community
  • Must know that the uniform belongs to the People. (Sic)
Former police reservists with clean disciplinary records are encouraged to apply.

What the police constabulary is looking for:

  • Placed high importance on the rule of law and strong community-based value;
  • Support initiatives to prevent sexual violence and discrimination against females and minority groups; and
  • Believe in the injustice of sorcery allegations.

Who can apply for the 2022 Police Reserve Training 

The former police reservists are encouraged to apply. But the reservists must have good standing in the community and a clean policing record.

The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNC) embraces the national govt Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) policy. Thus, RPNGC encourages women and anyone who believes they can contribute meaningfully to apply.

How to get the RPNGC Reservists Training Application Form 

To get the police training application form, email policereservistapplications@lelink.net.au

Police college bomana application 2022


The successful applicants will be placed in a pooled and notified when training spaces are available. The applicants may be required to travel.

You can also ask for a Police Reserve Application Form at your nearest Police HQ.

The application closing date is 14 July 2021. (CLOSED)

If you have applied and are waiting for a response from the training facilitators, you will be informed of your application via the contacts you provided. Furthermore, check out the PNG Police Reserve Training Frequently Asked Questions and the Application Process about your application.


Source: This application info appears in one of the daily Newspapers/reposted

EASTERN HIGHLANDS POLICE RECRUITMENT 2022 - HOW TO APPLY


BSP GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2021

2021/2022 BSP graduate development program

Description:

Developing our young people to be the next generation of leaders in our chosen markets is part of our vision to be the leading bank in the South Pacifi­c Region. 

The BSP Graduate Development Program is aligned to this vision and provides an opportunity for aspiring graduates to work for BSP, and simultaneously achieve their career goals.

Applications are now open for the BSP 2021 Graduate Development Program.

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 Position Details

Title: BSP GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2021

Reference No: BSPPG03320

Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Type: Full-Time

This program is open to Papua New Guinean Citizens in their fi­nal year of study at a local or overseas university in the following disciplines:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Economics
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Business Management
  • Law

Documents Required:

  • A cover letter (outlining why you wish to be on the graduate program)
  • Current CV
  • Current academic transcripts
  • Two (2) written references with contactable referees
  • Copy of Police Clearance. Must be valid and issued within the last 12 months

Forward your application to:

The Manager Recruitment | Human Resources

Email: graduates@bsp.com.pg

You can also apply online via the BSP website: 

BSP 2021 GDP Online Application Form

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications close 5pm Friday 10th July 2020.

For the latest Graduate Development Programs, Opportunities and Jobs, check here.

Papua New Guinea Police Application Form and Recruitment info

Police recruitments in Papua New Guinea have been an ongoing initiative the  Government of Papua New Guinea has put in place. The main purpose of PNG police recruitments is to increase the police force in the country.   

The police department through the Royal Papua New Guinea Police Constabulary (RPNGC) has taken the responsibility to recruit new officers every year. We provide some information on Police Recruitments you should know before applying.

PNG POLICE RPNGC APPLICATION RECRUITMENT

Police Recruitments Eligibility Criteria

Application Form & Requirement: To be eligible for consideration for police recruitment into the RPNGC, you must meet the following eligibility criteria. You must

  • complete Grade  12.
  • be  18 to 23 years old
  • be physically well built.
  • not hold criminal records.
  • have good behaviour records
  • complete Grade 12 in the last two years, and your height must be at least 164 cm and above.
Being a policeman/woman is a higher calling. It is a call to serve the people. It is about respecting the public. 

How to apply to become a policeman or woman

Papua New Guinea Police Recruitment 2021-2022: Applications are open for recruitments twice are year. Usually, call for recruitments are published in the local newspapers or you can write directly to the headquarters in Port Moresby for the latest application forms.

  1. Write to the Police headquarters for application forms. If the application forms are available in the newspapers, cut out the form.
  2. Fill out the forms and attach two references and all your academic transcripts and certificates. 
  3. Send your applications to the address given below.

Shortlisting and Interview: If you are shortlisted for an interview, the officer in charge of the screening process will notify you either by phone or through print media.

  • First, you will be interviewed
  • Second, you will do an entry  test

If you pass both the interview and the entry test, you will be shortlisted to undergo training at the Bomana Police college for six months.

Check out how to get a police clearance check certificate and the info about the application for PNG Police reservist.

Contact for police application forms, recruitments and queries

The address for the police recruitment is given below. You can use this address to do the following:

  • Request for the latest police application form, 
  • send the complete application forms and documents
  • For applications and general queries. 
Write to

Recruitment  Officer

Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary

Police Headquarters

P O Box  85

Konedabu

Papua New Guinea

You can also call the phone:  322 6100 /321 1222

Tips for successful application Papua New Guinea Police Recruitment 2021-2022

The best way to apply for the PNG Police Recruitment is to get as much info as you can. Once you know what to do, you can do it right the first time. So, call or write to the police HQ or, better still, contact the recruitment officer directly. 

When you deal with recruitment officers (or proxies) DO NOT pay a bribe. This is a community service - the officers are public servants - and they'll help you. 

Attach all the necessary documents. Take your application to your teacher, pastor, policeman, magistrate or senior citizen to check before you make the submission. When you have submitted the application form, follow up immediately. Ask when the selection list is coming out.

Hope this helps you when you are applying for the Papua New Guinea Police Recruitment 2021-2022. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. 


Writing CV and Job Interview Tips

The two steps to securing a job is not usually taught at universities - writing a CV or resume and job interview. In fact, the two skills are often learnt by doing them. If you are a new job searcher, undergraduate or graduate these tips will put you in the right direction.


From writing a curriculum vitae (CV) or to interview, always bear these tips in mind. For more guided tips, refer to the recommended reading at the end of this post.
cv and job interview tips
IMAGE: PNG INSIGHT: READ MORE - CLICK ON THE IMAGE
Find out whether the job advertisement asks for your CV or resume before writing your job application.

The content of a CV should reflect the position you are applying for.

Ensure only details relevant to the job you are applying for are included: must be condensed, concise and informative.

Use the ‘punchline’ in your written CV that you believe is selling you well and emphasise it with specific examples.

Be honest, measured, cool, calm and collected. It is the first impression that matters.

Be on time for the interview and show that your really want the job. Good luck.

Recommended reading 

How to write a CV with Strong Punchline

BSP Graduate Development Program For Final Year University Students

Developing our young people to be the next generation of leaders in our chosen markets is part of our vision to be the leading bank in the South Pacifi­c Region. 
Graduate development program png

BSP 2020 Graduate Development Program

The BSP Graduate Development Program is aligned to this vision and provides an opportunity for aspiring graduates to work for BSP, and simultaneously achieve their career goals.

Applications are now open for the BSP 2020 Graduate Development Program.


Student Qualifying

This program is open to Papua New Guinean citizens in their ­final year of study at a local or overseas university in the following disciplines:

  • Banking & Finance 
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Law

Documents Required

  • A cover letter (outlining why you wish to be on the graduate program)
  • Current CV
  • Current academic transcripts
  • Two (2) written references with contactable referees

Apply 

Forward your application to:
The Manager Recruitment | Human Resources Email: graduates@bsp.com.pg

You can also apply on http://www.bsp.com.pg/Careers/

Applications close 5pm Monday, 12 August 2019.

Company Description

Bank of South Pacific Limited (BSP) is a modern and energetic bank with the largest branch, rural and electronic banking networks in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Cambodia. 

BSP is committed to providing the highest level of service combined with market-leading financial solutions to our corporate and retail customers.


Advertised: 16 July 2019
Bank of South Pacific Limited (BSP)
Company Website: www.bsp.com.pg

SP Brewery Graduate Management Development Program - Business, IT, HR and Sciences

South Pacific Brewery (SPB) has been operating in PNG forover 60 years and has developed a large number of PNG’sleading professionals in the market. 

With a vision to ‘Preparefor the Future’, SPB is seeking to hire graduates with a passion and attitude to win in their careers and in their livesand build a future for themselves.



The Graduate Development Program

Over an 18 month period, commencing February 2020,the successful candidates will:

  • Work on real projects that will help build and develop the skills, abilities and mindset needed to be real winners and leaders within SPB
  • Be exposed to real-time best practices and state-of-the-art facilities in our breweries
  • Be connected to a global learning network through HEINEKEN
  • Be mentored and coached by our best managers and supervisors in Papua New Guinea


Job Requirements

Criteria

The SPB Graduate Development Program targets talented Papua New Guinean citizens that anticipate completing their undergraduate studies in 2019. 

Candidates with some work experience and females are encouraged to apply. Prospective graduates who believe they have what it takes and are from the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Human Resource
  • Economincs
  • Engineering (Mechanicall, Electrical, Electronics & Instrumentation)
  • Chemistry
  • Food Technology
  • Computer Science/ Information Technology


How to Apply (Applications close Monday 5pm, July 15th, 2019). Visit SP Brewery job board.

Email the following documents to: recruitment@ccpacific.com

  • Your updated CV with phone and email contacts
  • Scanned copies of your University academic transcript
  • Scanned copy of your Grade 12 HSC certificate and


A Covering letter outlining why you want to be part of the SPB team, and a paragraph describing where you plan to be in 5 years time.

Apply Now 

Location

Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea

See the other graduate development programs and Internships ⇦.




Exxonmobil Graduate Management Development Program Info

ExxonMobil PNG Limited is looking for students and recent graduates who are eager to explore management development job opportunities with us. 

[Note: Reposting this from Exxonmobil PNG Facebook sponsored ad. Final year uni students may be interested in this graduate development program.]

Example opportunities include assignments in Finance and Accounting, Public and Government Affairs, Information Technology, Human Resources and Procurement.  The positions will be based in our Port Moresby Headquarters.
Exxonmobil graduate development program
Image: Facebook/Exxonmobil PNG

Program Overview

ExxonMobil offers a cross functional development program that exposes candidates to a number of short assignments in different departments and disciplines in their first 2-3 years of employment.  

Candidates will be offered assignments that develop leadership capabilities as well as a variety of technical skills.  

We are looking for candidates that are excited about a broad career and the opportunity to learn from assignments that go well beyond their academic background.

Requirements

• Graduate Opportunity: Bachelor’s degree within the last 3 years or about to receive a bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines;
Business Management, Finance & Accounting, Economics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Human Resources, Journalism, Public Policy, Law, Logistics or a similar social science degree.

• Excellent academic performance

• Exceptional leadership qualities

• Strong communication skills

• Analytical and problem solving capabilities

• Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a changing business environment

• Experience utilizing technology (including proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

For questions regarding the application only, please submit to RecruitingANZ@exxonmobil.com. 

Please do not submit application through the mail. We accept online application on career website only. The application close date is around July.

Company info

ExxonMobil PNG Limited is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation and operator of the PNG LNG Project, an integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities in the Southern Highlands, Hela, Gulf, Central and Western Provinces. 

The Project commenced production in the middle of 2014 and supplies liquefied natural gas to customers in Asia.

ExxonMobil PNG Limited is committed to developing Papua New Guinea and creating long lasting employment opportunities that contribute to the success of the Project and the nation as a whole. 

The Company regards its global and long-term approach to hiring with competitive remuneration and career development as the foundation of its future success as a company.

UNDP: Graduate Development Program - Intern

Are you in your final year of studies or a recent graduate? Here is an internship program that will set you up for a job in the environment and conservation sector.



UNDP is looking for interns to join the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) Project team.

Field of studies includes business management, agriculture, economics, environment and geography, sustainable development, climate and disaster resilience. Attach the following documents in your application:

- CV
- copy or academic transcript
- letter of interest or motivational letter
- Reference letter from a tertiary institution

Email applications to registry.pg@undp.org or hand deliver at UNDP Country Office, Level 14, Kina Bank Haus, Port Moresby.

Applications close on 8th of July 2019.

Next Gen Graduate Trainee Program Nestle PNG - Job Opportunity

New graduate png job

This opportunity has closed. However if you want to show your interest, email: joyce.karoto@pg.nestle.com with a subject title: Next Gen Graduate program.

We're seeking smart graduates, with a credit average, who share our vision as the leading nutrition, health and wellness company in the world.

We welcome achievers who are excited to take on new challenges and share their ideas. On-the-job training, development and exposure to real projects will give you the opportunity to work with great people while earning a competitive salary and access to industry benefits. 

“Be part of a market leading multi-national of fast moving consumer goods and kick start your career with an employer of choice” 

Our Graduate Trainee program might be perfect for you. It’s developed to recognise young talent, and it’s your chance to get hands-on experience.

These rotational positions present excellent training opportunities, potentially leading to a permanent role after a structured 2-year program, and could result in a longer-term career throughout our global company.

Opportunities exist:

3 Sales Graduate Trainee 2 Supply Chain

Graduate Trainee Job Requirements:

Relevant tertiary Business qualifications are essential. Of high importance will be your initiative, results-focus and excellent written & oral communication skills, whilst experience using the Microsoft Office suite is also key. Exposure to the fast-moving consumer goods industry will be highly advantageous. 

Nestle will provide you:

  • Exceptional potential for growth
  • On-going training and development
  • Financial support for Salary, housing, transport and medical.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

Interested?

To apply, email: joyce.karoto@pg.nestle.com with a subject title: Next Gen Graduate program.

Closing date: Friday 16th August 2019

ExxonMobil Graduate Development Program: Engineering, Science and Management Development


ExxonMobil PNG offers challenging career opportunities to a number of Papua New Guinean graduates with engineering degrees and other professional backgrounds such as accounting and business, law, IT and science.

If you are interested to find out about the recent opportunities with ExxonMobil PNG, Contact: NES Global Talent (Matt Smith/Patrick Scully/Martha Hermann) on  +675 321 5817 or emails- Patrick.scully@nesgt.com- Martha.herman@nesgt.com - portmoresby@nesgt.com


Our annual graduate program provides exciting career opportunities, including a one-year graduate induction program, site visits, personal effectiveness and technical training and provides significant responsibility early in their careers. 

Graduates gain valuable insight through mentors and working with industry experts with decades of experience and have the opportunity to build a global network of colleagues. 

Successful applicants to our graduate program gain experience in a number of areas such as production operations technical support, safety, health and environment. 

Graduates who worked with us during construction have either transitioned into production roles or moved onto other construction projects in PNG or internationally.

Our most recent graduates are establishing rewarding careers within our production operations.

ExxonMobil PNG is currently recruiting for graduates and interns for 2019/2020 programs in Engineering, Science and Management Development disciplines.

We offer employment opportunities as either direct permanent employment with ExxonMobil PNG (EMPNG) or through our contract agencies.

Permanent employment opportunities with EMPNG in technical and professional areas are posted on this page when available. Check this page regularly for opportunities.


Graduate, trainee, intern and student opportunities

ExxonMobil PNG is recruiting for graduates and interns for 2019/2020 programs in Engineering, Science and Management Development disciplines. Please use the links below for more detail about our recruitment programs including eligibility criteria and the online application process. Please do not send applications by email or mail. 

2019 Engineering Graduates - Applications close 28 July 2019

2019 Engineering Interns - Applications close 28 July 2019 

2019 Science Graduates  - Applications close 28 July 2019

2020 Management Development Graduates  - Applications close 21 July 2019

2020 Management Development Interns - Applications close 21 July 2019

Contract employment 

Contract employment is mainly conducted through the following recruitment agencies. We encourage you to contact agencies directly for contract employment opportunities.

Airswift*
Liam Dutton / Rita George 
+675 3203095
+617 30032600
liam.dutton@airswift.com
rpng@airswift.com

Brunel International South East Asia PTE LTD*
Amanda Koivi / John Wilshere
+675 321 9405
recruitmentpng@brunel.net

Placements (PNG) Limited*
Douglas Crook / Ellen Li / Jasmine Harrison 
+675 321 3600 
+617 3832 3377
doug@placementspng.com.pg
info@placementsinternational.com.au
info@placementspng.com.pg

NES Global Talent
Matt Smith/Patrick Scully/Martha Hermann 
+675 321 5817
Patrick.scully@nesgt.com
Martha.herman@nesgt.com 
portmoresby@nesgt.com

*Agencies that have been afforded concessions by PNG Department of Labour and Industrial Relations and PNG Immigration and Citizenship Services departments to allow for express processing of PNG work permits and visas.

Spelling and Grammar Check Tool Students Should Use To Eliminate Errors

Students and those just leaving universities (or colleges) may find correcting spelling and grammar daunting. In the series ‘PNG Students Blogging Guide’ I mentioned 5 tools for student writers to use. In this post, I would like to elaborate on why one of the tools I stated earlier, Grammarly, is a must Spelling and Grammar check tool to use every time when finalising your important assessment or resume or CV.


Let me first ask 5 quick questions for writers and students to ponder:

1. Are you doing your school work in English?  
2. Is English your second language? 
3. Do you find correcting spelling and grammar errors tricky? 
4. Have you often identify errors in your submitted work after it was marked? 
5.Do you want your final work to be error free?

If the answer to the five questions is YES, read on to find out why the tool can help you improve the overall outcome of your work. 

Spelling and Grammar check


Grammarly is an online Spelling and Grammar check tool. That means that you have to have access to the Internet to use it. Many institutions have ‘blocker’ installed in their network gateways which may not allow you to use Grammarly. But there is a way around it – you can use ‘data’ tethering. Connect your laptop to smartphone. Checking for gramatical errors and spelling mistakes using Grammarly is, in fact, a better way to eliminate any errors in your final work before submitting or publishing it. 

Grammarly is a *free* online tool. You simply have to open an account and start using it. The spelling and grammar tool identifies errors and prompts you to correct the errors. I am always surprised at the number of error counts whenever I used it (see the example in the diagram).

Try it and see how many errors you may have missed whilst proof-reading your work.




English as a second language 


English is not the first language is 'the' reason why I decided to include this post in the series ‘PNG Students Blogging Guide’. From experience, once as a student and even now, English as a second language comes with some levels of difficulty when thinking and writing in English. Obviously, this is true for many students in PNG who may also have English as a third or even fourth language!

So, it is important to use tools and aids that are now available to make writing appealing to teachers and other readers. Using the free version of Grammarly is one way you can polish your writing and make readers like your work.


How it works…


As mentioned earlier and also in Part 2 of ‘PNG Students Blogging Guide’, Grammarly is easy to use. Use your email, Gmail or social media accounts to open Grammarly account. There are two ways to use it: as an add-on on Chrome browser or saved URL in ‘favorite’ folder and use it when you need it.

When you have opened an account, simply copy your work and paste it into Grammarly task-pane. Spelling and Grammar check will automatically show the stats of errors and suggest corrections to be made.  That’s it!

Summary


Grammarly is a free online tool you can use to make your important work stand-out.



You may also be interested to take a look at PNG Insight’s Guide to Students’ Blogging:


1. PNG Students Blogging Guide Part 1: How to Start a Blog and Grow Your Writing Potential


2. PNG Students Blogging Guide Part 2: Five Free Online Tools For Creating Stunning Blog


Five Free Online Tools For Creating Stunning Website - Make Money Online

The second part of Students Blogging Guide attempts to show how easy it can be for students to create a blog. I will also briefly highlight the 5 useful tools you can use to create a great blog as a beginner. Though this series is for students, any person interested in blogging can also use the tips to start a blog.


As mentioned in Part 1, blogging is a useful way to improve students’ writing skills. That is why I would like to (again) encourage students, both secondary and tertiary students, to take blogging as a means to improve your writing potential. A 600 – 800 word post is just right to get a good Google ranking. Some examples of blog posts include assessments, poems, short stories and many more. You may not need plenty of mobile phone *data* to publish your work. Write offline (using Microsoft Word for example) and post when you are online – to help you here is the link to tethering your smartphone and laptop. From experience, 60 Megabyte is sufficient to publish your post.

So if you have not started yet, take a look at how easy it is to create a blog. You only need your Gmail account to become a blog owner. That is as easy as it is! Start a blog.

5 useful tools for student bloggers

Here are the 5 online tools that will make your blog stand-out from the others.

Grammarly is a useful online grammar and spelling checker. Just copy and paste your final  assignment or blog post in the window pane and click Check Your Text. Obliviously, English is second (even third) language for many Papua New Guineans. Grammarly, the Grammar and Spelling checker tool, is one blogging tool I've used many times and I'd recommend it highly to any student wanting to eliminate errors in their assessments and write-ups. Check it out here.

Make sure you have used the correct English version by choosing English (US) or English (UK), or whichever one you prefer. Grammarly is free on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers. You can install the app as an add-on on Chrome or use the online version to check your work for both Grammar and Spelling errors.


2.  Social Media
It is important to create social media accounts for your blog. Social media is probably the most important platform for reaching a wider readership. My top picks are Google +, Twitter and Facebook. These three are the most used platforms in PNG. 

If you are planning to use images on your blog, try Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is a useful tool for showcasing your work as well as getting visitors to your blog. Another way to find the ideal social media platform, fit for your blog, is to experiment with various platforms that you believe will give your blog a good coverage and stick with it.


3. Images/visuals and messages

Creating attractive visuals and powerful messages are good for your blog. Think of it this way: the images attract readers, and the messages give the readers a taste of what post is about. So, make the images appealing to attract readers and messages stimulating so that the readers will want to read further.

Many people are good with Photoshop. If you are one of them, please use Photoshop to create or collate better images to use on your website. For biginners, the two free image editors I have been using are Canvas and Ribbet. My favorite is Ribbet. You can auto-edit photos, add texts, use free photos and do many other formatting styles. 

Many of the photos on PNG Insight are examples of what you can do with an image editor like Canvas and Ribbet. My top tip is to always keep your photos the *same size*. Consistency is the key to making your blog stand out amongst the others.


4. Google Search Console & Google Analytic
Look at insights to your blog

Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA) provides insights into your blog or website. The GSC is, in simple terms, the platform where you tell Google about your website by submitting URLs. For example GA is the platform where Google provides you (the blogger or webmaster) with the data and information about your blog or website.

So, if you want to understand how your blog works (and improve its performance) you’ve got to use both platforms provided by Google – and they are free!


5. Google Trends and Adword Keyword Search


Rank well on Google - visibility!

This is the important part of blogging that many beginners ignore or did not know about. If you want to rank well in Google’s searches, you must learn to identify (and use the keyword in a post) that you want Google rank you for. For example, this blog has ranked well (first and third on Google) for the keyword ‘free education policy in png’.

It’s not hard. You just have to identify what is trending on Google and used Adword Keyword Search to choose a keyword. Then, use the keyword in your writing (and also in the post’s search description before publishing it). It is basically, the anchor text that Google shows to people in search results when the search matches your keyword.

In fact, these may seem like a mountain of work to do. It, probably, is. But blogging is fun and easy if you do it right from the start. In Part 3 of the series of Students’ Guide to Blogging we will look at how to *value* your blog. This is interesting so stay in tune.


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Check out the complete series on Student's Guide to Blogging here.