What is Republic Act 10361? Republic Act 10361 is an Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers, Otherwise known as ‘Domestic Workers Act’, or ‘Batas Kasambahay.’ It was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on 18 January 2013.

Examinations and recitations are over. Years of perseverance and hard work in school have finally paid off. You’re a step closer toward your goals and plans. The time to fulfill your dreams is finally here!
During your job search, printing your resume and getting dressed for job interviews are not the only things that you need to prepare for.
You will need to secure Government ID’s before you can start with your first employment.
Most likely you didn’t have dedicated subjects in school that taught how to secure these ID’s in the most efficient way possible.
Here are some guidelines to help you process your Government ID’s for employment -

NBI CLEARANCE

  1. Go to the NBI Clearance website at https://www.nbi-clearance.com/
  2. Click on Sign Up at the home page and choose on NEW. Another page will open up and it will let you fill out the form for you contact details and family background. Be sure to provide valid information for these fields, more importantly, the e-mail address since they will be sending a confirmation message for your application there. Accept the Terms of Service and click on Sign In. The processing fee ranges from P115 to P415, depending on the purpose of the transaction.
Print out the form after successfully registering online. Secure the registration code since you’ll be needing it for future reference when securing your clearance.
Remember to bring one (1) valid ID’s that you can present when claiming your clearance: • School ID • Voter’s ID • Valid Passport • SSS ID • GSIS ID • Postal ID • Driver’s License • PRC License • Philhealth ID • Alien Certification of Registration
 
Make sure to view the list of nearest and most convenient NBI Clearance Branches, from your location before generating the reference number for payment.

PhilHealth ID

  1. Fill-out two (2) copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form
  2. Submit PMRF to the nearest Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) together with the following documents: Two (2) 1x1 latest ID picture and Two valid ID’s
  3. Await Member Data Record (MDR) and PhilHealth ID Card.

Social Security System (SSS)

  1. Go to the SSS new membership registration portal at this link. To register as a new SSS member, click on the ‘Click here’ link to get started. Accomplish all fields of the online form correctly.
  2. An activation link will be sent to the registration email address which will enable them to continue with their SSS Number application. Note: The link will expire in 5 days. If it expires, the registrant will have to repeat the first step of the registration process.
  3. Click on the activation link and supply all the required information from Basic Information up to Beneficiaries Information correctly.
  4. Prior to generation of SS number, the registrant may review and correct their electronically filled out registration form. Once an SSS Number is already generated, applicant will need to go to the SSS Branch to correct his/her information.
  5. After clicking the "Generate SS Number" button, the system will display the SSS number of the registrant and an option to print their ePersonal Record and SS Number Slip. The registrant will also receive an email confirmation which indicates his/her SS number, a copy of his/her SS Number Slip and other instruction to complete his/her SS Number application.
  6. Print the Personal Record Form, SS Number Slip including the SSS Number Application Confirmation email body sent to you by the SS Number Issuance System.
  7. Go to your nearest SSS Branch and submit the required documentary requirements together with the SSS Number slip.
  8. If married, bring a copy of your Marriage Contract.
  9. If with child/ren, also bring a copy of the child/ren's Birth Certificate.
  10. For Non-Working Spouse, your working spouse must sign before his/her name on the printed Personal Record Form. The signature of your working spouse signifies that he/she agrees with your SSS Membership.
Reminders:
  • Registrant is advised to go to the nearest SSS Branch for submission of the required supporting documents.
  • Registrant's membership status with SSS shall remain "Temporary" until submission of the required supporting documents. This means that the SS Number can only be used for the following: - Contribution payment and employee reporting by the employer - Submission of required documents for conversion of Membership Status from "Temporary" to "Permanent".
  • Availing of SSS loans and benefits are subject to qualifying conditions and UMID Card Application (provided applicant has one (1) posted contribution) shall be allowed only for Permanent Membership Status.

Pag-IBIG

  1. Go to the Pag-IBIG Fund Official website http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph/. Click on e-Services icon or you can also choose the Benefits and Programs tab then click Membership Programs. You will be redirected to https://www.pagibigfundservices.com/.
  2. Click on the Membership Registration. To register as a new member, tick on the "Register as New Member" button.
  3. Look for the Captcha image, prior to the next process. Just type the letters indicated on the picture then click on Proceed to continue.
  4. Next step requires information like, Pag-IBIG ID, Member Name, Mother and Father's name. All fields with the red asterisk marks are mandatory. You will not be able to proceed to the next steps without completing those fields. After filling up all the needed information, just click Next to continue.
  5. On the next page you’ll see the additional information fields like date and place of birth, citizenship, civil status, SSS ID No., and GSIS ID number. After filling up the fields, click Next.
  6. For the Address details, just fill in your permanent and present address then click on the Next button.
  7. Proceed to the Contact details page, fill in your valid and active email address and provide a mobile or landline number. Then proceed to the next page.
  8. The Beneficiaries’ page lets you input your beneficiaries in case of your death. Listed member will equally share in accordance to the New Family Code.
  9. After selecting the right option, you'll need to input the details of your employer, date employed, position, employment status, salary and address details. Click Next to continue.
  10. Next page is additional information regarding your employment history. Just supply the right details like company name, employed months / years and address. Click Save then press Next.
  11. Last step is the Summary of all details that you provided on the previous pages. You can review it by clicking Review MDF prior to submission. You can click back if there are errors or wrong data supplied on the previous pages. Once done, click on Submit Registration.
  12. After clicking ‘Submit’, you'll be prompted with another page saying you have successfully registered. Please don't forget to take note of your RTN (Registration Tracking Number).
  13. To complete the process, you must submit the printer MDF to your HR office. This will enable the number-based remittance which makes easier for your employer in paying your contributions.
 
Online application makes your ID processing a lot easier but you will still need to go to some Government offices to provide some requirements when needed. The Government ID’s you need are just a few clicks away but you will still need to be patient to successfully register your information.
You only need to do this ONCE and you can enjoy the benefits of your hard work very soon, and after retirement.
Please share the information to your friends and relatives to help them.
We wish you well with your job applications! Go to www.philjobnet.gov.ph to start looking for your first job.

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III today launched the DOLE Hotline 1349 which will provide workers and employers with 24/7 service on all labor and employment related queries.

"This is the Department’s contribution to ensure prompt and efficient government services to our workers. The 24/7 hotline service will also improve and strengthen employment promotion and respond to other labor related inquiries," said Bello.

He added that the DOLE Hotline 1349 is in line with the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for government agencies to ensure that queries and concerns of the public will be immediately acted upon.

For DOLE Hotline 1349, the inquiries include local and overseas employment opportunities, employees’ rights and benefits, working conditions, wages, labor relations, and post- employment issues, among others.

Bello added that the call center is equipped with all the necessary facilities and is manned by DOLE employees who are knowledgeable enough to efficiently assist clients.

The DOLE hotline service officially starts operation today, 5 September. It is manned by 10 hotline assistance officers per shift. 

The hotline assistance officers are required to provide the caller with the necessary information and refer the client to the appropriate agency if the request is not available.

END/celeste maring

Many of us wouldn’t want to stay stuck and be stagnant especially on our careers. Nobody would want to be just a regular employee all the time. Your company has a lot to offer. But why are still you there being boxed by your comfort zone?

Why don’t you make things happen --- like your PROMOTION?

 

There’s always a way to be better and to go up. There’s always a way to get through something --- to get through your promotion. You should just remember three things:
1) Work hard, Always keep in mind that you need to accomplish something every day;
2) Go ahead, acquire new knowledge and skills. Ask for more responsibilities. And take initiative, employees who want to get ahead should not only keep current with industry news and events, but to also pay attention to trends and events outside their specialty;
3) Make a difference- earn a reputation for being dependable, professional, and cooperative. And be a team player.
 
There are things worth waiting and sacrificing for --- like your promotion. It doesn’t come and happen overnight. You need to work for the price. Step out of your comfort zone and step in to your courage zone.

Most of us spend 8 to 9 hours at work, some even have overtime work so when it comes to weekends and day-offs, most of us crave for rest (and probably sleep all day).

Ang attitude na“Bitin nanaman ang vacation” or “Monday nanaman negatively impacts our mind to start a week. So here are some tips on how to make your life at work productive.

1. Have time to enjoy.

When you start working the first thing that will change to you is your social life, the thing that you will surely miss when you enter the reality life of being a working person. Spend time with your friends or your family, chill out a little bit and relax, not exactly everyday but once in a week will do. As they say, people who are close to you will give you motivation but always be reminded that at the end of the day think about the steps that you will do for tomorrow.

2. Set your schedule for the next day.

It's not bad to chill out once in a while but remember your obligation for the next day. Set your schedule of the things that you will do for tomorrow, prioritize the tasks need to be complete so that you will know how to handle your time for today, how much time you can spend and also when some interruption occurs you will know the things need to be done when you come back in your workplace. Setting up your schedule will not only help you stay organized and focused but will also give you satisfaction once you complete your tasks.

 

3. Get yourself- motivated.

Transform your “Monday na naman” to “Monday na ulit ”which is a positive attitude. When you start a week think of how your work gives in your life, how work allows you to have your life outside of it such as travel, a great social life, luxury. A positive attitude will make a day pleasant and more productive.

 

4. Eliminate potential distractions.

Pull out the negative people in your life and surround yourself with possibilities. Although some occurs in your work place, take it as a challenge and make it as a motivation for you to finish your task. If your friends are inviting you to drink but you have overload work it's not bad to refuse them once in a while and let them know that you are finishing a project but will definitely hangout with them as soon as you finish your work.

 

5. Remember that you are more than your work.

Let go of perfection. It is not bad to aim for perfection but sometimes we force our self to do things which resulted to be more worst that we expect. Don't force yourself doing what you don't love because most of the time, perfection occurs to those individual who loves and enjoy what they are doing to their work.

 

Looking for Work? Nahihirapan ka ba mag-apply?
May mga paraan naman kung paano mapapadali ang paghahanap mo ng trabaho.
Here are some tips on how you can get your new job fast.

10. Send a thank you note

Send a THANK YOU note after your interview to the interviewer. It’s a way of appreciation for considering you for the job and it is also a way to show your interest about the job.

9. Move on from your past

Never say bad things about your precious employer. The first thing interviewer wants to know is how you will say about their company when you’re moving on. Common mistakes that interviewees do are bad mouthing their former boss or co-workers which gives a bad impression to the interviewer.

8. Be who you are

Be YOURSELF. Be confident in an interview in ways you are answering the interviewer question right and appropriately. Looking into the interviewers eyes while answering will inform them that you are sincere of what you are saying.

7. Be on time

Be on time. If you already have a set schedule for an interview, it is better for you to prepare before the said date and make sure you will be on time. Not too early and definitely not late, 15 mins before the said time of an interview will do because first impressions really do last.

6. Dress for sucess

Dress appropriately. If you've been qualified for an interview, it's better for you to dress professionally and appropriately because again - first impressions really do last.

5. Show and Prove

Share your work experience. If you already have a job experience, it gives you an edge to immediately impress hiring managers but take note that you don’t need to include all of your job experience in your resume. Only include your experiences which are relevant for the job that you're applying to.

4. Have an impressive Resume

Make a resume which is impressive and realistic. Hiring managers are the ones who screens and analyzes your resume if you qualify for the job or not. You only have a few seconds to impress a hiring manager with your resume. Make a good impression with your resume to bring you a step closer to getting that job.

3. Don't Settle for less

Don’t settle for one company. When you are searching for work, don’t just send an application to one company. While you are waiting to hear back from an employer, apply to other companies as well. Mostly Jobseekers or new graduate students face rejections from different employers before they land on their first job. Everyone has faced rejection with job applications . One rejection or another shouldn't stop you.

2. Focus on your passion

Focus on the job that you qualify for and that you will love doing. Applying for every job you see online is not a good idea since it's not only a waste of your time, it may also create doubt in your own abilities.

Applying for a job that you qualify for will immediately give you a chance to get selected for an interview. Take time to think and decide what Job you really want or qualify for before doing your job hunting.

1. Search through online job sites

Advance technology can help you find a job quickly. Take advantage of it! Don't just rely on printed job ads. Use the Internet and online job portals like PhilJobNet or other online Job sites. Search the job keywords, title or company that you are interested in. Job hunting requires patience. After a while, you'll be surprised to see that you already have job offers waiting for you.

 

First impressions last. Make sure that you make the right first impression using your resume.

Follow these tips to prepare your resume for your next job application.

Your resume is YOUR marketing tool, not a personnel document.

A resume is much more than just a document or list of companies you worked for and previous jobs you held. This is where you start selling yourself in different companies. Your resume is your marketing tool.

It’s important to understand that your resume is more than a calling card and less than a comprehensive record of your career. Imagine yourself as the product and your resume is the brochure advertisement which will be the first step to persuade your target hiring manager. If they are convince about what is written in your resume then it can proceed to the next step – which is inviting you for an interview. If they prove that what is written in your resume is true, then you have a big opportunity to get hired in the company. That’s why your resume should be creative enough to easily catch the interest of hiring managers, yet realistic enough for you to get hired in the job you desire.

It is about YOU the job hunter, not just about the jobs you've held.

The best thing about job hunting is you are willing to open a new opportunity in your life. Searching for a new job is a real challenge because it requires hard work.

The primary tool for your job search is your resume which the hiring managers use to identify your skills, abilities and accomplishments before the interview.Your resume will be an advertisement of who you are. It is a "snapshot" of you with the intent of capturing and emphasizing interests which can secure you an interview. You must prepare a unique resume, a resume which can easily grab their attention. But how can you do that? By aiming for the right target. Make sure that the information you provided is suitable to the job that you are applying for. Conduct first a research about your target company then try to match your skills, interests and values for the job that you’re applying for.

It focuses on your future, not your past.

Susan Ireland, a professional resume writer for 20 years, said, “A good resume paints a picture of your future, not your past.” It is not a dry bio of your past. It may talk about your work history but it’s not about your past instead it’s about how you are planning for your future or what you want to do next. Your resume is like a marketing piece about your future, it will be a way for you to get a new and exciting job.

Before you start writing anything in your resume, you need to identify first what future do you want or what type of work do you want to do next to help you reach your career goals. Put only the objectives that will support your desire for your future job to make it a marketing piece. Sell yourself to another company so that when employers see your resume, they’ll immediately get drawn to it and not only see your work history – but also making them see that you’re a fit for the role. So when you write a resume, highlight the perfect experience, skills, interests, and personality that will fit the job position or role that you’re applying for. Be creative (but not too much) and realistic. This way, the resume will focus on what you want for your future.

It emphasizes your accomplishments, not your past job duties or job descriptions.

Your resume is not about a description of what you are doing in your past jobs. It’s about what you learned, what you were able to enhance in yourself and what you achieved in the past that makes you a better person today.

Having accomplishments in life means that you’ve learned things that gives you an edge over other applicants. This can easily impress hiring managers. Convert simple statements that merely describe your duties for that job to an achievement. For example, instead of saying – “I interviewed job applicants”. You can write, “I successfully interviewed job applicants and helped the company achieve a 50% fill rate every month.

 

It documents skills you enjoy using, not skills you used just because you had to.

Putting a lot of skills in your resume is just a waste of space. Skills are something which identifies your strength and what you are capable of doing. So why do you need to include skills which does not even describe you? If you’re thinking that you need to include some skills to fit the job description, then you are wrong. Writing a resume is not just a report to impress your employer but it is a hard copy of yourself.

Think about your resume this way: It’s an advertisement, and YOU are the product. Your goal is to get hiring managers to buy into what you’re selling but they need to know first what benefits they can get from you and that is your skills. If they buy you in the first place and then realize that you are not capable producing the quality they need. They can dispose you as early as possible. But if they are receiving the right amount of quality work that you introduced to them in the first place, they will value you. To accomplish that, you need to see your skills as your marketing tool, your trusty belt buckle of tricks.

It's important to have a specific structure for your resume, in order for the recruiter to quickly recognize you as a strong candidate for the job. Here are a few simple guidelines that you can follow so you can successfully land a job. 

Headline

This is where you put your name and other details, it would be better not to include your nickname, although some human resources officers would ask for your nickname it's still better not to put it on your resume to maintain professionalism.

Make sure that you include your complete address, the address where you are presently residing. If you happen to be from the province simply provide your present address.

It is important that you double check the contact number, see if it is accurate. You don't want to miss out on a good job opportunity just because your contact info is incorrect. The same goes with your email address.

Writing your expertise or the job description you are applying for on the headline is optional.

Qualifications

Here is where you write pertinent information that the recruiter could match with the job that you are applying for. Make sure to put everything in especially the information that matters. When including your qualifications on your resume, always ask yourself if it will have significance to your job application. If it will not be useful do not include it.

Educational Background

If you are a fresh graduate you can take advantage of this section to highlight your accomplishments in school. If you have honors include it. But if you are an experienced worker in the industry, you can simply jot down your most recent and most significant academic achievement. 

Work Experience

This section should include the name of the company that you worked for, your designation for that particular job, and the inclusive dates for that job. You may also include promotions to spotlight your strengths as a candidate for the vacant position. When listing your duties and responsibilities it's better to be concise and to the point. 

Other Related Information

You may want to title this section äccording to your preference. You can call it "Workshops","Seminars" or "Other Training. No matter what you call it just make sure that it is relevant to the job vacancy that you are applying for, otherwise you will just be wasting resume space. 

It is always advisable to start with the Headline, and then work your way through your Educational Background, Qualifications, Work Experience, Training and Other Related Information if applicable.

You could even interchange the sequence of the resume right after the "Headline" part. There is really no right or wrong way to compose a resume you just need to present it properly with all the suitable information.

If you want more tips on how you can get ahead with your job application, register here http://philjobnet.gov.ph/ as a job seeker.

Goodluck with your job hunting!

Dahil graduation season na may inihanda kaming mga mahalagang impormasyon para makatulong sa iyong pag-a-apply sa trabaho. Nalalapit na ang araw ng katotohan, magagamit mo na ang lahat ng iyong inaral at pinagsanayan sa loob ng maraming taon. Kailangan mo lamang manalig sa iyong sarili at harapin ang mga bagong pagsubok na darating. Narito ang mga tips na makakatulong sa iyo:

Magsulat ng Resume

Para makasulat ng maayos na resume kailangan itong maging malinaw, at madaling mabasa. Gumamit ng bullet points imbes na tuloy-tuloy na pagsulat o free-flowing (resume), mas mapapadali ang pagbasa ng ganitong klaseng resume. Tiyakin rin na gumamit ng fonts na hindi masakit sa mata, dahil kailangang malinaw na mabasa ang iyong impormasyon. Siguraduhin mo na nakalagay lahat ng impormasyon na makatutulong para makuha mo ang nais na trabaho. Para sa komprehensibong paraan kung paano magsulat ng resume, maari mong basahin ang article na ito.

Magregister sa Online Job Portal

Kung gagamit ka ng online job portal siguraduhin mo na fill-up-an ang lahat ng fields na kailangan lagyan ng info dahil mas lalaki ang iyong pagkakataon ng makahanap ng trabaho, makikita ang iyong resume ng mas maraming mga recruiters at maaari mauna ka nilang tawagan dahil kompleto ang iyong registration sa job portal bilang Jobseeker. Kung gusto mong mag register sa job portal ng PhilJobNet, ito ang link.

Magsuot ng nararapat

Kailangang planuhin mo ang iyong isusuot para sa iyong job interview. Ihanda ito isa o dalawang araw bago ang nakatakdang interview. Pumili ng mga damit na neutral ang kulay, umiwas sa mga matitingkad na kulay tulad ng pula, orange, lime green o mga kulay na katulad nito. Business attire o business casual ang iyong isuot na damit sa araw ng interview. Pumili ng komportable at maayos na damit, higit sa lahat magsuot ka rin ng malaking ngiti para sa iyong darating na interview.

Ihanda ang sarili para sa Job Interview

Kailangang ihanda ang sarili lalo na ang iyong isip kung gusto mong makahanap ng trabaho. Ang job interviews ang isa sa pinakamahirap na pagdadaanan ng isang aplikante. Kinakailangan mong patunayan na karapat dapat ka sa trabahong inaaplyan. Maaring mo din sundan ang tips kung paano ka makakapag bigay ng magandang impression sa job interviews, sa pagbasa ng article na ito. Para sa komprehinsibong tips for Job Interview Questions - abangan ang aming susunod na feature tungkol dito.

It is always important to make a positive impression when applying for a job. As they say, first impressions last. So you have to prepare and make sure that you provide a positive impression during your job interview.

Here are a few things you could do:

Proper Attire

This is the first thing that would be noticed by the recruiter, how presentable you are during the interview, if you are well groomed and properly dressed you will immediately convey professionalism. Sadly some applicants do not follow this first basic step so as a first tip make sure to look good during the interview.

 

Clean and Readable Resume

Make sure that your information on the resume is readable, do not use fancy fonts. Your resume should be clean and without smudges. For a more detailed info on how to write a good resume please read the articles we have the website on how to write effective resumes. Here is a link to one of our articles.

 

Smile

Make sure to smile, it breaks down barriers and says that you are friendly, easy to get along with and happy to be there for the interview. Try it out, it is one of the best things that you could bring during a job interview. It makes the person you are talking to feel good about himself and as a result, you get a spot in his or her mind that you are a candidate to consider for the job.

 

Firm Handshake

Make sure to grip the hand of the person you are shaking hands with, it gives an impression that you are glad to meet him or her. It shows that you are someone to be taken seriously.

 

Be early

Never be late for your a job interview, remember that you are trying to make a good impression. So be there at least 15 minutes early for your job interview, or earlier if possible.

 

Do your homework

Research the company you are eyeing, know what they do, where their business is good at and their weak points as well (you don't have to point this out, during the actual interview). Of course, find out what the job you are applying for requires and what your duties and responsibilities will be to be prepared for your interview.

 

Stand up

When you are about to be called to the interview room, make sure to stand up before you are called, and do not take a seat until you are told to do so, small things like this may not be noticed by the interviewer but it makes you conscious of the little details.

 

Sit Straight

Good posture is also important, do not slouch, sit up straight. This makes you look more professional and also makes you feel better.

 

Eye Contact

Look the interviewer in the eye, looking a person in the eye means you are sincere and honest with everything that you are saying. It may be uncomfortable at first but if you do it in your interviews you will feel more comfortable with it and you will find that it is easier for people to understand what you are saying when you look them in the eye.

 

Ask questions

You don't have to wait for the interviewer to ask you if you have any questions. After you've answered a specific question for the interviewer and you have a question in mind you could immediately ask a question, just make sure that it is relevant to the job application.

 

Don't be negative

Always be optimistic about your job applications, think about the good things that you can do for the company. See yourself working in their office, and or talking to their customers. This kind of mental attitude towards your job application will definitely give you a positive perspective.

 

Remember these simple tips when attending your job interviews and you'll definitely leave a positive impression with your next interviews.