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.

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.

It's a good idea to put your resume online so that many recruiters can view your information, this is a good way to widen your chances of getting the job that you want. Here are a few tips that you could do to help you immediately give a positive impression.
 
 

Make Notes

This where you should have the draft of your resume, doing so will make it easier for you to simply copy and paste your info on the online form. Take not of the companies or job portals where you have uploaded your resume so you know exactly where your resume goes to avoid surprises and confusion in the future.
 

Update Regularly

Make sure that you update your resume once you acquire a new skill, or if you have recently attended a seminar or workshop. It's also a good practice to schedule updating your resume at least once a month until you get hired. The mere act of updating your CV will consciously prompt you to continually be on the lookout for a job.  Doing so will definitely increase the likelihood of getting hired.

Misspellings

Check your resume against misspellings, you might think that it might be very menial, but it is something that can and will be noticed by Human Resources Practitioners. Use a spell checker at all times, if you have access to a word processing program, type in your information there first and if there are misspelled words the program will check it for you. 

Fill It Out Completely

Since you already started using the online resume please make sure to finish putting in your information and all the details that are needed. Make sure to fill up all the fields on the online resume form, it will increase your chances of being viewed by employers, and eventually getting the job. 

Fill It Out Correctly

All information must be verified, the dates, names, references, the company where you have worked, the schools and organizations that you included. Incorrect data is the last thing that you need when uploading your resume. 

Keywords

For example, if you are applying as a sales person make sure to put in related words that recruiters would be looking for, words like, sales, quota, goal, leads, telemarketing and other words that would be relevant to selling. Make sure to use words that relate to the industry that you are trying to get into. 

No Graphics

There is no need to use graphics, do not invest time in making one, you can not upload it online, and graphics are not useful unless you are applying as a graphic designer or as an artist. Do not make your resume fancy, make it as simple as possible and as professional as you can. 

Proofread

Lastly, before you hit the submit button, make sure to read and check the details on your resume, it is also a good idea to have a friend or a loved one read your resume before you send it out to the resume directory to minimize errors. 

We highly recommend that you use PhilJobNet's NSRP (National Skills Registration Program ) to boost your odds of securing yourself a great job. You can also print this as your resume. To create one, simply create a Jobseeker account in PhilJobNet.

 

 

Most modern day employer's and recruitment officers would routinely check social media profiles of applicants like you, as part of their due diligence. Now is the time to take advantage of your profile, be it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn. It's literally your time to shine and show off what you have in a positive way. Here are a few things you could start implementing on your social media accounts to display what you are capable of. 
 
 

Clean your accounts

If you have pictures that are not going to help you get the job that you want it's better to hide them or take them off your account. If you don't want to lose them you can just simply hide them. The same goes with the stuff that you write on there, it may take a while to do it especially if you have years worth of posts but it's all worth it. 
 

Change your profile picture

Your profile pic should be professional, take snapshots of yourself in a suit or business attire and then use it on your profile. If you don't like the idea, do it anyway at least in the meantime while you are waiting to get hired for your dream job, it will show that you are professional even on social media. 
 

Make your personal stuff private

You may temporarily put your information on private or better yet make it unviewable by the rest of the world tweak it so your friends are the only ones who can see, it's private information the rest of the don't have to see. Your weekly meeting with friends showing beer everywhere is not a good idea to have on your account, hide it. 
 

Put your skills on your profile

This is one thing you need to flaunt on social media if you want the attention of employers particularly on LinkedIn, make sure to highlight your unique skills, you may even post pictures or videos of you performing a skill say for example you know how to weld metal put it out there. It will make a good effect on your job application once the recruiter sees it on your account.  
 

Use keywords

Carefully put keywords on your profile or posts so that when HR Professionals scan your account they will be able to spot these keywords, for example, if you are a Nurse, write Registered Nurse on your profile just don't put in your PRC number, remember that anyone could see it.
 

Create a portfolio

Imagine what a portfolio can do for your job application, so take a picture or video of your work and display it on your page. It will highlight your strengths and without saying anything you are deliberately convincing the employer that you are the best candidate for the job. 
 

Follow the employer

Be connected with them, check out their pages and follow them on social media not only will you know more about the company, you will get noticed, and since you are already following the employer you might as well retweet, repost, or share their valuable content, you never know the company might even thank you. 
 
 
We hope this helps you with your job hunting, for more articles like this please visit PhilJobNet.

We all have times when we need to call in sick due to health issues, so here are a few tips that we compiled to help you to be in top shape for you not to miss work. 

Go through these tips so you can plan your day at work until it becomes a healthy habit.

 

Plan your day

Having a road map of your work day will make you more prepared to face the following day, it doesn't have to be an elaborate plan you could just make bullet points on a piece of paper as a guide for your day.

Here is an example of a bulleted list that you can write for your healthy day at work:
- Veggies for lunch
- Walk 30 minutes
- stand up every hour to stretch
- 1.5 Liter of water today
- sleep early

Eat Healthy

Instead of buying your favorite "adobo" you can start eating vegetables for lunch and if you have the time to cook your own food you can start choosing more healthy food.

 

Jog / Walk

Do not take the jeepney or bus if its just a few kilometers away. It's better to walk or jog going to and from work, this should help you burn a few calories each day.

 

Stand up 

Although standing up to get water or to go to the restroom every ten minutes may not be a good idea, standing up once in a while say every hour and a half could be good for your health.

 

Drink Water

Instead of drinking soft drinks you can start drinking more water, get a big water bottle container to force yourself to drink more liquids. 

 

Socialize

Most of us today usually just keep in touch with our friends through social media, chat or email. Now is the time to talk to your fellow workers face to face share your experiences and a few healthy laughs every day.

 

Stretch it

Muscles and bones tend to get weak when you don't move them, so stretch your arms and legs from time to time to break the monotony of sitting throughout your workday.

 

Sit properly

Sit up straight, don't lean back or hunch over. The chair should not be too high or too low, your eyes should be leveled to the edge of the computer while sitting.

 

Get some rest

When it's time to sleep, sleep. You need all the rest that you can get to perform at your peak when you are at work. Don't waste your time updating your profile on social media or looking at every single post, it's better to get some rest particularly at night.

Do a bit of these suggestions each day and you will be surprised with the results.

 

Sometimes getting the job that you want can be a bit elusive but you might just get lucky with these uncommon tips. All you have to do is to exert some effort by doing a little research and online networking. 

 

 

These tips are a bit out of the ordinary which is actually good since most people haven't realized that it can actually work. Try them out and let us know if it helped you land on your next job:

Telemarketing
Although there is an easier way to contact the company because of the internet, you may want to call the company of your choice. You could look them up online, get their number and ask if they have a job opening for the job that you want. This is particularly effective if the company that you want to work for is not posting the job ad yet, or is just about to post the job ad, this way you could be the first candidate that they can evaluate.

Demonstrate your skill
If your dream job is to be a computer programmer you can create a program that could help the company solve a particular problem. This may take many hours to create but it could catapult your career in programming. After completing the project you may contact the company, talk to them about your interesting proposition and then show them how the program can work for their favor. 

Facebook Search
Try it out you will be amazed at how many jobs opportunities that will pop up when you do so. We typed in "Customer Service" and it gave us at least 5 jobs related to the jobs in the Customer Service industry. You may also subscribe or join groups that cater to job openings. Recruiters are finding ways now to save on costs for advertising their job openings and it just so happens that Facebook is an open platform that allows postings about job vacancies. Use it to your advantage.

LinkedIn
While it's not as popular as Facebook, LinkedIn can be a good networking tool if you're already an experienced worker in the professional environment. Add HR professionals in your network, introduce yourself to them and make use of LinkedIn's wide selection of tools for networking. Recruiters are more likely to use LinkedIn if they're looking for talents that already have significant work experience.

Choose among these methods- or DO IT ALL! While you're at it, make sure that you also take advantage of the Search feature that we included in our site. Just type in the keywords of the job position or location of the work that you're looking for. If it matches your interest - go ahead and don't hesitate to apply NOW. 

Happiness is a decision whether in your personal life or work life, you can make tiny steps so you can be satisfied with your work, especially if you're new in the workplace. We have outlined a few things that you can try.

Do something for the company that is gratifying. You can take on a job or a task that will be useful for the company at the same time will make you feel important, we are sure you can find a project that could make you feel valuable. Start with a simple task, don't overwhelm yourself, just makes sure to do it consistently and you will be viewed as someone who can be relied on. This works both ways, the company sees you as someone who is dependable and you find gratification in your work.

 

You need to have some form of freedom at work. This is another reason why you could be happier if you can work independently with less supervision it will make you more contented and thus more productive. If your job gives you some leeway to work on your own consider yourself lucky, that kind of independence on the job will make you a lot happier. If you can't be independent at work you may simply ask or suggest a task that you could complete on your own, to at least have some measure of freedom.

 

Find allies at work. This is possibly one of the best ways to be happier at work. If you find people who share your interests bond with them and try to be friends. But if you can't find people with the same wavelength, you just need to dig deeper and be actively interested with your co-workers, ask simple questions like "what's your favorite food?" if it's lunch time. Also actively participate in group discussions if there is an opportunity.

 

You must feel appreciated. Constantly doing your job well will definitely give you the appreciation that you deserve. You will find that your colleagues or your boss will give you hints that you are doing a good job, or sometimes if you're lucky you will openly get recognition for what you do. Sometimes in spite of all your effort and hard work, you still don't get the appreciation you deserve but don't worry you know what you did and that's what's important, we suggest you keep a journal and write down the great stuff that you accomplish each and every day. Doing this will make you feel your true value.

 

Happiness in the workplace is always a choice, no matter what your job is, it all depends on how you think about the work that you do, if think that your job is the best job in the world then it is the best job in the world. Be happy, see the good in everything you do to keep your workplace a healthy environment to be in both mentally and physically.

Have you ever asked a question after the end of the job interview? Most new applicants don't and if they do, they sometimes ask the question that will not benefit them at all, like how much is the salary? Or will what are the benefits of becoming an employee here? Those are not the type of questions that you need to ask if you want to get hired. We have prepared a few possible questions that you can ask at the end of the interview that can actually help you get the job.

 

Try asking one or two of these questions on your next interview in order to make an impression to employers that you are serious about getting the job:

 

What are the traits or qualities that are needed for this job? 
This will reveal the kind person that is suited for the job, you can then position yourself properly if you really like the position, once you are hired. 
 
What is the company culture when it comes to new hires? 
You will find out how they treat newbies when they answer this question. 
 
What are the daily tasks for this job?
When you ask this question you can find out if you are ready for the day to day responsibilities of the job that you are applying for. 
 
What will be the impact of this job to the department? 
To find out if you are going to grow in the company this is a good question to ask, this will show you how you will fair on the job once you decide to stay or if you get hired. 
 
After this interview, what are the next steps? 
Asking this question will give you an idea of what to expect, do you need to follow up or do you need to wait for a phone call or email, or do you need to go through another set of interviews or tests. 
 
Do not over do your questions, one or two is enough. Asking a question will show that you are genuinely interested in the job that you are applying for, plus it can also reveal information about the job and the company that you are trying to be a part of. So ask the proper questions to position yourself early, ask questions like the ones we provided. 

Marami sa ating kababayan ang nahihirapan sa paghahanap ng trabaho kaya naisipan namin dito sa PhilJobNet na tipunin ang mga paraan upang mas madaling makahanap ng hanapbuhay. Narito po ang mga nabanggit na paraan:

 

 

1. Ayusin ang resume na angkop sa trabaho. Hindi kailangang ilagay lahat ng iyong job experience sa resume dapat lang ay tugma ito sa trabahong ina-apply-an.

2. Kailangang angkop ang iyong skills sa trabahong iyong ina-apply-an. Kung hindi ito angkop, at gusto mong makapasok o matanggap ay maaari kang magsanay para inaasam na trabaho, maraming training sa TESDA ang maaari mong daluhan.

3. Ipagbigay alam mo sa iyong mga kakilala. Ipaalam sa lahat ng iyong kaibigan at kamag-anak na naghahanap ka ng trabaho, makatutulong ito dahil kung sakaling mayroon silang kakilalang kompanyang naghahanap ng empleyado ay pwede ka nilang ipakilala dito.

4. Magpunta sa mga job fairs. Nandito ang karamihan sa mga kompanyang naghahanap ng mga trabahador. Mas malaki ang posibilidad na makahanap ka ng trabaho sa mga paganap na ganito. Maari kayong makapag pre-register sa mga official job fairs ng DOLE at PESO sa link na ito - http://philjobnet.gov.ph/jobfair-schedule.

5. Ang paglapit din sa mga recruitment agencies ang isa sa pinakamabisang paraan upang makahanap agad ng trabaho. Dahilan nito ay maramihan ang kanilang pangangailan ng empleyado at maaaring isa ka sa kanilang matanggap.

6. Maaari mong gamitin ang iyong social media account sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Maghanap sa search field o kaya  naman ay mag-post sa iyong page. Halimbawa, maaari ka rin pumunta sa page ng PhilJobNet at doon makikita mo ang link para makapagrehistro sa opisyal na website ng gobyerno para sa hanapbuhay.

7. Maging maingat sa pananamit, magbihis ng nararapat kung magpupunta sa job fair o sa job interview. Business attire ang kadalasang bihis ng mga nag-aaply ng trabaho.

8. Gamitin mo rin ang search engines katulad ng Google at Yahoo. Maghanap ng trabaho dito o mas mainam ay kung didiretso ka sa mga job portals tulad ng PhilJobNet.gov.ph, dahil nandoon ang job matching at job fair registration.

9. Pag-aralan ang kompanya na gusto mong applyan. Makatutulong kung pag-aaralan mo ang kompanya na iyong nais apply-an, alamin ang lahat ng bagay tungkol dito. Ang klase ng kanilang negosyo, ang kanilang mga produkto, at ang kanilang kultura.

10. Aralin ang mga sagot sa tanong. Magbasa ng mga  maaari itanong sa'yo sa interview, magsanay ng mag-isa o kasama ang kamag-anak o kaibigan ukol sa mga tanong na maaaring lumabas sa interview. 

11. Mag-apply sa tamang panahon, abangan ang pagbubukas ng job hiring ng isang kompanya dahil sa gayon ay mas lalaki ang iyong pagkakataon na matanggap sa trabaho. Agapan mo rin ang mga job openings, mas mainam na magpunta sa umaga upang makaiwas sa sisiksan kung sa job fair, at mauna sa pila kung magpupunta sa tanggapan ng kompanya.

Kung ginawa mo na ang karamihan sa mga suhestiyon na ito ay 'wag ka titigil,  darating din ang pagkakataon na para sa iyo, manalig at ituloy ang iyong nasimulan ng paghahanap.

Patuloy ang pag tulong ng PhilJobNet sa lahat ng nagnanais na makahanap ng trabaho, mangyaring magrehistro sa aming website www.philjobnet.gov.ph upang mas maging madali ang proseso ng paghahanap.

You get hired because of your skills and not anything else so you have to keep an eye on the skills that you include in your resume. Maximize the space on your resume by listing only the ones that are most relevant to the job you are applying for.

 

SOFT SKILLS are not easy to measure so you have to demonstrate it well. Employers usually check how well you speak, write and think. They also want to see how creative you are, if you can multi-task, how you handle certain situations and even if you are going to be a good leader in the future. These are measured through job interviews and assessments - so make sure that you prepare well for those.

List down your MEASURABLE SKILLS or Hard skills. These are that skills that you acquired through schooling or training. For instance, if you're applying for a graphic designer or draftsman post, you should know how to use modern day programs such as Adobe Illustrator or AutoCAD so include them in your resume. These skills are usually the reason why most companies would hire someone, so always put it on your resume.

Stand out from the rest, be EXTRAORDINARY. Can you accomplish extraordinary tasks, that the job requires? Can you work under the heat of the sun or under a different weather condition? Can you go sell the company product door to door, this is usually what an outside sales person does, or if can you walk long distances to conduct a survey. If you can do these, you can use it to the get a job so include it in your resume too. 

Demonstrate how good you are with tools / machinery needed for the job. If you are applying as a professional driver, you should at least already have a professional license or have already acquired significant experience that made you apply for the post. Same thing if you're interested to apply as a graphic artist. You should be well trained or at least familiar with the software that goes with the job.  Always provide proof. Bring your sample work or portfolio or cite all the relevant work experience / trainings you've done. Be specific. Note it down on your resume. 

Show them that you're good with people. Some jobs won't require you to talk to people all the time but most do. If you are truly good natured it will show in how you deal with people. Patience, tolerance, and good attitude plays a big part in this. Employees with good people skills can get along easily with their co-workers since they can adapt well to difficult situations in the office. This skill, however, will only totally manifest when you are already working for the company, but if you already possess this- you are ten points ahead of other job applicants. The HR specialist can determine if you have this skill by the way you interact with them during the interview so show them good attitude at all times.

Be specific, write it down, having this valuable information written down could mean being hired or not, so don't forget to include all the necessary skills that are noteworthy to get that job. If you think you're ready to apply for your first job or move on to a new employer, over 3,000 accredited employers are waiting for you in PhilJobNet! Just register as a Jobseeker to get started.

Most of the time we don't even think of things like "being replaced". It's probably because we are contented with what we have and as long as we have a job it's fine with us, we don't consider the possibility that someone might suddenly replace us if we do not do our jobs well or if someone better comes along.

Become indispensable. Turn yourself into someone who is needed for the company to function properly, in other words, become one of the pillars of the business. Be the glue that holds everything together, without you everything will fall apart. Since your goal is to become someone who is hard to replace you have to be always on your toes, you have to always be contributing to the betterment of the company, and you should always be thinking of new ways to help the company.
 
Continuous learning. Work on yourself and not just work on your projects, always be learning and absorbing new things that will help you with your job. Learning doesn't stop in school. It just gave you a headstart and you shouldn't stop just because you got a diploma.
 
Forward thinking. Always be one step ahead, think of ways to improve your performance. Grab opportunities as they present themselves to you, don't let them pass you by.
 
Be open to challenges. Don't back down when challenges arise, it's your chance to show what you've got and to prove that you are an employee who can be depended on. 
 
The best way to become hard to replace at work is to increase your value. The way to do this is to do your job exceptional well, do it fast, be early at work, and show up every single day of the week, and if you still can, be the last person to leave work. Do the necessary stuff that is needed for the business to succeed and you will find yourself to be one of the people who is difficult to replace.
Kadalasan ay hindi natin alam kung bakit hindi tayo natanggap sa kompanyang ating ina-apply-an, kaya nagtanong-tanong kami at nagsaliksik upang maibigay sa inyo ang mga kadahilanan kung bakit minsan ay hindi tayo pumapasa sa ating gustong pasukan. 
 
 

 
Dahil kulang sa kasanayan. Madalas ay kulang sa kasanayan, skills o training na kailangan sa trabaho kaya hindi natatanggap. Kung mayroon ka namang training ay hindi ito angkop sa trabahong iyong ina-apply-an. Pero masusolusyunan mo ito sa pamamagitan ng pag dalo sa mga workshop or training na ibinibigay ng ating pamahalaan, at karamihan dito ay libre, kailangan mo lang malaman kung paano at saan. Pumunta sa website ng TESDA para makita ang listan ng mga libreng training na ginagawa nila para maging handa sa susunod mong paghahanap ng trabaho. 
 
Kakulangan sa pinag-aralan ang numero unong kalaban ng mga naghahanap ng trabaho. Ito ang isa sa pinaka karaniwang dahilan kung bakit hindi natatanggap sa trabaho ang karamihan sa aplikante. Ngunit masusolusyunan naman ito sa pamamagitan ng pagsasanay o training. Mainam din na magbasa at magsaliksik tungkol sa trabahong nais mong pasukan. Maraming ding online courses na maaaring pag-aralan para maging handa para sa trabahong gustong apply-an.
 
Dahil kulang pa sa experience. Maaaring mayroon ka ng tinapos na kurso ngunit bagong graduate ka pa lang at ito ang iyong unang pagsabak sa paghahanap ng trabaho, kaya nahihirapan kang matanggap dahil sa kakulangan ng job experience. O kaya naman ay hindi tugma ang iyong karanasan sa trabaho o sa job opening na ina-apply-an. Maaari kang maging aprentice para sa trabahong gusto pasukin, kung magiging aprentice ka ay magkakaron ka ng karanasan o kasanayan sa trabaho na maaaring maging daan para matanggap. Maaari din na magsanay sa mga free training na ibinigay ng pamahalaan upang magkaroon ng karanasan.
 
Marahil hindi mo naipakita ang magandang ugali mo. Isa ito sa madalas na dahilan kung bakit hindi natatanggap sa trabaho ang isang aplikante, ito ang attitude o pauugali, alalahaning nakikita at nararamdaman ng mga taga-interview ang iyong pagkatao kahit na sa panayam lamang, dahil ito sa iyong paraan ng pananalita at sa pagsagot sa kanilang mga katanungan. Makabubuting magbalik tanaw sa mga mabuting aral ng ibinahagi sa iyo ng iyong mga magulang at guro. Malaki ang maitutulong nito para sa iyong pag-uugali. 
 
Dahil hindi naging maganda ang mga sagot mo sa interview. Marami hindi natatanggap sa trabaho dahil sa mga mali-maling sagot sa mga tanong, at kadalasan ay hindi naman intensyon na sabihin ang mga maling impormasyon dahil lang kadalasan sa kaba at kawalan ng karanasan sa pagsagot sa mga tanong ng interview kaya hind natatanggap ang isang aplikante. Kaya dapat mong paghandaan ang iyong interview, magsanay sagutin ang mga posibleng itatanong sa iyo. May artikulo ang Philjobnet na nauukol para dito.
 
Sana ay makatulong ang mga ito sa iyo, walang ibang dapat gawin kundi ang paghandaan ang bawat interview na iyong pupuntahan. Ayusin ang sarili, ang iyong resume, at higit sa lahat ang iyong isip para sa iyong mga darating na interviews. Tumutulong ang PhilJobNet sa lahat ng nais magkaroon ng trabaho sa pag pamamagitan ng ating job portal, wag magdalawang isip na mag rehistro, hindi matatawaran ang tulong na maibibigay namin sa inyo. 

We would like to give out some reminders that you should be very careful in what you post in social media especially when you are applying for a job. Remember that some recruiters and managers would usually take a look at your social media account as part of their due diligence and whatever they see could influence their decision, whether to hire you or not. 

These are the No-No's in Social Media:

  • Pictures of you drinking, it may be an old picture or a new one it shouldn't be there out there on the internet.
  • Photos that make you look bad in any way if you feel that you have posts that will make you look unprofessional you may want to take it down.
  • Tags from friends who make you look silly or irresponsible. Sometimes we have friends who like posting or tagging us inappropriate posts.
  • Nude pictures of any kind is a big no-no, you should never post these kinds of photos on your page if want to get hired.
  • Political posts that will show your affiliations, it's safer not to be associated with any political party or movement, it makes you a more attractive candidate than if you are a known supporter of a political figure.
  • Foul language, of course, is another thing to eliminate on your online folio, if ever you have this online it's time to clean up your page.
  • Inappropriate posts, anything that is not going to help you with your job application should not be on the internet.
  • Avoid posts that tend to berate people or yourself, it is not going to help.
  • Excessive posting of your obsessions, there is nothing wrong with posting your favorite sport for example, but if the only thing that your future employers see is people playing basketball it may not help you land a job.
  • Pranks of any kind, jokes are okay, but if you like posting pranks on your page it would be better if refrain from doing so.
  • Bad comments about anything will not benefit your job application, stop writing them.
  • Complaints whether valid or not is not a good thing to see on your social media page.
  • Distasteful words about your past employers is never a good thing, be mindful of what post, if you've already posted in the past about your recent employer it's best to hide or delete it.

The idea is to "be careful" if you have to say things out there. Just be civil about it, yes you have the right to say whatever you want on your own page but we are talking about your job here, we don't want you to lose an opportunity simply because of a thoughtless post.

 

In this article, we will remedy the problem of having “no job experience” to write down on your resume, we suggest that you screen shot this article or copy the link to your device or computer so you could get back to it if needed.

 


Here a few things that we compiled to put on your resume that could help you get that first job:

  • Make sure your resume is simple and easy to read
  • Use an A4 size paper, it doesn't need to be printed on special paper as long as it's clean, with no smudges
  • Don’t use red, pink, blue, or green colors, only use black ink to keep it professional if you want important information to stand out
  • Trim everything down everything that you need to include on your resume, no unnecessary things
  • Use readable fonts, use only one kind of font or if you like you can make the headers bold
  • Make the layout clean, don’t make the recruiter squint while reading your CV
  • It's your choice if you want to center everything or if you like you could just right indent your resume as long as it is readable, you are good to go
  • Dates should be easily seen, make it a bit bigger or even bold it out
  • Create a professional LinkedIn account and then include it on your resume
  • Make your social media account as professional as possible, most HR heads take the time to look at accounts of applicants. We are talking about FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc
  • State what you want to do, make it crystal clear what your goal is, what you want to accomplish should be on the resume
  • If for example, you are applying as a layout artist put it at the beginning of your resume, put it on the top of the resume
  • This is where your extracurricular activities would come in, write every notable activity you did at school. Example: Official Layout artist of the college newspaper
  • Show your academic achievements if you won the art contest let it show on your resume. (Note: as much as possible it should be related to the job your applying for)
  • Include what you can do for the company, especially your tech skills, and your social media know-how, it may help you get a job because most companies nowadays are clue less about how to be seen or heard on the internet and if you know how to work the internet to your potential employer’s advantage you will definitely get hired
  • Instead of putting in your references at the bottom of the page write this instead - "References Available Upon Request" this gives you more space to write more relevant information that will help you land the job

Now that you are done reading the tips on this article, we suggest that you start writing your resume and when you’re done, save a copy and start sending it to companies who would need a fresh employee like you. Most companies need young blood for their roster and you might just be the one they are looking for. Also, don’t forget to register on PhilJobNet to increase your likelihood of getting a job. Good luck.

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Some applicants simply do not want to be branded as a sales person, they don't like the idea, they don't want to be branded as someone who is making sales as a living. If you think this way you should rethink what sales is, the sales profession is a very honorable job, a great sales person will always have a job waiting for him or her and will never have to worry about job security or lack of job opportunities.

There are plenty of job openings for the sales related job openings in PhilJobNet but these are not being filled by jobseekers. Why is this the case? We have gathered the top reasons why many job applicants avoid getting a job in sales.

Prospecting and Lead Generation
The idea of prospecting for the uninitiated sales person is scary, imagine you will be talking to total strangers and will try to convince them to buy whatever it is that you are selling. This is just another wheel in the sales process that you need to go through if you treat it as part of your job you will be more effective at it later on.

Unwillingness to Learn and Unlearn
There are companies who have intensive training before they let their salespeople out in the field or on the phones. But this is also sometimes the reason why people do not get into this kind of job. You just need to be a willing participant in the training process and you will, later on, reap the fruits of your labor once you start earning big as a salesperson.

Negative Thinker
This is a common trait everybody else suffers from, being pessimistic will not bring you success it will only limit you, and hold you down so you may not fulfill your dreams. Don't listen to the weak inner voice that is saying you can't do it, instead tell yourself that you can do it and that you are made for this sales job.

Rejection
Nobody wants to be dismissed especially when they are offering something that they feel strongly about, that is why many do not even try to apply for this kind job. This is a process that you need to undergo, you could get rejected a few hundred times a day but if you persist you will eventually get the sale that you want.

Self-Confidence
This is one thing that every sales person should poses, without self-confidence, it would be difficult for any sales person to sell his product. To develop self-confidence you need to start believing in yourself and what you can do, make it a point to learn everything you need to learn about sales and then apply what you've learned in your day to day interactions and you will be surprised at how much your self-esteem has improved.

Afraid of Sales Goals
This fear of having to meet the quota usually hinders people to pursue a sales career, they are afraid of not being able to meet the demands of the sales department. Your mindset needs to change, so you could outgrow the fear of not being able to hit your target. Read books about changing your mindset and you will soon be able to turn your fear around.

No Selling Skills
Most people think and feel that they do not have the selling skills to get the job, but in reality, everyone is a potential sales person we are just not aware of it. We are sure you have convinced your parents or someone close to you to buy into your idea, maybe you have asked them to get you an item that you really want and they eventually gave it to you. That right there is a classic example of what a sales person is. Don't worry most companies have training and if they don't ask politely for training or coaching before you start selling, that will surely help you if you don't have the skills yet. 

Every business needs a top notch salesman or saleswoman and if you are one or if you become one you will always have a job waiting for you. Don't worry about the training since you will have enough time to train with the company that you wish to work for. You just need to think positive, do what is needed for the job and improve on your sales skills and your set. 
 
To apply for sales job opportunities, you may register now at www.philjobnet.gov.ph

Ang maghanapbuhay ang natural na landas ng isang nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral, magiging kasapi ka na ng milyon-milyong empleyado na bumubuo iba't ibang industriya ng Filipinas ngunit dahil sa mga balakid tulad ng mga nakasulat sa ibaba ay nahihirapan na makahanap ng trabaho ang maraming bagong graduate.

Ito ang mga kadalasang nagiging hadlang para sa mga bago sa paghahanap ng trabaho:

1. Kumpiyansa sa sarili
Kung mababa ang iyong tiwala sa sarali ay kailangan na malampasan mo ito sa pamamagitan ng pagsasanay sa iyong sarili, ito ang maaari mong gawin:

  • Paghahanda ng isip at pangangatawan
  • Pagsasanay sa pagsagot sa job interview
  • Tamang pagkilos at pagsasalita
  • Tamang pagsusulat ng resume

Alalahanin ang lahat ng dinaan mong pagsusulit at pagsasanay habang ikaw ay nag-aaral, dahil lahat ng iyon ay magagamit mo para magkaroon ka ng tiwala sa sarili, at isipin na kaya mo ang pagsubok na kinakaharap.

2. Tamang pananamit
Dapat ay angkop ang iyong isusuot sa iyong job interview. Kung sa opisina mag-aaply kailangan na nakabusiness attire upang maging propesyonal at katanggap-tanggap. At kung sakaling hindi sa opisina ang iyong papasukan, magsuot pa rin ng maayos na damit para maging kanais-nais sa mata ng interviewer.

3. Karanasan
Sadyang walang karanasan ang mga katatapos pa lamang mag-aral ngunit hindi ito dapat maging hadlang para sa iyong paghahanap ng trabaho. Maaari mong magamit ang iyong mga naging pagsasanay, at internship, tiyakin mong nakalagay ito sa iyong resume. Maaari ka rin mag dagdag ng kasanayan kung hindi ito sapat para mas lumaki ang posibilidad na matanggap ka sa trabaho.

4. Kompetisyon
Tulad mo maraming din ang naghahanap ng trabaho ngunit hindi dapat ito maging hadlang. Makipagsabayan ka sa libo-libong taong naghahanap ng trabaho araw-araw. Ang kailangan na gawin ay iangat mo ang iyong sarili, patingkarin ang iyong mga kakayahan upang makita ka na mga recruiters na isang aplikanteng may maitutulong sa kompanya.

5. Pera
Dahil katatapos mo lang mag-aral ay maaaring hindi ka na nakatatanggap ng allowance galing sa inyong mga magulang at maaaring nahihiya ka rin na umasa ulit sa kanila para sa iyong paghahanap ng trabaho. Maaari mong masulusyunan ito sa pagpaparehistro sa mga job portal tulad ng PhilJobNet upang makita ng mga employers ang iyong resume para hindi ka na gumasta sa pamasahe habang nag-aaply. Maaari ka rin na magpadala ng resume gamit ang email.

6. Ang trabahong papasukan
Ito ba ang madalas mong itanong sa iyong sarili? Ito malamang ay dahil sa nahihirapan kang maghanap ng trabaho sa ilalim ng kursong iyong tinapos, at dahil dito ay napipilitan kang mag-apply na lamang sa trabahong hindi angkop sa iyong pinag-aralan. Maaaring makatulong ang Philjobnet sa pamamagitan ng "Job Matching fearture ng website.

7. Hindi matanggap sa trabaho
Mararanasan mo pagkabagot o pagkainip kung halos lahat na ng iyong kasabay na nagtapos ay nakahanap na ng trabaho, ngunit ikaw ay naghahanap pa rin. Huwag kang paaapekto sa mga ganitong sitwasyon, alam mo kung sino ka at higit mong alam ang iyong mga kakayan. Manalig ka lamang at huwag titigil sa paghahanap dahil darating din ang araw na magkakaroon ka ng hanapbuhay.

8. Hindi marunong sumagot sa interview
Ang kawalan ng karanasan ang isa sa dahilan kung bakit hindi mo nasasagot ng tama ang mga tanong, at minsan dahil na rin sa kaba ay walang kang maisagot sa mga itinatanong sa interview. Magagawan ito ng paraan sa pamamagitan ng paghahanda sa tanong na maaaring lumabas sa interview. Magsanay sa pagsagot, mayroon tayong mga halimba dito sa ating website:

               How to Make a Positive Impression During a Job Interview

               Did you know that asking the right questions during a job interview can help you get the job?

Sana matulungan ka ng mga payong ito, at upang mabawasan ang mga hadlang sa iyong paghahanap ng trabaho inaanyayahan ka namin na magrehistro sa PhilJobNet. Dito ay makikita mo ang mga jobfairs na malapit sa iyong lugar at mayroon din Job Matching upang matulungan ka sa pag-aaply.

HR specialists usually look at a candidate's resume for at least 7 to 10 seconds, it may be a bit longer for some recruiters but it is safe to say that this is the average time your resume gets that much-needed attention. So how exactly do you improve your chances of getting your resume segregated and then later on considered for an interview?

These are the first few things that recruiters tend to look at, they usually underline, encircle or highlight this with a marker.

Name
Recruiters cross references your complete name with their existing records.

Education
Your educational background, how long it took you to finish studying, and other significant info.

Job Experience/s
Are your job experiences relevant to the job your are applying for, or do you have any additional experience that is going to be useful to the job you are applying for?

Tenure
The length of time you stayed at your job. it gives them a good idea if you are going to be staying in this job for a while or if you will just be staying for a bit and then will move on to the next big job opportunity in a few months.

Companies you worked for
Names of companies, they take a look at this to find out if you have worked for a company that will give you the past experience that you could use for the job that you are applying for, and the later on they may opt to do some background check if you are considered.

Your Skill Set
The best thing to do is to highlight your skill set. Avoid words or descriptions that do not highlight your strengths, you have to chisel your resume so that it stands out from the pile of resumes that HR people have to go through day in and day out. Your resume need to stand out otherwise you will not have a chance to get to the second screening of resumes that's when they have to look at it closely.

Sa paghahanapbuhay natin iginugugol ang 8 o 9 na oras natin sa buong araw, at minsan ay higit pa dito ang ating itinatagal sa ating mga trabaho kaya dapat lamang na bigyan natin ito ng halaga at kailangan din na maaayos ang ating pakikitungo o relasyon sa mga taong ating kasama sa trabaho.

 

 

Narito ang ilan sa mga paraan upang madali tayong makipagkaibigan sa ating mga katrabaho:

Mag-share o magbahagi. Hindi kailangan na malaki o mamahaling bagay ang iyong i-share sa iyong mga  ka-trabaho, basta maaayos at bukal sa iyong loob ang pagbibigay ay makapagdudulot ito ng kasiyahan para sa tumatanggap. May ibang nagbibigay ng mga munting bagay tulad ng candy o key chain sa kanilang mga ka-trabaho, at mayroon din namang namamahagi ng kanilang mga karanasan o kwento sa kanilang mga kasama sa trabaho.

Makipag usap tungkol sa mga maliliit na bagay. Hindi mo kailangan na ikwento ang iyong personal na buhay lalo na kung ikaw ay hindi komportable sa pagkukwento nito. Ngunit pwede ka pa rin makipag usap tungkol sa iyong paboritong restoran/kainan o paboritong lugar na puntahan kasama ang iyong pamilyo, o kahit anong hilig mong gawin. Halimbawa  mahilig kang mangulekta ng stuff toys maaari mo itong ikwento sa iyong ka-trabaho. Ngunit pumili ng tamang oras para dito tulad ng tanghalian o break-time.

Humanap ng mga bagay na pagkakasunduan. Madaling humanap ng isang bagay ng kapareho mo sa iyong mga kasama sa trabaho. Halimbawa, pareho kayong mahilig manood ng basketbol o pareho kayong marunong sa sales, maaari ninyo itong pag-usapan. Maraming mga bagay na kapareho mo ang iyong mga ka-trabaho, kailangan lamang na alamin mo ang mga ito upang mas maging malapit kayo sa isa't isa.

Pag-usapan ang trabaho. Isa ito sa pinakamadaling pag-usapan, ang pag usapan ang inyong mga gawain sa trabaho. Magandang ideya ang makinig at hayaang makapagsalita ang iyong kasama sa trabaho bago ka magsalita at magbigay ng iyong opinyon.

Ngumiti. Huwag mong kalimutan ang pagngiti, ito ang isa sa pinaka-epiktibong paraan ng pakikipagkaibigan lalo na kung bago ka pa lamang sa kompanya. Ang isang tunay na ngiti ay maraming ipinapahiwatig, kabutihang loob, pagiging masiyahin at madaling pakibagayan. Kaya laging ngumiti.

Iwasan ang pagiging negatibo. Mapapansin mo na ang relasyon mo sa iyong mga ka-trabaho ay madalas na mag-uugat sa mabisang pakikipag-usap sa kanila. Kaya hanggat maaari ay huwag na huwag kang magiging negatibo sa kahit anong bagaya na inyong pag-uusapan kung ito man ay sa trabaho o sa iyong personal na buhay.

Magbigay ng palugit. Hindi madalian ang pakikipagkaibigan, gugugol ka ng panahon, hindi ito minamadali. Tulad ng marami bagay hayaan mong natural na dumaloy ang iyong mabuting relasyon sa iyong mga kasama sa trabaho huwag mo itong ipilit upang maging mas maayos ang iyong pakikipag kaibigan. 

Isang desisyon ang pakikipag kaibigan sa iyong mga kasama sa trabaho at ikaw lamang ang makapagpapasya kung gusto mong maging masaya at kaaya-aya ang iyong pagtatrabaho sa ka man mapunta. Kaya kung maaayos kang makitungo, mahinahon ang iyong pagsasalita at may mabuting ang iyong kalooban ay tiyak na magkakaroon ka ng maraming kaibigan sa lugar na iyong pinapasukan.

Stories have a strong appeal, it's very attractive, it grabs the attention of the interviewer in an irresistible way so use it wisely to increase your chances of getting hired.

Do not make up any story the best thing to do is to cite an example of the questions that is asked during the job interview. Rehearse it in your head or with a friend so when the appropriate time comes you will be able to effortlessly tell your story.

The key is to answer the question first and then tell your story after you successfully answered the question of the interviewer. Your story will be an added ingredient to the job interview that will cement your place in the company.

  1. Tell real stories about your life that you could connect with the job that you are applying for. Just make sure that the topic is relevant to the question the interviewer is asking. 
  2. You get the interview to become engaged with your story, it gives them a picture of what your life is. Have a set of stories that you can repeat or tell during the job interview, just make sure that the stories are actual and authentic. 
  3. These stories should showcase you doing something good for someone or the company that you worked for. In general, the stories that you tell should convey positivity and not the other way around. Or this could be a personal story on how you successfully dealt with a problem just like in our example below. 

Here is an example of a unique story from a single mom talking about how she copes with difficulties and challenges: 

"I was able to learn how to cope and adapt to the challenges of life the hard way because I had to raise my little boy on my own. I learned everything on my own from cleaning all my kid's stuff, like feeding bottles, giving him a bath every day, and feeding him, I learned a lot and now I am ready to face any challenge and difficulty. Doing all these I was able to prove to myself that I can make it on my own. "

For more useful job hunting tips and list job vacancies, please go to our homepage at PhilJobNet.

Kung hindi ka man nakatapos ng pag-aaral ay huwag kang mangamba. Maraming maaaring gawin para makahanap ka ng trabaho. Hindi dahilan ang kawalan ng pinag-aralan upang hindi makapaghanap ng magandang trabaho. Nagiging hadlang lamang ito kung gagawin mo itong dahil sa tuwing hindi ka nakakahanap ng trabaho. Marami kang maaaring gawin upang makahanap ng trabaho at maiingat ang sarili. 

Ito ang iyong mga dapat na gawin:

1. Magbasa tungkol sa tamang paghahanap ng trabaho. Maraming babasahin sa dyaryo, libro at internet ang iyong maaaring kuhanan ng magandang impormasyon. Kailangan na tuloy-tuloy ang iyong pagbabasa upang may mapulot na mga bagong impormasyon tungkol sa mga trabaho.

 

2. Magsanay tungkol sa trabahong gustong pasukin upang tumaas ang iyong tiwala sa sarili. Maging handa para sa paghahanap buhay. Maaari kang magsanay sa mga sangay ng gobyerno tulad ng TESDA o TLRC upang maging handa sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Maari ka din mag-apply sa mga employers bilang 'intern' or OJT para makakuha ng experience or bagong 'skills'. 

 3. Walang humpay na pagsasaliksik, ito ang isa iyong kailangang gawin kung gusto mong makahanap ng trabaho. Saliksikin mo ang kompanyang iyong nais pasukan upang maging pamilyar ka sa kanilang negosyo, patakaran, at mga gawain. Alamin mo ang mga bagong trabahong maari mo din mapasukan - napakaraming bagong trabaho ngayon na baka nababagay din sa'yo dahil sa iyong unique 'skills'.

4. Kakulangan sa paghahanda sa job interviews. Kapag nabigyan ka na ng pagkakataon makapag-apply, kailangang maging handa sa bawat interview na iyong pupuntahan. Mag suot ng nararapat, ayusin ang iyong resume at paghandaan ang mga maaaring itanong sa iyo.

5. Maging positibo. Ang iyong pananaw madalas ang nagiging balakid sa iyong hindi pagkatanggap sa trabaho kung iisipin mo na mahihirapan ka sa paghahanap ng trabaho dahil walang kang natapos na kurso ay talagang mahihirapan ka. Ngunit kung iisipin mo na makahahanap ka ng trabaho dahil ginagawa mo ang lahat ng paraan upang matanggap sa trabaho ay malamang makahanap ka ng trabaho. 

 

Sapat na paghahanda ang kailangan para lumaki ang iyong pagkakataon upang matanggap sa trabaho. Huwag mong madaliin ang prosesong ito. Simulan mo lamang sa mga maliliit na bagay tulad ng pagsasaayos ng iyong resume, at pagsasanay para sa trabahong iyong nais pasukin. 

Gawin mong araw-araw ang pagsasanay, kahit isang oras lamang bawat araw ay malaki ang maitutulong nito sa pagpapaunlad ng iyong kakayahan. Ang PhilJobNet ay patuloy na tumutulong sa lahat ng nagnanais makahanap ng trabaho, magpatala lamang sa ating website - www.philjobnet.gov.ph upang mas maging madali ang iyong paghahanap ng trabaho.

Experts say that it's perfectly fine if you are confused and do not know what job to apply for because it's  perfectly normal. Don't worry because you are not the only person who encountered this problem. There are plenty of options out there than ever before, go try visiting our website's homepage and search for different jobs that are available. You will be amazed at how many there are to choose from.

 

Here are the tips that we promised so you can decide which job to apply for:

Discover what you want. Self-discovery is sometimes hard, many of us don't even know what we want to do in our personal lives, what more if we are pressured to find the job that fits us, this is because we have not set aside time to find out what we want. Knowing yourself is the first step in finding the right job.

Reflect and think. You have to dedicate time to choose the right path for your career, it may take a few days, a few weeks or even a few months for you to really decide what path you want to take. Don't just grab the first job that you see on job portals you have to consider everything because this will affect your entire life, you don't want to be unhappy in the end if you chose the wrong career, so think and reflect.

Explore other jobs that interest you. In order to be happy in the job that you will be doing for many years, you have to at least shadow or become an intern or an apprentice for a professional. This way you can find out if you like what you will eventually be doing or what you will become. For example, if you want to work for a printing company, it's a good idea to work as a part-time printer, or as an intern to find out if you would like to continue working in the printing industry. You can explore any job, it's a good way to find out if you can do it for years and years to come.

Write down your strengths. To find out what you want you can start writing down what your strengths are, but don't forget to include your weaknesses, having both good and not so good traits will help balance things. Writing it on paper will make things clearer for you, sometimes this alone can help you decipher what job is the best one to pursue.

Develop your self-esteem. Once you find the job that you want, you have to claim it for yourself, don't just wait for it to be served to you on a silver platter, go for what you want, don't settle for second best. People who are not confident do not get what they are supposed to get, so practice self-confidence and you will surely get what you want, this is particularly true in getting a job.

Always be positive. If you are afraid that you may not find the right job that might just happen. If you keep an open mind and think that you will eventually find the perfect job, you eventually will. Invite good thoughts in your mind and you will surely attract good things in your life.

Don't fall into the trap of not choosing any job at all or simply choosing whatever is available because you already need to provide for your family and because you are running out of time, follow the steps that we provided to find out what job is best for you so you can prepare for it, and you may get the appropriate training if needed. Once you've decided on which job to apply for don't hesitate to register on PhilJobNet, for you to get the job that best fit your personality and character.

According to studies, dealing with difficult co-workers maybe one of the toughest things to handle on the job particularly if you are caught right in the middle of it. Some experts would suggest that you ignore these kinds of people. But sometimes it's hard to simply ignore difficult co-workers because of their function and your proximity with them.
 

 
So we decided to break down some things that may apply. First, according to the experts, we need to identify the four kinds for people who fall in this category, these are people who:
  1. Always complain- This kind of people are easy to pinpoint. You hear them talk about things they don't like and then complain.
  2. People who think they are better than everyone.
  3. Doesn't talk, shy or passive- They might be hard to spot because they don't talk, don't give a response when needed, but simply because they don't speak doesn't mean they don't think in a negative way, be cautious of these folks.
  4. Explosive- they have burst of emotions when things don't go their way.

On how to deal with them, here are our recommendations:

  1. Don't add to the fire. Don't try to change them because they will only become more aggressive, if they complain all the time, they will complain even more if you confront them. You're not even advised to influence them or change them.
  2. Know and understand them. You need to find out where they are coming from, it could be because they felt injustice or they felt that they were wronged that's why they are negative.
  3. Limit your time with them. Don't stay too long with a pessimist it could affect your well-being and your frame of mind, you might even get emotionally injured.
  4. Don't fall into the trap. Be cautious, do not be magnetized to their energy. You have to always be on your guard because their negativity may rub off on you and you may end up being like them or even worst.

Now that we know how to deal with difficult people in the workplace you may now adjust the way you interact with them, and if you find yourself being negative you can also adjust how you think and feel about certain things and situations. 

If you like this article, please share it with your friends, and if you want to find out how to get a new job or learn about job matching and job fairs simply register on our website at www.PhilJobNet.gov.ph.

 

Minsan kung gustong lumipat ng isang empleyado ay nakakalimot sila sa mga importanteng bagay na kailangan paghandaan. "Life Changing" ang pagpapalit ng trabaho kaya dapat laging handa ang sinuman bago ito gawin. Naghanda kami ng ilang mga gabay na tanong na maaari mong utanong sa sarili bago ka mag desisyon lumipat ng trabaho.

Itanong mo sa sarili ang mga ito bago tanggapin ang kahit anong bagong trabaho: 

  1. Kaya mo ba gawin o aralin ang bagong trabaho?
  2. Marami ka ba na bagong kaalaman na matutunan sa iyong bagong papasukan?
  3. Sapat na ba ang aking kaalaman para makalipat sa bagong trabaho?
  4. Handa ka ba matuto ng mga bagong kaalaman?
  5. Handa ka ba isangtabi ang mga lumang kaalaman upang bigyang daan ang mga bagong kaalaman?
  6. Handa ka ba sa pagbabago?

Kung ang sagot mo sa lahat sa itaas ay 'Oo', bago ka pa man magpasya lumipat siyasatin pa ng maigi ang mga bagay na ito:

Anu-ano ang mga benepisyo ng paglipat ko ng Trabaho?

  • Mas maganda ang Pasahod
  • Tataas ang Posisyon
  • Lalawak ba ang aking Propesyonal na Network
  • May ka bang Health Insurance para sa'yo at iyong pamilya
  • Mas malapit ba ito sa aking tirahan

Ano ba ang magiging epekto nito sa aking pamilya?

  • Masasakripisyo ba ang aking pamilya kung sakaling lumipat ako ng trabaho?
  • Magiging mas maayos ba ang aking relasyon sa aking asawa o mga miyembro ng pamilya?
  • Ito ba ang tamang panahon ng paglipat ng trabaho?

Umuunlad ka ba bilang tao at empleyado sa iyong trabaho ngayon?

  • Kung ang sagot mo ay 'Hindi' malamang ay kailangan mo na isipin kung ano ang iyong mga hakbang
  • Kung ang sagot mo naman ay 'Oo' maaring kailangan mo lang pagbutihin mo ang iyong kasulukuyang trabaho at gumawa ng mga bagay na hindi mo pa ginagawa dati upang maisayos ang iyong trabaho. 
  • Ngunit kailangan mo ring isipin kung ito ba ay makapagdudulot ng mabuti sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya

Gusto mo bang magpa-promote o lumipat? 

  • Minsan mas mainam na asamin ang pag-angat sa trabaho  imbes na lumipat.
  • Kung lilipat ka ng trabaho ito ba ay dahil sa gusto mo   ng iangat ang iyong estado o kaalaman. O dahil ba sa isang  pangyayari sa trabahong pinapasukan.

Sa huli ikaw din lamang ang makapagdedisiyon kung nais mo lumipat o magtagal pa sa iyong trabaho, siguraduhin lang na mas mapapabuti ka sa lahat ng aspeto ng iyong buhay. Kailangan mo din tignan ang lahat ng benepisyo at kahihinatnan ng iyong magiging desisyon. At kung handa ka ng maghanap ng bagong trabaho maaari kang mapatala bilang Jobseeker sa PhilJobNet upang mas maging madaling ang iyong paglipat ng trabaho.

Kung magtatanong sa isang negosyante, ang mabilis na sagot sa iyo ay magnegosyo ka. Ngunit kung walang kang karanasan sa pagnenegosyo panigurado ay hindi ito magiging madali.  Oo mainam na magnegosyo kung sapat na ang iyong kaalaman at kakayahan upang magsimula ng isang matagumpay na bisnes. Ngunit kung hindi ka pa handa ay mas mainam na maghanapbuhay muna habang ikaw ay nag-aaral upang sa huli ay maging matagumpay ito at makapagpundar ka din ng pang puhunan.

 

 

Habang naghahanda upang maging negosyante ay mainam na gawin ang mga sumusunod:

  1. Maghanap ng trabaho na nakahanay sa negosyo iyong nais na pasukin. Kung gusto mong pasukin ang printing business ay maghanap ng trabaho sa larangan ng printing tulad ng publishing companies, printing companies, dyaryo, packaging companies.
  2. Magsaliksik tungkol sa negosyong gustong pasukin. Tuwing gabi sa pag-uwi mo ng bahay makatutulong kung maghahanap ka ng mga impormasyon tungkol sa negosyong gusto mong pasukin.
  3. Dumalo sa mga training, seminars o workshop. Tungkol sa industriyang nais mong pasukin dahil makatutulong ito ng malaki upang maging ganap na negosyante ka.
  4. Habang isa kang empleyado, pagbutihin ang iyong trabaho. Alamin ang lahat na dapat mong matutunan dahil makatutulong ito sa iyo kung gusto mong maging negosyante.
  5. Aralin ang pasikot-sikot sa iyong trabaho. Makatutulong ito sa iyo upang maging isang mahalagang bahagi ng kompanya at pag dating ng panahon ay magagamit mo ang mga mabubuting katangian na ito sa iyong sariling negosyo.
  6. Pagbutihin ang trabaho at mag-ipon. Hindi lahat tayo ay mayroong mauutangan para gawing puhunan sa negosyo kaya habang nasa ilalim ka ng empleyo ng kasalukuyan mong pinapasukang kompanya ay mag-ipon para sa iyong pangarap na negosyo.

Marami sa atin ang gustong maging negosyante ngunit hindi lahat ay sapat ang kaalaman at ang lakas ng loob, magandang suriin ang sarili kung nais magnegosyo at paghandaan ang pagiging negosyante. Habang kumakalap ka ng kaalaman tungkol sa pagnenegosyo. At kung sa tingin mo ay hindi para sa iyo ang pagnenegosyo maaari kang maghanap ng trabaho dito sa job portal natin, ang PhilJobNet.

 

There is no shortage of available jobs in BPO's or Call Centers. The only concern is that many applicants do not pass the initial job interview because of not being able to speak and understand the basic English language that's why we decided to give some practical tips on how you can increase your chances of getting hired in the BPO and Call Center industry.
 

 
This will not involve difficult lessons or exercises. We simply want you to watch English movies, TV shows and Youtube videos. By doing so you will learn basic English to help you get a job in the BPO industry or Call Centers. You no longer need a college degree to start working for them. Most employers don't even require their workers to speak with an American accent (or other accents) in order to get hired. As long as you can understand, and speak it properly during a conversation, you'll find yourself working for a BPO company in no time.
 
Here are a few things that you can do in order to learn to speak basic English:
 
Watch English Movie & TV programs
  1. Avoid watching local shows for now. And YES, that includes Korean telenovelas dubbed in Filipino. We are not saying that you totally ignore them but if you would really like to get a job in a Call Center or BPO, you need avoid them first and start watching English shows (preferably American) in your spare-time so you can be familiar with their 'accent' and speech patterns.
  2. Make sure to watch what you love otherwise you will get bored and eventually stop watching.
  3. Do not watch old English movies. Stick with contemporary mid 1990's - 2000's movies or tv shows because their communication styles are still the same up to this day. This is also one good way to catch up with IMDB's list of top movies and TV shows.
Imitate English Speakers
As you watch English shows try to imitate how they say the words in front of a mirror. You could practice saying your favorite lines or phrases from movies. Try to copy how the speakers or actors say the words and phrases especially during long conversations.
 
Read captions / subtitles
Make sure that the caption that you are reading is correct,  don't read the misleading ones. Movie transcripts are available online just in case that the movie of your choice does not have it.  Just use Google to search for it to get your hands on a movie transcript.
 
Watch Youtube Videos
It doesn't get any better than having free lessons. Watch videos on Youtube that teaches how to speak in English, simply type in "English Lessons" and you can watch all the videos that you want. There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of free courses in Youtube that are very useful. 
 
Practice with a Friend or Relative
Get a friend or relative to help you practice speaking and conversing in English. The more casual it is, the better. Say for example when you go outside to eat in a fastfood restaurant, have him / her talk to you in English when figuring out what you should order. Tell them a story about how your day went in English. This may be funny most of the time until you two get the hang of it - but believe us it will increase your confidence in using the language.
 
Remember, the goal is to make you comfortable in speaking English. Some people tend to laugh when using the language in a normal conversation with their friends or relatives. The more comfortable you are in using it, the better chance that you'll sound natural with it which is what most recruiters look for in an ideal candidate.
 
Not all call centers and BPOs cater to American clients, that's why you can also watch British and Australian shows because there is an ever increasing number of companies who are putting up offices here in our country. This simply means that there will be more jobs available for Filipinos which doesn't require college degrees.
 
We hope that this article helped you. If you are ready to apply as a Call Center agent or for other roles in the BPO industry, simply register on PhilJobNet.gov.ph to start your job search.

Ang bawat isa sa atin ay mayroong iba-ibang pinahahalagan sa buhay. Minsan labis nating binibigyang pansin ang isa o dalawa lamang sa mga sangkap ng ating buhay.

Tamang pagbibigay ng oras sa pribadong buhay at hanapbuhay ang kailangan. Nararapat na mayroong tayong nakalaang panahon at enerhiya para sa mga magkakaibang bahagi ng ating buhay.

Ito ang mga aspeto ng buhay na kailangan nating bigyan ng panahon at halaga:

 

 

 

Ang iba sa atin ay paghahanapbuhay lamang ang binigbigyan ng higit na panahon at atensiyon kaya napapabayaan ang ibang aspeto ng buhay tulad ng pamilya at kalusugan.

Lagi nating tandaan na marami pa na mga importanteng bagay sa ating buhay. Iba-iba at magkakahiwalay ang aspeto ng buhay na kailangan bigyan natin ng atensiyon at halaga. Kung nais ninyo ng balanse na buhay-trabaho at personal na buhay, siguraduhin ninyo na daanan ang lahat ng mga aspetong ito.

 

Dahil sa teknolohiya maraming trabahong maaaring mawala sa hinaharap, ito ang listahan ng mga trabahong malaki ang posibilidad na mawala dahil sa patuloy na pagdating ng teknolohiya 'Artificial Intelligence' at mga 'Robot'. Base ito sa artikulo ng Freelancer.ph

Narito ang mga trabahong malaki ang posibilidad na mawala pag dating ng panahon:

1. Taxi Driver
2. Financial Analyst
3. Surgeons
4. Chat Support
5. Sports Journalist
6. Financial Journalist
7. Bookkeeper
8. Accountant
9. Bank Teller
10. Construction Worker
11. Doctor

Pero huwag mabahala dahil may mga bagay na maaaring gawin upang hindi ka mahirapan kung sakaling isa ka sa maapektuhan nito sa hinaharap. Siguraduhin mo lamang na gagawin mo ang mga sumusunod na bagay:

- Patuloy na pag-aaral ng mga bagong kaalaman
- Matuto ng bagong kasanayan
- Bukas na isip kung sakaling kailangan magpalit ng trabaho

Sadyang hindi mapipigilan ang pagbabago, kailangan lang na handa tayo sakaling maganap ito. Hindi mo dapat na katakutan ang mga ganitong panukala para sa hinaharap bagkus gawin itong batayan lamang. Ang PhilJobNet ay taus pusong tumutulong sa lahat ng nais magkaroon ng trabaho, mangyaring magreshitro ng walang bayad sa ating website- www.PhilJobNet.gov.ph 

Ang mga kababayan nating nagpupunta sa ibayong dagat para maghanap buhay ay madalas nakatitikim ng tagumpay dahil marahil sa mga ilang kadahilanan na nagpapabuti ng kanilang kondisyon upang maging matagumpay sa trabaho at sa buhay.

Narito ang mga kadahilanan ng mga manggagawang nagpupunta sa ibang bansa kaya sila ay nagiging matagumpay:

Mataas na sahod. Sa maraming pagkakataon ay mas mataas ang nagiging sahod ng ating mga kababayang nag-aabroad kaya sila ay nagkakaroon ng pagkakataon na umunlad.

Panibagong Lugar. Dahil ibang lugar ang napupuntahan ay natututong makibagay sa mga kostumbre at kaugalian ng bansang pinuntahan. Inaaral at isinasapuso ang mga positibong natutunan upang matagumpay na makapamuhay at makapaghanapbuhay sa ibayong dagat. 

Bagong Mindset. Kasabay ng bagong lugar ay nagbabago rin ang pag-iisip ng ating mga kababayan. Bago pa lamang umalis dito sa atin ay naitatanim na sa isip na kailangang pagbutihin ang trabaho at pakikisama sa lugar na pamamalagian ng ilang buwan o ilang taon kaya kung naroon na ay nagiging madali ang pag-angat.

Para sa mga anak o pamilya. Ito ang madalas at pinakamalakas na dahilan kung bakit nangingibayan. Mas malaking kita para sa pamilya kahit na anong hirap at pasakit ay titiisin para lamang matupad ang mga pangarap at makapagbigay ng pangangailangan ng mga mahal sa buhay.

Natututong mag-ipon. Kung hindi man likas na masinop pagdating sa pera ay natututo ang ating mga kababayan na mag-impok para sa kinabukasan. Natutuhan ng mga kababayan nating napupunta sa ibang bansa ang mag-ipon ng pera upang ipadala sa Pilipinas at upang buoin ang kanilang mga pangarap.

Kung matutunan natin ang mga mabubuting asal at kaugalian na ito ng ating mga Overseas Filipino Workers ay magiging matagumpay din tayo dito sa ating bansa. Hindi na siguro natin kailangang pumunta sa ibayong dagat para lamang matutunan ang mga bagay na ito para sa ikauunlad ng ating pamilya, mga mahal sa buhay at ng ating sariling bansa. Ang PhilJobNet ay tumutulong sa lahat ng nagnanais na makapaghanapbuhay sa kani-kanilang sariling lugar, mangyaring magrehistro sa ating website bilang Jobseeker upang ikaw ay makahanap na ng bagong trabaho.

Good employees have good habits that help them with their work that makes them more successful than other people in the company.

Employees who practice good habits usually think about the rewards or the outcome of their actions that make them finish tasks and produce more than their co-workers. You might be wondering what these great practices are that makes them better than other employees. Do they have a secret? No. But they have a common trait.

According to Charles Duhigg the author of The Power of Habit, it's all about the QUEUE and REWARD system. These two things are what builds up a habit and when you've developed a good habit, this will translate to DISCIPLINE and WILL POWER.

A perfect example of this are "Lunch Breaks". This usually falls at 12 noon for us, Filipinos. The trigger is the time which twelve high noon and the reward is the food that you will eat at lunch time that's why there is regularity with this type of behavior. Not only is it time to have lunch but it is mandated that you have lunch at exactly the same time everyday otherwise it may disrupt the company operation. While lunch time may not be a very good example as it is a natural thing in the workplace and gives us an idea on how the concept of trigger and reward work.

Duhigg said that will power is developed through good habits, because of triggers and rewards and the use of these two things could help employees become more productive at work.

If faced with a challenging task, you should decide ahead of time what your queue and reward would be. For example, at 9 am you will set a daily alarm on your phone that says "make one call" so you can start calling a sales prospect at that exact time and when you're done you could reward yourself with a bar of chocolate or a quick rest room break. This will make the task easier and more rewarding. Say to yourself, "I am awesome". Over time you can increase the number of prospects that you call. You decide what your rewards and triggers would be but to make sure just put them in place to make tasks easier to accomplish.

Finally, if you have done this for more than a month you wouldn't need the alarm on your phone to remind you to call your prospects or you might not even need a reward once the habit is ingrained in your brain. Try it, this will most likely work wonders for you.

It is said that whatever we FOCUS on, that's what we usually get. So instead of focusing on the difficulties of getting a job,why not focus on getting the job instead? Focus on the positive side of things- and keep in mind that there are hundreds if not thousand of jobs waiting for you!

 

Go through this list to help you FOCUS on getting a job:

1. Think of the job that you REALLY WANT TO DO and only apply for that.

2. What are your STRENGTHS? What are you good at? Always remind yourself and mention it during your interviews.

3. What experiences or skills do you have that you could use in the job that you're applying for? Include these too during your job application interviews.

4. Be SPECIFIC. Commit to what you want to be. You must clearly define what you want.

5. Don't just accept any type of job interview that comes your way. Make sure that you're really interested in doing the work which usually involves your personal interests as well. Remember, recruiters can easily tell if the job isn't really that interesting to you during your interviews.

6. On the other hand if your goal is to simply get a job now,  you can always grab the opportunity to apply for it (and learn to love it later) as long as you're content with the work schedule, travel distance and the company work culture.

7. Prepare for the job interviews, tests and other processes that are entailed when applying for a job. No one got hired by simply showing up. There are several more steps.

Knowing what job you want to get will help in focusing your efforts on getting that job. Be straight forward about it and exert all your efforts in order to get a job. All you need to do is to start looking for it. Here at PhilJobNet we provide a wide variety of job openings from our accredited employers. All you need to do is log on to the website and type in a keyword in the search field which will give you a list of job openings. For example, you can type in any of the keywords such as 'nurse'88, receptionist, office clerk, janitor or driver which will you give you the closest matches for the latest job openings.

Remember, FOCUS on getting a job, and you will surely get one real soon.

 

Most employees tend to relax with their jobs and simply do what is being asked without aspiring to become better in what they do. They go about their daily tasks without thinking or exerting much effort to become a top notch employee.

Most self-improvement life coaches have proposed that we do the following to become twice as better in our jobs:

1. Routine can actually be a good thing. Only if you are using it to create an activity that constantly improves your skills and abilities. You should constantly try to improve and aspire for more but having a routine could also be a trap if you're simply doing the same thing over and over again without checking your progress. It's important to put on the breaks once in a while to see where you are in the process of achieving something new with your line of work. 

2. Aspire for more to get ahead on your job. Don't stay confined in you're comfort zone. Breaking out of it broadens your horizon and gives you a chance to expand and flex your skills and abilities. 

3. Think outside the box. Not being able to solve new problems for the company may get you stuck. Practice thinking outside of the box and you can help solve many issues of the company. 

4. Believe in yourself. This is possibly one of the best things that you could do at work. It gives you the confidence to accomplish near impossible things that you once thought you couldn't handle. 

5. Plan ahead. Give your mind some room to sort out things in advance. Having a plan will make you more prepared to face your tasks and projects.

6. Follow through with your tasks to make sure that it's still relevant. Make sure that you still check on your old projects to see if it's serving its purpose. If this is no longer the case, you may want to offer a helping hand to make it work again.

You don't have to outdo others, all you need to do is to outdo what you have accomplished in the past. It's not even being number one in your field. It's simply about self-improvement that is constant and steady.

Hindi biro ang paghahanap ng bagong trabaho kaya kung ikaw ay mayroong trabaho sa kasalukuyan pero nais mo ng lumipat, mabuting manatili sa iyong trabaho habang ikaw ay naghahanap pa ng malilipatan.

Pero kung mahal mo naman ang iyong trabaho at gusto mong tumagal ng mahabang panahon dito, maigi na alam mo ang mga ginagawa ng iba upang mapanatili sila sa kanilang trabaho: 

1. Sumunod sa mga patakaran. Hindi ka maliligaw ng landas kung palagi kang sumusunod sa mga patakaran ng kompanyang iyong pinasukan. Aralin ang mga patakaran at pamantayan ng iyong pinapasukan upang manatili sa trabaho. 

2. Maging masipag. Magiging madali para sa iyo ang magtagal sa trabaho kung ipakikita mo ang iyong sipag hindi lamang kung kailan kailangan kundi araw-araw.

3. Maging positibo. Bukod sa napapansin ng iyong mga katrabaho kung ikaw ay negatibo mabuti kung ang iyong pananaw sa buhay at trabaho ay laging positibo.

4. Makisama sa mga ka-trabaho. Dahil araw-araw mo silang nakakahalubilo ay magandang maging mabuti ang iyong paikitungo sa kanila.

5. Tumulong sa mga gawaing labas sa iyong job description. Isa itong magandang paraan upang hindi mawalan ng trabaho dahil lalong mapapansin ang iyong halaga sa organisasyon.

6. Iwasan ang pagrereklamo. Madalas ang mga taong mahilig magreklamo ay nakapagbibigay ng hindi magandang impresyon sa kanilang mga employers at ka-trabaho. Mas maigi kung solusyon ang iyong maibabahagi sa kompanya imbis na reklamo lamang.

7. Magtimpi ng mga radikal o hindi kanais-nais na opinyon. Mas mabuting wag na lamang magsalita dahil hindi ito makabubuti para sa iyo kung gusto mong pa rin na manatili sa iyong trabaho.

8. Dumating sa tamang oras. Minsan hindi maiiwasan ang mahuli sa trabaho ngunit wag mo itong ugaliin dahil malaki ang magiging epekto nito sa iyong kabuuang kalagayan sa organisasyon.

Kung gagawin mo ang mga suhestiyon na ito ay malaki ang posisbilidad na magtagal ka sa iyong trabaho. Laging isipin at gawin ang ikabubuti ng iyong pinapasukang kompanya dahil mapapansin din sa kalaunan ang iyong mga idinudulot na kontribusyon.

Have you ever wondered why some people are having a hard time getting hired while others are having no trouble at all?

 

 

Here are the 4 Reasons Why you're probably not getting a job:

1. YOU EXPECT BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN - It may be that you're not expecting to get the job in the first place. You're just there for the interview and you are not expecting anything. Deep inside, you expect that you will not get the job and that something WRONG will happen. To fix thi, you have to start looking for good things that that will happen out of the interview. Start visualizing how you will be able to ace the interview and how easy it is to pass all the tests that you will have to go through.

2. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND PROPERLY TO THE INTERVIEWER'S QUESTIONS - The minute you get thrown an expected question you immediately panic. Your first reaction is already in defense of yourself, that's why you're unable to answer the questions properly. You beat around the bush and you're not able to answer the question correctly. You totally freeze and you end saying "Uhm" or say something absurd during the critical part of the interview. To remedy this, you need to be practice answering possible questions that may crop up during the actual interview.

3. YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE UNEXPECTED QUESTIONS OR SITUATIONS - Expect the unexpected, you probably heard this phrase before. There is really no way to expect the unexpected all you need to do is just be prepared. Preparation is the key ingredient in job hunting you should never be lax about it. If you are given an unexpected question or you are in an unexpected situation. It's best to take a second before you answer the interviewer's question to make sure that you are able to answer it correctly. Notice how beauty pageant contestants pause before they answer the question, you can do that too, take a pause and then repeat or rephrase the question of the interviewer before giving your answer.

4. YOUR PRIDE - It may be an uncommon obstacle in getting a job but it can greatly influence your interest in a job. Say for example if you see your level of education as higher than what the job require, you may end up not applying for a certain job even if you're interested in it. In the end, you will end up the losing the opportunity to get hired and possibly further lose the chance to get a higher position in the company because you failed to apply and get hired for the job opportunity. Be open to jobs that may lead to greater things, practice seeing things that other job applicants don't. Look at what will be and not just what is, see the potential of a job opening and not just its present value.

If you see yourself in any of these reasons, then maybe it's time for you to evaluate yourself and adjust accordingly.  Please take the time to change your mindset and actions to ultimately land a job.

We have all been guilty of not being able to save enough money for things that matter to us. But don't despair since it's never too late to start saving for yourself and your loved ones.

 

There are plenty of reasons WHY we all need to save money, here are some of the most important ones: 

1. Security
In case you lose your job, you will have a safety net by having some money to spend while you are looking for another job.

2. Bills
Setting aside a budget to pay for utility bills should be a priority so you don't have to worry about where to get the money to pay for it every month. Utility costs tend to change every now and then but don't just spend it if you have some spare cash left from your usual monthly bills. Instead, save it for next month and the following months - you'll never know when you'll need that extra amount to cover your utility expenses.

3. Peace of Mind
The last thing you want to worry about are sudden illnesses and medical emergencies, especially if you have dependents. 

4. Education
If you have kids you will be able to send them to the school of your choice.

5. Vacation
Your dream vacation will become a reality when you have money in the bank. You don't want to miss out on a once in a lifetime travel opportunity because you don't have the extra funds.

6. No Need to Borrow Money
When you need money to pay for something important, you don't have to borrow money and then, later on, worry about paying it back with large interest rates.

7. Opportunity
Income opportunities come once in a while and if you have the money to invest you can grab it and have the potential of earning more. That extra savings can be used as a business capital if you have an interest to pursue other income opportunities.

We hope this makes you start saving your hard earn money for yourself and your family. Please let us know how you started saving money on the comments below so we can help our readers start their own habit of saving for their future.

Bago dumating ang panahon ng internet, ang pag-punta sa mismong kompanya o ang tinatawag na pag 'walk-in' ang pinaka-epektibong paraan upang mas higit na lumaki ang pagkakataon na makahanap ng trabaho. Pumapayag pa din naman hanggang ngayon ang ibang mga employers.

Sa panahon ngayon iilan na lamang ang gumagawa ng ganitong taktika upang makahanap ng trabaho. Tulad ng pagtawag sa kliyente na hindi mo kilala ang pag walk-in sa mga kompanya. Hindi mo alam kung matatanggap ka o hindi at malaki din ang posibilidad na walang bakanteng trabaho sa kompanyang iyong nais pasukan.

Kung nais mong malaman kung paano mag-walk-in sa mga kompanya narito ang mga tips na makatutulong sa iyo upang maging matagumpay ang iyong pag-bisita sa kanila:

1. Wag basta-basta pupunta sa isang kompanya ng iyong nais pasukan, mainam na magsaliksik muna. Alamin mo kung paano ang pinakamadaling paraan kung paano pumunta sa kanilang lugar at siyempre kung mayroon nga ba na bakanteng trabaho na maaari mong apply-an. Maari kang tumawag o pumunta sa kanilang website muna kung mayroon.

2. Kung alam mo ang bilang ng telepono ng kompanya ay maaari kang tumawag upang malaman kung mayroon silang bakanteng trabaho na iyong maaaring apply-an.

3. Puntahan ang website ng kompanya at tingnan kung mayroon silang job openings, kung wala naman ay maaari kang mag email o tumawag sa HR Department ng kompanya upang alamin kung ano-ano ang kanilang mga bakanteng trabaho.

4. Magtanong tanong sa iyong mga kaibigan, kamag-anak, o kakilala kung mayroon silang alam na bakanteng trabaho sa kani-kanilang pinapasukan.

5. Sumali sa mga grupo sa social media upang kung malaman saan ka maaaring magtungo para sa job interviews.

6. Kadalasan sa isang gusali hindi lamang isang kompanya ang iyong maaaring puntahan kaya maghanda ng maraming resume upang mas higit na marami ang kompanyang mabibigyan mo ng iyong resume.

7. Magbihis ng angkop at maghanda lagi para sa job interview. Maaring sa iba ay hindi ka kaagad ma-interview pero mayroong mga employers na handa lagi tumanggap ng walk-in applicants kaya maigi na laging handa para sa interview.

8. Huwag mahihiyang magtanong sa receptionist o sa guwardya ng "mayroon po ba kayong job opening dito.

9. Mas magandang magpunta ng maaaga sa isang business district upang mas marami kang mapuntahang kompanya.

10. Huwag kalimutan magdala ng payong para kung sakaling umulan hindi ka mababasa.

11. Mabuti rin na magbaon ka para hindi ka gumastos sa pagkain. Maari mong kainin ang iyong baon sa food court ng mga nalalapit na malls sa iyong pupuntahan o di naman kaya sa canteen ng building kung mayroon.

12. At higit sa lahat, huwag mo rin kalimutan ang magdala ng ngiti para maging madaling gumaan ang loob sa iyo ng mga HR recruiters.

Kailangan mo ng pasensiya at tiyaga kung magwo-walk-in ka sa mga kompanya, mabuting sa umaga mo gawin ang pag-susumite ng iyong mga resume. Kung susundin mo ang mga tips na ito ay mas magiging malaki ang posibilidad na matanggap ka sa isa sa mga kompanya.

Kadalasan hindi mo napapansin na madalas kang nagrereklamo kung hindi ka makahanap ng trabaho. Dahil sa trapik, sobrang daming nag-aaply, walang pamasahe, walang ma-apply-an ng trabaho, malayo ang lugar namin sa mga lugar ng kalakal o sa maaaring apply-an, kulang ang pinag-aralan at iba't ibang pang mga dahilan kung bakit hindi ka nakakahanap ng trabaho. 

Maaari nating isisi ang lahat ng mga bagay na ito sa ibang tao, sa mga bagay na hindi natin ma-control o mapanghawakan at sa samu't saring kadahilanan, ngunit kung hindi mo matatanggap na ikaw mismo ang dahilan kung bakit hindi ka nakakahanap ng trabaho ay mananatili kang nakatali sa iyong mga paniniwala na kaya ka hindi nakakahanap ng trabaho ay dahil sa mga bagay na wala kang kontrol.

1. Pagtanggap
Ang unang-unang bagay na kailangan mong gawin ay tanggapin na ikaw ang dahilan kung bakit hindi ka nakakahanap ng trabaho. Hindi ito dahil sa masama ang panahon o maraming nag-a-apply sa kompanyang gusto mong pasukan, o kaya naman dahil mahirap ang pagsusulit na iyong kinuha. At mula sa pagtanggap na ikaw ay dahilan kung bakit hindi ka natatanggap ay doon magmumula ang iyong pagbabago.

2. Unti-unting Pagbabago
Walang nakukuha sa isang iglap lamang, hindi kailangan na gawin mo lahat ng bagay na mkatutulong sa iyo sa paghahanap ng trabaho sa loob ng isang araw. Maaari mo itong gawin araw-araw kahit na malilit na hakbang lamang tungo sa iyong pagkatanggap sa trabaho.

3. Plano
Kung makakagawa ka ng simpleng plano para sa iyong ika-uunlad darating ang panahon na makahahanap ka rin ng trabaho. Ito ang isang halimbawa ng isang madaling sundan na plano. Halimbawa sa unang araw ay ayusin mo ang iyong resume, sa ikalawang araw naman ay ihanda mo ang mga damit na gagamitin mo sa interview. At sa ikatlong araw ay magsimula kang mag-search sa job portal tulad ng PhilJobNet.

4. Tuloy-tuloy
Kapag nasimulan mo na ang proseso ng pagbabago patungo sa pagkakaroon trabah, 'wag ka hihinto ipagpatuloy mo lamang ang iyong magagandang ginagawa upang makamit mo ang iyong minimithing trabaho. Dahil kung titigil ka kung ikaw ay mabigo ng isa, dalawa, tatlo o apat na beses ay masasayang lamang ang iyong mga pinaghirapan.

5. Positibong Pag-iisip
Sa tuwing maghahanap ka ng trabaho mahalagang isipin mo na matatanggap ka sa trabaho. Iwasan ang pag-iisip ng mga hindi kanais nais na bagay patungkol sa iyong job application at sabihin mo sa iyong sarili na matatangap ka sa trabaho upang magbukas ang iyong isipan sa lahat ng posibilidad.

6. Paghahanda
Hindi matutumbasan ang tamang paghahanda. Kailangan na maayos ang iyong resume at ang iyong pananamit at maaayos ang iyong isasagot sa job interview. Marami sa atin ang hindi ito binibigyan ng pansin kaya hindi na sila nagkakaroon ng pagkakataon na umusad sa proseso ng job application.

Sundan mo ang mga gabay na aming ibinigay sa iyo. Huwag mong bibiglain. Gawing dahan dahan ang pagbabago upang maluwag na tanggapin ng iyong sistema ang iyong mga magiging bagong kaugalian. Ipagpatuloy mo lamang ang iyong paghahanap ng trabaho at darating din ang araw na makahahanap ka ng trabahong para sa 'yo.

Some new job applicants worry that they didn't get to study and graduate from top schools. They even use this to belittle themselves when choosing which companies to apply for.

 

 

In order to compete in the highly competitive job market, you need to do to be more creative and possess the attitude to push the envelope a little bit more. Know this, all hope is not lost if you are not from a top university. You can still make things work.

So if you already know that you didn't graduate from a top school, what should you do?

We have outlined a few things that you could do in order to have a fighting chance when aiming for the same jobs that top university graduates also look for.

1. Polish your English
Let's face it, if your English is great you will be far more acceptable than other applicants who do not know how to express their self in this language. Strive to perfect your English for a bigger pay grade.

2. Upgrade your Skills
Use the internet to learn more about the industry that you belong to. There are tons of free lessons that would help you upgrade your skills for your particular work. You may even want to attend courses that will help you elevate your know how.

3. Learn New Useful Information
Never stop learning about your line of work to stay on top of your field. The more knowledgeable you are the more you will be seen as a potentially valuable employee.

4. Attend seminars and workshops
Although actual seminars and workshops may cost you money it's a good idea to still attend. An alternative way for you to attend seminars virtually is online. You may watch videos on the internet in your spare time to learn the latest trends and your industry.

5. Become an Authority
When you become more valuable to the marketplace you will inevitably be paid more, you may achieve this by being an expert at what you do. Be the go to guy in your field and you will definitely get big bucks.

The reality is that graduating from a top notch school is not going to be your golden ticket to a satisyfing and good paying job. Your skills, ability, and attitude will be your passport to getting equal opportunities regardless of your social status, school and degree. 

 

 

 

Naihanda mo na ang lahat ng iyong kailangan, ang iyong resume, ang iyong mga isusuot para sa job interviews, nakapagsaliksik ka na rin tungkol sa kompanya at naihanda mo na ang iyong sarili sa maaaring mga itanong sa iyo. Dumating na ang araw ng interview at pagsusulit sa kompanyang iyong nais pasukan, ngunit hindi pa rin maihayag sa iyo kung natanggap ka o hindi.

Minsan ito ang isa pinakamahirap na bahagi ng pag hahanap ng trabaho. Ang paghihintay ng kahihinatnan ng iyong paghahanap ng trabaho.

Narito ang iyong mga maaaring gawin habang naghihintay resulta ng iyong job application:

1. Ipanatag ang iyong isip. Gawin ang pangkaraniwang bagay na nakakapagpasaya sa'yo upang libangin ang iyong sarili habang naghihintay ng resulta.

2. Iwasan ang pag-aalala dahil hindi ito makatutulong. Lalong lalo na kung naghihintay ka ng tawag or text. Bawasan ang laging pagtingin sa cellphone upang hindi maitanim sa iyong isip na maaring hindi ka natanggap.

3. Magsanay pa ng husto para sa dagdag na kakayahan. Habang nagiintay, maiging gamitin mo na ang iyong oras upang mas pagbutihin ang iyong sarili. Magsanay ng ibang kakayahan na maaari mong magamit sa trabaho.

4. Huwag tumigil sa paghahanap ng iba pang maaring ma-applyan. Ito ang karaniwan na ginagawa ng mga aplikanteng nagtatagumpay sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Ituloy lang ang paghahanap hanggang sa ikaw ay magkaron ng maraming pagpipilian na trabaho.

Kapag dumating na hinihintay na resulta, maging masaya ano man ang kalabasan ng iyong job application. Kung ikaw ay matanggap ito na marahil ang simula ng isang mas maganda yugto ng iyong buhay. Ngunit kung hindi ka naman naging mapalad ay gamitin mo ang karanasan na ito upang mas mapabuti ang iyong susunod na pagsubok sa larangan ng paghahanap ng trabaho. At kung ikaw naman ay nabigyan ng oportunidad na makapagtanong sa employer kung bakit hindi ka natanggap, alamin mo ang dahilan upang mas mapabuti mo din ang iyong sarili.

Marami sa atin ang nais na tumaas ang sahod ngunit hindi natin alam kung ano ang dapat na gawin upang matupad ito. Nangalap kami ng impormasyon upang ibahagi sa inyo kung paano tumaas ang inyong sahod.

 

 

Narito ang mga maaari mong gawin:

Patuloy na Pagsasanay

Walang humpay na pagpapabuti ng iyong trabaho at kakayahan ang iyong dapat isa-isip at isa-puso. Kung palagi kang natututo at nagsasanay ng mga bagong kaalaman ay lalaki ang iyong pagkakataon upang upang tumaaas ang iyong sweldo.

 

Pagiging 'Consistent' 

Kailangang palagi mong gawin ang mga bagay na nakatutulong sa kompanya, hindi lamang dahil gusto mong tumaas ang iyong sweldo ngunit dapat na may tunay na halaga maitutulong ito sa ikabubuti ng kompanya.

 

Paggawa ng higit sa Nararapat

Karamihan sa atin ay ginagawa lamang ang sapat para sa trabaho, halimbawa kung kailangan linisin ang isang kwarto ay ito lamang ang ginagawa at  hindi na nililinis ang iba pang silid. Magandang ugaling maglingkod ng sobra para sa kompanya. Magagawa ito kung iisipin palagi kung ano pa maaaring gawin para sa ikagaganda ng trabaho.

 

Paghingi ng Dagdag na Responsibilidad

Hindi ginagawa ng karamihan ang paghingi ng dagdag na responsibilidad dahil ang katwiran nila ay hindi na ito kasama sa kanilang tunay na trabaho, ngunit kung uugaliin ang pagdadagdag ng trabaho maliban sa iyong normal na trabaho makikita ng mga nakatataas sa iyo na karapat-dapat na taaasan ang iyong sahod.

 

Matutong makipag-negotiate

Bago humingi ng dagdag na sweldo ay siguraduhin muna na ginagawa ng tama ang trabaho, hinihigatin ito, at nag-iisip ng mga bagong paraan upang mapabuti ang iyong estado ng kompanya. Huwag mag-atubiling magtanung kung kailang maaaring pag-usapan ang pagtaas ng iyong sweldo.

 

Maging mahalaga o importante sa iyong employer

Dagdagan ang iyong kaalaman, magbigay ng higit na serbisyo, tumulong kung may nangangailangan ng tulong. Kung gagawin mo ang mga bagay na ito ay maaaring hindi mo na kailangang tanungin o ipaalala na oras na upang itaas ang iyong sahod.

 

Maghanap ng ibang Trabaho

Kung ginagawa mo ng lahat ang nabanggit sa itaas ngunit hindi ka pa rin nabigyan ng dagdag na sweldo ay maaaring panahon na para maghanap ng bagong trabaho kung hindi mo makuha ang mataas na sweldong iyong ninanais.

 

Kadalasan kailangan na lamang maghintay ng ilang panahon upang ipagkaloob sa iyo ang inaasam mong pag-angat ng sweldo ang kailangan lamang ay pasensiya at patuloy na pagbibigay ng iyong serbisyo at oras sa iyong pinapasukang kompanya at maluwag nilang ibibigay ang dagdag na pasahod.

Kung nais mong makatulong at maglingkod sa ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng pagpasok sa isa mga sangay ng gobyerno ay mainam na kumuha ng civil service exam. Naghanda kami ng mga madalas itanong ng mga nagnanais na maglingkod sa pamahalaan. Narito ang mga tanong: 

 

1. Ano ang civil service exam?

Ito ay ang pagsusulit na ibinibigay sa mga nais magbigay ng kanilang serbisyo sa pamahalaan. Ginagawa ito ng Civil Service Comission upang mahanap ang mahuhusay at mararangal na indibidwal na nais maglingkod sa ating pamahalaan.

2. Ano ang mga requirements o qualifications para makapag exam ng civil service?

- Dapat ikaw ay 18 taong gulang na o higit pa
- Filipino Citizen
- Mayroong good moral character

3. Kailangan ba na nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral upang makakuha ng civil service exam? 

- Hindi

4. May bayad ba ang exam? 

- Mayroon
- Upang malaman ang eksatong halaga ng iyong ibabayad mabuting pumunta sa kanilang website- http://www.csc.gov.ph/csccentral-office.html nakasulat dito ang kanilang mga bilang ng telepono at maaari kang magtanong sa kanilang upang malaman ang halaga ng iyong ibabayad.

5. Paano makakuha ng civil service exam?

- Maaari kang magtungo sa tanggapan ng Civil Service Commission o magbrowse sa kanilang website http://www.csc.gov.ph/ para sa schedule ng exams at upang makapag rehistro 

6. Saan at kailan ito ginaganap ang civil exams?
May itinatalagang oras, araw at lugar ang Civil Service Commission para sa mga pagsusulit, mabuting antabayanan ito sa kanilang opisyal na website address upang makatiyak sa tamang panahon at lugar ng exam.

7. Electronic ba ang exam o gagamit ng lapis at papel?

- Mayroong electronic examination CSC - COMPUTERIZED EXAMINATION (COMEX)
- Mayroon din naman - CSE - PAPER AND PENCIL TEST (PPT)

8. Saan at paano malalaman ang resulta ng exam ng Civil Service Commision?

Makikita ang resulta kung sino sino ang pumasa sa link na ito - http://webapp.csc.gov.ph/CSE_Online/

9. May ibang paraan ba upang makakuha ng civil service eligibility na hindi kailangan ang pagsusulit?

Oo mayroon, ito ang mga sumusunod: 

- Bar/Board Eligibility (RA1080)
- Barangay Health Worker Eligibility (RA7883)
- Barangay Nutrition Scholar Eligibility (PD1569)
- Barangay Official Eligibility (RA 7160)
- Electronic Data Processing Specialist Eligibility (CSC Res. 90-083)
- Foreign School Honor Graduate Eligibility (CSC Res. 1302714)
- Honor Graduate Eligibility (PD907)
- Sanggunian Member Eligibility (RA 10156)
- Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility (PD 997)
- Skills Eligibility - Category II (CSC MC 11, s. 1996, as Amended)
- Veteran Preference Rating (EO 132/790)

Narito ang link para sa karagdagang impormasyon >>> http://www.csc.gov.ph/2014-08-26-07-36-12/eligibilities-granted-under-special-laws-and-csc-issuances.html

10. Ano ang mga dapat aralin bago kumuha ng pagsusulit?

- Filipino
- English
- Math
- Writing Composition
- Reading comprehension
- Logic and Analogy
- Basic Philippine Constitution
- General Information
- Code of Conduct for government employees
- Environment Rights and Human Rights

Huwag kalimutang magbasa at magsanay bago ang exam, aralin ang mga nabanggit na paksa upang lumaki ang iyong pagkakataon na pumasa sa pagsusulit. Magdala ng mga lapis at bolpen, inumin at pagkain tulad ng tinapay o biskwit at dumating na maaga sa lugar ng pagsusulit. Hangad namin ang iyong tagumpay.

Marami sa atin ang hindi naiintidihan ang dahilan kung bakit kailangan na magtagal sa isang kompanya ng isa o higit pang taon. Kung nagtagal ka sa trabaho ang ibig sabihin nito ay naging matapat ka sa iyong dating pinasukan at malamang ay maging matapat ka rin sa bagong kompanyang iyong papasukan. Maaari din ito magbigay ng impresyon na mabuti kang tao dahil nagawa mong makisama sa mga taong iyong nakasama ng maraming taon at karapatdapat ka na bigyan ng pagkakataon na magtrabaho sa bagong kompanyang nais mo pasukan.

 

 

Kaya kung hindi ka natatangap sa trabaho dahil sa ikli ng iyong inilagi sa mga kompanyang iyong mga pinasukan ay panahon na upang magbigay ng sapat na panahon sa kompanyang iyong pinapasukan o mapapasukan upang hindi maging balakid ang iyong paglipat lipat ng trabaho sa iyong susunod na applikasyon sa trabaho.

Ito ang ilan sa iyong maaaring gawin upang hindi ka palipat-lipat ng trabaho:

1. Maging masaya at produktibo sa iyong trabaho. Ito ang susi para magtagal sa kompanyang iyong pinapasukan ngayon.

2. Mahalin ang trabaho at ang mga kasama sa trabaho dahil kaakibat ito upang tumagal ang kahit sino sa kompanya.

3. Maging matulungin sa lahat ng iyong katrabaho. Para na silang kapamilya mo na din.

4. Ibigay ang higit sa isang daang porsyento ng iyong lakas at talino sa ikabubuti ng iyong gawain.

5. Patuloy at walang tigil na pagpapabuti ng iyong nalalaman at kasanayan ay isa rin sa mga susi upang magtagal sa trabaho.

Kung nagtagal ka ng isang taon o higit pa sa iyong pinapasukang kompanya ay malamang na natutunan mo na ang karamihan sa mga bagay ng iyong kailangang matutunan ngunit hindi ito hudyat na kailangan mo ng lumipat ng ibang kompanya. Kung masaya at nakatutulong ka sa organisasyon na iyong pinapasukan ay dapat na mas palawakin mo pa ang iyong mga nalalaman at kakayahan upang mas maging epektibo ang iyong trabaho.

Sakaling dumating ang oras na kailangan mo nang lumipat ng kompanya o organisasyon, magagamit mo ang iyong mga natutunan upang ipakita ang iyong mga bagong kakayahan. Ang panahon na iyong inilagi sa sa mga kompanyang iyong pinasukan ay magiging repleksyon ng iyong katapatan at halaga sa dating pinasukan. Lulutang ang iyong kontribusyon sa iyong mga dating pinaglingkuran.

Getting hired without any job experience is one of the goals of many fresh graduates and people who do not have enough experience for a higher paying job. Fortunately, there are shortcuts that you can take that will make it easier for you to get hired without any experience while you are looking for a company or organization that will take in you need to get the experience needed.

 

Here are some of proven ways of getting hired without having a prior job experience:

Apprenticeship or On-the-Job Training
If you are a fresh graduate, this may be the quickest way to earn the job experience that you badly need. Go look for a company that needs an apprentice or OJT's and then send a proposal to that organization. If they say YES, you are on your way to getting your first job experience.

Volunteer Work
There are organizations who are constantly on the lookout for people who are willing to trade their time and effort in exchange for work experience. All you need is to find them and provide them with your expertise. When you get in don't simply wait for their instructions, ask questions. Volunteer to help and actively engage yourself in whatever they are doing.

Training
To get the job experience that so you can land on a job, remember that you can always train for the specific job that you want to perform. You can either go and pay for it or enroll in a government-sponsored training in order to get some experience. Make sure to learn every bit of information that is being thought to be ready for the job that you've been longing for.

Targeted Learning
If you can't get the training for the job that you're aiming for, you can still learn everything that you need to know by taking short courses online. There is no reason why you cannot learn about the job that you like. Just make sure that the course contains the necessary skills that you will need to apply for the job.

We hope these alternatives will help you and will give you ideas on how to get a job even without any job experience. Although these ideas may not be conventionalm they will work and will give you an edge among other job applicants. We wish you luck in your next job hunting!

Handshakes can make or break your job hunting efforts, there is a proper way to shake the hand of the interviewer in order to land the job. We have outlined how you can use this simple gesture to get the job you are aiming for.

 

 

Here are a few things that you can do to extend an extraordinary handshake:

1. Look into the eyes of the person you're shaking hands with. Looking into the eyes of the person you are shaking hands with will show that you are sincere and sure of what you are doing.

2. Always initiate the handshake but in some Asian countries, it's not proper to extend your hand first if you are male and the interviewer is female. In this case, you may wait for the interviewer to extend her hand and then with no hesitation you must reach out and give a firm handshake.

3. Press firmly on the hands of the person you are shaking hands with but not too firm. Press the hand like you would if have to shake hands with a long lost friend, with excitement and joy. Your handshake should come across that you are truly happy to meet the greet the person you are shaking hands with.

4. Smile while you are shaking hands with the person. Smiling will break any barrier and is a strong indicator that you are happy to meet the person that you are shaking hands with.

5. Shake it. that's precisely what it should be, you should shake the hand of the other person and make sure that your handshake should not be too long or too short. Your instinct should be used when shaking hands, remember that not everyone is used to shaking hands and if you feel that the interviewer is not comfortable with your handshake you should release his or her hand cautiously.

Just like anything you would like to master, you should also practice shaking hands with people you know before the actual interview. Have a feel of how people shake hands and surely with practice you will be able to grip the hand of the interviewer with firmness and a sense of warmth and friendship.

A great handshake is a great tool to let the interviewer know that you mean business and that you're an applicant that they should consider.

We all want to increase our productivity, we all want to create more and help more people to achieve what they want in life through the work that we do. So we researched how successful people increase their productivity at work and we've outlined what we found out. 
 

 

You can do these to produce more at work >>

Know which to prioritize
Sometimes you don't know where to start especially when you have a big task ahead, you tend to do other things that don't help to finish your most important task. You have to make it a point to do your most important task first. When you figure out which one to prioritize make sure to finish it first before going to the next task.

Create a To-Do List
Having a list of things to accomplish will help you be more productive at work, they are like mini goals that you need to finish as the minutes and hours go by. A do list makes you more focused on the task at hand. Psychologist says that as you tick off your to-do list your level of happiness expands.

Music without words
If it is allowed at work you can try playing music without words, experts say words usually get in the way, they could either put you in a different mood or even slow down your productivity as your thoughts drift towards something else. Choose the best music for your type of work, it's your playlist have fun with it.

Turn off all distractions
Some people are more productive with their music or mp3s on but others are not, if you are the type that cannot do work if there is music, by all means, turn off the sound. If facebook, google, or youtube makes you lose focus turn it off. Only open apps that are work-related and set aside any device that distracts you.

Focus
When you work, work. Give your one hundred percent to what you need to finish to accomplish it ahead of time. When you're done use your remaining time at work to start a new project, check or review what you did to avoid critical mistakes.

Stages or levels
Small chunks of work can be done easily instead of big ones. It's a good idea to finish small tasks that make up your big projects it will give you the muscle needed to finish bigger tasks. It's better to departmentalize your work or finish your work in stages or levels. Remember that tall buildings are done, one floor at a time.

Bring your work somewhere else
You may want to change location if you can't seem to finish work in the office or your regular workspace. Many people can attest to this when they bring their work to another place say for example a coffee shop where they finish their work faster. It's probably because of the change of atmosphere or ambiance or a change of mental state. Try moving to a new space if you want to do more stuff.

Start slowly
If you have a big task to finish and you need to do it right away, you may want to start slowly at first and then slowly pick up your pace. The most important thing is to start the task and then as you get used to it you can gradually gain momentum and that is why it's important to start slowly. This is particularly helpful if you can't seem to start anything at all. An inch of movement is better than no movement at all.

Preparation
Before plunging in your most important task, it's better if you have prepared yourself physically and mentally. You should have all the ingredients or materials necessary for the work to be done quickly and you should prepare your mind for the task ahead. Preparation is key if you want to be more productive.

Have a note
Write a simple note stating that you are finishing an important task in your office or cubicle. This will make your co-workers think twice before they bother with something that will make you stop doing your most important task for the day. It could be something like this, "Please don't disturb I'm doing the payroll" or "Talk to you at lunch I'm finishing an important project".

These are all just suggestions. Prioritizing and doing the most urgent thing first will help you from not falling at the same trap of not being able to finish anything worth your time. Doubling or increasing your output at work depends on making sound decisions that will help you manage your time well and be more productive at work. At the end of day, employees who are more productive are happier.

For you to add more value to your work, the very first thing that you need to find out is what does your company or organization wants to achieve. This is usually in line with the company's mission & vision statements. It would answer questions like - what are their goals and what do they want to provide as a service to the people that they are serving? You need to find out what it is whether it may be big or small. Only then will you be able to provide the value that they need. 

 

Here are some things that could help you add more value to your work. Ask yourself the following questions to find out how you can provide more value:

1. Who will be directly affected by the things that I do or contribute to the company?

2. What can I do to make things better?

3. Am I contributing something that is unique and will help others achieve what they want?

4. What's the best thing that I could do for a project or the organization, or can I do better?

5. Will this make feel people feel good or will this solve people's issues and problems?

Giving more is not an easy task. Most people or employees live by simply providing the barest minimum that we can. If you can provide more to what you are presently providing, then you will definitely be a cut above the rest. Go the extra mile and provide the best that you can give every single time. Sooner or later someone will notice and you will be sought after because of the extra value that you can provide to any company or organization that you'll join in the future.

We all aim to be better at what we do and become a valuable part of the organization that we belong to. Part of the success in any organization is the ability to work well with others which is also more commonly known as being a Team Player.

Here are five (5) traits that a good Team Player should possess:

1. Purpose
When you have one objective you will be able to direct your efforts and point your energy effectively to something that is worthwhile and you will be a more valuable team player when you have a clear and definite purpose.

2. Shares Leadership with Teammates
It does not matter if you are the leader or a member of the team, a good team player shares leadership duties with everyone else and doesn't take credit for things that other members of the team have contributed to the group

3. Engaged
These are employees who are probably the most valuable in the organization, they are the ones who are actively contributing for the benefit of the entire group.

4. Respects Individuality
Good team players respect everybody else's individuality, they recognize that each member of the team has their own strengths and weaknesses and they give each member a chance to show and prove their worth.

5. Never Stops Learning
Another good trait of great team players is that they have a hunger for new information and skill upgrading. They are never contented with what they presently know, they are always on the lookout for fresh info that they can use at work and share with people.

We hope you get to apply at least one these good traits that team players possess. You may not be able to internalize all of them but you may try to start to learn one of these traits for starters.

Para sa ibang mga aplikante, ginagawa na nila ang lahat ng tamang paraan sa paghahanap ng trabaho ngunit hindi pa rin sila natatanggap. Sinusunod nila ang lahat ng nararapat para epektibong makahanap ng trabaho.

 

Kadalasan walang mali sa iyong ginagawa ngunit sadyang hindi pa lamang dumarating ang tamang panahon para sa iyo. Kung ginawa mo na ang lahat ngunit hindi ka pa rin matanggap sa trabaho ang kailangan mo na ay pasensiya. Siyempre huwag kang hihinto sa paghahanap ng mapapasukan dahil sa sandaling huminto ka mas lalo kang mahihirapan na makahanap ng trabaho.

Tingnan naman natin ang mga positibong ginawa ng mga aplikanteng nakahanap na ng trabaho sa madaling panahon. Narito ang listahan ng kanilang mga ginawa upang makahanap ng trabaho:

1. Pag-iisip
Nag-isip ng ikabubuti ng sarili at nag-isip ng positibo patungkol sa sarili at ibang tao.

2. Pananalita
Magalang ang pananalita, malumanay at hindi padalos-dalos sa mga sinasabi.

3. Pananamit
Maayos ang pananamit, ugma sa ginagamit sa opisina kung sa bahay kalakal papasok at tama kung may job interview.

4. Nagsaliksik
Nangalap ng impormasyon tungkol sa kompanya, ang kalakal na ginagawa nito ang pinanggagalingan ng pananalapi ng organisasyon.

5. Inaral ang mga Sagot
Pinaghandaan ng mabuti ang lahat ng maaari lumabas na tanong sa interview at mga posibleng pagsusulit ng nais pasukan. 

Hangad namin ang iyong tagumpay sa paghahanap ng trabaho kaya magrehistro sa PhilJobNet upang mas lumaki ang iyong pagkakataon na matanggap sa trabaho.

Whether you admit it or not, there comes a time when you have a few hours of extra time in your hands especially this Holiday season. Some of our workload becomes lighter at this time of the year. So instead of wasting that precious time checking out your newsfeed in social media while at work, remember that you can always use your extra time doing something more productive.

 

These are some of the best things you can do to make this Holiday season more memorable:

Help Out
It's a good idea to help out your coworkers who might need your assistance. You will always be able to find people who may need your help in the workplace. It may be as simple as answering a phone call for them or helping them improve their presentations by giving them feedback with their work. There are always a lot of things that people need help with. Just ask them and be observant.

Learn Something New
There are a lot of tools or applications that you can learn that will make your job more efficient. Since you have free time now in your hands, this is also the perfect time to learn more about your job to learn new skills or software that can help you contribute more to your company.

Start a Project
It can be as simple as decorating your workplace or contributing content to your company's blog page that can help out the marketing department attract more customers. Be open to things outside the confines of your job description. It could be anything useful and it doesn't have to be a monumental project as long as it helps out the company and your coworkers. This will definitely could be considered worthwhile.

These simple ideas will help you to be on your toes all the time it keeps your creative juices flowing while helping your coworkers, the company and yourself. Free time gives you room to develop your abilities and skills more. So the next time you have a few minutes to spare help out, learn something new or start a simple project that will help you and everyone in the company.

The simple reason behind this is that most Recruiters are busy profiling hundreds or even thousands of applicants and that they don't have the time to read every resume one by one. As a result, they spend only a few seconds checking each resume. This is where your One-Page Resume can stand out.

You wouldn't want to miss out on a job opportunity just because Recruiters failed to see your qualifications due to a lengthy resume, would you?

This is what you can do to condense your resume:

Make it Relevant
Tailor-fit information that is listed on your resume. Only include informtaion that is related to the job that you are applying for. This will make you a strong candidate in the eyes of all the Recruiters that will read it.

Strip clean your Resume
Trim down your resume by not putting unnecessary information that can be referenced online. Make it as simple and as readable as possible. All data and information should be as concise as possible so Recruiters can immediately skills and experience needed for the job. If you already have an account in LinkedIn, it's already an extension of your resume so you can include all the lengthy details of your work experience in there instead.

Use Keywords
There are specific keywords in every industry and you need to include those keywords in your particular field. You need to do a bit of research on which keywords to include on your resume that is industry specific, especially if it applies to the current work you're applying for. Most recruiters would go through their resume search platform to sort candidates using these keywords. For example, if you're applying as a merchandiser- include keywords such as retail, supermarket, store, inventory, sale, stock etc. if you managed to have experience in all of these. This can be placed under each job description or skills with a statement like:

Product Merchandiser in ABC Corporation
>In charge of providing retail support in a large supermarket.
>Provided inventory and stock reporting on a daily basis.

Online Resume
Upload or create your online resume. Make it viewable by the Recruiter who has the link for your online resume. After all, you don't want everybody to see your information. It's a good idea to create your online resume on Google shared documents, just make sure that it's only viewable by people who have your link and do not post this in public groups. Send it privately to desired viewers.

Include Links (which are relevant to your application)
You may use link shortener services such as https://goo.gl/ or https://tinyurl.com to link to other projects or . Remember to put only one link on your resume for your additional information and you could put it in the reference section near the bottom.

References
Once recruiters take notice of your resume, all of your links and references will be checked. But including this information most of the time lengthens your resume. Instead of including it at the bottom of your resume, put it a shortened link instead- pointing towards another Google document.
Make sure that the link is accurate so you don't waste the opportunity to cite references.

Recruiters are extremely busy because they need to accomplish many tasks and they also need to fill their talent requirement. They go through a lot of applicants before they can successfully hire someone. With that in mind, your One-Page Resume is a job-hunting tool that you cannot live without. Having a one-page resume is a great idea because you not only will be able to condense and trim down the valuable information on your resume, you will also be able to capture the interests of all Recruiters that gets to read it.

PhilJobNet also provides a service which allows jobseekers to have their own Resume Page, for more details on how you can make your own, you may read it here.

 

 

There are many artists, managers, executives and personalities who are well known in their field. People are often amazed by these people self-made celebrities due to their achievements in their business, work ethic and life. We often ask, how did they get there?

While very few of us ask ourselves the question on how to become as competent as they are, we have to admit that we fail to consider learning the necessary skills to bring out the best in ourselves to become successful in our field of work.

So, what should we do to attain the same level of achievements of people we look up to?

Here are few things that you could do:

Be Open to Anything
Always be on the lookout for old and new things that are interesting to you. Being open to things that come your way can give you a wide range of choices that may help you with your current work and long term career. Once you have experienced a job or applied skills long enough, you'll be able to discern if the job is really for you by feeling the need to look for something else or if you can move up the career ladder by mastering the skills necessary for the position.

Acquire the Skills that you Need
Learn the skill/s that you are interested in. It will help you get to where you want to be in your career. You may acquire these skills from various sources. These days, you have options to learn online or a traditional classroom setup. Workshops are also good venues of learning if you find the right ones.

Decide What to Do
Before you go on convincing yourself to spend time and effort in learning the skill, ask yourself if this is really what you want to do. Don’t waste your time learning something that you will not be using in your job. Make sure that once you've acquired the necessary skills, you'll be willing to apply it with your current job or with a new job.

Determine where your skills will take you and what are the available paths if you continue to hone your skills on a certain area of expertise. By aligning what you are going to learn about the goals that you have in your chosen career, this can be bring to the next step.

Find a Mentor
Though it’s not easy to find a Mentor, it’s essential to find one if you want to speed up learning the craft or specialization that you are aiming for. This should be one of your goals if you want to learn something that schools cannot give you. A Mentor can be a boss or a colleague with lots of experience with the specific skills you need. Most importantly, they like sharing what they know and show you how you can do the job.

Spend Time with the Master
Once you find a Mentor, make sure to spend as much time with him or her as possible to maximize the opportunity that you've been given. Make sure to listen closely. If possible, document every single thing that your Mentor is providing you. Ask questions and find time to apply what you've learned. If your questions cannot be answered, park it for now and look for answers later.

Follow through Learning
It’s not enough just to learn everything you need to learn. You need to intuitively find out things that were not communicated to you by your Mentor. Sometimes you need to use your gut feel to figure things out. Since internet technology is very accessible now, you can do some additional research on things that weren't taught to you. You'll be surprised to find out that you've already learned the skill but there are actually more things that you can learn and do that your Mentor wasn't able to do before.

Become a Master Yourself
Strive to be the best in your field. It may take years or even a lifetime. You may start with minimal set of skills and knowledge but in time you will be able to accumulate the expertise needed to become a Master in your own field.

It's hard to emulate people that we look up to. The question is, would you allow yourself to be always on the sidelines by just admiring people with their level of achievements? If you’re waiting for the perfect time to step up, the perfect time will always not come. There is no better time than NOW.

Ang pinakamahirap sa lahat ay ang unang pagkakataon na paghahanap ng trabaho. Bakit? Sa kahit anong bagay naman kasi, basta unang beses mo pa lang ginagawa ay mahirap talaga. Siguraduhin mo lamang na handa ka din magpursige at siguradong magiging positibo din naman ang iyong paghahanap.

Maliban dito, ito din ang mga bagay na maaari mong gawin upang mas madali kang makahanap ng trabaho: 

1. Ihanda ang iyong resume o bio-data. Ngunit kung hindi mo alam kung paaano sumulat o gumawa ng resuem o bio-data ay maaari kang magpatulong sa iyong mga kaibigan, kapatid, o kamag-anak na may kaalaman hinggil dito. Tiyak na mayroong makatutulong sa iyo. Ngunit kung sakaling walang taong makatutulong sa iyo ay mayroong artikulo sa PhilJobNet na makatutulong para makapagsulat ka ng iyong bio-data o resume.

2. Alamin ang mga maaaring itanong sa job interviews. Upang maging handa ka sa iyong darating na job interviews, kailangan ay pamilyar ka sa mga itinatanong dito. Mayroon din tayong artikulo tungkol sa tamang pagsagot sa mga tanong sa job interviews sa PhilJobNet - Interview Guide 1 Interview Guide 2

3. Isulat ang iyong mga kaalaman at kasanayan. Mabuting ilista ang mga ito upang mailahad mo sa mag-i-interview ang iyong mga magagawa para sa kompanya. Isa itong mabisang paraan upang mapaghandaan mo ang iyong mga sasabihin sa interview para hindi ito mawaglit sa iyong isipan.

4. Magbihis ng angkop. Hindi kailangang mamahalin ang iyong isusuot kung maghahanap ka ng trabaho. Ang mahalaga ay malinis, maaayos at naaangkop para sa paghahanap nag trabaho ang iyong kasuotan.

5. Magsanay ng ugmang skills para sa trabahong iyong nais pasukan. Isa itong mabisang paraan upang mas lumaki ang iyong pagkakataon na matanggap sa trabaho. Iba-iba ang kailangang depende sa industriya na papasukan mo. Dapat ay mayroon ka na nito bago ka pa man mag-apply.

6. Huwag hihinto hanggang hindi ka pa nakahahanap. Madalas ito lamang ang naghihiwalay sa mga taong nakahahanap ng trabaho at sa mga taong hindi makahanap ng hanapbuhay. Sapagkat kung titigil ka sa paghahanap ng trabaho ay sadyang lalo ka hindi matatanggap o makahahanap ng trabaho.

7. Magrehistro sa PhilJobNet. Siguraduhin mo na sagutin ang lahat ng mga kailangang sagutin na forms online.

Hangad namin dito sa PhilJobNet ang iyong tagumpay sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Ugaliin ang paggamit ng ating website upang matulungan ka sa iyong aplikasyon sa trabaho. Kung hindi mo nahanap ang trabaho ngayon, maaring ang Employer mismo din ang makahanap sa'yo basta ikaw ay miyembro ng PhilJobNet.

Hindi biro ang pagharap sa mga taong hindi mo kakilala. Lalo na kung tatanungin ka sa mga bagay tungkol sa trabaho na hindi mo pa nagagawa. Ito ang isang bagay na dapat na matutunan ng kahit sinong aplikante. Hindi lahat ay may lakas ng loob na magsalita at humarap sa mga interviewer. Pero kinakailangan na malagpasan ito upang ikaw ay makakuha ng trabaho.

Narito ang mga dapat na gawin upang malampasan ang takot na nararamdaman sa job interviews: 

Laging tandaan, nasa isip mo lang ang takot
Nagsisimula sa iyong imahinasyon ang takot na iyong nararamdaman pagdating sa interview. Naiisip mo ang mga hindi magandang mangyayari kung tinatanong ka na. Baka mapahiya, mautal, magkamali ng isagot, o walang masabi kapag tinanong na ng interviewer. Kaya mabuti kung alam mo ang iyong mga abilidad at pagsasanay.

Alamin ang iyong kakayahan
Kilalanin mo ang iyong sarili, dapat na malinaw sa iyo kung anu-ano ang iyong mga kayang gawin, pinag-aralan, pinagsanayan at mga bagay na magagawa para sa kompanya. Kung magagawa mong alamin ang mga bagay na ito ay mawawala ang iyong takot dahil handa ka na at masasagot mo ng maayos ang mga itatanong sa iyo.

Isulat ang iyong mga takot
Bakit ka nga ba natatakot? Ito ba ay dahil sa kulang ang iyong kaalaman? Unang pagkakataon ba ito na maii-interview ka? Ano man ang dahilan kung bakit ka natatakot ay mabuting alamin mo ito at isulat. Hindi mo ito kailangang ipakita sa iba. Mas mabuting ikaw lamang ang nakakaalam nito upang hindi ka kutyain o masabihan ng hindi maganda. Sarilinin mo ang bagay na ito upang maging madali sa iyo ang paglalahad sa papel ng iyong mga takot.

Himayin ang kinatatakutan
Kailangan na alam mo kung ano ang iyong kinatatakutan, dahil kadalasan ay hindi mo ito nabibigyan ng sapat na pansin. Kaya mabuti na isulat mo kung ano ang iyong kinatatakutan.

Ano nga ba ang mga ito
Maaring takot ka dahil hirap magsalita ng ingles. Hindi ka sigurado sa iyong mga isasagot. O kulang ka sa kasanayan. Sa huli ay ikaw lamang talaga ang makasasagot nito. Humanap na isang lugar kung saan ka maaaring mag-isip at magsulat tungkol sa iyong kinatatakutan upang mas madali mo ito mapagtuunan ng pansin at magawan ng solusyon.

Ano nga ba ang masamang mangyayari kung hindi ako pumasa sa isang interview?
Isa lamang. Ang hindi ka lang makapasok sa kumpanya. Oo naghanda ka, gumising ng maaga para sa interview at gumastos ng pera upang makapunta sa opisina ng kumpanya. Ngunit walang ibang masamang mangyayari kung hindi ka papasa sa interview. Sa katunayan ay maari ka muling mag-apply sa kumpanya pagkatapos ng ilang buwan kung nais mo ulit subukan.

Tanggappin kinahinatnan ng iyong interview
Ang pagkabigo minsan ang dahilan kung bakit natatakot ka sa interview. Kung ikaw ay hindi papasa sa interview hindi ito ang katapusan. Napakaraming kompanya ang naghahanap ng tao. Kaya kung hindi ka pumasa, ang ibig sabihin lamang nito ay maaring hindi lang sapat ang iyong paghahanda kaya magsimula ka lamang ulit. 

Simulan ang pag-aaral o pagsasanay
Upang maging panatag ang iyong loob sa mga interview, dibdibin mo ang iyong pagsasanay at pag-aralan ng mabuti ang lahat ng kailangan para sa trabaho na gusto mong pasukan. Kung nais mong mag pumasok bilang welder at wala ka pang alam masyado dito, magsanay ka. Maaring kumuha ng mga pagsasanay at may mga iba din na kursong libre sa TESDA. Ang hands-on training ang kailangan matutunan sa kahit anong bagong kasanayan.

Gumawa ng paraan upang hindi mangibabawa sa iyo ang takot, magsanay, paunlarin ang ang nalalaman at harapin ang takot upang mapagtagumpayan mo ang job interview. Ang sagot sa iyong takot ay ang iyong kompiyansa sa sarili pati na rin ang iyong kaalaman at abilidad. Nawa'y nakatulong sa iyo ang mga dapat na gawin kung natatakot sa interview. Kung ikaw ay handa na upang mas lumaki ang iyong pagkakataon na matanggap sa trabaho, magrehistro na sa PhilJobNet.gov.ph.

May mga nagsasabi na kailangan na ang wikang 'English' ang gamitin ng isang sumasalang sa job interview. Mayroon din naman na nagpapayo na Tagalog o Filipino ang gamitin upang mas maihayag ang sarili. Sa aming pananaw, mas mabuting balansehin ang pagpaggamit ng wika base sa iyong kakayahan sa pagsagot. Dagdag pa dito ang mga dialekto na ginagamit sa iba't ibang bahagi ng Pilipinas at dahil marami sa ating kababayan ang hindi lamang 'English' at Filipino ang alam na salita,  ang kanilang katutubong salita ang kanilang unang natutunang salita. Minabuti naming dito PhilJobNet na talakayin kung ano nga ba ang dapat gamitin na salita sa job interviews.

May mga job interviews na kailangan ang magsalita ka sa Ingles kapag tinanong ka ng interviewer ngunit mayroon din naman na Tagalog o Filipino ang tanong kaya naman mas mainam na gamitin ang Tagalog. Ngunit kailangan din na bihasa ka sa parehong wika dahil ito ang kadalasang ginagamit sa mga interview.

Kailan nga ba dapat magsalita ng Ingles?

Gumamit ng Ingles kung ang gamit na salita ng interviewer. Kailangan mo pumantay sa lebel ng nagtatanong sa iyo sa job interview. Maipapakita mo rin din dito na ikaw ay may kakayahan na mag salita ng Ingles at hindi upang magyabang lamang. Pagkakataon mo ito upang ipamalas ang iyong kaalaman at galing.  Halimbawa, may mga opisina na nangangailangan sumagot ng telepono gamit ang wikang Ingles o kaya naman ay may mga kliyente ang ibang kompanya na gamit ang ganitong salita. Kaya maghanda sa pag sagot sa wikang Ingles sa mga pagkakataon na kailangang gamitin ito.

Paano naman ang pagsalita ng Filipino?

Sa kabilang banda hindi kailangang pilitin mo ang pagsasalita ng Ingles kung hindi magiging maayos ang iyong mga sagot. Mas mabuti na gumamit ng Tagalog o Filipino upang makapagsalaysay ng maayos at mailahad ang lahat ng iyong nasasaisip at maipakita ang iyong angking galing. Hindi masamang magsalita sa ating sariling wika sa iyong mga job interviews, lalo na kung dito ka bihasa at dito mo mailalahad ng mabuti kung ano ang iyong mga saloobin. Dito mo rin malamang masasabi sa interviewer kung saan ka magaling at kung ano ang iyong maitutulong sa kompanyang nais pasukan.

Sa huli hindi mahalaga kung Ingles o Tagalog ang iyong gamiting salita maliban na lamang kung Ingles ang gagamitin mong salita sa araw-araw na pakikitungo sa mga kasama sa trabaho at mga kliyente. Ang mahalaga ay maisalaysay mo ng maayos ano iyong mga salooobin, iniisip at mga kayang gawin para sa organisasyon. Intindihan at pakinggang mabuti ang mga tanong ng interviewer upang makasagot ng tama sa wikang Ingles man o sa Filipino.

Am I Hireable?
This is a very powerful question for Jobseekers. You have to answer this question on your own because you're the only one who truly knows your skills and capabilities. Once you pop that question, you can easily come up with a few job titles that you can apply for.

Remember to always be on guard for negative thoughts or it will kill your aspirations of getting the job that you want to apply for. If you're thinking about applying for a different job position which is totally different from your present job, you may end up sabotaging your plans by thinking negatively. When you entertain negative thoughts, you will also eventually lose interest in the job. These thoughts can be as simple as thinking that you may not be good enough for the job or that you lack the proper skills or educational attainment for the job.

How many times have you felt like applying for a certain job position but you hesitated? That's your intuition telling that you are a good fit for the job but you did not do anything about it. So the next time you considered applying for a particular job, just go ahead and do it. You'll never know if you are a good fit for the job description unless you go and apply for it.

Who will hire me? That depends on many factors. You could be a perfect fit for a company but you haven't even created a proper resume, applied or even sent your resume to them. The fact is, there are many companies out there who will be able to hire you but they need to see your qualifications and your interest in applying first. Unless you actively look for job openings, you will never be able to find out who will hire you.

Can companies be the one to find me instead? The simple answer to this is to at least put your resume in one of job portals available out there. Here is a link to PhilJobNet so you could create your resume online to increase your chances of getting hired.

There are plenty of companies who are willing to hire qualified applicants if they could simply find them. The best place to find these companies are on job sites like PhilJobNet or other job portals where your ideal employers are. You just need to make yourself seen.

The fact that you might be wondering now who will hire you means that you are actively looking for answers. This is already a good sign. You must learn to find the company and the job that is a good fit for your talents and skills. All of us can find work by consistently searching for the right jobs that match our qualifications and interests. The only time that will you be able to answer the question if you're hireable, is when you start your journey of actively looking for work and getting those job offers.

To grow in our respective careers, it’s a good idea to know who you really are from a psychological standpoint to see if you're really compatible with your current work.

If you're not a psychology graduate, you probably haven't taken any personality tests yet that can give you an idea who you are. Knowing who you are and what kind of a job you can do will give you a big push towards the right direction. It can help you decide what career path suits you based on your personality type.

Thanks to the power of technology, you don’t even have to spend money anymore to take personality assessments. All you need to do is go online to take reputable personality assessments. Some don't even require registrations after getting the results.

It’s a simple test that can only take a few minutes to accomplish. When the website gives you the result, we suggest that you read through the articles that will be presented to you, email it to yourself or take a snapshot of it so you can have a copy for your own reference.

Here are four (4) reasons why it’s a good thing to find out your personality to help you with your career:

1. Find your best job fit. You will have an idea what specific job/s matches your personality. Of course, this will highly depend on your skills and qualifications as well. The level of happiness and satisfaction in a job varies from one personality type to another.

2. Discover other job alternatives. The test results will provide all other possible jobs that are also a great fit for your personality.

3. Learn more about your potential. You will be able to learn more about the strengths that you were not aware of and eventually capitalize on them to improve your chances of getting a better job or for career advancement.

4. Improve on your misgivings. If your personal test result shows that you lack interaction with other people, you can slowly improve on this especially if the type of work that you plan to get needs this primary skill.

We personally enjoyed taking the personality assessments on this particular site - https://www.16personalities.com. Go ahead and try it. You may end up getting surprised at first, but if you reflect on it you'll eventually realized that it's actually true. That’s the beauty of the personality tests. You'll be able to find out who you are according to scientific studies. Those who take personality tests usually say that it gave them a clearer picture of who they are as a person and made them more aware of how they interact with others.

A year-end evaluation is a performance evaluation process that most companies do. If your current employer just happens not to do it yet, you can do it yourself to realign your goals and to improve on what you are currently doing for work. Evaluate yourself and examine what you've accomplished in the past 12 months. Spending a year with a company is no longer an easy feat for most people these days so this is a great way to size up your achievements.

You have to be honest when doing this. There is no other way that you can get clear insights but by being honest on how you see yourself and your accomplishments. Simply state what you have done so it wouldn’t be difficult for you to fill up a self-evaluation form. If you don't happen to have one, you can list down your minor and major achievements for the past year.

Think higher than what you normally think of yourself. We tend to belittle ourselves especially if you don't want to appear over-confident. Don't ever think that it's arrogant to be confident in your abilities. Being openly honest about your own abilities is a good way to further improve ourselves.

Line up your Achievements, Milestones and Outreach

Start by asking yourself and listing down your answers to this question- "What are the things that I managed to do at work for the month of January until December?" If you're finding it hard to remember all the things you did at work, better start doing it each month this year every time you accomplish a task or project. Everytime that you do, include it in your achievement folder. Tracking all of your achievements in an Excel spreadsheet or journal no matter small they be is the best way to be aware of them especially if you tend to forget them.

Milestones are another thing. These are new accomplishments that you've done which required some enormous effort on your part. Such as big projects or collaborative work with other teams or departments. It may be something that you do even after office hours or a project that you do on top of everything that you usually do.

Last but not the least- your Outreach. What are the things that you did which were not part of your regular job description? These are things that you did to help out a colleague or another department which ultimately helped the organization achieve important projects- and possibly improve the business operations or make the company profit more.

 

What Lies Ahead

After assessing yourself, try to find out what areas in your work life can still be improved or changed to achieve better results this coming year. This is the best time to evaluate those if you need still want to continue what you're doing. Improve or add some beneficial elements to it, or totally create a new plan of action to exceed your accomplishments for the year.

 

Form New Goals

Knowing where you stand will greatly help you create better goals for the coming year. This is precisely the reason for the year-end self-evaluation and perhaps also the reason why so many people fail with their New Year's resolution- they didn't really include it as part of their goals for the year.

This is going to be a breeze if you have been on track in doing your job and additional projects on the side. If you find yourself having difficulty filling up the form that your company provides every year, it's time to develop a new habit for proper self evaluation so you can easily improve yourself and your career every year. It's never too late to start a good habit of Year-End Self Evaluation as long as you give yourself some time to track your accomplishments, plan ahead and line up new goals to accomplish.

We all wish you well this coming year!

When looking for work, we sometimes forget a lot of important things to make it easier. Such as considering if our resume will look relevant for the company & position that we're applying for, knowing who the employer is and what the job requirements are. And most important of them all- our behavior during the interview itself.

We created a checklist for you so you can increase your chances of landing on a job. We suggest that you list it down on your notebook or copy & paste it on your smartphones.

As a Jobseeker, whether it's your first time or not, here are the things that you need to remember:

Before Applying:

  1. Plan your application - where to submit your resume (type of company/position/salary/benefits), what details to include in it and if you'll give them a call to verify the job opening/s or take time to plan your route if want to do some walk-in applications to different employers.
  2. Read and re-write your Resume if needed. Make it appealing to the company that you're applying for. Highlight the skills and work experience that are relevant to the employer and position that you're applying for.

Where to Look for Job Openings:

  1. Consider all available options when looking for a job. You can do it online, referrals (friend or former colleague) or by using traditional materials (prints like newspapers & magazines). 
  2. For online applications, you can go to www.PhilJobNet.gov.ph to immediately search for jobs or by registering first to take advantage of its Job Matching feature to increase your chances of finding a job.
  3. When you've finally seen job openings that matches your job interests, skills & qualifications, see if the employer's job opening actually fits your preferred location and salary first before you apply. You may end up wasting your precious time if it doesn't meet either of the two.
  4. Know more about the company that caught your interest. Find out what business they do and their locations (if they're accessible from your location).
  5. Apply to several companies and not just one. Widening your options is always better than limiting it to just one or two.

Preparing for the Interview:

  1. Get ready for the interview questions- anticipate questions that are related to the job.
  2. Stay calm. Prepare your mind for the interview.
  3. Let the your answers to the questions sound natural. Don't memorize your answers. 
  4. Dress appropriately. Wear business attire (only if needed) or smart business casual which is acceptable for most interviews.

During the Interview:

  1. Arrive early for the interview (ideally 30 minutes before).
  2. Fill up the application form properly.
  3. Remember to smile to everyone that you meet.
  4. Give a firm handshake.

After the Interview:

  1. Stay Positive! Don't worry too much especially if the employer asked you to wait for a few more days to hear about the results.
  2. Patiently wait for the result- even if you have to wait for a call to find out if you got hired. Other employers may not be able to inform you ahead of time even if you got the job. Give them a call if you would like to find out sooner.
  3. If you didn't get hired for a particular job, seize other opportunities that are available to you by moving on to your next job application and keeping all these good practices in mind. Reflect on the possible faults which could have been the reason why you didn't get the job opportunity and remember to avoid them on your next job interview. 

Remember that there are hundreds (or even thousands) more jobs that are waiting for you. There's no harm in repeating this process. Just make sure to assess yourself before applying for another job. Find out the things that you could improve on to have a better chance of getting hired the next time you apply for a job.

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How to Make a Positive Impression During a Job Interview

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We wish you all the best in your job hunting! Please don't forget to register on the PhilJobNet website - www.PhilJobNet.gov.ph.

Bilang mga aplikante sa trabaho, halos lahat naman ay nakakaramdam ng takot o pangamba pagdating sa interview, sa pagsusulit, at minsan sa ibang bahagi ng proseso ng paghahanap ng trabaho. Hindi ito dapat na ikahiya dahil normal ang ganitong mga pangyayari. Ang katunayan ay nakatutulong pa nga ito upang tayo ay makapaghanda ng maayos.

May nakausap kaming aplikante na humingi ng payo sa PhilJobNet dahil natatakot siya sa pre-employment requirements ng mga kompanya. Dahil doon ay naisip namin na isulat ang maikling artikulong ito. Sana ay makatulong ang artikulong ito sa mga tulad niyang natatakot din sa pre-employment requirements.

Pre-Employment Medical Requirements

Para sa mga naghahanap ng trabaho na natatakot sa mga pre-employment medical o drug testing medical requirements, alalahanin na wala dapat katakutan kung hindi ka naman gumagamit ng ipinagbabawal na gamot. Kung sakaling man na makita na mayroon kang karamdaman ay huwag mangamba, sapagkat bibigyan ka naman ng palugit upang magpagaling sa iyong karamdaman at hindi masasayang ang iyong aplikasyon sa trabaho.

Kadalasan ang pre-employment requirements ay binabayaran ng kompanyang nais mong pasukan, ngunit kung hindi man ito babayaran ng kompanya ay marami kang maaaring puntahang klinika na hindi kamahalan ang singil. Lumapit ka rin sa munisipyo ng inyong lugar upang malaman ang listahan ng mga klinika na iyong maaaring puntahan para maka menos sa gastos. Kung kapos naman ang iyong pera para sa pre-employment fees ay maaari kang humingi ng tulong sa iyong mga kamag-anak o kaibigan, ipaliwanag mo lamang ng malinaw sa kanila na kailangan mo ito para makapagsimula sa trabaho.

Hindi natin dapat katakutan ang mga pre employment requirements, lalo na ang medical dahil isang gabay o panuntunan lamang ito upang masigurado na malusog at may kakayahang magtrabaho ang mga papasok na empleyado sa isang organisasyon.

Pre-Employment ID Requirements

Kung umabot ka na sa bahagi na ito ng job application ibig sabihin ay nakapasa ka na sa maraming pasubok na inihain sa iyo ng kompanya at ikaw ay halos tanggap na at kailangan na lamang ng mga papeles na magpapatunay na nararapat kang tanggapin sa trabaho. Dito kalimitan humihingi ng karagdagang Identification ang employers tulad ng NBI Clearance, SSS ID, Pag-Ibig ID at Barangay Clearance. Kung bago ka pa lang sa paghahanap ng trabaho ay marahil magulantang ka sa dami ng requirements na mga ito. Pero sa katunayan ay mabilis na ang pag proproseso ng mga ito. Kung kailangan mo din ng gabay kung paano makakuha ng mga Government ID's ay maari mong basahin at ibahagi din ang impormasyon na makikita sa link na ito - Guidelines on how to quickly secure Government ID's for new 'Jobseekers'

Sa huling bahagi ng paghahanap ng trabaho ang pre-employment requirements kaya huwag mo itong hayaan na maging hadlang para sa iyong matagumpay na pagpasok sa isang kompanya. Hindi dapat ito gawing dahilan upang hindi ka magsimula sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Ang pinakamagandang gawin mo ay isulat ang iyong resume, magbukas ng account sa PhilJobNet at maghanap dito ng mga trabahong iyong maaaring pasukan. 

 

Recruitment events or job fairs are a good way to increase your chances of getting hired but waiting in line is not fun, especially when you have to kill a lot of time and maintain your focus so you can stay sharp at all times. All sorts of things may come to mind, that's why you should consider doing these things to maintain a healthy composure:

 

 

1. Read while you wait. Books, magazines or e-books. It would be better if you could bring a book to read. If you have a reading material about possible answers to interview questions or anything related to job hunting that would be a great option. You could read it while waiting for your turn to be interviewed to refrain from worrying too much or to avoid frustration. A great alternative would be to download an e-book to your smartphone so you no longer have to carry other materials.

2. Write down your possible answers to the questions that you may encounter. Think of possible questions that may be asked. For example, what do you about our company, and how will position yourself as a marketing specialist? Now instead of rehearsing the possible answer in your head, write it down and explain how will help the company or position yourself as marketing professional. You may use bullet points for this so you can remember them more thoroughly.

3. Think pleasant thoughts. When you think about happy events in your life you will be able to think clearly and open many ideas on how you can answer difficult questions that may be asked later in the interview. If you already have previous work experience, try to recall all the events in your work life that you can share given the opportunity during the interview.

4. Rehearse giving out a good smile. Sometimes we forget to smile especially when we are in a tense situation. Avoid giving out a nervous smile. Best way to do this is by smiling at everyone that you meet in the office prior to the person who will be interviewing you. Once you do this you will be able to ditch your nervousness and be at ease during the actual job interview. When the time comes to speak with the interviewer it will be easier for you to do it by then.

5. Avoid listening to music, watching movies or browsing heavily in social media while waiting to be called. You may not be able to hear your name being announced by the recruiter and this may also give you unnecessary distraction.

The best thing to do while waiting for your turn to be interviewed is to stay calm and simply enjoy the experience. Being invited for an interview is already your first step in getting employment.

We noticed that many of our Jobseekers would call the company or the HR department to say that they won't be able to attend their scheduled job interview. While this is not totally wrong it would be great if you can make it at the initial scheduled date of the interview especially if you're the one who requested for appointment time and date. It's okay to reschedule it but only when certain conditions apply. Recruiters spend a lot of time making arrangements for your interview and it is not easy for them to do this. This goes for you as well since interview opportunities don't come and go easily.

There are no written rules and guidelines in attending interviews. In our opinion, the only time that you should be rescheduling your Job Interview is only when one of the following happens:

1. Personal/Family Medical Emergency. This is a valid reason but if only a real medical emergency happens. Besides, you won't be able to focus well if this was the case even if you attended your interview. If at all possible, you should still try to make it at the date and time of the interview. Remember, there are other people shooting for the position you are applying for and you may not be given the same opportunity again.

2. Conflict in schedule. If you badly need to attend to another interview invite and for some reason that it was scheduled at the same time and day. Prioritize the employer who invited you first and make arrangements to adjust your schedule to the other employer.

3. Natural calamities and 'extreme' bad weather. This only becomes valid if the reason why you will not be able to go to your scheduled interview. Recruiters can also validate this through news and even through social media. You may not be the only one cancelling or rescheduling the interview after all.

4. Transport strike or political demonstrations. When there is no way to get to the interviewer's office due to sudden transportations strikes or political demostrations, it's definitely okay to reschedule it. 

You should clear up your schedule and make sure to attend the job interview. Remember, there are other applicants who will be happy to be there to take your place so take advantage of every job opportunity that comes your way and never miss a job interview if possible.

On average, recruiters spend 30 seconds or less reading your resume.  That's why it's a must to pass the 30-second rule test if you want recruiters to consider endorsing you for an interview. Ask these short questions in order to get an easy pass through hundreds of other applications waiting in line:

What job are you looking for?
You need to be definite about what job you want. For example, if you want to work as a marketing associate, you need to include this job title on your resume. It immediately stands out and catches the attention of the recruiter. This saves the recruiter a lot of time so they don't have to read through your work experience just to see what your most recent work experience was.

What value can you offer?
Include your skills and expertise on your resume. The ones that are closely related to the job you are applying for. If you are applying as a welder include your training and experience as a professional welder. Go through the years of experience and special projects that you've accomplished.

What are your strengths?
Whatever job you will apply for you should always include your strengths. The best way to do this is to always make it relevant to the job title. For example, if you're applying as a production operator, you can include this under your strengths: Able to work with minimal supervision because of my ability to read blueprints and engineering schematics.

What is your proof that what you say on your resume is true?
Recruiters would often ask you for proof of work if you applying for a job especially if it is a highly specialized one. Always be ready to provide samples of work or pictures if possible.

Sometimes a demonstration is needed to prove that you are able to perform the tasks that you will be doing on a daily basis especially for work that requires skills and precision.

Being able to list down all the needed skills, abilities, and know how needed for the job would make it easier for you to pass the initial screening of your resume and  will immediately give you an opportunity for an interview.

The uniqueness of the information listed on your resume is your key to passing the 30-second test. When the information on your resume correlates to the desired know-how, skills, and abilities needed for the job you will almost always be able to get a first good impression.

 

Got new skills or career milestones? Make sure that you include it in your resume even if you're not yet actively looking for work. For example, if you recently attended a seminar on how to effectively promote your products on social media, it's definitely going to be a good addition on your resume so make sure that you immediately include it. Doing so will elevate your value in the organization especially if you are eyeing for a promotion in the near future. This can also send out signals to headhunters and your current superiors that you are exerting effort to be better at what you're doing even if you're still new in your field.

You can do updates either on your hard copy, soft copy or on your online resume. Just make sure that you don't miss or forget to do so. It's also important to update your online resume on LinkedIn. Most recruiters now check potential hires in this platform for the companies that they serve. Also, notify all of your contacts when making updates in your profile by enabling it under the notification settings.

Updating your resume is particularly helpful especially once you start looking for a new job. Some employment opportunities suddenly arrive which you'll never know when until it comes knocking. If you update your resume regularly, you greatly increase your chances of getting invited to apply for the job without having to cram about the important skills & experience that you recently acquired. This goes the same way for internal promotions especially if you're looking to apply for a higher position in the near future.

Here are other reasons why you should update your resume regularly:

1. Establish credibility and authority in your field of expertise. Having an updated resume builds a good background that you're well rounded and updated with developments in your industry.

2. It may be a ticket to consulting, part-time or freelance work. Some form of opportunities may come knocking if you have a particular skill or experience that other Employers would need especially if that skill is relatively hard to acquire or there are only a handful of people who has it.

3. When the time comes that you need to look for a new company. Some of us will eventually have to move to another company. If you do not update your resume regularly, you will definitely have a hard time if you only do it after 2 or 3 years of working.

It's always a good idea to update your resume whether to promote yourself or have a better chance at a new job. The benefit comes at a later time once new job opportunities arrive. PhilJobNet offers a great printable resume service that you can easily update. To know more about how you can use this free feature, you may read this article.

 

Believe it or not, there are certain skills that will help you get a job faster. These skills can help you get entry-level jobs in most industries faster than any other skills. Why? Because they are the most sought after skills which can sustain businesses. 

Here are the 3 skills that will help you get a job faster:

1. Language Skills
Whether Filipino or English, it's essential that you're able to communicate effectively with your co-workers and clients. Having this skill will make you a preferred applicant over someone who cannot speak it fluently especially if you have the same level of qualifications. Applicants who are fluent in speaking dialects needed for the business will find themselves able to easily breeze through the hiring process. Learning to speak the language which is commonly used in the industry you're interested to be part of should be the first step in order for you to permanently increase your chances of getting hired. Some even get jobs for their ability to speak in other languages such as Chinese, Spanish or French. 

2. Selling Skills
The art of selling is something that you can bank on. The ability to sell has always been a golden ticket in getting a job. It is one of the most in-demand skill in the business world since companies have products and services that they need to sell. There's a constant demand for good salespeople. Don't worry if you still haven't acquired this skill yet. Everyone can sell as long as you can learn how to properly do it. You may start by reading books about selling and try to practice what you learned. Practice selling products or services that you're really interested in. Your first set of customers can be your family and friends. Try doing it online through social media and see how it works for you.

3. Customer Service Skills
Last but not the least is your ability to help customers. Every business needs great customer service people. If you have excellent customer service skills, you will not have a hard time looking for work. Again, this can be learned by paying attention to what most of us already have, our ability to become sensitive to the needs of people. Hear them out first, set their expectations and provide solutions to their problem- within your means. To become great at this, you should always put yourself in the shoes of your customers and you also need to build genuine concern towards their well being.

If you already have at least one of these skills, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to get hired immediately but it can definitely increase your chance. These are the most sought-after skills by many companies not only in the Philippines but internationally too. They're also not only in demand in BPO's or outsourcing companies, but also with most local companies. Go ahead and master at least one, two or all of these skills and let us know once you get hired for a new job!

We wish you well with your job search!

New applicants are not the only ones who are prone to include unnecessary information and design on their resume. Seasoned employees are also guilty.  By making your resume appealling to recruiters, you greatly increase your chances of getting invited for a job interview.

Here are the common mistakes of some applicants when writing their resume:

1. Providing 'Unprofessional' Email Addresses 
Here are examples of such email addresses- magaling-magdota@gmail.com, gothotlegs@yahoo.com, yourdreamgf@rocketmail.com. Avoid using email addresses that appears funny, arrogant or suggestive on your resume. Best to use an email address that discloses your name like juandelacruz1@gmail.com (first name & last name). After all, you can always create a new one.

2. Including all Previous Work Experience (even irrelevant ones)
To keep it short and simple for the recruiters, you don't necessarily need to include all of your work experience. Consider only including jobs that are related to the job title that you're applying for. Include jobs and describe accomplishments that will help you shine in the eyes of the recruiter. Don't sprinkle your resume with odd jobs that are not related to the job that you're applying for.

3. Too Colorful
If you're not applying as a designer or as an artist, it is best not to put different colors on your resume. Stick with black and white or probably a touch of grey. Putting different colors creates 'likeability' risks on your resume. Those other colors may appeal to other recruiters while others might find it repulsive. Best to play it safe.

4. Too Much Information
Including your character references are okay. Save the space for job experiences or projects that can reinforce your ability to get the job done. You can opt to provide the character reference info before you get the job offer so they can verify your credentials by noting that "Character references available upon request".

5. Use of Fancy Fonts
Comics Sans and Papyrus fonts are now considered as fancy or even boring by most. It's safe to use Arial and most Sans-Serif fonts when writing your resume. Best not to experiment with new or unique fonts since your sole objective in providing your resume is to get the message across that you're a qualified candidate. Readability should be a big factor when choosing your font styles.

For more tips on Resume Writing, you may browse through more topics below:

Resume Writing Tips for first time Jobseekers 

The Importance of having a One-Page Resume

How to Write an Effective Resume 

Start your job search this year with www.PhilJobNet.gov.ph! We wish you well with your job hunt!

 

 


Ang kawalan ng direksyon kung naghahanap ng trabaho ay hindi magandang panimula kung gusto mo lamang matanggap agad. Kung hindi mo alam kung anong klaseng hanapbuhay ang iyong gusto ay malamang mahihirapan kang makakuha ng trabaho o di naman kaya ay magtagal sa isang trabaho.

Kung hindi mo alam kung anong trabaho ang gusto mo, mabuting alamin mo muna ang mga sumusunod:

1. Ano ba ang iyong pinag-aralan?

Ito ang pinakamabisang paraan upang malaman ang tamang trabaho para sa'yo. Base sa iyong pinag-aralan o natapos na kurso ay malalaman mo agad kung ano ang nararapat na hanapbuhay na ugma para sa iyo.

Kung wala ka naman natapos na kurso o degree ay huwag mangamba. Maraming paraan upang malaman mo kung ano ang dapat na trabaho na swak para sa iyo. Kailangan mo lang din alamin kung ano ano ba ang mga bagay na hilig o kaya mo gawin na maari mo magamit upang makapagtrabaho.

2. Saan ka magaling?

Isa ito mabisang paraan upang malaman kung anong hanapbuhay ang dapat sa iyo. Kung magaling ka sa pakikitungo sa mga tao at mayroon kang kaalaman sa paggamit ng computers, o di naman kaya'y marunong ka din magsalita ng Ingles ay maaari kang mag-apply bilang isang customer service representative o tech support agent. Ikaw lamang ang mas nakakaalam kung ano ang iyong mga skills at kung saan ka magaling. Gamitin mo ito upang lalong mas magustuhan mo ang trabaho na iyong papasukin.

3. Ano ang mga pagsasanay o 'training' na mayroon ka?

Kung nagsanay ka bilang isang mekaniko sa TESDA o sa isang training center ay madaling kang makapasok bilang isang mekaniko o helper sa isang talyer. Depende sa iyong mga tinapos na training ang maaari mong pasukang trabaho, kaya ilagay ito sa iyong resume at sabihin ito sa mga nakakausap mong recruters para mas maging madali sa kanila ang pag-hahanap ng saktong trabaho para sa iyo.

4. Ano ang iyong Job Experience?

Hindi na magiging mahirap para sa iyo na maghanap ng trabaho kung ikaw ay may nakalipas na hanapbuhay na maaari pagbasihan ng iyong susunod na trabaho. Pwede maging pareho lamang na trabaho ang iyong pasukan o kaya naman ay nakahanay sa dating ginapanan na tungkulin. Isulat mo din ang mga OJT o di naman kaya'y summer 

5. Ano ang iyong background?

Kung isang anluwagi o karpintero ang iyong ama ay malamang marunong ka rin ng gawain ng isang karpintero. Dahil dito ilang taon ang ginugul mo sa panonood at pagtulong sa iyong ama sa kanyang trabaho. Dahil dito may mga natutunan kang mga kaalaman na nakatuon sa paggawa o trabaho ng isang karpintero. 

Maiiwasan mo ang pagsasabi ng "kahit anong trabaho na lang po" sa tuwing kakausap ka ng isa recruiter o job consultant, dahil sa mga tanong na ating inilahad. Balikan mo lamang ang mga tanong na ito upang maging mas madali para sa iyo ang paghahanap ng trabahong swak sa iyong mga kakayahan.

We know very well how to speak our native dialects. Depending on where we were born and raised, this is our first language will and we use it most when thinking and speaking. But having a second language and being able to speak it fluently (and confidently) will increase your chances of getting hired and give you an edge over those who only know their native language. An ideal second language to speak fluently is the English language since it's widely used for businesses both local and globally.

For many Filipinos, we speak our own dialect and can also confidently talk in Filipino. But it would be best if we can also speak English without hesitation and confidently express ourselves with this language.

Here are a few ways that you can use to enhance your English speaking skills:

Read
Reading is the first thing that you need to do to enhance your English skills. Read relevant news about the industry that you are in. This gives you information about your field and helps you develop your English comprehension.

Watch
Instead of watching sitcoms and primetime shows in Tagalog or any other dialect, its better to start viewing movies or shows in English. This can train you to catch English phrases and words that you can use in daily conversations.

Practice
It's also important that you practice what you have learned, practice writing and speaking in English everytime you have the chance. This will fortify the usage of the language. Remember, it's best to think in English and not with your local dialect to achieve a better flow of thought.

Turn it into a Habit
Take time to write and speak in the English language. If you don't give it a specific time, you won't be able to accomplish anything. Choose a particular time of the day to practice your writing and speaking, give it at least 30 minutes to an hour each day. Make it regular and it becomes a habit.

Track your Progress
Every single day that you read, write, and speak English is a big win for you as an employee or a job seeker. It will move you slowly but surely toward the direction of fluency in the English language. What you need to have is a simple tracker where you will note your reading, writing or speaking activity each day.

Tagalog or Filipino may not be the spoken language in a particular region. But most businesses use the English language as means of communicating with their clients and employees. It is safe to say that if you can speak and write English fluently you have a greater chance of getting hired and possibly get ahead in the company that you are working for. With this being said applicants and employees should strive to be fluent in both written and spoken English. We hope that this article gave you insights and guidelines on what to do to improve your English language skills.

Naranasan mo na ba ang mag apply sa isang trabahong kayang kaya mo naman pero hindi ka pa rin natanggap? Malamang ay kinulang ka din ng isa pang bagay, ang kumpyansa sa iyong sarili. 

Ngunit paano nga ba kung wala kang pananalig sa iyong sariling mga kakayahan? Paano nga ba magkaroon ng kumpyansa sa sarili?

Narito ang iyong mga maaaring gawin upang tumaas ang iyong kumpyansa sa sarili:

1. Isipin mo na kayang kaya mo ang mga pagsubok na iyong kakaharapin sa pag-aaply ng trabaho.
2. Tiyaking handa ang iyong isip sa mga tanong at pagususlit na iyong kahaharapin.
3. Ihanda ang iyong pananamit at siguraduhing komportable ka din sa iyong susuotin.
4. Kailangan din na sapat ang iyong kaalaman at kasanayan sa iyong papasuking trabaho.

Ang pinakamahalaga sa mga ito ay ang iyong pag-iisip dahil dito nagmumula ang lahat ng bagay na iyong makakamit o hindi magagawa. Nasa isip mo ang iyong tagumpay at kasawian kaya kailangan na pangalagaan mo ito.

Ito naman ang mga ilang bagay na dapat gawin upang pangalagaan ang iyong mga iniisip at sa huli ay tumaas ang iyong kumpyansa sa sarili:

1. Piliin ang iyong mga pinapanood sa telebisyon, sinehan, sa social media o sa internet. Kung hindi kapakipakinabang at walang kabuluhan ay mas mabuting huwag mo na itong panuorin.
2. Punuin ang iyong isip ng mga bagay na makapagpapaunlad sa iyo bilang tao at empleyado.
3. Maging positibo sa lahat ng bagay. Mag-isip lamang ng iyong ikabubuti at sa ikabubuti ng iba upang masanay ang pag-iisip.

Kung pawang mabuting bagay ang iyong iniisip para sa iyong sarili at para sa iba ay maganda rin ang lalabas sa lahat ng iyong sasabihin.

Hangad namin dito sa PhilJobNet ang iyong tagumpay sa paghahanap ng trabaho. Huwag mag-atubiling kausapin kami sa pamamagitan ng email, web-chat o sa facebook messenger upang mas higit ka naming matulungan.

Have you ever considered creating different versions of your Resume? If you have different set of skills, abilities and work experience- this may be the best option so you can easily showcase your qualifications to the specific job position that you're applying for.

For example, if you're one of the few who has a diverse work experience such in retail service and office clerical work, it would be beneficial to create two versions of your Resume where you can highlight your work experience for each and explain it detail.

Doing this will help you get you closer in securing an interview appointment for either industry. This is particularly helpful if you are looking for a job ASAP and you're also open to go back in any of the work industries that you were previously part of. You still need to go through the normal process of application but this will help you get to the next step a lot faster.

If you're one the few who have varying work experience, here are a few ways on how to write different versions of your resume:

What to do if you want to include all of your work experience from other industries

1. Be specific with your Letter of Intent. Focus on what you can do for their company. Keep the job title in mind and highlight the responsibilities you carried out from your previous employer/s which can be relevant for the position you're applying for.

2. Make your job descriptions short. Edit your resume and come up short descriptions of what you did for your previous or current employer in such a way that even employers who do not belong to that same industry can easily understand it.

3. Keep it simple. Avoid using technical jargons or terms which are only known to a select few. Explain your responsibilities as simple as possible so hiring managers can easily understand what kind of work responsibilities you had especially if they belong to a different industry.

What to do if you want to minimize work experience descriptions (for a shorter Resume)

1. Remove irrelevant work experience. This is ideal especially if you already have a long list of work experience that may not even be helpful for your application. For example, if you've worked for more than 10 years now and one of your first job was a Service Crew team member in a restaurant- this will no longer be relevant if you're applying for a position as an Engineer or as an Office Clerk. But if you're pursuing a field in sales or customer service, including this work experience may be advantageous for your application since the job requires you to engage with clients.

Keeping these suggestions in mind will definitely help you to get to the next step of your job application- the interview. Believe that you can get a job before you leave the house for an interview appointment and you will be amazed at what positive thinking can do for your job search.

Dilly-dallying is one thing that we need to get rid of because it causes many issues in the workplace. Career Experts say that in order for you to eliminate procrastination, we should always be able to ask ourselves the question- What is my most important task at work?

If you managed to answer this question without exerting much effort, then you're already part of the majority of people who can do what is necessary to accomplish their task and perform it well.

But what if you had a hard time answering it? Then you should immediately consult your superiors so you can make sure that you're priorities are still aligned with what the company expects you to be doing. You could also go back to the work contract that you signed to get a good look at the duties and responsibilities that you originally need to carry out.

By having a clear understanding of your work priorities, you will most likely be able to eliminate distractions and immediately focus on your deliverables- that really matters.

Here are a few proven ways on how to overcome procrastination:

1. Start Slowly. You don’t have to try to finish everything in one go. Do a portion of the task that you need to perform if it's not in your list of priorities and come back to it again once you're done with your urgent deliverables.

2. Start with the least 'likeable' task. Start with the least desirable task and don’t stop until it is finished. It usually is the reason why we delay things because we refuse to do the ugliest task first.

3. Reward yourself once you complete a task. It doesn’t matter what the reward is. What matters is that you're giving yourself a pat on the back. This gives you more reason to accomplish more.

4. Think of the possible outcome when you fail to finish a task. Knowing this will help you move forward and finish the task at hand.

Beating procrastination is not an easy task. We tend to delay things that are important. Being aware that you're procrastinating can immediately improve your performance. When you already know what you need to do and you have good understanding as to the reason why you need to complete it, it will definitel be easier for you to start and complete the task ahead of your usual deadlines.

In your attempt to be transparent while applying for a job, you may end up divulging information that may not really help you land the job that you want. Remind yourself of the importance of securing your private information and only providing it when absolutely necessary.

Here are some of the things of that you can opt not to include on your resume:

1. Your Picture. This is not necessary for most applications. Not unless the company you are applying for is requesting for a photo from all their applicants.

2. Skip the dates (when last revised). Besides being insignificant, it would be better not to put a date on when you last revised your resume just to prevent creating the impression that it's already outdated.

3. Your physical features. Save a lot of useful space by not including your weight, height or any distinguishable physical features. These details will be obtained during medical examinations so there's no real need to provide it.

4. Your 'School' CGPA. It's not a good idea to include your school final grades in your resume not unless it's your first time applying for a job and you need to show that your grades are impressive. Outstanding scholastic achievements such as being a Valedictorian, Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude will definitely shine on paper but only if you're new to the workforce industry.

5. Other 'irrelevant' job experience. Having several work experiences is good but only include the ones that are relevant for the job that you're applying for. If you only have one or two job experiences, you will need to include it too just to show that you at least have a bit of experience working.

6. Skills which don't matter. There is no use putting information that is not relevant to the job you are aiming for. You will just be wasting valuable space on your resume when you include skills which will not be used for the job.

7. Past compensation. Not unless you are negotiating for a higher salary, leave out your previous salary and compensation from your previous employers. Money figures have no place in your resume and most recruiters already have salary rates in mind when hiring people.

8. Character References. You may simply include "Character reference available upon request" at the last portion of your resume and provide it when they need it.

9. Negative facts or comments. These could be simple health problems, negative issues with previous employers or colleagues. It's better to divulge these things verbally or during medical examinations.

10. Your religious or political affiliations. None of these things will help you get a job. This will also prevent any form of bias against your application.

Don't be afraid to skip these things. You're not committing any crime if you do and this will also allow you better explain yourself 'off the record' to prevent misunderstanding between you and your future employer.

The popularity of part-time and home-based jobs are on the rise. More and more people are getting hired to become remote workers while some prefer to do part time work so they can still continue to run their own businesses or pursue their studies.

Home-based jobs are employed by clients or companies from all over the world. There are remote jobs originating from the West (US, UK & Canada) but there also now clients & employers from Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These remote jobs mostly revolve around Customer Service, Online Research, IT Support, Graphic Design and Sales & Marketing.

Working full-time, part-time or home-based each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let's take a look at each of them.

 

Full-time

Advantages:

  1. Bigger take home pay due to 8 hour work day cycle.
  2. More benefits like health care, government contributions for pension, and perks that most employers give their full time employees.

Disadvantages:

  1. Less time with domestic life (family and household).
  2. More stress encountered due to travel time and conditions.

 

Part-time

Advantages:

  1. Work hours are very short that you can still get a second job. Allows you to run your own business or attend school.
  2. Non-Taxable Pay (if salary is below 21,000 pesos monthly).

Disadvantages:

  1. Money and time that you spend traveling to work may not be compensated appropriately.
  2. High possibility of having unfavorable time conditions.

 

Home Based (Work from Home)

Advantages:

  1. More time with family especially if you have children.
  2. Saves time and money since you will no longer have to spend for travelling and food.
  3. Additional savings since you don't have to buy any additional work attire.

Disadvantages:

  1. In most cases, you will need to file your own income tax and government contributions.
  2. Work and domestic life are usually intertwined unless you have a dedicated workspace.
  3. Setting up the home office might be costly (own computer, software & electricity)
  4. Feeling of isolation especially if you don't have other remote colleagues that you can interact with.

In the end, you will decide what's good for you. We can provide you the right information so you can make the right decision for yourself and your loved ones. At Philjobnet we can help you get hired whether it be a full-time, part-time or home-based jobs. Sign up now as Jobseeker at PhilJobNet so you can start looking for your new job.

 

It's quite surprising why only a few people try to acquire skills related to selling when there are so many career opportunities out there for sales positions. Sales is probably the only position that exists for almost all companies since businesses need Salespeople in order to survive and thrive.

Fear probably prevents people from pursuing careers in Sales. They think it's hardwork. They may think that they don't really have what it takes to work as a Salesperson.

If you've given a thought about purusing a possible career in Sales, here's a checklist on what you can do to improve your 'Selling Skills': 

LEARNING

1. Learn the sales processes for major industries. The Automotive Industry will have a different sales process compared to the Tourism Industry.
2. Read books or magazines about 'Sales' to improve their performance. There are thousands of literature written about Salesmanship. Even magazines about entrepreneurship provide great insights about Salesmanship.
3. Take action right away. The world will not wait for you to acquire selling skills. Ask good salespeople for tips. Definitely you might know someone who has a good career in doing Sales.

UNDERSTAND YOUR BUYER

1. Do prospecting to qualify buyers. Not all interested people can buy or are ready to buy. Qualifying involves knowing if your prospect buyer will find your product useful and if they can afford it.
2. Follow up with your clients (who weren't ready yet to buy before). If they're not ready to buy now, maybe tomorrow they will be. Ask how they're doing and if they're ready to avail your services.
3. Listen attentively to customers. It takes less effort and it allows every salesperson to figure out what services and products the customer really needs.
4. Prioritize the NEEDS of the customer. Do not only think about closing the sale for the money. Be sincere about providing services or products that the customer needs and everything else will follow.

CONDITIONING YOURSELF

1. Eliminate negative thoughts and think positively about your role.
2. Keep the sales target in mind each day and work hard every day to achieve the sales goal.
3. Find ways to make your job better and work smart to reach more and more clients.
4. Learn how to handle fear and rejection. Not everyone will be your ideal customer.
5. Be happy about your job. Remember that you're not only helping yourself to reach your sales target. You're providing goods and services that help other people too.
6. Help people. Having an initiative to help people understand more about your services (or other things) is equally gratifying even if they're not ready to buy.

Want to hear the good news? You can learn all of these things easily. All you need to do is decide if you really want to become a salesperson. Take the first step and start learning on how to become a great salesperson before you rush for a job interview. 

Sales jobs are everywhere and the potential for big earnings is enormous for those people who are willing to give it a go. Learn the right set of skills and be committed to reaching the goals that you need on order to succeed in this field.

If you're looking for a job but you've been skipping job opportunities in Sales, you may want to start learning the skills necessary to get a job in the sales department.

Make sure to acquire these skills in order for you to be ready for a career in Sales:

1. Willingness to Learn
Everything starts with the educating yourself. Read books, watch videos, attend seminars or workshops if you can afford it or simply look out for the free videos seminars or webinars about how to sell effectively.

2. Positive Thinking
A good salesperson always thinks positively, force yourself to think positive thoughts. If you find yourself thinking about bad situations reverse it to a positive one. All great salespeople start their day with a positive thought.

3. First Touch
In sales, you will often hear the word prospecting. This is the art of contacting the customer, introducing yourself and the company that you are working for any product or service that you're offering. You have to learn how to prospect to make it in sales. It's the fuel that will propel you to peak the interest of customers that will ultimately buy from you.

4. Patience
Great Salespeople also learn how to be patient and how to be consistent on what they're doing. They continuously do the things that give value to the customer and trust that what you are doing will eventually win customers to purchase your product and service.

5. Acceptance of Rejection
When you call on a hundred customers only ten of them might be interested. And maybe just one or two will end up buying from you. That means that you will have to face rejection more than ninety percent of the time. You have to learn to accept that and be ready to fine-tune your skills and approach.

6. Persistence
You will encounter hardships, difficulties, and obstacles but you must learn to continue to push forward with what you're doing. If you planned to call on a hundred clients in a week's time, you must continuously find ways to call day in and day out in order to meet your goal.

7. Closing the Sale
When you relentlessly offer your product or services to every customer on your list, there will be a few key people who will be interested to get your product. You just need to be extra sensitive to this, you must ask for the sale. There are no shortcuts around this. All you have to do is simply ask the client to purchase what you're offering. Prepare the contract or invoice, and hand it over to the customer for him to sign.

Learning and unlearning things is one of the most important things needed if you plan to pursue this career. Your willingness to learn and unlearn things will help you get a job as a salesperson faster than you think. With proper knowledge, you can start building your skills first in order to land in an entry level job for Sales.

Kapag naghahanap tayo ng trabaho kailangan natin na kumbinsihin ang mga Recruiters na tayo ay tanggapin. Kaya kailangan natin na ipakita ang ating mga kayang gawin, abilidad, kaalaman at kasanayan upang lalong lumaki ang pagkakataon na tayo ay matanggapin sa trabaho. 

 

Kailangan gawin natin lahat ng ating makakaya upang matanggap sa trabaho.

Tulad ng isang magaling na sales agent kailangan na handa din tayo na ibenta ang ating mga sarili sa tuwing haharap tayo sa Recruiter.

Ito ang kailangan nating gawin upang mapadali ang pagtanggap sa atin sa trabaho:

Ihanda ang Isip

Kailangan mo na ihanda ang iyong pag-iisip bago ka magsimulang maghanap ng trabaho. Ang lahat ng bagay ay nagsisimula sa pag-iisip kailangan na mag-isip ng positibo kung maghahanap ng trabaho. Kailangan mo magkaroon ng isang tiyak na layunin, sabihin sa iyong sariling na makahahanap ka agad ng trabaho.

Ayusin ang Resume

Ang iyong resume ang iyong pangunahing magagamit upang makahanap agad ng trabaho. Kailangan na maayos ang mga impormasyon na nakalahad dito at iyong mga kakayahan at abilid na magiging kapaipakinabang para sa kompanya.

Magsaliksik

Alamin ang lahat ng tungkol sa kompanyang iyong nais pasukan. Gamitin ang mga search engines upang malamaan kung ano ang industriya o negosyo kinabibilangan ng kompanya, magbasa ng mga artikulo at iba pang impormasyon na hingil sa organisasyong iyong gustong maging bahagi. Maaari ka rin magtanong tanong sa mga taong nakapagtrabaho sa kompanyang iyong gusto pasukan.

Paghandaan ang Interview

Ihanda ang iyong sarili sa interview. Una kailangan na maayos ang iyong pananamit. Pangalawa, mag-isip ng maaari itanong sa iyo sa interview. Himingi ng tulong sa iyong kaibigan o kamag-anak upang makapagsanay sa pagsagot sa mga posibleng itong sa iyo.

Teknolohiya

Gumamit ng mga makabagong paraan tulad ng email, job portal,  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn at iba pang  teknolohiya upang mas lumawak ang iyong paghahanap.

Referral

Mag tanong-tanong sa iyong mga kaibigan at kamag-anak upang mas mapadali ang iyong paghahanap ng trabaho. Hingan mo sila ng impormasyon kung saan mas madaling makahanap ng trabaho, o kung saan ka maaaring mag-apply. 

Walk-in

Pag pagpunta o pag walk-in ng personal ng sa isang kompanya ng walang abiso ay isang mabisang paraan upang makahanap ng trabaho. Kailangan mo lamang ng lakas ng loob at tiyaga kung gagawin mo ito. Sa ganitong paaraan makakapag sumite ka ng iyong resume sa maraming kompanya, at marahil isa sa mga kompanyang ito ay naghahanap ng isang empleyado na katulad mo.

Ipaalam sa lahat na naghahanap ka ng trabaho

Ipadala mo ang iyong resume sa maraming kompanya, dahil hindi mo alam kung alin sa kanila ang magiging bago mong employer. Banggitin din sa lahat ng iyong kaibigan, kakilala, at kapamilya na naghahanap ka ng trabaho at sabihin sa kanila na kung mayroon silang alam na maaari mong apply-an ay sabihan ka.

Gumamit ng Job Portal

Upang matulungan ka sa iyong paghahanap ng trabaho mabuting gamitin ang opisyal na job portal ng Pilipinas, ang PhilJobNet. Kailangan mo lamang mag sign-in at magrehistro.

Paniwalaan mo ang iyong sariling kakayahan upang makahanap ka agad ng trabaho. Manalig ka at kumilos, mag-apply upang makamit mo ang iyong pangarap na magkaroon ng disenteng hanapbuhay.