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#21 mangjose

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:35 PM

do some research about the company your applying into.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 11:36 AM

enjoy freedom.. preferably 2-3 months or until you can
ask money from the parents. pag nagsimula ang work,
wala na tuloy tuloy na. its like school but a lot more pain
in the a**

pero pag Job interview na, uhmm, after the interview
di ba tatanungin ka, do you have any questions?
ang nabasa ko, magtanong ka tungkol sa job basta
kahit ano na di nakalagy sa Job description.. kasi
nakak create daw ng image na interseted ka talag sa job.

tapos appearance is evrything. job interview ito di sya
gimik. uhmm.. FIRM handshake. it says a lot daw.

un lang naalala ko e.

#23 brawler201

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:24 PM

Get into business...don't think about getting a job, think of how you can eventually give out jobs..

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:51 AM

For newbies, dont think about the first couple of jobs too much as an income source. Think of it as an investment. I would recommend getting a less paying job that has the capability in immersing you in real projects, etc. rather than a better paying job that doesnt teach you anything much. MNCs are good because it gives your experience a bit more credibility.

Para naman dun sa mga experienced na but fishing for a new employer....

<b>- job hunting (information and techniques)</b>

Do not apply for the job if you are unsure if you are qualified!

<b>- job interviews (usual questions and best answers)</b>

Search the internet about interview tips, sample questions and answers, etc. Be prepared for questions that are supposed to catch you off guard like "Tell me about a time when you had to make a judgement call and the decision turned out to be a mistake". Go through your resume/CV and do a mock interview. Practice your answers.

Pay attention to the adjectives/adverbs that the job ad used. Did it say "must be able to efficiently handle concurrent assignments"? Make sure you mention this in your answers... rephrase if necessary.

Always project the impression that you wish to stay in the company and invest years with them. I dont know why some people answer yes to questions like "Do you have plans of moving abroad soon?" or "Do you have any pending applications in other companies?"

<b>- resume</b>

When they ask for a resume, send a resume. If they ask for a CV, send a CV. Also, do NOT include any personal details in them. Companies should NOT require to know them to decide if you are the best fit for a job or not. Personally, I stay away from companies who do these... so unethical and unprofessional. In US its even illegal to ask these and you can actually sue them.

It is a good practice to customize your CV to highlight several things, depending on the job you are applying for and the details in the specific job ad. If the ad is for a Software Engineer for example and requires that you have "keen sense of analysis", then you can maybe put in sa current job description mo... "Part of my responsibilities require me to have a keen sense of analyis"... ok maybe not exactly like that, but you get my point.

- self confidence (what to do when ure oh so nervous)

Youo have to be able to project yourself as being above what the minimum is. Otherwise, you are just like everyone else who applied for this. Sell yourself.

<b>- starting salary and employers</b>

Know the industry standards. Never talk about salary as a monthly compensation. Always... and I mean always make them discuss the annual package. Ask about how much the net would be. Most importantly, ask about potential increases say in 1 year, or 2 years? How does the management reward accomplishments? etc.

If you think they are offering less than the standard, ask them if they think that rate is competitive. In other words, try to move them on the defensive. Maybe the interviewer can throw in some benefits.

<b>- sss, tax, tin, benefits etc etc etc</b>

This is pretty standard. Not a lot of companies offer good benefits. MNCs medyo ok dito.

<b>- freelancer (may money ba dto?)</b>

This can be extremely lucrative... I did this for quite sometime and even registered my own company name to comply with certain requirements with some clients. But you have to have consulting background and experience to pull this off for more than a year

<b>- call centers</b>
Don't treat this as a career

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:09 PM

visit http://jobs.collegegrad.com

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:45 PM

Attending A Job Interview
by Ngeow Yeok Meng
A candidate is successful in job interview if he can convince the interviewer that he is more capable of doing the job than any other candidates. Unless a candidate has established personal networks with the company, a job is usually offered based on the assessment of the candidate's performance during the interview. This assessment places great pressure, both mentally and emotionally, on the candidate who needs the job desperately.

What then, are the criteria for selection in this process?

Successful candidates often manage to select key items from their own experience which show that they can do the job, and will do it better than any of the other candidates. They are the ones who project themselves into the job by asking the right questions, knowing the problems faced in that position, and even offering the solutions to such problems.

Successful interviewers, on the other hand, conduct an interview to find the right applicant to fill a particular job vacancy. They are not trying to trick or trap the candidates, nor are they going to penalise or find fault with the candidates. In fact, they are most relieved if the candidate can convince them that he or she is the right person for the job.

Whether you are leaving your present job, or fresh from campus or school, you should always be prepared for the interview by anticipating questions that will be asked in the interview. Challenging questions, apart from personal details and qualifications, asked by an interviewer to facilitate the process of selection are:

What are your career objectives?
What courses did you take up and why?
What do you do particularly well at school?
Where does your main experience lie?
What are your main responsibilities in your present job?
How much time do you spend on each aspect of your job?
Which aspect of the job do you like most?
What are the main problem areas of your job?
Do you have a solution for that problem?
Why do you want to leave your present employer?
What is expected in your first year if you are offered this job?
What do you want to be doing in five years' time?
How will you benefit from this job?
Are there any people you find difficulty working with?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Why should the company hire you?
The above questions are not standard or model questions but preparing for them will build up your confidence before and while attending a job interview. Avoid using "trial and error" in job interviews, by making mistakes in front of your prospect employer. Tactful answers to the above questions will impress the interviewer and most importantly of all, you will stand out among other candidates to get the job offer and also his confidence in doing the job.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:49 PM

Top 6 interview bloopers

1. Be unprepared. Going to the meeting knowing nothing about the company but its name or having only a vague idea of what the position entails predisposes you to a hasty, unceremonious exit. What’s there to talk about, anyway? Do some background checking before showing up. Being ready also means planning for any contingency. Bring along extra resumes, your portfolio, your references’ contact numbers and your social security or tax number in case you need to fill out an application form.

2. Dress unprofessionally. First impressions can make or break you, so always meet company representatives in your professional suit. Remember this rule even if the employees themselves wear casual outfits. You can follow prevailing in-house fashion after you’ve been hired. You needn’t look like a glossy magazine pinup boy either, but do look neat and clean. Avoid in particular chunky jewelry, loud prints and overpowering cologne.

3. Act uncool. You may be drooling for that job, but do you have to show it? Employers will quickly lose interest in someone who appears desperate for work. It’s also so uncalled for to be self-deprecating or self-apologetic. After all, the employer won’t bother to get in touch with you if you’re not qualified. The best approach: Strive to appear calm and in control, even as you convey warmth and enthusiasm. Smile, maintain eye contact, sit up straight and answer slowly and clearly. Don’t fidget, chew gum or make other nervous movements.

4. Rambling on and on and on. Employers have a hearty dislike for those who over-talk during the interview. They get the impression that you either can’t organize your thoughts, are stalling for time, or are glossing over some inadequacy. The solution: Practice your answers to frequently asked questions and role-play the interview scenario with a friend.

5. Talk money too soon. If it’s your first interview, resist the urge to ask how much you might earn. It shows you’re primarily interested in the salary, not the work. If you prove yourself capable, you’ll get an offer and the chance to negotiate the salary you desire. But while you shouldn’t ask just yet, you must already have a fair idea of what the position should be worth. Include salary matters when you do pre-interview research so that you can haggle well if you do receive that offer.

6. Be too honest. You can be completely candid in the confessional and you’ll feel good afterward. But being totally honest during the interview is courting disaster. For instance, if you’re asked why you left your previous employer, you shouldn’t say that you resigned because your boss is a pain in the neck or the company is the pits. Remember that you’re selling yourself: Couch your replies with care, being mindful to project a professional image at all times.

#28 Ruey Roi

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:08 AM

Schedule na nyo yung Class Reunion
habang may contact nos. pa kayo..

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:46 PM

Study your interviewer.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:47 PM

Study your interviewee.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:24 PM

Forget the vicious cycle chicken & egg jobhunting theory (i.e. before you land a job you need experience, but before you get experience you must land a job) :mtc:

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 04:58 PM

Always carry some tylenol with you. :D

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:10 PM

wag masyado mapili sa trabaho. mahirap maghanap ngayon ng trabaho eh.

#34 joshua_sx1

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:42 PM

Kung maganda ka… use it! :)

Kung pangit ka naman… use your brain! :)

Kung pangit at bobo ka pa… better mag-negosyo ka na lang! :blush:

#35 joshua_sx1

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:43 PM

Kung maganda ka… use it! :)

Kung pangit ka naman… use your brain! :)

Kung pangit at bobo ka pa… better mag-negosyo ka na lang! :blush:

#36 jumborat

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:33 AM

don't be an assh*le to your co-employees.

don't let anyone abuse you.

don't back down from an argument if you think you're right. it's just your first job anyway! :lol:

#37 jumborat

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:38 AM

Get into business...don't think about getting a job, think of how you can eventually give out jobs..

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this only applies for rich f**ks who can ask their parents what they want and gives it to them like giving out candy.

not everyone is God's child.

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:35 AM

study some more. get as much edge as you can.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 09:25 AM

for peeps going in for their first time real job...

from my experience...

1. think of your first job as your stepping stone to a higher/better opportunity.
2. never stop learning, learn to listen and learn to ask, acquire more skills, youll get better chances.
3. commit mistakes, it is good...and learn from them, soon you'll strengthen your decision making.

:mtc:

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:12 AM

this only applies for rich f**ks who can ask their parents what they want and gives it to them like giving out candy.

not everyone is God's child.

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pareng jumborat, why the need to call them "rich f**ks"? why not just "rich people"?
i'm not rich but i don't have anything against them :) its not a sin for them to be rich
peace :thumbsupsmiley:




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