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on looking for a job... take note also of what kind of company you are going into... try to do some research on them... if they are included in the top 1000 companies...


this is to ensure that your employment can last long for how long you like because the company is stable...it also impresses the interviewer if you know something about their company...


Also, take a closer look at their office and building... because chances are you're gonna spend years in this establishment... try to feel if the working environment is alright with you...

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In an inTerviEw...

Q: Tell me something more about yourself

A:It's now the time to sell yourself. Indicate few more things not found in ur resume.

Here are some things you may brinG uP:

-reasOn(S) you toOk uP uR couRse

-eNumeraTe thinGs oR activiTies thaT maY moTivatE yOu

-desCribe uRseLf in a veRy feW wOrds to giVe your inTervieWer an inSighT oF whO yOu aRe.!

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*Where and How Do I Look For A Job?

-Participate in university sponsored job fairs.

-Search via the “web”.

-Patiently walk through the classified ads.

-Ask referrals from people you know.

-Go old school: Be one of the many “walk – in” applicants.

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Many things really depends on the kind of job you want. So we assume that you really want the job because it is the job you like; the first thing is to show that you know at the least a bit about the job itself and also the company you are applying with. Know what you want in your career and how this "prospective job" fits into that plan. This is all part of preparing for the interview.

Come to the meeting on time, be neat and talk clearly and to the point. There is no sense in wasting each other's time. You may end up pissing people off with all the talk that is non-essential. Depending on who you are interviewing with, the rigidity of the flow will change. The HR people does the first line interview. Their job is to screen basic qualification and personality, usually. They usually tend to be more generous as they need to present more than one candidate to their seniors for the job. The more difficult one would be the Head of the department that you may or plan to join. He/She will only need to choose one.

In my experience, having done well in school is always a plus factor. It shows diligence and hard work put in. It may not be as important for certain jobs where personality and being "marketing" oriented is a plus factor than an "A" in accounting. It all depends on the job.

It is good to talk about your "accomplishments". Working your way through college and not having to rely on parental scholarship. Te summer job you took and what is was all about. Your being a leader in school vs a follower. The extra curricular activities you did while in school. Talk about this as you see how they fit to the job.

Hope it helps.

It has been sometime since I have done serious interviewing for applicants and I usually make up my mind after 15 minutes. The next 30 minutes is just a confirmation of the impression.

Lastly I was told companies are finding it hard to have qualified applicants taking good serious corporate jobs. Somehow the pay in call centers has become more important than a career in say Investment Banking.

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my tips:


have someone look at your resume. keep it short, and remove any references to anything you did in elementary or even in high school, unless these are really of note.


dont put your hobbies, or even height or weight. this is not a slum book or a friendster survey. unless you are really pretty/handsome there is no point putting in physical statistics, or risking you get rejected based on looks.


write a cover letter to accompany your resume. include what position or department you are looking to apply. if you cant specify these, then you probably have no business applying to that company.


use a 'normal' e-mail address for applying. anything that looks like an mtc handle will probably create a bad impression to employers.

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tip for the new grads... allow yourself to rest for at least 3 months... it's like a gift to yourself for completing 14 or more years of school... that is if you can financially afford the rest... for those who can't, that is a different story.

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share naman kayo ng tips, do's and dont's, and views about :


- job hunting (information and techniques)

If you are dead set on practicing what you took up in college, it is essential that your credentials give you an edge over other applicants in the same field, because it is likely that your preferences will limit the choices available to you. On the other hand, if you are open to exploring other opportunities, your chances of getting hired will increase exponentially. Oftentimes, people do not know the career they will be happy with until they have exercised their options.

- job interviews (usual questions and best answers)

General questions typically explore nothing related to the job but your ability to communicate. Apply with the least-preferred employers first; by the time you reach the top of your list, your experience will enable you to tackle the interview more effectively.

- resume

Ascertain the requirements for the job you are applying for and reflect your qualifications in the resume. Keep it simple.

- self confidence (what to do when you're oh-so-nervous)

Gain adequate experience in the application process before going for your target employer.

- starting salary and employers

The salary is usually discussed upon being accepted for the job (if it was not already posted in the want ad.) If your prospective employer is not an established company or is new in the industry, you will have to rely on your better judgment. Gather information on them from reliable sources.

- sss, tax, tin, benefits etc etc etc

Most companies already facilitate the maintenance of employees' SSS and TIN records, as well as the filing of income tax. Benefits are made available to regular employees.

- freelancer (may money ba dito?)

Yes, but demand for this is either seasonal or irregular. You'll rely heavily on volume to make up for the slack.

- call centers

Competitive compensation package, career growth, refinement of communication skills, no age limit. A good place to start for new graduates, as well as a viable fall-back for those who are in-between jobs (if one is amenable to working odd hours.)

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take BS Nursing as a second course. :thumbsupsmiley:


If you came from those school that mass produced computer programmers, computers scientist, computer engineers etc., it is most likely that you will not have a chance to practice what you have learned in college. You will come to the realization that you had just wasted your time and your parents money, so another suggestion of mine is to enroll yourself in those shortcources on how to become a good customer service operator or something or enroll yourself in a medical transcriptionist course.

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1.0 be polite during interview.wag mayabang.first impression matters.

2.0 dress appropriately.

3.0 dont slouch.sit upright but not too stiff.

4.0 smile.this gives an impression that you're confident on your answers.

5.0 be at least 5 minutes early for your scheduled interview.

6.0 dont rush in answering questions.think about them carefully before answering. some of them questions to throw you off balance.

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once you are are done with academics, prepare your self for the real world. its a jungle out here. think first before doing something. hindi na ito tulad ng school na may summer courses option to do things right once magloko ka sa mga decisions mo during the regular semester. one false move and it could mean your entire career. here you are actually going to do something for your self , that is to earn a living. no need to rush at the start of your career. whatever position you will get, make the most of it. learn everything that you can. it is an investment that will pay off eventually if you strive for it. if you are looking for a fat paycheck and you are just a new graduate, 95% of the time, it aint gonna happen. stop dreaming. just like what i've said from the start, this is the real world.

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