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Archive for March 2011

A Student’s Guide to Shifting Course

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 31 Mar, 2011

Are you really sure you want to shift course? Here are the relevant steps on how you’d change career course to help you out.

Seek advice from experts of your new field. Ask someone you know who practices the profession that you want to have. Know if there is a way you can gain the same job in less time. Ask also for cheaper alternatives to finish the education needed, if there are any. You’d have greater chances, if you’re shifting... continue |
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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Send Facebook Friend Request to Your Boss

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 30 Mar, 2011

Let’s admit it. Facebook is already a part of almost everyone’s hobby, socialization, needless to say, to life itself. With this global trend, it’s so easy to become fond of using facebook features to stay connected with every people you know. But, please not to your boss. You shouldn’t accept facebook request from your boss, or, much more, send a friend request to him. These are the reasons why:

1. You’d get caught, red handed logging on to Facebook during working... continue |
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Career Tip for New Grads: Where to Get Job Experience

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 30 Mar, 2011

“What are your job experiences that makes you qualified for the job?” This question is probably the most asked during job interviews. For experienced applicants, this question gives the chance to show prowess. But for newly grads, this is the most dreaded question. This question would probably bring down, early, the hope of winning the job. Worry no more. Here are some job experiences you can claim for yourself to boost your chances of getting hired:  

On-the-Job Trainings. All college... continue |
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3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Online Interview via Email

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 30 Mar, 2011

Believe me or not, choosing to have job interviews via email or chat is for your best interest. Here are the reasons why:

1. To avoid interview hassles because of sudden slow of internet connection. No one would want mess during their job interview, as it would make your anxiety more intense. Even if you have great answers to job interview questions, you’d have hard time creating a good impression because of the choppy video call. Hence, if you don’t have... continue |
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Job Searching Tips: How to Get a Job before Anyone Else Does

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 30 Mar, 2011

Here are the ways on how to get ahead of the job searching race and win the job you want:

Define the job you want. Cut the chase and save yourself from filtering unwanted jobs. Write a list of what you want in a job. Include your options of location, salary range, job position, especially the task and responsibilities you’d enjoy having. It would also be better, if you’d have specific employers in mind. This way you’d have more defined job... continue |
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What Every Graduate Should Do After Graduation

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 29 Mar, 2011

The graduation season is here once again. It’s the time for celebration after years of study. I hate to break the party, but, by now, you should be aware of the new challenges that await you outside the school premises. After graduation you’d feel the pressure to find a job or run your own business. Feeling overwhelmed with new responsibilities? Don’t worry.  Here are some tips on what graduates should do after graduation, to help you cope with the pressure... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How NOT to LOSS Your Reliable Career Connections (Part 2)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

4.       Don’t share your network’s contact details without permission. If you don’t want to receive hate messages from your networks, never share their number without permission. If one of them receives a spam because of you, the news that you’re giving contacts without prior notice might spread out. Remember, when share their numbers and emails to you, they are also giving you their trust in protecting their personal info. Don’t put their trust to waste. Make it a point that... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How NOT to LOSS Your Reliable Career Connections (Part 3)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

9.       Block badmouthing people online instead of answering them back. There’s no point of talking to a person online if he or she keeps on badmouthing. This kind of people won’t do any good, so it’s useless to spend your precious time to them. You’d only stain your image if you respond to nonsense comments and posts. Just block them and flag them for removal of account.

10.   Don’t forget occasions. Occasions are the most expected times you’d greet your friends... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How NOT to LOSS Your Reliable Career Connections (Part 4)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

14.   Develop a good connection with people in your network. In short, make friends with your career connections. Develop a true friendship. This way your connection will stand trials and misunderstandings, which is common in every relationship. Misunderstandings are common, simply because you are unique and different from others. Nevertheless, friends will accept and value the bond that ties you.

15.   Keep the competitions inside only the office. With the stiff competition in the industry, it is not surprising why there... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How NOT to LOSS Your Reliable Career Connections (Part 5)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

19.   Give your networks options on how to help you. If you want an urgent help, give options on how your career connections can help you. Have in mind that they also have limitations. Respect their limitations if you want to maintain your friendship. In addition, giving them choices will show that you’re also creating efforts to help yourself as much as possible. They won’t say it, but they’ll admire your thinking.

20.   Coordinate well with people who are helping you.... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How NOT to LOSS Your Reliable Career Connections (Part 1)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

On my last post, I’ve shared comprehensive tips on how to gain a good network. However, getting a good network isn’t enough. You have to maintain it, if you don’t want your efforts spilled. People you meet in your career may lose interest in helping you. Hence, on this article I’ll impart how to maintain your career connections.

 1.       Connect with all people you know in your career online. A lot of people nowadays are into social networking. Take advantage of... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How to Get Reliable Career Connections (Part 1)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

With the tough competition nowadays, you’ll need all the help that you can get. As they say, “No man is an island”. This saying is a naked truth in every career. Admit it or not, you’ll need connections. You can use it from job hunting, info searching, career promotions, to getting expert advice. To help you out, here are comprehensive and relevant tips in getting career connections.

1. Get to know people on seminars and other events. Attending seminars and trainings... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How to Get Reliable Career Connections (Part 2)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

4. Embody confidence and dignity. Even if you are good looking people won’t notice you, if you have no confidence. How would you convince people to share alliance with you and trust you, if you have no trust in yourself? Hence, build your self-esteem. You can start assessing yourself by watching yourself in the mirror. Fix your posture. Stand up straight and walk with grace. Walk as if you’re the owner of the path you’re taking. Take effort in creating... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How to Get Reliable Career Connections (Part 3)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

8. Do your job well. Never underestimate the capabilities of “word of mouth” in destroying your chances. Hence, start creating good impression by doing your job well. Career- oriented people won’t like “happy-go-lucky” ones. If you have a good track record in your current job, you’d definitely gain more career allies. They’d be attracted with your secrets of success and skills. Forget about empty boasting. Even if you’re a good liar, they’d eventually know the truth about you. You’d only... continue |
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Quick Networking Pointers: How to Get Reliable Career Connections (Part 4)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

12. Don’t badmouth anyone to anybody. Like what I’ve said previously, never underestimate the capabilities of “word of mouth” in destroying your career. No matter how angry you are and whatever you’ve gone through never degrade people. It may not have consequences at present, but for sure it will rebound on you later. There are a lot of people suffered consequences in their career just because they’ve demean others. If you have disagreement with a person, solve it. Talk to... continue |
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22 Tips on Interviewing the Boss (Part 1)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

You’ve read it right! You can, or should I say, you should assess your prospect boss when you’re on interview. I know it’s a bit awkward to do this considering applicants are the ones after the job. However, you have the right to choose your job and your employer, and therefore the right to evaluate them as well. To guide you in the quest of finding the right job for you, here are some relevant tips in evaluating your boss... continue |
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22 Tips on Interviewing the Boss (Part 2)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011
4.       Think you’re in a conversation not on a pageant’s question and answer portion. Nobody prohibits you to ask during the job interview. In fact, your questions are welcome as its shows your knowledge on the job, as well as your thinking skills, which is a plus on your employment. Moreover, the interviewer gets the chance to assess your level of thinking. Thus, don’t hesitate to raise questions whenever possible. This is a chance for you to know more about... continue |
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22 Tips on Interviewing the Boss (Part 3)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011
8.       Prove at once that you’re the best person for the job. If you haven’t much got time to ask because the job interview is time limited, cut the chase. Prove at once that you’re the perfect job for the job. Hence, do your research before the interview. Know what the employer is looking for. When the interviewer asks you to introduce, include your matching qualifications, your level of experience, your specific achievements at work, and the answers to questions... continue |
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22 Tips on Interviewing the Boss (Part 4)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011
12.   Know the system of your company and where your job fits in the big picture. We all want a glorified job. Thinking you have an important position in the company will give you additional tolerance and inspiration, especially on stressing times.  In addition, the level of importance of a job is also a credit to your job qualification. Generally, all jobs are important as each is a vital component in the company. Nevertheless, the higher your level is, the... continue |
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22 Tips on Interviewing the Boss (Part 5)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011
16.   Determine your work schedule. Whether you’ll going to apply for a regular company-based job, or a home based job; it is relevant that you know the specific schedule. This includes overtimes, breaks, and paid and unpaid day offs. Nevertheless, just ask about overtimes. As I’ve said, the job interview is not the right time to ask about perks and benefits. It’s better to ask them later about breaks, and paid and unpaid day offs when the job is already... continue |
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22 Tips on Interviewing the Boss (Part 6)

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Mar, 2011

20.   Ask why the job is vacant. Like employees, employers aren’t perfect. Some jobs are even hard to withstand. If you don’t want to found yourself trapped in a bad contract, during the job interview, ask the reason behind the job’s vacancy. Good, if the job is just newly established with a new department in the company. However, be alarmed if the job is left for consecutive times within short intervals. Be specific. If ever the job is vacant because... continue |
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