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You’ve done all the right things... You have spent hours combing over every detail on your resume. You have opened up your network, letting them know you are open to new opportunities. You have searched for jobs and applied online. Now you are waiting for that all-important call from the company of your dreams to invite you for an interview.
Eight years is a long time... Or is it? For Iris Rivera, a Team Lead at the TeleTech Novaliches jobs site, it's flown by very quickly. That's how long she has been with TeleTech and has built a career for herself. During my recent trip to Manila in the Philippines, I took a day to make the trek out to the Novaliches jobs site from the Makati EcoPlaza service delivery center. And I'm so glad I did. Iris was one of the passengers I met during the shuttle ride.
For Jovany Perez Sanchez TeleTech means “a place for a professional development.” Before joining TeleTech, Jovany worked as a QA Analyst for more than 3 years. He felt like he had hit the top of his career growth within that organization. After having the same job for more than 3 years, it had become less challenging and impeded him from developing his skills and potential.
"If At First You Don't Succeed, Try and Try Again."
In today’s globalized economy, speaking a second language is no longer a luxury. It is a marketable skill. It has become the key to open windows for better job opportunities and overall well being.
I'm always intrigued when I hear stories of individuals who have left TeleTech and then later returned. There are so many reasons why we may choose to leave a job. Our lives and circumstances change over time. What's interesting is why a person has chosen to come back. This speaks volumes about individual choices and that TeleTech has treated their former employees well.
Writing a resume is never easy and I consider it as one of the most crucial steps in job hunting. In my previous blog post a few months ago, “Job Hunt Tip # 2: Have a Competent Resume,” I listed the essential elements that should be included in your resume. And in this post, I will dig deeper and focus on the common mistakes that people commit during resume writing.
If you enjoy sports like me, you know how important is to practice and workout over, and over, and over again. The effort you put in your training, shows your commitment to being a winner. If you think of yourself as a winner, then you must be prepared. The preparation and personal commitment to your training helps you win the game.
After the long process of writing your resume, submitting online applications and getting invited for a scheduled interview, next in line is the job interview. The resume may get you to the interview, but it's the interview that gets you the job. In my previous blog post, "Job Hunt Tip #4: Job Interview Preparations, I gave you an overview on preparing for the interview. In this post, I focus on a few tips and ideas on winning the employer’s heart in this one last crucial step in the job hunt - The Interview.
Fresh out of college, I explored my career options. At one point in an interview, the recruiter asked, "Why do you think are polar bears white?" I have not searched that on Google at that time so I just gave an answer based on my wild imagination, "To camouflage them in the snow... And to be cute and not be all scary." I got a job offer a week after that. I'm not quite sure if my answer mattered. I turned down the offer for something better, but what puzzled me was I got asked the same question one or two more times after that.