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I’m guilty of being an internet junkie. I belong to a generation driven by information readily available on the world wide web and anything is easily accessible as long there’s a stable internet connection. I have read more articles, researches, and headlines online more than I have ever done on print media and if you are reading this blog, you have to agree with me that the internet is a big part of mankind today. We use it to get the latest news, exchange ideas, reconnect with people, find a job and the list goes on. But do you know how to be safe on the internet and use it with protection for your own identity and information?
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.
For the past few days, I have read a lot of articles saying that money is not the most important thing in this world. We need money to buy things that can help us survive each day but it is incomparable with what some intangible things can bring to the table. Love, belongingness, and appreciation are only a few things that people also desire which for me personally are just as important as money is.
Integrity is on the founding values of TeleTech. A good foundation of a healthy and positive career life is built in honesty and integrity. Mahatma Ghandi said, “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” I agree that honesty begets happiness and contentment that will make your everyday life fun and worthwhile. We can achieve that target if we embrace the idea of living a truthful life at all times. On the other hand, lie begets guilt. Living under the nose of lie is just so hard. You can’t sleep at night or look another person in the eyes. You always have qualms in yourself and that heavy feeling in the conscience. Life couldn’t be normal and you don’t want that in your life. Since our work place automatically becomes our second home and our co-workers become our second family, we need to establish a good relationship with them to be able to work harmoniously with them.
You have prepared a winning resume, pep-talked yourself to boost confidence, and you're ready to become an employee. Now comes the job search. The most common way for people start their search is by scanning the job boards or newspaper classifieds. It is quite easy to look for one, if you know what to look for. We all have an idea of our idea job in mind, like a call center job, but the job searchdoes not end there. When I go through job ads, I usually have top three things to consider: the location, the compensation and benefits, and the company and its culture. Not all companies advertise their compensation package and culture, but it is nice to know I have the privilege of starting my search with what's closest to my home.
The long awaited holiday season is upon us and I know for sure a lot of people are excited to spend their time with family and friends. During the holidays, there are festivities and events, delicious food and drink, and all types of fun and merriment. Unfortunately, all of this extra excitement and extra calories causes many to gain weight.
This is part two of the job hunt tip series and this time, I am going to tackle another portion of the preparation process for job hunting. Just to refresh your memories, the first one tackles about doing research for applicants to have an overview about the jobs available for job seekers (Here is the link for your reference Job Hunt Tip # 1: Research!).
I've been called by others an 'expert in'... online recruitment, digital advertising, social media... and more... but I do not believe that there is such a thing as a fully developed 'expert.' In today's ever-evolving digital world, there are only those that happen to have been exposed to more than others in that particular field. We build knowledge, wisdom, experience through life-long learning. I prefer to call myself a 'perpetual student.' As it implies, I believe I am only as good as my knowledge and skills are today. Things might change tomorrow... or maybe even better... things WILL change tomorrow. It's not that I feel that I have to keep up with the Joneses. Learning is just a way of life for me. I am inquisitive. I like learning new things. I like exploring new technologies. I believe that if you are the one to see a problem, rather than complain about it, you should be a part of the solution. I know that everyone and every experience I encounter has something to teach me.
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