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The Top 3 Skills Call Centers are Looking for in their Next Hire

Despite the fact that the business process outsourcing (BPO) is booming in the Philippines and there are call centers left and right in the country's major cities, doesn't necessarily mean you can get in just like that. The BPO industry wouldn't rise here if Filipinos weren't good at what they did so as a hire, there is a standard you are being tested against. Here are a few skills you have to brush up on and improve if you really want that job and more importantly, if you want to do the j

The Rewarding Truth Behind Being a Public School Teacher with Teach for the Philippines

Teacher-Fellow at Teach for the Philippines, Danna dela Cruz shares her story with Kalibrr.How did I become a Teacher-Fellow?I first learned about Teach for the Philippines [http://www.teachforthephilippines.org](TFP) because of my college friend, Olivia. She told me that we should apply together because she knows that I wanted to teach and TFP’s 2 year program sounds interesting: a Summer Institute comprised of teacher trainings and an 18 units of Education. I applied for Teach for the Phili

Moving to Makati? Why and Why Not, As Told by City Residents

Have you ever wondered how different your daily grind would look like based on the area you chose to live in or move into? It may be a thought worth reflecting on. Perhaps each of us, at one point or another, has been in this situation before: You can be a valued contributor in your company but your travel time to and from work may be the equivalent of watching a Mission Impossible film. By the time you get to work, it takes time to get back lost energy – and lost time. The quality of the

Top 10 Cathartic Things to Do and Think After a Bad Job Interview

Trying to figure out what goes on in the head of an interviewer during a job interview is difficult. It's even more difficult when the interview is a horrible one. Horrible interviews are those that make you want to squirm in your seat, make you want to vomit on the spot, and run away from the room. Worst case scenario, the interviewer could be pretty mean or cut you off. Sometimes interviewers even tap on their phones as you try to market your personality and your skill set. I've even hea

The Top 3 Skills Call Centers are Looking for in their Next Hire

Despite the fact that the business process outsourcing (BPO) is booming in the Philippines and there are call centers left and right in the country's major cities, doesn't necessarily mean you can get in just like that. The BPO industry wouldn't rise here if Filipinos weren't good at what they did so as a hire, there is a standard you are being tested against. Here are a few skills you have to brush up on and improve if you really want that job and more importantly, if you want to do the j

The Rewarding Truth Behind Being a Public School Teacher with Teach for the Philippines

Teacher-Fellow at Teach for the Philippines, Danna dela Cruz shares her story with Kalibrr.How did I become a Teacher-Fellow?I first learned about Teach for the Philippines [http://www.teachforthephilippines.org](TFP) because of my college friend, Olivia. She told me that we should apply together because she knows that I wanted to teach and TFP’s 2 year program sounds interesting: a Summer Institute comprised of teacher trainings and an 18 units of Education. I applied for Teach for the Phili

Moving to Makati? Why and Why Not, As Told by City Residents

Have you ever wondered how different your daily grind would look like based on the area you chose to live in or move into? It may be a thought worth reflecting on. Perhaps each of us, at one point or another, has been in this situation before: You can be a valued contributor in your company but your travel time to and from work may be the equivalent of watching a Mission Impossible film. By the time you get to work, it takes time to get back lost energy – and lost time. The quality of the

Top 10 Cathartic Things to Do and Think After a Bad Job Interview

Trying to figure out what goes on in the head of an interviewer during a job interview is difficult. It's even more difficult when the interview is a horrible one. Horrible interviews are those that make you want to squirm in your seat, make you want to vomit on the spot, and run away from the room. Worst case scenario, the interviewer could be pretty mean or cut you off. Sometimes interviewers even tap on their phones as you try to market your personality and your skill set. I've even hea

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