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How my Ateneo org life led to job hunt success

If there’s one thing I have learned in the past few months of job hunting it's that extra curricular activities really do go a long way. Of course interviewers look at your course, your internship, your personality, your achievements, and all that jazz. But in interviews, one thing I find myself dwelling on and being asked about is my organization experience in Ateneo. There's a lot of truth to the advice that besides having honors or various achievements, it’s important to immerse yoursel

What You Need to Know About Company Culture Before Saying 'Yes' to That Job Offer

When looking for a job, people often consider the following factors: the company’s reputation, the position’s suitability, salary and benefits. Job hunters often overlook one other crucial aspect: the culture of the company you want to work for. At first glance, it doesn’t seem to be as important as your salary or position, but in truth, it influences all the other things you look for in a company. What is company culture in the first place? It’s the shared goals, values, beliefs, habits,

5 Things I Didn’t Expect When I Moved Away from the Philippines

When I first decided to move to the United States for a job opportunity, a lot of people told me “ang tapang mo naman!” I didn’t understand at first. I equated courage with saving a life, serving your country or surviving a fatal disease. Moving abroad to follow my dreams didn’t seem like a big deal. While I still wouldn’t say that I was brave, I can say that there is a certain amount of gutsiness involved in packing up your entire life and moving thousands of miles away from home. The tho

On your #WorkOOTD: Why a daily 'uniform' is a great idea for productivity

Coming from a university where people are encouraged to dress to their own personality, dressing up for a job can be pretty confusing. As for someone who has worked for a corporation where there is a strict dress code, I have realized that having your own personal uniform can help in making life easier and less of a hassle. Of course when I say your own personal uniform, I don’t mean literally buying five pieces of one item and wearing those every day; what I mean is having your own color

How my Ateneo org life led to job hunt success

If there’s one thing I have learned in the past few months of job hunting it's that extra curricular activities really do go a long way. Of course interviewers look at your course, your internship, your personality, your achievements, and all that jazz. But in interviews, one thing I find myself dwelling on and being asked about is my organization experience in Ateneo. There's a lot of truth to the advice that besides having honors or various achievements, it’s important to immerse yoursel

What You Need to Know About Company Culture Before Saying 'Yes' to That Job Offer

When looking for a job, people often consider the following factors: the company’s reputation, the position’s suitability, salary and benefits. Job hunters often overlook one other crucial aspect: the culture of the company you want to work for. At first glance, it doesn’t seem to be as important as your salary or position, but in truth, it influences all the other things you look for in a company. What is company culture in the first place? It’s the shared goals, values, beliefs, habits,

5 Things I Didn’t Expect When I Moved Away from the Philippines

When I first decided to move to the United States for a job opportunity, a lot of people told me “ang tapang mo naman!” I didn’t understand at first. I equated courage with saving a life, serving your country or surviving a fatal disease. Moving abroad to follow my dreams didn’t seem like a big deal. While I still wouldn’t say that I was brave, I can say that there is a certain amount of gutsiness involved in packing up your entire life and moving thousands of miles away from home. The tho

On your #WorkOOTD: Why a daily 'uniform' is a great idea for productivity

Coming from a university where people are encouraged to dress to their own personality, dressing up for a job can be pretty confusing. As for someone who has worked for a corporation where there is a strict dress code, I have realized that having your own personal uniform can help in making life easier and less of a hassle. Of course when I say your own personal uniform, I don’t mean literally buying five pieces of one item and wearing those every day; what I mean is having your own color

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