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Ditch the Doormat: Learn How to Say No at Work

No. Such a short and simple word consisting of two letters but somehow manages to leave many people tongue-twisted. A lot of people find it really difficult to say no. Especially for us Pinoys who find it hard to say it out of fear of disappointing people. Instead, we say “maybe”, “we’ll see”, “tignan natin”, and other similar phrases. It’s even tougher to say no in the workplace. If we say no to overtime, colleagues might say we’re too lazy to put in the extra hours. What if the boss asks

5 Internship Problems and What to Do When They Happen

For most of us, an internship is our first brush with the real world. It will probably be your first time to spend an entire day wearing a collared button-up top and a pair of sensible shoes. You imagine eagerly going to work 15 minutes early. You can’t wait to get in there and get a head start on your career. And then you get there. Quickly, you realize your internship isn’t exactly what you expected it to be. Frankly, it’s kind of disappointing. Reality check, kid, you’re at the bottom of t

How a College Dropout Found Success Without a Diploma

Everyone knows the supposed formula to success: go to college, get good grades, graduate, get a good job at a huge company, work, work, work, and then retire when you’re 60. Everyone knows this formula, but sometimes it doesn’t work for everyone. Some people – whether out of choice or out of uncontrollable circumstances - break the rules and skip out on a step or two. Sure, we’ve heard stories about people like Mark Zuckerberg breaking the rules and becoming successful but can a regular pe

How this young Filipina got her job in New York's fashion industry

Meet Dana Sy, a young Filipina working in New York. Dana is where a lot of us want to be right now, working in beautiful New York, independent, exploring what life outside the country has to offer her. How did she do it? In this Q & A with Kalibrr, she gives us a little insight into what it's like to work in the Big Apple.Tell us a little bit more about yourself.I studied in the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in fashion merchandising and minor in economics after graduating f

Ditch the Doormat: Learn How to Say No at Work

No. Such a short and simple word consisting of two letters but somehow manages to leave many people tongue-twisted. A lot of people find it really difficult to say no. Especially for us Pinoys who find it hard to say it out of fear of disappointing people. Instead, we say “maybe”, “we’ll see”, “tignan natin”, and other similar phrases. It’s even tougher to say no in the workplace. If we say no to overtime, colleagues might say we’re too lazy to put in the extra hours. What if the boss asks

5 Internship Problems and What to Do When They Happen

For most of us, an internship is our first brush with the real world. It will probably be your first time to spend an entire day wearing a collared button-up top and a pair of sensible shoes. You imagine eagerly going to work 15 minutes early. You can’t wait to get in there and get a head start on your career. And then you get there. Quickly, you realize your internship isn’t exactly what you expected it to be. Frankly, it’s kind of disappointing. Reality check, kid, you’re at the bottom of t

How a College Dropout Found Success Without a Diploma

Everyone knows the supposed formula to success: go to college, get good grades, graduate, get a good job at a huge company, work, work, work, and then retire when you’re 60. Everyone knows this formula, but sometimes it doesn’t work for everyone. Some people – whether out of choice or out of uncontrollable circumstances - break the rules and skip out on a step or two. Sure, we’ve heard stories about people like Mark Zuckerberg breaking the rules and becoming successful but can a regular pe

How this young Filipina got her job in New York's fashion industry

Meet Dana Sy, a young Filipina working in New York. Dana is where a lot of us want to be right now, working in beautiful New York, independent, exploring what life outside the country has to offer her. How did she do it? In this Q & A with Kalibrr, she gives us a little insight into what it's like to work in the Big Apple.Tell us a little bit more about yourself.I studied in the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in fashion merchandising and minor in economics after graduating f

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