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#LoveWins at the Workplace: How to treat your LGBT workmates

The recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States has everyone abuzz on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights on social media. Notably, Facebook showed its support by coming out with the Celebrate Pride Tool that puts rainbow colors on a user's display picture allowing people to show where they stood. While many people's feeds may have been filled with rainbow-colored profile pictures, it was also filled with the rantings of people who were against gay marriage, bar

Where Pinoys Want to Work in 2015

Off the top of your head, what makes an organization a great place to work for? Do you have any company in mind that fits the description to a T?Online job site JobStreet weighs in with the answers, with its recently released 2015 Top Companies Report [http://www.jobstreet.com.ph/career-resources/jobstreet-reveals-top-companies-filipinos-aspire-to-work#.VZOgvBuqqko] . For the second straight year, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Nestle Philippines ranked first and second, respectively, in the l

Cultural quirks: A few reasons why Filipinos wouldn't be hired

In a tight Philippines job market, applicants must do everything they can to stand out. However, standing out does not mean donning peacock feathers to make an impression, both figuratively or literally. It's the little things that count. While there is no distinct "Filipino" quirk that makes some people unsuitable to hire, here are some common cultural habits that could explain why Filipinos wouldn't be hired.Being tardy.Filipinos like to crack jokes about "Filipino Time," which generally me

How to Network If You Hate Networking

Sweaty palms, shifty glances around the room, nervous laughter, and wait, was that some snickering directed at your back? No, you’re not at your 5th grade dance recital nor are you having a dream about standing in front of your class naked. You’re at a networking event, which may be worse than either scenario. Networking is a necessary evil your career needs in order to thrive. Whether you’re at the start of your career or you’ve been around your industry for what feels like a hundred years,

#LoveWins at the Workplace: How to treat your LGBT workmates

The recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States has everyone abuzz on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights on social media. Notably, Facebook showed its support by coming out with the Celebrate Pride Tool that puts rainbow colors on a user's display picture allowing people to show where they stood. While many people's feeds may have been filled with rainbow-colored profile pictures, it was also filled with the rantings of people who were against gay marriage, bar

Where Pinoys Want to Work in 2015

Off the top of your head, what makes an organization a great place to work for? Do you have any company in mind that fits the description to a T?Online job site JobStreet weighs in with the answers, with its recently released 2015 Top Companies Report [http://www.jobstreet.com.ph/career-resources/jobstreet-reveals-top-companies-filipinos-aspire-to-work#.VZOgvBuqqko] . For the second straight year, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Nestle Philippines ranked first and second, respectively, in the l

Cultural quirks: A few reasons why Filipinos wouldn't be hired

In a tight Philippines job market, applicants must do everything they can to stand out. However, standing out does not mean donning peacock feathers to make an impression, both figuratively or literally. It's the little things that count. While there is no distinct "Filipino" quirk that makes some people unsuitable to hire, here are some common cultural habits that could explain why Filipinos wouldn't be hired.Being tardy.Filipinos like to crack jokes about "Filipino Time," which generally me

How to Network If You Hate Networking

Sweaty palms, shifty glances around the room, nervous laughter, and wait, was that some snickering directed at your back? No, you’re not at your 5th grade dance recital nor are you having a dream about standing in front of your class naked. You’re at a networking event, which may be worse than either scenario. Networking is a necessary evil your career needs in order to thrive. Whether you’re at the start of your career or you’ve been around your industry for what feels like a hundred years,

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