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4 questions to ask yourself before quitting

Millennials (yes that probably includes you) are entering the workforce in droves. At least half of the Philippines' millennial population, people born from the early 1980's to the early 2000's, are already of working age. With young employees like these come unique problems like high attrition [http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2011/11/22/whos-at-fault-for-high-gen-y-turnover/] . Millienials usually leave their first job within just two years of joining. This probably sounds just like

Moving out: Expectations versus reality

In the Philippines, moving out is usually something only newlyweds do. More often than not, children stay with their parents even when they are no longer children and that's totally okay. Family is important and it always will be. If you're reading this though, chances are, you've started to think about what it would mean to be independent. What's going to happen when you step out of the nest? Is living on your own something you can handle? As it's romanticized by U.S. sitcoms and movies, liv

5 mistakes fresh grads make at the start of their careers

Recently, Facebook’s “On This Day” tool reminded me of a favorite quote I posted as a status message a year ago. The quote is from John Maxwell and it reads, “It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others' successes.” Reading this quote got me thinking about all the times in my career, when I made, fortunately, small mistakes at work. Much of these mistakes - or as I would put it, “learning opportu

#LunchBreak: Affordable, yummy eats at UP Diliman Area 2

Thinking of where to spend your next #lunchbreak? If you're in the Diliman area, why not go to the green and breezy haven that is University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman? The campus is famous for its precious hole-in the wall restaurants - from Mang Larry’s Isawan to Rodic’s Diner to the Chocolate Kiss Cafe. All of these are cheap yet delicious finds that students, faculty, and visitors to the campus seek and thrive on. If you're looking for something to really spice up your work day

4 questions to ask yourself before quitting

Millennials (yes that probably includes you) are entering the workforce in droves. At least half of the Philippines' millennial population, people born from the early 1980's to the early 2000's, are already of working age. With young employees like these come unique problems like high attrition [http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2011/11/22/whos-at-fault-for-high-gen-y-turnover/] . Millienials usually leave their first job within just two years of joining. This probably sounds just like

Moving out: Expectations versus reality

In the Philippines, moving out is usually something only newlyweds do. More often than not, children stay with their parents even when they are no longer children and that's totally okay. Family is important and it always will be. If you're reading this though, chances are, you've started to think about what it would mean to be independent. What's going to happen when you step out of the nest? Is living on your own something you can handle? As it's romanticized by U.S. sitcoms and movies, liv

5 mistakes fresh grads make at the start of their careers

Recently, Facebook’s “On This Day” tool reminded me of a favorite quote I posted as a status message a year ago. The quote is from John Maxwell and it reads, “It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others' successes.” Reading this quote got me thinking about all the times in my career, when I made, fortunately, small mistakes at work. Much of these mistakes - or as I would put it, “learning opportu

#LunchBreak: Affordable, yummy eats at UP Diliman Area 2

Thinking of where to spend your next #lunchbreak? If you're in the Diliman area, why not go to the green and breezy haven that is University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman? The campus is famous for its precious hole-in the wall restaurants - from Mang Larry’s Isawan to Rodic’s Diner to the Chocolate Kiss Cafe. All of these are cheap yet delicious finds that students, faculty, and visitors to the campus seek and thrive on. If you're looking for something to really spice up your work day

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