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This Is What It Was Like To Interview Imelda Marcos

If you were given a chance to interview the most notorious woman in Philippine history, how would it make you feel? Excited? Anxious? Would you start to hyperventilate and throw up? Well, if you were 16, innocent and a bit naive, perhaps those mixed emotions I mentioned wouldn't be that difficult to comprehend. In an article fromRappler [http://www.rappler.com/rappler-blogs/122087-interview-imelda-marcos], writer Marguerite de Leon [http://www.rappler.com/authorprofile/marguerite-de-leon] des

3 Important Career Lessons That School Didn't Teach Us

Experiencing the ups and downs of your career, or just life in general, is normal. If your career is going absolutely great right now, there will be days when you find your thoughts constantly wandering off to some ideal job or life that you don't crave yet. Somewhere or something that won't make you feel stuck, trapped, or worse, lost. I get it, you're afraid that this is all there is to it. But let me tell you something—and you might want to pass this on to your younger and present self—it wi

4 Tips on Making Friends at Your First Job

In school or university, having abarkada makes all the stress easier to manage. Having a group of friends (or even a single true friend) to relax with when the work is done, or to support you when times get tough, is crucial for any student. This particular sense of belonging is just as important once you get in the corporate world. Of course, your friends from college will always have a special place in your life, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't make real friends at work. More often than

How To Stay Sane While Waiting For A Company To Call You Back

Throughout the job search, the wait is an unavoidable state. After you send out your job applications, you have to wait for someone to call you for an interview. When you are at an interview, you have to wait for your turn. Once you've finished the interview and all the requirements, you have to wait, or hope rather, for an offer. Some waits are short like waiting in line while others are a little more prolonged. With each passing second of every kind of wait, however, you are pushed ever so sli

This Is What It Was Like To Interview Imelda Marcos

If you were given a chance to interview the most notorious woman in Philippine history, how would it make you feel? Excited? Anxious? Would you start to hyperventilate and throw up? Well, if you were 16, innocent and a bit naive, perhaps those mixed emotions I mentioned wouldn't be that difficult to comprehend. In an article fromRappler [http://www.rappler.com/rappler-blogs/122087-interview-imelda-marcos], writer Marguerite de Leon [http://www.rappler.com/authorprofile/marguerite-de-leon] des

3 Important Career Lessons That School Didn't Teach Us

Experiencing the ups and downs of your career, or just life in general, is normal. If your career is going absolutely great right now, there will be days when you find your thoughts constantly wandering off to some ideal job or life that you don't crave yet. Somewhere or something that won't make you feel stuck, trapped, or worse, lost. I get it, you're afraid that this is all there is to it. But let me tell you something—and you might want to pass this on to your younger and present self—it wi

4 Tips on Making Friends at Your First Job

In school or university, having abarkada makes all the stress easier to manage. Having a group of friends (or even a single true friend) to relax with when the work is done, or to support you when times get tough, is crucial for any student. This particular sense of belonging is just as important once you get in the corporate world. Of course, your friends from college will always have a special place in your life, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't make real friends at work. More often than

How To Stay Sane While Waiting For A Company To Call You Back

Throughout the job search, the wait is an unavoidable state. After you send out your job applications, you have to wait for someone to call you for an interview. When you are at an interview, you have to wait for your turn. Once you've finished the interview and all the requirements, you have to wait, or hope rather, for an offer. Some waits are short like waiting in line while others are a little more prolonged. With each passing second of every kind of wait, however, you are pushed ever so sli

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