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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

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

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

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

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