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I’m guilty of being an internet junkie. I belong to a generation driven by information readily available on the world wide web and anything is easily accessible as long there’s a stable internet connection. I have read more articles, researches, and headlines online more than I have ever done on print media and if you are reading this blog, you have to agree with me that the internet is a big part of mankind today. We use it to get the latest news, exchange ideas, reconnect with people, find a job and the list goes on. But do you know how to be safe on the internet and use it with protection for your own identity and information?
Are you prepared to move up to another level and get a new job? You can either 1) conduct your job search while still employed; or 2) quit your job before searching for a new one. Experts suggest though that searching while still employed gives you a competitive edge rather than filing your resignation before searching for a new career.
One of the most frequently asked question on our Philippines Facebook page that I encounter, is what to wear on an interview at TeleTech. Well, as the saying goes "First impressions always last." It is especially true in the interview. Contrary to the usual belief, good personality, witty answers, outstanding academic records and work history are not the only factors that contribute in impressing your potential employer. The core foundation of a successful interview is showing your interviewer that you have what it takes to be a part of their company or industry. Before you gain their attention, you have to be able to make a statement. And that is showing them that you are not only professional in the inside but as well as the outside. According to psychologists, you have just a fraction of a second to make that first impression.
Your job search is like a job in itself. You spend hours writing and editing your resume, then time networking and completing online applications, then finally you get the call… A company wants to schedule you for an interview. This is where your preparation really counts, because no matter how much time you’ve spent on all of the other steps, it’s the interview that will finally secure you that offer of employment (or not). So before heading out the door for your much awaited interview, you might want to consider a few things.
I've been called by others an 'expert in'... online recruitment, digital advertising, social media... and more... but I do not believe that there is such a thing as a fully developed 'expert.' In today's ever-evolving digital world, there are only those that happen to have been exposed to more than others in that particular field. We build knowledge, wisdom, experience through life-long learning. I prefer to call myself a 'perpetual student.' As it implies, I believe I am only as good as my knowledge and skills are today. Things might change tomorrow... or maybe even better... things WILL change tomorrow. It's not that I feel that I have to keep up with the Joneses. Learning is just a way of life for me. I am inquisitive. I like learning new things. I like exploring new technologies. I believe that if you are the one to see a problem, rather than complain about it, you should be a part of the solution. I know that everyone and every experience I encounter has something to teach me.