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A rainy day is bad news for just about anyone who has plans of going out. Students with their shiny new shoes, families doing errands, and the eager applicant who has been waiting to hear two words sweeter than cherry pie, “you’re hired.” In the Philippines, I have lived my entire life with the reality of the rainy season. Whether you’re a fresh graduate full of optimism, or you’re simply just trying out your luck in the corporate world, here are some tips to help you get closer to that call center career and avoid going home with a wet resume in your hand when applying during rainy season.
You’ve done all the right things... You have spent hours combing over every detail on your resume. You have opened up your network, letting them know you are open to new opportunities. You have searched for jobs and applied online. Now you are waiting for that all-important call from the company of your dreams to invite you for an interview.
Since matriculating more than five years ago, I have experienced a lot of grueling interview procedures as part of the hiring process of companies. In order to secure a job, every job seeker has to go through the task of interviewing. Employers usually have standard questions that test the skill level of an applicant as well as questions which can determine if a job seeker is well-suited for the job. I have found that being prepared for some of the difficult, and often-asked questions makes the entire process a bit easier.
Customer service is both a difficult job and can be highly rewarding. A customer service service job demands high levels of patience and persistence from an employee. It is at the same time a great career choice for those who enjoy meeting and interacting with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Customer service is often outsourced by international companies like TeleTech, where we hire literally thousands of people in places like the USA, Mexico, Philippines, and the UK. If you are interested in applying for a customer service job but are unsure if the career choice is right for you, read on.
Job hunting can be an arduous task. With the right tools you can conquer it. One of the best tactics to employe is networking for job search. Remember, employers love to hire referrals. Ask any employer and they will say that referrals are their best resource. Why is that? Its because there is an implication that the person that works for their company already is someone that they'd like to emulate. Networking increased your chances of being that next referral. Networking involves widening your contacts to increase the chances of finding the right job. Extend your contact and connect to the right people and you may you land your dream job bringing your current job search to a successful conclusion.
"If At First You Don't Succeed, Try and Try Again."
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.
With upcoming graduations just around the corner, I was fondly thinking of my own time waiting for when I could finally accept my diploma and jump into the “real” world. That moment when all my hopes were high and I had an idealistic view of the world. Fresh graduates, are so eager to find a job right after college because in order to feel that sense of independence. You earn your own money and live the kind of life you want.
We've all had those moments that we wish we could take back. In our job search, we spend hours searching for the right job for which to apply. We stress over every sentence in our resume or CV. We go to every networking event. And yet, all too often, we may not spend all that much time preparing fo the interview. Remember, all else leads to the interview. But the interview is what gets you that job offer (OR not).
In the corporate world there are few things that will help you achieve greatness in your chosen field. These factors are vital to anyone who wanted to be successful in their career.