Job Hunting Tips

Unemployment is a worldwide problem, so it is not only us Filipinos who are in dire need of jobs to augment our family financial needs.  Fresh graduates’ increases by the year, having job placements are really a battle. 

Have you also experienced to walk-in to apply for a job? The long wait in just submitting a resume will consume most of your time, only to find out that you will be re-scheduled for an interview.  

The World Wide Web offers vast sites of job market; however we have to be aware that not all of them are legitimate. Some of them are operating fly- by- night, asking for fees among applicants then will disappear when you asks for a follow-up.

If you are a job seeker, make sure that you make a good resume’, complete with important details, short content yet striking. The picture attached should also look professional; never crop a picture from your collection. We have to see to it that we can pace the tight competition in the job market. 

Online reputable finance recruitment companies are not shady. They give complete details about their company, location, services and featured associates. We need to browse on the site rigidly to make sure its authenticity.

Never be overwhelmed with high salary offers, compensation will depend on the position you are applying for.  Depending on our work experience and expertise, we can bargain for a higher remuneration level. Online recruitment and placement agencies gauge skills and look for characteristics not found in the resume. Bear in mind that communication skill, attitude, professionalism, motivation and flexibility counts a lot during an interview. Also, wear the proper business attire, never over-do a make-up for personality counts a lot too!

Lastly, before signing into a contract, you may ask for other benefits like holiday pay, service bonus, etc. that you may compensate when hired. Never forget to pray to ask for wisdom for accomplishment of endeavors. Good luck!


  1. Hi Sis Joy! :) This post is very informative, as my hubby's looking for a job right now.. :)

  2. Online job market is really a great help for job seekers Ms.Joy..

    yes I have experienced applying personally..long lines just to submit a resume..I was a teller for six years on two banks and applying plus the exams you will go through is not really an easy a days I think being employed is tougher because of our growing population

    visiting you Ms.Joy *tight hugs hugs* ;)

  3. thanks sis Yanna :)

  4. thanks for always visiting me, pls. never get tired of coming back dear :)

  5. These are great tips to keep in mind. Thank you for sharing. my brother is fresh Uni graduate and still looking for a job. I shall email him your post

  6. Online application is a convenient alternative...thanks for always providing helpful tips mommy Joy, I will make my cousin read this post.

  7. Thank you for this wonderful tip. It will help me alot soon when i got back home.

  8. Hello Joy.

    I am in culinary school now.  I still have eight months left and I'll start looking for work.  Hopefully, I get to 

  9. Hello, Joy! I work in a Call Center, for about 6 years now. And, it is very stressful, I'm actually about to quit, maybe, this December. I would rather spend the next few months with my family, before I start looking for another job. Tnx for sharing!

  10. I used to apply with my photo attached to the my resume. But when hubby applied for a big company, his American interviewer made a comment about Filipinos attaching photographs in the resume even if it's not required. The next time I applied for a job, I was accepted even without a photo attached to my resume. Guess we don't really need to attach a photo to our resume unless it is stated that it is a requirement. 

  11. Thanks for this Miss Joy, magagamit ko to kapag maisipan ko ng mg work offline :)

  12. Thanks for sharing this, i often forget to ask for the benefits. A reason why i had to take a break. In a few days I'm going to work since 2 years. I'm very happy


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