Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dressing Up for An Interview?

Then here are a few tips that the writer would like to suggest to you in getting you ready for that interview!

1. What you wear depends on the position you are seeking for. You have to dress the part! If you are working as a clerk, dress properly, and not as if you have just dropped by the mall with your jeans and tops. What you look like during the interview, it matters.

2. Find out something about the company you are applying for. If they have dress codes, maybe you can follow, so you can suit your fashion according to their company culture. 

3. Smart casual is usually the safest fashion, do not wear too formal, or too informal or too hip or too conservative. Yung sakto lang. One thing that's important, match your clothes to your shoes. They may not be able to see what shoes you wear, but it helps that you wear comfortable footwear, but not slippers. 

4. When you wear something for the interview, remember that you are not presenting yourself for a date, nor a gimmick, nor a prom, you are presenting yourself for a job that might give you a career, more so a future. 

5. Do not wear too much bling-blings. Wearing too many jewelries might give the interviewer the notion that you do not need a job, at all because you are too rich for the work you are applying for.

6. Spray little perfume, not the type that would trigger asthma to the one interviewing you or the people you would brush shoulders with. Simple and fragnant is good. But not too fragrant.

7. Simple is beautiful! Always remember this. This could be your ticker to a very good career!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Job on Board - Bartender

We all know that the Hotel and Tourism Industry right now speaks jobs! With the potential of the industry to generate jobs, it is a good thing for one to know what are needed by the establishments and what is the work of the jobs at hand.

For a possible bartender, here are the details:


  • Serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages behind a bar in a pub, club, tavern or similar establishments;
  • Take payment from customers;
  • Maintain the liquor, garnishes glassware and other supplies or inventory for the bar;
  • Serve food to customers;
  • Keep the bar area clean.
Education and Training:
  • High school graduate;
  • Training on Food and Beverage handling and salient legal issues in serving beverages and tobacco.
  • Bartending 
Skill and Competency Requirements:
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations on the minimum requirements in serving alcoholic beverage, cocktail recipes, proper attire and conduct;
  • On-the-job training by observing and working with more experienced Bartenders.
Physical Attributes and Characteristics
  • Neat, friendly and enjoy talking with customers;
  • Proper attire, good grooming and a good conduct is a must.
  •  Entry level P8,000-9,000 per month
  • Customer's Tips
Career Advancement
  • Supervisory jobs as dining room supervisor and/or maitre d' hotel.
Employment Opportunities
  • High demand for well-trained Filipino front-liners in the Tourism Industry abroad.

Jobs On Board is a series of occupational briefs which aims to provide information on hard-to-fill and highly-in-demand occupations. It contains such information as the nature of the job, its education and competency requirements, earnings, employment and job outlook. This occupational brief is taken from the Occupational Brief No. 1, from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).  

Monday, June 17, 2013

Priority Courses in the Higher Education

Not only for the graduates of today's generation, but also for the children who are still in school. Here's hoping that you would make use of this to guide you in your choice of careers.

And for mothers too, check this post out so you can guide your children to the future careers that await them. From the Commission on Higher Education, they have released these priority courses in the higher education SY 2011-2012 to SY 2015-2016.

Kindly click the photo to enlarge it.

Appreciating People, Make it a Habit

If only we understand how precious our relationship with other people are, we would find it in our hearts to appreciate their existence.

Just like our bosses, our employees and the people surrounding us in our workplaces, they make life a little more meaningful. They may be hard to understand at times, but there are times they make life a little easier for us all. 

However we make of them in our lives, they deserve respect and appreciation if they do well. A tap in the shoulder, a "Good Job", a smile, or a note to tell them you appreciate them in their deeds are enough to make their hearts melt for a while, and to inspire them to do better the next time.

Sometimes though we fall short of these things, maybe because of the busy schedule we have that we do not care less, but what matters most is letting them know how much you appreciate what they have done, or you have concern for them in the manner of correction to make them well.

Not only is this post for bosses but as well as employees who are in their chosen careers. Appreciate people, who knows how much they need it the moment you do!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hard to Fill Jobs - Job On Board: Software Engineer

Hello guys, it's been a long while I have not updated this blog. But this time, let me share to you the Hard to Fill Jobs according to the Project JobsFit of the Department of Labor and Employment. In this post, you will be able to know the Tasks of each job, Education and Training, Skill and Competency Requirements, Physical Attributes and Characteristics, Salary and Compensation, Career Advancements and Employment Opportunities that go along with each job on board.

For our first job on board: Software Engineer

With the creation of the ICT/IT course being offered by many educational institutions, most of them offer Electronics Communications Engineering, Computer Engineer, Software Engineering and a few more I could not mention. However, one of the most hard to fill jobs include the Software Engineer and these are what entails that job.


  • Researching, designing, writing and testing new software programmes;
  • Developing existing system by analyzing and identifying areas for modification;
  • 'Bolting together' existing software products (getting incompatible platforms to work together and creating code to link them);
  • Maintaining systems by monitoring, identifying and correcting software defects;
  • Investigating new technologies;
  • Creating technical specifications and test plans;
  • Consulting clients, colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance of software systems and asking questions to obtain information, clarify details and implement solutions.
Education and Training

A bachelor's degree, usually in Computer Systems Engineering or Computer Science Software Engineering or Mathematics. Knowledge in Microsoft and Oracle Programs is an advantage for this job.

Skills and Competency Requirements
  • Ability to create functional and technical design specifications for development efforts;
  • Proficiency in programming skills, including familiarity with data types, syntax and control structures;
  • Adept at debugging complex applications problems and ability to produce quality software documentation, including requirements specifications;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to work in a team;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (especially the ability to understand client needs and communicate proposed solutions effectively).
Physical Attributes and Characteristics
  • Enthusiasm and knowledge or project cycles;
  • Attention to detail, even in pressured situations as deadlines approach;
  • A logical mind;
  • Numeracy aptitude. 

P40,000.00 - 60,000 per month depending on the experience and the level of the knowledge in the business.

Career Advancement
  • May advance to become Project Manager or Information Systems or Chief Information Officer.
  • Some Computer Software Engineers with several years of work experience or expertise find lucrative opportunities working as a systems designer or independent Consultants or starting their own computer consulting firms.
Employment Opportunities

Employment of the Software Engineer is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations, as business and other organizations adopt and integrate new technologies and seek to maximize the efficiency of their computer systems.  

Jobs On Board is a series of occupational briefs which aims to provide information on hard-to-fill and highly-in-demand occupations. It contains such information as the nature of the job, its education and competency requirements, earnings, employment and job outlook. This occupational brief is taken from the Occupational Brief No. 1, from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Farm @ Carpenter Hill is Hiring!

Need a job? Fret not, your 2013 may be very good because you may get hold of a job at one of the good restaurant and hotel at Carpenter Hills, Koronadal City.

The Farm is hiring! They need the following:

·         Male, 20-35 years old
·      Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree, Communication, Marketing, Advertising/Media or equivalent.
·       At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
·       Excellent grammar is a must, writing, editing, and proofreading skills; ability to contribute to and follow style guide.
·      Ability to write clearly about complex topics and allow for flexibility in terms of the writing styles, tones and formats
·         Takes ownership of tasks and drives projects through to completion.
·         Able to work under pressure while managing workloads effectively.
·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across all levels and departments in the organization.
·         Ability to facilitate presentations of company review.
·         Ability to work individually and self-driven projects.
·         Well built skills in organization, prioritization and time management.
·         Should have product awareness and customer.
·         Work under stress to meet project deadlines and minute attention to detail.
·         Attention to every information and accuracy in performance.
·         Highly self-motivated individual.
·         Knowledge of marketing principles.
·         Understand new technologies and applying to marketing principles.
·         Computer Literate in MS Applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PPT).
·         Male, 20 - 35 years old
·         Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree of any Business Course.
·         Must be hardworking, honest and responsible.
·         Can work with minimum supervision.
·         With good communication skills.
·       Must have at least 2 year(s) of working experience in procurement, or specializing in Purchasing/Inventory/Material & Warehouse Management or equivalent. Job role in Purchasing or Inventory Control.
·         Computer Literate in MS Applications (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PPT).
·         Must be patient and hardworking.
·         Can work with different types of person at walks in life.
  • Preferably Male, preferably single, between 23-35 years old;
  • Computer literate (Knowledgeable in Basic Excel);
  • Graduate of any Business/Civil Engineering course.
  • With or without experience
  • Can work with less supervision
  • Willing to work long hours
  • Knowledgeable in property management and maintenance;
  • Skills: Has an operating knowledge in canvassing and conducting inventory of equipment, and furniture’s & fixtures.
  • Male / Female, 18-25 y/o
  • Candidate must possess at least a Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate, Food & Beverage Services Management or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • With work experience as Barista in any fast-food chain for at least 6months is an advantage 
  • Must be hardworking, honest, flexible, and work under minimum supervision
  • Must have pleasing personality and presentable
  • With good communication skills.
 COOK/Kitchen Helper
  • 25 - 40 years old / Male
  • Knowledgeable in different cuisines
  • Candidate must possess at least a High School Diploma, Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate in Commercial Cooking.
  •  With 2 to 4 years working experience in Hospitality Industry.
  • Well motivated and enthusiastic about food.
  • With positive interpersonal working relationship and willing to work long and odd hours
  •  Preferably 1-4 Yrs Experienced Employees specializing in Food/Beverage/Restaurant Service or equivalent.
  • Male / Female, 18-25 y/o
  • Pleasant personality, well groomed and of good moral character
  • Willing to work on shifting / broken schedule
  • Degree or diploma in Hospitality or Tourism management.
  • Two years work experience in hotel operations.
  • Good customer service, communications and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Can handle costumer complains and needs
 Housekeeping Attendant
  • Male / Female, 18-25 y/o (Female - Preferably Single)
  • Candidate must possess at least a Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate.
  • Minimum height requirement – 5 “6” (Male) and 5 “4” (Female)
  • Good in speaking, writing & reading - English
  • 1 year experience in hotel - required
  • Pleasing personality
  • Physically fit to work
  • Must be detail oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with cleaning products and equipment as well as cleaning techniques.
  • Must be able to work independently and follow instructions regarding priorities of tasks.
  • Knowledge of the standards for cleanliness and maintenance of all common areas inside and outside.
 Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):
  • Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs)
  • Frequent lifting, pushing of supplies and equipment.
  • Prolonged standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending and kneeling.
  • Male applicant only and should not be over 30 years old
  • Candidate must possess at least a Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate, License degree holder of Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical Engineering
  • With at least three (3) years working experience as building electrician or lights and grips custodian
  • Male
  • 18 - 25 years old
  • Vocational Diploma
  • Pleasing personality
  • 5 “6” Height Requirement
  • One-Three years of working experience to related field
  • Male
  • 18 - 25 years old
  • Vocational Diploma
  • Had Pleasing Personality
  • Hardworking
  • Can stand for long hours
 ***Walk-in applicants are given priority***
                 Reminders! **Bring Updated Resume, Valid I.D and Wear Smart Attire

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jobs fair at Gaisano Grand, Koronadal City

What:  Jobs Fair

Where: Gaisano Grand, Koronadal City

When: December 6-7, 2012

Why: Because jobs set us free from the bondage of poverty and hunger.

Sponsored by: DOLE South Cotabato and LGU-PESO Koronadal City

For more information, call (083) 228-9967. Further, for those who would want to prepare for their interviews, here's the link for common question on interviews!