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! 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

4th Mindanao Occupational Safety and Health Summit

There will be a Mindanao Occupational Safety and Health Summit this November 21-22, 2012 at KCC Convention Center, General Santos City. This is the 4th Mindanao OSH Summit and we are expecting prominent speakers for this occasion, lots of OSH-related topics to be freshly downloaded to you.
For those interested to join this convergence of engineers, from civil, mechanical to electrical, or those practicing Occupational Safety and Health in their offices, or as their profession as safety officers, please call (083) 520-0125 and look for Sheng, or (083) 552-3952 and look for Jinky for more details.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

South Cotabato's T'nalak Job Fair

T'nalak Festival 2012 is here! And it's started already with a major bang last Friday. It may have rained a little but a little rain did not stop the festivities. And it's still rocking and rolling!

If you are looking for a job, and some work to while away time, well, here's the good news! There's a Job Fair at Gaisano Grand Mall in Koronadal City, and it's free! All you have to do is to bring your application letters and CVs, and maybe some documents to prove you have educational attainment. 

Over hundreds of jobs waiting for you, while you are enjoying the festivities!

Also, applicants present during the Job Fair will undergo interview from employers, thus, it would be better if you are prepared. Here are the Most Common Questions During a Job Interview. I hope this helps!
For T'nalak Festival Schedule of Activities, please click the banner image.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Southern Mindanao Job Fairs this June 2012


18 June- Municipal Hall, Tampakan, South Cotabato
19 June- People's Palace, Cotabato City Hall Lobby
Top 20 Job Vacancies by Occupation
  1. Call center agents/ Product Specialists
  2. Janitor
  3. Laborer/ Domestic helper
  4. Building Technician
  5. Cashier
  6. Plumber
  7. Janitress
  8. Service Crew
  9. Salesman
  10. Carpenter
  11. Waiter
  12. Production / Factory Worker
  13. Office Clerk
  14. Sales Clerk
  15. Mason
  16. Accounting Clerk
  17. Customer Service Assistant
  18. Electrician
  19. Staff Nurse
  20. Software Instructor/ Product Support Engineer

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Most Common Questions in a Job Interview

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So you're looking for a job? There's so many things you need to know when you are looking for a job that will get you through a time in your life, maybe even through your lifetime. But of course, you have to hurdle so many challenges before you land on a good job that's worth your wait.

If you are applying for a certain position in a big company, you are most likely to be filtered through a series of tests, examinations and the scariest of themall, the job interview.

One thing you must first do when you are scheduled for ajob interview is to research about the company you are planning going to work to, know what the company is all about, how it earns, what innovations you would like to share with the company in order to learn and be useful in the company.

Here are some of the most common questions that hiring officers and managers ask in an interview.

1. Tell me about yourself.
2. Why are you looking for a job?
3. why do you want to join this company?    
4. What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
5. How do you see yourself five years from now?
6. What are your biggest achievements?
7. Tell me what you know about this company.
8. How doyou deal with competition?
9. How do you deal with stress?
10. Are you willing to be assigned anywhere?

Job Intervieew? You can do it because you are already prepared with your answers. You only have to make sure you are really prepared before facing that interview, read these tips on how you can prepare more.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Region 12 Labor Day Jobs Fair Locations

Labor Day Jobs Fair - May 1, 2012

Looking for a job? Do not waste time. You can still have enough preparations for this May 1, Labor Day Jobs Fair to be held in 4 different areas of Region 12.

The following Labor Day Jobs Fairs will be held in the following locations:

A. Jobs Fair, Gaisano Grand Mall of Koronadal, April 30, 2012

B. Jobs Fair and TWSP-SPES Launching,KCC Convention Center,
KCC Mall of Gensan, May 1, 2012

C. Jobs and Livelihood Fair
     Kidapawan Gym, May 1, 2012

D. Jobs Fair, South Seas Mall

Here's What You Need to Bring: 

1. Resume(s) - Bring lots as there are a number of vacancies available from different companies!
2. Birth Certificate  - Authenticated if possible.
3. Transcript of Records
4. 2x2 Picture

I am sure you can handle the job interview well because you are wise enough to have read what has been written in my other post. And that, you may have already been well advised in my posts on career guidance most especially if you are a fresh graduate.

So, there, I'll see you in Gensan on the May 1 Labor Day Jobs Fair? I will be assigned in the entrance area, so if you know me and have seen me there, don't forget to wave or give me a budge.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

PRC on Wheels Visits Koronadal City

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) with its aim to bring their services closer to their clients is holding a PRC on Wheels this coming May 2 (9:00-5:00) and May 3, 2012 (8:00-3:00) in South Cotabato and ARMM. It will be located in the Audio Visual Room (AVR) of St. Alexius located at Gensan Drive, Koronadal City.

PRC will cater renewal of professional identification cards of various professions, requests for certification and  authentication and even applications for the Licensure Examination for Nurses (first time takers) and Licensure Examination for Teachers (repeaters and first timers).

Applicants may also avail of the Online application system  by logging on to the PRC website, after which, to the PRC Mobile for the payment and processing of documents and issuance of Notice of Admission to examination applicants.

This is a very good move by the PRC. In this extension service, examination applicants and those who need the PRC services residing from far-flung locations will no longer shell out additional cost for fare in going to Davao City.

For more info, you may call (082) 234-0006-07 or visit their Facebook account.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Basic Tips Before a Job Interview

 Here are some basic tips you need to remind yourself before facing an interview.

1. Come early. This will make you catch your breath, provide time for you to comb your hair, go to the powder room, or even to double check if you are wearing the proper pair of shoes. If you come early to an interview, you have enough time to assess yourself if you are physically, emotionally and mentally focused. If you think you are not, you still have time to pray and calm yourself.

2. Come prepared. You must come, armed with the proper information that you think may be asked during the said interview. be ready with your scripts, your answers and your questions.

3. Be calm. Do not be stressed nor be jittery in facing the interviewer. if you are not relaxed, this may mean tension on your part, thus, you may forget some important things you need to tell the person you are talking to.

4.Focus. It is a  must that you know what you are going to face. If you are not relaxed and focused, the tendency is for you to worry about the outcome of the interview and in the end, you will find yourself reviewing your answers. However, of course, it will be too late.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Career Guide for Graduating Students

If you are a graduating student this March, I am sure you are already listing down the possibilities of your future. What you will encounter may be a few good people who will tell you that life is difficult. After you have marched up the stage to get your diploma, the next question would be, what happens next?

It is never easy to determine your career, but you can still determine your future albeit slow and difficult it may be.

List down your wants, and you should have a timeline for this. If you want to find work, list down where you want to work and what kind of work you are looking for.

But before you go looking for a job, you should list down the following:

What are your goals, dreams, ambitions?

1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________

What work conditions would you like to see in your future workplace?

1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________

What are your character traits when it comes to work?

1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________

What are your strengths?

1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________

What are your weaknesses?

1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________

How can you improve your weak areas in order to perform better?

1. _____________________________
2. _____________________________

Answer these questions and think about your answers, in this way, you will know where you are heading and what future you want in your career.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In Finding a Career, The Youth MUST Listen

It is not because those people who always want to have a word with the youth are almost older than them, rather is the fact that because they are young, they must listen because older people say the right things. But the youth must listen because they need to.

In finding a career, it is not your family or your friends who will be benefited by your decisions, rather, it is generally only you and secondarily, the people who love you.

The youth must listen when people senior to them say how hard it is to earn money, because it is true. When they say you need to find a good job that you will love, the youth must listen because they say it based on experience.

Finding a career is not a joke, nor is it a pressure placed on the youth's shoulder. Rather, it is a measure, a fight in teaching you how you can survive life. It is a measure of how far you can go against the race that is set before you in order to survive.

I know of a lot of young people who stopped schooling because their parents are rich, but their parents are not noveau-rich therefore they still have to survive the trials that come their way most especially financially. Those who were not firm with their decisions in finishing school are no longer very happy with their lives. Some have children at a young age, some are nowhere to be found, some still take pity from their parents. But there are of course, some who have managed to get by. They are those who, even without finishing school, know what to do, where they will go, because they listened.

Remember, what the parents and elder people tell you mostly come from their experiences and they are directed to you because of the concern they have on you, not wanting you to get to the other side of the road without looking at both sides.

True, some people telling you this and that may not be good counselors, you may not want to listen to them because they insist upon you what they want you to become, not what you really want and what will make you happy. But listen, anyway.

The best way to gather more insights about life is to listen, there may not be perfect suggestions, recommendations or views, but you have to listen so you can hear the perfect choices in your career. Listen.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Finding a Career? Know the Four Categories of Skills

People Skills - They are people who love to work with people, serving people, helping people, influencing, thinking, acting, entertaining, and even mingling with people. They are skills which include communications, and a lot of knowing different kinds of people and reading through their minds. People Skills get careers like customer service representatives, entertainers, restaurateurs, hotel managers and waiters, hotel staff and the likes...

Data Skills - They are skills which have to do with numbers, facts, records, files, details, systems, process and more on the technical side. If you think you are good with these skills, be an engineer or a statistician or a career that is connected with science.

Thing Skills - Those that have to do with things. Some people have these kinds of skills which has to do with tweaking machinery, physical or biological, carpentry, welding, artists, sculptures and things like that.

Idea Skills - These are skills that have to do with ideas, problem solving, thinking, project proposals and education.

Some people may have one of these skills, some people may combine two, e.g People skills and Data Skills, or any combination of these 4, but there are just people who are gifted all of these kinds of skills.

Knowing what your skills are will guide you to know what career you are supposed to take. Following that path means following your passion and becoming good in what you are gifted with.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Know What You Have to Get the Best Career

Knowing what you have got is to know what skills you have, what interests, motivations and goals, dreams, ambitions and qualities you have.

What are your skills? Know what you can do, what things are you capable of doing?

What drives you? What will make you do your best? How can you do it? What can make you shine? What drives you to give your best?

What do you aim for life? These are your dreams, ambitions, what you would like to do and what do want to achieve in life.

What kind of career best suits you?

Know your total package!

Knowing what qualities you have, what you can do and what you want to achieve will be a good way of knowing yourself even more so you can market yourself more when applying for a job. Job interviews almost always ask for what you can do when hired for the job, therefore, you are supposed to know what to answer these questions should they arise during your job applications.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Know Where You Have Been

In finding a good career path, you must answer questions that you alone can provide. You must be able to talk about your past, face it with confidence and if you have struggles in the past, must understand the reasons why you have had those struggles.

This is because if you are searching for the right career, you must understand yourself, what you want and how you want to do it.

Here are some tips to answer life's rigid questions most especially in your search for the best career path.

1. List down the reasons for your struggles. If you have stopped schooling, list down the reasons why you have stopped schooling. Be honest with yourself because being honest with yourself is the only way you can be honest with other people too.

2. Explain what happened in your past. You should know your script. Explain how you have used your time, what is the reason for looking for work, and why you want that work.

3. Your script must be memorized. It is a must that you have clear points. In your quest for a career, there will come a time that this script will be used in interviews and your search for the job. Your script is your life, and from this script will be your inspiration why you want this certain career.

In your search for a career, knowing where you have been will make you thinking really seriously if the career you are treading is the right path for you, and if that kind of job is the way you have dreamed your career to be.

Understanding "Career"

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Career, what is it?

The dictionary defines career as this:

An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.
But you can never say that your present work is your career because there are careers other than your work. Some mothers consider mothering as a career but they are not paid to do it but because they have been living that for years and they love it. Career to a mother means a significant day to day job even if does not receive any remuneration for what she does.

As a young professional, a career is actually a choice of what you perceive to do when you graduate from school. Some choose to be a doctor and some choose to become lawyers thus paving way to subjects leading them to becoming lawyers. Some like number and they choose to get college diplomas leading them to become Certified Public Accountants.

You see, a career is something you love doing, and it must be something you have been enjoying doing for a significant time. Some define a career as a course of progress in a life, and I believe it is so. If one gets to progress because of a certain job, then that means a career.

There are so many careers, and as a young jobseeker, you need to check your choices and what you really want to get the career you really want.

What to do?

Ask yourself what you really want, what work will make you happy, and what your expectations are when you get to it. If you are happy with your answers, then taking a course leading to that job you want will mean a career for you. You only have to choose well!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Career Guidance for Young Professionals

There are a lot of opportunities for our Filipino youth. Some may say there are no jobs for the young professionals, but fret now, we have a lot and Department of Labor and Employment's logo of More Than Jobs says it all. There are abundant career choices, here and abroad.

But yes, despite these multiple opportunities, most Filipinos still do not have jobs because there is a high incidence of unemployment among our youth.

There are times when we see long lines of applicants looking for a job and only to be rejected after the interview. We still wonder why there are more classified ads on the newspapers and dailies, and yet, why the clamor for the lack of jobs?

Well, unemployment does not mean the lack of jobs but it may be the result of a job and skills mismatch, inappropriate job skills and the lack of qualifications so to speak.

This career guide is for our young professionals. This will help the young professionals, even the out of school youths, young Filipino jobseekers, and even our unemployed adults to look for the perfect career they will have to tread.

In this blog, I will be posting tips on career guidance, tips for looking for a job, interview tips, and even business tips for the young businessmen of our country. Please visit this blog for more of your career guidance tips and for other guides for the young jobseekers to sell themselves to employers.

I myself, had a long journey to looking for a PERFECT CAREER, but when it came, I knew it was the best for me.

Please share this blog to everyone!