Sunday, February 22, 2015

Who’s hiring? Score a new job at Monster.com’s Virtual Job Fair (Press Release)

by Monster.com

Job seekers in the Philippines can connect with employers for hundreds of  vacant jobs – without having to leave home.

Highlights:
  • Monster.com Philippines offers the fastest hiring for 2015 graduates
  • Monster.com Philippines is excited to announce its record-breaking Virtual Career Fair (VCF) that brings the fastest and biggest hiring scheme for job seekers to land a job especially for graduates of Batch 2015. 
  • Job seekers can simply register to http://vcf.monster.com.ph/ and drop their resumes. By this, it will also allow job hunters to interact directly with potential employers.

Young, skilled and determined job seekers in the Philippines have an opportunity to directly interact with companies searching for fresh talent at the upcoming Monster.com Philippines Virtual Career Fair.

This is the fifth time Monster.com (Philippines), a leading online and career recruitment solutions provider, has run the popular event, taking place this month from February 23 to 27.

Combining a number of employers with vacancies for a huge range of jobs, the career fair aims to virtually connect local skilled professionals with new job opportunities. Companies participating in the upcoming Virtual Career Fair (VCF) include a range of business process outsourcing (BPO), Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Service (ITES) businesses, and more.

At the event, students and candidates across industries and experience levels, will have the opportunity to communicate with top employers and speak with recruiters over Skype to find out more about available jobs. Participating companies will have the opportunity to interview and interact with a breadth of talent in an environment that optimises time and efficiency.

To start linking up with recruiters and HR teams from across the country and the world, budding job seekers simply need to register on Monster.com and upload their updated resume.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Guide to Working from Home - Is it Viable For You?

by Melissa Jardine

Working from home can be fantastic in terms of saving money on commuting, working flexible hours and being in control of your work environment. However, you also have to enter it knowing there will be down sides. For example, your taxes are no longer paid by your employer, they’re paid by you and you’ll need to ensure this is carried out properly to avoid penalties. Also, working from home can make it easy for your social and work life to overlap so you need to set boundaries in order to relax.

If you’re thinking of working from home and want to weigh up the pros and cons, this guide lists both the many positive and negative aspects of earning money this way.



Extra comfort, no commute and your boss a safe distance away - working from home sounds great! But do the financial advantages outweigh the drawbacks? We look at if it's right for you...
Woman dressing gown laptop

How we work has changed greatly over the past few decades. Computers have become a central part of most jobs, but predictions that most of us would be working from home by now were wide of the mark.

Working from home requires independence and self-motivation, but it can suit some people more than office life does. We look at the pros and cons of working from home so you can work out if it's right for you.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Organize Your Daily Freelance Life With These 5 Practical Apps

A busy freelance career has no room for boredom routine. Most of the time, if not all the time, freelancers find something to get busy. During busy days, our hands are tied with one to couple or more projects. During lean season , we try to catch up with reading or learning about our industry, business trends and upgrading our skills.

A freelancer's schedule looks like he/she is busy all the time, which is actually the reason why most freelancers stick to their career--we simply love to get busy or productive. And, we are passionate in helping our clients, we love to earn (yeah, of course, we love to earn $$$), and we like build to our reputation in the business.

Here's a scenario:

8:00 am                 Wake up [yawning], start the day!
8:05 - 8:35 am       Stretching / 15 minute walking or exercise
8:35 - 9:00 am       Shower and little me-time
9:00 - 9:30 am       Breakfast while writing your to-do list
9:45 - 12:00 nn      Work on Client X's project (not taking phone calls)
12:00 - 12:30 pm   Lunch break/coffee break/eye rest
12:30 - 2:00 pm     Work on Client X's project (not taking phone calls)
2:00 - 3:15 pm       Check and answering emails (personal or business)
3:15 - 4:15 pm       Working with your own business (having coffee), answering phone calls
4:15 - 4:30 pm       House chores/errands (need to move some muscles)
4:30 - 7:00 pm       Work on Client Z's project
7:00 - 7:30 pm       Dinner
7:30 - 10:30 pm     Work on Client Y's project
10:30 - 12:30 pm   Little tired but need to do social media and update blogs


Familiar?

The schedule above looks organized to me. But in real life, here's what happens:


9:45 - 12:00 nn   Work on Client X's project (not taking phone calls)

             [phone rang! You pick up. A client ask for a quote, he wants it immediately]
             [call supplier, discuss pricing]
             [you have to email the client]
             [it took more an hour to finish everything]

1:00 - 1:30 pm  (You are hungry, no food, you need to buy)

1:30 - 2:00 pm  Work on Client X's project again (not taking phone calls! Seriously!) 

            [Client X wanted you to finish something and need 2 more hours of work]

2:00 - 4:00  Work on Client X's project (not taking phone calls)
           
           [re-arranged your schedule]
           [had dinner at 10:00 pm]
           [you end up sleeping at 3:30am]

      .................

Every day, we have to deal with distractions. It can be a little crazy. If we don't set a priority tasks for the day, we might lose track on what we need to do. We feel so busy and overwhelmed and yet we feel we didn't accomplished anything.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Infographics: Working from home. Is It The Future?

We are so lucky to witness the revolution of the employment landscape. No longer do we consider "work" as a place but it is an activity that we do in no specific time at a place we are comfortable with. Work from home opportunities or remote work arrangements allow us to enjoy the lifestyle we want. It also gives us the freedom to choose the jobs that we truly love.

Remote workers enjoy not waking up very early to catch the morning bus or train, not spending too much time on the road or getting stuck on a traffic jam, not interrupted by nosy office workers, not spending for lunch out, and  having the flexibility in the working schedule.

However, despite of the growing interest of working from home, there are also many who simply disapprove it. Among the many reasons why some people frown on working at home is because productivity could suffer (well, if a person lacks time management skills, then it surely does) and it could potentially lose the work and personal life's balance.

Staff.com shares this latest infographic about working from home. It is interesting to know that Aetna cut utility cost by $78 million a year just by having some of their workers work from home.


Working From Home -- Is It The Future? by Staff.com
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