• Careers and the employee life

    Why lying in job interviews is bad – for both the interviewee and the interviewer

    Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

    For interviewees:

    Job interviews can be stressful situations. You’re looking to make a good, lasting impression on the person who has the power to decide whether you’ll move forward in the application process. Of course you don’t want to screw it up.

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  • Careers and the employee life

    Is it important to like your job?

    Yes, of course!

    Preferably, you’re in a job that stimulates you mentally, challenges your thinking, and enhances your creativity. It won’t hurt if you also get along well with your colleagues and manager. After all, you work for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week – you spend more time at your job than you do anywhere else. It’s totally valid to want to like your job.

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  • Careers and the employee life,  Family,  Fashion,  Music,  TV and movies

    Random update (in photos)

    Family outing

    Took an unpaid day off work to celebrate Lolo‘s birthday with the family. I haven’t spent time with them in quite a while: I hardly ever go home anymore, preferring to spend the weekends in my apartment instead. So this is a nice change of pace.

    HR Team bonding

    At work, we get quarterly budgets to spend bonding with our department co-workers. This quarter, we decided to go to SM MOA for Sakae Sushi.
    My plates.
    I stuffed my face with tuna sushi and sweet-and-sour fried fish of some sort.

    May the odds be ever in your favor

    I went to see Godzilla in IMAX with The Best Friend last week. We spotted this mockingjay necklace in a comic book store and of course I had to have it.

    New addiction: Zalora

    Shopping is fun, but it’s easy to get bored and tired of going from shop to shop in a crowded mall. Thanks to Zalora, impulse-buying can be less stressful. :p Now I’m addicted to browsing their site and adding to my wishlist.
    Recently, I ordered a new pair of shoes and they arrived the next day. Super fast service!

    So girly!

    You’ve gotten good at hiding emotion…

    A lyric from Sleight of Hand, AKA my new favorite Urbandub song. THIS IS MY LIFE.

    So, that’s that. How are you guys doing? :3

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  • Careers and the employee life

    In which I rant/rave about my job

    The employees you hire can make a difference. Your hiring decisions could mean the difference between someone who inspires and leads the team, and someone who drags the entire department down with him. Hiring the right person could inspire some much-needed changes, could up the team’s motivation and productivity…
    On the other hand, the wrong hire could cause friction, demotivation, and tension in the group.
    [photo source]
    As you all may not know, I am an HR Assistant for Recruitment. Before that, I was an HR Generalist, whose tasks consisted mostly of recruitment as well. In my admittedly limited experience, I have to say I found that I’m passionate about this particular field more than any other facet of HR. I love this job because I get to be directly involved in the process of selection. I get the first say in choosing the right person for a position.
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  • Careers and the employee life,  Ruminations

    What my first job fair did to me

    Today I attended my first job fair as a company representative. We went to a university in Las Piñas, where the grounds were filled with chattering students, all happy and carefree. My coworker and I set up a booth where we could receive resumes from hopeful, soon-to-be graduates. We sat, and ate junk food, there for the better part of the day. 
    All the while, a strange feeling was taking over my heart.
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  • Careers and the employee life,  College life,  Ruminations,  Sadness

    I’m scared of the future, but really, who isn’t?

    You know how I’ve told everyone that I’ll be studying to become an attorney after college?
    Yeah, I’m not so sure about that now.

    I’m three semesters away from getting a degree in Behavioral Science. According to the plans I made years ago, after getting a degree, I should go straight to law school, pass the bar exam, become an attorney, and get a job that pays well so I can support my family. But now, I’m having doubts.