Showing posts from June, 2012

Building Up A Good Resume

Being in a corporate world for the past 15 years had given me both the knowledge and experience on how to prepare myself to get a suitable job that is both fulfilling and promising.  We all have to face the fact that job opportunities are limited and applicants are vast in number and the only way to position yourself upfront is to create a good impression to your future employers.  The question is how would you make this possible?  There are a number of things that we have to do to make ourselves viable for certain positions. 
First and foremost, we have to be equipped with a proper education.  By this we do not only pertain to our educational background but a great part of this would include your attendance to various training programs and seminars.
Second, we have to build that required experience.  Getting a diploma does not give you a guarantee of being hired immediately.  Employers still think that a good theoretical background coupled with years of experience is still the winning …

BC Blogger's Meme: 5 Things You Want To Do Before You Get Old

I'm back with the BC Blogger's meme and this time, writing on a different topic hosted by no other than Ielenna of My So-called Experimental Blog. Well..this is quite a good and interesting topic to share with our readers and I commend Ielenna for coming up with such a brilliant idea. :)
I definitely agree with Ielenna, we are all getting old in our own pace and time and each one of us probably has a wish list of the things that we want to do or achieve before we reach the golden age.  It's very fulfilling to know that somehow we had achieved something that will make us truly happy and fulfilled before we retired.   Here's my list.....

I want to be able to travel to a minimum of 6 international destinations of my choice.  Initially, I only wanted 5 but since, I've already fulfilled 3, then I decided to make it 6. (lol) Plus around 10 exciting destinations in the Philippines to include at least one each from Visayas and Mindanao regions.I want to be able to do a missi…

What's Up For The Last Ten Days?

It's been 10 days since I had my last post on this site.  The past ten days were indeed very productive for me.  Should I say, it's fruitful, too?  As usual, I was occupied by my daily routines on the job.  I work on shifts so, sometimes it's also quite hard to adjust with my sleeping pattern but having worked like this for the past years had made me accustomed to it.  In fact, I'm enjoying it. :)
My house renovation project is almost 90% completed.  Blame it to the unpredictable weather in the Philippines. My pocket had been drained for the past few months.  I have lots of unexpected expenses and I can't save enough but I'm still very thankful though that at least one of my major projects for 2012 has nearly come to completion.  Another major project will be coming up within the next few months and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to raise enough funds for it.  Afterwhich, I have to take a break from spending on my projects first and depending …

Life Of An OFW (Part 2)

I'm back with the part 2 of my post! Again, tackling topics about being an OFW.  From part 1, I had mentioned that there are some disadvantages that you have to face being an OFW and the most notable of which is meeting undesirable people in your work place.  Sometimes, when you are in a foreign land, you feel totally helpless and you will find comfort and relief knowing that there are some people of the same nationality that could assist you in times of needs.  People whom you will treat as your real friends away from home and country.  Sad to say, people had different values and life style and different point of views, too. Sometimes when working abroad, people got tied up with the determination to keep the job to the point of discrediting their "kababayans".  Of course, these are isolated cases. It's just that my first experience with the first company that I've worked with was not totally a happy experience.  I've worked with people who are just after the…

Life Of An OFW (Part I)

May 04 2012 marks my 5th year as an OFW.  Looking back, I think for the past five years, I have gone through a lot of experiences, both good and bad.  To be honest, I never thought that I would be an OFW someday.  Working abroad has never been a dream to me unlike the others.  Way back then, I was so contented with my job and the company that I've worked with in the Philippines.  I've enjoyed a good salary, attractive benefits and allowances and a lot of opportunities for growth and advancement.  Around 70% of my training certificates and the countless seminars that I've attended in the past is because of that company.  Needless to say, I was so grateful that I'd never thought of moving to another company or even to work abroad.  But sometimes, things happened  unexpectedly, more than what we can imagined.  Our company had closed down it's operations due to some problems with the government license and some other issues which can no longer be resolved.  I was stil…

Intensified Book Sale

R.O.B. Us! (Raid Our Bookshop: Ultimate Sale) is back and it's more InTENse than ever! Check out these 10 massive book deals from June 9-27!!!  1. Five-orites! 5 books* for P300 2. Readers' Dozen! 12 books* for P500 3. Thrifty-Fifty! 50 books* for P1,500 4. P95 a book - Snatch them from the bundle pile 5. Bundle Burglary - Book sets for as low as P500 6. 20% off on all regular-priced OMF Lit titles 7. 30% off for Kaibigan Card and Pastors' Exclusives members on all regular-priced OMF Lit titles on June 15 and 16 And because OMF Literature is celebrating its 55th anniversary this 2012, here are some special treats for you! 8. Stuff All You Can for only P550 (for all first access pass holders only and valid only on June 8) 9. Most Stuffed Bag Winner - Gets a special book pack! Winners will  be announced on June 15 10. Rob All You Can in 55 seconds - Winning robber to be picked from newsletter subscribers

Online Marketing For Business

One of my favorite topics in my blogs is online marketing.  Since I was hooked to blogging more than a year ago, I've discovered a lot of opportunities the world wide web is offering.  It's a well known fact that there's more to blogging than simply putting your thoughts and feelings into writing.  Blogging has paved the way for earning opportunities, too.  
Browsing online, I was able to get a good grasp of techniques in putting up an online business as well, and considering that many online businesses are sprouting up like mushrooms only proved one thing, that online businesses coupled with a good web design and effective online marketing can boost your business performance and produce more profit. 
One of the many reasons why small businesses are lured into online marketing is the cost.  The ratio of the cost to reaching the targeted audience proves to be inexpensive as compared to other traditional marketing tools.  The fact that a large fraction of the population around…