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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Attend the OJT Careers Seminar

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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Everyone goes through the job hunting process like an awful initiation rite—scared, no idea of what’s going to happen despite warnings, but ready for whatever will happen. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to step out into the real world blindly. There are a lot of help these days that you could incorporate in your job hunting so that you won’t come out of it with only more questions than answers.

While fresh graduates today are becoming bolder when it comes to job hunting, there are still people who don’t know what to do during a gruesome written test, or don’t know how to answer an uncomfortable question. For everyone—because you can never get too much help when it comes to job hunting in the Philippines—here are 4 reasons why you should definitely attend the OJT Careers seminar, aside of course from the fact that the speakers are awesome.

# 4 New Perspective

Yes, there have been career seminars before, and as a fresh grad you have most likely been subjected to a day of mandatory attendance to one of the workshops organized by the school. But let’s face it, you didn’t really pay attention to that seminar after you signed your name on the attendance sheet, did you?

Forget boring seminars where you keep hearing the old stuff. There’s a reason that they’re called old in this new age. Trends keep changing, employers’ standards change. That’s why you should keep up with the demands of today’s industries. And that’s exactly what you’re going to get from attending the OJT Careers seminar. Fresh perspective from people who have insider information from both employers and applicants—first-hand!

# 3 In depth Discussion

It’s time that you get the exact help that you need from the people who know what they’re talking about. It’s about time you get to participate in the discussion—ask questions that’s on your mind and get the answers from the employers themselves.

Also, learn about job interview secrets that have baffled other applicants before; discover what makes job interviews scary and nerve-racking and how you could overcome both.

# 2 Lots of Interaction

A seminar should not be one-way. The success of any seminar/class/workshop does not depend solely on the ones conducting it but on the audience as well. The OJT Careers seminar greatly promotes interaction among everyone to keep the discussion always interesting.

Forget the usual mindset that you usually have when attending seminars where all you do is sit there for hours and listen to people talking. Get ready for a fun, interactive, and awesome talks and forums given by speakers who are considered to be the best in their fields.

# 1 Free

Did we mention that this seminar is for free? All you have to do is send us an email to [email protected] to state your interest with the seminar, mention us on Twitter using our id @ojtcareers telling is you’re in, or post on our wall at http://www.facebook.com/ojtcareers.

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Related articles you might find helpful:

1. 4 Steps to Planning Your Career Successfully

2. Work Ethics for OJTs – Which of These Mistakes Are You Committing?

3. Top 3 Tips to Getting Your First Job

OJT Careers Conducts an Awesome Seminar in Manila Central University

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Last Saturday, July 3, the OJT Careers Team found themselves driving along Roxas Blvd., on the way to Caloocan to pay a visit to the Computer Studies Department in Manila Central University (MCU) and share a few things about job hunting that could help the students for when they graduate.

Geared with their presentations and some fun activities, the whole team made way for the seminar entitled, “Fire Up Your Potential with OJTCareers.com” in partnership with TrabahoPhilippines.com. The team discussed about the most important things to remember during the job application process, especially for graduating student. These included resume and cover letter writing, job hunting strategies, job interview tips, and a bonus discussion on personality development.

The team had fun in the interactive discussions mostly because the students themselves were very participative and attentive. It was very rewarding that these students were taking down pointers during the discussion and that they were asking questions that would help them when they finally join the real world and look for their first full-time job.

The discussion about personality development was especially fun because of the interaction among students. They were able to find out a lot of interesting things about themselves and their friends, all of which could help improve their perception of themselves and of others, which in turn would build their self confidence and gear them up for the competitive world of job hunting.

Overall, it’s an understatement to say that the OJT Careers seminar was a success. In truth, it was nothing short of awesome. Mr. Avonn Nova, Dean of the Computer Studies Department, Ms. Malou and Ms. Marlyn were all very accommodating. The OJT Careers Team definitely enjoyed interacting with a great crowd. And the best part about all this is that the seminar was FREE.

If you are also interested for the team to visit your school and have a free seminar just like what happened in MCU, all you have to do is send an email to [email protected]. In the meantime, here are some of the pics from the seminar. Enjoy!

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Top 3 Tips to Getting Your First Job

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Who Else is Looking Forward to Getting His First Job?

Congrats to the March 2010 Graduates! You might already feel giddy about not having to report to school next Monday, and not wearing your uniform again. But there is more that you’re going to have to do before you can consider yourself an official part of the working force, and that’s hunting for your first real job. But you don’t have to be scared about it. Here are some tips that will boost your chance of getting your first job easier.

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Apply directly to the manager. While a lot of people are lucky enough to be referred by someone they know, it’s a great experience if you apply for the job directly. But to avoid wasting your effort, double check the email address that you’re going to send your application to.

Take tests for civil service positions in government. If you’re still all over the place when it comes to choosing a career path, a career test will be able to steer you in the right direction. These are really helpful in figuring out your strong and weak points.

Attend job fairs. This is one of the most effective technique in maximizing the results you want. There are a number of advantages to attending job fairs. First one, there’s a big chance that you’ll get an interview on the spot. Second, if you come prepared, dressed properly and all, you have an edge among other applicants who aren’t. So make sure you stand out physically first. Third, you get access to a lot of companies in a day, which will save you not only your time but also your effort.

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With these ways, not only are you going to have a great experience looking for your first job, but you’re also going to learn a lot. Fresh graduates are usually very eager and that’s a very big advantage when it comes to job hunting. If you want a head start for your job hunting experience, here’s a list of different job fairs this March that you can attend.

Here are some more useful articles that can help you with the job hunt:

1. Job Hunting Guide for First Time Job Seekers
2. Resume Cover Letter Samples
3. Interview Tips for the First Time Job Seekers

Summer Jobs For College Students: Earn While You Learn This Summer!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Who Else Wants to Get Hired This Summer?

Now that summer is coming up, a lot of people are already making their respective summer plans. But for college students, summer usually means it’s time they find a company they can have their OJT or just a summer job they can involve themselves in to still get an allowance. Fortunately for them, there are a lot of companies today who are particularly looking for OJTs and part-timers. Here are some of the summer job ideas that you can consider, whether you’re living in Manila or not.

Call Center Companies
Most of the time, people living in Manila and Makati have the advantage of finding different summer jobs. The most common summer jobs available today still include call center companies like TeleTech, ePerformax, ACS, and Covergys. These companies are always hiring throughout the year, and they have a number of branches throughout Manila. They usually also have special spots for college students. If you’re looking for a job which will hone your communication skills and if you don’t mind the shifting schedule, working at a call center could be a great opportunity for you, if only for a few months.

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Coffee Shops
Coffee shops particularly Starbucks have boomed in the recent years because it has been an unexpected hit among the youth. 10 years ago, you wouldn’t see someone at the age of 20 having coffee at 12 noon, but now that trend has changed. Having a foamy frappe for lunch has almost become a staple among teens. And the best news for teens? Working in coffee shops is as much fun as hanging out there. Starbucks and other popular shops here are also always on the lookout for baristas and cashiers, and other positions. The schedule is also flexible to fit yours. If you think you’ll enjoy working in this kind of environment, there are more than twenty locations in Ayala, Makati alone and more than a hundred in Makati and Manila.

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Fast Food Chains
Before the coffee shops and the call center companies boomed, the typical teenager’s first refuge for a summer job would be a fast food chain like Jollibee, McDonald’s, etc. It’s because fast food chains always hire students and they are willing to give you a schedule that won’t coincide with your your schedule in school. Also, fast food chains aren’t that strict with the qualifications.

Summer Jobs For College Students Fast Food

Different University Departments
If you don’t want to go far or go the extra mile in looking for a summer job. The most convenient way for you is to look for vacancies in your own university. Most of the time, different departments are looking for a student assistant, so if your university is accessible to you, you should consider checking your university’s bulletin boards for possible positions you could fill in.

These are just some ideas you can consider if you’re looking for a summer job. These work either it’s for your OJT or you just want to earn. On a related note, you can increase you chances of getting hired this summer through these articles:

1.How to Write a Cover Letter for OJTs
2.Resume Writing: 7 Best Resume Tips
3.How to Find a Job Online

How to Write a Cover Letter for OJTs

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

How to Make a Cover Letter If You’re an OJT

A lot of students have asked before if they need to submit a cover letter even if they are just applying for an OJT. Naturally, the answer is yes. For you to be able to start with the proper way of job hunting, you need to start early. And one good preparation is learning how to write a good cover letter.

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Contrary to popular belief, writing a cover letter isn’t difficult. If you know the basics, it will be much easier for you to come up with a good cover letter in a matter of minutes.. Most cover letters have only three important parts, and you want to focus on these.

The first one is the introduction. The introduction should state your intentions directly. There should be no dillydallying. State what position you’re applying for and where you learned about the the job vacancy. This way, if you were referred by a friend, the one reading your cover letter will be able to prioritize you over the other applicants who applied elsewhere.

After the introduction, concentrate in writing the body. You should be able to mention a summary of all the qualifications you have that you believe are essential in getting you hired. These should not be written in a bullet form. There are cases of people putting their qualifications like they would in a resume, and this should be avoided.

After your straight introduction and the brief body, you have to finish off your cover letter properly too. Remember that the purpose of writing a cover letter is so that the employer will know whether you are qualified or not even without reading your resume, and if you are, knowing when you are available for interview.

In your conclusion, don’t forget to stress how much you want to work for their company. Mention the exact date when you are available for an interview so you can prepare yourself if ever they schedule you, as opposed to them scheduling the interview and you not having to prepare for it.

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By following these simple tips, you can easily write a powerful cover letter even if you’re still an OJT. Remember, there is no such thing as too early when it comes to being prepared and qualified for a job, so better start early.