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OJT Songs: Because you need to Rock through the Day!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Most OJTs treat their program as such a chore, that they can’t perform at their best and optimal performance. It’s such a shame, actually, considering that some fail an otherwise-simple program. Worst, others create a negative impression on the general workplace, that it’ll be hard for them to look for an actual job in the future. Don’t let this be the case for you – simply rock on! Listen to these choice tracks to make you get through your OJT grind:

Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
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Yes, you can listen to this – we don’t need no education – as a way to fight the system you’re currently in (ironic, isn’t it?). It’s a healthy exercise, listening to Pink Floyd that is. You wouldn’t need to dwell into negative activities just to show you are against your current situation. Besides, the song’s beat is mesmerizing – making you get into the flow, and get things done. You wouldn’t notice that time flies by with this song!

Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses)
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As a welcome entry into the corporate world, listen to this hard-hitting song. As cheesy as it may sound, Guns N’ Roses can actually help you conquer you OJT woes. It’s a must as well, since that song’s so catchy – you and probably your work colleagues may soon be screaming your lungs out with this one! And as an added stress-reliever, try to air guitar Slash’s guitar solo. You just know that you want to!

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
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Sometimes, all it takes to get through your OJT sentence (I mean program!) is comedy. With a healthy dose of laughter, and a sprinkle of one of history’s best rock acts, you’ll be laughing and singing through the pain! Channel the Freddie Mercury out of yourself, and you’ll soon find yourself invincible against any OJT hurdle.

All it takes is some simple rock music to take your OJT pain away. Heck, it’ll help speed up your hours – you’ll be done in no time at all! Another Brick in the Wall introduces a healthy alternative on rebelling against a system. Welcome to the Jungle helps you psych yourself up to face the different problems that you may encounter. And the Bohemian Rhapsody will not only bring in the laughter, but let you sing – with the entire office – that you’re all champions. Rock on, young OJT! And have a productive day at work!

3 Movies to Inspire Your OJT Life

Friday, January 6th, 2012

In a fret dealing with the OJT program you’re in? Don’t be – it’s temporary after all! But regardless of it being temporary, you need to make a good and able impression to pass it. So if you find yourself of some needed pick-me-ups during your OJT, try watching some movies to boost up your mood! Check out some of these choice flicks:

500 Days of Summer
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It’s a must, when you find yourself in a drag, to watch this movie. Tom, a young, under-accomplished postcard writer, fell in love with the vibrant Summer. Chaos – typical of any romantic relationship – ensues, leading into Tom to review his life’s stand. What makes this movie so appealing for OJTs is its approach – artsy, yet popular at the same time, just right for the young, underdog crowd. Also, OJTs can learn how to prioritize what they need in life, that they would need to separate the “real” from the “ideal”.

Almost Famous
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If you feel like being the new – or youngest – guy in a company is a curse, then watch this movie. William Miller, an accelerated student (at age 15, about to graduate from a University), feels the pain and struggles of being the youngest guy in a group. Age is such a matter for him, that most publishers (William’s a good – yet aspiring journalist) reject his work when they find out how old he is. Having to land a chance to write for Rolling Stone (by faking his age), he then gets an assignment to write about a rock band. What follows is a coming-to-age story, of has-beens and dreams. Almost Famous would resonate well with OJTs mainly because of William. Sometimes, age can be a factor. But that doesn’t mean you can’t live and love your dreams because of it.

300
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Yes, the epic movie! OJTs will get a thrill on relieving Leonidas fight with the Persians. It’s like work, actually – no matter the odds, if you plan and face problems head on, you can accomplish anything. No Persian magic, assassin or army will defy you in your work! Plus, the line, “THIS IS SPARTA” is a good way to boost one’s ego!

Inspiring yourself to finish your OJT program can be done by simply watching movies. Make sure to watch these movies to pull yourself up – if you’ve dug yourself a hole! Good luck with your OJT program, and hope you have a productive day!

How to Appreciate Your OJT

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

It’s a part of life, a necessity in order for you to grow. Heck, it’s a requirement needed for you to graduate from college. I’m talking about your on-the-job-training! Depending on the course you’ve enrolled to, you’re bound to complete a certain amount of hours in a certain firm or company. And, if you’re as lazy as that rock you’re stepping on when you head out to school, you’d need to step up your game to get through the OJT program. Here are a few tips to help you out on just that:

Listen
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It’s as elementary as it gets, but having an open mind – and ears – will help you finish your OJT program in no time at all. This will help prevent your bosses from repeating the same instructions to you all over again, making you finish tasks needed to be done. Make sure to listen and follow all directions that were given to you. If needed, write them down – there’s no shame in having a handy sheet of paper and pen ready. You need all the help you can get to get through the program.

Help Where You Can
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Just because you weren’t asked to do something, doesn’t mean you can’t help out. If you do have a skill or talent needed to help out your work colleagues, then offer it. An extra pair of hands to finish a given task can help get things done in a much more faster way. It’ll also help you build rapport with your work colleagues, and hopefully get you a good word from your superiors.

New Friends
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It’s just work, nothing personal – wrong. Just because you’re working in a firm for a certain amount of hours only, doesn’t mean you can’t get to know the people working there. Creating and building up new friendships will give you a good idea on how working in the real world is. It’ll also help you to create a future career network, which can potentially help you out in looking for an actual job.

Appreciating your OJT can be easy, if you allow yourself to enjoy it. Make sure to listen to avoid wasting other people’s time. Help out when and where you can, to show how sincere you are in working. And make sure to create new friends, to lighten up your mood in work. Hope you have a successful and productive time in your OJT!

6 Great Tips in Writing Your Student Resume

Monday, December 12th, 2011

If you are planning to apply for a summer or an internship job this vacation, then it is best if you would begin to construct your student resume as early as possible. It is important for you to realize that being able to effectively write a great resume can determine whether you get to be accepted for a job or not. However, it can be a little different from that of the typical resume. So, to help you write your own resume, here are the things that you need to remember in writing one.

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  • Always have a qualifications summary included in your resume to be able to help your prospective employer have an idea as to how you would be able to contribute to the company.
  • Give importance to your education by putting it on top of your resume instead of writing it at the bottom because you have to remember that it is the most important information that you can provide your employer especially if you have no work experiences yet to include.
  • You could also choose to include all those extra curricular activities and courses that you may have taken in the academe that can be truly considered related to the position that you are applying for.

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  • You might also include unrelated jobs in your resume provided that you can be able to do that in the right way— choose the important aspects of your work experiences that can be considered relevant to the needs of the company even if you were able to get it from another type of industry.
  • Try to write your skills that you think are what the company needs and be sure to emphasize them in your resume.
  • You could also try to list all the achievements as well as the activities that you did in the past that you think may be related to the job that you’re applying for but be sure that your resume would not exceed two pages when you decide to include them.

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Resume writing is the first important step that you need to prepare yourself with if you want be accepted for a particular job position. Try making your own student resume now not only for your much needed application but also as a way to perfecting your resume writing. Just see to it that all the important information stated above are included and you’ll be sure to land that summer or internship job that you need.

How to Make Your First Resume

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Graduating from college is such a fulfilling and happy experience. It is a full and proud recognition that you have successfully submitted all your class requirements, and have completely fulfilled all the things expected of you as a university student. However, the next chapter of your life begins – a chapter which you will decide for yourself. As there are college graduates who opt to go into further studies, law, or medical school; most graduates go into finding a job. Most will opt to join the workforce and hopefully, help out in the expenses of their parents.

No one however will specifically guide you and tell you step by step on what to do. The first and most important thing however, in beginning your search for work is preparing – and preparing well – your resume. You must be able to make a company think that you will be a great asset to their company, even only with your resume first. There are some key points to take into consideration when preparing your resume.

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First, only put necessary things and facts about yourself in your resume. These would include your educational background, awards received, any internship or working experience, seminars attended and extra-curricular activities significant to the job you are applying to. Some people put very irrelevant personal information such as height, weight, etc. This is already unnecessary. Just remember to put information that will show your professional side.

Second, make a good layout for your resume. Although people may think that doing this is already not necessary, the layout or design of your resume is also important in catching the attention of any employer. According to research, there is only 20 seconds for your resume to make the right impression to any company, so also put an effort in outlining your resume.

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Lastly, be honest about what you put in your resume. This is probably the most important thing you can do. Putting things that are not true or completely made up will only result to negative things. Once you are interviewed and hired and your employer asks you to perform something that you put in your resume, then how will you be able to carry this out? This will not only embarrass you, but will put your reputation on the line.

Remember, one’s resume is the very first avenue for any potential employer to get to know you well. They will form their initial impression of you through your resume, so you better make it comprehensive and extraordinary. Your resume will be your key into getting an interview with a potential employer. Therefore, it is very important to show your best through your resume.

4 OJT Tips – because it’s more than just a job

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

More than just a school requirement, on-the-job training programs are meant to give college students a taste of the real world. Face it – most schools are actually sheltered, wherein education is spoon-fed on most of its students. This gives the students a negative impression on the real, outside, working world. Thus, you should treat your OJT programs as an investment for professional and personal growth.

To help you out on getting the most out of your OJT program, here are some tips you may want to remember:

Attendance
Being on time for your OJT reflects how you treat your life as well. Prompt employees are usually individuals who have laid out a plan for the day. Factoring time into their plans make these people into productive individuals. You, as a student, figures just as much as well. Being prompt makes you maximize your required OJT hours in a certain company. More often than not, the company will actually recognize you as an asset.

4 OJT Tips – Help out

Help where you can

Just because you’re part of an OJT program doesn’t mean you’re left out on other tasks. If needed, help out where you can. Use whatever additional skills you have learned (whether it be in graphic design, software programming, etc.) to help out the company you’re in. Not only will you be recognized by your efforts, you’ll get to maximize your potential as a student and practice multi-tasking as well.

Smile

Smile! Just because you’re having your OJT doesn’t mean you have to be prim and proper all the time. Learn how to communicate with your colleagues. Ask them questions – how they handle certain tasks and responsibilities, how they handle stress, how they live their daily lives and whatnot. Bridging and connecting with your fellow work colleagues will help you develop the confidence to speak up, and communicate properly in the real working world.

4 OJT Tips – Smile

More than a job
Your OJT, if you’re treating it as an investment, can turn out into something more than just a job or school requirement. If you’re actually contributing as much or more than the company requires you to do, you may very well be absorbed in the workforce. Also, having built and maintained the connections in your chosen OJT company may lead to new and brighter opportunities in the future. More likely than not, how you see your employers at this stage – and how you deal with them – is a sure reflection of your future working self.

Investing in a good OJT program is a crucial step on not just landing your desired career, but help you develop your personal strength as well. Just remember to have fun in your OJT, and hope you’ll get to learn a lot!

Internships for Marketing Students in Makati

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Marketing is a very popular college course in the Philippines. There are a lot of great job opportunities in big and multinational companies upon graduation, and you could penetrate different industries. But to get a good start on your career, you should first start on a good company to have your internship in.

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But in the world of Marketing, more than the name of the company, its reputation for giving good internship programs should be your top priority. In the end, credentials are only words in paper, but good training will take you farther. If you are not sure what you’re looking for in companies to have your internship in, here are some things that you should do and not overlook. There are a lot of internships for Marketing students, but you should be able to select a handful of really good ones that will be able to provide you with good training.

Research about the company. Remember that a known name does not always equate to a good training program. And just because a big corporation has very good opportunities for fresh graduates and regular job hunters, it doesn’t necessarily follow that they take care of their interns as much as their regular employees. Find out if the company will really be able to hand you tasks related to your course, or if you are just going to be an accessory or an assistant without any real goal to complete.

Internships for Marketing Students in Makati Research

Research about the nature of the job. Some companies assign their interns specific tasks for a specific period of time, while others provide you with a progression of projects that you should complete and from which you could learn a lot more about Marketing. An internship shouldn’t be an extension of your class homeworks. It should already be a taste of a real job, and a company willing to offer you that is ready to train you for the things you will do in the future.

Research for more options. There are a lot of industries you could tap in with your course. Marketing is an essential part of a business, so you should first determine your strong points before even searching for internships for Marketing students. Gauge yourself if you are usually able to present yourself better when it comes to sports, communication arts, lifestyle, or travel.

Once you have considered these things, it’s easy enough to find internships for Marketing students. In Makati alone, there are already a lot of companies looking for OJTs in Marketing. All you have to do is figure out first what you want to get out of the internship program, find a company who will really be able to deliver, and do your best!

Internships for Marketing Students in Makati Success

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For additional help with your OJT application process, here are some really helpful articles:

1. 4 Steps to Planning Your Career Successfully
2.January 2011 Job Fairs in the Philippines
3. How to Write a Cover Letter for OJTs

How to Get a High Grade for Your OJT

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Practicum is a requirement for almost all colleges. Without it, you cannot graduate. However, even if you finish the hours at your respective company, that doesn’t necessarily mean you pass. In fact, before you actually finish your on-the-job training, you need to have a grading sheet. You’ll have to have the manager or your supervisor sign the form, so they can grade you based on your performance during your stay there.

Sure, some employers would just check all the “Excellent” or “Very Good” status on your grading sheet but there are some who actually care. If you feel that you’re stuck with someone like that, remember that you’ll need more than just to make them coffee or photocopy a few documents. You need to win their favor and to do so, you need to work hard just like a regular employee does.

How can you get a high grade in your OJT? Some students actually don’t know the answer. They just keep silent and do what they are asked. However, by acting more like an employee, you’ll get better results. To be more specific, companies who take their interns seriously base the criteria usually on these two things:

Performance – Some bosses actually ask you to do something based on your field or something that actually has a relevance to the company. When you have one of these important tasks, go all out! Some bosses like it when you have an initiative. Don’t settle for anything less. Treat the project as your brainchild.

How to Get a High Grade for Your OJT Work Hard

If you have extra skills (like abilities in Adobe Photoshop, Photography and many others), you’ll be very useful in the company. Any firm can use the extra hands. Be sure to mention this during your internship job interview.

Attitude – No. Your grades aren’t only about the quantity and quality of work. You need to get along with your supervisors, colleagues and fellow OJTs. Your every action is also monitored – if you come to work on time, if you’re polite towards your superiors, if you dress well and so on. Other things such as time management skills and work ethics will also be in the criteria. Remember, these will all affect your final grade.

Attitude is as important as performance. This is because, you wouldn’t be able to work well if you don’t mesh well with your colleagues. Work ethics can also get you far. Even if you’re not as skilled as the other OJTs, your employers will give you great respect because of this. In fact, if you impress them with your hardworking and professional attitude, you might possibly have a slot for them in their company.

How to Get a High Grade for Your OJT Success

In summary, getting a good grade for your practicum is not difficult. You just need to work hard. Take your OJT seriously for this is an avenue for you to learn more about the workforce.