Hi! I've been keen on starting a blog, but I don't know how to do it (creatively and technically). I want to develop my writing skills and I know that creating and maintaining your own blog also has resume value, so I was hoping you could help me by posting tips or a guide to achieving this. Thanks!
Hi, can I still pay for your services even if I have no work and internship experience? Will you still help me out?
When you're ready, here's the link http://bit.ly/ResumeConsultations
PS thank you for answering my questions <3 sorry I'm too shy to ask you directly :(
re: tedx, but it's alright to put it in your resume if you've organized tedx talks right? hehe
If you are core team though, like volunteers or the hard working ones who don't get to boss people around, it's not that strong to add in. It's kinda useless since it's not leadership or project management experience. Unless you, as the lowly one, initiated something new that made TedX better.
PS, this technically counts as work experience, but because AJMA owns the TedXADMU rights, I've always put it under co-curriculars which I find so sad. This is such a good experience for people to have, hosting a conference this big. Is a shame only a few people can be core team. Someone start a TedXKatip na.
why do tedx talks not count as seminars/conferences attended? :(
This also isn't an industry specific conference that gave you specialized knowledge and contacts. Most likely you went with a bunch of friends and enjoyed the day, and that's totally ok. That's what a TedX is (for the audience). A way to enjoy a free day.
If you know the email address of a recruiter, is it better to send your resume directly to them even if the job posting says to apply on their company website? I feel like they don't really mind people's applications in the company website eh :(
But do send to the recruiter directly, with a cover letter that's memorable, reads well, and sets you apart from all the other candidates right away. Be charming, tell them you also applied through the company website, and that you're excited to hear back from them. ((Cover letter formulas are a completely different post.))
Apply through company website anytime you want, but schedule your email to the recruiter at 8:09am on the nearest working day. The uneven time makes it look natural and authentic, instead of a bot schedule.
Why does Youthhack only help high school students? Can't I get an internship through them as "late bloomer" college student? Parang ang biased naman kasi. And I don't have high expectations even as a college student doing something made for high school students. I don't demand a lot.
would you know how much is the salary (entry level) in the big advertising agencies?
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I like external validation that what I'm working on is helpful to others too, so I kinda need this to gauge if I should spend more time helping others or you know, working on improving myself. If you've got more questions to ask as well, feel free to drop them in here on the ask.fm!
Wow, ang mema ko talaga hahaha tyyy for the last time~
Hi! I fortunately came across your blog from a year ago (14.5 Things You Didn’t Realize Had Resume Value), and I just wanted to ask about one of the items you listed. If I wish to include my thesis work in my CV, where exactly does it fall under? Thanks so much!
Hi! I'm sorry if this question has been asked already (new reader here woo!) but I wanted to ask...and this'll sound silly but...did you speak mostly Filipino during your internship? (I recently had an internship and my colleagues all made fun of my conyo-ness HUHUHU)
2nd, I don't speak Taglish much, and Betina almost never does because she was raised in Europe. So, don't worry. You're in good company.
I only spoke in Filipino when I knew for sure the people I was talking to didn't know it well. And even then, i was given an interpreter because my bosses truly thought i would die out in the remote provinces of the Philippines without one.
3rd, I think this is something you should make peace with. Idk about other people, but in my opinion, making fun of someone's grasp of a language is something immature and kind of hints at the those teasing you being close-minded people. A person is struggling with a language means that they know another language better. As long as you are trying to speak and learn a different language, you're already doing great. So kudos to you!
Just smile and politely laugh when people do that for the sake of pakikisama. And never stop trying to learn how to speak your other languages better. Take it from me, I have an elementary grasp of both Tagalog and Mandarin, but I still try my best to speak it, even if everyone makes fun of me in the process.
do companies judge based on your course? because the course is like one of the first things they see in your resume. and like in ateneo pa lang our fellow schoolmates discriminate based on course :(
I'm AB Interdisciplinary Studies and I'm not doing so bad, so don't worry about your course holding you back so much :)
Hi guys! Just wondering. I just graduated and I've been taking a break so far. How long of a break is acceptable before employers start getting worried/suspicious?
How did you manage your time interning and studying at the same time? I want to intern but i don' t know if I can, there's always loads of schoolworks plus I spend almost 3-4 hrs commuting and its very tiring. 😩😩
I get to the office early and do my homework before my boss gets there. If I'm just sitting around I'll study ahead for class. I stay sane by scheduling my friends into my breaks, so every week I hang out with at least 5 different friends.
Re: commuting, I feel ya. I'd suggest looking for a flexible internship that can be partially done online or at home. 👍
hello is the Ateneo Jobs and Internships FB group still up? can't seem to find it, thank you so much
Halu! Can I ask what kind of portfolio Annisa showed to Ogilvy and Mather? And if she applied as a creative or an account manager?
Hi! Quick question about INKOMPASS because I'm an incoming sophomore whose curi0osity is building - if you're taking a 5 year course (like BAA), are you supposed to apply at INKOMPASS when you're a sophomore or a junior? Or can you apply as either? Thank you!
For the incoming INKOMPASS 2017 batch, they need to be graduating in 2019 to be eligible! Hope this helps clear it up!
Hello! I recently got an internship at a small advertising agency, which I'm super proud of! Unfortunately, my parents want me to quit because the company is, quoting them, "too small to matter". I really want the job, though... is it possible for an internship to be "worthless"? Thank you!
Hello! For inkompass, are there rejection emails? And in the inkompass facebook page, one of the candidates in my day was featured. Does it mean she got in already?
Hi! Do you know any companies that offer internships/volunteer work/ OJT for high school/Grade 12 students? 😊 Thank you!
Also, when are we supposed to hear back from them? The wait's almost agonizing. Not that I'm betting on it too much haha. Thanks!
Hello! I remember reading somewhere on your blog that you believe design internships should be paid due to the nature of the work being done. Would you know of any paid design internships that you would recommend? It could be in an ad agency or design firm!
Freelance at least, pays.
The best ad agency I know is Ogilvy and Mather, but they're looking for all around creative people (aka graphic design, video editing, conceptualizing) as backup manpower for their campaigns.
Sorry I couldn't help, good luck!!
I'm the gamer type and I'd like to get involved in eSports one day. But for now do you think any of those experiences can be relevant to a recruiter? (Playing with a team as a player, handling a team/organization as its manager, etc)
Just curious xD How do companies usually present the job offer? Do they inform you on the spot after the interview? (Won't this be awkward tho if you say you'll think about it first?) Or do they text it to you that you got the job hours or days later? :)
How should a resume look like for someone with nothing to put in it? (In applying for both internship and employment) No work experience, no org stints, little to no relevant skills.
If you're super stuck and can't write it yourself, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
I do resume consultation or I could just write your resume for you. For a price. Good luck!
Do you have any plans of pursuing MBA or MIR?
Betina: I'm considering an MIM (Masters in Management), an MBA, or an MS OD (Master of Science in Organizational Development). But I'll probably be using it mostly as a springboard to work abroad since a masters degree is usually the fastest route into the best companies and I don't have the patience to work my way up from scratch. If I know that I have a solid chance at getting expatriated without needing an additional degree, then I probably won't pursue any further studies.