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Best Job Sites in the Philippines
Here are the best job sites and job search engines in the Philippines:
Hireme.ph is a simple job search engine. It is different from other job sites because it doesn’t require applicant registrations and it’s FREE for both applicants and employers. Its site navigation is very easy to understand and each job is classified in each industry, giving job seekers faster time to search for the right match for them.
Trabaho.com is an online recruitment site that was developed by Web Philippines, Inc. in 1996. This site is more of an online career resource than a job site. With trabaho.com, you can track current news and job fairs. You can also check out their consolidated career guides and resources which is very helpful to jobseekers especially fresh graduates searching for career fairs.
Phil-JobNet (Philippine Job Exchange Network) is a facility of the Department of Labor and Employment with centralized database maintained by the Bureau of Local Employment. It was launched in 1998 and is meant to exhibit the technical feasibility of a real-time job seeker-vacancy matching system.
This job site was launched as part of the national advocacy strategy adopted by DOLE in popularizing an information technology-based employment service. If you have been to your provincial, city or municipal PESO (Public Service Employment Office), you must be familiar with this site.
Careerjet is essentially a job search engine that acts as traffic driver to job listings. It maps huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from job boards, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites. Job offerings in this site are not hosted by Careerjet and users are always redirected to the original job listing. Its job search engine network encompasses over 90 countries, featuring separate interfaces that are translated into 28 languages.
BestJobs works together with CompuTrabajo and InfoJobs.com.br which are part of the job and recruitment network of Red Arbor present in 33 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Philippines, Kenya, South Africa, India and Indonesia. What’s nice with this site is their fast jobseeker registration and the easy employer recruitment process.
Indeed is one of the best job search engines worldwide. Its site navigation is very straightforward and its automatic location finder is very handy and time saving. Employers can freely post jobs directly on Indeed. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. This job site and job search engine site drove millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field.
In terms of web design, this job site has the best web design among this list and is the best online recruitment site for fresh graduates. Like Hireme.ph, this site has a very easy navigation and with their user-friendly and easy-to-use tools, they make job hunting fun and easier. What makes them different from other job sites is their Resume link creator which help job seekers share their resume online.
JobOpenings.ph was launched in 2008 and is a sister site of WorkAbroad.ph. This site is one of the most trusted job sites by top companies and local recruitment agencies in the Philippines. Aside from posting job advertisement, member employers and agencies can also monitor their job posts at anytime of the day and view, sort and contact qualified applicants in an instant.
Like trabaho.com and Jobs180, this job site also offers informative and comprehensive articles. They frequently post employment news, career guides, employee’s rights and benefits, career videos and latest career events.
Founded in 2007, Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent. This job site and search engine holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees. Add to that millions of the latest jobs — no other community allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it’s really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn. Glassdoor has also a mobile app on iOS and Android platforms.
JobStreet is one of Asia’s leading online employment marketplaces. Since 1995, JobStreet.com has grown to become one of the leading Internet Recruitment websites in the Asia-Pacific, revolutionizing the way recruitment is done today. JobStreet offers a comprehensive suite of interactive recruitment services. International and local Asian corporations recruit from JobStreet.com’s ever-increasing pool of top talent and manage their recruitment process through uniquely developed software applications via the Internet.
In November 2014, they became part of the Australian Stock Exchange-listed SEEK Limited – the world’s largest online employment marketplace by market capitalization.
Started in 1998, JobsDB is a job portal with substantial positions across China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, and is considered Asia’s preferred destination for job seekers. With a team of 1,000 talented individuals, they have a strong local presence in the countries they’re in.
In 2011, (like JobStreet) they also became part of the Australian Stock Exchange-listed SEEK Limited — the world’s largest job portal by market capitalization.
Founded in 1994, Monster.com is the leading online global careers network available in 50 countries around the world. Their tagline is pretty simple “Think Big, Be Happy” and their goal is to help job seekers make the most of their 80 or 90 years on this planet.
Cool isn’t it? To add from these, Monster’s site is very easy to navigate. They also organize fun and crazy contests that is why Monster is the best job site in the Philippines.
Resume - an advertising and marketing campaign designed to sell one thing — You.
There are many categories in resume types that you need to know. There are Resume Types by Format or Layout (chronological, functional and combination resume), Resume Types by Level (entry-level / recent graduate, professional, mid-career and executive resume), Resume Types by Presentation (printed resume, online resume and video resume) and Resume Types by Design.
If you are thinking of what design to apply to your resume, there are designs that you need to know:
Resume Types by Design
The following are the types of resume in terms of design:
1. Traditional Resume
A traditional resume is detailed and text-heavy. This is the most commonly used resume in any job application. The typefaces used are serif fonts like Times New Roman, Georgia and Bodoni. The traditional resume is best to use if you are applying to an old-school or traditional company. With its classic look and layout, this is best for corporate application like secretarial or office jobs. This may not be the most creative and funkiest type of resume by presentation, but this is the standard resume in traditional companies.
2. Modern Resume
Modern Resume presents detailed enough information to get a sense of the applicant’s history. Use of white space is usually presented to show the potential employer that the applicant knows how to display information in a friendly and easy-to-read format. Modern sans serif (no serif) typeface and subtle colors are usually used to present this type of resume. In terms of layout, this resume is compartmentalized and has minimal content. Modern resume is perfect for corporate and design related jobs.
3. Artistic / Creative Resume
Creative or Artistic resume is the most personalized type of resume and is completely unique in presentation. Applicants usually send this type of resume toward a younger audience or playful startup company looking for fresh graduate or designer.
Its content has full bleed colors and is usually sent through electronic mail. This may contains chart(s) demonstrating the level of proficiency within a particular software, has rounded corner to create a playful or retro look and usually includes social icons. It uses variety of elements to amplify the style that is meant to be achieved and more importantly, it is the best way to let the applicant’s personality show through. Creative or artistic resume is the best in applying for a design company or a company with a strong online presence.
What design to choose
Your resume design must depend on the following factors: your industry, the company and the position you are applying for. Stick to a traditional design if you are applying to an old-school company or if applying to top positions like Director of Management, General Manager etc. Likewise, stick to a traditional resume if your industry requires a CV or curriculum vitae like the education and health care Industry).
On the other hand, if you are applying to a modern company or if you are a startup job seeker, think of designing either a Modern or Artistic resume.
To sum it all up, know what resume type by design suits the position you’re applying and never compromise professionalism when it comes to your resume.
“Now Google I don’t want to pussyfoot around the issue here so let’s just get down to brass tacks. My name is Matthew Epstein and I want to work for you bad,” said Matthew Epstein in his video resume entitled Google Please Hire Me.
Matthew Epstein’s video resume that was uploaded to YouTube and has now more than 1 million views, became one of the most entertaining and most creative video resumes according to LoftResume.
Have you ever thought of creating a video resume? Think about it because resume creation is becoming more and more creative.
Resume Writing Now and Then
The trend in creating resumes is continuously changing. Before the release of Microsoft Word in 1983, resumes are just often scribbles on scrap paper during a job interview but now, some applicants just send their electronic resumes to the human resources’ email address. See the changes yet?
To convince you more that resume writing is changing, here are other resume types by presentation that you should know:
Resume Types by Presentation
1. Printed Resume
Leonardo Da Vinci was the first person known to write a resume. Da Vinci wrote the document—which is actually more of a cover letter than a resume—when hes 30. His resume focuses on what he can offer for the Duke of Milan in the way of innovative technologies of war.
In 1940s resume transitioned to formality, from scribble on scrap paper during a job interview, to a job search requirement. When word processors came along in the 1970s, resumes became more professional and ‘salesy’, evolving into polished one-sheet profiles printed on high-end paper.
Traditional resume of a CSR applicant.
Printed resumes are generally accepted in job applications so make sure to create one for yourself. It should also be updated from time to time so keep the soft copy or the electronic version.
2. Online and Digital Resume
With the help of the internet, your online profiles can strengthen your candidacy for a job. Online resumes may include:
Online portfolio. An electronic portfolio (also known as an e-portfolio, digital portfolio, or online portfolio) is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user. Online portfolios are both demonstrations of the user’s skills and qualifications.
Personal website, interactive resume and blog. Your personal website is one of the most effective ways to promote yourself. With a personal website in hand, you can present your previous projects or write blog posts relevant to your industry. If you want to create your personal website, there are many free-hosting sites that you can avail online such as About.me, Flavors.me, Wix.com, and Webs.com. However, if you are serious in building a strong brand, you have to create a personal website using your name as a domain.
Social media profile: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. If you do not have a LinkedIn profile yet, it is time to create one. According to Dan Schawbel, New York Times best-selling author of Promote Yourself, “Professionals are going to start using LinkedIn’s “Resume Builder” tool to turn their LinkedIn profile into a resume that they can use to submit to jobs.” Don’t be the last one to adapt.
Your online profiles will prove difficult-to-quantify traits like character, drive, creativity and social ability. Staying socially active online is one of the best ways to showcase your unique talents and personality.
Bad online credits can ruin your chance in getting the job. For instance, a Google search can pull up your LinkedIn, Facebook and other online accounts in a few seconds and results can be good or bad depending on your online activities.
The buzz is growing and video resumes are the next ‘cool’ thing to do. - About.com
Take a look at this video resume by Erin Vondrak that she used in her application for a video game company called Valve.
You can be as creative as you wanted to be in your video resume. You can add awesome introduction about yourself, record on different locations, incorporate music or collect testimonials from your previous colleagues, supervisors or employers. You can do anything that is appropriate for the job you are applying for but as you see, your resourcefulness and creativity is the limit.
Creating a video resume is effective if you are applying to a non-traditional media company; however, some employers are turned-off by video resumes because of the following reasons:
Length of the video resume. Some video resumes take 2-3 minutes to finish. According to an article by The Muse, your video resume should not go over 90 seconds.
Demeanor and unprofessionalism. According to human resources expert Susan M. Heathfield, “As an employer, my understanding from other employers, is that the video resumes they (employers) are receiving are fairly unprofessional and may turn them off to a potential candidate.”
Discrimination concerns. Attorney Dennis Brown is advising their employer clients not to accept or view video resumes because of the possibility for charges of discrimination based on age, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
My advice whether you have to create a video resume is this — know your audience. Modern companies will accept video resumes but traditional companies will not. You should also consider the job you are applying for. Video resumes are good for a creative position like marketing but not for extremely formal position like accountant.
“The video resume will never be a replacement for a paper resume, but it has the capabilities to show some intangibles your paper resume can’t—like confidence, professionalism, and presentation skills.” - The Muse
What are our key takeaways here?
You should update your resume as you learn new skills. Needless to say, keep a copy of your electronic resume copy.
Make your online presence as professional as you can. Start hiding negative results from Google and start building your credibility. If you want to attract employers, you have to adapt.
Although video resumes cannot replace printed or electronic resumes (maybe not yet), it is a useful medium in getting the attention of your future employer.
Going back to Matthew Epstein’s video resume, although he (Epstein) did not get a job from Google, he got hired in a start-up company in San Francisco where his imagination and wit are put to good use.
Araw ng Manggagawa or Labor Day is a non-working holiday celebrated on the first day of May every year in the Philippines. It is a day celebrated in honor of working Filipino people.
Every year on the first day of May, the government conducts activities — particularly headed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) — to give honor to the working Filipino people.
On Labor Day 2010, DOLE conferred the DOLE Kabuhayan Awards to outstanding individuals and workers’ groups that implemented DOLE-assisted livelihood projects. The DOLE-Kabuhayan Awards marked the Philippine’s 108th Labor Day celebration. The award was given to outstanding individuals and workers’ groups with the aim of recognizing and showcasing the best projects implemented within the last five years for priority groups of beneficiaries.
On Labor Day 2011, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) conducted mega-job fairs in strategic locations nationwide.
On Labor Day 2014, DOLE conducted an event with theme: “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga, at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”
On Labor Day 2015, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III traveled to Cebu to attend Jobstart Philippines Forum, sponsored by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its partners.
Rallies and Protests
However, May 1 in the Philippines is also often marked by rallies as the labor sector airs its grievances.
For example on the 2009th Labor Day, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-National Capital Region (Bayan-NCR), Kilusang Mayo Uno-National Capital Region (KMU-NCR), Anakpawis Partylist and other militant organizations commemorated Labor Day by protesting against the Arroyo administration for its continued negligence in providing relief to the condition of the people.
On the 2012th Labor Day, a historic move, more than 40 labor federations formed a coalition called Nagkaisa to urge the government to increase the minimum wage, end labor contractualization, and regulate the prices of fuel, electricity, and water. Included in the coalition are the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Partido ng Manggagawa, BMP, Alliance of Progressive Labor, Federation of Free Workers, Philippine Airlines Employees Association, and several other unions and federations nationwide.
On the 2013th Labor Day, thousands of workers across the country marked Labor Day with protests against what they called the failure of the Aquino administration to address their demands for higher wages and better working conditions. Workers converged and held rallies at different points in Metro Manila, including Mendiola, Liwasang Bonifacio and outside Quiapo Church where Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle officiated a Mass for workers.
On the 2015th Labor Day, protests followed Aquino even right outside the job fair on Cebu. Different labor groups joined forces in a protest rally denouncing what they call the President’s disregard of the workforce. In an interview, Dennis Derige of the Partido ng Manggagawa Cebu, said that they are calling for justice for all workers who experience job contractualization and those who are not given decent working conditions. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) were part of the rally.
This year’s Labor Day Events
This year’s Labor Day celebration will have a theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho” and will be highlighted by modified job fairs in 44 sites across the Philippines.
Career guidance for the youth
A modification was made by the Department through the conduct of a career fair, which aims to guide students and the youth in making career decisions.
“The career fair will feature the on-going human resource development initiatives of the DOLE in partnership with labor groups, employers, key sectors, and other government agencies. It will build on the Human Resource Development Roadmap and the Labor and Employment Plan for 2016-2022 to prepare the youth for the future of work,” said Baldoz.
She added that the career fair will be participated in by 3,000 youths and students who want to explore career opportunities in the labor market. It will also feature career ambassadors who will assist the youth participants in making career decisions.
Several government agencies will showcase their respective programs on career guidance, including scholarships and related programs on the K to 12.
A labor market information (LMI) corner will also be set-up, featuring the enhanced Phil-JobNet, Job Search Kiosk, JobStart Philippines, Human Resource Development Roadmap 2016-2022, career information materials, and industry career guides.
Job and Career Fairs
To ensure fast and smooth processing of job applications and other employment-related documentation, the DOLE and its Regional Offices enlisted the participation of the National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, Bureau of Internal Revenue, National Statistics Office, PAG-IBIG, and PhilHealth, which will have their own booths at the following job fair sites nationwide.
National Capital Region
World Trade Center, Pasay City
Cordillera Administrative Region
Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City
SM City Rosales and Calasiao Sports Gymnasium, Pangasinan
Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
SM City Cauayan and Robinson’s Mall, Santiago City
People’s Center in Balanga, Bataan
SM City Baliuag in DRT Highway, Pagala, Baliuag, Bulacan
SM City Marilao, McArthur Highway, Pagala, Marilao, Bulacan
SM City, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
SM City Downtown, San Fernando City, Pampanga
SM City Clark, Clarkfield, Pampanga
SM City Pampanga, San Fernando City, Pampanga
SM City, Tarlac, Tarlac; Masinloc Gymnasium, Masinloc, Zambales
SM City Olongapo, Olongapo City
A post-labor day job fair at the Freedom Park, Burgos Street, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija will be held on May 3.
SM Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas, Cavite
SM Calamba, Calamba, Laguna
Pacific Mall, Quezon
and SM Taytay, Rizal.
A pre-labor day job fair was held on April 27 at the Batangas City Convention Center in Batangas.
Divine Word College of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
SM Robinson’s, Palawan
SM City Naga, Naga City, Camarines Sur
SM City Iloilo, Manduriao, Iloilo City
The Shops at Amigo, Iloilo City
Cebu Capitol Building, Cebu City
Avellana Cebu National High School
Tacloban Astrodome Sagkahan, Tacloban City
Zamboanga Economic Freeport Authority, Talisayan, Zamboanga City
KCC Mall, General Santos
Gaisano Mall, Davao City
SM City Davao
SM City General-SM Trade Halls 1 and 2
KCC Mall, General Santos Convention and Events Center
DOLE Surigao del Sur Field Office
DOLE Agusan del Sur
DOLE Agusan del Norte
Negros Island Region
SM City Bacolod
“It’s not fair to compare one artist to another because they all come with their own sort of elements to the picnic, you know.” - Annie Lennox
Life is not fair, it’s a given. Some people were born poor while other people were born rich. But even if this is the case, why does some successful people rooted from humble beginnings? Why does some poor people built better careers than the ones who were born from a rich family?
In her TED Talk, Regina Hartley–the VP of Human Resources at UPS–named the two types of people (applicants) as “The Silver Spoon” and “The Scrapper”.
Regina Hartley’s TED Talk
According to her, the Silver Spoon is the one who clearly had advantages and was destined for success while the Scrapper is the applicant who had to fight against tremendous odds to get the qualifications and get to the same point.
In her TED Talk, she strengthened her point that those who don’t always look good on resume may be just the person best to hire.
What’s your key takeaway from her TED Talk
If you are the hiring manager, who would you choose? Regina Hartley says — hire the scrapper — the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose. Choose the one with the imperfect resume.
If you are an applicant, instead of complaining about your situation, believe in yourself. Believe that you can get the job. And how will you do that? Prove to the hiring officer that you are the best one for the job. Be proud to be a scrapper.
Who is Regina Hartley?
She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HRCI. Throughout her 25-year UPS career – working in talent acquisition, succession planning, learning and development, employee relations, and communications – Regina Hartley has seen how, given the opportunity, people with passion and purpose will astound you. Today, Hartley is a human resources director for UPS Information Services, and makes human connections with employees immersed in technology.
About TED Talk
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world