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5 reasons why you’ll achieve more when you’re confident at work

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Being more confident at work is the key to cultivating a successful career

#HustleEveryday: 4 things to do when you don't love your job anymore

May 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Should you quit when the spark is gone?

#HustleEveryday: 4 good social media habits that will help your career

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Don't let your Facebook profile ruin your career

#HustleEveryday: 6 tips for dealing with a moody boss

Jan 28, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Got a boss who's sunny one minute and stormy the next? Here's what you should do.

#HustleEveryday: 6 tips for finding – and getting – the best job for you

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Here's what you should do to get ahead

[Two Pronged] Depression and my career

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Cora writes to our Two Pronged duo asking what to do about her future in light of the mistakes she s made in the past

5 things you need to let go of to succeed at work

Apr 02, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Here s what may be keeping you from moving forward at work

4 things that get great employees to stay with their companies longer

Nov 30, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Do out of this world perks really get folks to stay with their companies longer? Or is it something else?

5 signs your employee is quitting

Sep 26, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Someone s resignation can blindside any boss or organization Can you really spot this ahead of time? Real talk and honest answers from Jonathan Yabut

Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Job-hopping: Good or bad for your career?

Aug 21, 2016 - 8:49 PM

Many employers frown upon it but sometimes it feels necessary to leave a company you ve just joined when it isn t working out How do you manage this? Join our Twitter convo to share your best advice on this topic

15 hard lessons fresh grads learn from first jobs out of college

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Reality bites – or does it? Among the gems: Panindigan mo lahat nang papasukan mo

WE'VE BEEN THERE. First jobbers share stories on their jobs after college. All Rappler photos

WATCH: Important life lessons from Joel Trinidad, Rachel Alejandro

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Veteran actors Joel Trinidad and Rachel Alejandro talk about the best advice they ve ever received and the lessons they ve learned from their years onstage

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How this fresh grad applied for his first job before getting his diploma

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:44 PM

Just graduated and looking for a job? Here s how this fresh grad did it – even before getting his diploma

Photo from Facebook via Kalibrr

Keep your career moving forward: Some tips

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:47 PM

When it comes to your career there s more than one way up

How to answer the job interview question 'Why shouldn't we hire you?'

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Also how to answer a related question: Why should we hire you?

Illustration by Ernest Fiestan

WATCH: Hank Azaria delivers hilarious commencement speech in 'The Simpsons' voices

May 27, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Chief Wiggum Moe the Bartender Apu the Old Sea Captain and the Comic Book Guy dish out important life lessons for this year s Tufts University graduates

Screengrab from YouTube/tuftsu

After the job interview: How to deal with the long wait

May 25, 2016 - 9:21 PM

The wait is sometimes the hardest part What can you do to help yourself through when the phone isn t ringing and the inbox remains empty after your job interview?

Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

How being a call center agent helped me become a CEO

May 17, 2016 - 6:05 PM

By working as a telemarketer Kalibrr co founder and CEO Paul Rivera honed the craft of communication and built soft skills

Photo via Kalibrr

She dropped out of college – now she's in the top 1% of millennials

May 14, 2016 - 11:49 AM

She had no college degree no background in programming or marketing and had to move in with her dad Things weren t looking good – but then here s how US entrepreneur Lauren Holliday made it work

The best answer to the job interview question 'Tell me about yourself'

May 10, 2016 - 9:52 PM

If you answer this poorly you set yourself up to get grilled by the interviewer You’ll be a nervous rambling wreck writes Kalibrr co founder and CEO Paul Rivera

Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

The types of officemates you meet at work – which one are you?

May 01, 2016 - 9:26 PM

How to deal with the office gossip the manipulative politican the fumbling newbie and more?

FEU summa cum laude grad's inspiring story

Apr 28, 2016 - 9:04 PM

We need to be fortified by failures We should live life to the fullest You know every second is an opportunity to live to grow not just to breathe

With patients in the Children's Ward of FEU Hospital last Christmas 2015. I also performed a couple of magic tricks as I approached each child in his bed. Photo courtesy of Christopher Valentin

How this millennial became a PLDT trade marketing head at 26

Apr 24, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Everyone wants the fast track to career success but what does that realll entail? Here s how this yuppie became a trade marketing head at PLDT at 26

Photo via Kalibrr

How not to write a resume or request: 3 real (and cringeworthy) examples

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Helpful and real life examples to illustrate some resume dos and don ts; plus see an example of a great resume too

The career advice no one tells you

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Most people have okay jobs and that s fine But others perform on a different level Here’s what they understand that most people don’t

Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

[Podcast] 'I thought I was too good for my job': 10 first job fails

Apr 04, 2016 - 8:44 PM

A 2 million peso mistake screwing up an important job interview That s not my job – 10 first job rookie mistakes nobody really talks about

Awesome career advice from John Lloyd Cruz

Apr 02, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Previously having left school John Lloyd talks why he loves learning and about expanding beyond acting and developing his love for the craft

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

7 job interview myths you should stop believing

Mar 27, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Once you ve got your foot in the door bring your A game to that job interview Here are 7 job interview myths – and key tips – to think about

Getting fired: How to deal, and how to make it count

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:19 PM

It may feel like the end of the world but getting fired may also open you up to new opportunities

6 tips: How to network – when you really don't like networking at all

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Networking is essential but sometimes uncomfortable Here are a few ways to work around the awkwardness

'Work-life balance' for women – is it even possible?

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:58 PM

So called work life balance is a challenge for all but there s a lot of pressure on others who juggle many other roles in life

10 first job problems and how to handle them

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Having to dance at Christmas parties still having that embarrassing first email address awkward lunches with new officemates and more

Why your ‘firsts’ in life matter

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:48 PM

In your first job you learn the most important life lessons

Should your college degree dictate your job, career?

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:40 PM

The dilemma: you finished a course that doesn’t match the passion you realized later in life What now?

4 reasons why you still haven't found your dream job

Sep 23, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Getting snubbed or passed over for a job sometimes feels like a date gone wrong and you want understand what happened Here are a few points to help you examine if you’re doing the right things in the game of job hunting

INTERVIEW OR DATE? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. Rappler illustration

Choose: High-paying job vs chasing your passion?

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Would you stay at a high paying job you didn t love? Would you chase your dreams even if your income isn t guaranteed?

Don't make these 5 resume writing mistakes

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Tips to write your best resume yet Check out your current resume to see if you re making any of these mistakes

Coco Martin: They said I couldn't act

May 16, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Ang liit ko bulol ako hindi ako magaling mag Ingles may lisp problem ako hindi daw ako marunong umarte pero ang kagandahan nun hindi ako sumuko

SHOWBIZ STRUGGLES. Coco Martin details his rough journey in the world of showbiz. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo on the value of being 'makulit'

May 02, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Lessons on confidence persistence and balance from music superstars Sarah G and Bamboo

From classroom to office: 4 important tips for fresh grads at first jobs

Apr 22, 2015 - 12:01 PM

The transition from being a senior at school to being a newbie in the work force is tough and scary – but hang in there

The number 1 thing PH employers want to hear about in a job interview

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Grades are NOT 1 on the list according to Jobstreet s recently released Jobs and Salary Report 2015

Your 10 common job interview questions, answered

Mar 30, 2015 - 9:39 PM

Why shouldn t we hire you? What s your greatest weakness? Readers send in 10 scary job interview questions

5 important tips for a great job interview

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:57 PM

You may be the most skilled employee the world has ever seen but if you can’t communicate well during a job interview you won’t make the cut Keep these tips in mind

'I hate my boss!': 5 tips to deal

Mar 03, 2015 - 9:19 AM

How can you get along with someone you’d rather push off a cliff? 5 tips

10 New Year’s office resolutions to think about this 2016

Jan 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Whatever your motivation is—fear reward or a fresh start it’s never too late to change for a new year

4 leadership lessons you can learn from Santa

Dec 22, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Think of Santa Claus as the CEO of North Pole who has consistently met his key performance indicators because of his effective leadership skills

4 undeniable signs that it's time to quit your job

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Quitting can be a good thing when you know that the timing and your reasons are right

The 4 things you should stop doing at work

Aug 11, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Hogging the spotlight bragging that you were up working until 3 am? The Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut talks about why these common mistakes might slow your career growth