What do I need to research before going into an interview?

Hi! I came across your blog recently and I’m so glad I found it before internship hunting season starts! So here’s a little background on me, I am an incoming third year student, and I’m about to look for my first internship.

I don’t know anything and I’m afraid to ask my friends because I’m in a competitive course. I know I procrastinated on researching and searching too much so I’m super behind my friends now. I think if I do ask for help, they’ll give me the jobs they rejected. 

Now I want to enter the job market and I know it will be extra difficult for me this time but I’m determined now. I read a lot of your posts but all of them deal with resumes.

Do you have any interview tips and recommendations? What should I know before I walk into my first interview? Lastly, how can I stand out against all my friends? Thank you! More power to you TBC!

First off, thank you for this really great and honest question. Before anything else, I just want to say that I too felt this weird pressure among my friends back in college, that we were essentially fighting for the same jobs.

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Where to Find Jobs in Manila?

What are some of the most effective places to look for an internship/a job? Least effective? I know FB groups and Kalibrr are really good places to start, but what about Jobstreet for example?

This is in the order of most to least obvious places to look. I can’t quantify how easy or effective it is to find a job on these platforms, because it differs from industry to industry and person to person. No matter what there’ll be a lot of searching and tracking on your behalf.

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What are Important Things You Wish You Knew Before Interning?

What are important things that you wish you’d known, or you think I should know, when I’m looking and applying for internships?

I made a list in my head back in 2016, while commuting to school on the off chance I’d have to fast talk answer this. You’d be amazed how many people ambushed me for ~life advice~ even back then, when the blog was really tiny. Continue reading “What are Important Things You Wish You Knew Before Interning?”

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As a Fresh Grad, Can My Resume be 2 Pages or More?

Do recruiters prefer resumes to be brief like 1 page only or is it okay for it to be 2 pages? What about 3 or more?

Context: For this post, I’m not going to talk about the contents of the resume, how to make sure it’s something recruiters want to and will finish reading, or how to arrange the pages of your resume. I’ll only focus on the number of pages and how to frame it since that’s what the question’s asking. All this from the perspective that the reader is a fresh grad at most. 

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What Do We Need to Know About Internships?

What do we generally need to know about internships?

Think of internships as Career 101: Intro to Your Future Work Life. It’s important that you learn as much as you can as fast as humanly possible, because that sets up your foundation for all your upper-level classes aka Real Work. If you can’t get past your initial struggle here as an intern, you’ll definitely struggle in your succeeding classes. Believe me. I know firsthand.

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