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I did something dumb in the past, will it haunt my job hunt? – #DearTBC

*From the past archives of old posts and questions, specific situational questions are now answered in a more complete way (because ya’ll deserve that) through #DearTBC. Today’s episode comes originally from 5 More Answers To Your Not-As-Frequently-Asked Questions. 

Read on to find out about 1 anonymous reader’s fears of their past coming back to haunt them.

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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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I’m waiting for graduation, what do you think about me interning? – #DearTBC

*From the archives of old posts and questions, specific situational questions are now answered in a more complete way (because ya’ll deserve that) through #DearTBC. Today’s episode comes originally from 4 More Answers To Your Not-As-Frequently-Asked Questions about being an intern.

It used to be a giant post, now it’s being broken down into multiple bits. This is a question about a person thinking about interning after college.

Read on to find out about 1 anonymous reader thinking about taking an internship as a graduate-in-waiting, and what Justine’s thoughts are on that.

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List of People in Manila Willing to Mentor You – Mentor Menu

Recently I was thinking that mentor culture here in Manila isn’t as strong as it could be. We’re too secretive and bound by our existing social circles. We’re a shy, soft power based country. We don’t ask for what we want as much as we should. I hate it. Mentorship is an invaluable resource to young people.

It’s a huge pet peeve of mine to keep information in a silo. That’s why I started TBC: to democratize specific info I knew. I wanted anyone and everyone to see what my answers were on questions others were asking me. A repository of info for anyone who wanted it.

So, I decided to use that same drive I have for opening up information to all to fix a few problems I saw stopping mentorship culture from flourishing here in Manila, with the help of Jayne Tinhay and Angela Rivera.

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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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