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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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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Is Interning Hard?

Is interning hard?

Nope. Interning itself isn’t hard. What’s difficult is juggling internships with a healthy social life, family life, and acads. That’s the insanely hard part.

If you do nothing but intern, it isn’t hard at all. When you add it to your existing plate, it asks for a lot of sacrifice and depending on your priorities, you’ll probably have to give at least one thing else up. Continue reading “Is Interning Hard?”

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