Should I Include My Photo in My Resume?

Should I include a photo in my resume or not?

The short answer is “not unless they ask for it”. But there’s 1 special case where I advocate putting your photo in.

The longer and more well-thought out answer is complicated and based on qualitative variables from my own gut feel, so heads up that what I say is my own opinion and not the law of the land. Continue reading “Should I Include My Photo in My Resume?”

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On Ateneans, Unemployment, and that Rantbox Thread

Last night, my timeline was alive with my friends’ reactions on a topic I feel strongly about. Atenean graduates and the difficulty they have of getting a job.

For those who need an update, someone posted this into ADMU Rantbox, some anonymous confession site thing. Then a friend posted this status prompting a debate online about entitlement and jobs, with comments and perspectives coming from the Philippines’ startup scene. And somehow, this rant’s opinions on BPOs blew the topic wide open for everyone to comment on.
Continue reading “On Ateneans, Unemployment, and that Rantbox Thread”

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How to Fix Your Resume in 1 Hour

I’m serious, it’s that easy; you can fix up a working version of your resume in an hour. But you have to listen to the timer and not procrastinate. Sit down with pen, paper, and laptop and be fully present for this. Preferably your laptop should just have Google open, not 1 million tabs, because those tabs will siren call you. Don’t listen to them.

If you don’t listen to this preface, then this won’t work. Yes, you’ll fix your resume, but most definitely not in 1 hour. Continue reading “How to Fix Your Resume in 1 Hour”

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First Batch of Fan Mail!

13575471_10154304859759320_2079641765_oA few week ago, we asked you, our dear readers, for some feedback on how we’re doing. We were expecting feedback regarding how casual our tone was, or how much I, aka Justine, talk too much in run on sentences. Yet you, dear readers, delivered warm, fuzzy feelings instead to us here at The Border Collective. 🙂 You guys are the reason we keep doing what we’re doing, so keep telling us what you need and we’ll do our best to deliver. 😀

Thanks for reading, and The Border Collective will be back next week with regular posts as I will be returning to Manila for the whole July 4-9! See you then!

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