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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What’s the difference between a CV and a resume?

Hi there, I’m confused whenever a company says they want my CV. Is that different from my resume?

Both Curriculum Vitae (CVs) and Resumes are used for job applications, and they do have some distinct differences in their definitions. But I don’t think regular Filipino workplaces make that distinction. The terms are practically interchangeable to them. There’s no point in asking for clarification if you know what sector you’re applying to. Continue reading “What’s the difference between a CV and a resume?”

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6 Criteria To Use For Judging If Something’s Worth The Resume Value

“How do you decide if something’s worth the hassle for the resume value?”

This is tricky to answer since everyone has different criteria on how important something is to them. Obviously my viewpoint will be heavily biased towards either doing something for the fireworks-level impact or the plus-points-in-heaven impact. Continue reading “6 Criteria To Use For Judging If Something’s Worth The Resume Value”

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9 Apps To Tweak Your Productivity When You’re Always On The Go

Any suggestions for apps to skyrocket my productivity to your level?

First off, I want to say I’m not some super productive, Type A personality who gets everything done on time and perfectly. I am a solid Type B. Continue reading “9 Apps To Tweak Your Productivity When You’re Always On The Go”

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5 Productivity Hacks for Funemployed Fresh Grads

One of Twitter’s coolest new features is that you can see what your friends are favoriting; a fast and easy way to see what everyone’s into or what’s happening around you. In my case, I see a lot of my fresh grad batchmates liking each other’s tweets about being unemployed, going to their 20th interview, and revising their resumes for the 15th time.

And it’s been about 3 months after graduation.

Since everyone seems to collectively agree that not having a job 3 months after graduating warrants a freakout, (even though it’s completely normal), I decided to pull together my favorite tips to tell my friends and underclassmen on how to maximize a long break.

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