QC Polytechnic University Career Seminar 2019

The students of QC Polytechnic University had the opportunity to improve their chances of getting HIRED and finding their dream career through a series of topics facilitated by resource speaker, Miss Danisa Cayetano.

The talk was part of QC Polytechnic University’s Career Seminar 2019 organized by the PLACEMENT INDUSTRIAL COORDINATING OFFICE last March 12 at the QC Polytechnic Campus.

Close to 1500 graduating students of the university attended the event.  Miss Danisa Cayetano imparted her knowledge and talked about topics such as:

  • Common Interview Questions and Best Answers for Fresh Grads
  • Interview Etiquette
  • Self Presentation

Students showed their eagerness and participation by asking job interview related questions, tips, and etc.  The energy during the event was palpable and it was amazing to see students show their excitement and interest in the topic.

Check out some of the snaps taken from the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Should We Hire You? – Best Answers for Fresh Graduates

This question may sound daunting but it actually works in your favor. This question provides you with a clear opportunity to sell yourself! Use this chance to talk about your strengths and qualities and how those make you an excellent candidate. 

Confidence is important when answering this question. Just because you don’t have any work experience doesn’t mean you’re not the best person for the job. Remember that you have character traits that others don’t have and those could be perfect for the role you’re applying for. If not, you still have skills you may have learned from school and that could be extremely helpful for this role.

 Tips:

  • Read and Understand the job description, and tailor your responses based on what the role requires. Talk about technical skills or relevant work experience that qualifies you for what the position the company is looking for.
  • Talk about internship and how it has prepared you for the position by teaching you work-related experiences. Talk about what you did and what you have learned in details so the Hiring Officer see what exactly you’re bringing to their company. 
  • Talk about your winning qualities and positive traits and give examples to support them
  • If you have other organizations in school, like student council, basketball team, dance club, etc., mention them. It will showcase your leadership and time management skills

Best Answers:

  • It is stated in your job advertisement that you need someone who has knowledge in Marketing or Advertising. Although I am a fresh graduate, I had an experience working as an intern for one of the top advertising agencies in the Philippines, and my time with them taught me a lot about the latest trends in marketing, social media and consumer research.
  • As a recent graduate of Education course, and completed my practicum in one of the public schools in Quezon City, I have realized that I really wanted to become a teacher. I will do my best to be the best educator that I can be, and will do what it takes to make sure no student falls behind in my class. Also, with my recent education, I will bring fresh and unique teaching approaches that I am looking forward to share with you.
  • I am a quick learner, passionate and always want to be on top. I have proven this by being a Dean’s Lister for three consecutive years, while being a basketball varsity for my university. I always rise to the occasion and thrive under pressure. I will bring this attitude with me to help me not just reach, but exceed my sales targets and help the company excel.

 Worst Answers:

  • The job location is near my place
  • Because I have nothing else to do
  • I need a work ASAP

12 Positive Phrases to Pull Yourself Out of Depression

 

Depression is fast becoming a national issue. People are now starting to talk about it, how it affects lives, and the steps people need to take to deal with it.

You can choose to go the medical route and rely on depression medications or you can deal with it the old fashion way – through phrases or mantras that can help calm your system and relieve anxiety.

The practice of using repetitive phrases until you feel better has been proven effective for many years. These phrases are like positive hymns and chants that attract both spiritual and psychological healing. Use these phrases to repeat under your breath as a remedy for when you’re feeling depressed.

1. I AM STRONG.

It’s a misconception that only the weak and the needy suffer from depression. It’s also a myth that those who ask for help are actually the weakest because they depend on someone else. On the contrary, many depressed people who ask for help show self-awareness, and that’s a sign of strength. It shows that they want to change their situation.

2. I WILL GET BETTER.

Depression triggers hopelessness. Saying these words over and over promotes positive thoughts despite your emotionally stormy state. The reality is, eventually you will get better because the dark clouds hanging over you won’t be there forever.

3. I AM STILL BREATHING.

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh believes in mindful breathing and shared a similar phrase in his book “You Are Here.” The practice of concentrating on the breaths you take, while chanting this phrase, helps the mind to unite with the body, thus bringing a sense of calmness.

4. LET IT GO.

There is a lot of wisdom in the famous words from Elsa, the animated Disney character from “Frozen.” If you find yourself in an obsessive state of anxiety, where you worry about things that haven’t happen or won’t likely happen or conflicts that might arise, then simply say these three words over and over.

5. BE NOT AFRAID.

This phrase, and its variation, “Fear not,” is repeated over a hundred times in the Scriptures. Many people, including the non-religious, find comfort in it. There seems to be a healing power in meditating on the words of a Higher Being and repeating the phrase could pacify anxieties. While the fear is still there, uttering the phrase gives you control over it.

6. THERE’S NO DANGER.

Depression can trigger thoughts and feelings that might make you feel your life is under a threat. Saying these words repeatedly should appease your thoughts and open your eyes to the reality that the danger is all in your mind.  This phrase goes hand in hand with, “Be not afraid. “

7. I HAVE INNER PEACE.

“Om Shanti Om” means inner peace and it is the simplest mantra that Tibetan monks often chant. Invite inner peace into your mind and body to relieve depression and its physical symptoms. You will start feeling your tensed chest loosening up by repeating to yourself that you have inner peace.

8. MY THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO MY HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM.

This phrase encourages a life of positivity, compassion, and empathy. It implores a person to live as a servant of life who is in harmony with other beings, including nature and the environment. It has its roots in the tenets of Jivamukti Yoga, which shows the path to enlightenment.

9. SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL MAKE SENSE.

People who haven’t experienced sadness or pain aren’t interesting because there’s no depth and growth in them. While it seems like life is full of misfortunes now and it’s causing a wave of depression in you, be assured that one day you’ll see the purpose in your pain.  By repeating the phrase over and over, you will find your strength, resilience, and maturity.

10. I NEED TO BE KIND TO MYSELF IN MY SUFFERING.

Kristin Neff in her book “Self-Compassion” had a similar mantra for handling negative emotions. She said that it’s important to acknowledge your pain and suffering, so you can treat yourself with compassion in moments of difficulty. It follows the same advice as famed teacher Pema Chödrön in the book “When Things Fall Apart,” where she instructs followers to face their problems, not run away from them. Feeling depressed should help you see what’s vital to your life and it should trigger your drive to overcome it. After all, life is about surviving.

11. ONE STEP AT A TIME.

Depression may spike because you feel a loss of control over a situation that’s causing stress. This phrase helps to remind yourself to beat that depressed feeling slowly but surely. When life drags you down, your best choice is to take a moment to help lessen the weight of your burden. One day, nothing will hold you back.

12. TRUST IN THE PROCESS.

Obstacles are part of life, but depression sometimes leads you to ask questions like, “Why me?” or, “Why does this keep happening to me?” or, “Why is my life so challenging?” It’s hard to see the right path clearly during your most troubled times, but with this phrase, you can condition your mind to see obstacles as part of a learning opportunity. They’re not there to make a victim out of you. You have to trust in the process.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Depression can be crippling but it’s an emotion you can help control with positive thinking. The choice is yours – you can either let either let this pain hold you back or let this feeling enlighten you. Hopefully, one of these suggested phrases will help you find peace.

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How to Lose Weight While at Work?

 

Admit it, spending most of our time in the office is definitely a surefire way to pack some excess pounds.  If you feel that your office job is giving you extra fat on your bellies and making you feel heavy, chances are, you’re right! So how do you lose those ugly flabs? Follow these helpful habits:

 

1. Prepare Your Lunch – Restaurants and fast-food chains often serve large portions and high calorie meals. You can eat healthy and save money if you pack your own lunch.

 

 

2. Drink Lots of Water – Water keeps your mind off soda and coffee. It may also help you fight off food cravings in the afternoon, because water keeps you full.

 

3. Always Have a Fruit on Your Desk – Instead of eating chips, cookies and donuts when you are hungry, eat fruits like apples and bananas.

 

 

4. Avoid Sugary Food and Candies – They taste good, but they don’t satisfy your hunger and are not digested quickly so they stay where you don’t want them to be – inside your body!

 

5. Stand As Much As Possible – Standing, compared to sitting, is better because it is good for your back and burns more calories. Try talking to someone over the phone or using your computer while standing, you will feel better after an hour.

 

6. Take The Stairs – Skip the elevator and take the stairs every morning. This is a good cardio and leg workout, that will keep you all pumped up to face the day.

 

7. 8 Hours of Sleep – Getting enough sleep will prevent coffee cravings in the morning plus you will look fresh and radiant the whole day.

 

 

8. Do Not Email – If your officemate is just a few steps away, walk to his/her desk to ask something, instead of sending an email. You will enjoy having a quick chat and at the same time you will get to move around a bit more. Use every possible opportunity to burn calories.

 

9. Park to Walk – Choose a parking spot furthest away from the office. This will force you to add extra steps throughout the day.

 

 

10. Inspirational Quote/Photo – Put on a health and wellness quote or an inspirational photo on your desk to remind you of your fitness goals.

 

 

 

There you go! Stick to these tips and you won’t have any problem burning those calories and keeping fat at bay.  Got more tips? We’d love to hear about them. Use the comment section below to share us your own fitness tips!

 

 

Is Your Officemate a BULLY? Here are the signs

 

Bullies in the workplace come in different shapes and sizes. You’ve probably dealt with the most common ones who are aggressive and intimidating. However, there are also bullies that are very passive and quiet, while others take it to the extreme – acting good and pretending to be your friend and then stab you at the back when you least expect it.

Workplace bullies in the Philippines aren’t as talked about but they exist. In fact, most employees in the country may not even be aware that they are already being bullied because they think it’s just part of the office culture or worst, part of their jobs.

Are you being bullied by an officemate? If you tick all the boxes below, then you most certainly are:

 

  1. Gives you wrong information/data
  2. Excludes you in important meetings/conversations/events
  3. Makes fun of your work
  4. Makes fun of you as a person (including your gender, sexuality, race or culture)
  5. Tampers with your belongings, lurks around your desk
  6. Talks behind your back
  7. Ignores your comments and suggestions
  8. Spreads malicious gossips about you
  9. Embarrasses or shames you in public
  10. Blames you for their own mistakes or faults
  11. Steals credit for your work
  12. Threats about your job security without any basis

 

Their ultimate goal: To put you down, and build themselves up. If you think you think you are being bullied by an officemate, then it’s time for you to fight! Watch out for our next article because we will be giving you tips on how to deal with bullies in the workplace.