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.

How to Answer: “Why Are You Leaving Your Current Company?”

In the first of our ongoing interview questions and how to answer them series, we’ll take on the top question on every interviewer’s mind whenever they see an applicant that’s still connected to their present company.

Question: WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR CURRENT COMPANY?

Why interviewers ask this question? It is common to seek for new opportunities while still employed, but doing so could raise red flags and questions on the interviewer’s mind. Are you leaving for a good
reason? Are you leaving voluntarily? It’s best to have a solid answer just in case you encountered this question on your next interview.

The most important thing when they ask “Why you are looking to leave your current job” is to stay positive and never badmouth.

How do you sound positive? Rather than complaining or talking badly about your current situation, say that you’re looking for more of something.

Is your current boss a power tripper or lazy? Say that you’re looking for an environment with more leadership you can learn from.

Dos:

– Sound positive and focus on what you want to gain by making a move
– Show gratitude for your current job
– Sound like you’re ambitious, motivated, and eager to find the next challenge in your career.

Don’ts :

– Badmouth your boss current employer in any way
– Sound like you’re trying to escape a bad situation, or you’re failing or not fitting in at your current job
– Say you’re struggling or failing to perform the work
– Say it’s too difficult or stressful
– Never lie.

Good sample answers:

“I’m looking for more leadership opportunities. I’ve been at my company for three years and have really enjoyed the experience but I feel in order to take the next step in my career, it’d be helpful to join a larger organization and use what I’ve learned in the past to lead more projects. That’s why this
Project Manager role excited me.”

“I have decided to shift from admin to marketing, because marketing is my passion. I love interacting to all kinds of people and I have creative ideas that will surely contribute to the growth of the company. I know that not only will this new career be more natural for me, but I will also enjoy it. If you hire me, you will be able to see the difference I’ll bring within a very short period.”

We hope you find this series helpful and look forward to receiving questions you want us answered too.  Feel free to send them to our email cs@morethanjobs.com.ph.

You can also leave a comment below with questions you want answered so we may tackle them moving forward.

Thank you and see you next time.

 

 

EARN by REFERRAL Anytime PROGRAM Mechanics

Refer a Friend, Earn P5,000
Your Efforts Won’t Go to Waste, Promise!

It’s so easy! Know someone who needs work – a friend, a relative, or a neighbor perhaps? Here’s your chance to help them find their dream career and earn P5K doing so.

MoreThanJobs’ Refer and Earn Anytime Program rewards you with cash and your friend with a brand new job simply by referring them to our existing job vacancies!

All you need to do is to ensure your friend gets the job and we’ll take things from there.

Want to earn more cash? Refer companies looking to hire new employees to us and we’ll reward you separately for your effort.

Who can REFER?

Anyone can be a REFERRER. Just refer quality candidates and / or companies to earn and find success with MoreThanJobs.

How can I EARN:

You can earn cash incentive for every successfully hired referrals and/or referral clients that have hired through MoreThanJobs’ Earn by Referral Anytime (ERA) Program

How much money can I earn?

For every successfully HIRED candidates, you receive Php 5000.00 Cash incentive. Not only that, a bonus of Php 15,000.00 will be given for every 3 hired referrals. If the company you referred hires through Morethanjobs, you’ll receive Php 5000 for each of their successful hires too.

How will I get paid?

Your cash incentive will be paid through bank deposit straight into your bank account or Check payment which you can pick up at MoreThanJobs office. Payment will be released 3 days upon payment receipt from the employer.

How do I know the status of my referrals?

Morethanjobs will inform you via email regarding the progress of your referral. You will receive the ff email notification accordingly:

APPROVED: Referral has been validated clear with no duplicate in our database.
REFERRAL STATUS: Referral has been scheduled for interviews.
REFERRAL RESULT: Referral has been either HIRED or FAILED

Additional Note: We highly suggest you stay in contact with your referral directly so that you can keep tabs of their application progress. Rest assured though that we will keep notifying you and we continue paying for every successful hires.

How do I Refer?

Fill up the ERA Partner Form and send to cs@morethanjobs.com.ph.
Once we receive your form, you will be contacted by our customer service staff and you will also receive welcome notification as an ERA Partner.

Once you become a ERA Partner, You will receive a weekly updates of job openings which you can work on.

We encourage you to LIKE our FACEBOOK page for the list of vacancies.
Send your referrals thru email cs@morethanjobs.com.ph

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to MoreThanJobs’ “Earn by Referral Anytime Program”. By referring a friend, acting on a referral, using the Program, or otherwise participating in the Program, the referring customer and/or referred friend agree to be bound by these Terms.

  1. To refer friends, a user has to have an existing MoreThanJobs account.  Create and account here: MoreThanJobs.com.ph.
  2. To obtain a referral bonus, the referrer must submit the resume and/or MoreThanJobs profile link of the referral.Please have them create an account here: MoreThanJobs.com.phor send you a digital copy (.pdf/doc file) of their updated resume.
  3. To be considered as a qualified referral, the referred friend must not be a previous employer of the company or is already in the process of completing their job application prior to being referred.
  4. The referrer should not send referrals of people they do not personally know, and should honor all requests to stop referrals or communications about the Program.
  5. The referrer should not engage in any misleading, deceptive, annoying, or harassing practices with respect to referrals or Program communications
  6. The rewards are not payable for self-referrals and fraudulent transactions. We reserve the right to stop any customer from using our services who we believe is using the referral campaign in an unethical manner.

We can’t wait to see you in action.  Refer your friends and start earning today!

7 Benefits of Working Remotely

Working remotely is perfect for people who doesn’t want to spend hours working in an office. It’s not for everyone but those who do find remote work swear by its benefits.  Here are a few of them:

  1. You Can Design Your Own Office

Being able to work remotely means working from home so you can decorate and design your office based on your own preference. There’s no pressure in ensuring you only put up work-approved décor so you get to go crazy with however way you want your space to look like.

  1. You Can Work Anywhere

You’re not limited to work in a certain place; you can still do your job even if when you’re travelling! The world is basically your workplace and who doesn’t want that?!

  1. You Can Decide On Your Own Schedule

You can fix your schedule as long as you meet your work deadlines. Most of the time, working remotely comes with the benefit of flexible work hours so as long as you get the work done, you’re good to go.

  1. You Can Minimize Distractions

The office can be a venue for endless chitchats and other distractions. Working remotely allows you to choose a place and time that’s conducive for disruption-free work place. Oh, you can even play mood music to help you focus more on your task.

  1. You Become Independent

Since you’re on your own, there is no one you can depend on but yourself. That’ll teach you to work well under minimal supervision, help develop your self-confidence, and slowly build trust on your own capabilities.

  1. You Can Avoid Office Politics

There’s no need to get involve into office drama so there’s less stress. The office can be a breeding ground for nasty gossips and back stabbing. Working remotely will save you from all the negativity they bring.

  1. You’ll Save More Money

Yes! No more worrying about being late, or getting caught in the traffic. You save money not just from the travel expenses but also from food and clothing. There’s no need to buy new clothes each week and no more need to go on expensive lunch outs and after work dinner.

So, how about you bes? Have you ever considered doing remote work? Would you jump at the chance at working from home? Share us your thoughts in the comment section below.