Mega Job Fair Partnership with the Makati Public Employment Service Office (PESO)

Mark your calendars and save the date for another huge job fair happening this June.

The Makati Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in partnership with MoreThanJobs.com.ph, will be holding a Mega Job Fair with the theme:

” Makati PESO, Kabalikat at Gabay Sa Disente at Matatag na Paghahanapbuhay “

The job fair will be on June 7, 2019 ( Friday ) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Circuit Activity Center, Ayala Malls Circuit, Hippodromo, Makati City.

Try to free up your schedule for that day and make sure to update your resume so you’ll increase your chance of getting HIRED on the spot.

See you there!

 

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.

Five Tips to Set You Apart from Other Candidates in a Job Interview

You know bes, interviewing for a job is just like courtship.  You need to put your best foot forward and convince the interviewer that you’re the perfect candidate for the job.  With that being said, it’s important that you not only size up the competition but also stand out. How do you do that? Check out these tips: Continue reading “Five Tips to Set You Apart from Other Candidates in a Job Interview”

#AskEra: My boss wants me to answer his phone calls and emails during weekends. He gets mad if I reply late. What should I do?

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Top 10 Phrases You Should Never Say To Your Boss

 

They say that “Honesty is always the best policy”, but when it comes to speaking with your boss, you have to think before you speak. Your bosses may dress casually, act funny, and treat you like a friend, but remember that he is still the boss. Think about the fact that you work with him/her 8 hours a day, and that he/she somehow holds the key to help you reach your career goals. Keep your tongue in check and refrain from telling your boss the following if you want to save your job.

 

 

1.“I Was So Drunk Last Night.”

Your boss is probably not interested about your nightlife anyway so there’s no need to tell him/her about it. You are expected to be at work and complete all your tasks and just because you came home late from an all-nighter is not a valid excuse for you to give anything less than your 100%.

 

2.“I Need A Salary Increase.”

If you feel that you deserve a raise, talk it over with your boss privately. Make sure you are well prepared with a list of your achievements so you can back up your request with tangible accomplishments and reinforce your track record.

 

3.“Sorry, I’m late (For the whole week).”

You are not sorry if you are always late. Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier, and you will never say this phrase again. It’s that simple.

 

4.“I Am On Vacation Leave Next Week.”

This is as if you are just informing, and not asking permission from your boss.What if there are projects/tasks that you need to do on those dates that your boss has not informed you yet? Phrase your request properly and always let your boss know about your plans ahead of time so he/she can organize tasks and allocate the resources required to cover your absence (manpower, schedule, etc.)

 

5.“They Stole My Idea.”

Unless you can prove that it was indeed yours, then deal with it. Don’t cry like a baby because it’s your fault. Next time you have an idea in mind, put it down in paper and submit it to your boss as a proposal so nobody would be able to take the credit from you.

 

6.“I Cannot Work With This Person.”

Workplace is not High School. Bosses expect personal conflicts to not get in the way of getting the job done. Be flexible and show your boss that you are a team player and that you won’t have any problem working with just about anyone.

 

7.“How Do I Benefit From This?”

Anything that improves the workplace benefits everyone. Be a team player.

 

8.“I can’t do it.”

Actually, you can. You just don’t know how, yet. So do your research and find out how it’s done.

 

9.“How much is your salary?”

Salary, by nature is really confidential. You really shouldn’t be asking and if you do, be prepared to deal with the information. Remember, what you don’t know won’t kill you, or in this case, won’t make you jealous.

 

10.“I Will Resign.”

If you should, then just do it. There is no need to announce because then you’d sound like you’re asking for sympathy or maybe, a higher pay.

 

 

Of course, this list barely scratches the surface because there are a thousand things you really shouldn’t be telling your boss. You are better off controlling your tongue. Remember the rule – think before you speak.

 

Have anything to add to the list? Tell us about it through email: cs@morethanjobs.com.ph or comment below.

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