Better Job Interview Questions That Get You What You Want

Have you ever felt “deceived” (by your judgment) when an applicant you hired that was so good in the interview turned out to be a bad hire? You can’t help but scratch your head or do a facepalm! … and sometimes you’d want to recall what you did and dissect how you got tricked into…

7 Failure-Prone Excuses to Avoid in a Job Interview

“All your excuses are lies.” I didn’t say it first. Jocko Willink did. …in a podcast interview when asked how to stop making excuses and get things done (Jocko Willink is a retired United States Navy SEAL, podcaster, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Extreme Ownership”). When I first heard it, it…

3 Killer Tactics to Improve the Way You Shortlist Applicants

Getting as many talented and high-potential qualified applicants as possible is the dream of any Recruiter. “The more qualified candidates, the merrier,” you say. But… … if you’re in a midsize or start-up company that doesn’t use automated applicant screening system (since you never get thousands of resumes daily as to how giant companies get),…

Use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorder

It’s amazing how a counseling or psychotherapeutic technique can alleviate the suffering of people with depression, anxiety,  eating disorder, and other forms of maladjustment. These disorders especially depression are not only prevalent in our country, Philippines, causing cases of suicide; they have also become global phenomena. GMA News online reported in 2015 that there are  4.5 million…

How to Get a Job in this Competitive Job Market?

About Maricon Hernandez  Passion for learning and development while empowering the youth drives Maricon Hernandez.   A dreamer, educator, human resources practitioner,  and travel enthusiast,  Maricon explores various tourist destinations with her colleagues and friends. She also speaks in seminars and writes articles about topics she’s passionate about. She believes that learning is a life-long process; life is worthwhile when she adds value to…

Inspiring Filipino Excellence: Mike Grogan’s “The Rise of the Pinoy”

Most of the time, appreciating the sunrise as we wake up in the morning is way better than seeing the specks on our windows as we open them. Rejections, disappointments and obstacles should not, in any way, stop us from fulfilling our “unique assignments”. This is what I realized after reading Mike Grogan‘s book “The Rise of…

Is being “hardworking” enough to get a job these days?

“I’m hardworking.” This is probably the most abused statement in the history of job hunting and recruitment. It’s a common scenario that when interviewers ask job applicants the questions such as “Why should we hire you? What are your strengths? What is your most significant accomplishment?”, the word “hardworking” is often being used. However, is being…