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SONA 2010

In just a matter of hours, the nation will once again bear witness to a historical event as the newest leader of the country is about to announce his first State of the Nation Address.

Pres. Noynoy Aquino will outline the main concerns of his dear motherland and inform his countrymen how the new administration will deal with it. Surely, P-Noy would not miss the unemployment issue that has enslaved nations worldwide. New projects would be set for the matter in an attempt to eliminate it.

Yet, OhmyJob believes that however the government try to design the perfect employment scheme, it is still up to the citizens, the workforce, the people, to really stand up and start walking towards the employment lane.

So gear up Philippines, we don't want to get left behind. Visit and get in the lead now.

Happy Hunting!

Some people make it look as easy as pie. I’m talking about the fortunate handful we know, who, even before tossing their grad caps up in the air, have already managed to queue prestigious job offers from corporate giants that most of us can only dream of (Well, that secures their conversation icebreakers for next year’s class reunion!).

For us who belong to the greater chunk of the population pie, however, we gear up: a bag of mustered confidence, a driving ambition, and a whole lot of resumes. Off we go for a job hunt.

Some of you who are reading this probably fall into one of these categories. Which one are you? A fresh grad ready for the corporate jungle? A career shifter in search for greener pastures? An employed yet somehow employable searcher? Let’s hope you’re not a (gulp!) laid-off employee.

No matter the reason for your hunt, you can bet that job seeking is an obvious contrast to the steady hum of a daily schedule one may feel over a period of time at work. Sure, you’ve probably visited that place of tension between bright hope and fear of rejection. It hits us in those lagging moments of waiting for an interviewer’s phone call or email, or when your name is finally announced after a lengthy interval, and the hr officer asks you to sit on a chair (electric?) while he or she flips through your resume with an inscrutable countenance.

Yet you’ve got to admit, there’s that hidden fun that goes with the hunt.

Some people get a cheap thrill with good old page-flipping through freshly printed newspaper as they sip coffee in their kitchen at 11am, disheveled hair and all. Just a little action with a yellow green high lighter and voila! (like that satisfaction you get in playing crosswords) … a promising job could be well on the way.

Personally, as shallow as it may seem, I love rummaging through my closet (or the malls) for that professional look (I’m usually just a shirt- jeans-and-flat shoes kind of girl). After all, one has to be presentable and sharp for job interviews.

Others, like a friend of mine says he gets a boost out of meeting and talking to new people while job hunting. I agree. In fact, another friend just recently told me of a funny story about her sister, who finally makes a new acquaintance out of a fellow job seeker/applicant after serendipitously seeing each other three times at three different companies with that same intent of landing a job. What are the odds?

Sometimes too there’s a whole other level of fun when you try career searching with a good friend. Back when I was a fresh grad my best friend and I scheduled a “Let’s Apply Day.” There we were, combing the streets of Ortigas unknown to the term “walk-in applicant.” We passed out our stack of resumes like flyers to company receptionists and guards, which of course, in retrospect, was quite thoughtless. Yet we had a blast laughing hard, exchanging inside jokes as we walked from one building to another, welcoming chances to prove ourselves to the working world. We checked our emails more regularly and thought twice about answering unknown numbers flashing on our cell phones. No, we didn’t get any calls from that “recruit-me rampage” as you might have expected. But it did teach us tenacity and, thankfully, wiser ways in job hunting (I take a more current approach now— speedy searching online, speaking of which, OMJ-coming soon!).

What’s your take on job seeking? What fun things do you like about it? We’d love to hear from you. Go ahead and dish out your thoughts and funny or unique experiences!

Article by Jobberwacky

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Watch out for OhmyJob—the Freshest Online Career Site!

Contact center, transcription, online teaching…know these words? Sure you do! Given only a few years of saturation, these industries have solidly anchored themselves in the country’s domestic vocabulary, attracting jobseekers by the thousands to fill in numerous job vacancies, from trainees to top positions. Without a doubt, these industries are often listed in people’s choices for employment. Some people view these industries as very promising ones – providing opportunities for many people.

With the boom of such professions in the Philippines comes, a website focused on solving the gap between the employer and jobseeker. OhmyJob is the newest career site to be launched in September of 2009.

OMJ is about making your life uncomplicated. Specifically made to match BPO and contact center demands for manpower, OMJ offers easy, time-saving online job search and recruitment tools to all avid seekers. Don’t get distracted by countless buttons, unwanted articles, and excessive banner ads. OMJ’s straightforward, no-fuss interface allows jobseekers and employers alike to focus on one important goal—filling in a position.

As users, you can expect these privileges:

Free and User-friendly Account
Relevant Job Search Results
Instant, multiple job applications
Printable OMJ Resume
Personal Uploadable Resume
Job search Save Function
Job Alerts
OMJ Blog for Career Coaching

Simple Job Posting Function
Filtered Jobseeker Database
Quick Resume Search
Efficient Account Management System
Regular or Premium Packages
Trouble-free web navigation
Cost Effective Advertising
Committed Service/Support Team

Join us as we count down for’s launching! Look forward to exciting employer blastoff promos and jobseeker contests!

For jobseeker pre-registration, updates, and contests email with the subject “Jobseeker.”

For employer-related inquiries email us at or simply call 817-8485.
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