I’ve decided to write a few articles, more or less in order, to try to help those of you who come here, day after day, looking for that magically prize, “Jobs for Americans in the Philippines”.
First of all, in the interest of fair and objective reporting, I need to warn you that “Jobs For Americans in the Philippines” is not something I really recommend or advocate. In the 21st century, I don’t really advocate “Jobs in the Philippines” for my Filip9inos readers, either. “Jobs”, as we knew them last century, are pretty much a losing proposition these days. read these two posts and you’ll understand a little about why I hold this view:
OK, I know, I know, you have heard it all before, and I haven’t convinced you. that’s fine, I am used to being the oldest mind in the room with the youngest ideas. I’d still be working at my last interesting and rewarding government job back in Colorado … loved it so much in so many ways, but in 2003 I had no choice but to ‘pull the plug’, because the people I worked with, many of whom were 30 or 40 years younger, had so many staid, old ideas. I couldn’t take another year of “Death by PowerPoint”.
So I’m going to help you find a job here in the Philippines. If you want to, that is.
A successful job search, anywhere, requires work on your part. I assume you are willing to work, since you say you are looking for a job.
So make a job out of finding a job … the job won’t jump up and bite you on the butt just because you ‘wish you had one”.
First of all, study these thoughts on why you don’t just ‘want any job”. You;’ll be ever so0 much more successful if you try for something which suits you and has a future rather than just floundering around and begging for any scraps:
Now that you have a little thought behind you, I’m going to give you one more task for your “Job of Finding a Job” today. Take the time. This whole post, even if you actually do as I recommend and follow all the links I’ve provided is going to take a LOT less than 8 hours … and here in the Philippines, people who work only eight hours a day are pretty much “part-timers”.
The headline of this article … Who The Heck ARE You was written that way with a purpose in mind.
Not everyone is suited for just “any job”. Not only will learning about yourself help you find out what you are best suited for, it will make you happier and more successful in what you do find, so I urge you to do the “homework”.
Go here and for free (many testing services will charge you a pretty penny for this information and advice, and spend just a few minutes clicking on some answers (there are no “trick” questions nor any ‘wrong” answers), and the results are seen by and belong only to you:
Before you start doing this free personality test, please bear a couple of things in mind:
- the test is really long (more than 80 questions), therefore please ensure you can dedicate at least 20-30 minutes.
- a short break in the middle will not hurt – you will probably get slightly tired somewhere around the 40th question. The most important thing here is to avoid rushing as this will affect your results.
- please answer the questions honestly, even if you do not like the answer – the most serious mistake you can make here is answering questions from the standpoint of “this is the person I would like to be”.
Now that you finished and have already learned something about yourself (I guarantee you will), then look at the page below and see what jobs you are suited for ..and learn some other fascinating and helpful factoids like what famous and successful persons share your particular “Personality Type”
Tests, descriptions, relationship and career advice
Now go do your homework, find out who you are, job-wise, and we’ll talk more.