Protips: As You Enter the Race

As a young professional, it’s but normal to seek advice from people who have been working for a longer time. It’s great to have conversations with them and learn from their experiences. That’s one of the best ways to prepare for your professional life.

In addition to face-to-face conversations, a book can also help you learn so many new things about your career and your life. That’s why here at PinoyYuppie, I want you to get a hold of some of the Filipino books that deal with the topic of work.

One of them is “Protips: As You Enter the Race.” by Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides.


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How to Respond to Common Job Interview Questions

Going to an interview can be scary, especially if it’s your first one. It helps to anticipate and prepare for those interview questions. Why do recruiters ask these questions anyway?

Because they want to you who you are as a person and as a professional. They will be wasting paying you money so they want to make sure you will contribute to the company.

Just a few tips before the interview questions below.

1. Don’t ever memorize your answers to these questions.

The recruiter will know if you’re reciting versus coming up with a spontaneous and heartfelt response. Better to know your answer but not the exact words to say. That would be like reciting a poem or a declamation before the recruiter.

2. Practice. Grab a friend and do role plays.

Ask your friend to ask you follow-up questions that may not necessarily be included in the list below. That will help you become more spontaneous. It will also help you think on your feet.

3. I strongly suggest doing a career planning session.

That way, you know what you want to accomplish in 5 years and 10 years. A recruiter friend complained to me that a lot of new graduates these days don’t really know what they want out of their careers. If you know what you want, then you already have an edge over other job seekers.

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