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Oktubre 4, 2012

gusto ninyong mag-apply ng trabaho online?


1. When sending your applications, remember to put the position you are applying for as the subject of your email. Please do not put requests for your email to be read as the subject of the email.
Example of an epic fail : “pkbza pohh..” “plz c attch resume”, “FWD: new resume111111111111”

2. Know the diffrence between a biodata, a resume, and a cv. (We have posted about the said subject here on this group wall) When the posting requests that you send a cv, do send a cv and not a resume or biodata.

3. Use a professional email address name. Email addresses such as lovelyrose, sweetjoy, -bache-, Aika, ahzakhot are epic fails. As a professional in the industry, I, personally, do not dare even open these emails with signature names like such.

4. Never show the possible employer another address on the “cc:” field in your email. Also, NEVER send an application with a message inside that is not for the employer. Example: “eto un cnsbe ko sau na aplyan mu..”

5. If you are going to refer other persons for the job posting and you will use your email address, remember to note that in the subject of your email. Emails repeatedly coming in from one person is considered spammy.

6. Practice proper office etiquette. If you are still employed, NEVER use the email domain of your company, as this is considered unethical in the industry. Do send at a different domain and use your own personal email. You should know that email addresses with company domain can be retrieved anytime by your company IT people even if you trash them out, they fall into the company trash archives.

7. AGAIN, NEVER EVER send you email applications twice, thrice, more so, a winner in my email, an application from the same person, sent 8 times! The possible employer does not appreciate you flooding his/her email as you are not the only applicant.
~Honestly, people who do this, I automatically delete all his/her emails and trash it. It is not proper to do so unless you have received a notification of your email not being successfully sent or a MAILER.DAEMON advisory.

8. For vacation responses in an email, asking you not to reply to an auto generated email addressee response, please.. get it, once and for all: NO NEED TO REPLY

9. If an auto generated response advises that the job posting has already been closed, it is highly unethical to reply with: “ah tlg lng ha? so anu 2, scam?” or “baka pwede pa po humabol, ask ko lang?”
~Believe me, i really got these replies!

10. Read, read, read!!! If job postings indicate the deadline, do not try to send any more applications after said date has passed. And to attach a message with: “Pls pls nman po, bka pwd nman po maconsider nio pko” makes you sound so desperate and this brings down your market value as a possible candidate to a mark of 0.

11. Know how to autocheck your grammar and spelling when using the computer. This is a system available in your PCs, laptops, etc. Do, please, double check your attached messages. A true hotelier knows how to communicate very well.. Hence, the requirement: “Good command of English is highly required” comes out every so often in job postings. Verbal communication has no spelling and grammar check, but this can be ignored if you are able to answer questions thrown at you, in your interviews, in a very eloquent manner. But to send messages with a spelling and grammar check available to you reflects that you are not well-versed in the use of computers.

I strongly believe that we, the people in the hospitality industry, MUST practice the proper way of communicating, whether it be personal or business correspondences done via the internet.

As the industry first focuses on your personality before finally seeing your skills in the end, it is highly appropriate for us to learn the ways of a true professional.

There are so many tips available on the internet that helps you shape your personality. It is very alarming, on my part, to see that so many young, upcoming hoteliers do not know how to properly present themselves thru different means of business and professional communication.

Proper decorum MUST be practiced at all times.

I know that proper decorum is taught to the students in their college years and it pains me to realize that there are so many future disappointments who are going to penetrate this industry, where thespians, and pillars of this industry worked so hard for to attain the prestige that it is now enjoying all over the world.

Posting this leaves an ache in my heart and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I cannot help, but ask, do some of these people, who need to be educated more, know the values of being in this industry?

~I truly wonder..

P.S. galing ito sa facebook at ang pinanggalingan nya ay isang grupo para sa hospitality industry. ipinapasa ko dito sa aking blog dahil importante ang nilalaman nito at dahil hindi ko talaga maintindihan kung bakit hindi makapagsulat ng matino at gumamit ng buong kataga ang mga kabataan ngayon.

ang text messages ay text messages, ang facebook ay facebook at ang job application ay may malaking kaibahan. unang-una, ito ang magiging hakbang para sa inyong pagsulong, kaya ayusing mabuti. kung maari, basahin ng ilang dosena ang inyong application, icheck ng mabuti, ipabasa sa iba kung maaari, at sabayan ng dasal 🙂

good luck!


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