Hello, I’m a Freelancer: The Ups and Downs of Being Self-Employed
Jul22

Hello, I’m a Freelancer: The Ups and Downs of Being Self-Employed

By: Kristine Abante     My freelance career took off at around the same time I pursued a full time career, simply because I wanted to write. For more than a decade, I had a bit of both worlds, I was an employee on the daily grind receiving a reliable pay check every month, and I was a part-time freelancer pursuing my other passions on my free time. All was well and good until one day, you realize you just want to be able to...

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From OF to Entrepreneur in the Philippines: Adjusting Your Mindset To Get Closer To Your Dream
Jul08

From OF to Entrepreneur in the Philippines: Adjusting Your Mindset To Get Closer To Your Dream

By Bel Ramirez   For most Overseas Filipinos, apart from owning a home, having a sustainable business back home that will support the family is the ultimate dream – an aspiration our kababayans want to achieve before they eventually settle back home for good in the Philippines. But there are so many questions and fears that linger in our heads that seem to make the journey from OF to entrepreneur a daunting one.  “Will I be able...

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Filipino UAE: It’s What I Do
Jul16

Filipino UAE: It’s What I Do

Filipino UAE: It’s What I Do A look into the lives of professional Filipinos abroad   ANTHONY DE LEON English Editor – CommuniGate Middle East, Dubai, UAE                       I work as an English Editor for CommuniGate Middle East, a full-service integrated Public Relations (PR) agency based in Dubai, with a wide network of offices and affiliates located across...

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Get Hired
Jul06

Get Hired

By: Ana P. Santos   Don’t mix your dream job with a nightmare interview or resume. “Well, to be honest, I’m just waiting for my boyfriend to propose to me. I actually don’t know what to do if he won’t. Maybe I’ll just go abroad.” That was an actual answer I got during a job interview for a Marketing officer for my team. I politely ended the interview shortly after that. Her desperation and lack of career direction set off alarm...

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