Having gone through multiple job interviews, I've gathered these lessons on how to get offered a salary that meets, or exceeds your expectations. These are things I wish I had known, and they're backed up by research from experts.
I've spent a decade freelancing and over seven years writing for HubPages. This is how I got to two hundred articles. As a writer, I've learned so much along the way, and I have so many people to thank for helping me attain my dream job.
Despite the systemic changes in work culture brought by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are once again promoting overwork. Here's why I could never go back to the status quo of the pre-pandemic era, a time when hustle culture was celebrated and romanticized.
Financial freedom is something many people aspire for. It takes hard work, discipline, and determination to become financially independent. But are the compromises we make to get there, worth it?
Exceptional 7-footers have played in the NBA and established their own legacy. What they have shown is that it's not enough to be a giant to succeed at pro basketball. These ten players prove that great size needs great skill. Here are the ten most skilled 7-footers in NBA history.
As a worker, you have a right to fair compensation. As the old saying goes, "equal pay for equal work." But how do you know if you are getting paid fairly? This article examines some strategies for ensuring your take-home pay matches your experience, productivity, and performance.
These ten NBA players have not only led successful pro careers but also possess the prettiest shooting forms ever. They're players who have made thousands of long-range bombs at a high rate, and they are the best at their craft.
Beginner or expert, you can always find something to improve in your writing. Here are are six things you can do now to enhance your writing skills.
I had a promising career at a Fortune 500 company, but I left it all behind to become a writer. This is my tell-all of what went into my decision of leaving my cozy corporate job to try something new, and get my footing on a completely different career path.
Many impressive dynamic duos have come and gone in the NBA, but who is, by all accounts, the greatest pair in basketball history? From the Showtime Lakers to the Splash Brothers, here are the ten greatest duos that have ever played in the NBA.
People are taught indirectly, at an early age, that their worth as a person corresponds to the amount of money that they make. UBI might be the answer to changing everyone's perspective on having intrinsic value without creating or adding monetary value.
As someone raised in the rural city of Dumaguete, Philippines, I experienced a childhood of eating food common to most Filipino kids. Travel back in time with me, as I recall my first slice of pizza, and remember my late grandfather who made me fall in love with Jollibee's fried chicken.
Burnout is a serious issue that we often underestimate. It taxes our mind, body, and soul while diminishing our creativity and willingness to become a better version of ourselves. Here are five simple ways to avoid burnout in your career.
LeBron James has played professional basketball since he was drafted in 2003. Each NBA season he has played in can qualify as HOF-level. Analytics may show you an entirely different list, but his 2012-13 season will leave you in awe. Here's an attempt to rank all the seasons he has played thus far.
In Great Gatsby fashion, Mr. Stagg Jaime brings Henry to his office to ask for a difficult favor. Will Henry agree? Is their bond from long ago enough to make Henry acquiesce to Mr. Jaime's strange request?
Stephen Curry's status as a basketball icon is supported by his collection of games where he has proven himself to be the game's best player. From his sensational regular season performances to key wins in NBA title runs, here is a ranking of Steph Curry's ten best performances.
Universal basic income (UBI) changes the way we think about work because it frees us from the bondage of a modern form of slavery: "wage slavery." What is wage slavery, and what does it mean to be a wage slave? This article explains.
Deciding on a college major is not always easy. You can get stuck on choosing among 'the best' college degrees, or you can narrow your list down to 'safe' majors. Know that even if you've chosen a degree to pursue and have spent years studying, you can always change your mind.
Hustle culture is having a backlash, and we are entering the era of 'break' culture. Work culture is changing for the better, as workers yearn for more flexibility in their jobs. Overwork, which was glorified in the early 2000s, is now detested by many employees who seek for balance and fairness.
Working inside a corporate office used to be the dream of many young people. But as norms in work culture have changed and new workstyles have emerged, working in a traditional office is becoming less attractive.
Professors, instructors, and educators of all levels have concerns over the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in schools. Parents are also concerned that the new technology might adversely affect their children's learning. Here are some FAQs on the use of AI in education.
Many talented players with phenomenal dribbling skills have come and gone in the NBA. While it's hard to leave off notable basketball legends, here is my list of the ten greatest ballhandlers in NBA history.
The Filipino carinderia is just one of many ways to enjoy authentic Filipino food. If you visit a melting pot city like Cebu, you’ll be able to encounter other unique food scenes, such as Tuslob Buwa, Pungko-Pungko, Larsian, Sugbo Mercado, and many others.
Reading challenging books provides many benefits, such as broadening your perspective and enhancing your critical thinking skills. Most importantly, reading difficult books helps you redevelop your attention and focus in a world full of distraction.
Attaining 100,000 views on HubPages is not an easy feat. While becoming monetized was challenging at first, what motivated me to keep writing for this platform was its access to a wider audience through all of its partner websites under The Arena Group umbrella.
Some companies are hesitant to adopt AI in their business, and for a good reason. Aside from ethical issues that make some people uncomfortable, there are other factors to consider when using AI. There are also well-documented cases wherein the technology produced harmful results.
Is your job at risk of being displaced? AI automation continues to disrupt the world of work. Governments need to put safeguards in place as early as possible to get ahead of consequences that society isn't ready for.
Reading a John Grisham novel is a great start to picking up the hobby of reading. Listed in this article are twenty-five John Grisham classics, in no particular order.
TED talks allow key people from various fields to share ideas and breakthroughs. Likewise, TEDx talks are organized as TED-like events in certain localities, that adhere to TED organization standards. These 10 TED talks are must-listen classics for your inspiration, insight, and motivation.
Kevin Durant is an NBA superstar with a unique combination of size, skill, and speed. The NBA has had players who were comparable to Durant, but none of them were quite able to reach his level of success. This article lists 10 professional basketball players who were almost like Kevin Durant.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a generational basketball talent. Aside from his clear advantages in terms of length and athleticism, he has a variety of assets that separate him from the rest of the great players in the NBA.
Recessions are inevitable, which means mass layoffs are always looming. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a way to address financial instability for the long-term, and could be our only option when technology automates most of the available jobs.
Workers either quit, pivot, or reevaluate their careers when they realize they are working a bullshit job. Bullshit jobs exist not in the interest of serving any real benefit to society but are there because companies have inefficient or ineffective systems in place.
When you grow up in a relatively unknown part of the world, relationships between the people living there have a certain depth and tightness. I was raised in Amlan, Negros Oriental, an obscure coastal town found within the middle islands of the Philippines.
Wherever you are in your writing journey, you can always find something to improve. Once you learn that rewriting is inevitable in all writing, you will have grown as a writer.
Smartphone addiction and telepressure contribute to the unhealthy habits we have with our mobile devices. While drastic detox measures are helpful, some simple techniques can also help you develop better device discipline.
Workers need to speak loud to drive real change in social norms. Society values doing more work, so people are trapped into thinking that being more productive is the only way to live.
The holidays are usually spent shopping for gifts and stocking up ingredients in time for holiday dinners. But here are five different ways you can turn away from the buying spree tradition and put more meaning into your free time.
Your sense of identity doesn't have to be tied with what you do for a living. Knowing your worth, as a person, beyond your job can be easy to forget. This is especially true when you're enmeshed in your career. Seek self-complexity, and take care of other important aspects of your life.
While Cebu's economic progress has given way to countless job opportunities, it has also caused gentrification. Foreign retirees and Filipino elites move to upscale urban centers that ordinary citizens can't access. Many locals struggle with upward mobility and get left behind.
Changing careers is an initiative that spans multiple phases. The comfort you feel at your current job can start weighing down on you and causes you to reimagine your career. Here are the stages I went through as I sought to reinvent myself.
The final interview, or the executive interview, is something you shouldn't take lightly. It makes or breaks your chances of getting a job offer, and it's also useful in figuring out whether you should take the job when it's offered to you.
Income inequality affects all people along the income ladder, but it impacts those in the middle class the most. The wealth gap is a serious social issue which both governments and businesses should focus on.
Whether they're run by a small business owner or managed by a big corporation, convenience stores have their own stories to tell.
Mediocracy is one of the four deadly sins of workplace culture. When workers are good enough to not get fired, but their performance hardly makes any impact, organizations run into a tricky situation. You get a culture that might just be as bad as a toxic work environment.
Following your passion is often touted as the key to a fulfilling career, but a better alternative might be 'following your effort'. Also called "following your blisters," you'll be surprised to find that you can develop an aptitude for enjoying the grittier parts of the process.
Amlan is a relatively unknown coastal town in the province of Negros Oriental. It has a decent beach, a hidden river frequented by local tourists, and an underappreciated mountainous region.
Students are taught how to become successful at many points in their education journey. But there is a lack of emphasis on dealing with, or coping with failure. Failure is painful, but it's the key to improving and is an essential precedent to future success.
There are ugly, unintended consequences when you choose to outsource parts of your business overseas. You may reap the benefits quickly in the form of higher margins, but you just might see the harmful effects in the long term when local industry suffers.
It's hard to get your resume noticed by recruiters, especially if you don't put in the effort of proofreading, editing, and revising it. There are small adjustments you can make to make your resume stand out, and these suggestions might finally land you an interview.
Broken windows theory can help us understand how to fix major workplace problems by focusing on small but obvious issues. A company's attention to these tiny details can dictate the perception of both customers and employees.
There has been a surge in interest by jobseekers for digital economy jobs since the onset of the pandemic. Learn the digital economy job that fits your skillset and open the door to better opportunities in compensation, work satisfaction, and career progression.
Workers need to be empowered to know how to assess the value they bring to their employer and to the economy as a whole. The idea that individual performance is a key factor in determining one's pay has been based on myths easily debunked by the four dynamics of power, inertia, mimicry, and equity.
Good money and great perks are there to make the best people stay. But these incentives end up becoming golden handcuffs that restrain you from taking better opportunities. Here are five indicators that you are strapped in golden handcuffs and why you should try to break free.
High inflation is hard to manage through, especially if you are already struggling financially. Here are nine ways to stay afloat when inflation cuts through your cash reserves like an unforgiving tax.
Companies would rather pay for fines, settlements, and lawsuits than pay upfront to create a safe work environment. For change to happen, business leaders need to see the value in putting money on safety.
There are millions of organizations worldwide that have at least one type of ISO certification. And there are more than 22,000 types of ISO certifications. Your company should strive to have at least one of these to build a reliable brand.
Employee experience directly impacts a company’s reputation, whether leaders like it or not. There are elaborate ways to curate an experience that both attracts and retains workers, but don't overlook these simple things any organization can do to enhance the employee experience.
Work-life balance has become an outdated concept. Work-life alignment is the new approach for many, because drawing strict boundaries seems a waste of effort and is impossible in some cases.
There's a common belief that writing comes easy to good writers, but from my own experience, this is not always the case. If you think that you shouldn't be a writer because of issues such as writer's block and a lack of motivation, here are seven reasons why you should keep on writing.
Monitoring employees has been taken to a new level with all the available tracking tools at a company's disposal. Is strict worker surveillance a necessary evil in the modern workplace, or is it just a band-aid for the lack of good leadership?
There are environmental laws and regulations that need to be complied with when getting rid of electronic waste. Here's a simple ten-step guide to save you time and find clarity amid all the bureaucracy.
CEOs and company executives are having trouble hiring and retaining workers. Enhancing the employee experience has become a new point of focus for business leaders to gain a competitive advantage.
Getting an engineering degree in the Philippines no longer holds the same prestige as it used to. Skills-based hiring is on the rise, which may dispense any need for engineering graduates.
The Philippines continues to be one of the top outsourcing destinations in the world, despite some glaring weaknesses. What considerations should be made when outsourcing to the Philippines?
Special economic zones are intended to lure businesses and create more jobs, but there are hidden costs that companies must know before deciding to set up their operations inside an ecozone.
Your country could be operating as a command economy without you realizing it. Here are seven signs that you might be inside an economy veering away from free market ideologies.
To unearth the roots of hustle culture and productivity addiction, you can point to the Protestant work ethic, which has pushed many Americans to work more than they should. In contrast to being obsessed with "doing", there is the concept of "existing", which promotes a break from chronic busyness.
Boreout syndrome is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the pitfalls of onsite work, which include presenteeism, performance anxiety, a loss of boundaries, and more.
The five-day workweek needs to go. An antiquated relic from the age of Fordism, which was over a century ago, an institutionalized five working days just isn't feasible anymore. Employees are rising up, and employers should pay attention.
Many people still equate their worth with what they do for a living. Here are several reasons your job needs to matter less and a look at the things that could be driving much of your self-identification with your work.
It's nearly impossible to not worry about rising prices when it's all over the news and everyone is talking about it. Thinking there's inflation can lead to a self-fulfilling cycle that's devastating to both businesses and people.
Disrupting your career is both a terrifying and exciting way to get over a career slump. When you feel your job has hit a plateau, change might be the best thing. Drawing from personal experience, I share what I went through when I decided to change course.
Knowledge and skills will help people get hired, but what sets successful workers apart is the execution of simple, basic things at work.
A failed job hunt can mess with your confidence and well-being. It's important to keep things in perspective and learn from your mistakes. Here are seven strategies for rebounding after a job rejection.
Employers give bonuses to their employees for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it's simply because they can. Here are twenty-two types of bonuses you can hope to encounter in the workplace.
People fail to get significant increases in pay just because they're afraid to ask. Here are five reasonable fears you might have and a quick discussion on why some people opt to switch jobs instead.
Golden handshakes and golden parachutes were once intended to protect executives while ensuring the benefit of shareholders. In time, these concepts morphed into enabling high-ranking company officials to get away with millions while escaping a disaster in their departure.
In a world addicted to productivity, there's a need to normalize idle time. Doing "nothing" should be embraced by more organizations, and in order to change the approach to productivity, incentives have to be redesigned to not reward overwork.
Being busy is often romanticized in our society, and it's a personal state that gets overvalued. There is an epidemic of chronic busyness, and people have gotten used to throwing out these four toxic excuses.
Time traps, time famine, and time confetti each make life a little more stressful. Distractions are everywhere, and hustle culture induces so much anxiety for us to do more. Here are five ways to cope with our productivity-obsessed society.
The idea of giving people a guaranteed paycheck has gained momentum in many countries. In modern society, governments have played with the concept of universal basic income (UBI). Whether we like it or not, we might be heading to a future where cash handouts become the norm.
Most of the things that get us worked up about our job are beyond our control. It's important for every worker to realize that employers can take away our job no matter how well we perform, and for almost any reason.
The four-day workweek is not a new concept, but it hasn't reached the mainstream. Here are 14 reasons why it might be a good idea for some organizations to rethink their standard work hours and implement a four-day workweek.
Internships, externships, and returnship programs are all great ways to find your next job. But the most important thing? Watch out for abuse and exploitation.
The modern labor system rewards those who sacrifice personal time to put in more work. Greedy jobs have existed for a long time, and the inequities that arise because of them might be subtle, but can become harmful for many workers.
Bullshit jobs exist in almost every organization. Is it time to quit your bullshit job and start working on something that actually creates real-world value?
Working long hours has led to burnout, overwork, and workaholism. These three workplace issues are distinct, but they can also be viewed as a never-ending cycle.
The mobile work tools that have made working in the modern workplace easier and more seamless have also created a situation where everyone is "always on." Telepressure is a serious workplace issue that deserves its share of attention.
Ireland enacted a law that enforced a person's right to disconnect. Key provisions include a grievance procedure when your boss or colleague violates this right. This lesser known right is slowly gaining acceptance around the world.
Hybrid work has been the dominant favorite workstyle as workers transition out from completely working remote. This favored workstyle offers more flexibility than the old normal ever did, but executing it is quite tricky.
Many businesses were losers because of the pandemic, but there were clear winners. These well-known companies were not just survivors, but they thrived throughout 2020.
Your employer can legally fire you for reasons beyond your control, and these reasons don't even have to take into account your job performance.
A corporate job is a privilege because of the stable income, benefits, and perks. But it can also involve meaningless days making no true impact and losing your soul in the process.
Mass layoffs happen more often than you think, and the reason companies do them isn't always because of financial loss. Here are 10 mass layoffs in the 2000s you should know about, done by 10 notable global companies.
There are many reasons why people decide to switch jobs. The prospect of better pay elsewhere is a key motivator, but there are 7 other likely reasons employees decide to leave.
Working for a large enterprise can provide you many benefits, such as prestige, job security, and abundant resources. If you are thinking of moving on from a smaller company, consider these seven things you might no longer experience once you leave.
Inflation is causing grocery items and other ordinary goods to become more expensive. What other concerns should you be aware of when it comes to a high inflation rate?
In getting a job offer, the exhilaration can be overwhelming and blinding. Before you say yes, ask yourself these eight questions to see whether you're making the right decision.
Green Light is a story I wrote in 2020, drawing heavy inspiration from the classic novel, The Great Gatsby.
Discipline comes in many forms, and it takes time and effort to hone it. When we don't have enough inspiration, we turn to our discipline to help us accomplish our tasks or goals. Here are five personal stories of discipline that might be worth reading.
I have written 100 articles through the HubPages platform, and many of which are featured on its partner websites. With 100 articles under my belt, I'd like to share 100 key lessons that I learned after I immersed myself in content writing for a considerable amount of time.
The idea of returning to the office after working remotely for a long time can cause so much fear and anxiety. Here are thirteen anxieties you might have, ranked from the least worrisome to the worst.
Mechanical engineering as a field of study is broad, and although it might be challenging, these possible career paths might just help you decide whether it's worth considering as a college major.
From the ordinances of King Philip II to the Great Resignation, here are eleven times in history when the world of work was disrupted.
People grow up accumulating things that induce a feeling of nostalgia. In this short article, I share ten everyday things that give me nostalgia.
Working a part-time job has its advantages over having a full-time position. From minimizing the chances of burnout to building a reputation as a freelancer, here are nine perks of working a part-time job instead of going full-time.
Transitioning out of your current job is not an easy task. Some hesitancy comes from the expectation of regret. It's important to ask yourself these eight yes-or-no questions before you resign.
False expectations about law school are common. As someone who had those assumptions, I'm happy to share my own misconceptions before I started studying law.
Finding your first job can be a struggle, especially when a combination of internal and external factors is holding you back. Here are six struggles that a new job seeker may experience while looking for their first job.
Here is a top 10 list of retired NBA players who've made a name for themselves as TV personalities.
Smartphones make up a surprising volume of the world's total electronic waste output. By sharing my experience of owning multiple smartphones that have since met the garbage dump, I hope to shed light on this serious environmental issue.
The Philippines as a country is one of the ten largest consumers of water in the world, but has one of the worst water infrastructure. 8 percent of the Filipino population do not have access to safe drinking water, and this is a metric that should be zero, or at least close to it.
The average person consumes a total of 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. How can we consume electricity more responsibly? What are energy labels, and how can they help?
Single-use plastics have caused damage to the environment that we can still reverse. Thankfully, there are several companies around the globe with scalable solutions.
The GDP contraction in the second quarter of 2020 was one of the worst such contractions in history. What were the overarching factors that contributed to the economic nightmare, and how can we do better in the future?
Economic catastrophes like the Great Recession, the Covid-19 pandemic, and all-time high inflation have caused serious job losses. Does this mean that job tenure is now just a myth?
Feeling undeserving of your own success can be detrimental to your progress. It's important to know why you feel undeserving, and any of these six reasons might just be the reason.
To many workers, Monday speaks of impending and inevitable doom, of starting anew a stressful work cycle, only to hope for the weekend to come sooner. Here are five tips that might help you overcome Manic Mondays.
White sand beaches with pine trees and crystal-blue waters are all-too common for desktop wallpapers. They sometimes offer hope for better days, but often no meaning.
A person's right to privacy extends beyond the home. Protection against unreasonable searches and seizure in the workplace is afforded by law, but what if you shared your office space with other co-workers?
Early in my career, I worked 72 hours a week and wished for regular hours. The concept of regular working hours has become more malleable, and pacing one's self has gained more importance.
In 1971, a woman's job application was not accepted because she had preschool-aged children. She argued that she was discriminated against based on her sex, as the company had hired men who had preschool-aged children.
Elected officials, with the power vested to them by law, can shut down establishments that are a source of harm to the local environment and the citizens living in it.
Intergenerational responsibility was the core issue of the landmark case Oposa v. Factoran. The right to a healthy environment predates many laws and institutions, and proponents of this right exhort today's generation to preserve the environment for generations to come.
Implementing sustainability practices in the workplace can be a challenge. My educational upbringing taught me to value sustainability and conservation, but being exposed to workplaces in the real world has caused me frustration and disappointment.
Back when most folks "went to work," taking breaks had a way of bringing people together. As remote work becomes the norm for more and more people, some can't help but miss the togetherness that was produced with no effort back when they shared space with their coworkers.
Internships provide hands-on experience to someone who might only have a student's perspective of a particular discipline. Not only do internships help teach new skills, but they also provide exposure to the team dynamics and social issues that exist in the workplace.
Night-shift workers are unsung heroes. Working at night is already difficult for the human body to handle, and this difficulty is compounded by struggles in transportation, safety, and health.
The Covid-19 lockdowns damaged the collective human psyche by disconnecting people from each other. How can a person rekindle lost friendships after a strange few years being apart? Let's explore how people can reconnect and become friends all over again.
Under the law, field workers don't need to be paid overtime. But how different are they from those who are currently working from home? Should all remote workers be paid for overtime?
Government workers tend to get overlooked compared to their private sector counterparts. Workers in the public sector also need fair compensation from their employer, the state. Is the government to blame when a public school teacher can't even afford to have their child delivered at a hospital?
Luka Doncic, for his NBA career, is on a meteoric rise to become a must-watch sensation not just in basketball, but for all of pro sports. With his early success, including him in the greatest-of-all-time discussion may not be a longshot.
Your employer has the power to transfer you as a form of discipline. But when does getting reassigned amount to being fired from your job?
If you lack awareness about your worker rights, your employer can take advantage of you, to the point of abuse. There comes a point when this worker abuse goes too far. Here is a case in the Philippines during the 90's about a sales clerk who was asked to do a lot more than she was paid for.
Lower productivity might mean you are headed for a demotion. But is that really legal? Can your employer take away your allowance if you've been slacking too much? Learn what the rule of law says in the Philippines.
Worker productivity in the age of connection is not a simple computation from the number of hours you work. Through my experience with varying work hours, I have a personal account regarding this issue. I've learned the importance of pacing yourself and the value of seeking after balance.
Each of LeBron James' teams have needed key role players, called "energy guys". It's easy to forget that for those championship teams, there was a player who infused the lineup with energy, toughness, and who and did all of the dirty work. Here are four of LeBron's forgotten teammates.
A permanent return to working from the office seems impossible with today's situation. There are those who long to be back, and some just want a sense of normalcy. Working remotely has made it hard to separate work from private life, and with the pandemic being unpredictable, it's even harder.
Employers want to have a 'trial run' before they bring a worker on for good, and probationary employment is a means to do just that. You might think that a probationary employee can get dismissed without cause, but it turns out that they're also protected by the right to security of tenure.
When your employer fires you by reason of gross neglect, it's not the end of the line. Under Philippine labor law, it has the burden of proving that the reason you're fired is among the just and authorized causes provided for. Also, gross neglect has to be habitual and can't be an isolated incident.
Normally, employees don't have the right to demand a bonus. What happens if, however, that bonus was something the employees had gotten used to? And what if there was a CBA supporting their claim?
Getting suspended for committing an offense in the workplace means you shouldn't go back to work until after your suspension sentence. But what if you went to work, anyway? Just how serious can things get when you defy your own company's orders and go back to work?
Employers have the authority to fire you for just cause. An employee not showing up for duty is a common reason for getting fired. There are, however, requisites for an employer to legally dismiss an employee due to the abandonment of their job.
The middle class before the pandemic isn't the same middle class during the pandemic. The gap between the rich and poor has widened, and the people in between are in a state of limbo.
Playing the Pokemon series of portable video games as a child is an experience some millennials share. A simple role-playing game with an open ending, Pokemon has taught me valuable lessons as a child which have now become nuggets of wisdom applicable to the real world.
The 2021 offseason moves by the Los Angeles Lakers' front office have involved acquiring old NBA veterans, producing one of the oldest rosters in NBA history. The same moves have built a roster talented enough to win a championship. Will the Lakers win it all, or blow it all up?
International NBA players like Dirk Nowitzki and Manu Ginobili were known as mainstay All-Stars, but they were the exception rather than the rule. With the emergence of Giannis, Luka, and Jokic, the NBA has set itself up to be a league where international players thrive.
In countries with high vaccination rates and supplies, big businesses have been requiring employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition to return to the office. There are both obvious benefits and subtle downsides to mandating vaccines for workers, which this article will discuss.
Having worked at four different companies has given me some philosophical perspective on work. These are the truths that I have found along the way and wouldn't have come across had I chosen to stay at one company.
Looking for a job as a fresh graduate can be daunting. Navigating through an unpredictable labor market as someone with zero experience is a challenge in itself. Having gone through this experience myself, here are four things I wish I knew when I was a fresh graduate looking for my first job.
Running is a physical activity that is good for your health, especially when done as a routine. It can also serve as a mental escape and a source of meaning and fulfillment. In this article, I talk about my favorite parts of my hometown as run through our town plaza and out into the beachfront.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has come a long way as an NBA superstar. From being a mere prospect five years ago, to winning back-to-back MVPs, and now winning his first NBA championship, he has proved my initial impressions of him wrong. The scary part is, we are yet to see him at his ceiling.
Steph Curry in 2013 was not yet a household name, but his play against the Denver Nuggets was enough to make you think that this skinny point guard with a lightning-quick shooting motion and fancy handles was going to become a superstar someday.
Bringing people back to the office is something that most of the big companies have been doing as of late, but the approach has been varied. While Twitter has its own extreme approach of working from home for good, these four big tech giants have their own specific return-to-office approach.
Remote work has taken on a new level during the pandemic. With all the benefits remote work has to offer, we have to also be wary of its downsides.Negative effects to a remote worker include isolation, disengagement, a lack of structure and a lack of boundaries.
The NBA has been having a fad with small centers. Gone are the days where you expected a player who stood at a minimum seven feet to start at the NBA's biggest stage, the NBA Finals. Because of the immense success of the Golden State Warriors of the mid-2010's, smaller centers are the new norm.
Looking for a job in a world that moves fast with every new technology can be difficult. You're caught in an endless challenge to upskill, as your education and talents could quickly lose relevance. Here's how to help keep yourself employed in modern society.
Strong, athletic players listed in the center position may have lost their place in the NBA. Due to the emergence of big men who possess a wider array of offensive skills, one-dimensional centers are having trouble keeping up.
NBA teams caught in the race to win the championship have a way of cramming within the season to add more pieces to their team in an effort to get ahead. This year was no exception, and the trade deadline was a perfect example of these five contenders cramming to win it all.
The modern workplace has been evolving before the pandemic, and workers are now able to work from anywhere. This inevitable transition into flexible work may have enticed workers to keep working remotely, but this may not mean that office work is dead.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, most businesses were forced to close shop as governments enforced quarantine measures to curb the spread of the virus. As the pandemic wore on, some unsung heroes in the essential workforce kept our society going. These workers included those working in supermarkets.
Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, and Paul George were each only role players known as defensive specialists, with average offensive ability. Their gradual improvement brought them to All-NBA status. Who is the next defensive specialist from the wing destined to make this leap?
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, working remotely became the norm for employees who were able to bring their jobs into their homes. Being able to work flexibly is always a great perk, but the downsides to working from your home are hard to overlook.
Haruki Murakami is a treasure of modern fiction and literature. In case you haven't picked up any of Murakami's books, here's a short cheat sheet of his best works.
The 2021 Brooklyn Nets have recruited not just three, but four superstars into their team's roster. While Blake Griffin is at already at the twilight of his career, the trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden comprise a formidable big three worth matching up against the greats.
Reading difficult books is good way to expand your horizons and a confidence builder to read even more difficult pieces. On this article, I share my experience reading three difficult pieces of fiction.
COVID-19 vaccines are already here and it is becoming increasingly unlikely that people will be able to say No. As much as we'd all love to end this pandemic by helping achieve herd immunity one dose at a time, we have to look at mass inoculations from a historical perspective.
LeBron's legacy after he retires must be viewed in a different light from Michael Jordan. While the G.O.A.T. debate is still out there and might never come to a conclusion even after LeBron James retires, his career needs to be appreciated a little differently.
Choosing between studying law and furthering my career as a specialist in my field has been my internal struggle. In this article I explain how dropping out of law school was a result of difficult decisions I needed to make along the way.
Jobs are scarce in the Philippine labor market. Government restrictions have shuttered businesses and people have lost jobs as a result. Luckily, job sites are still around to help us find our next job.
Mechanical engineers are lucky to be able to work in many industries. This article will, however, provide a more grounded take on what it means to graduate as a mechanical engineering student in the Philippines.
Blue-collar work is often disparaged, but they're closely tied with white-collar careers. Having moved on from laborious work early in my career, to finally becoming a writer by profession, I reflect on the lessons I learned from working in facilities maintenance.
Kobe Bryant and Jony Ive come from two distinct backgrounds, but they had a thing in common: they led by example. They were geniuses in their own right, but they weren't always seen as great leaders, based on their personalities. Here are some insights on what made people like them, good leaders.
The Filipino startup scene is more than a mishmash of call centers and outsourcing hubs. As more companies offshore more non-core functions, the upskilling of Filipino workers has gained momentum. But these benefits are often accompanied by drawbacks, so starting a business isn't that simple.
The concept of minimum viable product (MVP) is the heart of the book "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries. Startups must consider the principle of the MVP as basic knowledge. The MVP shows what the product might look like, how to release it, and how to improve its competitive advantage.
If there's one person who has changed the way we interact with technology in the modern age, it's Steve Jobs. From founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, to being ousted by John Sculley in 1985, to making his return in 1997, there's so much to learn from Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.
The player empowerment era which began with LeBron's 2010 decision has stretched out to become the new norm, empowering every superstar to team up with another superstar in the hopes of winning it all.
Email has turned into a ubiquitous tool in the digital age, and workplaces can't properly function without it. While it has streamlined communication lines and provides people unlimited reach, it comes with downsides such as diminished productivity and an 'always on' culture.
How does one rank an NBA player based on the level of excitement he brings? Here's an attempt to do just that. The easy way is to base your assessment on highlights per game or how many times the player appears on SportsCenter. In this article, we try to factor in a player's skill and his hype.
Replacing the NBA All-Star Weekend has been a topic of creative discussion for many years. From including a midseason tournament to a 1-on-1 'king of the court', ideas have been shuffled around to address the formulaic structure of this midseason break that happens every February.
Change is constant in life, and 'taking the leap' is a terrifying, yet necessary part of progress. Getting your life back on track is a process that starts by accepting your loss and predicament, and usually ends by forming new habits.
Tracy McGrady is one of the most influential players of all time. A Hall of Famer who never won a championship, his greatness can be polarizing. But there's no doubt that there's a new generation of players following T-Mac's footsteps and footwork.
The GOAT debate for basketball fans often boils down to LeBron James versus Michael Jordan. But there are notable mentions worthy of including in the discussion for greatest player of all time.
Steph Curry has changed the game if basketball. Since the addition of the three-point line in 1980, small guys have had an offensive weapon that didn't require them to bang bodies inside the paint to dominate games. But there were sharpshooting point guards before Curry.
Getting an accurate picture of the middle class in a developing country like the Philippines can be tricky. Metrics provided by international organizations may not align with the financial situation Filipinos actually experience with the income they earn.
Leading a productive life becomes easier once you learn how to address your worst habits. Many internal and external factors go into leading a life that enables you to become your most productive self. Managing your habits is a good start.
How much money is enough for me? I bet you ask yourself that question from time to time. Some ask themselves very specifically just how much wealth they want to accumulate, and some just go daydreaming of feeling financially powerful - knowing...
This isn't just about water bottles. This isn't even entirely about plastic. This is about us people, and how we've developed this chronic and contagious habit of wastefulness. This is about how we've unexpectedly overvalued convenience over...
People are in love with their gigantic gas-guzzling SUVs. But why can't they love the little ones just as much, the more environment-friendly hatchbacks?
Becoming rich is not just a state of mind. It's about reaching true financial independence, and indulging in luxuries without much guilt or fear.
Shooting like a pro means learning from the best, and who better to learn from than the Warriors' Stephen Curry?