Thursday, February 26, 2009

Come and Join!!!

The 4th Philippine Nursing Opportunities Conference Expo and Job Fair 2009

February 28-March 1, 2009
Sapphire Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Suites,
Gateway Mall, Araneta Center

Expo and Job Fair
March 6-8, 20092/F Expo Area,
LRT2 Recto Station Recto Manila

Saturday, February 21, 2009

1M Jobs for Filipinos in 09

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) said that as part of the government’s emergency measure against the global economic downfall, they are eyeing to create one million jobs in the first half of 2009.

According to the Philippine News Agency, a report from the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), stated that the majority of the 60,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan’s manufacturing industry would not affected by the global financial crisis, opposing the report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that at least 1,000 OFWs in Taiwan and some other countries were laid off because of the crisis.

On the other hand, King Fahd Medical Center, one of the most popular hospitals in Saudi Arabia, is in need of some 60,000 nurses to fill hospital positions in the kingdom, said Lito Soriano, a senior officer at LBS E-Recruitment Solution, in a report posted on the website of the television network ABS-CBN.

“Saudi Arabia is expanding its health-care system in two or so years,” Labor Undersecretary Carmelita Pineda said.

Hospitals in Saudi Arabia offer $600 to $1,000 monthly in basic salary, plus free housing, transportation and vacation privileges.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beware of “pangkabuhayan package” text messages

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) warns overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) regarding “Pangkabuhayan Package” text messages that is circulating over the SMS.

The OWWA said that the hoax introduce herself as Ms. Jo-Ann Castillo telling the receiver that they have won a Pangkabuhayan Package for OFWs. The agency clarifies that this person do not have any connection with OWWA

They also added that Ms. Castillo is said to be connected with CF Philippines located at Tower I, Room 803, 3264 RCBC Plaza, Makati City. She informs her victims that he or she can claim the package at her office, she also gave her contact number as 0919-656-5968.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Five Tips for Writing CVs for Overseas Employers

May 19, 2008 5:44 p.m.

Dreaming about a job abroad? Or maybe your spouse is transferring overseas, and you're scouting career options. When applying to employers abroad, you'll need a curriculum vitae (CV) -- the job hunter's document used outside of the U.S. that corresponds to an American-style resume. The differences between them are subtle but a CV is essential to moving through the first step of applying for positions.

There's no one way to write a CV. Still, there are some common elements and themes. Here are five things you'll need to know when writing a CV for international employers.

1. Get personal.
Your background and personal characteristics are important to many employers in European and Asian markets, says resume writer Wendy Enelow, president of Enelow Enterprises Inc. in Lynchburg, Va. At the top of your document under your name, list your birthday (including year), place of birth, marital status, number of children, and health status. A passport-size photo goes on the top right corner. If applying to employers in Asia, list your educational history, starting with kindergarten.

Include any foreign languages you know and classes you are taking, along with travel experience (vacations count). Put these at the top or in greater detail under a separate heading. You'll be showing that you are a part of the global community, says resume writer Myriam-Rose Kohn, executive director of Jeda Enterprises, an international career-coaching firm in Valencia, Calif. "It is important to present yourself as culturally-oriented," she says.

2. No 'default' option.
CVs vary from country to country and company to company. In some countries, employers want only job-history basics; in others, certificates of work and letters of recommendation typically are included, says Daniel Porot, president of Porot & Partners, a career-coaching firm in Geneva. Find out if the employer has preferences about what it wants to see on your document. Sometimes a company's Web site will list its CV requirements, according to Ms. Enelow. If not, you can call the company to ask, she suggests.

3. MacJobs in the limelight.
When job hunting in most countries outside the U.S., you'll need to list your professional experience in chronological order, starting with your earliest jobs and ending with your most recent position. However, British employers prefer a reverse-chronological list similar to the typical American resume. In the increasingly global economy, says Ms. Enelow, some international employers may prefer this approach, so if it's a good idea to check if there is a preference.

4. There's no 'I' in 'team.'
"You don't want to boast," says Ms. Kohn. In many countries, she says, "everything is a team effort." Present your achievements in the context of your role within your group, be it as a low-level member or a leader, says Mr. Porot. If you were not solely responsible an accomplishment, use nouns rather than verbs to describe it. For example, write "Maintenance of profitable management," rather than "Maintained profitable management." When describing individual successes attributable to only you, use verbs.

5. Keep it simple.
Skip the fancy fonts, and use boldface for only section titles. Take the same plain-Jane approach in your word choice. Overly sophisticated language is likely to put off hiring managers. Use words that fit your experience level, says Ms. Kohn.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Help Assistance Center for Jobless OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has opened the National Reintegration Center and all regional offices of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to retrenched overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are seeking for government livelihood assistance and job placement programs.

The help center is not only for OFWs but also for local workers. The program may either help them in setting up livelihood or income-generating projects or seeking employment, either locally or overseas, where they may be fitted.

Both displaced OFWs and local workers who want to open a business, Dole Secretary Marianito Roque said they would be initially granted an assistance package consisting of entrepreneurship counseling, training, and access to equipment.

Roque also added that the assistance was free of any charge.

Filipinos who want local employment can seek assistance from the Bureau of Local Employment or at the nearest DOLE office. For program details, workers may contact the NRCO at Tel. Nos. 528-0848 and the DOLE at 527-8000.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Filipino Nurses, Therapists still needed in US

Despite the global economic downfall, Filipino nurses and therapists remain in demand in the United States. Qualified applicants may have to work in the emergency room, ICU/CCU, Telemetry and Medical/Surgical areas.

St. Georges, a reputable POEA licensed agency, will need 600 registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists that will be deployed to US hospitals. They will be working within three to six months in the US with H1B visas under a non-cap exempt status, meaning their positions do not fall under the retrogression period for H1B visas.

Qualified applicants will receive a minimum salary of $48,192 (Php 2,301,408) a year or higher depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected applicant, plus benefits from Cambridge Healthcare, like the joining of spouse and two children under 21, relocation bonus, assistance and housing allowance, a 36-hour week with 12 hour shifts, lucrative overtime pay, US standard benefits and options, paid legal, licensing and testing fees.

Nurses or therapists who can eligible to apply for the position is those who have at least one year work experience currently working or on volunteer duty and who have worked in a 100-bed capacity hospital. Passing the NCLEX, IELTS and NPTE is not required since the employer can assist on NCLEX, visa screen, state licensure, other documents processing.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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