Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Indian School in UAE Now Hiring Teachers and Staff: No Placement Fee

An Indian School in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a member of Al Shirawi Group, is now looking for highly competitive Filipino teachers and admin staff. No placement fee will be asked to successful applicants plus good compensation package will also be given.

The school’s partner agency, Universal Staffing Services, Inc. (POEA license 050-LB-030911-R) is now accepting applicants for the following positions: 

  • 24-30 years old
  • 23-35 years old
  • 3 years work experience
  • 2 years work experience
  • Male or Female
  • Male or Female
  • 24-30 years old
  • 23-35 years old
  • 3 years work experience
  • 2 years work experience
  • Male or Female
  • Male or Female

Monday, October 22, 2012

Metro Manila Job Fair Scheds: October and November 2012

Jobseekers benefit from attending a job fair because they get to search for job opportunities and submit their resumes to several companies in one place. Lucky ones even get a chance to be interviewed and get hired on the spot.

So for those who want to get a job in the coming months, we have provided this scheduleof job fairs in Metro Manila for October and November. The schedules below are taken from

Applicants in other areas can view the schedule of career fairs nearest them by going to the DOLE website. To check job fair schedules in other regions of the Philippines, please check out this link:

Reminder: Please note that the job fair schedule may change anytime without notice so one is advised to always confirm theschedulewith the organizer.

Friday, October 19, 2012

POEA Gives Guide on How to Avoid Job Scams

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has continuously receiving complaints against illegal recruiters based on the internet which lead them to finally give warnings to jobseekers on how to detect internet job scam. 

According to POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac more applicants use the internet to find jobs and with the popularity of internet-ready gadgets, and job search and social networking websites, they become easy victims of illegal recruiters and job scammers. 

He also added that to attract attention from applicants, illegal recruiter joins social networking sites and online forums. They also create bogus company websites, advertise in legitimate online companies and send mass emails. 

To avoid getting lured by illegal recruiters, Cacdac advised jobseekers to apply only in POEA-licensed recruitment agencies or send their resumes only to popular overseas recruitment websites. The POEA lists down tips on how to identify illegal recruiters: 

Continue reading POEA Gives Guide on How to Avoid Job Scams

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Job Hunting is Now Easier for Pinoy Seaman

More than 300,00 Filipino seamen are deployed in different shipping companies all over the world. Maritime companies prefer the services of Filipino seafarers because they are known to be dedicated, hardworking and honest workers. The fact that Filipinos are proficient in the English language is also a plus factor.

As Filipino seamen are clearly in-demand worldwide, maritime employment procedures should be as easy and convenient as possible. Such is the idea behind the creation of a new career portal that is specifically designed for the job hunting and recruitment needs of Pinoy seaman and manning agencies-

There was a time when Filipino seamen would need to go from one manning agency to another just to submit resumes or to look for possible job opportunities. There was also that infamous spot in Luneta where hundreds of Filipino seamen would line up each day at the booths of some manning agencies. Both old methods would cost lots of time and resources.

But with the launching of, sea-based workers all over the Philippines can now search for maritime jobs.

They can also submit multiple job applications to the job openings of several shipping companies in one sitting. Jobseekers are also assured that they are dealing with an accredited agency because all job postings in are posted by manning agencies with a valid POEA license. is created with the welfare of the Filipino seafarers in mind as it would surely make the job hunting process among seafarers a lot easier. Registration is free and would only need a valid email address.

So if you or someone you know is looking for maritime job opportunities; why not check out or

Monday, October 15, 2012

Survey Says Pinoy Seaman Wrongly Labeled as Cheaters

Do seafarers who have to endure long and probably lonesome voyages have the tendency to cheat? Or is the "seamanloloko" label unfair because seamen are actually faithful to their partners?

A recent survey reveals that majority thinks Filipino seamen are faithful to their partners back home. In the said survey, 68.8% of the respondents answered “No” to the question:

Seafarers have a reputation of being unfaithful to their partners. Do you think this is true?

Only 31.2% answered “Yes” they believe that seafarers are unfaithful or cheaters. 

The informal survey was conducted among site visitors of from August 27 to September 13, 2012.

 When asked what drives seamen onboard to commit infidelity, 88% of the respondents cite loneliness as the main reason while 12% voted that it is due to the availability of sex workers.

Majority of the respondents, 57% are employed seafarers while 21.5% are unemployed seamen. Respondents that are employed but not pursuing sea careers make up 10.8% while 7.5% are non-seafarers and unemployed. Students or aspiring seafarers comprise 3.2%.

The survey respondents are dominated by males because while only 5.4% are female respondents, 94.6% are males.

Most respondents, 45.2% are between the ages of 30-39 while 23% are 40 to 49 years old. Those that are 21-29 year olds are 19.4% while 8.6% are between 50-59 years old. Only 2.2% are 20 years old and younger while only 1.1% is more than 60 years old.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Your Guide in Working in Kuwait

Your Guide in Working in Kuwait
Kuwait is one of the most popular destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). You may want to know how much you will earn and spend before leaving the country and sign your contract. Some expenses you need to consider is you accommodation, food, transportation, mobile loads and some relaxation time.

Before you sign your contract, aside from accommodation, food and transportation allowance, you must understand if your employer will shoulder your plane ticket, so you may have wild estimate if the salary offered is good for you to pursue your plan to work abroad.

According to OFWGuide Forum member, techspeak, food is not so expensive in Kuwait. If you are an average eater, you may allot at least 25KD monthly including your toiletries. There is also catering that offers a month food package cost 14KD, serendipitous2011 added.

Some employers offer free accommodation while some are not. If it happens that your employer do not offer a free accommodation, your budget for a sharing room is around 35-50kd monthly. Same thing with transportation, there are companies that offers free service to employees, so make sure that you can catch the shuttle schedule or else you will allot at least 15KD for your transpo.

Forumer serendipitous2011 also advice to bring your own clothes that to buy it in Kuwait since it is more expensive.

For your mobile load, you may allot 10KD monthly and Internet charge is around 9KD with 24 hours time usage.

Don’ts in Kuwait
Kuwait is a OFW-friendly country but still it is a Muslim kingdom and there are some things that are not pleasing for them that non-Muslims are sometimes practicing. Here are some things that you should avoid doing while working in Kuwait.

1.       PDA (Public Display of Affection)
2.       Wearing of shorts or tight-fitting clothes for women.
3.       Bringing of drugs, alcohol pork products and obscene materials.
4.       Driving while in the influence of liquor.
5.       Living with person that is not your wife of husband.

Before signing your contract you must know if you have:

1.       FREE two way tickets after your 2 years contract.
2.       30 days vacation leaves with pay annually.

If you are longing to more about working in Kuwait, we invite you to visit or check this topic TO ALL OFW OF KUWAIT and destined to work here.

Original article was published here:  Things You Should Know Before Working in Kuwait

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