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Are You in Danger of Getting Charged with Sexual Harassment? November 26, 2008

Posted by dapinoyemployee in Da Pinoy Employee, Working with Bosses and Officemates.
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Sexual banter is normal among people and we Pinoys are especially well-versed in green jokes, suggestive statements and double entendres.  However, there is a limit to everything, especially in the workplace. 

As an employee, you are protected against sexual harassment from co-workers, visitors and yes, even your boss, no matter how high his/her rank is in the organization.  So just because YOU are protected doesn’t mean others aren’t.  If you’re incredibly careless and tactless about the way words leave your tongue or the way you deal with others physically, you could be on the receiving end of a sexual harassment charge. 

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How to Protect Yourself from Sexual Harassment Charges November 26, 2008

Posted by dapinoyemployee in Da Pinoy Employee, Working with Bosses and Officemates.
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I have two older posts that offer tips on protecting yourself from sexual harassment.  However, since not all of us are on the receiving end of someone else’s unwanted advances, I am writing this post for those of you who would like to protect yourselves from being accused of sexual harassment.  So for you out there who tend to be misconstrued and misinterpreted, here are a few tips and reminders to help protect you against sexual harassment charges:

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Jobless? How to Use Being Out of Work to Your Advantage November 24, 2008

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Losing a job can be a difficult and scary, particularly if it comes at a time when you’re not ready to move on because you have no other options.  So now you’re stuck at home or in your apartment, mulling over a career path that seemes to have met a deadend and the horizon seems dark and unsure.  So what next?  Here are ways you can use your being jobless and turn it into a career advantage.

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A Thousand Hits! November 11, 2008

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This blog just recently made over 1,000 hits.  Yay!  When I started writing this, I never thought it would even make it to a hundred.  My thanks to all of you who come to this blog regularly and those who bother to click during search engine look-ups.

It’s just a little over a thousand hits and it’s been just under 5 months, I know but I’m shallow that way.  Thanks again, guys!

Why You Need a Cover Letter November 7, 2008

Posted by dapinoyemployee in The Application Process.
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Believe it or not, this simple, one-page letter can sometimes mean the difference between having your resume noticed and getting it thrown into the resume file, where it will gather dust and turn yellow with age.  If you want to send in an application that will be able to compete with others who are targeting the same job, use a cover letter as your means of introducing yourself.

So how can a cover letter help you?  Here are things you should understand about the cover letter:
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