My one and only PH election 2022 opinion post. Let’s see if this one ages gracefully

Photo by Nishant Kumar via Unsplash A reminder if you will read my long post: Respect my Onion. Thanks.  It’s the most wonderful time of the decade in the Philippines again: It’s the National Election season. However, more than the usual circus, this one coming on 09th May 2022 is very crucial. The Son of …

Interpersonal Skills (and tips) from a Recruiter (Audio available)

Photo from Christine-WOCintechchat via Unsplash.com *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: Halfreformed: The Spoken Word Series What a lot of people don't know about my profession is that we Recruiters are Salespeople. We “sell” candidates to clients, …

Were you robbed of life during the pandemic? (audio available)

Photo by Mel Elias via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ How is everyone's new year so far? I understand that things are not going so well in some parts of the world. It’s as if …

Career 2021: Revival, Trauma, Resignations and The Reckoning

**If you are on the go, you can listen to this via on my audio blog, Halfreformed: The Spoken Word Series. Links: Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado via Unsplash Revival & Trauma ...And just like that, we are ending 2021 as if nothing happened (well, it’s true nothing much happened). In all …

Productivity tips from a Recruiter

Photo by @magnetme via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ As Recruiters, people turn to us for career advice, job application advice, resignation advice, etc. I bet you didn’t know that we are also masters of productivity. …

Do our passports dictate our career success? (Opinion)

Passports have become a powerful tool for opportunities and immersive learningPhoto by Inkredo Designer via Unsplash In PassportIndex.com, Philippine Passports’ Power Rank is currently at #63. This means holders of this passport can be Visa-Free in only 20 countries, need Visa upon Arrival in 33 countries, and require visa applications in 145 countries. Tedious, lengthy, …

Seven writing lessons I’ve learned in the past year.

Writing both on paper on online were my lifeline in 2020. Photo by Lukas Blazek c/o Unsplash I’ve been writing as a hobby since 2002 - 2003. My platforms were livejournal.com, multiply.com (RIP), and my physical journals. There was nothing sophisticated about my writing; My entries were written teen diary style. They were a combination of rants, …