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Rom Agustin: Focus on the Possibilities

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

On June 6, 2004, with nothing but a phone and a dream, Callbox opened in a dark corner of an internet cafe in La Paz, Iloilo -- a thriving city in the Philippines -- with one employee and no clients.

Want To Make A Difference? Don't Be A Hedge Fund Manager

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manuf...

Seeking: The Perfect Nonprofit Job

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

For nonprofits and social enterprises to be successful, we need passionate people with phenomenal skills in place. Once you have made the decision that you're ready to dedicate your career to a specific social cause, it can be hard to know where to start.

Pauline Pangan: Invest Your Time in Learning

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Joey Alarilla: Reinvent and Continue Innovating for Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Constantly innovating, open to collaboration and always reinventing himself - these are just some of the things I could quickly think of whenever Joey Alarilla, is mentioned.

The Road Not Taken: Forget Your 'Plan B' Career, You'll Need a Strong 'Plan D'

Ellevate | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women

I know the story is now supposed to be about how I persevered and became a world-class banker. Or about how I continued my quest to get into media and it eventually paid off. But that didn't happen.

Eduardo Mapa: The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare to Be First

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

I've caught up with Eduardo Mapa, the Chief Executive Officer, Havas Digital of Havas Media China. He's the man who started his career as a sales and marketing person and eventually becoming one of the pioneering and most respected advertising professionals in the Philippines and the whole Asia Pacific.

Vivien Mei Reyes: There's No Perfect Destination but Be Better Each Day

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

For Vivien Reyes, Marketing Manager at Callbox, when the opportunity to lead a team presented itself, she took it as a challenge to improve not only professionally but also as a way to improve on a personal level. She shares the importance of aiming to become better versions of ourselves from what we do each day.

Andy Yeo: Build Authentic Relationships and Grow Your Network

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How do you establish your professional network when you're fresh out of college? For Andy Yeo, Solutions Consultant at HootSuite APAC, he shares the importance of building an authentic relationship with anyone at any time, even before the graduation.

The Surprising Belief Holding Women Back

Ellevate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women

Everyone in every company is -- or should be -- in the business of selling: not just products and services but their organization's brand and culture and themselves and their abilities as well.

Paul John Peña: Recover Fast and Push Yourself

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Paul John Peña, Head of Integration and Branding Communications at Globe Telecom and one of the youngest digital media practitioners in the Asia Pacific region to assume an executive role in the industry, shares his career advice to those who are just starting up with their career.

Be An Entrepreneur In Your Life: 4 Ways To 'Startup' Your Ambitions

Allie Armitage | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Allie Armitage

The problem with finding an inspiring career is that, from the outside, it seems like whim, luck and 'who you know.' But the good news is there is actually a process to navigate a seemingly impossible task -- and -- it can be fun.

Hans Roxas Chua: Find Unique People to Learn From

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How does on develop the entrepreneurial spirit? For Hans Roxas Chua, the co-director of the Certified Digital Marketer (CDM) Program of the International Institute of Digital Marketing (IIDM), he's been exposed to many entrepreneur relatives and environment at such a young age.

Jonas Delos Reyes: Proactively Acquire Skills to Reach Your Next Goals

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having positive outlook and maintaining an attitude of constantly seeking to learn new skills help in increasing one's chances in getting their career to the next level.

Be a Bulletproof Freelancer: Three Rules for the First Six Months

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Leaving your daily grind to strike out on your own? Great! Freelance work can be one of the most rewarding, lucrative, and fantastic careers ever. But getting past the first six months is, hands down, the hardest part of freelance work.

Developing A Strong Professional Persona Does Not Mean Becoming Someone Else

Ellevate | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women

So many of us are taught from a young age that we need to figure it all out on our own. We have this entirely misguided sense that if we need support or guidance from others, it must mean that we have failed.

Joi Gordon On Volunteering Your Way to A New Career

Ellevate | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women

The best time to explore the possibilities is when you can volunteer. Find out what you're passionate about, and give your time and your talent to that.

Does Your Manager Like People?

Ellevate | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business

There are good managers and not-so-good managers and great managers. Think about some of the great managers you have worked with -- what made them great? Most likely you were able to develop a relationship built on trust that enabled you to learn and grow and feel valued.

7 Steps to Finding Your Professional Mission

Ellevate | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

Fast Company has published the next installment of its Generation Flux series, in which they outline how "professional missions" can help shape careers in times of rapid change.

How to Elevate Your 'Connectworking' Skills

Ellevate | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business

Making personal connections in a digital age is hard. But the people who can talk to each other are the ones who'll succeed. They can ask for and give advice, share information, make a sale, secure an investment.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Carpe Diem, Oprah Style

Ellevate | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women

None of us know our 2.0 and are just trying to figure it out. I change my plan every day. Oprah says everyone of us is looking for the same thing - we want to know we matter! And everyone has a story to tell, I just may not know mine yet.

Navigating Your Career Through Breast Cancer

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Stacey Tisdale

The ways in which we spend have changed. We have different attitudes about debt, and even though the job market has improved, millions continue to struggle as wages have not caught up.

Why Your Sales Presentations Are Bombing

Ellevate | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women

Begin your presentation with your audience's picture rather than your own. Speak in language they can easily understand. Tell them only about your product or service as it has relevance to them and their problem-solving and/or goal-conquering.

The More Distressing, Less Noticed Message From Microsoft CEO Nadella

Ellevate | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

Recognizing, discussing, calling out, debating, arguing about, examining this perhaps-innate gender bias against women who negotiate is a first step. We should be having these discussions publicly, and managers should be having them privately.