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It’s All in the Mind: 3 Long- term Confidence Boosters to Equip you for that Interview

25 May

Check out the job openings at Infor Manila.

Having fits of nervousness is something all too familiar to us. Be it getting up on stage to talk to a crowd of people or just walking into the interview hall with the HR head staring at you from the other end of the room. Even seasoned public speakers still have their shaky moments right before a big speech.

Where does this lack of confidence come from?

We are born of confidence. Remember when you were a kid, you couldn’t care less if you dance around in your underwear or belt out a Whitney Houston song even if you were completely out of tune. When we were younger, we are not plagued by previous mistakes or reminded of our past failures.

As we grow older, we carry this bag of second-guessing. We gain doubts as we progress. This in return, could have fatal repercussions to us, especially when subjected to high-pressure situations such as a job interview.

Other than the demands we set for ourselves, another factor that contributes to self-doubt is the phenomenon called Fresh Graduate Anxiety. Feeling incompetent, fresh graduates tend to sell themselves short in hopes to make up for their lack of experience and skills. Humility is a great trait; however the excess of it gives off a negative impression on the interviewee.

The 4-minute Window

It takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. For an interviewer to make a final decision about the applicant, four minutes. You might wonder how can it be possible for them to decide in that short span of time? Remember, your resume already did the its job of giving them a snippet of you—your employment background, affiliations, skills and even your hobbies.

In an interview, they are no longer interested in hearing that. Their evaluation will now rely on how you carry yourself, how you speak and look, the way you greeted the interviewer. All these point back to your level of self-confidence.

Lucky for you, self-confidence can be grown from trees. Here’s how:

“I am the best but I am not” paradox

We may rely on cues from the society to validate ourselves. We look from others to establish who we are and appraise our achievements. As cliché as it may sound, no one can tell that you’re not good enough except yourself.

Try this exercise, every morning right after you wake up, tell yourself that you are the best. You may feel a little weird at first, but this repetitive action will soon diminish your doubts and lead you to believe that, yes, I am good enough and no one dictate what I can and cannot do.

But just like any other things, this must be done in balance. This is where the paradox comes in—you are good, you are fit for the job, but you are not perfect.

This can be applied not only in job interviews but on your perception in life: you can never be the best if you are not constantly learning and changing yourself. Remember the Buddhist teaching, “You cannot fill a cup that is already full”. So while you fill yourself up with confidence, leave a hole at the bottom to drain out mistakes, and make space for new ideas.

Know the “Power Pose”

The basic premise of the power pose is that the more space you take in, the more “powerful” the posture is. An example of this may be raising your elbows, fists clenched behind your head and your legs resting on top of a desk; another would be standing up, feet astride with your hands on your hips.

This may look very rude and intimidating to others, but studies show that in effect, the “power pose” increases testosterone levels—a hormone linked to power and dominance; and cortisol, the hormone that controls our stress levels. Another study by Amy Cuddy and her colleagues from Harvard Business School claimed that students who spent time, two minutes to be exact, in power pose before an interview performed better and gave striking speeches.

Action Speaks Louder than Words

If someone talks to you and cannot look straight into your eyes, or is constantly fiddling with something, wouldn’t you feel a little suspicious? He might be hiding something, or worse, lying about it. Now let us reverse the roles, you walk in with your shoulders slouched, chin tucked in and arms around your body—what would the interviewers think?

The interview does not begin the moment you shake hands with your interviewer, it starts soon as you walk in. The way you walk, carry yourself in an air of confidence, your smile, where and how your eyes are fixated—they all say a lot more about yourself than you can put into words.

People also tend to forget that during an interview, it is humans they are talking to and not robots. Be it a phone, video call, or a personal interview, there is a human on the other side and with this, connecting with them goes a long way.

You are engaging in a conversation thus you should also make them feel that you are interested. Crossing your arms or legs is a closed body language that shows disinterest. Instead, you could lean forward, angle your torso towards the person and maintain direct eye contact. Nodding and tilting your head is also a nonverbal way of participating.

You are the Primary cause of everything. British psychologist, Richard Wiseman calls this the “As If” principle —if you act as if you were calm, confident and happy then it’s likely that you will actually start to feel calm, confident and happy.

The mind is much more powerful than we perceive. More than it controls our actions, it can alter our mood, perception of ourselves and our ability to do things. It then turns into a vicious cycle: our body language affects our body chemistry which then affects how we carry ourselves, our level of comfort and confidence.

In the end, it all boils down on how you see yourself. If you think you’re small and incompetent, your body and the people around you will pick up on that and believe it, however if you think you are capable then you will be.

Quoting Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Men and women are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.”

So how do gain confidence? Easy, start believing that you already are.

Now that you’re ready for your job interview,
check out the
job openings at Infor Manila.

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Business Development Managers

24 Aug


Company Description:
The Company is a major provider of wirelines in the Philippine in terms of working lines through hundreds of regional and local exchanges. Its voice products and services include provisioning local calls, national and international toll services, and value added services. In addition to wireline voice services, it also offers access to high-speed data transmission and Internet services through domestic and international leased line services, frame relay and dedicated Internet service.

Location per Manager:
Philippine provinces of Rizal, Laguna, Quezon, Pangasinan, Bicol.

The company is looking for five Business Development Managers to work in the five areas of assignments, respectively.

Full-time employment with Flexi-time work-hours.

Php 60,000 – P100,000 + commission.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Strong leadership and presentation skills;
  • Experience in handling/ managing Sales Agencies;
  • Top performer sales people with proven track record in Sales and Sales Management;
  • Excellent conflict resolution, analytical and communication skills;
  • Non job hopper (at least 3 years with the last/ current company);
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Knows how to drive


  • Telco experience is a plus, but also open to candidates from other industries (FMCG, Insurance, credit card, direct sales) ;
  • With a high level of integrity;
  • With existing network of sales agencies is an advantage;
  • Present your work summary – revenues generated, percentage of targets hit the past 2 years, awards and accolades.

E-mail Rules:

  • Resume MUST BE Microsoft Word formatted – no PDF files;
  • Use Title/Position as your e-mail subject title;
  • Send your resume to jobsbyraffy@pekson.com;
  • Please allow 2-4 working days for a confirmation e-mail.

Photo by $hadzri at Flickr

Vice President of Engineering (Guam)

16 Aug


Company Description:
The company is a full-service communications company and has been serving Guam for over 40 years, investing $50 million over the last 5 years on network infrastructure and back office systems. The company’s management team with deep knowledge and expertise in the areas of traditional telephony, broadband, wireless, cable, and emerging technologies. It is ommited to building and maintaining a world-class communications infrastructure.

United States island territory of Guam.

Full-time employment. For H1 positions, work duration is indefinite.

US$73,000 to US$80,000 P.A.

The ideal candidate is expected to provide guidance, leadership, and direction to its technical team. The person would have demonstrated successes in building teams which deliver on aggressive telecommunications product development and implementations.

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a Senior Management capacity.
  • BSEE or equivalent experience required; MSEE preferred.
  • Certification with e.g. BICSCI desired.
  • Telephony Outside Plant design, implementation, documentation for both Fiber and Copper Plant.
  • Familiarity with BICSI, RCDD, NEBS, ANSI, standards and associated OSP recommendations and performance specifications.
  • ADSL2+, VDSL2, and related high-speed wireline data transport.
  • Optical transport network design and implementation, xWDM, ROADM, up to 40Gb/s per wavelength.
  • Cellular and Wireless implementation, optimization, trouble-shooting, especially concentrating on 3GPP family of protocols (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+, LTE)
  • Thorough knowledge of IP-based communications system requirements for delivery of services which include (but are not limited to) VoIP (MGCP, SIP, SIP-T), IPTV (MP-2,-4 encoding, IGMP transport), Metro-Ethernet, CoS/QoS differentiated service offerings, MPLS & VPLS network implementations,
  • Excellent systems engineering, integration, and trouble-shooting skills.

This position is open to all qualified candidates, individuals with disabilities and military veterans who are willing, able and available to perform the job, without regard to race, color, national origin, age, and citizenship. The company is an equal opportunity employer.

E-mail Rules:

  • Resume MUST BE Microsoft Word formatted – no PDF files;
  • Use Title/Position as your e-mail subject title;
  • Send your resume to jobsbyraffy@pekson.com;
  • Please allow 2-4 working days for a confirmation e-mail.

Photo by cool-photos at Flickr.com

172 IT-related Job Openings Needed ASAP in the Philippines

20 Sep

There are a 172 Information Technology (IT) job openings, both project-basis and full-time employment, needed for immediate deployment in various companies in the Philippines.

Please e-mail your CV/Resume to jobsbyraffy@pekson.com and indicate your chosen title/position in the Subject field. We cannot process e-mails received without your chosen title/position.

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172 IT-related job openings

172 IT-related job openings