In celebration of the annual National Job Placement Month which is a countrywide job placement program that has been designed solely for graduating students for their future employment, STI College Baliuag conducted a CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR: “POWER DRESSING, RESUME WRITING, and JOB INTERVIEW PREPARATION” on August 25, 2017 at STI College Gymnasium.
The seminar was well attended by the graduating students from the following courses: BS in Information Technology, BS in Business Management, BS in Accounting Technology, BS in Tourism Management and BS in Hospitality Management. This activity is a component of the Enrollment to Employment System that aims to assist the student’s gain job market skills. Dr. Corazon R. Cruz, Dean/Academic Head gave the welcome remarks and emphasized the importance of this activity.
Ms. Jennelyn G. Marcelo – OIC Manager of PESO Baliuag was invited as the resource speaker for the said event. She outlined key steps on how to dress appropriately and why appearance will make a good impact. She also showed sample pictures of must-wear clothing. Ms. Marcelo shared her tips on how to create a comprehensive resume and set of information that must be included. She emphasized that personal image is very important and that it only takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” – she shared. A positive impression will put you in an excellent position in the interview and will reflect whether you are fit for the job. She also discussed appropriate answers in an interview and follow-up questions that an applicant can ask as well as “dos and don’ts to remember in a job interview.” To end her discussion, she shared a quotation from Confucius “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Ms. Julie Ann C. De Lara, Guidance and Placement Coordinator thank all the students for their participation. She also reminded them of their mock interview in order to assess what they have learned during the seminar.