Friday, December 21, 2007

Jobs, Business and Money in 2008

2007 was the year of the call centers and IT-based industries! And with Philippine peso winning over the dollar, what could the jobs and businesses that will surely give us some bucks?!

According to, an internet based interactive recruitment network, IT or information technology is still the hottest job category this coming year!

Lloyd Sy, Sales Supervisor of JobsDB said that a lot of companies need computer programmers, software specialist, computer analysts, autcad programs, and graphic artists.

“And being a graduate of an IT-based course does not guarantee of one being hired [Hindi porke graduate ka ng IT na kurso it means ikaw na ang hinahanap ng employer],” says Sy. She added that companies are now looking for very specific person for a specific work. Needless to say, multi-tasking seems to be a passé nowadays.

Sy also stressed that should an applicant see a job opportunity, he or she should readily apply for it. Resume, whether the conventional hardcopy or in soft or video form should tell the best in you according to her.

Peso’s apparent power isn’t good to everyone according to author and business expert Francisco Colayco.

“Dollar based economy and industry definitely do not want the peso to be strong, these includes exporting groups, and all other business that caters to the foreign market [Hindi maganda para sa dollar based industry, mga exporting groups, mga negosyo na umaasa sa dayuhan whether outsourcing or direct clients ang paglakas ng piso],” Colayco said.

And sadly, call centers will have a direct hit.

According to Colayco, call centers must rethink their budget, cut down expenses.

Colayco stressed that instead of following the fad, one should be creative and innovative in thinking of new ways to earn.

He focused the three Fs and three Ts as the source of inspiration for any business. These are food, fun (as in entertainment), fashion and telecommunications, tourism and transportation.

*this is a rough translation of a story originally produced by the blogger for SAPULso, a news-magazine show in Q Channel 11.

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