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A workplace of new possibilities

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A story is told about two marketing scouts sent to a Third World country to determine a  possible business expansion there.  One sent back a telegram to Head Office saying, “SITUATION HOPELESS STOP NO ONE WEARS SHOES HERE.” The other sent back this message, “GREAT OPPORTUNITY STOP THEY HAVE NO SHOES.”   Reality, like beauty [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Helping the young find the right jobs

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A YOUNG girl helps her parents cut up unsold newspapers in La Trinidad, Benguet. The bundles of newspapers are then packed into bundles to be sold as packaging materials for Benguet vegetables. The family can sell a bundle for P70.  PDI-NL/Richard Balonglong

Many children dream of becoming scientists and professionals, but their future careers used to be defined by the work they did for the family to help bring food to the table.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Exec finds career success through tough personal odds

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MARRIOT Hotel’s Marketing Communications Director Mitch Garcia is always looking for growth opportunities. “I don’t want to be stagnant,” she says. Photo By Ma. Esther Salcedo–Posadas, Contributor

The Philippine Marketing Communications Director of one of the world’s leading hotel chains has risen steadily to the top, thanks to a rough start in her personal life that made her determined to gain success.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Airline lady boss finds higher purpose in work

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Linda Oliva Ramos

Back in the ’80s, people took to the streets to protest against government dictatorship. Linda Oliva Ramos, then an accounting major at the Polytechnic University, defied the student leaders who urged the youths to rally and fight.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘The goal isn’t to be No. 1,’ says Yellow Cab’s COO

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COOCHY Mamaclay and Roy Quejada

In 2006, Roy Quejada was at a career crossroads. Having risen the ranks of a leading hamburger joint since he started as a service crew member when he was just a freshman in college, Quejada seemed destined to grow old with the fast-food company and was, in fact, in the running for training manager when he found himself in talks with the group behind Yellow Cab Pizza Co.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thinking your way to the top

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No one wants to feel invisible as they pass through life, yet we often get the impression that others see us as little more than a statistic. Our resume ends up in a pile, our performance reviews goes into a file, and like everyone else, we get a raise every once in a while.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

How I learned to connect with people

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If it is true that almost everything we become and accomplish in life is with and through other people, then the ability to create rapport with them is the most important skill we can learn. Looking back at the early and middle stages of my career, I identified six practices that helped me to connect with others. I trust that they will be beneficial to you in honing your skills as a connector.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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