On my previous post, I suggested an option for applying jobs in Macau, which is online application, for some who do not wish to leave their current jobs but at the same trying their luck here in Macau. Now my post will be for people who are already in Macau looking for jobs and still waiting for a call from any company and will try an alternative option other than direct hiring, it is going to recruitment agencies. Today, I will list down the Philippine-accredited Recruitment Agencies in Macau, Filipinos can go to when looking for a job.Continue Reading
The Philippine Consulate of Macau is not encouraging Filipinos to apply for work while on their tourist visas as stated by the Philippine Consul General Lilybeth R. Deapera on her interview on Macau Daily Times published on August 27, 2015. According to her, Filipinos could be more vulnerable to potential abuse from either the employers or agencies. Furthermore, she mentioned that it is important to go through the proper way as some of them lack the necessary training.Continue Reading
Working abroad could be for your own career advancement and growth, for greater opportunities or for some, like me, a necessity. You passed the interview, you paid your placement fee, you’ve undergone training and attended seminars, your luggage are packed, you’re excited because it is your first time to go abroad, your ticket is booked, and your body is ready but are your mind and soul ready? The prospect of working abroad is reassuring, as stated on my previous post, The Advantages of Working Abroad, but we also have to know some things that are actually happening on people working overseas and the realities so that we could better equip ourselves with defenses and be ready, really be ready, mentally. I list down the things that first time overseas workers ought to know not to discourage them from leaving but rather to make them prepared.
Nowadays, what we see on TV, movies or any social media sites about working abroad are mostly about the sorry plight, the hardships, the discrimination, homesickness, the difficulties, and the different challenges OFWs are facing, albeit these are all the truth, that is only one side of the coin. Working abroad for most people, is not entirely a choice, but rather the “only” choice. In most cases, the cons outweigh the pros but for a moment let us forget the disadvantages and let us take a look at the other side of the coin, the advantages.
I grew up with a family of OFWs or Overseas Filipino Workers and I remember promising myself that I wouldn’t work abroad. My promise is that I would stay in my home country and serve it. A mere fifteen years has passed and I was inevitably breaking my promise. I would find myself in a strange land with strange language, working. Just a year after I finished college, I found myself being called an OFW.