Saturday, January 17, 2015

The increasing role of social networking in recruitment

What is social networking? Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube are categorized as Social Networking Sites.

Most of us view or use these sites for entertainment and socializing. However, few of us know that many companies nowadays are tapping the power of social networking sites in finding prospective employees. According to a recent survey conducted by, about 45% of companies are using social networking sites to view profiles of some prospective employees.

As you might notice, several professional services firm such as Deloitte, PwC Philippines and SGV create fan pages in Facebook and professional profiles through LinkedIn. They even create promotional videos that talk about their working environment, culture and the like through YouTube.

Furthermore, some companies also provide details about scheduled job fair and even job vacancies through Facebook fanpages and Twitter. Some HR Managers use Facebook or LinkedIn to view the professional and personal background of an applicant.

Therefore, the next time you open your Facebook account through your phone, laptop or any device, try as much as possible to obtain details of possible careers that you might want to have long-term association with. There are lot of productive and valuable things you can do through Facebook aside from entertaining and socializing.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tax Sessions with Atty. Macmod Part 1

MP3 File/Taglish/33 Files

One of my most favorite reviewers in Professional Review and Training Center (PRTC), Atty. Macmod is truly one of the best. Aside from his ability to teach taxation in a very understandable but comprehensive way, he is very inspiring and had a good sense of humor. You will truly enjoy learning the principles and concepts taught in taxation-- which I consider (and most of you probably) a very technical and boring subject to learn. 

One day of his lecture is not enough for me to be satisfied with his inspiring words about becoming a CPA, mind-opening knowledge about different things ranging from religion up to science, and very comprehensive ways of teaching the difficult rules and laws we need to remember in order to pass the subject.

Presented on this post are the recordings of his discussion. The first part of his session presents his introductory talk which are mostly inspirational and mind setting. The rest are discussions related to basic principles in taxation and estate tax.

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*Author's Note: These materials are intended solely for review and academic use specifically published to help aspiring CPA Reviewees and accountancy students prepare for the Philippine Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Examinations. Copying and distributing such materials are considered violations of the copyright law and may result to legal proceedings.