Sec. Baldoz: College Grads and Jobseekers Read DOLE Employment guide

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A March 16, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment
If there is one piece of advice that Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz can give to new college graduates and job seekers this year, that would be, “Read first the DOLE’s “Employment Guide.”
“The Employment Guide is very important to any job seeker, old and new. It will build on the strengths of the job seeker and make him/her more confident in his/her search for employment,” Baldoz said.
The DOLE’s Employment Guide covers three major points in job exploration, namely, (1) creation of resume and portfolio; (2) starting the job search; and (3) getting through the interview.
The guide, produced by the DOLE’s Bureau of Labor and Employment, is a resource material intended for use by PESO managers, school teachers, career specialists, career guidance counselors, and other front-liners who are providing career planning and employment information services to job seekers, especially during workshops and seminars.
“Career and employment guidance is a major component of the job search assistance function of the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) in order to link job seekers to employment opportunities,” said Baldoz.
“It is one of three pillars of employment services, the other two pillars being (1) labor market information and (b) employment facilitation.
Baldoz said that after reading the Employment Guide the reader (job seeker) should have gained understanding of the career and life skills needed in landing a job and is able to assess skills and knowledge required for a job interview.
The Employment Guide can be viewed at and downloaded from the website of the Bureau of Local Employment at www.ble.dole.gov.ph.