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    Thumbs up DIRECT HIRE or VIA AGENCY - what's better? Help please.

    Hi,

    Im 29 years old and Im thinking of working abroad for the first time.

    I have no idea of the requirements and procedures I have to go through or kung gano kahirap kumuha nung mga documents needed.

    Sa mga OFW dito, help and pa-advice please.

    My specialization is in Marketing and I have experience in both service (life insurance, then IT companies = 4 years) and retail/consumer industry (3 years).

    Saan country kaya may mas maganda at madaming work opportunities for someone like me?

    Anong pros and cons ng applying directly (tourist visa, then apply-apply) vs thru an agency here?

    thanks in advance sa mga mag-reply

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    application through agency:

    pros
    - there is a definite job order from employer
    - agency will advise you or take care of processing your documents

    cons
    - takes forever to have an interview sched; depends on urgency
    - placement fee is one month salary or more! (most of the time)
    - risk of transacting with illegal recruiters; always check with POEA

    direct application:
    pros
    - no placement fee

    cons
    - employers prefer to hire those who are already in their country

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    Half crazy. Half mad. pushpop's Avatar
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    ^how many months does it usually take from application to departure if through agency?

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    indefinite.

    depende sa urgency.

    average 3 months siguro fastest from application to departure.

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    With your work classification baka mahirap ka talagang makahanap ng work. Ano ba ang last occupation mo? (ex.document controller, secretary, HR, IT)

    Find a job with the help of an agency or applying online.

    1.Pag sa agency i-confirm mo talagah kung may accreditaion sila ng POEA at may kilala ka na napa alis na nila, para sigurado talagah. Wag kang aalis na di nabibigay sa iyo yung contract mo, at dapat ang visa mo ay work visa at hindi tourist visa.

    2. Ang kinagandahan naman pag nag apply online ay na filter na ng company yung resumes ng applicants, kaya mataas ang chance na makapasok ka pag tinawagan ka. Usually on phone yang initial interview. Kaya gandahan mo talaga ang CV mo at ayusin mo ang sagot sa initial interview.

    3. Problem pag nagtourist visa, di ka sigurado na makakahanap ka ng work. And because of desperation to find work, you will commit to a job na di mo naman forte at most of the time napaka baba ng sahod.

    Suggestion ko, mag agency ka, hanap ka ng hiring na tulad ng forte mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carmela8 View Post
    With your work classification baka mahirap ka talagang makahanap ng work. Ano ba ang last occupation mo? (ex.document controller, secretary, HR, IT)
    Im currently a Brand Manager for an FMCG company. Pero kahit hindi managerial na job yung makuha ko, ok lang. Pero preferably marketing post, kahit staff level, kasi yun talaga ang alam ko.

    Quote Originally Posted by carmela8 View Post
    Find a job with the help of an agency or applying online.

    1.Pag sa agency i-confirm mo talagah kung may accreditaion sila ng POEA at may kilala ka na napa alis na nila, para sigurado talagah. Wag kang aalis na di nabibigay sa iyo yung contract mo, at dapat ang visa mo ay work visa at hindi tourist visa.
    wala kasi ako kilala na OFW eh, hanap pa lang ng contacts. I have 1 year to do my research naman, kasi plano ko talaga 3rd qtr next year pa umalis

    Quote Originally Posted by carmela8 View Post
    2. Ang kinagandahan naman pag nag apply online ay na filter na ng company yung resumes ng applicants, kaya mataas ang chance na makapasok ka pag tinawagan ka. Usually on phone yang initial interview. Kaya gandahan mo talaga ang CV mo at ayusin mo ang sagot sa initial interview.

    3. Problem pag nagtourist visa, di ka sigurado na makakahanap ka ng work. And because of desperation to find work, you will commit to a job na di mo naman forte at most of the time napaka baba ng sahod.

    Suggestion ko, mag agency ka, hanap ka ng hiring na tulad ng forte mo.
    ^ good suggestions! salamat!

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    how much usually ang processing fee at kano din ang pa medical? tia

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushpop View Post
    Hi,

    Im 29 years old and Im thinking of working abroad for the first time.

    I have no idea of the requirements and procedures I have to go through or kung gano kahirap kumuha nung mga documents needed.

    Sa mga OFW dito, help and pa-advice please.

    My specialization is in Marketing and I have experience in both service (life insurance, then IT companies = 4 years) and retail/consumer industry (3 years).

    Saan country kaya may mas maganda at madaming work opportunities for someone like me?

    Anong pros and cons ng applying directly (tourist visa, then apply-apply) vs thru an agency here?

    thanks in advance sa mga mag-reply
    mas better ang agency para legal and para rin sa mga maiiwan mong mahal sa buhay dito sa pinas.

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    guys ask lang .... gaano na ba katagal ang processing ng name hiring sa poea now ?? anybody with latest experience dyan, kindy share naman please

    thanks po

  10. #10
    hello. kilala niyo ba ang APINARABIA o BEMCO? mayroon akong job offer sa saudi ngayun. refrigeration technician. kaso lang di ko kilala ang company. mayroon kayong narinig doon? naghahanap daw sila ng 15 pilipino at mukha namang good oportunity pero di ako sure. sana may advise kayo. salamat!

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