Up to 600,000 new employees will be needed by the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry starting this year, until the year 2016.
For entry level positions, the starting pay at a BPO company is P18,000. It is expected na magkakaroon pa ng 7.5% na pagtaas ang average salary increase in this sector in the next two years.
Among the available positions at BPO companies include those for information technology, animation, and
health and medicine.
Job seekers after graduation season will be lucky to find jobs in a BPO company.
Bukod sa pa sa mataas na sweldo, magaganda rin ang benefits at incentives. Ali Quintana, who works for a BPO, also adds, “Madaling pasukan.”
Highest paying jobs
Ten of the highest paying jobs of 2015 are in the following industries:
1. IT/Computer (Software)
2. IT/Computer (Network, System, Database Admin)
3. Law / Legal Services
4. Actuarial Science / Statistics
5. Engineering (Electronics/Communication)
6. Public Relations Communications
7. Technical & Helpdesk Support
8. Sales (Telesales/Telemarketing)
9. Training & Development
10. Customer Service
In the top two industries, may average monthly salary na P33,000 – P38,000 ang empleyado na may experience na sa larangang ito.
Tips for job seekers
Taliwas sa paniniwala ng ilang tao na mas madaling tumaas ang sweldo ng isang empleyado kapag nagpapalipat-lipat siya ng trabaho, Jobstreet Country Manager Philip Gioca explains, “When we look at junior executives, ito yung may 1-4 years experience within same position, same company.”
Turn-off sa mga nagha-hire ang applicants na maiikli lamang ang pag-stay sa mga companies.
Sa mga industries ding ito, hindi na kailangan ng mahabang panahon to get higher pay. For those in the IT industry, five years is all it takes and pwede na silang maging supervisor or manager, and earn up too P100,000 a month.
There are 130,000 job postings at JobStreet.
Here are Jobstreet’s tips for first-time job seekers:
1. Mag-research nang maigi sa position at company na gustong apply-an.
2. Prepare for the usual questions at job interviews like:
– Desired position
– Where do you see yourself in 3 or 5 years
– Your strengths and weaknesses
– Kung ano ang macocontribute mo sa company
3. Dress appropriately. Dress for the job you want, and look neat and decent.
4. Make sure you’re properly compensated, but don’t talk about money too soon. At the first interview, huwag itanong kaagad kung magkano ang magiging sweldo mo.
5. Think long term- isipin kung tatagal kang masaya sa iyong nais pasukan na trabaho.