The Competitive Philippine Job Market

Categories: Advice for Doing Business in the Philippines, Advice for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

How competitive is the Philippines’ current job market? What can job seekers do to adapt to trends and demands in the job market? Find out in this episode of Probe’s Sound Bites.

The Probe Team interviewed our Head of Recruitment Operations, Georga Tarca, to give a primer on the competitive Philippine job market as well as give advice to job seekers. A lot of businesses are going digital and the demand for IT talent and honing one’s technical skills become more important. According to George, “The skills needed by employers in todays job market are new.” Candidates nowadays should have the right skills and attitude to forge their career path. While the market remains competitive, new opportunities arise from Offshoring companies and those that offer work from home options. For those who are looking at recruiting, having a high salary is still one of the most considered part of any job offer for candidates. However, candidates today will also consider what is practical for them and additional perks in their compensation packages to address this is also important.

As a final advice to job seekers, you should know your career plan by knowing yourself. Ask yourself: “What kind of industry would I like to join?” and “What about the job function you’d like to grow?” Finally, don’t stop learning!