Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to make money at home!

Whether you are a recent board taker or not who's waiting for the results of the recently concluded Nursing Licensure Board Examination, you may want to make your wait a worthwhile. Instead of being part of the party crowd out there, why not make a big leap in terms of alternative sources of earning money?
Many Filipinos nowadays have been benefiting from the emergence of home based jobs. Both old and the young for as long as you are familiar with many computer programs may it be with simple transcription using Microsoft word to complex Joomla website making, then you are a good fit to work for the many available works in the ever-growing internet. Of course you won't work empty handed ayt? Salary usually range from Php4,000 to as much as 40,000 or even more!! Fair enough huh while working at the comfort of your own very home.

Now before you become so ecstatic about the good salary they offer for you, make sure you do mind the skills required for those jobs. Here are some of the skills needed to start and establish a good career at home:
•    Computer literate
•    Good english language proficiency--writing and speaking alike
•    Knowledgeable of basic transcription using Microsoft word program
Those are the basics. Now if you think you are the person who can boast more skills than what I have listed above then you should pay more attention the skills I included below:
•    Fast and accurate in data transcription--40wpm is decent enough for such a skill.
•    Good marketing and administrative skills
•    Team player
•    Ability to make 6-8 unique non plagiarized articles of 300-500 words per eight hour shift.
•    Knows how to make websites with Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, Blogger, Mambo, etc.
•    Basic and advanced SEO skills
•    Good listening and fluent in english
•    Programming skills
•    Programmer
•    etc

Now if you are a bit doubtful if this one really works, then try to look at payment I recently got for this week from my employer via Paypal.

Quite small if you put in perspective but once you get along with your work then you should be fine working online.

My final word for jobless pips out there most especially for nurses who are seeking employment opportunities is that know where you want to head in the years to come. If you prefer working at the hospital to earn that clinical experience and expertise--very good for you. For those who falls short in being a staff nurse, there are still plenty of job opportunities to come. What is important after all is you enjoy your work, it gives you personal satisfaction and growth as well.

The exodus of Filipino nurses to call center industry

If you are a nurse who recently took the board exam, then you must be one of the many new graduates who are considered to be unemployed. After the long weekend parties, holidays, and vacation trips a month ago, you should have recently wondered 'hey what's next for me now?' Well you are not alone. In fact, many of my reviewmates in a local review center headed to many local BPO companies here in our city. BPO or business process outsourcing  involves the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of specific business functions (or processes) to a third-party service provider.

Employees who work under these companies are referred as call center agents or customer service representatives. I'm sure any graduates here in the Philippines has once in a while heard things related to call center companies, etc. That is totally a no-brainer. Undergraduates, unemployed graduates of nursing almost exclusively resort working for these companies. Armed with your English language literacy, this work will not need so much of your math skills nor theoretically inclined whatsoever which are related to your degree. If you have been very comfortable using the language then you should be fine with it.

Nurses who have been very dedicated to their field is left with no choice but to work for companies that give them a good offer.I think nurses too are very capable of working in these BPO companies as well. WHY?
Here's a short list:
  • Nurses are trained to work under pressure. They accomplish the job completely and right on time;
  • We are very accustomed facing the people and talking to the people--case study presentations, care plan defense, community programs, health teachings to our patients, thesis defense and proposal, etc. NAME IT!
  • Almost every nurse who finished the degree is equipped with good language skills.
  • We have refined interpersonal relations to different people. People friendly that is.
  • Disciplined with strong working ethics
  • Sanay sa puyatan--INDEED
What I have cited are just some of the reasons why nurses are a good fit for such job. And that is why also many call center companies welcome these manpower with open arms. (HAHA).

Kidding aside, another point to raise would be:

1.    NURSES STUDIED for a BSN degree for 4 excruciating years--why then work for BPO companies?
2.    Your parents and kind relatives exhausted around Php400,000.00 - 600,000.00 for you to finish nursing, work as a nurse, and go abroad!!! They did not spend such amount of money for you to end up as a call center agent, duh!!
3.    To work as a nurse you need to finish the degree. Vs to work as a call center agent you only need 4 semesters of any course in college. Wew!
4.    Yes you got a work. But still, you are considered to be underemployed since your work is not in line with the degree you earned. Perhaps you will still be included in the DOLE statistics. haha
5.    Meager wage of hospitals (6-10K) Vs the enticing 10-18k of BPO companies.
6.    Non contractual (for staff nurses) Vs Contractual of BPO companies.
7.    To sum it up: nakakapag hinayang ang main issue diba!

This issue is truly a reflection of our economy's poor condition. The surplus of manpower in our country has led to the emergence of temporary/contractual employment wherein workers are very vulnerable to any possible exploitation. Still, nurses who decides to work off the track for these companies are not be blamed. A decision has to be made and its for the benefit of their families and for personal growth as well.

Welcome to the nurse and beyond

Posted by yul 4:15 PM, under | 2 comments

Hello guys! At this very moment I decided to make a blog site that caters some of the needs of many nurses most especially here in the Philippines. I hope I can make this one a very interesting blog while I offer some things which may be of big help to many student nurses and those who are undergoing the review for the nursing local board exams.

While I will place links for the things you might need for the career goals you have in mind, Ill make it a habit also to update you of virtually of any things I may find interesting. Although I have made some website already in the past, this is actually my first time (*cheers*) with regards to blogging. I certainly hope that this will be a good start for me.