Saturday, August 30, 2014

ALERE Philippines Inc. Job Opening Pioneer Account

Be part of a pioneer account ALERE Inc. one of the newest BPO/Inhouse companies is looking for 40 Healthcare Call Center Employees. According to sources ALERE Inc. opened a facility at BGC in Taguig. The company's target is to hire 1000 employees that will provide healthcare process management services.

So, if you have voice work experience in any healthcare account and you want to apply visit Alere Philippines Inc at 11/F W Fifth Avenue Building, 32nd St. cor. 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Check the photo above for details and you can also check their Facebook page for other available job positions Based on the map below ALERE's office is near S&R Shopping and St. Lukes Global City.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Call Center News: Call Center Employee Jumps to Death

One of our brothers in the call center industry allegedly jumped to his death from IT Park building in Cebu City.Police official say that  Ernie Cadjong Antigua Jr., a resident of Ouano St. Barangay Looc, Mandaue City jumped off from the roof deck of the building. According to sources Ernie has problems with his love life.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Emerson shared services will be having an open house in their new site on August 11-15 9am - 4pm. Located at 12/F SM Cyber West Avenue, EDSA, Quezon City across SM North. The location is good for those peeps who live in Bulacan, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela and Quezon City. EMERSON is looking for CSR to handle tech support, complaints, and shipping disputes.  Bring a copy of your resume and a valid ID. To have a priority application register trough their career portal at

  •  Bachelor's degree is required
  • Above average verbal and written comm skills
  • PC literate
See Map Location Below

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Company Review: ADP Philippines

ADP Philippines is a KPO site, it has been in the country since 2010 and an offshore subsidiary of ADP inc. ADP is a global leader in Human Resources and Payroll Solutions.  ADP is also ranked as #1 in Financial Data Services Category on FORTUNE Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies for 2014 beating Thomson Reuters source.

ADP provides good working environment and competitive salary here are some of the details:

HMO: Enroll 2 dependents upon regularization
ATM: Security Bank Citibank (which means no fee for transactions on any ATM)
Insurance: Accidental and Life Insurance
Medical Allowance: Php 4000 / year (for medical, dental, optical purposes)
With clean sleeping quarters
With game room (PS3 and Xbox 360 with Kinnect) Videoke
With Table Tennis, Billiards and Dart Board
No sharing of headset
No upselling
Salary is always on time
Business Attire Monday - Thursday
FB and phone is not allowed on workstations, you can use the free wifi to connect your phone to FB.
Annual Team Building
Year-End Party
No Christmas Party and Raffle (2k Sodexho will be given instead)
Health and Wellness: Free Fruit every Friday, discounted Golds Gym membership.

To know more about the company and for latest job opening visit their career portal:

ADP is in front of The Landmark West St. entrance and beside Mini Stop.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tips on How to Pass Versant English Assesment

When I first took the Versant assessment I failed, maybe because I don’t know what to expect and the test was done at the end of an exhausting shift.  I was dead tired and so sleepy that I can’t follow a simple instruction. My failure to pass the exam resulted to non-selection for leadership training. Some applicants try to avoid companies that require Versant as part of the recruitment process in fear of failing the test, the guide below could help you in acing it. 

Versant is a tool used by different companies and institutions to test your language skills. Based on the company’s website it is the recognized leader in the call center and BPO industry for language testing.  Since Versant has different language tests we will focus on the English speaking assessment.   Once you’re ready the testing officer will give you a sheet of paper (if the test is performed trough hard phone) with details on how to start the exam. Read Part A of the test paper give at least 5 minutes to get yourself familiarized with it, once you’re ready  dial the number indicated on the test paper.

The exam has 6 parts which consists of:

PART A:  Reading. Please read the sentences as you are instructed.                
A voice prompt will inform you to read a specific sentence (Sample voice prompt: Please read sentence no. 4) read the sentence loud and clear to get a great score.

PART B: Repeat. Please repeat each sentence that you hear.                
You will hear different sentences spoken in various accents; once the voice prompt stops you have to repeat the sentence. Your listening skills will be the key. As you repeat the sentence speak loud and clear, don’t imitate the accent and avoid too much pause.

PART C: Questions. Now, please just give a simple answer to the questions.               
A voice prompt says, “Would you get water from a bottle or a newspaper?” then you would answer, “a bottle “ or “from a bottle” . Listen carefully on the question because sometimes the answer is included in the question.  

PART D:  Sentence Builds. Now, please rearrange the word groups into a sentence.                
A voice prompt says, “was reading” … “my mother” … “her favorite magazine” then you arrange it to form a sentence “My mother was reading her favorite magazine”.

PART E:  Story Telling.                
A story will be spoken followed by a beep  as soon as you hear the beep, you need to retell the story in 30 seconds once the given time has lapsed you will hear another beep.  Retell the story as much as you can.

PART F: Open Questions               
You need to answer 2 questions about family life or personal choices; you will have 40 seconds to answer each question. The questions will be spoken twice then you will hear a beep, another beep will be heard at the end of the 40 second mark.

Tips in taking the Versant:

1.       Have a good night sleep, a good sleep improves the memory.
2.       If the test is being performed at the end of your shift, ask if you can re-schedule the test before your shift starts this would ensure that you have enough energy while taking the assessment.
3.       Be natural in speaking and pronouncing the words, never fake your accent unless you’re really comfortable with a different accents it would be ok.
4.       Listen carefully on the voice prompts and never lose your focus.
5.       Speak loud and clear; give a short pause in commas.

Now give it a try. Follow the steps above using the sample test below and record your voice using your mobile phone repeat until you are satisfied with your results. Don't hesitate to ask  feedback from someone on how you are progressing.
Source of the sample test paper, click

To hear a sample of the voice prompt click and save the file
To request for a demo exam

Sample questions for part E

By following the tips above you should be able to pass Versant assessment with flying colors. If you have additional tips on how to pass the exam kindly head on to the comments section so that we can help others employees that would take the exam.   

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