Customer service specialists top paid fresh graduates in Bacolod

CUSTOMER service-related specialists are the best-paid fresh graduates in Bacolod City, who are most likely hired by the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, data from JobStreet.com Philippines showed.

Based on the online job portal’s 2017 Bacolod Job Trends and Salary Report, fresh graduates, or employees with less than a year of work experience, having customer service-related jobs, earn about P15,813 every month.

It is followed by those into healthcare, P15,013; marketing and business development, P15,000; engineering, P14,952; and sales-related jobs, P13,566.

The report further showed that BPO topped the industries in Negros Occidental and Western Visayas in terms of having the biggest fresh graduate vacancies last year.

It has about 42 percent of all available fresh graduate jobs in the regions.

The retail industry has job vacancies of only six percent for fresh graduates, followed by manufacturing at four percent. Banking and financial services, and property or real estate has three percent each.
Attributes affecting the chances of a fresh graduate to get hired by employers mainly include attitude.

“Aside from attitude, Negrense and Ilonggo employers also look for actual experience from fresh graduate applicants, as well as the relevance of their field of study to the position they are applying for,” said Eilleen Camarillo-Go, hirer marketing manager of JobStreet.com Philippines.

The applicant’s proximity of residence and social work or volunteer experience also form part of the attributes affecting their chances of getting hired.

Moreover, employers give high scores to fresh graduates who have the willingness to learn, personal grooming, and going beyond the call of duty.

Camarillo-Go said while employers in the region are impressed with their fresh graduate employees’ willingness to learn, they still need to brush up on their sense of initiative.

Other attributes that fresh graduates need to work on are problem solving abilities and leadership potential, she added.

JobStreet.com Philippines also reported that Negros and Panay’s best fresh graduate hires come from University of the Philippines, University of Saint La Salle, and Ateneo de Manila University.
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