Level up your job hunting journey with this course from Nas Academy!

By Alyanna Silvestre
Published June 01, 2022

Your resume is prime real estate where recruiters only look at three (3) areas, and career objective is definitely not a part of it. Didn’t know that? Then you’re in for a ride because you’re about to discover the right place to learn more useful life hacks like this!

As per the Philippine Statistics Authority's (PSA) latest Labor Force Survey, employment figures in the Philippines have improved in March 2022, with the Labor Force Participation Rate picking up at 65.4 percent - the highest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sounds fantastic, but for job seekers, this means added difficulty to their already challenging job search.

Job hunting is no easy task and it can genuinely feel like a jungle out there. The rules of the job search continuously change over time and it can get exhausting keeping up. Fresh graduates are dealing with questions like how many pages a CV should be, what needs to be on a CV, and what to say and not say in an interview. Meanwhile, both active and passive job seekers - and even veteran professionals seeking greener pastures, have to adopt a different approach as they contemplate how to negotiate a salary and a job offer. Fortunately, a new class from Nas Academy is here catered specially for individuals and professionals looking to advance their job hunt regardless of where they are in their professional journey!

Patt Soyao, a headhunter with over 12 years of experience in recruitment and an eye for the best talents suited for different roles in different industries, is launching a two-episode online class in job hunting with Nas Academy entitled “How to Get Hired.”

This online course from the founder and managing director of Icon Executive Asia, an executive management solutions firm primarily serving digital, tech, and startup companies, aims to help all kinds of job seekers get hired for the job they deserve to build the career they want for themselves.

The class is set to cover a range of topics related to getting hired, kicking off right at the beginning of the job hunting journey – writing and organizing an eye-catching resume. It will also include numerous pro tips about the type of research an applicant needs to do and the right things to say for both physical and virtual job interviews and conclude with a deep-dive discussion into properly asking for a fair asking salary without undervaluing or overvaluing oneself.

The fee for the Nas Academy class is P1,500 and will be open on June 18. Interested individuals can sign up here for a chance to elevate their job-hunting journey, stand out in a sea of qualified candidates, and land the right job with the right pay. “How to Get Hired” is open for enrollment for a few more days, so save your seat HERE while you still can.

Who is Patt Soyao?

Having founded Icon Executive Asia, Soyao is the brains of the boutique yet premium executive search firm ICON.

As a veteran headhunter and seasoned HR practitioner, Soyao has consistently been among Marketing In Asia’s “Top 100 Filipinos to Follow on LinkedIn,” and has been a subject matter expert in talent acquisition and recruitment in the seventh season of “The Final Pitch,” the Philippines’ first and only business reality TV show that airs on CNN Philippines. He has also had multiple speaking engagements before as a panelist in a number of Asian Institute of Management’s (AIM) events and career fairs and a keynote speaker of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) among others.

Holding a Bachelor's degree in Business administration major in Human Resources from De La Salle College of St. Benilde, a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, and a Certified Digital Marketer Program in the Philippines, his knowledge and skills have helped him build connections with multinational firms like Unilever, Samsung, Shell, Philip Morris, Nestlé, and Hilti, and local giants such as Jollibee, Aboitiz, San Miguel, Globe, and Del Monte Philippines.

Aside from hunting and sourcing professionals professionally, Soyao is also the host of the podcast entitled "Job Defined," an interview format series that aims to dig into the depths and scope of a profession as well as show the realities of different careers beyond job titles and job descriptions. Previous episodes of the said podcast are readily available to stream and binge-listen to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast streaming platforms, and upcoming episodes for a new season are already in the works.