Jan 26 2019

LOOK WHO’S TALKING: MELVIN VELASCO

Posted by Patrice Anne Angeles , ,

Buckle up as we explore the crossroads with one of the fearless chaps of OOm! For this week’s Look Who’s Talking, we shine a spotlight on one of our bridges to the digital landscape – Melvin Velasco

1. Describe your role at OOm.

I’m part of the Strategic Planning Team. I’m responsible for providing a quality backlink including, but not limited to, business listing, and guest posting. I also provide a link built report whenever needed by our SEO Manager.

2. What is the most challenging situation you’ve been in at work? How did you resolve it?

So far, the most challenging situation I’ve been at work was when I was thinking of a way how I would be able to help my team to have an internal content monitoring system, so we don’t need to spend a bunch of time looking and wondering if the account articles are already in, and also to know the completion status of every account. And I am proud to say that we have made it. We’re now using it every day. It became one of our most important documents that need to be updated regularly.

3. What tip can you give to your OOm workmates to improve productivity?

Get organized. Make their own simple internal process that will make their daily tasks easier to execute and deliver. An example of this is making a master tracker for all the trackers that are required to be updated from time to time. With the help of this, we can eliminate the time wasted on searching for the tracker itself.

4. How do you recharge when you become exhausted with work?

Chat with my workmate. Know those people sitting next to you all day? You may not have that much in common with them, or they may be your closest friends, either way, taking a quick chat with them about their day, their interests, and the activities they did recently, is a great way to take a break. But I make sure I am not interrupting them when they’re in the zone.

5. What inspires you to keep being productive at work?

The career growth – that inspires me a lot to keep being productive at work. I am hungry to learn more things especially in our field, SEO. I’m always excited every time we are having training because that will make me more equipped towards what I want to be.

6. If you could be any type of supernatural creature (e.g. Vampire, mermaid, wizard, etc.), or superhero, what/who would it be and why?

Is a Dragon Ball character, namely Son Goku, an acceptable answer here? If yes, then I’ll choose him, Why? Because I love travelling, such as visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, or getting refreshed with swimming in El Nido, Palawan, to name a few. I’ll use the power of “Instant Transmission” to do that, so I can visit as many places as I want.

Here is the reference:

Instant Transmission (“Instantaneous Movement”, also translated as “Teleportation”) – is a technique for travelling long distances instantly. It was taught to Goku when he was on Planet Yardrat after his deadly battle with Frieza.

7. If there’s one thing that many people do not know about you, what would it be?

I’m a Photography Enthusiast. I love to go anywhere with my camera and shoot everything!

8. What do you miss the most about being a kid?

I miss everything! Because I don’t have to worry and get stressed about anything. Just play around, and have a smile on my face – simply enjoying my life to the fullest.

9.  If you have all the riches in the world, what will you do with it?

I’ll definitely share it by giving the half of it to the church, to the family that needs it the most, and to my relatives. And also build a business to help more people to have jobs to support their family, then travel around the world with my family and friends.

10. What do you love about OOm?

What I love about OOM the most is that they treat everyone in the company as part of their family. While on the side note, the working environment is so relaxed that’s why you won’t feel any pressure about your work. Being in that surrounding gives everyone the positive energy to be more productive, and work efficient and effective, respectively.


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