Balik Bayan Success Story

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Alyza Mae Arellano
Senior RTR Analyst
Global Shipping Vessel Company

Alyza Arellano previously worked as a finance executive for an airline company in Malaysia for three years. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone globally, she then made her decision to return home to the Philippines to be closer to her family. Aside from seeing her family, Alyza also wanted to give back to her country, and share the skills and knowledge she has honed while working abroad.

There were some considerations in the job that Alyza was looking for. Besides securing a job that fits her current credentials, she also desires a company that offers flexibility in work arrangements, and can match her previous remuneration package.

Despite months of job hunting, Alyza found it difficult to get noticed by employers, due to the high volume of applicants in the roles she had applied for. This was until she was contacted by the Robert Walters International Candidate Manager, who shared more info on the Robert Walters Return Home campaign, and how it can help her find the most suitable job, even while she was still working overseas then.  

“The Robert Walters team helped me overcome my concerns in returning home. They were really committed to finding me a job that is aligned with my expectations, in terms of career path and of course salary and benefits,” shares Alyza.

“I am beyond grateful for Vittoria, Consultant at Robert Walters Philippines, for being so supportive throughout the process, from start till I landed the job. We even had mock interviews to help me practice, and Vittoria also provided tips and suggestions on how I can better present myself to the hiring manager. Salute indeed to the Robert Walters team for their dedication,” Alyza elaborates.

Alyza is now working in a global shipping vessel company as a Senior RTR Analyst back in the Philippines. “I previously thought leaving the country was the only option for me to find my dream job but with the help of Robert Walters’s Balik Bayan campaign, I found the right one here within our shores,” Alyza highlights.   

For more information about our Balik Bayan campaign at Robert Walters Philippines, contact Grace Sampan at, or visit our website.


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