I never really thought about my graduation day (GRADUATION…oh, that?). So after more than 2 decades of schooling, I’m almost in the finish line of books and teachers in a lecture room. I hope so. So with only few weeks to spend in school, the school always has this annual Job Fair for the supposedly graduating students and their alumni.
So yesterday was the start of the two-day Job Fair. I was one of the participants. Almost all of my classmates were excited. Some of them even had their hair done, others bought new business attire clothes, and some did not participate at all. I was somehow nervous since big companies will be there and they will be the pillars that will support on our future jobs. But I got caught up with my resume picture that I ended up sleeping at 3am in the morning. Naturally, I was late. Not a good first impression though.
The moment I set my foot in a room packed with lots of glamorous men and women, I immediately felt bad about my attire. I look like an old woman and I felt so out of place. Girls at my age were wearing super sophisticated dresses while I, on the other hand, was just wearing my OJT uniform. :( There were hundreds of them, even thousands, all poised as my competitors.
At around 11am, I decided to give my resume on one group of companies. I was sweating all over as if I’m having my first recital (not that I have ever had one :P). The woman who accepted my resume asked me about how was my grades and if I will be willing to work outside the City—all in an informal interview. Maybe she’s expecting something from me since Kring applied before me (she’s a constant Dean’s Lister and is running for a Cum Laude). I know I did bad. :(
Most of the companies are into written examination before letting us in an interview. And most of them will just say, “Keep your lines open” or “We’ll call you”.
On the second day of the said event, I got a stomach ache. :( The list of the companies that I could’ve applied for was a total garbage and it made me sad. No one will ever hire me. T_T
The experience was great. I hope that from the 6 companies I applied, someone will hire me (fingers crossed).