Monday, August 9, 2010

Life after Graduation


Right after graduation, I thought of finding a job that I will learn to like and love; some job that I can become contented and be fulfilled as a person and as a professional. I really thought that it will all be easy. Yes, it is true that there are a lot of good jobs that I can try to apply to. The disadvantage of it is the there’s always a job mismatch that happens. And that’s where the difficulty of finding a job starts. My interest on a job and the company’s job description always clashes.

I wanted to write here as often as I wanted but the thought of writing and complaining how unfortunate my job hunting would be too much to bear. And since I wanted to focus on finding the right job, I opted to rest and attain that goal first. It was pretty sad and at the same time frustrating not to do one of the things that you like most. But that’s the price to pay for the things that I wanted to achieve. Months passed and I get the hang of it.

I’ve missed to write a lot of things that has happened in that span of 4 months like the news of the newly elected Philippine president Noy Aquino, his new appointees, new typhoons’ hitting the country, Lindsay Lohan on jail and Okswana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson’s nasty divorce. *laughs

The experience of sending resume’s, searching for job vacancies, the exams that I need to pass, the interviews that I must undergo and the tense days and weeks of waiting were all draining. I hoped and prayed to get those jobs but I guess, those jobs were not meant for me. I was half expecting to land on any of them but my lack of confidence and the limited knowledge and experience must have been the reasons why I didn’t get those jobs.

Each rejection was painful and little by little, my hope of finding a job was fading. And I thought, maybe they don’t like how I present myself to them or I wasn’t good enough for the kind of applicant they wanted to have. And so I sent resumes on every job vacancies that I thought I could but nothing came. Some of those still rejected me. It was too much for me that after three months of trying the best that I could do, I decided to just stay at home and bum around. It’s not the set-up I’d like to have but I need to rest from rejection and save energy for my future job interviews. But from time to time, I still send resume’s but not taking those applications seriously.

I’m not sure where I am today or what kind of job I will be facing but soon, I hope, I can have that job that I want. :)

*I'm into something. Hope it'll be for keeps :)

2 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back online.

    Sorry to hear about the job. I know from firsthand experience how difficult it is not to take job application rejections personally. I'm believing that you will get the right job for you soon. But I also want to point out that 12.2% of the population in CA (the state where I live) is unemployed. I read that it's 11% in Davao, Philippines. So you're not alone. But God will provide, and I'm looking forward to hearing about your future job success.

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  2. im glad to be back too miss tracy :) yeah, it's quite frustrating but I always say that if I didn't get that job, God will provide me with a better job :) thanks for dropping by :)

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