Monday, April 23, 2007

Got a Job, Finally

Well, I must say my prayers were answered. I don't know how, I don't know how it came about. All I know is I have a job right now. I'm in a pr firm in Ortigas. It's actually my first day and I am free to do whatever I want today. Our oic for the day said, "It's a light day today so you can do anything you want - surf the net or chat or what have you." That's a good thing because I'm still trying to take in that's happening around me today.

I have applied to several companies and this one was the first one to call me after several months of waiting. I applied in January but it's only this month they called me, last Friday, to be exact.

Although I'm not really a pr person, I tried to answer their exam as best as I could. I was interviewed by the CEO then that time. It was a good thing that I brought my portfolio then. If not, it would've taken a longer time to process my application.

But as an applicant, even if I wasn't asked to bring my samples of work, I brought it, just in case they needed to see my articles or the way I write. The articles would be their basis as to my style of writing. At least, whoever wants to hire me can see that I can prove I have the writing ability. If I didn't get published, it means that I can't write, right?

As I previously mentioned, I have other pending applications in other companies. I told my daughter that even if the compensation was greater in the other office, I'm still not sure of my getting accepted because they are still waiting for other applicants to come in. And in the other applications, one company is still in the decision-making stage if they would get me or not, while another company put my application on hold because of my priorities.

And here I am right now in the office. I'm with a group of happy people. I hope they would always be happy even if they're busy and stressed out.

I'm still thankful I have been taken in. At least, I'm not a 'bum' anymore, waiting for people to call me at home. Actually, that was the consideration I thought of. I was called twice and I felt that I'm needed that's why I'm here. I also hope I do justice to the job. Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

In Limbo???

Well, I don't know where my life is headed right now. I'm in between jobs. I'm not sure if I'll be taken in by this company I've applied to. I have to wait for their decision. I just wish someone would hear my prayer and give me the job that I really want. And compensate me well, enough to pay my bills, send my kids to school, and hire a nanny.

Although I typed in another entry that life's been great. Yeah, it has been because of the help that I needed at a time I was in the dumps. Right now, I still have to pray hard for what God wants me to work for. I will just leave it all to His decision, what He wants for me.

After all, He's our Boss.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Application Time

Geez! I was really surprised today because I was supposed to go to a call center and apply as a call center agent and be like a living zombie. Meaning a life without a nightlife. But I called the office of the person who I was about to turn down. And voila! I talked to her over the phone and discovered that I was one of the shortlisted applicants from the email and she wanted me to apply as a writer and be part of their company. And the pay was way, way higher than I had expected. Can you beat that?

Actually, I was turning down this offer because it was a day shift job and I would find it hard to work during the day because of my daughter's time for herself with her friends when she wants to go out.

But I couldn't resist the lady's offer of the job that I would be missing so I decided to pursue my application with them and she gave me an exam, take home exam at that, mind you. Yes, she is quite lenient and patient with me. She told me over the phone that she was impressed with my resume and I assumed that people really wouldn't be impressed with my resume because of the job hopping kind of background I had.

But I do hope and pray that I would be part of the team and I'm also hoping that I'd make good in the exam.

Thank you, Lord, for clearing my mind and making me see that there are other jobs out there that could fit my qualifications and be appreciated by other people.

I hope I'm not being preachy. Well, thanks again to the One above.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Looking for the Right Job

I feel so down today. It's one of those days that leaves me uninspired. It's when companies tell you that they're not sure they'll hire you because you're not fit or you have a baby to take care of or that your resume is filled with short-term jobs which makes things really not nice.

I mean I don't know what it means when they say they put your application on hold that you're being compared to someone else's credentials and they'll give an update after 2 weeks. It's as if they're having second thoughts on my personality. It's really tough on me because I like the job and I can do the job for them. I don't know what's keeping them from hiring me. I wish people would tell me.

That's the problem with Filipinos, they can't say it straight to the point. People, or applicants for that matter, would have to guess what's wrong with them. That's how life is here in the Philippines. Unlike in other places. You would know right away why you don't qualify for the job. At least, even if it breaks your heart, you know where you went wrong. And they did not leave you hanging.

It's really sad for me.