I think it was in the 2nd week of May when I started looking for jobs in jobstreet. I didn’t want to do it at first because I didn’t want to have a job yet but my mother is always asking me when I’m going to apply. So just to make her stop asking and for me to have peace, I decided to try applying in jobstreet. I applied for five companies, thinking that it would be impossible that they will contact me immediately but I was wrong.
One company emailed and texted me that same day and asked if I’ll be available to go to their office on the next day to take some exams. I was appaled. I know I wasn’t prepared and this is my first time to do this but I still said yes, I’m going so the next day (after looking at google maps again) I decided to get a taxi when I arrived in magallanes because, well, I really don’t know how to go to their office. It’s a good thing the driver was nice enough.
I arrived earlier than the meeting time. The back of my left foot is already aching and it got wounded because of the shoes I’m wearing so I bought an adhesive bandage in a convenience store. Finally when I went inside the building, I realized I wouldn’t like to be there because of the elevator. You see, I have fear of elevators and the way their elevator shakes whenever it move is not good at all especially when the office is located in 31st floor. I know it is a shallow reason. But anyway, the exam is okay though I have a feeling that I made a mistake in the last part but I don’t have the time anymore to correct it. The job that I applied for their company is Link Dropper/Blog Writer.
A few days after that, 2 companies contacted me again and they were asking me to go to their companies on the same day but different time. I agreed again. Then on the next day, the company in Makati where I applied a few days ago called me and asked me if I’m available for a final interview. I was surprised because I have a feeling that they will not call me again because of the mistake I did. I told them what day and time I’m available.
On 16th of May I went to Quezon City for the other company that contacted me . The job I applied is Proofreader in a newspaper. A man interviewed me and I took an exam. Then on the afternoon, I went to Boni to take another exam. The job that I applied there is Online Editor. I’m not in the mood anymore during that time and I wanted to go home because I’m tired and I’m already missing ‘someone’. I was in a hurry when I took the exam, especially when it was the last part where we should edit some sample essays from korean students. It was really hard and my head sort of ached. I have to wait for the results. Some of the people who also took the exam already left because they didn’t pass. I was hoping that I wouldn’t pass the exam because I don’t want to work there. But for some reasons, I did pass the exam…and I was interviewed twice. The second interviewer is an american and he told me that he was impressed on what I did. I was baffled and I almost blurted out ‘Really?!” when I heard that.
Because of that, they invited me for a training that will start on June 19, which is tomorrow.
And I’m really nervous because I don’t know what will happen next after that. I realized that I wanted to have this job it’s making me more nervous because of that. I don’t want to be a pessimist but there are times that I can’t help it. I guess I just have to do my best.