As I checked my uap.asia mail, one of my professors’ status caught my eyes: Hacking the labyrinth. All of a sudden, I remember how did I get to where I am now.
Back in February 2012, I and my batchmates (those who were interested) sent our CVs to a good higher batch alumnus who volunteered to refer us because they were in need of an addition to their team urgently. I sent mine because first, I want to work as soon as I can though our grad rites would be on June yet; second, it’s the firm I want to be with; and lastly, why not grab the chance when it finally crosses you? I wouldn’t lose anything so I then tried to push my luck through that tiny step.
Months passed, I had made up my mind to start working. Still, no feedback from the firm. Thinking I did not make it up to their standards, I accepted the offer of another company I never thought I would be a part of. I was hired for a non-regular position. There’s no security of tenure. I did not like it. But since I knew I would really learn from it, I gave it a chance. I wasn’t wrong. I did learn new things, met amiable and intelligent co-workers, made friends to some which we called “family”. I felt satisfied and of course, happy. :)
The thought to look for a more secured position slipped out of my mind when the firm finally called. They invited me for an interview but rejected it. Someone wiser advised me to contact the HR again and try to re-schedule the interview. Sayang was how she described it. She also told me not to expect it would be granted ‘cause that’s not how the firm has worked. Once you’ve cancelled your appointment, you’d be removed from their DB for 6 months. Why? Simply because thousands of applicants are dying to be hired. They wouldn’t waste their time checking and revisiting papers. There are a lot more who could be better. Wasn’t expecting so much. All that I was praying for was to be given what I did deserve. A place where He wanted me to be.
Fortunately, I was given the chance to appear for an interview. A week later, another interview with the manager. One more week, the J.O. Wasn’t expecting it would be that quick. Have heard a lot of feedback from others saying it would take like months after the initial screening.
Now, I am officially a/an <insert-company-name-here> employee. I felt so blessed. I felt that the labyrinth has been hacked by Him for me. I truly am happyyyy :)
And yes, regarding my first work exp, I still get in touch with them. :) My employment with the company has ended but not the precious friendship we’ve built. :)