I finally land to the best job I’ve ever had in my life. I’m at the happiest of my adult life. I have been trying so hard to find the right company and could I just call it miraculously received but definitely not without me giving my part of the effort.
To everyone who is looking for a job, I would like to share my experience –
- I resigned from my previous job on February 2015 because I felt like I am slowly dying. I couldn’t find my joy, I felt stuck, I don’t feel inspired, and I couldn’t see myself growing anymore. Just the reason that I was dying must be the biggest clue that it was time to go. I have to be at peace. I am grateful for the things that I’ve learned and get ready to move forward.
- I search my heart about what would give me meaning. I have so much time being still, reading, listening, and then going back to being honest to myself of what do I want in life? I wanted to serve and I was lead to a company that I could do just that, a wonderful blessing to serve both internal and external clients!
- I tried directly applying to big companies who posted their opening and as much as I feel like I am a good candidate, I always fall short and have consistently received feedback that I didn’t make it. I was starting to get worried that nothing positive is happening but I kept trying to stay at peace and enjoy the rest and the search. I did cry several times when I am down but I didn’t stay defeated and always try new ways.
- It always worked for me that I send cold applications, meaning I go to a website with company directory and take their company name and email them my application with three job roles that I can perform. These directories usually share the email of the owners themselves. My tools are an effective cover letter and a creative curriculum vitae (CV). The impression that I show to my future employer is what can I do for the organisation and what I expect from them including boldly stating what the ideal compensation that I aim. I use words the way I speak and avoided all cliches. Before applying, I read articles most especially from Liz Ryan. Leaders who are interested to meet me is most likely the smart bosses that I want to follow and learn from.
- I am not really sure if CV photo meant a lot, I initially use a black and white photo but I didn’t get any respond but when I shifted to a coloured photo with a full honest smile on my face and wearing a smart black blazer and a collar with an attitude to match seemed to have worked instantly.
- I never settled for the first offer that came along. I also didn’t immediately settle with a company who didn’t appreciate my talent and doubted to trust me. I waited for the right one for me and that I was also right for them.
- I’ve always performed being a big fish in a small pond, I was worried to end up as a small fish in a big pond, and then it could happen that I was given the opportunity to be a big fish in a big pond. I am truly happy and excited.
- Positive attitude and my faith that God will lead me to the right company made all my job wish list possible. I got everything I’ve ever dream of. Before I go for an interview, I pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that I may understand the questions and answer it in a way that the company would be impressed. The company that I got my eye on had me interviewed by five people and everybody liked me and I equally liked them. It was a match graced by the heaven.