srijeda, 28. rujna 2011.


You know the feeling, don’t you? When you want something so bad, you know that it’s perfect for you, you can almost reach it, but at the end it just disappears, evaporates like boiling water.

That’s what happened to my dream job, puff…’s gone. And the saddest part is that I didn’t even get the chance to prove my worthiness on the interview. The firm just decided, based on my resume, that I’m not the candidate they were looking for (even thou I have all the qualifications they wanted in a employee) and decided not to bother by giving me a few minutes of their time to introduce myself in person. That just sucks. And I was really looking forward to the opportunity, even picked out the perfect outfit, very sassy but at the same time chic. Prepared my speech according to the usual questions they ask: why do you see yourself in this company, how could you contribute to it, are you willing to devote yourself completely, and all of the usual questions of  that manner…but I guess that wasn’t enough.

I must admit it got to me a little bit, and for the next few hours, after receiving the sucky “Thank you on applying for the job, but we must inform you that we found somebody more competent for the position.” e-mail, I’ve been pretty down and under. A marathon made out of new episodes from my favorite tv shows like The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Drop Dead Diva and Royal Pains, in a combination with chocolate chip cookies and a few cups of green tea (don’t ask me how the two go together, they just do) did the trick.

It made me wonder about other opportunities that are out there. Sure, it sucks that I didn’t get the position which was tailor made for me, but in this age of time we all go through life with quite a large wardrobe, opposite of the old days (read B.C.) when you only had a few outfits per lifetime….in translation: I believe that there is more than one perfect job, path or even life style to chose from and that failures, falls, disappointments only make us reevaluate our lives keeping the focused on what we actually want, because as we grow our wants also grow with us.

Bottom line, when life kicks you to the curve, you just have to get up and keep walking!

utorak, 27. rujna 2011.

Working girl

What is the main preoccupation a girl has after finishing college? Finding a job, of course. What did you think I would say?!? Get married and have babies? I think NOT! I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with that path, but considering that we live in the 21st century and that we wasted years and years fighting for our emancipation, I definitely think we should go the other way. 

The whole picture of a power career woman would be pretty dandy if it only wasn’t so god damn photoshopped. Every tv show, magazine and college guide show you the picture perfect side only, the big “she made it” add, none of them teach you how to actually make it? Once you manage to put together a decent resume (which is pretty hard considering that you don’t have  too much dazzling work experience to put in it, cause if you did you wouldn’t be in this position in the first place), bang a couple of sentences in a even more pathetic cover letter, and send the application, the only option left is to pray. Pray that the employer sees, from those few sentences, how you’re the most valuable asset that he could ever acquire. Yeah right! :P That’s just not fair! 

It’s not fair of the economy today, and the human resources department,  that they require both, a sparkling education and excellent work experience. I don’t know how does it work in your world, but in mine, that is pretty impossible. It is too much I you ask me, of any firm to demand of their candidates to have perfect qualifications the minute they leave the collage campus. As a full time student it is quite hard to attain any quality work experience before you graduate, because student jobs are usually lousy coffee cooking, paper fetching excuses in which the highest qualification that you can attain is the knowledge of answering a phone. That’s why I don’t understand all of the minimum two years of experience for junior positions at certain firms? Even on the popular sites that vow themselves to offer first job experiences for fresh college graduates, in 80 percent of cases, you can find job applications with a min of few years of experience. 

So how is a girl, or a guy for that matter, supposed to begin her/his bright career? If you have any cool ideas, please share them, cause at the moment I’m in the praying faze, keeping my fingers crossed only for a shot at the interview, nothing more… I can dazzle them with my wit and charm. :)