New Beginnings

Another long overdue post but with INCREDIBLE news! 😀

I GOT A JOB!!!

  • Part Two – A week ago, I got a call about having a second interview on March 31. So I was doing well with my part-time job. It kept my mind off the nervousness about getting the job. I also went to the second course of MyGo’s MyPath. It was all about interview tips which I found very helpful for my second interview. We did mock interviews where we got to interview and be interviewed by our peers.  We also discussed the do’s and don’ts before, during and after an interview. Interestingly, non-verbal actions are the most important way of communicating which means that the body language and facial expressions must coincide with your words; otherwise, the interviewer will get the wrong impression from you. I enjoyed this session a lot more than the first one because, I picked up quite a lot from it.

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Baby Steps

“Where do I start?” I kept asking myself this question the minute I got off the airport in London. I felt a bit uneasy and quite scared because I took the first step of doing something different. Most of my college classmates have already started working at the top auditing firms in the Philippines. And here I am in UK. I’m unemployed and haven’t got a clue on where to start. I knew this was a risky move, but I took it anyway. I convinced myself to be brave and not think about how other people are getting on with their lives. I should not feel pressured. I told myself to focus on the positive side of my decision: I have the means and opportunity to go to UK. So, I said, “why not give it a shot?”

Days later, my mom and I went to a certain university near the town to inquire if my qualifications are enough, so that I can start working straight away. I knew the system here in the UK is different. I expected that I still need to study before I can properly work here as an accountant. Anyway, we were advised to visit UK Naric; it is a website where overseas qualifications are converted into UK qualifications. After submitting the necessary documents, I waited 10 days to get the results.

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