So here’s the thing: Praying works! A lot has happened in the past 2 weeks and I would like to think that these things would be the stepping-stones to my accounting career.
- Kitchen Duties.
I finally had the courage to be productive instead of moping the whole day about not having an accounting job. So, I applied as a part-time Kitchen Assistant at a nursing home in our town, which is a 5-minute walk from home. I started working last Monday and I found it quite challenging because there is a lot to remember. From placing the equipment and utensils in the right cupboard to memorizing what the residents want for breakfast and to remembering the duties during each meal time. Nevertheless, I love how busy it is in the kitchen. You never ran out of things to do which makes the time go faster (LOL). The only downside is obviously not having a chance to sit down (except for the 15 minute break) because we need to walk around all the time. My feet hurt at the end of the shift but it’s still good exercise. Overall, I’m really glad that I decided to do this as it keeps me very busy, plus the pay is good!
Before I got the part-time job, I have started to learn driving theories (I’m so excited to drive!) and also, practicing advanced MS Excel skills. These used to be my “trying-to-be-busy” attitude. I usually go to the public library to do some studying. I really wished I knew about the library when I was in high school. I could’ve done my studying over there (HAHA).
These three words pretty much sums up my life right now. It’s been 8 months since I graduated from college. It’s been 4 months since I got my Philippine CPA license. It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve started sending out my CV to potential employers.
No progress since then…
I’m so confused. I feel frustrated. I feel I’m falling behind. What the %@&! do I do now? I know it’s only been two weeks and you might think I’m over reacting.
I can definitely say that my situation is as unique as it can get. I graduated from the Philippines then migrated to the UK hoping to find work. I know that the Philippines is not a very much recognized country. I know by heart that I was an average student in school. I’m aware I haven’t got any work experience. So chances do I have here? Seriously? I reflect and think about my friends and classmates who have been working for 4 months now, learning and earning, and here I am: on the verge of giving up. I kept feeling that I made the wrong decision to move here. I got very excited and eager, hoping that I could get a job right away. Boy, was I wrong and reality hit me hard. But going back to the Philippines is not an option. Not right now, anyway. But I do know I have to stand by my decision. There’s no turning back.
A positive attitude will help me get through.
I have to keep going.
Hey self! It’s been a while now!
So I totally forgot that I have this blog. I’ve been away for a month and a half because I went back to the Philippines to fetch my things and say goodbye (temporarily) to my favorite people. Last year, I’ve already sorted out my CV and Cover Letter, ready to be sent to prospective employers. Let me just tell you the struggles that I have encountered while writing my CV and Cover Letter.
- Guide – I was told to never use a template while writing them, but to rather give you an idea and use them as your starting point to get ahead. After searching for a decent guide, I found an informative website which I was able to use (link below). It is undoubtedly helpful and complete. It also gives you advice on how to tailor your CV and Cover Letter to a particular job you are applying to, do’s and don’ts during an interview and it is a job finder website itself.
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