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Do you remember the first time you looked for work?

NakuraNakura PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
How was your first job hunting session go?

Was it difficult for you?

On my end I kept on looking for jobs for around 1-2 months until I got a call who recognized my volunteer activities from before.

What about you?

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  • Lost! After I graduated, I immediately looked for work even if it's not in line with my course.

    As the breadwinner of the family, I immediately joined the call center band wagon knowing that they offer higher salary than a regular job.

    First call center - eTelecare Global Solutions.
  • Madami dito sa working filipino are currently in their first time to look for work or in job hunting, isa na ko dun. Nakakalungkot kasi napakatagal na ng panahon na naghahanap kami ng trabaho.
  • there was a 4 month gap between i officially finished and officially graduated (summer vacation). I had a hard time applying because during each interview i told them that i was just waiting for the formal graduation march. after two months i gave up and entered the call center (was amazed with the one day processing).

    when i formally graduated my dad's advice was not to resign unless i have a replacement job. this was hard because the call center shift was rotating. plus no one was taking notice of me. i resigned and kept on searching for about a month. and it was very depressing since no one was contacting me. i removed my call center experience from my resume but voluntarily disclosed this during the initial HR interview. it took about 2 1/2 weeks to land a job since removing the call center experience from my resume. i credit this to landing my first job since i only lasted in the call center for 4 months and advertised it as my "summer job" during the hr interviews.
  • Around 6-8 weeks rin. Nov 2010 nagexam sa first company tapos umabot na ng Christmas & New Year. last week yata ng Jan 2011 nung natanggap. Before nun kung kanikanino ko lang sinesend resume ko, & nakikisama sa mga ibang college friends q na nagaaply
  • I had to wait for 3 months for me to actually land a job in the IT industry. There were offers in other fields which was totally not related to my course! I opt to wait for the job I really wanted.

    How can I forget all of the walking, resume printing, talking to building security guards, going to interviews with the HR looking at you with a funny face and most specially who would forget companies who doesn't even give feedbacks! LOL.

    Just a little advise - if you really want to be on the right field, you actually have got to wait for the job. Competition is really tough nowadays, be ready for companies to reject you but stay confident enough that you'll land that dream job sooner or later. :)
  • depressing
    at nacocompare kasi sa mga kapatid ko regarding our schools and grades,
    I have a brother na cumlaude at ako- bagsakan,
    ako yung pinakamatagal bago nagkawork sa min. To sum it, from pt of graduation-7mos; from pt when I started jobhunting - 4 mos.
    Then I failed an exam, na accdg to my batchmates, madali lang, sila nakapasok dun sa company. Umabot sa point na natanong ko if magkakatrabaho pa ba ako.
    Pero sarap ng feeling when I heard the words "Congratulations, you passed. Next is the JO".
    First JO ko kasi.
  • SanDiegoSanDiego PEx Rookie ⭐
    It was around September/October 2006, habang kinukumpleto ang documentation sa thesis in time sa graduation rites, isinabay ko ang paghahanap ng unang trabaho.

    Ang usual comment na natanggap ko mula sa mga kaklase:
    1. Bakit naghahanap ka agad hindi ka muna magpahinga?
    2. Bakit naghahanap ka agad e hindi pa nga gumagradweyt?
    3. Bakit naghahanap ka agad? Pa'no ka magre-review para sa board?

    At ang usual na sagot ko:
    1. Hindi ako pwede magpahinga
    2. Hindi naman porke naghanap ka ng trabaho e ibig sabihin makakahanap ka agad. Syempre may mga processing pa 'yan kaya kapag na-process na ang aplication ko e naka-graduate na tayo 'nun
    3. May review classes naman ng weekend

    Kaya ang ending, two to three weeks matapos ang graduation rites ay nag-uumpisa na ako sa first job ko.

    Syempre nandun na ang pag-walk in sa mga office, pag-iwan ng resume sa guard na minsan feeling mo e hindi naman talaga nila ibinibigay yun sa HR, at kung anu-ano pa. Pero siguro nakatulong din yung 'expect for the worst' thinking para maiwasan ang frustrations.
  • aimhigh1987aimhigh1987 PEx Rookie ⭐
    8 months bago ako nakahanap ng First Job ko, and yung mga time na yun, sinusulat ko pa sa papel yung possible na question ng HR at mga possible na isasagot ko...:lol: kaya rin siguro ako bumabagsak sa Initial Interview kasi puro kopya mga sagot ko. hihi... Mga more or less 100 applications and around 50 interviews ang pinuntahan ko sa loob ng 8 months kaya siguro nasanay na ako ma interview at finally nakakuha ng first job ng January 2009.

    Minsan natatawa na lang ako kapag naaalala ko yung experience ko na ma ligwak sa Initial Interview or palabasin ng room dahil failed sa Exam...:rotflmao:

    Ngayon nasa Fourth Employer na ako and minsan nagaapply pa din sa iba pero hindi na ako kasing nerbyos nung Fresh Graduate ako. May mga kasabay ako na fresh graduate at nakikita ko yung sarili ko sa kanila (yung may binabasa sila na notes about interview questions) :naughty: And ngayon hindi na ako masyadong affected kapag hindi ako pumapasa ng Interview or Exam, alam ko na paano i-deal ang rejection...
  • Way back 2006, after I graduated in High School. I applied in Epza, Cavite. Sobrang daming companies dun (electronics, garments, etc) na nag ha-hired ng high school graduates. Kasama ko nag apply yung friend slash kapitbahay ko na dati narin nakapag work dun. Ang dala ko lang nun eh bio data, tapos sabi nya sakin imbento na lang ako ng work experience (natatawa na lang ako 'pag naaalala ko). The same day na nag apply kami, start narin ng trabaho haha, ganun ka-urgent. Kaya lang ang ayaw ko dun yung discrimination kasi high school graduate ka lang, eh kung iisipin pare-pareho naman kaming high school graduate, ang pinagkaiba lang regular na sila sa work at kami ay bago pa lang so after a month nag resign din ako. :)
  • Hi I'm a fresh grad IT Course, here's my problem
    If may makita akong Job Ad Online then titignan ko *** requirements for the job tapos some of the requirements wala akong idea like 3 out of 5 requirements lang na meet ko, ok lang ba na applyan ko pa din ginagawa ko kasi iniiwasan ko, sabe naman ng mga kabatch ko ok lang daw un kahit di mo alam since fresh grad ka, alin po ba ang tama? :confused::confused::confused:
  • I experienced many failed interviews, first time i was looking for job.
    I felt I hit the bottom.
    I was depressed.
    In fact, after many or countless failures, i decided not to look for a job for almost 3 years. lucky for me, i was good in image/video editing at those times so i went freelance.
    I and my family survived for 3 years earning so little.
    Though, i judged myself many times that i am a failure I don't give up.
    I am one of those person with disability (PWD), that's one of the reason I always failed in interviews.
    So, I grabbed every opportunities that knocked.

    When a programming job was offered to me for minimum wage salary, I grabbed it.
    Then I found my strength, this disability of mine became a gift. I finally found a career that really suited to me. 5 years+ in my IT career, though i am not earning a lot but i feel the confidence in me and for me that's priceless.
  • Sun_SetSun_Set PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I can't remember how many companies I applied to after graduating in BS Management.
    All applications failed. I was debastated and thought no one will hire me.
    Since my dad is an OFW at that time, I convinced my Mom that I will go back to school to take a second course, which is Accountancy. (It's a long story why I did not take this course in the first place)

    It was easier to get a job back then with an Accounting degree than a Management degree. I started with my first job one month after finishing Accountancy.
  • raymundusiraymundusi PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Buraot 1st time kong exp jan, habang naghihintay sa HR office, potaena yung HR Assistant ginawa akong high school, ginupitan ang buhok ko bago ako papasukin sa HR manager. Tiwala akong maayos naman ang mga sagot ko sa kanya pero..nabastos nanga ako ligwak pa ako sa application ko. kala naman nila pagkaganda ganda ng hotel nila (Heritage). Mula non nagiba pananaw ko na hindi kelangan mag todo formal/business attire ka sa job interview dahil madadaan yan ng "casual look", at napatunayan ko naman yan dahil nagkatrabaho ako in such a short span pagtapos ng exp nayon .
  • Beware of spams... Especially too good to be true offers. I had 2 offers from 2 not known companies and it turned out na scam pala sila. Beware of HRs din na masyadong eager ka i-hire... Especially if bonded. :p

    Well for me... I was too idealistic and naive back then. Ngayon i can say i've matured and learned from those interviews. :))
  • Hirap talaga maghanap ng trabaho first time job seeker lang kasi ako interview lagi sablay pero ok na rin atleast may na-gain akong confidence habang tumatagal nawawala yung kaba ko sana talaga makahanap na ako :) 6months na akong tambay hahah
  • Graduated mid 90s around March,.. then after 2 days being the bread winner,.. larga agad ng mapapasukan unlike mga kasabayan ko sa Engg na mga nagreview muna for board exams,.. ako hanap-work agad,...and that time sikat na sikat ang mga Technopark,... daming opening at hiring sa mga electronics,... more than one month din ako nag apply nun,... unfortunately malas ako sa electronix,... puro exams,.. puro interview lang,.. walang job offer,... month of May sinuwerte namang pumasa sa first batch ng exams,.. tuloy tuloy sa technical exams then panel interview,... and the rest is history na,.. then sya lang ang bukod tanging company nag offer sa akin kaya grab agad unknowingly kung ano ang pinasok kong company,.. wala akong backround o idea kung ano bang company ang pinasok ko,... ang alam ko lang sa construction sya,... Technoserve International Co. ang original nyang name,...
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    it was fun because my batchmates were also there. of course, the salary was a burden.
  • JobyBryant24JobyBryant24 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pagka-graduate ko konting petiks muna then after few months naghanap na din ako.

    I was planning to apply kung saan ako nag-OJT, Monolith. Sure pasok sana ako dun, pero i thought why not try muna sa iba. I took an exam sa MDC where my classmates were working na that time. They informed na tatawag na lang daw.

    Then i saw a small ad sa Inquirer. I sent an email with my resume. I got a call kinabukasan for the interview. I was about to go on the second interview on the same day in a site office. But the interviewer told me not to apply anywhere else. Then ayun kinausap na agad ako ng manager about sa job offer. Nagulat ako na ganun lang ba talaga kabilis yun. Naisip ko na "oh eto na ba yun? Ambilis ah. Cge go!"

    The rest is history. 7 years and counting. :lol:
  • hi Ibex Global is looking for an experienced call center agents salary starts at 14k + 7.1k allowance after 3 mos 14k + 10k allowance and so on.. be hired in 1 day!! ill discussed the slary scheme plus tenure bonus up to 15k


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