6.12.2009

Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

I've been job hunting this past week and in ways unimaginable it felt depressing, exciting, degrading, and all those mixed emotions just ran through my body. What I noticed while I was browsing through the pages of Jobstreet was that i was telling myself, "Nah, I'm not good enough for this". The moment I realized I kept thinking that, I had to stop myself. It's like a nasty bug trying to pollute my head with all the negativity. I had to re-charge and remind myself that I came from a prestigious University, I've had great work experiences relating to my course and that I needed to focus on my strengths rather than my weaknesses.

The hard part about looking for a job is also being picky. I know that in hard times like these, you have absolutely no right to be picky. But when I think about it, I'll be working in that company for atleast 6 months, and I don't want to be stuck in a job that I have to drag myself in the morning to go to. I want to do something I know I'm passionate about and would really give me the motivation to learn and grow as a marketer. Problem is, my desired work is in Public Relations and Events, and most companies are only hiring Sales Executives / Associates which even if I try hard to convince myself to do, I can't. It's just really not my thing. I've also been looking for work overseas, so far I've sent it to this hotel in Male,Maldives (I know it's a long shot, but who knows?), still trying to work it out for Guam, New Zealand's another long shot, but oh how I'd love to live and work there! I've gone through some interviews here but nothing really appealed to me. I just know there's this perfect job for me, and when I find it, I'm not letting it go! Tell me, honestly, is it so wrong to be picky?

On a lighter note, I love Pepi commercials, and this one just hit me. A really awesome strategy for job interviews:

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4 comments:

  1. Abi dahling, don't worry. What you need to focus on now is getting the desired skill set for the PR/Events industries. You definitely shouldn't be too picky on the job right now but it also doesn't mean that you have to take the first job offer that comes your way.

    Anyway, Maldives is a good place if only for the beach lifestyle but I'm sure there are pros to working there as well. Don't be afraid to just go and seek out opportunities and don't question your capabilities too much.

    But if you must, there's always a probationary period that would help you determine if the job is a right fit for you. Also, if you're not too worried about the paycheck, it'll be great to take an internship position (paid, of course) in the company you're interested in going into. That'll give you leverage in so many ways.

    Good luck!

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  2. Niki! Thanks for the encouragement! Really needed it! And yes, I was actually hoping for some internship unfortunately most require you to still be in school! ha!

    But I have my eye on some companies already just have to really strut my stuff. :)Thanks again!

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  3. I find myself stuck in a similar predicament! In NYC and NJ, all the marketing jobs are sales positions. It's unfortunate, but the right job will come along! Just stay optimistic.

    As a fellow marketingologist (one who studies marketing, coined by a professor of mine), I thoroughly enjoyed that Pepsi commercial. I have never seen it before! Perhaps I am not watching enough tv?

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  4. Thank you Gina! And yes i'm trying to stay as optimistic as possible :) and oh dear, maybe they just don't show it as much there as they do here?

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