Friday, April 02, 2010

Job Finding Experience.

Since someone requested, I shall blog about this a little..

Graduated with a Private Diploma in June 2009 and that's when I stated my job hunt. Knew I was going to move house soon, so I looked for temporary job nearby my parent's place in the South.

Worked for 5 months as a finance temp in a food and beverage company and then I did the unthinkable.. I actually left the company to rest while looking for a permanent job! Huge mistake!

If for any reason, you want to quit, always and I really mean ALWAYS make sure you got something else to do!!! Or a very huge savings account!

I went jobless from end of November 2009 all the way to Early March 2010! I was online all the time, searching through job websites for job opportunities and sending resumes once every couple of days.

In December 2009, I legally became the official Mrs W, and used a great part of my savings for the event.

Meanwhile, as my job searching continues.. I went for a couple of interviews all over the place. Mainly in the central area as I didn't know which area I will be moving to. Millennium Walk, Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place, Sommerset and even some ulu industrial area in Upper Thomson.

Every interviewer tells me the same thing... We will contact you if you're shortlisted. And then I didn't hear from them again... Okay maybe not 100% never, cause a certain telecom service provider wanted to give me another chance for a interview but by then I actually manage to get a job already. :p

By mid February (Chinese New Year), I had thoughts of giving up job searching for a while and concentrate on my online business (which was not doing very well at the time because I didn't have the capital to get more stocks to sell.)

Start of March I was ready to give up when I receive a call for interview on Friday late noon for a interview on Saturday noon. I planned for it as the last interview until I move to my new place in mid March.

And... 30min after the interview, I got the job!! Woohoo~ Maybe it's the age of interviewer or something.. Somehow felt that we could click better.. Easier to open up and tada~ :) Or maybe I'm was really desperate for a job. :p

Conclusion: Looking for a job doesn't only need a clean resume + "interview homework". You would also need to believe in yourself, have the "never say die" attitude and some "缘分" too! :)

Those looking for a job, all the best and may you find a suitable job soon!


ea said...

great to noe tt u've found a new job! cheers!!

uglyfatchick (Chicky) said...

Thank you! :)

Young Werther said...


Any you're absolutely correct when you say have the "right attitude"