The Reality of Jobs
Every second, minute, hour, and day, a child is born. As he grows and soon finds the need to be properly educated, he enters school; from nursery, kinder, grade school, high school, and college. The same scenarios repeat everyday and thousands of students graduate every year as well, hoping that the ending that they just surpassed will be the start of a new beginning, in the real world.
Hundreds of thousands college graduates, with their different degrees soon take their different opportunities on the fields that they have chosen. Some lucky enough to have been part of the well-known and big and international companies, while the others, go humble as they become thankful of whatever blessing would be given to them.
Being a fresh graduate myself, as I just graduated seven months ago upon writing this, I myself know how big the challenge was for me to look for a job that I wanted. Of course, everyone wants a good job! But the question is, do we find the job or the job finds us?
Every graduate wants a sense of fulfillment; the feeling that their almost twenty years of education has finally paid off. But the reality is, it is hard to find a job, especially here in the Philippines, where hundreds of thousands end up being jobless, and thousands starve each day out of unemployment.
Some of the things that I learned with the reality of looking for a job depend with us. Everything that we do is important, and it all goes back during the time when we were still studying. Companies look for responsible students who excel academically. Of course, one would know the kind of person with the quality of work that he exerted, right?
Although some say that ‘grades are just numbers’, it does affect the probability of employment. Because it defines who you are at school. It may not measure your Intelligence, but it measures your ability to work.
Never compare yourself to others. You might often say that most of the successful people in the world were college dropouts. But the thing is that you are not them. They may have worked first and experienced downfalls until found their tables turning towards success. But they themselves do not guarantee that lack of education measures success.
Sad to say, but the reality goes along with background. Some companies, and I say ‘some’, really look at the where you graduated from. Although it may look like stereotyping, but it is the quality of education that these companies look at, and they find it with quality universities and colleges.
Be as competitive as you can be. You’ll find yourself asking questions like why do you have to study when you can just work and it will all be the same. But trust me, it will not be. I’ve seen people who have regretted that they just wooed schooling and ended up not learning things that they should be.
Be grateful that you were given the opportunity to study. Thousands would die just to be at your place right now. Thousands hoped to have studied. Thousands wished they had the resources to have been given the right education. And thousands realized that their lives could have been better if they had proper education.
You are blessed. Do not waste what is given to you.