job hunting 2

A week after I have returned from the Philippines and started full time job hunting, so far all I got was one call from all the on-line postings I have applied to. A single call that in my opinion did not turn out as a good interview. I guess I was caught off guard, mid-afternoon my mind was not expecting a call about work and all of the sudden I was bombarded by questions such as “What can you contribute to the team? and such and such”…Man, it was horrible and I am not even expecting a call back from that one. 

Before the end of the school year I have expressed my intention of applying for a teaching position at MSIT since I have a teaching background and I did finish a Bachelor’s degree in IT. I made myself believe that I do have a good chance of getting a position. I do have that industry experience, certification and scholastic degree to back me up. My teacher was telling me to wait until the end of the year for they are going to start the interviews around that time. I went to today and I saw job postings for the position I was applying to. I was asking myself, did I actually qualify? was my application thrown out in the bin? Do I actually have a chance of at least be interviewed? That really blew off a chunk of self confidence in me. I know nothing has happened yet, they haven’t hired anyone but I don’t, I am still praying that I get an interview. 

Little by little its making me realize that school has become a distraction to the reality that I am jobless. Yes, I did quit my job to go to school but school was the reason for me to get a job. I am started to get weary knowing that time is not on my side. I do not want to be jobless for a year. I do not want to go back to hospitality. I want to go back into IT because I am positive I am good at it. 

Job hunt

I have 5 minutes to write this blog. Tuition fee for next semester has doubled meaning I have decided not to enrol and just settle for a Certificate IV in Information Technology in Networking. Besides I already have my CCNA and on my way to getting my CCNP hopefully within the year. I am just concentrating on job hunting. Almost a week since I got back from the Philippines helping out my wife’s family victim of the recent typhoon, all i have been doing is get online to do some job searching. 

Little by little its getting depressing receiving rejection letters. It’s either I do not have the experience or technical skills for the job they are posting. Can’t help but think, my current qualification here in Australia would give me a good paying job back in the Philippines. It’s weird adjusting to that feeling of getting any job you want to not getting the job you want and almost begging for anything that’s available.