Looking for a job in Shillong can be a handful, especially when we are freshers. The first question that comes to our mind after our studies is, What’s Next? We all have to look for jobs. The job hunt begins with the dilemma: what are the job opportunities out there for those of us who lack experience? I personally was scared and worried of the fact that I may not get a job fit for me or maybe I wouldn’t get any job at all since I had no experience.
With the above predicament in mind, I took action. I talked to a friend who already had a job. I asked her about her struggles during her period of seeking for one. She told me to list down the problems that I have regarding finding a job. I thought about it, and at the top of the list were these: Lack of Experience and Fear of not getting the right job.
Nothing Better than a Trusted Friend’s Advice
So, my friend mentioned that, many of us think that we may not have enough experiences to do a job. But in life we take part in school and college activities which expose us to a range of experiences. We overlook these activities and don’t recognize them to be valuable. But they are! She asked me to look back at what I did in my academic days and to list down the experiences I had. I was surprised to discover that what I thought to be a mere activity, was actually a skill I have. She also revealed that if I still felt that I lacked some areas of experience then I should have the right attitude towards it. I should be proactive and look for opportunities that would help me gain that missing experience.
An Attitude That Creates Opportunities
Here, I discovered and realized something about my attitude. I noticed there were times when I would go to a website or newspaper looking for job openings, but would always fail in getting positive results. I mentioned this to my friend and she said that having the right attitude is all that matters. Yes, at times we tend to get discouraged and frustrated in the job search where we don’t get any results, but having a never giving up attitude can take us a long way. All we have to do is believe in our self. We should know what we are capable of and never feel afraid to speak our mind. There is always an opportunity for those who never give up and who always look at life in a positive manner.
Lastly, my friend mentioned that there is never a guarantee where we will get a job that fits us perfectly. We should think positive and be clear about what we want to do, yet at the same time be open to expand beyond our comfort zone. We should have a clear picture of our self and our abilities. She suggested many job portals where I could search for a job that will fit me. Spending time researching and learning about the roles and responsibilities of certain jobs also helped me. My friend encouraged me to never give up and eventually things will work out and I will land up where I want to be.
I got motivated by her words and did my part. I kept a positive attitude and never gave up and now I am experiencing a job that I do enjoy. I overcame my fears and frustrations and now, here I am, working at Chillibreeze.
This is my story and if you could relate with me, then you might enjoy reading the story of other member’s journey in Chillibreeze. Find out how her life changed for the better!