Episode1: an introduction
Before we start blogging,let me introduce myself first. My name is Chittisa but if you think it is difficult to pronounce or remeber you could call me "Aey". I am a fresh graduate from the University in Thailand. As I promised BBC learning English that if I had the oppotunity to join this section, I would write about my life after University since Iooking for a job, getting an interview until I would get a proper one. Then you are gonna catch up my woking life and lifestyle that are going to change from a student to a working woman. By the way if you do not think they are interesting or get annoyed with them.Please ignore them and turn this page off or give me your comments :) . I must apologize you in advance for any mistakes.
Well, Let get started here!! Because my promises with the BBC were maden 2 weeks ago, and I have already got a job at the moment I would tell you briefly (or not) about what I have been up to after I finished the University.I could remember precisely like everything just happened yesterday. Actually, I completed my degree since last April. After that, I have been to England and took the English language course. Before I went there, my English was quite poor. I always made mistakes when I spoke due to what I call "the direct translation". For example, I always said this day,instead of today.As today mean WAN-NEE in my language, and WAN in Thai word is meant DAY in English. NEE in Thai is THIS in English. I am not sure if you get what I meant but I know it is really ashamed.after I came back my English is better. of course,not perfect but better than it used to be.
When I stayed in the UK, I had a chance to visit many places. I have been to Scotland, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Blackpool and the last but not least, London. I gained load of experiences from living in the UK, met many new friends as well as improved my English skills . The other thing that I got while I lived in the UK is that I got a chance to know the BBC learning English. As I told you that my English was not good before, so I really had to fix it up to be able to communicate with native speakers and other friends from many countries.Therefore this website were really helpful when I did not go out anywhere, I loved to spend my time by sitting in front of computer whole day, learning English from this useful website.I now do miss the UK and wish I would have one more chance to get there.
I said goodbye to the UK on the 20 th of August and the plane landed to Bangkok, Thailand on the 21 st of August in the afternoon. I spent 1 day to take a rest then the next day I sorted out all of my documents from the University which I received while I was not in Thailand. I found out that there have been many jobs which need TOEIC score to prove our abilities in English Language for working.so I decided to take TOEIC examination 2 days later. For someone who do not know what the TOEIC is. You could check it out from the website www.ets.org/toeic/. I got the total scores of 760 from 990.Personally, it was not wonderful, but not too bad.
As soon as I got the TOEIC results, I started to apply for a job. Firstly I searched on websites that provide us with the job details of the companies or I am supposed to call them recruitment network.The process is that you just edit your resumes on those websites then they will be sent to HR of the companies to evaluate. In Thailand, it has been the popular way in applying for a job because we have no need to get out of our homes, spend money on travelling expenditure with the great benefits in applying for lots of job within only 1 day.In my point of view, this is a good way to apply for a job, but anyway it is not the best.
Actually, I do believe that if you are really interested to work for any companies and if they permit you to walk in their companies to apply for a job. you are supposed to get there. With the first reason is that you would see and touch the real atmosphere of those companies.You would find that you are not happy with the environment of some companies and fancy in another.The other reason which I personally think is to show your effort to work with them. Perhaps if you are lucky or they are in urgent requirement. You might get an interview in the same day.
How about in your guys countries? which is the most efficient way beteween the use of the online solution or the original walking in the prospective companies?
Anyway, I spent all of my first week with sending my online resume but nothing happened,ain't no companies contacted me back. I really got upset so the second week I changed my mind from sitting at home whole day and waitng someone ring me .I started to get out and walk in many companies just to fill their applications and to leave them in their baskets.I felt more releif because at least I ensured that my applications were on their hands.In this week I had the oppotunity to do the interview with one company....
all right, I think I have got to stop blogging at here because I must go out in a few minutes. Tomorrow I am going to continue my second week as a job hunter. Oh dear! I nearly forgot to tell you more about me. I graduted from the bachelor degree in Civil Engineering but the job which I am responsible for at the moment is not a civil engineer but I believe that I will be able to develop my knowledge and make a different contribution for the company.
I just came back from Pattaya last night..lol Don't misunderstand I didn't go for my holidays but I have been there for working.So they allow me to take Monday off. I have been a bit tired but anyway I am joyful to start my blog, to share my stories with you. Finally, for someone who are job seekers. I wish you are good luck and get the job you want soon.
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