Can You Still Remember Your First Day At Work?

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@Shavkat (49625)
Philippines
April 27, 2016 11:00am CST
After graduating from university, it is the starting point to face the reality of the world. At first, I was so naïve how to find a better job and how to deal with my first job interview. I am sure the fresh graduates have the same notion upon receiving their diplomas. I can still remember how I’ve got my first job. Basically, it wasn’t a typical application by sending through e-mails or applies in particular job hiring sites. Since I am in the medical field, I applied directly to the hospital nearest to my home. It is a walk-in application for the fresh graduate to land a job-related to my profession. I was so lucky that I was able to passed all the necessary requirements for the position title. How about you, guys? Photo Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/boy-class-comic-characters-diploma-1297924/
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@Corbin5 (85131)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I was working as a waitress at the Holiday Inn after I graduated, and the superintendent of a school I applied to called me at the hotel and said, "What is a nice girl like you doing in a place like that?" I told him I needed the money. He then asked, "How would you like to teach first grade?" I told him, "I would love to." I had a job.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I guess that all started. You became a teacher. I think it is a blessing for you.
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• Makati, Philippines
1 May 16
It was a blessing in disguise. It was a good timing and a perfect way to have a job. It came to surprisingly. Stay happy.
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@toniganzon (42797)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
After graduation i was expected to be in the family business. But I didn't. In my first job it was pretty easy. I think it's because I was too confident at that time so I was never nervous.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I am sure you are so confident enough during that time my friend. I think you can still be connected to business.
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@toniganzon (42797)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
@Shavkat actually I stopped being employed 7 years ago. Now I own my own company and not my family's.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
@toniganzon That's a great achievement. The good side, you are the boss.
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@ridingbet (39127)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
i was also accepted in my first try for a job, and i stayed there for 5 years, then went back for another 7 years. you might not believe me, but i have only 3 places of employment; the secondary hospital, in Kuwait, and now in this college of nursing where i work as a CI
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
I also worked in the hospital for my first attempt of job interview and stayed for more than 3 years. Do you work as a nurse?
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@ridingbet (39127)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@Shavkat i worked a a nurse from 1981 to 1986, left for Q8 still as a nurse in medical and pediatric words, went back to the same hospital as a senior nurse for a year then as head nurse from 1998 to 2004; now, for 11 years, i am a clinical instructor
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@ridingbet That's a great clinical experience. I always give pride of nurses like you.
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@softbabe44 (5950)
• Vancouver, Washington
27 Apr 16
Yea it was a more valued that's the way to go.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
All the first time can never be forgotten in our lives.
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• Vancouver, Washington
30 Apr 16
@Shavkat Thats all so true
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• Vancouver, Washington
1 May 16
@Shavkat It's truly wonderful how we learn good things happen to us
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@ida123 (6280)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Apr 16
When I was reviewing for the board exam and passed the civil service eligibility, I already applied for a job and pass bio data and other requirements and after I pass the board exam,, it was so timely that I was called for an interview and pass it and work there for 2 years and transferred to another employer and employed there for 24 years.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
That is good working experience. I haven't tried to stay for that long period.
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• Makati, Philippines
1 May 16
That is a long service. I'm sure the company really liked your performance. I salute you for that.
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@ida123 (6280)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 May 16
@mhike_ghelo Maybe, they like me for my good service to the company.
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@JudyEv (103828)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 16
I had to go through the interview system but was lucky enough to be chosen.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
In some point, it is a long waiting for the hiring selection. But it is worth to wait.
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• Makati, Philippines
1 May 16
I think it was not just merely luck. You were chosen because among all candidates you possess waht it takes to part of their team.
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@JudyEv (103828)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May 16
@mhike_ghelo I guess that's true. Certainly I stayed with those firm a long time.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I felt lucky having been hired after that usual interview. I was not nervous because I had enough background of the job that I was applying for. Now, it is my son who is going all through those "neophyte" job hunting experience.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
It is really nice to see ourselves with people close to us to experience job hunting. After I had my first job, interview became a piece of cake on me.
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@peavey (15769)
• United States
27 Apr 16
It's been a very long time since I had my first job, but it was working in the hay field on the ranch where I grew up. After that, I started working in a laundry, then as a waitress, then as a motel maid. After awhile, I became a motel manager, then was manager over a small chain of motels. I just worked my way up, with not much of an education at the time.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I think worth to have transition. I am sure you were so proud of yourself in attaining the higher position.
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@quantum2020 (8314)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
27 Apr 16
It was a diesel mechanic shop where the tires of trailers were my height. They used to have me wash the mechanical pieces with diesel and maintain evvery mechanical tool in their place. Sometimes I watched the mechanic do jobs on the engines.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I am sure you had learned the practical side of being a mechanic.
@marguicha (82935)
• Chile
27 Apr 16
I was very lucky in my first job. One of my university teachers called me at home and asked me if I was willing to work for some months as the only librarian at a very important place was about to have a baby. I immediatly said yes. I was very well paid as it was at the Nuclear Energy Chilean Comission. Then it was thought as a dangerous job although the reactor was not finished yet.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
It is a good thing that someone believes in you. Your teacher spared his or her time to offer you a job.
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@rakski (2582)
• Philippines
2 May 16
same here, my first job was through a face to face interview.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@raksi As I expected, we are in the same generation. But I prefer to have actual job interview than online. I am sure that you also experience to have online interview for international organization.
• Philippines
2 May 16
It was exciting and I had to wear business attire back then. But all changed when I got into the call center, I didn't have to wear business attire anymore.
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Are you still working in a call center? I think it is a difficult job. I mean the shifting schedules.
• Makati, Philippines
1 May 16
@Shavkat Well for me, I immediately went back to manila and started applying. I felt so frustrated since I have applied to several companies and still no one called me. The last company I went to was just 20 mins walk from my home. After a month, that company called and I started working as an Internal Audit Staff. It was fulfilling when you hear "You can start on Monday".
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@Shavkat (49625)
• Philippines
1 May 16
It is really a good start career for you my friend. I am sure you had gained a lot of experience in this company. Eventually, you can find a better job in the future.
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• China
28 Apr 16
Are you a doctor?