College Days Insights

Surprise Interviews

It was really a surprising event this morning. We\’re all at the 30th floor of PhilAm Life Tower and the OJT orientation we all thought would happen between 9:00 – 10:00 AM was just a pretext to a final screening interview. All of us were nervous. Who won\’t? It\’s hard to believe that your effort would be wasted in a single blow. Disappointments are bound to happen anyway, that\’s why I was not very enthusiast about the orientation this morning because I knew anything could change at the very last minute. And I was right. When I entered CA office this morning, there\’s no guarantee yet that I had secured my OJT there. I was surprised but I realized this could happen due to strict selection of interns.

I was chosen as one of the five trainees and I\’m sure it\’s not luck that brought me here alone. I\’m relieved but I felt sorry for those people who were not accepted in. Reality can be really harsh and at times like this, you can always lean back to Him and just hope for the best.

I just remember what the trainor in Trend Micro told me in my previous interview, pertaining to career in IT — You won\’t lose any opportunities. It\’s everywhere. It\’s just a matter of time that it knocks to your door.

By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.