To job-hunt is easy but being "hunted" for a job isn't!:)
If we have thousands of graduates each year and available job opportunities are only half the population of those graduates, where do we put the rest? Granted that one call center company is in search for call center agents. And that out of 100 applicants only 40 pass for the final screening while only 15 are finally hired, what luck awaits then for the ones not accepted? (surely they've already lined up to their sweat and money to get passport and visa to find their luck in foreign lands). sigh!:o
The sad thing is that we only have very few graduates who acquire linguistic competence able to answer an English speaker interviewer with fluency. However, this is the reality when you are a job-seeker in the Philippine context.
Some say that being hired for a good job esp. in the Philippine setting is just a matter of luck, while some claim that it's a matter of having good scholastic record plus determination and guts. Hence, in some instance, if you are not accepted because you don't have "padreno, kapit, or under the table" connection, you will go home hoping that you were not raised or born in this kind of country. (haha!) That's what some say that job-seeking nowadays is about "it's whom you know and not what you know". tsk!tsk!
However, I still would want to correct those wrong notions about job-hunting in the Philippines. 'Will give you short tips on how to deal a job interview in my next post.:)