I pity myself for being unemployed.
I didnt know what prompted me to browse through my facebook friends' profile, because i dont usually do that. I am not an avid fb user by the way, probably because i dont have internet connection at home. I was so surprised to know that a lot of my friends, ex-classmates, and including those i met when i did some volunteer works and training in numerous hospitals, all are currently working. I just realized how i have been left behind. I am '07 graduate and NLE passer. I also passed the NCLEX-RN and CGFNS qualifying exam the next year. I attended every seminar there is, and worked as volunteer nurse in 2 separate public hospitals in pampanga and bulacan. And after all those exams, trainings and years of job searching (i mean years.. 3 years to be exact), still i didnt land any job. I guess I wasnt lucky enough. I tried to submit an application to every hospitals I knew were hiring, but all my efforts were futile. I am aware that the system of "who-you-know" far outweighs "what-you-know" in application for any type of work. I dont despise those applicants using 'backer/s' or utilizing any connections they have, because I would likewise resort to them given the chance that I have them. I had an unfortunate experience in the course of my job hunting, in one hospital in Manila my application was rejected because I am already 28 years old, they are only accepting applicants not more than 25 years old. I also tried applying in BPO's, but i think working in call centers is not my cup of tea.
This year I want to be optimistic. Its a fresh start to be positive. I would never lose hope, I would still try and try and try and try. Best of Luck to all who share the same sentiments! God bless us all! :)