December 12, 2012


No, it is not a post on 12-12-12. Everyone on the internet was talking, tweeting, posting about this special date. And yeah not to forget they added the time as well -> 12-12-12 at 12:12:12 (-_-)
But no, I wanted to post on my current situation. As I have mentioned it before, I graduated this August 2012 for TMA. And since then I was applying for jobs. I also mentioned that I was doing this course at Schiphol with the proposal of getting a job at Schiphol in the customs department. However, I have been on job interviews, but was declined because they preferred someone with more experience. Especially right now, with the economic not on its best point.

I am almost finishing my customs course at Schiphol and in the meantime I have a part-time job at a clothing store. It is not what I had imagined. But hey, we all have fixed costs and I refused my parents financial aid, because I have this urge of proving my independence to my parents. Like most students, at the age of 18 we are officially an adult, meaning paying for your own insurances and what not. I did not mind, as this independence gave me freedom in what I want to do. Before, I felt guilty in my actions, and I was always cautious not to give my parents trouble. You can say that at the age of 18 I have become rebellious :P
And besides, I have never gained retail experiences, so all this part-time job is also beneficial for my working experience. They say the more variaty on working experiences, the better on your CV and you as a person.

Anyways back to where I was, in order for me to have an income, part-time jobs (where not much experience was demanded) was the solution. I had to have an income, my savings were getting depleted and I missed money :P Because nowadays everything costs money. So I just pulled myself out of my depression of being declined one after the other and said: Just take whatever you can! And before I knew it, the day before my Bday I was called for an interview and got the job. Amazing huh, what self-motivation can bring you to.

I am not satisfied with my current situation, but not disappointed either.
What my plan is as a graduate:
- To specialize myzelf with the courses Schiphol offers. Once this course is finished, I can go for another specialization course.
- Keep on applying for fulltime, serious jobs.
- And meantime I earn my income working in this clothes shop.

It is not a post with a happy ending, but I hope to post the next story with better news! Just remember that this road called life will always has its bumps. You just have to be positive, gather your motivation back, put a bright smile and make the best out of that bad situation. I will not say that life is too short, so live it to the fullest, but I do can say: If you have the positive mindset, you will shine bright like star and affect others around you. With this you can spread and motivate others with that positive energy and get the best out of them. The world suddenly will seem different and before you know it, EVERY morning, whether the alarm goes off at 5AM or 10AM, there will be a smile on your face! A good start of the day  \(^_^)/


  1. Thanks for the update An nur! Sounds like when I finished my BA (in English Literature and Political Science). FIrst I taught at a high school (nightmare!), then had a govt job (boring and low pay), and finally got hired by a friend of a friend to be his assistant in a one man business... (This eventually led me to get serious about learning to be a Marketeer and doing my MBA)... But often I was offered very menial work, and for low pay, hearing the same things - you have no experience.... (how was I ever to get any experience?) The good news is that with persistance and doing the things you love while remaining at least somewhat practical - you can do it all!

    1. Thank you for your comment, I definitely will be persistent and never give up! :D