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Sharing my Singapore job hunting experience as a life science major :)

edited July 2017 in Working and Job hunting
Isa akong Biology major sa Pinas with total work experience of 5 years.

I came here on May 9 through the help of my Aunt. Swerte ko kasi libre tirahan, pagkain, lahat. Wala akong ibang gagawin kundi magfocus sa job hunting. Kaya first day pa lang, inayos ko agad resume ko with Sg mobile number at sinigurado kong appealing sa magbabasa. Nagpasa ako sa lahat ng jobsites na maisip ko (A*Star, Jobstreet, JobsDB, STjobs, Glints, Indeed, Monster, JobsCentral at iba pang hindi ko na maalala). Most importantly, inayos ko ang LinkedIn account ko at nagconnect ako sa mga recruiters and life science groups sa SG.

Ilang linggo na, wala pa rin nagcocontact. Ako na ang tumawag sa HR ng mga companies para maginquire. Tumawag din ako sa mga professor ng University Research Labs para maginquire. Finally, on May 30, inaccept ng CEO ng isang NTU start-up company ang LinkedIn invite ko. Nagmessage ako to introduce myself and show my interest to apply for the Lab Project Officer position. It was my first time contact such a high person to directly persuade him to notice my application. Proud ako dahil pag gusto mo talaga ang isang bagay, dapat siguraduhin mong gagawin mo ang lahat (as in lahat) para makuha yon.

June 6, nainvite ako for first interview. Sobrang saya. June 7: First interview. Maganda ang usapan namin ng bosses, nasagot ko lahat ng behavioral and technical questions. Nakapagbuild ako ng rapport. Kaya July 5, natawag ako for second interview. Minove nila from July 18 to July 17 dahil alam nilang flight ko pauwi ng 17. Maganda rin ang second interview. Four applicants kami fighting for 2 vacancies. Puro locals ang kasabay ko. Pero ako ung pinakaexperienced. Tipong fresh grads/undergrad pa lang ung iba. Pero sobrang warm ng welcome samin ng company. Tipong akala ko tanggap na kami lahat. :smiley: Until the result came last July 25. Excited at nervous dahil syempre pinaghirapan ko makuha ung mga interviews ko. At ang laman ng email nila sakin ang magseseal-in ng lahat ng efforts ko at ng Tita ko. Sadly, hindi ako natanggap. Tinanong ko ung isang kasabay kong applicant kung nakareceive din siya ng email--hindi raw. Alam ng CEO kung gaano ko kagusto ung position dahil everytime, nagsesend ako ng post-interview email to thank them and reexpress my interest. At, talagang naniniwala rin ako sa product nila, hindi lang dahil kelangan ko ng trabaho. After knowing the news, I asked them what their reservations are for me, but they did not reply. Sobrang gusto ko talaga ung trabaho na hanggang sa huli, ipaglalaban ko pa.

Although, mukang hindi ko na malalaman kung anong dahilan bakit di ako nakuha (quota, salary, skill), masaya pa rin ako dahil sobrang dami ko natutunan sa Singapore. Makisama sa ibang tao, maging away from my immediate family, and matutong ipaglaban ang gusto mo. I´m sure marami pang iba satin na mas mabigat ang struggle kesa sakin sa Singapore. I hope I was able to inspire somehow. HIndi sapat na sasabay ka lang sa agos. Kung sa tingin mo gusto mo talaga ang isang bagay, gawin mo lahat ng makakaya mo, gamitin mo lahat ng resources hanggang sa alam mo sa sarili mo na wala kang pinalampas na chance at wala kang regret.

I was hoping I could tell a success story here at Pinoy.sg. :wink: It may not be the ending we expected, I hope I was still able to inspire others. I may have not been lucky but you should not stop fighting for what you want. At least, wala kang regrets. Madapa ka man, titibay ka naman lalo. Bangon lang lagi. I was not able to secure a job but I met someone who I believe will stay in my life for quite a while. ;)

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