My life had been a roller coaster ride during the first two months this year. I felt hopeless, insecure and unsure about my future and career as the unemployment rate increases. However, I did not give up. I searched for jobs and have been an active volunteer near my place. I also talked to my friends and acquaintances regarding my situation and it helped me to remain calm and keep my sanity. They all told me one thing, Never Give Up!
I applied jobs online within the economic and administration sector, bank and finance and health sector. Out of 15 companies that I applied for, only 5 of them replied to tell me that they have already hired someone. I did not hear from the rest, except for those that I have called. They said that there were 150 applicants so they cannot check all the applications. I was getting depressed and frustrated until the office of social services sent me a message regarding a job fair within the health sector in Bergen. It gave me at least a gleam of hope.
I went to the job fair early and there were already lots of people who share the same goal with me, to get a job. I filled up a form, took out my cvs then went straight ahead to the booths and talked to almost everyone there. One of the firms scheduled me right away for an interview the next week. Then the day after, another firm called me and asked me to come for an interview.
To make the story short, they both offered me a job. I cannot explain what I felt that day. My situation changed. When I was really down and hopeless, opportunities came knocking on my door. I did not have to chase it anymore because it came to me. The only thing that I had to do is to choose.
So yes, finally, I have a job now. It is not full time yet but I have a job. And guess what, more opportunities are coming. Thanks to my friends, family and partner for always believing in me during the difficult times of my life.