This weekend was my lazy weekend – I slept in and was on the phone (audio/video call) with Aiman for most of the weekend. I was talking to him about the part-time job interview I had last week (which I wrote in my last post, Let’s Go, #HudFreshers), which I (Alhamdulillah) ended up getting and was updating him on my working arrangements and all.
Yep, that’s right, I got the job! It’s a part-time job, obviously, because as a Tier 4 student in the UK, I’m only allowed to work up to 20 hours a week while I’m studying. But that wasn’t an issue for me anyway – I only had a total of 8 hours of class time per week, and I really don’t think that spending the rest of my time either locked up in my studio or pouring over books/articles in the library is a good thing to do for my mental health. So I’ve been looking for ways to fill up my time so I don’t die of boredom (because, honestly speaking, Netflix-ing and Nintendo-Switch-ing gets a bit tiring after doing it for days on end without stop).
Hi, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I apologize for the late update, I’ve had the past one week to write about this but somehow never got around to actually doing it (partly because I was busy settling other things and catching up on some much needed sleep and just lazing around).
Anyhow. It’s been around a week, but I am now officially unemployed!
Yes, that’s right. Last Monday (July 30th) was my last working day as a Administrative Executive (Course Administration) at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. It’s been a good one year (July 10th, 2017 to July 30th, 2018), but life’s gotta move on and it’s time for me to bid farewell to my first ever full-time job (I’ll write more on where my life will take me to in a different post soon, once everything has settled down and confirmed).
Early notice: This post is written based on my own experience, and what I’ve learnt or saw in my life or in the lives of people around me, or what I’ve read online on Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter, etc. It’s based purely on my own thoughts and opinions, unless stated otherwise, and it may be different from your own experiences, in which I encourage you to share with me in the comments below so people can benefit from a myriad of perspectives 🙂
I’ve been wanting to write a post with the cliche tips and advice for fresh graduates and all, but the thought that “Oh, you’re a fresh graduate yourself, who or what gives you the authority to write about like that when you’re just experiencing it for yourself?“
(yeah, I debate with myself all the time about my own credibility and if I’m good enough to write about the things I want to write, which ends up leading to me not writing anything because I feel like I’m not qualified enough to write about it, which defeats the purpose of me writing and sharing my thoughts and learning from others as well)
But then again, I think about what I’ve done in the past, and how I do things without even caring if I am good enough or not to do them, (i.e. being OSSP Junior in INTEC and helping out my friends in their university applications, even when I was applying myself, and doing Projek Inspirasi and talking about tips and all for choosing programs and universities when I was a student myself), I figured, f*** whatever people say, I don’t want to not embark on a knowledge exchange / discussion just because I don’t have a proper qualification or certification. What’s the point of life, anyway, if you hold yourself back all the time?
This post is dedicated to my fellow juniors who will be graduating soon (in a few months), as well as to anyone out there who have just recently graduated (congratulations, by the way!), who will be graduating soon (woohoo, you’re almost there!) and to anyone who’s probably planning on what they need / want to do after graduating from college / university.
Early disclaimer: Anything written here are purely from my own experiences and thoughts, and I do not guarantee that this is a bullet-proof way of doing things, nor am I saying that you have to follow everything that is written here. Feel free to read through with an open mind and take in whatever that is applicable to you.