1.10.2009

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

So my sister left for school last night...she's probably still somewhere in the skies right now. I just want to say I love her so much, and I'm proud of her strength and will power. The last thing she whispered in my ear before heading towards the gate was to find myself a job already, which made be laugh despite my watery eyes.

It is about time...that I get a job. I've been unemployed since June...I'm just not sure about what I really want...I'm not sure where to start, or where to look...(this is your queue to spill encouraging and full-of-advice comments :P )

My dad thinks I should spend all this free time writing. "It's what you like doing, isn't it? And you've got all this time...use it before it's too late." Okay dad. I'll just have to grow inspiration seeds outside my window sill and everything'll be dandy.

We went to the carboot sale at AUK this morning. I loved the atmosphere...it was so...I don't know...get-togethery! The weather was beautiful, the spirit was fun, and there were some cool stuff on sale. We should definately have more activities like this in Kuwait. Way to go Marketing Club (organizers)!

Here's a GAP ad I really love. I love these two (Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson.)



Question: How many times did I say "love" in this post?

31 comments:

A Journal Entry said...

5 times ;p

F. said...

Journal Entry: That's not too much is it?

Neoark said...

did reach my expectation, if you liked it, go to soog el jom3a ako wayd a`3rath :/

F. said...

Neoark: I do visit the Friday Market from time to time...it's great there too...

AnGeL said...

needless to say that i've been through this before, but i was a very bad case :D nearly two months of unemployment drive me nuts :p
i agree with your dad, you have to use this time as much as you can, but at the same time you should start applying for jobs, just drop/email your CV every where you can think of and wait for a call :D
don't worry it will work out just fine ;) (go read your comments on my posts about the whole post-graduation mania just imagine you were writing them to your self :p)

i heard that the AUK event was great, and my sis is one of the marketing club members i'll tell her that people said good things about their organization ;)

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

its always nice to be a lazy bum with nothing to do ;)

Think-Become said...

im unemployed sine june too, were you in auk?

F. said...

Angel: Thanks

Dandooon: I guess...

TB: Yes I was

Disturbed Stranger said...

Get a job already ;)

Amethyst said...

GET A JOB!

And use your time writing and post here;p

Think-Become said...

F. you're a colleague of mine!

Abdulrazzaq :P

F. said...

Disturbed Stranger: I'mopen to suggestions...

Amethyst: Where do you suggest I do that?

TB: When you said were you in AUK...I thought you meant for the Carboot sale...hehe, I went to KU.

eshda3wa said...

inshallah ur sis to9al belsalamah

i cant dispense any advice since im still unemployed myself

Think-Become said...

ow ok :P

Nada said...

There are different types of jobs out there. You just need to figure out the "type" of job you're looking for. For instance, there are some people who leave university and decide they want a job in which they never have to read a book again. They pick an administrative job in a government sector. There are others who think "it'll be temporary, I don't mind the extra hours, but I'm looking for extra cash,"--they get into Banking.

So my advice for you is the following:

1) Consider your life 20 years from now. What will you be doing? Obviously if you see yourself as a KU professor of Eng. Lit. then "banker" doesn't seem like a beneficial job description.

2) Once you figure out what you will be doing in the long run, determine the duration of your initial job and its crucial lineaments. In other words, are you looking for short duration, hectic hours and extra cash? Or longer duration, but less hours, to give you time to do things in the evenings to bolster your CV? Or are you looking for a longer duration with possible experience points (such as gaining teaching experience as prelude to your PhD)?

3) Then you apply. Construct a spiffy CV and email/mail/drop it everywhere relating to your job decision. Don't, and I repeat, don't drop it somewhere that goes against your professional choice because it'll be very hard to return to your original path. Also, interviewers like to see dedication on people's job CVs, in other words, quitting, changing jobs, or getting sacked are NOT elements to sprinkle on your CV.

Inshalla this helped. I'll run back to my paper now :* Good luck! Make our face white!

PHILYRA said...

I love the ad lol! Do what you love, Im with your dad :)
Just get a cup of coffee sit infront of ur computer, and type whatever comes to mind!

Bliss said...

loved the ad!
the boyfriend trousers are really hot!! i should get myself one of those :)

and enshallah your sister wa9alat bilsalamah =D

Oranjina fadidra said...

LOL inspiration seeds!!
oh and auk rocks when it comes to activities :p

Moos the Monk said...

First of all, don't listen to Nada, she's short!
I think you should get a job as a princess... OMG! how flirty was that!! :p

We have lots of new colleges opening here and they have openings for English TAs. Also consider working in PR like in a bank or somewhere private. In PR you get a chance to do something creative at least, and it pays well... very well...

Don't ever consider working for the government... I REPEAT Don't ever consider working for the government... I REPEAT Don't ever consider working for the government...

I missed the AUK carboot sale! cuz I thought it was gonna be this weekend :s

Ruby Woo said...

Claire Danes is annoying! She's so stiff while dancing! But nevertheless, I still liked the ad!

hissweetheart said...

Hopefully, you will get your dream job sweetie


Good luck to your sis

kaos said...

Nada: you r a total geek :p

F: 5 times including the question, its not too much at all.. your just in a loving mood, nothing wrong with that :)

Job advice, what Nada said.. but to sum it up, look for something that you like. You will be happy when you do that.
And don't feel bad about this idle time after college, you won't get it back... make sure u (it7allileena) travel sometime
Best of luck :)

On-The-Rocks said...

hello, i have changed the address of my blog.

new blog:

http://borzaiga.blogspot.com/


regards,

Abdulrazzaq (previously think-become)

F. said...

Eshda3wa: Allah ysalmich. We should start a club.

Nada: Thank you so much. :)

Philyra: I'll try my best.

Bliss: They are!!! Allah ysalmich.

Oranjina Fadidra: I've only been to this one event...but it definatley won't be my last.

Moos: It's been ages since I last heard from you. I have applied here and there, no princess positions though...I'll keep you updated.

Ruby Woo: Glad you did.

HisSweetHeart: Thank you so much.

Kaos: Why's everyone badgering Nada. She gave good advice. Thanks for your advice.

AbdulRazzaq: Congratz on the new place. I'll be sure to visit.

On-The-Rocks said...

thanks and i tagged you

do0da said...

my encouraging comment is...

ive been unemployed since may 1st :p

enjoy it while it lasts

kaos said...

she's my baby cousin a9lan 3ady
ba3dain its not badgering.. she is a total geek.. she'll admit that herself ;)
well she would say nerd but I didn't like the origin of teh word nerd so am gonna use geek which I think is cooler

PASTURKEY said...

Good luck how wonderful told ur feels in your post...ll be chance wşth you,ll be better ensallah.bye from turkey...me too cake artist..

A Journal Entry said...

ur tagged ;)

F. said...

Borzaiga: Thank you.

Do0da: Thanks. I will.

Kaos: Okay...kaifkom, ma dam tinyazon.

Pasturkey: Thank you.

Journal Entry: I'll get right to it.

Um-Loai said...

UMBAY! THAT VIDEOS SO CUTE! I've always loved GAP ads. 7asafa they're closing :(

 
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