Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Job Hunting is like the life of Pi

Few weeks ago, I've watched the movie the "Life of Pi" because my girlfriend keeps on insisting to watch it. To those who haven't seen it yet, I have to give you a spoiler alert so don't hate me after reading this post ok? ;) As I watch the movie, I can't help but relate on his life and realize many things that happened on the past and what's happening at the present.




During his youth, pi short for piscine was making fun of by his classmates because his name sounds like "pissing". He tried to change it to "Pi" pronounced as pie. His early attempts failed but he never gives up and memorized almost a whole blackboard of the value of Pi. To those who doesn't know or remember a Pi is a mathematical constant that has a decimal representation that never ends. Pi became a math legend on his school after that. Bottom line is, he turned a negative event to a positive one. 

I remember that time in College that I need to transfer to another school because of low grades on my previous one. I swear to myself that if given a second chance, I will change for the better and graduate. I did graduate with flying colors and met many amazing people during that time.

Back to the movie, Pi and his family needs to migrate to Canada because of a conflict with the Government in India. But as he went out of the room to see the animals, He finds out that the ship is sinking and he was thrown in a small boat by the sailors. After the storm, Pi found himself with animals like the hyena, orangutan, zebra and a tiger. Eventually, only the tiger survive and Pi needs to make the best out of resources available.

For me job hunting is like this. It's like you're on a small boat with a limited resources and during the interview you'll meet different people. There's the zebra, professional interviewers that wont notify you if you're not hired or they already hired someone. In short, they just don't care. The Hyena, interviewers that loves to laugh with you but say bad things behind your back. The orangutan, interviewers that will really help you like your parents and tell you the truth (if you're not hired). And lastly the Tiger, a strict and ferocious interviewer but will still consider you for the position you're applying for.

Oh by way, I'm still job hunting and sometimes I'm really losing hope and feeling anxious about it. But during these times, I realized many things that I've taken for granted. Now I appreciate and value my time and money more, because like Pi in that small boat I too have is making the most of what I have.There's a quote that the adult Pi said that I remember the most and helped me a lot. 

"Even when God seemed to have abandoned me, he was watching. Even when he seemed indifferent to my suffering, he was watching. And when I was beyond all hope of saving, he gave me rest. Then he gave me a sign to continue my journey." 

I do believe that everything happens for a reason and I know one day, God will give me that dream job I'm searching for.


19 comments:

  1. Just never lose hope. Enjoy every moment of your job hunting. You surely will learn a lot from it. Good luck!

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  2. @Yani thanks for the support. I sure do learn a lot from it, now i know why they call it character building :D

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  3. good comparisons! do not lose hope. i have felt the same way too. when i was a fresh graduate then,

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  4. Yes, there are different character you meet in an interview and at times you just have to find a job that suits you fine. Sometimes, the right personality has to meet the job type.

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  5. @Janine thanks for the support. Yup, it feels like i'm starting all over again :D

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  6. @Franc yes i agree with you and in my experience you also need to be at the right place at the right time.

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  7. This post indeed inspires me. I am a fresh graduate and could relate to this. Life really starts after graduation.

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  8. i've read some blogs also about this since i haven't seen this yet which was a craze here in malaysia. Mybe time will come and i see myself watching this xx

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  9. it's really hard to find a job, so when you found it, do the best.

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  10. According to Hunger Games:

    Hope. it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective; a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.

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  11. explore your options when looking for a job. consider your interest and your skills and find a job that could match those. looking for a job is never easy, so you really need to have a strategy. also, don't forget to assess your performance after each job interview by reviewing the questions and your answer. then you can tweak and do well on your next interview :)

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  12. it reall is frustrating when it comes to job hunting. Have you tried working overseas, consider this to your options too. who knows you are luckier working outside the country.

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  13. @Tamlyn Joy yeah it was never easy, but hopefully we can find the right job.

    @Mary Jane this movie is a must see, i highly recommend it! Cheers!

    @Melandria Always do, thanks for visiting :D

    @Dust I agree too much of a good thing is bad

    @Alwin Thanks, always do and hopefully i do improve every interview :D thanks for the advice :D

    @FBW yeah maybe i'll try that :D

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  14. I'll watch out for this in Netflix!!! Good luck on your search, it may already be within your reach, you just aren't looking closely enough! Praying for you :)

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  15. Opportunities are fewer than job seekers but if you are determined to look for the right one on the right time... you will end up with the BEST position for you. just be patient and keep believing in yourself.

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  16. Great observation from the movie the LIFE OF PI. Love that movie so much, so many learning's.

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  17. Deep thinking... :) Life of Pi gave me the jitters after everything that was said and done.

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  18. I always believe that if it isn't meant for you, there's a better chance you land on a better position, in a right time. :)

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