(second step towards the dream)

I'm done with my first step towards my JAPANESE DREAM which you can read HERE. So now, I AM READY to take yet ANOTHER STEP forward to make this dream possible -

Yes, you have read that right.  I figuratively have to sell my self, through a well composed resume that is, in order for me to nail my dream job. . . 

Most often than not, newly graduates refer this stage as 'job hunting' but I think otherwise. why would I 'hunt' or search for that job when there are heaps of employment advertisements available almost everywhere? Don't get me wrong but there are many jobs out there, the key is not to be selective if your reason to have a job is merely to earn (minus the satisfaction).  On the other hand, young professionals search for a certain job since they want to enjoy  the soon-to-be-mundane-life  of being in the work force while earning a large sum of moolah.

This is my stand, don't 'hunt' for 'the job' because we'll scare it away just like what happens to a deer when hunters prey on it. Figuratively speaking, if we're chasing it, the more it wanders away so why don't we attack the other way around? actively waiting for it to come our way - take note, ACTIVELY waiting since we will never get something done if we just wait. Same thing in 'chasing the dream'; why would we 'chase' it if our dreams are just right in front of us? We just have to do something in order to achieve it - ATTRACT!

Going back, 'selling myself' or rather promoting/marketing myself to potential employers is my way in securing my dream job. yes, I did pick out this particular job since I am aiming to live my life doing a job I love, regardless of how much I would earn. Here comes my passion. . .

Teaching has always been my passion ever since I was still a little girl and I used to imagine myself being a teacher back then. I can clearly remember playing the role of a teacher with my cousins and friends while doing things like explaining a lesson in front or checking test papers and giving quizzes. I always thought this is a cool job; a job that is deemed really amazing and satisfying. I am very much aware of the reality that this kind of profession demands a lot of time, energy, patience, and resourcefulness to name just a few nonetheless, I still stand firmly on my belief that being a teacher is indeed fulfilling.

A teacher acts as an aide for the parents in moulding their children and guiding them to the right path. Helping the students realize their dreams and motivating them to reach for these goals no matter what comes their way are also a teacher’s responsibility. Knowing that I can someday touch and change someone else’s life is indeed overwhelming. Until now, this passion has never ceased and has continued to fire up like forever.

Now ask me why I took up Bachelor of Arts in Communication and not Bachelor of Science in Education in the first place (this being a sure-fire way on landing a teaching job) and my answer to that is very simple - I want to teach what I love to do. Yes, teaching is my passion while mass communication is my interest and I believe that I can be an effective and efficient teacher when I am teaching what I enjoy doing.

Setting aside my interest in mass communications, I am opting for an ASSISTANT LANGUAGE TEACHER (ALT) position in JAPAN. From the word itself, an assistant language teacher or ALT serves as a support and helper to Japanese Teachers of English or JTEs. The job of an ALT is not far different from those licensed teachers; they go to school to work for approximately nine hours and render some overtime if necessary, they can devise their own lesson plans and even teach a class on their own with the presence of a JTE, participate in local activities and English camps to name just a few.

In order for me to ensure this job, I have to really prepare myself and make the employers want me. I already have submitted my resume to Interac and Chesham (direct contact of the company here in the Philippines).

Now, it's just a matter of having a shatter-proof belief and self-confidence, attracting this job, and praying that the employers will find me as an asset to their company despite my lack of teaching experience. I know, I believe and I can feel it more than a hundred percent that THIS IS THE JOB FOR ME!

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