I have passed on a few copies of my CVs and most times am almost certain that I will never get a reply from that human Resource manager or the person I have given it to. Other times I know I will get a callback and an instant when can you start work. It’s mainly due to intuition. You meet the company manager and they tell you to see the Human Resource manager or Departmental head and within the 5 seconds of meeting this person, You know right away that it works for both of you. Guess where my latest CV ended up? Most probably the kitchen trash can. Why? I got unexpected feedback following these events.
Sanju, my upstairs neighbour knows I have been looking for employment for three months. He has been sympathetic to my cause and brought me food at times. I have declined so many times but he never takes no for an answer. Yesterday he told me he knows someone, Johnson was the name and he had a company where I could work for 3 hours with a good pay. “Why not take it for a start and as you wait for your next destination,” he said. You see I don’t want to be one of the people who gave up on their dreams. While I wait for the world to tap me on the shoulder, I will accept what the universe gives me.
You see I don’t want to be one of the people who gave up on their dreams. I am taking a break from something I would like to do and travelled to another country. If you read my first blog you will understand how everything led to here. While I wait for the world to tap me on my shoulder, I will connect with the universe and seek guidance.
I called Johnson immediately and he accepted to meet me after mentioning who referred me to him. The CV was dropped off in person and we chatted for 5-minutes. I left with him promising to give me feedback on the well-written CV the following day. Next day came at the stroke of midnight.
‘Are you busy right now,’ Johnson asked.
‘No Sir, I was entering my bed,’ I replied.
‘I have been going through your CV and I realised you did not indicate your marital status and whether you had children,’ he lamented.
At this point, I try to explain that it was an oversight that was supposed to be filled in at the next meeting. He indicates that it is important that I come to his place right away to fill in other details that might be lacking in the CV I provided. I plead with him that it is late and promise to be at his place in the morning but he is not listening. Meanwhile, it has not hit my sleepy head that what is happening is not normal future employer-employee conversation. It’s only when he throws in a boom that my eyes and ears wake up.
‘Take a taxi to my home address that I am going to avail you. I will foot the bill. You are going to spend a night with me so that I can assess your CV,’ Johnson continued. I kept listening to all this on the phone and realised that so many girls fall for this. Am sure those CVs that are checked in the employer’s bed get automatic employment. Things we do to get the juiciest positions in any company. Credit to all the women who make it all the way without the employer’s beds. Some immigrants here are doing it and do not care if anybody knows about it. Back to the issue of my CV, where do you think it ended up that night?