If there is one thing that I learned in my entrepreneurship journey is that you must take risks and be flexible in whatever life has to offer you. I have been an entrepreneur all my life that grew 2 businesses. This is the only thing I knew how to do, aside from the few months of job experiences I had here and there. I am my own boss and that is what I have always wanted it to be.
In this journey, the unimaginable happened and I just do not know where I was going after. I had to move forward and jumpstart a new life. A new career that would not only help me grow as a person, but will let me pursue my passion, and be the person I need to be – a mother. I am not my own boss anymore, but I can still manage my own time. I graduated BA Entrepreneurship but I still had to learn things like e-commerce, quick books, and digital marketing, which were not available yet before. You see, we never stop learning and we must keep on learning and keep up with the progressive world we live in. My whole life, I never wanted not to be my own boss, but I had to be flexible, and accept the fact that I need to do so to be able to provide for our needs and most especially, my wants. It is something I need to embrace and welcome wholeheartedly in my life. I may not be managing my own business now (as it has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic), but I am still co-managing one as if it is my own, with my little team and I think that is my purpose for now.
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JobStreet makes job hunting way easier for many years now. Naalala ko dati some of my kakilala will go to jobfairs pa. Isn’t it nice na people can find jobs online.
I enjoyed reading your career story. It is true that it takes time and effort to discover the career that is fulfilling for us or #JobsThatMatter.
Anyway, just to share, I am working now as a Business Analyst in a financial research and data analytics company for 8 years already and so far, I love my job. Jobstreet paved the way for me land in this company so I think that is how impactful Jobstreet is to many of us.
It is a cutthroat competition out there and it really takes time to find ine’s dream job
There are indeed a lot of opportunities online and I proudly say I enjoy these opportunities. I’ve never been the type that works for a physical office because I was a musician for most of my life. When we decided to raise a family, we decided to try other means. My husband loves his work and he still gets to do music and all that, while I have been blessed to be in a company that helps provide for our family and does not eat into my family’s precious hours. And yes, I work online, too. Been with this company for 10 years, though not through jobstreet. Just through referral by another friend.
Jobstreet has helped me so much during my working years. I did get 3 jobs from my application in that platform. I am happy that they continue to grow and expand over the years and continue to help many job seekers.