I got my first few ‘real’ tasks today. Basically some interview confirmation calls, then had to follow up with the manager and interviewer. The thing which struck me was, that there were different little specific steps and procedures which I had to follow to complete a so called simple task. Tried my best to be organized by putting everything unto record (the procedures and templates etc). Jasdeep , again, helped me a lot in familiarizing me with the routine. The phone call to the interviewee was a bit weird. It was my first time to make such a call. I maybe talkative with friends but when handling a task like this, I can’t simple blurt out anything or speak very frankly. But of course, I should not talk in a too formal a tone. I guess it takes practice ! (what else could it be).
Lunch time..another task ! Some stuff to do with recruitment. Also interesting. And later on, a briefing with the department manager. I would call it a lecture rather than a briefing. Many topics were covered quickly. In length and also depth. Some were revision of what I learnt in personnel psychology, and organizational psychology. The overview given on HR (Human resource) was very interesting and I am really glad that none of what were presented to me and Jasdeep was totally new. Some additional and new stuff yes, but wasn’t hard for me to understand. Labour act/Employment Act are pretty interesting stuff to me. I got the Employment Act book. An interesting read awaits. My manager also mentioned about Industrial Relation. Another interesting topic ! Warrghh… my job becomes more and more complicated everyday as there are so many things which I must know what and how to do it. And there is certainly plenty I need to know, learn, read and study. Seeking knowledge is like an endless journey. It gives you the content to fill the empty spaces in your mind and soul with.
Like you, I have some weaknesses. One of them is talking confidently. Maybe with the things I am familiar with I can talk smoothly.. i.e. : about sports, training and such..! but with HR even though I am interested in the field, that ability to speak well in front of an audience or a stranger IN a professional setting it not secondary to me. I still need to learn and practice this.
I have yet to renew/refresh my office wardrobe. I hope I can do it soonest. I think I’ll hit the sack now. Hoping for an early day tomorrow.
To those of you who are about to start work, take 1 day at a time and learn how to be organized in your work and dealings. Love your job (as much as you can) and balance it with your life. That if achieved, will give you that balanced career, God willing. I am at the earliest point of this long path ahead of me. I do not want to rush but I know there are so many things I should be learning in such a short time. My dad reminded me yesterday I should portray a pleasant character, and show that I am hardworking at work (and off work too of course). I will do my best.
Love life, Love yourself love your loved ones. Nothing means a lot to me than the meaningful people in my life. Life is short. So make the best out of it. I keep on telling myself reserve no place for hatred in my heart. Not even a micro bacteria length bit. Julie, do your best.. and be strong girl…
I thought I looked good in this photo.. but I am not sure of keeping long hair for work.. to messy and consumes a lot of time and effort to keep it looking good !!!