I’m a graduate from one of the most prestigious institutions of Pakistan and as I was graduating I landed a job through my campus recruitment drives as a trainee engineer in one of the top-notch companies of Pakistan. Life was good people were impressed, jealous and envious all at the same time; I didn’t care about any of this and just focused on giving my best.
Time passed and my training came to an end upon which I was told that I couldn’t continue with the organization as the department was over hired. Satisfied with the fact that I had a respectable degree from one of the best institutions combined with this training experience I would land a job soon but boy was I naïve.
I started applying here and there, everywhere hoping to hear back and waited for days, but no reply. Parents, relatives, friends all started to ask questions and showed pity. The whole family started freaking out and kept pressuring me to ask people to do something for me without realizing the effect it would have on my consciousness or my ego. Still, susceptible to their wishes I forwarded my résumé wherever and whoever they asked me to send it to. My career aspirations, my interests, my love was of no value now only one thing mattered – GET A JOB!