Last month, I applied to a vacant position in one of the Philippine government agencies. Exactly a month thereafter, I got invited for a competency written exam to which I attended the other day.
Beforehand, I studied so hard to prepare myself for the said competency assessment. I’ve been reading so many articles about the hiring agency’s mission, vision, and core values and actually anything under the sun including some sample exams I found in the internet which accordingly are commonly given by various government offices to its job applicants. I also tried to search for issues confronting the said agency both current and past. I familiarized myself with the way interview questions are being asked and even tried to learn different ways on how to attack them as well as searching for the best answers to some job application related questions.
To my surprise the exam consisted only of three essay questions on certain leadership skills which questions were going to be answered for two hours and with minimum of two hundred words answers per question. I thanked God I was done on time however I was not able to double-check anymore whether all my answers to those three questions reached two hundred words each but I am hoping they did. All I’m sure of is that, I was able to apply some of the learning I read relative to the issues that were fortunately raised during the exam. Minutes before I left the exam venue, I had asked the HR representative when will I be able to receive a notice about the result and she said, hopefully before this month ends. I expressed thanks to her and finally left with the hope that I can hear from them soon whether I am qualified to go back to their agency for further application stages and hoping eventually I will be hired.
I want to move on. I’ve been bothered in my current job especially during office hours by so much thinking, reading, reviewing and sometimes even memorizing some not so common terminologies in preparation of the said exam and in anticipation perhaps of the interview invitation thereafter.
At the end of the day, just like what I always say, if such job is really for me, then it’s for me and if it’s not, then it’s not but what matters so as not to regret and blame myself, is that I did my best. After all, God decides on whether or not we will be the right person for a particular thing although I’ve been praying a lot for this and been hoping that I will get it.