Been busy for the past few days. There are a lot of recruitment activities in my calendar. Work has replaced food trips and movie dates yet again.
Last Friday and Saturday, our company joined the Jobstreet Career Fair in SMX. There were almost 12,000 attendees on the 1st day. I guess around 8,000 on the second. It was exceptionally humid on the first day and my heart went out to the applicants who had to wait in line for a really loooooong time under the sun.
Inside SMX, I overheard this conversation:
Applicant 1: Gutom na gutom na ako. *eyeing the sausages at the foodstall nearby*
Applicant 2: May kanin ka ba diyan sa bag?
Applicant 1: Meron.
I really hope those 2 got hired that day. If only they had good comm skills, I would have ushered them to our booth.
PNoy passed by the job fair. I wish it made him realize that he should be doing something about the issues of unemployment and skills enhancement.
Here’s to hoping and wishing that there is indeed a better future for all of us.
listening to: Incubus – Tomorrow’s Food