SEEKERS DIARY; 2ND QUARTER

 Last week, I began the Seekers Diary to document my travails/trials/triumphs of my job search. Join me for the 2nd quarter;


MAY- AUGUST

You know how it's a crime to put on weight (grow fat) if you owe people money..you can't dare do the same when you're job searching. Either people in your present abode will shift the blame for the rapid food decline in the fridge from the maid to you or a prospective employer will think you're a tad too comfortable and give the job to a thinner person who looks like they could use some money to buy food. My 2nd quarter began with a resolution of me trying to keep fit. It didn't last..so, let's move to the koko of the matter already!!!


The 2nd quarter was all about approaching things differently..carefully.

After weeks of searching for my marks, I finally found my Communication Skills missing marks. Beyond excitement. *whhop whhooop*
Then a lil birdie in the other department I had missing marks advised I seek out the lecturer and demand a CAT(continuous assessment test) to cover my missing grade.


 I didn't quite get to do the demanding bit- the lecturer in charge was an old guy, geriatric* with an almost arching back. I called him 'baba' as I explained my problem, he was touched. Gave me a
 test and a supervisor in tow. Dished out results within an hour.

Finally, MISSING MARKS found(scored perfect A's in  both). Re-applied for graduation. My head was safe from my mothers pot!

JUNE was here. *Yaaay* Birthday month(14th). I really needed a reason to celebrate by the 14th.Got a call from a Nigerian company about a research position.
Got yet another call from a jewelry client of mine. Hooked me up with an American professor who bought 95% of my jewelry.
*Village Ululations* There's money in the bank oo!Daisy and Edward throw me a surprise party!
Eish! Things are looking up, No?

Graduation slated for end month. Call from my university department 1day before release of graduation
list. Problem with 1 of my units.
What?????!!! Not again. So, apparently I was 1 unit short on account of a  core unit that was inculcated into curriculum when twas revised. How is that my **** problem????!!!!
Eh??!!!! Long/short of it..no graduation.

Worst of all..had to come back and sit a unit exam to cover it. I cut my head and sent it to my mothers along with a kilo of habanero chillies!

My head spurn for days on end after that piece of information.


Very disappointed.

I got myself together and registered for the fall semester of 2013 to come for the unit.
Life moved on.

Remember the doctor from 1st quarter? Gave me paid errands to run for him, research work etc for his firm. They were not many but they came through- somehow.

One late August day, I landed an opportunity on social media to attend a  leadership course in Nigeria. I needed the break more than the course. I  took it!


2nd Quarter Status;
Job status; Nil
Cash status; XXX
Dream status; Just a dream oo!

Look out for the 3rd  quarter of seekers diary next week:-)

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KAZINI DAILY: SEEKERS DIARY; 2ND QUARTER

Friday, 24 January 2014

SEEKERS DIARY; 2ND QUARTER

 Last week, I began the Seekers Diary to document my travails/trials/triumphs of my job search. Join me for the 2nd quarter;


MAY- AUGUST

You know how it's a crime to put on weight (grow fat) if you owe people money..you can't dare do the same when you're job searching. Either people in your present abode will shift the blame for the rapid food decline in the fridge from the maid to you or a prospective employer will think you're a tad too comfortable and give the job to a thinner person who looks like they could use some money to buy food. My 2nd quarter began with a resolution of me trying to keep fit. It didn't last..so, let's move to the koko of the matter already!!!


The 2nd quarter was all about approaching things differently..carefully.

After weeks of searching for my marks, I finally found my Communication Skills missing marks. Beyond excitement. *whhop whhooop*
Then a lil birdie in the other department I had missing marks advised I seek out the lecturer and demand a CAT(continuous assessment test) to cover my missing grade.


 I didn't quite get to do the demanding bit- the lecturer in charge was an old guy, geriatric* with an almost arching back. I called him 'baba' as I explained my problem, he was touched. Gave me a
 test and a supervisor in tow. Dished out results within an hour.

Finally, MISSING MARKS found(scored perfect A's in  both). Re-applied for graduation. My head was safe from my mothers pot!

JUNE was here. *Yaaay* Birthday month(14th). I really needed a reason to celebrate by the 14th.Got a call from a Nigerian company about a research position.
Got yet another call from a jewelry client of mine. Hooked me up with an American professor who bought 95% of my jewelry.
*Village Ululations* There's money in the bank oo!Daisy and Edward throw me a surprise party!
Eish! Things are looking up, No?

Graduation slated for end month. Call from my university department 1day before release of graduation
list. Problem with 1 of my units.
What?????!!! Not again. So, apparently I was 1 unit short on account of a  core unit that was inculcated into curriculum when twas revised. How is that my **** problem????!!!!
Eh??!!!! Long/short of it..no graduation.

Worst of all..had to come back and sit a unit exam to cover it. I cut my head and sent it to my mothers along with a kilo of habanero chillies!

My head spurn for days on end after that piece of information.


Very disappointed.

I got myself together and registered for the fall semester of 2013 to come for the unit.
Life moved on.

Remember the doctor from 1st quarter? Gave me paid errands to run for him, research work etc for his firm. They were not many but they came through- somehow.

One late August day, I landed an opportunity on social media to attend a  leadership course in Nigeria. I needed the break more than the course. I  took it!


2nd Quarter Status;
Job status; Nil
Cash status; XXX
Dream status; Just a dream oo!

Look out for the 3rd  quarter of seekers diary next week:-)

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13 Comments:

At 25 January 2014 at 09:34 , Blogger Catherine Nkeiruka said...

Have issues with ones academic results can be really frustrating and sometimes depressing... So good u were able to scale through it all.

 
At 27 January 2014 at 12:37 , Blogger Kevin Kigan said...

Hey...nice one. I have a feature about you on my blog, hope you get the time.

 
At 29 January 2014 at 15:29 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

Thanks Ken..very lovely post:-) I appreciate the review:)

 
At 29 January 2014 at 15:30 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

Thanks Kate..stay tuned for the third quarter:-)

 
At 29 January 2014 at 15:54 , Anonymous Debby Dyk said...

It seems like an interesting adventure to me oh! Lol
Looking out for part 3

 
At 29 January 2014 at 16:06 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

Lool..Debz..trust you to say that. Thanks for reading dear:-)

 
At 29 January 2014 at 17:09 , Blogger bUITI said...

My Kenyan blogger is also a good writter. i like this
www.fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

 
At 29 January 2014 at 17:18 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

Aaaww..thanks Buiti:)

 
At 29 January 2014 at 19:04 , Blogger Beauty said...

Very hilarious (I apologize) and heart felt post. I hope things get better in the third quarter.

 
At 31 January 2014 at 11:46 , Blogger Busola Coutts said...

Okay Roselyn, i really do sympathize with you on your job search but when you write it this way, OMG!! Girrl, you make it hard for me to keep a straight face. Every time i come here to read your posts, the first line alone cracks me up. You are so sweet and too funny and i always enjoy your posts. That said, i really wish you the best and hopefully soon, the story will be about your new job. I really give you a lot of credit for keeping a positive attitude and finding humor in everything. That is nice.

http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

 
At 8 February 2014 at 12:58 , Blogger Yuddy Ella said...

Rosie you are a good writer, thanks for visiting my blog
http://yuddyella.blogspot.com

 
At 18 February 2014 at 14:36 , Blogger Launna said...

Roselyn... wow... I wish you much success in the job front... very soon.

I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful comment on my blog lettersfromlaunna.blogspot.com

I was so incredibly touched... thank you again;-)

 
At 30 March 2014 at 09:28 , Blogger Twentie n Flirtie said...

This is really lovely, & ur writing is too gooD joor! Waiting for next quater.

testamentsofastylmaniac.blogspot.com

 

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