You Light Up My Light ยฆ Angeline Quinto

My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action.

Og Mandino

Shortly after I finished college, I got one of the biggest shocks of my life. I was young and ambitious with high expectations – wanted to secure a job right away – and what  happened? First, I applied for a job in sales in a multi-national company, Carnation Philippines, but I failed. I kept on trying. Again, I was down in my second attempt at Procter & Gamble. On the third, I hit the  mark ‘bulls eye’. The door of opportunity was opened to me by Rorer Philippines, an American Pharmaceuticticals company, the makers of the world’s leading antacid brand – Maalox.

My job search journey might have been different if I hadn’t gone to the hiring managers and asked them why I wasn’t qualified.

In fact, I wouldn’t have the rare privilege of writing this experience if I hadn’t asked them both that question.

Both of them said they didn’t hire me because I lacked enthusiasm, a very important quality one must have in sales career.

Well, that was the last thing I expected a hiring manager to say because I took actions to improve my weakness to prepare for the next round of engagement. And I did it better. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Here's what I learned from my story. Action is needed to succeed. 

๐Ÿ’กOne needs hardship. The more hardships and setbacks we experience, the more supportive conditions we will have.

๐Ÿ’กOne needs sacrifice and be dedicated. The more committed and willing to learn, the greater our potential in breaking our limits.

๐Ÿ’กWhen frustrated take action to work harder.



Philippines | Malaysia

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