My Saudia Application

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday (Jan. 15, 2010) – My friend (Melissa) told me that the Saudia employer is already here in Manila, and will now interview those applicants interviewed by the First Champion agency. And then a friend of mine (Marie), called the agency if we could pass our resume the following day (Saturday)..

Saturday (Jan. 16, 2010) – Woke up early and headed to Manila to submit my resume. Lucky us, (Marie and I), because we were allowed to join those applicants who were scheduled that day for their first interview with the Saudia representative (Mr. Mohamed Latheef).

When it was my turn for the interview (I’m no. 11), here it goes… He took my height, and then asked for my weight. Asked regarding my current work, and describe the function/s of my work. Ha asked me to write two sentences regarding my current job, and read it to him loud and clear. (Others were asked to compute in a piece of paper).. And then took a picture of me using his digicam (one pic sitting in a chair and the other pic standing).. Afterwards, he told me to that the result will come to me soon. I guess the interview took only 5-10 minutes. And that’s it. I’m done..

Monday (January 18, 2010) - Hoping and praying to receive a notification from the agency... Travel time to Cagayan for work related one week schedule.

Tuesday (Jan 19, 2010) – Around 2PM, while I was covering in one of the laboratories at Sta. Ana Cagayan, I luckily received a text message coming from Ms. Jaja of First Champion. And here’s the actual text…

After reading the message, I was shocked and then called Ms. Jaja right away to explain to her that I can’t report tomorrow to see Mr. Latheef because I’m in Cagayan which we know that’s so, so far away from Manila. I asked her ‘til when is Mr. Latheef here in Manila, and Ms. Jaja told me that Friday (Jan22, 2010) is his flight. So I told Ms. Jaja then, that I’ll text her right away if I can come back to Manila to attend and see Mr. Latheef the next day.

After talking to Ms. Jaja on the phone, what I did was, I hurriedly cancelled all my appointments (lecture presentations) for the next day, and informed the 2 laboratories that I have to come back to Pampanga due to an emergency at home. And rescheduled my lecture presentations to them on Friday (Jan 22, 2010). I really promised to them that I’ll be back on Friday. Luckily, they all agreed.

So that Tuesday night, I travelled all the way from Cagayan to meet Mr. Latheef the next day. Oh by the way, Cagayan to Manila is a 12 hrs travel by land. But I made it for just 10 hrs drive. I reached Manila at around 5:30AM. No sleep at all. I stayed at my younger sister’s bf’s house where I took a bath after I had coffee and a 1 hour break, and then prepared and psyched myself in meeting Mr. Latheef for the second time.

Wednesday (Jan 20, 2010) – Around 11:30AM (I’m no. 4).. My turn came. He again measured my height, because there was some changes with their height measurement.. It was increased to 1-2cms higher I think because my previous height differs from my height the second time he measured it.. Then checked my face, legs, feet, smile and teeth. This time around I’m really, really so nervous that my redness appeared in the neck/near my chest area where he noticed it. I told him that it’s because I’m really just so nervous that time that’s why the redness appeared. He told me that I shouldn’t be nervous because I’m one of the selected ladies who will meet the Saudia delegate soon. He graded me and put an “A” on my record list. He told me he has chosen 21 ladies already and he still needs 4 ladies to go before he leaves the Philippines. And that’s it, I'm done.

I’m happy to hear the news from him that time, and I’m really very glad that all my efforts of going to Manila from Cagayan paid off and was all worth it… Lucky me i guess! And God is really so GOOD! =) I am now really hoping that I really, truly passed, and be one of the lucky ladies who will be selected again by the Saudia delegate on April/May.. Pray for me sisses.. please??? =)


Mariel said...

Sis, I just read this post.. I'm so happy for you! I know you can do this. I won't forget to pray for you, sis. :)

sheyie said...

hello sis.. :) thanks ha, keep on praying for me kc di pa naman 100% sure.. still hopeful na true nga mga sinabe ni Mr. Latheef sakin the last time.. didn't u try sis?.. :)

Mariel said...

Nope. I didn't try. Requirement ata nila may 2 years job experience (if I'm not mistaken). 10 months pa lang experience ko eh.. Sure, I'll keep on praying for you. God bless! :)