Everyday hundreds ( if not thousands ) of young people all over the world knocking companies’ doors to get a job and only some of them succeed in their endeavor . For instance in Syria a manpower survey by Central Bureau of Statistics in 2012 shows that 85.1% are employed & 14.9% aren’t .
Furthermore , if we take a closer look at employed people , their daily life , the challenges they faced and the the goals they accomplished , will we consider them lucky , happy and successful ?
” I find myself obliged to search for a job to cover my study costs at the university ” said Ms. D a third year student at Tishreen university .
“After a year I have a different feeling towards my job , it isn’t an obligation anymore and I start to enjoy it . I’m working for NGO that assisting children with disabilities that was emotionally challenging for me and at the same time gives me the opportunity to help others , earn money and continue my study ” She concluded proudly .
In fact most of us dream about better life , independence , and success that could be achieved by certain job/career . We study and work hard motivated by our aspiration to reach our goals but while we are carrying on , do we really end up with what we planned for ?
” I wanted to become a lawyer , it was my passion in life ” after years of practicing his profession as a lawyer , Mr.A regretted his choice .
He worked hard for it but his dream collided with reality because the nature of this career was totally different from his expectations .
” life is unpredictable , isn’t it ? I’m not good at anything else , I’m imprisoned in my career like a criminal haha ”
For Mr. A his career lacks passion and enjoyment it is now just an income for his living expenses .
In contrary Ms. F , a fashion designer who works for a local company , has a different opinion and a totally different experience ” I enjoyed my work , it isn’t a job neither a career rather it’s my passion in life and people love it and pay to get some of my masterpieces ” said she .
It isn’t an easy task to achieve “Dream Job” and we should know that it will be full of challenges , obstacles and disappointments sometimes but it is all about how we turn the failure into a new opportunity and obstacle into challenge , it’s how we turn the usual into the unique and use the stone that stumbles us to build the steps of our way and move forward to the next level
In spite of all these challenges , by training , education , knowing our responsibilities , studying our choices carefully and loving what we are doing could make this task easier .
By Ghaythaa Deeb , Syria 27/3/2016 .