Written by Jean Junneth Rubios
I have plans for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
This is what I have been holding on to during the days that I keep on having nothing but rejections from the airlines that I have applied at. Six rejections to be exact. I was about to give up but God keeps on reminding me of the plans that He had promised so I continued dreaming. One day, this open day hiring came and of all the applications I had, this is the one where I didn't feel any pressure of getting in.
I just wanted to experience the hiring process of an international airline just so that I would be more prepared next time but nevertheless, I guess things do happen in the most unexpected time.
During the day of Curriculum Vitae drop, I did not receive any small paper inviting me for the assessment day. They just told us that we will be contacted if we made it. I and my friend went home still hoping for that message from Qatar Airways until I finally got their text message and email around 3pm that day. It was the invitation for the assessment day! My heart was pumping out loud!
This was where it all started.
Out of the 800+ applicants that day, I was one of those who finally passed all the stages and now, have earned my wings with bonus recognition. I did not even have that confidence because of the repeated rejections that I had from other airlines but little did I know that God has destined me for this one. I don't know how I made it but one thing is for sure, the Lord is with me every step of the way.
To my family who has always been there to cheer me up, to support and encourage me. You guys even wake up early to accompany me whenever I have to attend an event hiring, traveling longs hours to get to the venue and going home with the rejection paper on my hand. THANK YOU! You are the reason why I had the courage to get up and try again. WE FINALLY MADE IT!
To the Almighty God, thank you for not allowing me to pass in my previous applications, now I understand why. It is worth all the rejection and worth the wait! Thank you for being my strength and wisdom. Without You Lord, I would have given up. Indeed, with God nothing is impossible!
To all the aspiring FA applicants out there, never ever give up. Keep on dreaming because God is working on your journey. Try lang ng try. Kahit paulit ulit na mareject sa ibang airlines, have guts to apply and apply in others. The world, the reality, and your failures may put you down but always keep that dream burning in your heart. Fear and Faith cannot be in your heart both at the same. Choose to have the faith! It will keep you going. Our God will definitely give the destined place for you in the most perfect time. The best is yet to come!
As mentioned in a popular Facebook post, "Be the 'Magaapply ulit ako, pipila ulit ako, paghahandaan ko ulit to' in this world full of 'Rejected na naman, Madaming mas Qualified, Ayoko na, Suko Na"'.
No dream is too big. Beacause with hardwork and big faith those dreams do come true.