After settling in Fairfax County of Virginia, my first priority was to get a job. By the time I was settling in Fairfax, my savings had almost run out, and I had to get a job urgently. Otherwise I would start starving in no time. It is against that background, then, that I found myself joining the ranks of jobseekers in Fairfax. As a jobseeker in this part of America, I had several interesting experiences, which I will be sharing with you today.
One of the experiences that stand out for me was the one where I went for an interview at a supermarket, and ended up experiencing human meanness at its worst. The recruiters already had a list of people they wanted to hire, but they proceeded to subject us to a pointless interview, just because they knew that we were desperate for jobs.
Another experience that stands out for me was the one where I attended a security guards recruitment fair, and got a chance to see just how bad the unemployment situation is in certain segments of the society. I came across folks with masters degree seeking to work as security guards, out of desperation.
Yet another experience that stands out of me was the one where I attempted to get a job at a construction site, and came face to face with the cartels that control the construction industry.
I am happy to announce that I finally managed to get a decent job, after a six month search. This is how the job came about. At some point in my job search, I went to the Sbcglobal.net sign up page, and proceeded to sign up for a SBCglobal email address. And using the email address that I subsequently obtained, I went on to sign up for an account on a job listings site. Someone then came across my resume on that job listings site, and proceeded to invite me for an interview: which is how I ended up getting the job I am current holding.