Struggle for my first job.. NULL

This was the time when last 2 months left for my final semester of MBA but due to the recession time there was not much campus recruitment. I got the job but that was for different city so was unable to go there. Hence, I decided to search job in same city where I used to live. First I randomly sent my resume to different companies via job portal. I waited for some time but had no success. Then I decided to go step by step. I listed down all relevant companies in my city and every day I shared my resume with 20 companies at least, they were approximately 200 companies. Again I hardly got any interview call from any of the company. I really didn't know what was wrong and why I am not getting any call.
My frustration level was also increasing day by day. Then I started calling my friends and relatives if they know somebody in any company so that I can get some opportunity but again no help. With all these struggling time, those two months also passed and had to leave my hostel. Now the bigger problem came as I had no job, no money and don’t even know where to go. By god grace, one of my aunt lives there in same city. I asked her if I can stay with them till the time I get any job, finally I shifted with them. But the challenge was, I had no internet connection to resume my job search also had no money to take any new connection. Then I got one idea, my collage id was still working so I decided to go to my college to use internet. Every morning I used to take bus to reach my college, I sit on my canteen to use wifi connection. Entire day I spend in job search and applying to different companies then come back home by 7 in the evening. This was my routine for another 20 days. My frustration level went on peak as still no success. After that I started targeting even smaller companies from wherever I get calls. I used to go there to give interview in order to make myself ready and competent enough for any future opportunity.
Finally 1 month passed without any success. I think no company left in that city where I didn't applied. I also stopped talking to my friends and relatives in those times not because I don’t want to talk but it makes me feel so embarrassing whenever they ask about my job yet I was connected with few of those people who understand my situation and who has faith on me. Even with all these frustration I was not ready to give up, then another idea strikes on my mind. I started using social network site for my job search. I created my small message including my profile details and started sending to random people considering if that person is working in some company or if they can help. Still remember, I sent my message to more than 100 people in a week. Out of those, I got reply from approx 50-60 people who asked me to send my resume to their email id. After I shared my resume to those people, I got reply from approx 20 people that they have received my resume and shared in their company. Finally I got call from 6-7 company for interview. Still remember, out of those 6-7 calls, I gave 3-4 interviews while commuting in bus crowd. When I haven’t heard back from any of the company for next 1 week, I decided to go back to my hometown as this was the last step I could have taken for my search. My frustration level was at extreme but still I didn't lose any hope so I decided to take a break for few weeks to relax then will go to different city for my search. With this thought I booked my ticket to go home. It was the day when I had to leave for my home. The moment I entered in train, I got a call from one of the company I gave interview to confirm that I selected and they want me to join from next week.
My god, I just filled with tears at that moment. I immediately said thanks to god who gave me that strength to have patience and persistence with my struggle in those months and especially with my attitude while my wait for this success and how finally I achieved success.
Obstacles, problems and frustrations are meant to come in a way of success and they only indicate that you are trying. So never give up and have patience, you are no far with the success.

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