It’s never too late

new-lifeOn that October 14th in Milan I was sitting on one of the couches in the hall of the hotel where the interviews for the CRP 2015 were about to be held. Around me were dozens of boys and girls wearing rigorous business outfits; on their faces – and on mine, too – elusive and frightened eyes. During the minutes before the call “everybody downstairs, it’s time to start!” I was playing one of my favorite sports, people watching. And watching – some of them fleetingly, and some thorougly – all the people that were sharing with me those nervous moments in that hall, a thought suddenly jumped into my mind: “Am I the eldest here???

Well, yes, when you are about to turn thirty, sometimes you feel too old to do certain things. And at the same tame you are thinking about that question, you quickly think of the past life and ask yourself “why didn’t I do that before? Maybe six or seven years ago…”

But let’s take this step-by-step…

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I’m dreaming (?) …

“Miss, your resume is good but do you have experiences abroad? Do you speak english language very well? What level do you have? Certifications?”

HR People asked me that a lot of times, during telephone interviews or face-to-face, or in web form to send my resume.

laureaYeah sure, I’ve a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and another one of specialization I will finished in February, 7 years working as shopassistant – hostess – educator – HRgeneralist – assistantstoremanager. But seems everybody always wants something you don’t have.. They want perfect english skills, a second language even, an excellent both professional and academic background, they want certifications, you’ve a lot of experiences and a strong personality when you’re 23 years old, 26, 28.

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