Having grown up orphaned and as an only child, Srey Nich doesn’t have a lot of people in her life that she can turn to for advice or professional guidance. This put her in a particularly difficult situation when she wanted to find her first part-time job to help advance her career. She was faced with a lot of uncertainty, as she was never taught how to write resumes or apply for jobs.
Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support was able to help the 20-year-old student through the entire process of finding a job. We assisted her in evaluating her professional ambitions, creating her first e-mail address, and writing her first resume.
Srey Nich is a second-year student at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh and has always had a passion for business and education. She is incredibly responsible and loves to tutor her peers when they struggle with coursework. She also enjoys improving her English skills and dreams of working for international organizations in the future.
Therefore, we thought it would be perfect for Srey Nich to apply for a position as Teaching Assistant at an international English school in Phnom Penh. In this position, she is responsible for young Cambodian students, helps foreign teachers with everyday tasks, and gains experience in the education field, while improving her management skills. We are happy to announce that we were able to assist Srey Nich in landing a position at a Canadian International School in Phnom Penh.
Read what Srey Nich would like to tell you about her experience below:
I would like to tell you about my new part-time job. I’m very happy that I have a job in my hand. I really love working at M-Tel International School. The way that I got this job is with Julian’s help. He helped me to find open job positions, write my CV and send out applications. After I was invited for the interview, he searched the location of the school on the map because I didn’t know how to do that. He sent me the address and he taught me how to introduce myself, speak and answer questions in the interview. He really prepared everything for me. First, I was very nervous. But after I found out, that I passed the interview, I was so happy.
I am learning a lot of things at my job. I assist the foreign teachers with everything, and I take care of the small children. I also help in the administration and the office. I think this job helps me to learn how to work with students, parents, teachers, and foreigners. I also improve my English skills every day and I learn a lot about organization and management.
I can work at M-Tel International School in the morning and take my university classes in the evening. This way I think I will get a lot of experience for my future.
All the best,
In addition to guiding Srey Nich through the process of finding her first job, CYS was also able to assist her in opening up her first bank account. We provided her with a professional wardrobe and continue to provide her with financial literacy training.