Alyssa Beatriz Oyales-Baylon – Administrative Assistant
Living this wonderful life impacts me everyday with the line “Do what you gonna do like there’s no tomorrow.” This lifts me up and encourages me to appreciate everything while I still can.
After I graduated in college with a course of AB Mass Communication major in Advertising, Journalism, Radio and Television at Far Eastern University in Manila, I started to wonder what would my life be like after this unforgettable College experience. Would I apply my course knowledge to my first job? How would the work be related to my course? Where would I secure work? A huge flurry of thoughts raced through my mind every now – and then I was still also welcoming my “adult stage of life”. Even more thoughts and societal expectations hit me!
And then, my family came to the rescue… (they are my super human heroes!)…
In 2014, I applied to a whole range of companies, and got my first ever interview at ABS-CBN – one of the well-known TV channels here in the Philippines. I applied as a Assistant (in every work field)… and (this is where the twist to the story lies)…
My aunt secured me a nice deal to go and work with her in the United Arab Emirates (UAE, Dubai). Problem solved by my super human heroes!
I flew straight to Dubai in September 2014 – to begin my first 2 months staying there. I already had a ton of interview and a job offer. So damn good! I was really overwhelmed and excited about what my life would be when I started work and began planning my future of staying in a different country for an extended period of time. The questions kicked in: Was I ready for the ‘real life’? Was I ready to challenge myself? To be on my own? To pay bills on my own? To prepare food on my own? To buy clothes on my own? And the resounding answer was: Yes! I am ready! Indeed!
I stayed in UAE for about 4 years and landed my 1st job as an Executive Assistant in a IT company – which is the Kasperksy. My second job was as a Data Entry Clerk in a Free Zone government named DMCC (Dubai Multi-Commodities Center). Sound like fun? Sound easy? Yes… to a degree. But I really did challenge myself, because I wanted this experience. I always want to be my best version of myself.
And I didn’t disappoint myself. I’ve learned a lot of things… I learned about the culture in UAE. I learned to appreciate everything! I learned about doing the right things with my money and only spending what is necessary – and not always on what is wanted!
This story of my teenage life and discovering myself put me in an awe of life itself. I discovered that I can do things on my own, and that I am capable of helping others too.
Now you’ve read some of my life story – and I hope to share more with you in the near future! When you are in need of assistance, I can be a friend, sister, and the best, most reliable assistant to you. And I know this not just because I’ve worked outside of my country, but because I know that I am well experienced and can manage to socialise with different nationalities, and have the flexibility to adapt to achieve the things that need to be done.
My name is Alyssa Oyales… and I hope to serve you soon. 🙂
For a copy of Alyssa’s resume please click here.