Giovanna Fontanilla (2nd left), director of the University of Santo Tomas Community Development Office, announces Pope Francis' activities when he visits the pontifical university during his trip to the Philippines in January. The Pope will meet with leaders of various religions and youth representatives. (MNS photo)

Giovanna Fontanilla (2nd left), director of the University of Santo Tomas Community Development Office, announces Pope Francis’ activities when he visits the pontifical university during his trip to the Philippines in January. The Pope will meet with leaders of various religions and youth representatives. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Don’t be choosy in job hunting. This was the advice of a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines official to this year’s graduates as they hunt for their first jobs.

“Don’t be choosy. Oftentimes, the job we wish to get is not easily available. Start from something so that at least you have a job. You will then notice that everything starts to fall into place until you get what you truly deserve. Remember: good things start from small beginnings,” CBCP Episcopal Commission on Public Affairs executive secretary Fr. Jerome Secillano said.

Secillano is also the head of Sampaloc’s Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Parish.

He also urged graduates to have ample patience and perseverance in finding the job they want.

Secillano also lamented many graduates gave up on their dreams and remain unemployed.

“More patience. Your aggressiveness to embark [on] and start your professional life will come in handy. But you will discover that landing a job may even be more difficult than passing your course. Be patient, don’t lose hope and just continue searching until the right and the best one comes along,” he said. (MNS)