Ever since I was in law school it is a dream to work with the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
Sometime in July 2011, I decided to submit a job application at the OSG hoping that I will get through despite the “alleged” politics in the selection process. A few months after, or on September 2011, I received a call from the OSG Human Resource Department informing me that I was short listed and invited me for an examination. It was not an ordinary exam. It was an actual case pending before the Supreme Court and I was required to make my on Memorandum. I admit, it was not easy. The candidates were given the whole day to make the Memorandum. I had a difficult time doing my research at the OSG library and the internet connection was slow and intermittent. At the end of the day, I knew failed to make a good argument in my Memorandum. But still, I was still hoping that they will find something in my Memorandum that would be worthy for a panel interview with the Assistant Solicitor Generals. Year 2011 passed, and I haven’t heard anything from the OSG.
When I almost lost hope, sometime on January 27, 2012, HR called me again and informed me that I’am included in the shortlisted applicants to undergo the panel interview on February 2, 2012.