We recently talked with Ronnil Ravina, a Senior Nurse working at Samsung C&T Corporation based in Qatar about his experience as an Overseas Filipino Worker as well as how his experience was verifying with TrueProfile.io.
Please tell us about yourself. Who is Ronnil Ravina?
I was born in Masara Maco Compostela Valley Province where my father worked as a miner. I’ve got a beautiful wife, and a cute baby boy named Champ. I love interacting with people from different walks of life.
What made you decide to go abroad?
I wanted to hone my skills and to further my career. I believe that having an international working experience and being multi-lingual will give you an edge over others. You will also have a chance to understand different cultures, traditions, and languages as well. Aside from that, the pay is way better compared to being employed back home.
Please tell us about your life as an OFW.
I have been an OFW for 7 years now, and it’s really tough. It’s not an easy job. You have to learn to adjust and live with different kinds of people.
You have to live with the fact that you are away from your loved ones. There are times when you will pause and think about your child growing up without his father. The times that he needs me and I’m not there to keep him company. There’s no turning back, though. I need to control those thoughts and get a hold of my emotions because I know that my sacrifice will have a big impact on the future of my family.
I just hope that when he grows up, he will understand what I gave up for him and why I was not around.
What are your tips for others who also want to go abroad?
- Process all the necessary documents for abroad and it is better if you have them verified ahead of time.
- Do research ahead of time about the country that you are planning to work for.
- Embrace the local culture.
- Learn about the local law and you have to follow it.
- Always save money once you’ve got the job.
If you had to do it all over again, would you go back abroad?
Definitely! Working abroad means I’m going on the right track and I’m on the path to a greener pasture.
As an OFW, how has TrueProfile.io assisted you?
I needed to verify my documents in order to get a Nursing License in Qatar. Searching the internet led me to the TrueProfile.io Facebook page and I fired off a random inquiry regarding their product/service. I got an answer within a couple of hours from one of the staff. I was reassured with their prompt response that I immediately uploaded my documents and paid for the verification.
TrueProfile.io did a very good job! The processing and verification of my documents took only about two weeks for the verification and mailing of my certificate.
Would you recommend TrueProfile.io to other aspiring OFWs?
Absolutely! I was so satisfied by the swift processing and verification of my document by TrueProfile.io that it prompted me to endorse it to the other nurses and professionals I know.