Monday, April 30, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Known as Programmers' Creative and Innovative Camp, it's a weekend of brainstorming among the Incovar Dhamma Camp team and also with our Excos, advisors and past committees. the main contributions of zany ideas and creativity are thrown in and then shaped into what participants will get from the camp itself.
Some elements of PCIC....
Junkies! from M&M, Cheezels, Mamee and Twisties
But Most Of All.......
Someone : hmm...SHOWER OF PETALS??....What event is that har??
Hsien Ming : oh it is a buddhist concert lo.
Another-one : WAHH!! ANOTHER BUDDHIST CONCERT?!!? COOL LAR!! WHO ORGANIZE WAN LEH?? WHERE AND WHEN AR??
Hsien Ming : ermm...itz on april 28th(saturday) 6.00pm...this concert is organize by Mahindarama Buddhist Temple Penang
Anyone : Oh...But where lar?
Hsien Ming : Ohh...pai sei pai sei...itz at Masyarakat Penyayanga.k.a Caring Society in Penang..
Thisone : Oh...but i am not from penang leh...i donno exactly wherez the place leh...then this concert...nice wan ar??...what kinda concert is it??
Hsien Ming : Haiyo,then what is the purpose of me calling myself a Penang Kia?? Of coz i will try to arrange transport or show you the direction lo...personal arrangement like accomodation and even a trip around penang with the penang kia's can be even be provided forthe first 10ppl (this due to the limited transport we have of coz) who count themselves in and make arrangement with me...the performance for the concert is basically some hymns by our local artist(GUARANTEE SOME NEW HYMNS WHICH NONE OF YOU HAVE LISTEN BEFORE!!) dance and sketch...
That-one : Wah cool lar you!!...but then hor...how much is theconcert leh??
Hsien Ming : Aiyo,why wory about the price...let me belanja you foryour effort to come all the way to penang to give Mahindarama support lo...
No-one : Serious?? Then count me in!!
Hsien Ming : nah the entrance is free actually...charity mah...but the tickets must book in advance due to limited place in the hall mah...just confirm with me your attendance ASAP and i will book your tickets for you...
Donno-which-one : Ohh soo good ar you??....so leng zhai,what is your contact ar??
Hsien Ming : ooh...you can either call me at 012-5734225 or e-mailme at firstname.lastname@example.org or msn me at email@example.com but do get back to me latest by 17th april plz...
Everyone : Yeah sure sure...no prob...thanks for inviting...
Hsien Ming : no prob...will see you then...
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful.
Conduct Basic Interview Research
Find out as much as you can about the interview. Call the person who scheduled your appointment and ask:
- Who will you be talking to? Will you meet the manager you'd work for, or will you just talk to HR? What are the interviewer's expectations?
- What's the dress code? Dress better than suggested. Most times, it's best for men to wear a suit and women to wear a professional business outfit. You'd be amazed how many candidates show up looking like they're going to class, not presenting a professional demeanor.
- Get directions to the office. Plan to leave early. Keep a phone number to call if you get stuck on the bus or in traffic. If you arrive late and stressed, the interview will not go well.
If you don't have a detailed job description, ask for one.
Learn About the Company Online
Do some fast Web research, which will give you something to talk about in addition to the job description. Go to the employer's Web site, or search the Web for information such as:
- How big is the company in terms of annual sales or employees?
- What does the company say about its products or services?
- What recent news (such as a new product, a press release, an interview with the CEO) can you discuss?
- If the company is public, the boilerplate at the bottom of its press releases will tell you a lot.
Think of Some Stories
Write down and memorize three achievement stories. Tell about times you've really felt proud of an achievement at work or school. These stories demonstrate all those hard-to-measure qualities like judgment, initiative, teamwork or leadership. Wherever possible, quantify what you've done, e.g., "increased sales by 20 percent," "cut customer call waiting time in half," "streamlined delivery so that most customers had their job done in two days."
By the way, nonwork achievement stories are good too; if you volunteer for the local food pantry, write down a time you overcame a big challenge or a crisis there.
Achievement stories make you memorable, which is what you want. There's an exercise in Monster Careers: Interviewing called "Mastering the Freestyle Interview," which helps you develop these stories into compelling sales points.
Pick Your Outfit, and Go to Bed Early
Lay out your interview outfit the night before, get a good night's rest, and always get an early start. The last thing you want is to arrive at the interview flustered and panicked because you couldn't find a parking spot.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
You are about to start searching for a job, and you're wondering how to write that killer resume?Before that, do you know what type of career are you looking for? Are you right for THE job? Employers use these types of tests to assess your suitability to the job for which you are applying, maybe you should have a look at these links..
- Aptitude tests - Assess your numerical, verbal and logical reasoning abilities.
- Personality assessments - Assess your motivation, interests and values, as well as your behaviour and attitudes.
- Career development self-assessment tools - Assess your personal attributes and abilities to identify jobs that might suit you.