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Marhaban Kareem

June 18, 2015
May Allah grant us Jannah. Have a blessed Ramadhan Kareem my Muslim brothers and sisters :*

May Allah grant us Jannah. Have a blessed Ramadhan Kareem my Muslim brothers and sisters :*

I have a CV. Do you have a vacancy?

May 28, 2015

Disclaimer: This is a personal view and does not reflect my current or past employer’s view.

This post is dedicated to jobseekers out there. Please do listen (or read this) very carefully

I am ready to twist somebody’s arm and now am compel to blog about this.

This is just an after-thought after seeing so many CVs and resumes as well as applications for the vacant positions within my organisation.

Rules of thumbs (in no particular order):

  1. Please, please, please. Read every word in the advert. Literally!
  2. Know yourself. Meaning, know your level (academic and work experience-wise) and do not demand.
  3. Know the company. One candidate asked me in turn on what the company does. I felt I was the one being interviewed *sniff*sniff
  4. Understand the position and requirements needed for the position.
  5. Understand catchy words like “desirable”, “essentials”, “a must” and other enticing phrases.
  6. A bit of research on the position and the company is A MUST. (Seriously one candidate asked me what is expected from the position when it was clearly mentioned its available online)
  7. Please be prepared for the interview. Again, do a bit of research.
  8. Never lie or make up stories that don’t make sense. Ever!
  9. Be yourself. Don’t try to be a Steve Job wannabe or a diva.
  10. A bit of grooming and presentable dressing is desirable. First impression counts.
  11. When the advert mention a deadline, abide it. If you apply after the deadline, it will only show your poor time management.
  12. When the golden opportunity arises where you can send attachments, take note on what was stated. If they say up to 2MB, never ever exceed. This will only show if you follow instructions.
  13. Please re-visit your CV. Free CV templates are available. Believe me, nicely designed CVs, no matter how simple they are attract recruiters.
  14. Please show a bit of interest, not just for the sake of getting the job.

2014 in review –

January 5, 2015
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Assalam and greetings my lovely visitors. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Thank you for your continued support. I hope I will write more in 2015! The report says my most popular posts were those I posted before 2014. I still have the writing power! Gee, am #flattered and #honored at the same time #blushing. A big thanks again.

Hope the new year will bring us more health, wealth & happiness! Aameen

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Best Malay composition. Must read!

December 16, 2014

What a good start of the day. This Malay composition makes my day. This shows the writer has a very imaginative mind ;)

This was taken from this blog.

Pagi itu pagi minggu. Cuaca cukup sejuk sehingga mencapai takat suhu beku.
Sebab itu saya tidak mandi pagi sebab air kolah jadi air batu dan air paip tidak mahu keluar sebab beku di dalam batang paip. Pagi itu saya bersarapan dengan keluarga di dalam unggun api kerana tidak tahan sejuk. Selepas itu emak saya mengajak saya menemaninya ke pasar.

Tetapi saya tidak mahu. Selepas emak menikam perut saya berkali-kali dengan garfu barulah saya bersetuju untuk mengikutnya. Kami berjalan sejauh 120 kilometer kerana pasar itu letaknya 128 kilometer dari rumah. Lagi 8 kilometer nak sampai pasar saya ternampak sebuah lori kontena meluru dengan laju dari arah belakang. Dia melanggar emak saya. Emak saya tercampak ke dalam gaung. Dia menjerit “Adoi!”.

Lepas itu emak saya naik semula dan mengejar lori tersebut. Saya pun turut berlari di belakang emak saya kerana takut emak saya melanggar lori itu pula. Pemandu lori itu nampak kami mengejarnya. Dia pun memecut lebih laju iaitu sama dengan kelajuan cahaya. Kami pula terpaksa mengejar dengan lebih laju iaitu sama dengan dua kali ganda kelajuan cahaya. Emak saya
dapat menerajang tayar depan lori itu. Lori itu terbabas dan melanggar pembahagi jalan lalu bertembung dengan sebuah feri.

Feri itu terbelah dua. Penumpang feri itu yang seramai 100 orang semuanya mati. Pemandu feri itu sangat marah. Dia pun bertukar menjadi Ultraman dan memfire pemandu lori. Pemandu lori menekan butang khas di dalam lori dia. lori itu bertukar menjadi robot Transformer. Mereka bergaduh di udara. Emak saya tidak puas hati. Dia pun terus menyewa sebuah helikopter di Genting Highlands dan terus ke tempat kemalangan.

Dia melanggar pemandu feri yang telah bertukar menjadi Ultraman itu.

Pemandu feri itu terkejut dan terus bertukar menjadi pemandu feri semula lalu terhempas ke jalanraya. Pemandu feri itu pecah. Pemandu lori sangat takut melihat kejadian itu. Dia meminta maaf dari emak saya. Dia menghulurkan tangan ingin bersalam. Tetapi emak saya masih marah. Dia menyendengkan helikopternya dan mengerat tangan pemandu lori itu dengan kipas helikopter. Pemandu lori itu menjerit “Adoi..!” dan jatuh ke bumi.

Emak say menghantar helikopter itu ke Genting Highlands. Bila dia balik ke tempat kejadian, dia terus memukul pemandu lori itu dengan beg tangannya sambil memarahi pemandu lori itu di dalam bahasa inggeris. Pemandu lori itu tidak dapat menjawab sebab emak saya cakap orang putih. Lalu pemandu lori itu mati.

Tidak lama kemudian kereta polis pun sampai. Dia membuat lapuran ke ibu pejabatnya tentang kemalangan ngeri itu. Semua anggota polis di pejabat polis itu terperanjat lalu mati. Orang ramai mengerumuni tempat kejadian kerana ingin mengetahui apa yang telah terjadi.

Polis yang bertugas cuba menyuraikan orang ramai lalu dia menjerit menggunakan pembesar suara. Orang ramai terperanjat dan semuanya mati.

Selepas itu emak saya mengajak saya ke pasar untuk mengelak lebih ramai lagi yang akan mati.

Di pasar, emak saya menceritakan kejadian itu kepada penjual daging. Penjual daging dan peniaga-peniaga berhampiran yang mendengar cerita itu semuanya terkejut dan mati. Saya dan emak saya terus berlari balik ke rumah. Kerana terlalu penat sebaik saja sampai di rumah kami pun mati.

Itulah kemalangan yang paling ngeri yang pernah saya lihat sebelum saya mati.

Wishing you have more than 24 hours in a day?

August 26, 2014

 

Oh dear! I shall be too late! says White Rabbit

Oh dear! I shall be too late! says White Rabbit

 

Here is a good read on how to increase the number of hours in your day from Time.

No, dont expect you can have 25 hours or 30 hours in a day. The article tells you how you can trick your brain to think that you can have that many hours.

 

 

 

 

As simple as 1-2-3. Darussalam line

March 27, 2014

Darussalam lineGot complaint?

Have an urgent inquiry?

How to … ?

Burning question?

If you have anything to ask on the Brunei Government services, dial 1-2-3 and ask, or say your complaints.

Just recently launched, the national call centre aims to improve the Government services, currently four, to the general public.

Darussalam line is at http://123.comquest-brunei.com/

Last day tomorrow! Go!

March 27, 2014

Last day tomorrow! Go!

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