Jan 2, 2010
didn't say much on my job-seeking and career experiences in most of my entry. it's not that i don't want to share it, somehow i felt kinda embarrass to discuss much bout it (whatever). don't want to be called like 'belum apa-apa dah palu gendang satu kampung'. my intention here is only to share my experience and that's all. not that i've succeeded or want to show off. there's still a long way to go and there's still someone that is better than me but at least i can share some tips.
i experienced 6 interviews so far. applied via email or write-in for almost 20+ companies in Malaysia and almost 30 positions; both public and private sectors. been offered for 3 different positions and companies.
the first interview. at multimedia university, malacca.
position: executive for school relation and promotion program.
it's like a first love. i will not ever forget this. nervous and shaking. the first time of my interview session ended good. not good in sense of the result (i didn't get the job). the interviewers was very nice. 3 of them and happen for only about 5mins. thanks to madam zaharah for the information and help. unfortunately, i've been told that i can't be hired since i haven't graduated (but the truth? only they have the answer). the best part is i was selected candidate amongst others. there's only 7 of us. glad to be one of the shortlisted.
the second interview. at iCimb,KL.
position: executive for electronic banking department.
tough/hard 45mins interview for me among other interview that i've attended. i become (not speechless but) hopeless. i can't find the exact answer to their questions. it's like come to a dead end. i was trapped with my own statement. they provoke. good job to the interviewers. the session had tought me a lot during other interviews. God knows what best for me right. glad that i attended the interview, at least i gained something. even though, i'm the only person who showed up for the interview that day, there are still a thin chance for me. until now, i haven't heard from them.
the third interview was at Hatten Group, Malacca.
position: marketing and leasing executive.
the company manage Dataran Pahlawan; one of the famous shopping complex in Malacca town. developer. it attract my interest. the interview was casual and it happen in a very pleasant atmosphere. and this was only the first session. sigh~ but hey! i pass the first stage. happy for that 40 mins interview.
the forth interview. at Vads, TTDI KL.
position: customer service consultant.
the interview was good. the interviewer was a bit particular. it happen almost one hour. thanks to syafiq and his dad for the help. i appreciate it so much. thank you. the company is tm subsidiary (if i'm not mistaken). i will be in charge in M1 projects if i were to joined the company. deal with Singaporean customer base. interesting yet chalenging. the rumeneration package is good; with allowances and monthly bonus. but having to moved to KL is a big concern to me. to live alone without the parents. alamak! but i still consider it. try to search nearest and cheapest room rental. then, consider the transportation expenses and time consumption. i was dead serious but sadly i had to reject the good news from the company. it is the first good news and first job offer i heard from all of my job application.
the fifth interview. at CTRM Aero Composite, Malacca.
position: Commercial Executive.
the interview session held for about one hour. with my previous interview experience, i've improved. i don't feel any nervousness and i treat all the interviewer as a friend or some people that wanted to know more bout me. they just want to have a chat. positive mind works. i don't expect much for this company. i thought i didn't get the chance. but hey, i got it. i've attended the interview and i was accepted. the third good news for my job application. just my luck. alhamdulillah. this company produce panels/parts for aircraft. try google. i'm in charge in contract management section; excited bout it. tideous work they say, but i can't make any judgement yet; at least not for 4 days of my involvement. lots to learn. have to stay positive.
the sixth interview (don't count this) second stage interview by Hatten Group.
position: refer above.
i've been offered for the job. second good news that i heard. i was interviewed by the executive director and HR person. i accepted it at first. even the salary and the fringe benefit is not that attractive. i'm willing because i'm interested with the job scope. somehow, i felt like.. 'this is still not it, isn't it?'. there's something holds me back. seriuosly, it was a hard decision to make.
then, i wonder i have to know the result for CTRM interview, did i get it or not. i called them for comfirmation since they're the first in my list since i attended their interview session. they said that i was accepted but will call again the next week because the boss haven't sign my offer letter. and that was when i felt like 'finally'. i am very grateful even for this first week of work i felt damn tired and pressured. i can only leave it to Him to lead the way. hoping that everything would be just fine. i faced challenge in a very first place. i would want to be a better and stronger person onwards.
the lesson should be learn in every of our previous experiences. in this case; the interview session. should carefully seek what is lack and what is wrong. try the best to improve in future undertaking. try not to commit the same mistakes. i.e. if you was trapped with your own answers/statement, try to be extra careful during next interview. try to use a very safe statement. play-safe is important in my case. it's alright to pretend/lie/acting, but don't get too overboard. the important is to get hired.
p/s: dedicated for those who interested to read all bout it.