College vs Office

Oh wow. I think some of you may have started as a fresh executive. You might be so proud of yourself (good for you), for joining the income tax contributor to your government.

You love your government so much until you want to pay so much money to the government.And as a taxpayer, you just hope for the best use of your tax money. You would hope that the government would maximize it to the fullest and benefit the whole society. Ameen. I wish that happened here.

Well. as much as you want to work when you’re study, the same feeling will develop after you’ve been working for certain amount of years. However, it’s the opposite of the first. You might want to go back to college life, go back to university life where you think you don’t need to have much commitment, car installment, housing mortgage and getting married.

Everyone feel the same way. Well if it’s not everyone, I know of someone. That’s me.

However one thing you should realize. Being student a will not always solve so many things. You’ve got exam that you would have to face. You’ve gotta stay in dorm where some of them might not be as cozy as your house. Unless your family is super rich, you have limited resources of money so your needs will not always be met.

Working aint bad after all. You make new friends, get new colleagues, meeting up new clients, and the best part is, you will earn money and give some money back to your parent.Its repayment time. Though they will always keep saying its okay son, you need money more than we do.

Listen, It’s not about the amount, it’s the thought that counts. You have them in your heart and first thing when you get your salary, it’s them you would share the moment with.

Guess what, that’s very important for you to find the job that you love! Do what you love because working in office ( sitting at your desk) all day along for about 40 hours per week is the big chunk portion of your time. So I am sure you don’t want to do something that tortures you.

Remember: College life indeed is the best time in my life, however we’ve gotta bid and say goodbye as we are moving into different phase of our life.


First world Mentality Education

Damn it! Ive started my day with this news:

World Reputation Rankings for Varsities

If you see in the list, we don’t have our national’s university ranked in top 30. Why so?

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A lot has been said regarding the education system in Malaysia. We keep chanting the words like our education system are better than the world. yet, my question is when do we see any malaysia’s varsity in the ranking?

One day, I would want to see it. I don’t mind if it’s in top 30. Even better if we could beat Harvard.

In my 2 cent opinion, it’s all about mentality. We, first must change or at least do something about Malaysian’ s mentality.

Let me give you one example: One prominent figure said: “It’s good if the ringgit is depreciated because it makes people buy our product more and attract more investors to import from Malaysia”

Oh come on. That’s now how you should think. You don’t want people to buy your product just because of the ringgit depreciation, instead produce high value quality products that people would still buy it regardless the value of the ringgit

Another silly example: We, as Malaysia have little courtesy over other people. We are rude, loves to stare other people, and we don’t have “Excuse me” in our life dictionary.

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Don’t act like crab. One they see their friend crawling out from the bowl, someone will pull them down

If you dont believe what I said, go out commute on public transport especially LRT or Monorail. I once myself purposely stood right in front of the exit door, just to do some stupid research on : “How many Malaysian mention “Excuse me” when trying to make a way out”. Result? My null hypothesis is accepted with 0.95 confidence level.

Even if you have the best technologies or system, yet people are not capable of adapting to it, the mentality is still skeptical about changing, there might be such a waste of resource.

If you want to become number 1 or top 10, think like ONE, behave like ONE, resolve like ONE!

Note: Just for your little, my university is in the list.

WTH!Scared of your interview?


Scare is the big word in the interview world.

Imagine if you’re scared over a thing, you cannot say and talk properly. Worse, you pissed your pants several times. LOL

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Don’t get scared!

So, you must know how to not scare on your interview.

Let me ask you a thing, what make you scared for your interview?

If you said because of the interviewer, hey Look again whether your interviewer is ghost or some supernatural beings. Or check whether your interviewer sucks your blood. If one of these checked, you might have the reason to get scared. Otherwise, just stay calm.  They are just human. They eat, they sleep, they pissed, they love, and they have a family too. You and your interviewer share the same world. Why must you scared o’ them?

So, the only thing that might make you scared is unprepar

edness to face the uncertainties. WTH is that! It is so negative words. Double’ un-‘s.  remember negative meets negative would turn into positive. So bear with it.

If you think you come unprepared for the interview, just stay calm. TAKE A DEEP BREATH.SLOWLY BREATH OUT. This way you can control your blood and oxygen circulation that would indirectly control your heart beat

Another way to fight for your scared or nervousness, you may want to consider this tip. LISTEN TO MUSICS

Why do you think God might have sent Beethoven, Pachalbel, Mozart and likes to earth?

My answer is: To bestow upon Human one of the wonderful arts called music.

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Don’t scare. Mozart will keep you smile.

They don’t create music for nothing. Their melodies are still famously known until now.These guys are gifted in their field. So


don’t waste this resource.

You already have thousands of songs/melody/rhythm/beats/ that you can listen to. On top of that, Apple, Sony, Samsung and other giants tech have made life so much easier for you by providing the so called iPod or music player in your phone. Utilize them.

The tip is: Try listen to these kinds of music. Musics that have a slow beat of drum, harmony musical arrangement, melancholy. Listening to the slow beat of music repeatedly will slow down your heart beat. Your mind will send the signals to your heart that goes like this:

“Hey heart, chill out man, why so rush, listen to this slow beat. Go slow”.

Thus, it would make your less nervous and scared.

Eureka! Now, you’re ready to nail down the interviewers!

Heart Goes Right!Don’t turn left!

In 2013, the unemployment rate in Malaysia was 3.3%

What do you think of that number?Big? Small? Moderate?

There are a lot of medium for job searching in Malaysia.,, Talent Corp and etc. In fact you can go to the Career fair that is actively held over the year for employers to look for the candidates.

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Jobstreet is among the top engine.

You first must, however, design a creative and great resume.

There are thousands of openings and opportunities that you can find. You can also subscribe to the email and it will automatically notify you jobs that fit your preferences.

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Programmer, as you wish

Finance, computer science, sales, marketing. The lists go on. It’s up to you to choose and look for which is the most interesting job that you want to give it a try.

Here comes the part where some of us may have conflict choosing a job.

I have a friend, who is a Nuclear Engineering graduate, and end up working in Aviation Industry

I have a friend, who is an Actuarial Science graduate, top Class, who is happily doing property sales.

In Malaysia, you would not always get the job you want. Some may say the paper that so called “degree” is just an platform to enter to the career world. Then the truth of this statement will appear to be true:

“You’ve gotta love what you do”.

In contrast, before we started looking for a job, we might have chanted these words: “I’ve gotta do what I love”. The whole paradigm changes 360 degree. And so does your career path.

What your heart says, it is always the best. If you think you are no longer in your correct path, back to the old track. Don’t lie to yourself ends up it would put too much pressure and stress on you.

If your heart wanted you to go for sales because you’re good at presenting, go ahead. Find a property developer and become an authorised agent. Car agent would be another option. Sales aint easy job. It’s one of the toughest and remember this, Most of the top billionaires in the world used to become a salesman before.

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Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar was a salesman before.

If you think you enjoy doing programming, get a job in Tech company.Accenture, Misc, to name a few.

If your heart directs you towards art, you’re welcome to become a fashion designer or photographer. In fact these career nowadays pay handsomely.Why bother not to consider?

Some classify the job based on the pay salary. Some prefer it to look prestigious. Some choose it based on the job description. Whatever your decision are, consult your heart.

Do what you must my friend!

Just be yourself

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Don’t afraid to dream big!


sorry it’s been a hectic week.

Have you ever heard about a story of a poor kid, who has been dreaming throughout his student life to work at one company?

It begins with “Just be yourself!”

Just be yourself

I will work there someday!

There was a kid, who everyday his father would send him and fetch him back from school. He comes from the not-so well to do family. His dad worked as a labor and his mum stayed at home to keep all the house things running.

Everyday on their way to school, they will surely pass this one building. A building that on top of it has the most recognized company logo in Malaysia. Everybody will surely know what the company does because it plays most important role in the country. As a small kid, looking at the giant building and people passing by in suit, he planted this dream that one day, I would walk in to that building, fitting the best suit I have, and dealing with people like what they do!

He knew that he must study hard, and do whatever it must to be one of the guy working in that building. He performed well in examination, managed to get honor recognition with one of the prestigious universities in Malaysia.
e managed to secure the interview after applying for a position in the company. That was the first company that he was trying to apply to get a full time position.
Before he went into the interview, his dad told him that:

“Son, I believe you will get this position, It’s what you’ve been wanting for past one decade”

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It was an interview time. Everyone who attended the session was dressing like professional white collared workers. Being a children in a modest family, he seemed to have no opportunity to be in the same dress like everyone’s in the room. All he had was a necktie, which was given by his parent for graduation, also a folder that compile all his education related transcripts and certs.He knew that hiring does not value how much or expensive your dress. It measured how much you are good in presenting yourself and benefit the company.Never thought he was under dressed, he mingled around like a normal guy.Confident and eloquent.

As he was waiting in the room for his turn, one candidate, a guy walked out from the interview room.Walking out proudly, speaking with fluently american english accent, speak to his other friend, ” I am sure I can get this job”. However this did not stop him from doing what his heart has told me.He did not feel discouraged for what he heard.

His turn came in. He walked into the room. Three panelist were waiting for him. His heart was beating fast but still in his control.He did not want the interviewer to notice his emotion or nervousness going into the room.

Interview went on. Interviewers ask “Why you want to work here?”

This guy bravely mentioned “Because this is my dream and my father’s. I’d been seeing this beautiful building everyday on my way to school. My father kept telling me that one day I would work here so I could change our family’s condition. I am not an oversea graduate, but I believe that I have the criteria that could benefit your company. I also want to pay for all my dad’s kindness by trying hard to get into this company”.

It went well. The interview ended.He was 50-50 sure about getting the job.

2 weeks later, an email saying “congratulation, you’ve been chosen to join our company. Please report next month”.

He showed the email to his dad and the dad praised to Allah for making it a way for him and his family

If this guy has some courage to tell the true story, what stop us from not being ourselves. It is better to not lying that telling something untrue just to secure the job.

Just be yourself, don’t get intimidated by what others said because hey, the future is in your hand. Not theirs. All the best.

Hey man, let’s meet up!

You check your email:

“You’ve been scheduled for an interview on Monday 2 weeks from tomorrow at 11am. Please bring all the documents for review”

First of all! Congratz you’re shortlisted. There’s something in you that the company wants to know more about you.

Now, how you’re gonna react on that!

Scared!? Better not!

Scared!? Better not!

1) Reply and accept your acknowledgement about the date and appointment proposed. If you can’t make it on the day, try to negotiate and suggest a new date. However,please be flexible. It’s not that you would interview someone.. It’s you who are going to be assessed or interviewed. So, DON’T ACT LIKE A BOSS asking people to follow for your dates availability!

2) Suit up, prepare, do some research on the interview that you’re going to attend. Several types interview that are very common in Malaysia. Behavioral, work experience, technical questions.Don’t get scared!

Hardest is Technical Questions where you may be required to write a coding line, plan a business projection on Excel, rectify certain errors on the Javascript programming. This requires high learning skills and for that, please measure yourself before over writing about yourself. If you can’t do Macro in Excel, don’t you ever put “Advance in Excel”. It’s so wrong and would leave a negative impact on you.You pay the price.

Behavioral is more laid back and relaxing. It’s more like describing yourself, what you want to achieve, and how do you see yourself in certain years from now.You decide it. Speak with your brains.

Same goes to working experience type interview.

4) During the interview, speak clearly. Answer what you’ve been asked, and don’t tell what you know. It would make the session lengthy. Smile and be clear. The first sentence is always the striking point!

5) Post Interview- It’s best if you could follow up by sending an email thanking the interviewer for spending time,allocating time to meet you. Who knows, with your email, it could touch the interview to the heart by your courtesy.

6) Important: Dont cry after the interview! LOL. It’s already done. Remember,if the job is meant to be yours, it would be yours no matter what. Keep on praying.

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Don’t cry over a split milk!

Remember these tips guys.

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6 Awesome Things Must Do for Resume

How confident are you with your Resume writing skills? Example of simple resume that have all the points for easy reading! Follow this

I once also not a good resume writer, in fact until now I am still practicing and researching what type of resume that could catch a reader’s attention just in one read.

You have noted why it is important to have just one page . You don’t want to shift your reader’s attention.

Blend it well, Spice it up, and put some hot source in it.

Let me tell you some tips that things you MUST do and you Must Have in your resume.

1) You must have the objective/mission/purpose– this is what would be on the first page. Objective must be clear! No objective, meaning you have no mission and unclear about your hunting process.

2) Please make a bullet points and emphasis (like bold) the area main point-this to make such an easy reading experience. Main points could also be spotted easily.

3) Place your priority on your resume– This is very important because the higher you put on your resume, the easier people can read and find it.If you think your academic achievement is something that you think your strength and outstanding, you may want to put that on the very first line after objective.

However, if you think your CGPA is not as good as others, it’s okay not to show it off. Show your some other work or internship experience. That can put some gravy on your resume

4) Like computer, resume also has its own language. Computer use C++, Javascript, HTML, css. Resume also has its own language style.Choose strong words, professional words, and make present tense sentences. This is very important because it shows your ability to pick the best word to describe you. For instance, if you want to describe:

“I used to lead a team” can say “manage a team
“I look monthly the performance” may say “Observe or monitor performance”

Don’t use jargon or complex words. Everybody loves it simple. You can check what kind of resume words that you want to use here!

5) Add some spices and herbs by PUTTING NUMBERS or FIGURES.. It really helps! It attracts readers.

Why?Give your resume’s readers eyes a break. They’ve been seeing words, and letters. Give them a chance to see numbers. Numbers always good. Even in marketing also, numbers would increase awareness. Remember to put what you have achieved in term of numbers.

For instance: “Managed a finance project, case study to monitor a company worth USD2billion.”
Numbers spice it up and give more credibility.

6) Just put the recent achievement, like less than 5 years. Don’t put your primary school achievement. It is somewhat irrelevant to who you are now. 5 years ago, you could be a different person from what you are now! things have changed and you dont want to put the necessaries info on your resume!

Cut it half and short, Whats important make it sweet!

If you think this helps you a bit, please share with your friends.

Together we could make ourselves more expensive and put a higher number on our price tag!

Number is part of your price tag too! Don’t forget!

Email me okay!

Hello potential employees who are soon to be in a workforce,

it comes to my attention that this thing somewhat people often overlook about it. This is because it’s just a freaking email.

I believe 90% of us, we have at least one funny email.……and so on and so forth.I have come across numbers of different and fancy email.I too have one of those.LOL.Back then when we were kids and have a little knowledge what significance this email brings to our life.

Hey!look it again.
It’s advisable to use a proper and professional-look email for your application or hiring process.
Just imagine when the interviewer asked for your contact email and you replied:
“you can drop me an email at”

It’s never wrong to use that fancy email. However, some recruiters would measure your seriousness and professionalism in that manner.

So, take a look at your email. If you think you need to use different name, please revisit. Use your university email if you have one, like .edu..It might change the whole picture from other’s perception.

It’s a part of your value.


Seems like everybody’s got a price,

I wonder how they sleep at night

When the sale comes first and the truth comes second

just stop a minute and smile

Excerpt from Jessie J-Price Tag

In this world, you have a price for yourself.

I have a price for myself.  And so do you. It’s what you want to get paid for what you do. It can called as “business” too.


What’s your price?

Some may argue it’s not for sale. Some may think they price themselves too low. Some overpriced themselves.

Different people comes with different package.

PRICE is what someone’s willingness to pay in exchange to get the value that could make their life better.

For instance, Apple Inc price its Iphone, starting from USD199. I would say it’s expensive. However, they managed to make sales. In fact, a big sales!. Just an opening weekend, they sold over 9million iphones 5C and 5 combined.

Why?? Because customers want the values that Iphone would bring to their life? What are the values? If you asked me, I would say “exclusivity and prestige”. Some may want its design and interface values. It’s up to individual.After all, no matter how expensive the price would be, if the value gained are well compensated, trust me it’s a good buy.

Same as career world!

So let’s transform ourselves into “Apple” pricing strategy. Add in more values in ourselves. So we can tag the price higher. Employers would want to pay us to get full use of our values.

You=”apple Iphone”



Please don’t miss the boat. It’s never wrong to put a higher pricetag provided the values you provide would maximize the employer’s performance.

Be smart, value yourself more, be bold, be italic,

“Tell me about yourself?” phrase

What would you respond if the first ever question asked is “tell me about yourself?”

Some may want to tell about what is your hobby, what do you like to do, your schools and etc. Actually it depends on the type of interview or assessment you’re dealing with.

If it’s a chit chat session and the interviewer already mentioned,

“lets not talk about work first”..then it’s a signal for you to just LITERALLY tells about yourself, your family and everything that you think relates you well. However, don’t bore them. Add some spices into your words. Tell them something extraordinary that you do like Unique features such as composing songs, playing exotic instrumentals and you know what to tell.

On the other hand, if the interviewer ask you “tell me about yourself” with some serious tone and facial expression. This is when you need to get serious.

Keywords: Keep it brief, simple, and sweet! You DONT WANT to speak a lengthy description about you and make it boring.

Remember: It is the “attention getter” for your interview session. Put yourself in interviewer’s shoes, whether you want to listen to long story or sweet and spicy. It’s the first element to put your number on your price tag!

Interviewer: Tell me about yourself.

Sweet answer: Smart and disciplined oriented finance student who has achieved the best awards in college, and looking for employment in investment companies to blend what I have learnt into real practice.

Some interviewers love to ask a “follow thru” question; what you have said lead to next question. Don’t fall for this by bullshiting too much because the more you talk, the deeper you dig your own grave(dont BS if you dont know).