Friday, April 1, 2011

Afraid of What???

Today, I just want to share a little bit information that I got it from here. Before that, I would like to share some experiences of mine and the reasons why I would love to share this article.

I realized that I must share this when I found that myself is one of that a quite little nervous person when I know or maybe just a little bit bias with some people if they will ask me something that I will do not know the answer. (just a little bad feeling to be a bias person and have those negative feeling to others people, Not good for healthy, Don’t try this at home.hu2 =.=’

For some other reason too, I would very love to share this and put it into my own blog so that in the future when I graduate, it will be some useful information to myself and others when we will interviewing for a job or else.

Besides that, I also realize that I must share about this because for the first time in my life and I hope there will be the second time for me and my friends to seeing eye to eye with the Central Bank Governor of course she is Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz and her Deputy Governor; Dato' Mohd Razif bin Abd Kadir once again and more again and again.

When I and my friends know that the Deputy Governor of Central Bank Malaysia; Dato’ Razif will meet us. I couldn’t imagine that the excited feeling of us. The Deputy Governor present us the great presentation and of course he is more focused about the basics and the latest issues of Islamic Banking in Malaysia and the target is want to make we more realize about it.

While waiting from a little bit problem resolve from the laptop that is used for the presentation of Dato’ Razif. Once again, we were amazed and very more excited when we were informed that the Governor of Central Bank is on her own way to the Dana Plaza Hotel, Amman (the meeting place on that night-30/3/2011) just only for meet us; the final year students of Islamic Economics and Banking.

When Dato’ Zeti was give some advice words for us, I just like very impressed listening of her. When the questions and answers session, I found that I lost my speech and my hand could not be lifted hands to ask questions because of that my nervous feeling. Therefore, once again I squandered an opportunity to ask the questions.

Yes! once again.

That’s mean, there was many questions in my head that I just keep it save on my memory. Don’t know why, maybe I just want those question still give me some memory land of mine when I getting old then. Huh, that’s not a good habit!

When you want to ask or know something, just ask okay! Doesn’t ever be a crowd person in your life. Actually, that is not making sense, but it is almost the wrong thing that people had done in their life also the writer. =.=”

Afraid of what huh?! Nervous? Shame? Afraid of what others will think of you? Or afraid that you will spoil everything?

Or else, you are being terrified to be what you are meant to be? That is very pity of you if you are thinking of like that.

Just think positive. Ignore those negative feeling. Be confident to yourself.

Okay. For no more exhaustive babbling, I would let you all enjoy reading the article. All the best in your life and in whatever that you will do. Whatever it is, sad or happiness. Life must go on.


Interviewing Tips For Dummies

Nervous for your first interview? Worried that you can’t get a scholarship?
Well here are a few tips that I can share with you on how to go through your interview- as easy as cheesecake!
Here, I’ll explain what type of interviews are being held out there- and tips on how to go through them, with style!

Group Interviews
  • Usually not more than 5 per interview, and usually more than 1 interviewer (maybe 3)
  • Usually they will all ask you the same questions, but they will start giving random questions as well.
  • These type interviews are held to test out how you handle yourself in a group, at the same time see whether you can hold your own and be eye-catching enough for the interviewers to like you.
  • The most common mistake that people make in a group interview is either be too aggressive and impolite or be too passive
  • If you rush in to answer all the questions, and don’t let the interviewers hear answers from other members of your group, you’re not giving room for the interviewers to compare. You’ll also annoy them.
  • If you let people take advantage of you, and don’t try to strike hard enough to make a good enough impression. The interviewers might just think that you’re not really interested.
Important Tips : Be friendly. Stand out as a nice person, NOT as an arrogant person. Answer the questions, and when your friends are talking, look at them and try to add on a response. Take turns, and also appreciate others talking. So you still give your idea, and still become nice!

Task Interview
  • This is the kind of interview, where your sponsors give you a ‘task’ usually as a group, or in pairs.
  • For example, they put you in a group of ten and ask you to solve a company problem relating environmental problems.
  • First of all, you have to understand, they don’t want to see who’s the smartest. They just want to know how good you are, working with a team. Being a team player. So that’s what you have to prove.
  • A good team player, always PASSES the ball. This means, you give your ideas, and also listen to hear people’s ideas. Your good at making people like you. Know how to push away other people’s ideas nicely, and how to forward your own.
Important Tips: Don’t try to stress yourself out on winning, or getting your point across. (though it’s bonus marks). Because when your too stressed out, you’ll look like you can’t handle pressure and are very sloppy.

Single One-To-One Interviews
  • These kind of interviews are one of the most feared ones, but it’s one of the easiest! The interviewer has his attention totally preoccupied on you for ten to thirty solid minutes, and it’s up to you to blow his mind away!
  • Usually there are one or two interviewers (sometimes three), and you enter a room to be interviewed.

They Will Ask You Two Types Of Questions
  • Self-Description
Questions you can prepare. Like how to describe yourself. What do you know about the sponsor/ company. What do you want to do in your future. Why do you want to study law. Usually direct questions. But don’t be fooled. Sometimes these questions look easy, but giving an unimpressive answer will hurt your chances.
Example: Why do you want to study law?
A bad answer: “Because I don’t know what else to study.”
A good answer: “Because I’m good at comparing and I believe in justice for everyone.”
You can prepare this at home and ask your friends to ask you questions. Then you answer. And they comment afterwards for you to improve.

  • Problem Solving Questions
Like how to solve the Accident crisis in Malaysia. Or issues about students studying abroad. Usually these questions are closely related to you. They ask this question to test your sense of maturity and critical thinking. They will give you a hard situation to solve. Don’t panic, just think.

  • There are some sponsors who will ask you to submit essays before interviewing. Use this advantage to write a spectacular piece and really impress them!

Generally What You Should Prepare Before Every Interview?
  • Your Clothes
What you where to an interview is what gives the interviewer a window to who you are. Are you sloppy? Professional? Most people wear blazers to interviews. You can also where other formal dresses that are appropriate- like vest, baju kurung, nice collar shirt.
Don’t try to overdo it though (with too much make up, or overly groomed hair) - wearing too much will make you look fake, and not genuine.

  • Your Resume.
Yes, your resume. Some students who are active in extra co-curriculum activities, have this tendency to put every certificate in their files.
CHOOSE. Which certificate gives you the better edge in the interview. (Example: First prize in public speaking. Second in International essay writing contest, etc)
Make a simple resume, and over view of what you’ve joined, what position you once held. And put it in the front page. This will help interviewers know important things about you, easily.

  • Your Schedule- BE ON TIME
The worst mistake you could do is coming late to an interview. Check your schedule, the date of the interview, and be sure to be on time.

  • Have Self-Confidence
Practice in front of a mirror. This will help you get used to the idea of talking about yourself. Self-confidence isn’t a gift, it’s a practiced skill. Look for tips on gaining self confidence.

  • Know Your Support
It really helps to have your own support group, who gives you the motivation to continued in the interview. That’s why it’s important to have your parent’s blessings. At least when you’re having a nervous block during the interview- their words of encouragement will help you. Truly.

Last of all, BE YOURSELF. I always suggest to people to try out every interview you can- for the sake of experience at least. But in the end, you have to really think whether or not you want to study in a particular course or not. Because in the end, you can get a scholarship- but it will be a challenge for you to fully benefit from it.

wida/CasaLova/1 April 2011
mood practicing to read and write in English for the future.hu2.
wish me luck...
credit to the owner’s of the simple article but useful and informative. Thanks.

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