Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tips For Attending An Interview

Preparing for the Interview
-Know the exact place and time of the interview, the names of the interviewers, eg. full name and correct  
  pronunciation and their titles.
-Learn pertinent facts about the scholarship
-Find out why the interviewer is interested in your qualifications and academic record.
-Determine how the opportunity will impact your immediate and long-term career development.
-An interview is a “two-way street.” Know what questions to ask during the interview. Your questions allow
 the representative to evaluate your professional and personal needs. Insightful questions help both of you
 determine if your relationship will be mutually rewarding. Lastly, the better you understand the opportunity,
 the more you will be able to communicate your interest in the scholarship.
-Put your best foot forward. Always wear proper attire and greet your interviewer with a firm handshake
 and an enthusiastic smile.
-Practice with fellow students/ your supervisor to improve your confidence in talking about your research.

The Interview
-For the interviewer, the “right match” means the scholarship providers have identified individuals capable of performing the immediate challenges. More importantly, they hope the individuals have the potential to be future resources and assets to the nstitution offering the scholarship.
-You are being interviewed by the interviewer to determine whether you have the qualifications necessary to undertake the scholarship and whether a mutually rewarding professional
relationship can be formed.
-Similarly, you must determine whether you can be successful in the scholarship and whether this opportunity will enable growth and development.

Be prepared to answer such questions as:
-Tell me about yourself?
-Tell me about your background, accomplishments?
-What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
-What interests you about the scholarship?
-What outside activities are most significant to your personal development?
-PhD progress issues and achievements to date. Discussion of proposal and how past work will fit into work to be done now.
-Where does the candidate see the award fitting into their future goals?
-What interested the candidate in coming into this field?
-Be prepared to ask questions, such as:
-What would I be expected to accomplish through this scholarship?
-What are the greatest challenges experienced by people undertaking the scholarship?
-Not letting these kinds of subjects catch you off-guard is a key factor in maintaining your composure during an interview. Rehearse these questions and answers in your mind or out loud in the days before the interview.

Possible negative factors evaluated by an interviewer:
-Personal appearance which is less than professional.
-Overbearing, over-aggressive or egotistical behaviour.
-No positive purpose.
-Lack of interest and enthusiasm – passive and indifferent.
-Lack of confidence and poise; nervousness.
-Evasiveness; making excuses for unfavourable factors in academic history.
-Lack of tact, maturity and courtesy.
-Inability to maintain a conversation.
-Lack of commitment to fill the scholarship available.
-Failure to ask questions about the scholarship.
-Lack of preparation for interview — failure to get information bout the organisation, resulting in inability to ask intelligent questions.

Closing the Interview
-If you are interested in the scholarship, let the interviewer know. If you feel the scholarship is attractive and you want it, ask about the next step in the process. Be a good salesperson and say something like: “I’m very impressed with what I’ve heard. I am confident I could do an excellent job in the scholarship you have described to me.” The interviewer is likely to be impressed with your enthusiasm.
-Don’t be too discouraged if no immediate commitment is made. The interviewer will probably want to communicate with the other committee members or possibly interview more candidates before making a decision.
-If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already been rejected, don’t let your discouragement show. Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinely interested in you may seem to discourage you as a way of testing your reaction.
-Thank the interviewer for his or her time and consideration. If you have answered the two questions – “Why are you interested in this position?” and “What can you offer?”– you have done all you can.

Some “DOs” and “DON’Ts
-Do plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival for an interview is never excusable.
If presented with an application, fill it out neatly and completely. Don’t rely on your application or resume to do the selling for you. Interviewers will want you to peak for yourself.
-Do greet the interviewer by last name if you are sure of the pronunciation. If not, ask the employer to repeat it. Give the appearance of energy as you walk. Smile! Shake hands firmly. Be genuinely glad to meet the interviewers.
-Do wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright, look alert and interested at all times. Be a good listener as well as a good communicator.
-Do look the interviewer in the eye while speaking.
-Do follow the interviewer’s leads, but try to get the interviewer to describe the scholarship to you early in the interview so that you can apply your background, skills and accomplishments to the scholarship.
-Do make sure that your good points come across to the interviewer in a factual, sincere manner. Stress achievements, eg. academic achievements.
-Do always conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the scholarship you are discussing. Never close the door on an opportunity.
-Do show enthusiasm. If you are interested in the opportunity, enthusiastic feedback can enhance your chances of being furthered considered. If you are not interested, your responsiveness will still demonstrate your professionalism.
-Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume! Keep several copies in your briefcase if you are afraid you will forget.
-Don’t answer with a simple “yes” or “no.” Explain whenever possible. Describe those things about yourself which relate to the situation.
-Don’t lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and succinctly.
-Don’t make unnecessary derogatory remarks about your present or former employers or lecturers, students.
-Don’t over-answer questions.

Adapt – Listen and adapt. Be sensitive to the style of the interviewers. Pay attention to those details of dress, office furniture, and general decor that will afford helpful clues to assist you in tailoring your presentation.
Relate – Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and the organisation. Focus on achievements relevant to the scholarship.
Encourage – Encourage the interviewer to share information about the organisation to demonstrate your interest.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

50 Lagu Nasyid Sesuai Untuk Majlis Perkahwinan

1. hakikat bahagia-unic
2. cahaya cinta-unic
3. permata keluarga-unic
4. sebuah pertemuan-unic
5. cinta terakhir-aiman
6. ainul mardhiyah-unic
7. amani-amar
8. antara dua kasih-unic
9. atas nama cinta-unic
10. bicara tentang cinta-unic
11. warna-warna cinta-brothers
12. permata yang dicari-de hearty
13. wanita-de hearty
14. bidadari hidupku-de hearty
15. siti zulaikha-de hearty
16. pengantin baru-de hearty
17. permaisuri hatiku-hijjaz
18. kasihku abadi-in team
19. impian kasih-in team
20. bisikan nurani-in team
21. kerana cinta-in team ft mstica
22. damba kasih-in team
23. doa seorang kekasih-in team
24. kalimah cinta-in team
25. kasih kekasih-in team
26. setanggi syurga-in team
27. sutera kasih-in team
28. mabrouk-irfan makki
29. kias cinta-suhaimi
30. barakallah-maher zain
31. i love you so-maher zain
32. for the rest of my life-maher zain
33. hold my hand-maher zain
34. mahar cinta-devotees
35. mencari cinta-devotees
36. mimpi yang indah-mestica
37. destinasi cinta-mestica
38. selamat pengantin baru-mestica
39. pengantin baru-nadamurni
40. bicara hatiku-nice
41. dengan kuasaMu-nur one
42. erti syukur-unic
43. hanya tuhan yang tahu-unic
44. insan bernama kekasih-unic
45. mahligai cinta-unic
46. demi cinta suci-unic
47. setia seorang isteri-wildan
48. ikatan murni-wirdani
49. bingkisan rindu-far east
50. cinta pertama-far east
p/s: ade tambahan tak???

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cara Mudah ingat Ajaran Guru

Rahsia tidak lupa apa cikgu ajar dalam kelas:

1)   Fokus
      - abaikan semua yang lain. apabila cikgu mula mengajar sahaja, berhenti cari buku, berhenti ikat tali kasut, berhenti suruh orang lain diam. berikan sepenuh perhatian terhadap penerangan guru.

2)   Teka apa cikgu mau ajar
      - sebelum cikgu mula mengajar, cuba agak apa yang akan disampaikan hari ini.

3)   Conteng kertas kosong
      - contengkan apa yang anda faham atau tidak faham tentang topik tersebut.

4)   Bayangkan apa yang sedang cikgu ajar

5)   Cepat-cepat buat latihan

6)   Minta bantuan cikgu setelah mencuba

7)   Baca semula apa cikgu ajar sebelum 48 jam

selamat belajar!! :-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cara Mudah Berkenalan

Macam mana nak mulakan persahabatan? Senang je. Ikut 6 langkah ni:

1)   Senyum
      - mulakan dengan senyuman. kalau berbalas, ok la tu. Boleh teruskan dengan langkah seterusnya.

2)   Datang dekat
      - dekati orang yang ingin dikenali. Takkan la nak dok sembang jauh-jauh kan. Seterusnya..

3)   Salam
      - ucapkan salam seperti Assalamualaikum, morning, hai, hello, etc. Kalau sama jantina lagi bagus, bolehlah bersalaman.

4)   Tanya khabar
       - lepas bagi salam, tanya khabar dia. ini akan menunjukkan yang anda prihatin akan keadaan dia.

5)   Perkenalkan diri
      - seterusnya, perkenalkan diri anda dan minta dia perkenalkan dirinya.

6)   Hal-hal lain
      - anda sudah pun berkenalan dengannya. seterusnya teruskan perbualan untuk lebih mengenali antara satu sama lain.

Mudah saja kan? selamat mencuba :-)