My name is Faisal. I will be 24 this 31st August. I was born in Perlis. After SPM in 2001, I went to MARA College Banting, undertaking the matriculation course. Then I entered Uniten Bangi and finished my Bachelor Degree in Electrical Power Engineering, in 2007. Soon after my final paper in my final year, I took a part time job as a staff crew in Baskin Robbins Alamanda, Putrajaya, while attending interviews for an engineer post by numerous companies. Finally after I month, I have been accepted to work in a construction company in Puchong Jaya as a Project Engineer. Mainly my job is to handle projects with TNB. I have lots of interests. Lately I am becoming more and more interested in cars. My other interests are tennis, movies, motorcycles, IT gadgets and vacations.
Filling Up Your Resume
by Faisal for Writing Contest 2008
There is nothing duller in this universe than an empty resume. Empty, in a sense that there is nothing printed on the resume except the writer’s personal particulars, academic qualification and perhaps some referees. Employers’ expectation towards their employee candidates are increasing day by day. Unless you are taking the critical courses, such as medical, engineering and accounting, it is really hard to get a job these days. Actually let me rephrase this, it is really hard to get a job that suits our qualifications. Big and multi-national companies like Shell, Western Digital and Sony not only want their employee candidates to have high CGPA, they also want their candidates to have multi-talents, such as leadership, management ability, innovation, and maybe athletic ability, to make sure that the candidate is healthy. I am writing about the executive level employees by the way.
Of course as a fresh graduate, all the talents are built during school and university days. You can join clubs in school and be active in it, like photography club, or computer club. You can participate in competitions, such as robotic competition and essay writing competition. You can also be active in sports. Even if you are not good in sports, you can be active in the sports club and can organize events like tournaments and stuffs like that. During your long semester break, you can get yourself a part time job. This will give the impression to your future employer that you are a hard working person. If you can, find a part time job that is related to your field of study. Then you will have a glimpse of how your real work is going to be. Now back to your resume writing, you can print all about your extracurricular activities and part time jobs inside it, and make your resume more interesting to read.
You can arrange the contents in your resume as you like as long as you have your personal particulars, academic qualifications, extracurricular activities, achievements, expected salary, related abilities and referees. The number one rule in arranging your resume is, there are no rules. If the content of your resume is impressive, the interviewer will question you less about your ability to be an excellent employee. Believe me, that is the only advantage you have when you are in a job interview session along with experienced candidates.
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