Ten tips that will help you overcome the nervousness, be prepared and have a successful job interview:
#1 – Research
Do your homework before going to an interview. Having as much knowledge as possible about the company you’re applying for can only be beneficial. Knowing the company’s culture and policies will in most cases impress your potential employer and possibly secure you a job.
#2 – Know Your CV
Know your CV back and forth. If you already got a job interview, this means your CV served you well so far. Now, take a moment and try to predict potential questions about your CV that you may get asked, and make sure you have confident answers to all of them.
#3 – Dress Accordingly
Always dress accordingly for your job interview. Your clothing should reflect your future role, as well as your personality. Don’t forget that overdressing can be almost as bad as underdressing. Furthermore, keep away from flashy and tacky clothes, or using too many accessories.
#4 – Relax
Relax yourself. Positive stress is good as long as it helps you perform at your peak. The idea is to appear confident and relaxed instead of being anxious. Get a good night’s sleep, have a lighter yet healthy breakfast and take a walk before the interview. After your name is called, take a few deep breaths and stretch a bit in order to relax your whole body.
#5 – Be Confident
Make sure you enter the room confidently. Firm (but not too strong) handshake and a smile go a long way. These are very simple yet effective techniques to show an impression of self-confidence. Interview manners are also quite important. Ask whether you can take a seat, and always remember to sit up straight without slouching. Bad interview manners are a definite turn off for most interviewers.
#6 – Ask Questions
Feel free to ask your interviewers a couple of questions. This will not only show that you are confident and not afraid to ask questions, but will also show your interest about the position and the company you’ve applied for. When asked about compensation, you don’t have to be straightforward. Instead you can say that you expect to receive similar remuneration as your peers who have comparable experience and qualifications.
#7 – Know Your Strengths & Weaknesses
Know your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you can give different examples that can support your strengths. Of course, these should be prepared before interview. When asked about your weaknesses, don’t be afraid to acknowledge them. No one is perfect, and everyone knows it. If you’re having difficulties describing your weaknesses, this is a sign that you lack self-awareness, which will not impress your potential employers.
#8 – Body Language
Body language is very important. Your posture, voice, the way you move your hands, as well as your facial expressions should always send the same message. Make sure you exhibit enthusiasm in your voice. Lack of enthusiasm is off putting for most interviewers. And finally, don’t forget to make enough eye contact with your potential employers.
#9 – Don’t Talk Bad About Your Former Employer
Try not to badmouth your former (or current) employer, no matter how bad your relationship was. Even if the person who is interviewing you asks you what you hated and disliked about your former boss, don’t take the bait. Rather than speaking about the things you hated about him, focus on the positive things and things you learned from your previous job and experience with your former employer.
#10 – Send a Thank You Note
After the interview is over, take the time to send a thank-you note. This will definitely impress your interviewers, and separate you from the competition. If you want to take it even further, send a real thank-you note (not electronic). Rarely anyone does this nowadays, and this is a sure way to make yourself stand out from the competition.
Setelah dibincangkan Mesyuarat bersetuju memutuskan hukum pelaburan di dalam Amanah Saham Nasional dan seumpamanya adalah haram sehingga pelaburan Amanah Saham Nasional didalam aktiviti perbankkan menepati kehendak dan syarat pelaburan menurut syariah seperti yang telah ditetapkan oleh Jawatankuasa Syariah Suruhanjaya Sekuriti.
Setelah meneliti setiap pandangan ahli mesyuarat dan hujah-hujah yang dikemukakan, maka Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Selangor Kali Ke 2/2011 yang bersidang pada 12hb. April 2011M bersamaan 8 Jumadal Ula 1432H telah bersetuju memutuskan bahawa Pelaburan Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN), Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) dan Seumpamanya adalah tidak halal kerana masih belum menepati hukum syarak dengan alasan seperti berikut:-
Skim Amanah Saham Nasional ( ASN ) dan Amanah Saham Bumiputera ( ASB ) secara jelas terlibat dalam aktiviti pelaburan yang bercampur-campur antara patuh syariah dan tidak patuh syariah sebahagian besarnya adalah daripada sektor kewangan konvensional. Ini berdasarkan hadis riwayat Jabir Al-Ja’fi daripada Ibnu Mas’ud: ما اجتمع الحلال والحرام إلاغلب الحرام الحلال
Maksudnya : “ Tidak bercampur antara yang halal dan yang haram, melainkan mengalahkan yang haram atas yang halal . ”
Skim Amanah Saham Nasional ( ASN ) dan Amanah Saham Bumiputera ( ASB ) diklasifikasikan sebagai dana unit amanah tidak patuh syariah oleh Majlis Penasihat Syariah Suruhanjaya Sekuriti kerana terlibat dalam pelaburan tidak lulus syariah iaitu pelaburan dalam kaunter perbankan konvensional berteraskan faedah melalui Maybank dan pasaran wang.
Sumbangan kepada tidak patuh syariah adalah terbesar yang tidak bertepatan dengan kehendak syarak serta kadar yang berubah-ubah ini menyukarkan pelabur untuk membuat pembersihan terhadap hasil dividen.
First, what is a 'habit'? It is "a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up" (Google dictionary)!
Next, what is 'productivity'? It is "the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services" (Dictionary.com).
1. A morning person gets more done!
He knows that he can get more work done in one day than spending the whole week of working only evenings/ nights.
"Allah made the early hours blessed for my Ummah."(Hadith, Ahmed)
Allah (swt) made our bodies to stay alert during the day and sleep during the night.
"It is He (Allah) who has appointed the night a covering for you and sleep for a rest. The day He has appointed for rising."(Furqan: 47)
2. A regular & punctual person builds up momentum!
She knows that to make best use of her time on a permanent basis, she will have to do certain things regularly, and this requires her to be punctual. When our bodies become accustomed to doing things at a certain time and place, it will become easier and easier to do them (e.g., fasting or reading).
“The deeds which Allah loves the most are those done regularly, even if they are small.” (Hadith Bukhari)
3. A proactive person makes use of all available time!
He is never satisfied with doing the minimum. He will learn what he does not know, try what he hasn't tried before, and succeed where he has never succeeded.
He is always thinking of what else he could do with his time, as well as how he could do these things with the help of the people around him.
“Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth, before you become old; and your health, before you fall sick; and your richness, before you become poor; and your free time, before you become busy; and your life, before your death.”(Hadith, Ahmed)
4. A helpful & cheerful person is full of life!
“Every act of goodness is charity”(Hadith, Muslim).
This type of person likes being helpful and cheerful toward everyone, and not just to her family members. This is what makes her lively.
“Acts of kindness protect one from ruin wrought by evil. Sadaqah (charity) given secretly appeases the anger of the Lord, and a gift to strengthen the ties of relationship (blood relatives) increases one's life span. All good deeds are sadaqah, and those who do acts of kindness in this world are also the same people in the other world. Those who do misdeeds in this world are the same people in the other world. The first of those who shall enter Paradise are the people who do acts of kindness.”(Hadith, Tabarani)
5. A focused person never goes astray!
He knows what he wants and how to get there. When he starts something good, he always sees it through. He isn't easily de-motivated, distracted, or derailed by things that happen around him.
“Work for the affairs of the world as if you were going to live forever, but work for the hereafter as though you will die tomorrow.”(Hadith, Mishkat)