PENGALAMAN INTERVIEW SL1M SIME DARBY PLANTATION

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Assalamualaikum. Hello 😊

PENGALAMAN INTERVIEW SL1M SIME DARBY PLANTATION

Mula-mula sekali, ini merupakan perkongsian seikhlas hati tentang pengalaman peribadi I menjalani interview tersebut sebelum ini. Untuk makluman, interview fully English (rojak sikit-sikit je) ya! Yang baik dari Allah, yang buruk tentunya daripada kelemahan diri sendiri. 🌸


Macam mana dipanggil interview?

Dapat panggilan interview ni melalui phone call and then kalau kita setuju, person in charge tu akan email all the details of the interview lah. Memikirkan soal nak apply cuti, ambil kira perjalanan jauh yadayada, so I decided to set the date for the interview on the following week. Ada masa nak 'kawtim' dengan Bos pasal cuti, ada masa untuk plan dengan Mama Ayah pasal diorang punya cuti, pasal bila nak bertolak, nak duduk mana apa semua. You guys pun patut fikirkan semua tu juga tau, tak ada lah macam kelam-kabut sangat. Alhamdulillah, Allah buka jalan permudahkan semuanya, smooth aje.


Setibanya hari kejadian... Perjalanan dari Kepong (tumpang rumah tok sedara) ke Sime Darby Plantation Ara Damansara tu ada kot dalam setengah jam, including traffic jammed and cari tempatnya (google maps kan ada). I naik kereta dengan Mama Ayah, keluar sesudah Subuh! 😪 Alhamdulillah juga, senang je jumpa dan sempat 'mengeteh' dulu kat mamak nearby. Lepas sarapan, baru masuk bangunan Sime Darby Plantation yang 'gah' tu. I yang terawal, sebab I sampai Sime Darby Plantation tu lebih dulu daripada orang lain sampai kena tunggu SL1M candidates lain baru boleh naik sekali.


Masatu ada kot dalam 15 orang macam tu. Roughly je lah, tak pulak kira betul-betul ada berapa orang. Tapi tak ramai pun, I guess memang dibuat secara berperingkat ikut tarikh masing-masing. For me, I rasa baguslah, tak crowded sangat. Crowded ni nanti I super nervous! Hehe..


Dari segi attire pun, I perasan I sorang je pakai blazer dengan heels hitam bertutup beriya. Orang lain relax je pakai macam nak pergi kelas, yang pakai macam nak pergi hangout pun ada (but modest and appropriate way lah). Tetibe rasa poyo. Ehh, tapi mungkin ada harapan sebab first impression pun penting what? K, tryna act cool, put the sweetest smile, be confident!


Daftar nama nombor 3 tapi masuk bilik interview nombor 2. Ada sorang interviewer setiap bilik, total dua bilik interview. Interview masuk sorang demi sorang ikut turn. I got interviewer lelaki, muda gila lagi. Entah-entah sebaya. Ehhh 😅 Older 2-3 years lah kot. Maybe just maybe, I don't know. Tapi memang nampak muda belia lagi.


So, basically apa aje yang ditanya erk?

About yourself, family background. Pastu I dah habis explain semua, tetibe dia tanya "Siblings?" sebab selalu orang akan cakap berapa adik-beradik semua but not me. Then, I just told him I'm the only child. Hee..

Apa antara kenangan manis dengan family? I jawab went to Makkah, of course! (without hesitation k) and he's quite impressed sebab dia cakap selalu orang akan fikir lama nak jawab soalan tu tapi I can answered him without hesitation instead. Mestilah, tak pernah tak rindu, nak pergi lagi... :')

Qualifications. Dia banyak tanya apa yang dah belajar kat universiti. Apa antara kesukaran dihadapi masa belajar yang paling tak boleh lupa. I cerita panjang-lebar pasal FYP tajuk kena reject, viva kena hentam semua, memang struggled habis from the very beginning till the end.

What do you know about Sime Darby Plantation? *Tips: korek, extract dan hadam website Sime Darby Plantation tu (eg: sejarah sepintas lalu, siapa orang-orang terpenting dalam organisasi, oil palm plantation, dekat mana, products selain palm oil apa lagi yang dihasilkan, etc.) I kaget bila dia tanya sebab I baca 'scan' je tak hadam sangat. So, padahnya akan jadi pedih hulu hati, makanlah Gaviscon. Ehh?? Merapu. K. Tak, I tak cakap macam tu dengan interviewer, of course not! Goreng je apa pun setakat yang engko tahu, jangan memandai reka sendiri pulak, sah-sah menjerat diri. Tak dapek den nak nolong erh!

What do you know about SL1M Program? Pandai-pandailah godek-godek Google cari, baca dan fahamkan sebelum pergi any SL1M interview, okay. Rasanya itu soalan wajib kot. Nama pun pergi interview SL1M, mestilah dia expect kita tahu pasal SL1M weh.

How comfortable are you to speak in English? Part ni terus-terang je lah, tapi cuba sehabis baik taauuu. Broken English berterabur ke laut tak apa, yang penting efforts and confidence. Ingat tu!

Kalau dapat ni nak berulang dari Kepong (rumah tok sedara) atau macam mana? *Tips: kalau boleh jawablah akan ikhtiar untuk cari dekat-dekat area workplace. Mesti dia ambil kira soal kita nanti datang kerja awal ke lambat ke, time management lah sebenarnya. I think so.

Do you have your own transport? I answered, "Yes!" Again, without hesitation. Zaman sekarang, boleh dikatakan pergi interview mana-mana pun mesti akan keluar soalan ni. Kalau you guys nak cakap boleh guna kemudahan public transports berlambak pun boleh juga. Atur ayat elok-elok, insyaAllah mesti orang tu pun faham aih.

Kalau diberi pilihan, which one would you prefer; mill (mana-mana all around Malaysia) or main office HQ? Even I told him I've been to 'ladang kelapa sawit' and 'ladang getah' for Valuation assignments and stuffs (and not on daily basis), but still I answered main office HQ. Mill; macam seram jap membayangkannya.


Overall, memang interview best gila. Dia nampak kalau macam kita tak berapa nak tahu atau clear, dia akan explain in details. Macam sembang santai, takde nak nerve-wrecking sangat ke apa pun. Penat je I beriya gila takut sampai tidur tak lena, kecut perut, tak lalu makan bagai. Padahal takde mende pun. Serius, serius. Just be yourself! 💪


Lagi tipzzz?

Tips paling penting, dress up with most appropriate attire for interview either office attire (kalau you wish to wear pants and blouse) or simply wear a baju kurung yang tak bercorak atau bermotif serabut and make sure warna yang lembut-lembut je (atau pakai je warna paling selamat iaitu hitam/kelabu). Kalau ada blazer, pakai supaya nampak lebih professional. Kalau tak ada pun takpe, yakin dan redah aje tawakkaltu a'lallah. Tudung biar sepadan dengan outfit, jangan colour blocking tak tentu pasal sangat, lilit pun biar simple dan kemas je. Ni interview, bukan kenduri. Yang free hair, sanggul or a pony-tail would do (I think so). Kasut kalau boleh hitam atau warna gelap bertutup ada tumit sikit, just don't wear sandal or flats. Nampak improper sikit. Kalau you species makeup like me, avoid heavy makeup and red or dark coloured lipstick. Makeup tipis, make it natural look and oles lipstick warna bersesuaian like pink or nude. Lelaki pakailah slack, kemeja lengan panjang, tie, blazer (kalau ada, takde relax je tawakkaltu a'lallah) dan kasut hitam bertutup. Strictly no slippers and sneakers please! Interview, bang. Interview.

Sila double check apa keperluan yang kena bawa yang dia memang dah minta and mentioned earlier. Latest resume/cv, sijil-sijil ori dalam fail yang dikemaskini dan satu set copy (seeloknya dah disahkan terlebih dulu baru nampak kita lebih bersedia dan terserlah effort kita disitu), gambar berukuran passport, application form yang dah lengkap diisi. Semua tu stapler sekali atau klipkan dengan klip besar, yang penting kemas. Semua benda bawa je lebih sebagai backup kot-kot lah apa-apa kan, just in case. Tak rugi apa pun, untuk kita sendiri juga. Sediakan payung sebelum hujan tangisan, jangan cakap kakyong tak payung k. ✌

Banyakkan selawat, zikir, doa minta sangat-sangat pada Allah supaya semuanya dipermudahkan dan berjalan lancar, diberi ilham untuk jawab semuanya dengan tenang dan baiklah keputusannya nanti. Always always always bear in mind, siapa lagi yang memberi dan penentu setiap sesuatu kalau bukan Allah? Yakin, jangan takut sangat, control rasa nervous, bawak-bawak bertenang. Bersedia, bila-bila masa je nak kena panggil. Senyum, be friendly dengan semua orang, jangan menyombong dan anti-sosial sangat. Biar positive vibes je yang menyelubungi perjalanan hari-hari mu. Chewah! 💜


So, I guess itu je kot. Habis details dah ni cerita A to Z. Terima kasih sudi baca post punya panjang. Hehe..

P/s:- Cerita tentang training SL1M Sime Darby bakal menyusul insyaAllah, bila ada kelapangan. Ada soalan, sila tinggalkan komen nanti kite jawab ye! Lambat jangan marah, tapi sabar sikit. Mashehhh... 😉


Semoga bermanfaat! ♥
Fairuz Aqilah.

WORKING IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim...
Assalamualaikum. Hello 😊

Wow! Hey, I'm actually quite impressed with the title of this blogpost. But, sorry not sorry if the content may not be 'wow' enough, ya! Haha.. Finally, here I am after so long, promised to share my current working experience. Hopefully, this is not gonna be so cliche and boring. Tell me in the comment section if it is! 👎

Working in the Real Estate Industry
This is actually a picture of a Boomerang I shared on instastory on my first day of working

Alright then, it has been two months plus since I started working on June 5, 2017 as an Admin Assistant in Property Management line with one of the real estate private companies in Ipoh. Alhamdulillah, glad that I've been given the opportunity to work in the industry that I learned in university which is real estate or property industry. And alhamdulillah, being offered to join Property Management Department since I'm not so into Valuation and numbers and calculations kinda things. Meh. 😐 Yes, I mean it. (If you got what I mean)

I'm done with the deadly boring phase (omg seriously) for about one month in HQ office, Canning Garden Ipoh because finally, I've been stationed at my real workplace in Sunway City Ipoh, Tambun. A newly-build landed stratified gated guarded community under Sunway Properties, Serene Villas. Have you seen the Hakmilik Strata advertisement on tv? Yup, I'm working in that particular industry to be specific. Hehe..

Working in the Real Estate Industry
So-called 'my' office

So, how's work? I would say alhamdulillah, so far sooooo great! I love the place, the environment, the people. And the scenery; MUCH love for it! The Management Office is spacious and so convenient. Glad to have my partner, Calvin whose very nice, humble, tolerant in many aspects and also likes to share his experiences with me. What's more, being surrounded by kind people from developer's team (Sunway), pakcik guards and cleaners. Alhamdulillah! As I mentioned before, the scenery. Just sharing you a picture of it is surely not enough to describe the 'beauty'.

Working in the Real Estate Industry
If only you can see it for real

I've learned A LOT so far especially regarding the application of Strata Titles Act and Strata Management Act in real situations as this is a landed stratified gated guarded community, not high rise such as condominiums and apartments. It can be considered as the biggest challenge too. Besides, another thing that usually becomes 'hot issue' is some owners keep on arguing and complaining for not being able to do renovations and extensions that will change the facade of the buildings. It's in the act already, but yeah, this is not the normal houses that you can do as you please until a certain period of time. And that 'some owners' found it's very hard to accept the fact. A good lesson for me as newbie to handle the anger and dissatisfaction of other people as well. Tryna put myself in their shoes too, "Yes, yes, I understand...". To be honest, it's not that easy. Another thing is that I can 'polish' my English proficiency, both in speaking and formal writing (e-mails). Yezzaa... Extra points for that!

What else erh, talking about stress level perhaps? Alhamdulillah, I still can control my emotions and dealing with my stress quite well. There's not so much things to get stressed out, just a couple of fussy owners to handle. I guess they're just too free to come to our Management Office very often and complained about this and that, asked for P&C information, being extremely particular on tinny tiny things, etc. Annoying, yes, up to that extent. I'm getting annoyed somehow. But still, I love my job. So, hey, it's okay. Smile, always be positive. Bring it on! 💪

A shameless selfie won't hurt I think 😜

Am I really excited to talk about my working experience? I guess, yes! See, how much I write to share everything here. Means I'm doing okay lah, huh... 😉 Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah...

Last but not least, just a gentle reminder for you and for myself too based on what I always practice.

Each and everytime we go out from home to go to work, set deep in our heart and mind, "lillahita'ala" is the niat, sincerely. Love your job whole-heartedly. InsyaAllah, Allah will ease everything. It may not be easy and steady along the way, of course there'll be some difficulties and challenges, but the sweetness of barakah and hikmah of the whole journey are more important. Take it as a good life lesson and experience ♥


Loved,
Fairuz Aqilah.