Monday, February 27, 2012

The Interview

Had my first ever job interview over and done with a couple of days back. They asked about the activities I'm involved in outside of school hours, my interest, my career aspiration, the subjects that I like in school and my opinions on issues like "Do you feel that the customer is always right?". The more I talked and the more I hear them explain about the job scope, I felt that the job was right for me. 5 days week. Close to office hours. A decent salary. And I'm hoping they call me for a second interview.

But since the interview, many thoughts crossed my mind. I asked myself at this relatively young age the factors I should consider when choosing the first job.

Should I be aiming for a 6 days week job that is related to my course, pays more, with better career progression? Should I be aiming for a job that pays $500 more than the decent salary and strive through a cycle of morning shift, night shift and two off days?

I know someday (within the next five years in the near future) I want to get married and start a family. I know that I do not want to work long hours 6 days a week coz my partner/wife would not appreciate it, and I wouldnt like it either, but I would if it means more income to provide for my family. Also, I want to have time to attend talks, classes, family gatherings, visit the parents and stuffs like that on weeknights and weekends. There's just so many things to consider!

I know that this journey I'm embarking on upon graduation is one that has got to bring me close to Allah above all other things. Life's all about what-ifs and I hope that things will be clearer upon Istikharah and whatever decisions made will be decisions that I will not regret.

Things, always happen for a reason. Allah is the best of planners.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for people who give thought.

~Surah Ar-Rum Verse 21

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Job Hunting

This week saw the coming and going of two career fairs in NTU.

Looking through the list of jobs available and their job description, I'm starting to question my strengths, where my passion lies and which industry I'll fit in best. Some resumes have been sent. Shall look through the government portal for jobs that interest me. And I pray that the job that comes calling for me will be one that will make me a better person.

Pray for me.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

From "Life's Memorable Moments"

"But the main thing that we have to think when we remember our life's memorable moments is that it will make our heart peaceful and sometimes sad. But to me, when I think about my memorable moments, I thank Allah for giving me the chance to experience these moments."

- One of the Primary 6 kids