Friday, April 28, 2006

F4N @ SevenAteNie on 4 May'06

Hi Alumnis

So far we had 3 monthly alumni gatherings. Finally, I think we may have an official nick for our monthly alumni gatherings. I am proposing "AIESEC Alumni First Thursday Nite Gathering" and in short, it's F4N Gathering. Well, if any one has a cooler name, just shout out, heh!

We kind of liked the ambience at SevenAteNine last gathering but the turnout was only 6 persons due to the heavy evening rain and disastrous KL/PJ jam. We have decided to give this place another try for May's F4N Gathering.

Details as follows:
Date: 4 May 2006 (Thursday)
Time: from 7.30pm onwards
Venue: SevenAteNine, located at The Ascot, Jalan Pinang, KL

Check out their site for a location map: http://www.sevenatenine.com/main.html

I am opening a bottle (at my own cost) for all to enjoy. However, no drunken stupors allowed coz the next day is a blardy working day, heh!

Side note to all fresh grads:
I am looking for newly grad or 1 - 2 years working experience grads to work in my Integrated Risk Management department at the bank. So if anyone is interested, come look for me on 4 May or just email me at echien69@yahoo.com.

Well, hope to see more new faces this round. Together, we can make the AIESEC Alumni into a potent network.

See ya, ciao!
Edward Chien

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Gathering at Seven Ate Nine on 6 April

Hi All,
Its time for another gathering! It was fun the last time round, and looking forward to meeting with you again this time.
Details:
Date: 6 April, 2006
Venue: Seven Ate Nine (M) Sdn Bhd
The Ascott Kuala Lumpur
No. 9 Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Time: 730pm onwards
Look out for Edward's 1-foot long "Buaya", and that's where we will be!
For those not familiar with KL, attached a link to The Ascott, the place is in The Ascott itself.
See you there!!
AAM Team

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Look out for a Green Crocodile

Hi alumnus,

Tomorrow nite's the nite! If you are figuring out how to find us crazy AIESECers at Rum Jungle, here's a visual clue. Look out for a foot-long Green Crocodile. Yes, you got that right, a Buaya! That's the Alumni's Presidential Baton of Power... how appropriate :P

But, if you are the traditional type and don't fancy peeking at other peeps tables, just call the P at 012-3445111. If you are a SYT, leave him you address too, muahahahahar!

Let's network! :D

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Alumni "Happy Hour" Gathering

There, we are just over Chap Goh Mei and Valentine's Day. Hope everyone had a good holiday.

Hence it's time for our own alumni gathering. The Committee is pleased to announce an "after office hours cum happy hours" alumni gathering in Kuala Lumpur, details as follows:

Date : 2 March 2006 (Thursday)
Time : From 7.30pm onwards
Venue : Rum Jungle, Jalan P.Ramlee KL


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Come as you are, no fancy dress needed. Just bring along your bubbly, charming AIESECer personality and meet new friends and get re-acquinted with long lost AIESECers. Rum Jungle should be easy to find for those working around KLCC or Jalan Sultan Ismail. There're loads of (paid) parking around the area.

Should you need to call someone, like if you are lost or something like that, go disturb the Alumni President, Mr Ed at 012-3445111.

Ya, do pass the message around by emailing this out to your AIESEC friends. BTW, you can bring along non-AIESECers too as long as they are goooood company. It's networking anyway, heh!

C ya!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Happy CNY! Woof Woof!

Ah, the Chinese New Year holidays is just two days away. The Alumni Committee wishes all the celebrating alumnus a fantastic Gong Xi Fa Cai! and to all the others, happy holidays. This is the time for everyone to play catch up with friends and relatives. Of course, we know some will be "opening table" too, hehehe

Drive safely for all who are travelling. Better late than never, ok? And guys and gals, yes... AIESEC also means Alcohol In Excess, Sex Every Conference but don't puke too much, ok? yah, as though you chaps would listen, bwahahaha!


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AAMY says... "Have a GREAT Doggie Year! Yeah baby!"

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Interviewing the interviewer

I don't confess to have worked for long, only since 1993, so that works to be just 13 years. But I think I have gathered enough experience in both being interviewed and doing recruitments. Having been on both sides of the recruiting fence, I can say that many candidates don't do this well, that is they hardly "Interview the Interviewer".

So far I have been fairly fortunate or blessed, to be successful in all my interviews. I have always thought that my good looks were the deciding factor but lately, the big tummy, thinning and white hairs made me realised that it was not my good looks. I asked myself, what was the consistently succesful factor throughout all my job interviews and what made me hire some of the people that I have interviewed. Apart from good looks, it must definitely be the reverse interviews that I or the interviewee did.

1) When to interview the interviewer
Personally, I have always interviewed the interviewer only after they have interviewed me. I will do my best to answer their probing questions, which usually are geared to learn more about my characteristics and how I think. Once they have finished, then I start asking them questions.

2) Asking the right questions
I think getting into a job and company is like getting married to a prospective spouse. Let's face it. We spend more time at work than with our family thus it's only right that we find out whether the company suits us. (Yes, I know some quarters say this is being picky but when you can afford to, why not?)

With already reseached knowledge of the company, pleasantly ask short and pointed questions to the interviewer. You may inquire about the challenges of your job scope, what are the expectations, what are the career prospects, what kind of support will be provided to help you deliver, or even what's the overall staff turnover in the company.

There are many more questions that you may ask and each will tell you something about your future boss or company. For example, if the prospective boss just brushes you aside, carry on looking somewhere else. His behaviour may indicate a tyrant or an impatient manager. All I can say is trust your instincts.

Above all, take care that you don't takeover the interview. Remember that the interviewer is assessing you, while you are just sizing up the company.

Good luck!

AAMY President 05/06

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Welcome

Welcome to the new e-home for AIESEC Alumni Malaysia.

Errrr, what happened to the aamy.org? Well, the alumni had to pay for the domain and all that jazz. It's an expense that we don't really need hence this FREE blogspot account, hehehe. Call the committee "kiamsiap" (miser) but hey, don't wanna the members to question us spending the very scarce money unnecessarily, right? ;)

We have quite a lot of things planned this year for the alumni, particularly in Kuala Lumpur, but as usual, it's the execution that counts lar. Being a voluntary organisation has its constraints namely time and manpower.

Well, here's the first posting. We are looking forward to making a post once a week, yup, that's our KPI alright.

Cheers!
AAMY