How To Get Headhunted By Job Recruiters

Success can be defined in many ways, shape and form. If you are an employee, don’t feel bad about it. There are times when I wish I had the freedom of time, money and no boss that I need to serve. Well, I guess I never got to that situation yet. An honest confession, I currently have a huge debt of almost 3 times my yearly salary that I need to serve after trying to achieve the freedom of time, money and no boss to serve. I got cheated, duped and failed miserably. However, I know that I can bounce back stronger than before. That’s how life teaches you a lesson.

Enough about my failure, I want to write about my experience being sought after by these job recruiters. A few years back, I had to change jobs because of some unfortunate circumstances of the company that I served at that time. Basically, at the moment I’m back at the same company because I can’t resist the complacent working environment but I’ll try to write on that later. After going to almost 10 job interviews, a job recruiter spotted me on this site called ‘Monster’ which was a big job recruitment website and hook me up with a job interview that landed me a job offer for big public listed local IT company. I chose to accept a smaller company because of the permanent status rather than contract and stayed there for more than a year.

The point here is when you are good at your job and even when your resume sucks, you can always try further on the next round like I did. I never had a degree in IT, furthermore, my only qualification is a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Automotive but how did I end up in the IT world. My only answer would be because of my passion. So, if you have passion you can definitely survive anywhere you go.

Recently I tried to update my Jobstreet profile after  4 years of dormancy. Suddenly a ‘Job Opportunity’ landed in my inbox.

Job Opportunity – Sales Operations Administrator

The job description given was very interesting and if I was 5 years younger, I would have definitely grab it. So, if you are interested in a change in career or a job opportunity such as this one, do contact me or the guy in the screenshot above. I would love to communicate with a ‘younger me’. ;-D

I didn’t answer the topic of this blog post. Well if you ask me, a few ways you can try to get headhunted is to:

  1. Advertise and expose yourself. Don’t be scared to be different from the rest of your peers. If you have a blog, write about yourself on your blog, social media account profile, Linkedin or anywhere you can get spotted.
  2. Register yourself to all job recruitment agency. If you found a job recruitment website, register an account with them. If there is a ‘Job Fair’ in your area, attend and drop your resume, your name card if you have one or a note to the guy or girl at the job booth.
  3. Network with a fellow headhunted guy such as myself. What a headhunter would probably look for are recommendations by trusted sources. If I find out that you are good and there are opportunities for you to go further, I will definitely recommend you to the headhunters I know (I have a classmate who is an experienced head hunter).

There you have it, a combined answer with some of my experience after being absent from this blog for a while. I never thought it feels so good to write a decent blog post again. I should really write more often. Until next time my fellow readers.

5 Wireless Mouse under RM50 That I Would Buy at Lazada Malaysia

I shop online at quite frequently, the most recent was to buy a new laptop for myself to write this blog post and created the video below. I lost count how much money I’ve spent on Lazada but I had a good and bad experience using Lazada as one of the popular e-commerce platforms in Malaysia.

Here is a list of 5 wireless mouse under RM50 that I would buy:

  1. Logitech M185 Wireless Mouse
  2. HP Wireless Mouse X3000
  3. Logitech M171 Wireless Mouse
  4. TARGUS Wireless Optical Mouse
  5. AVF AM1G Wireless Optical Mouse

Currently, I’m using a Logitech M165 Wireless Mouse which is not in the above list. I also owned the AVF AM1G Wireless Mouse on my other laptop, the mouse is even cheaper than the wired mouse. If for some odd reason the mouse stopped working, I’ll be buying any of the above mouse anytime. Happy hunting.

Happy hunting.

My Failed Attempt to Renew My Malaysian Passport Jan 2017

I’m trying out other medium to add to this blog so I decided to try out videos. I think it is much faster and more interesting to create. Of course, this would be my first so the quality is not up to par I guess.

My family and I will be heading to Bandung Indonesia for a holiday end of this month.

I am planning to create a video of the trip very soon. Need to polish my video skills then.



Happy New Year 2017

Ashrufzz New Year 2017

My new year resolution for this blog is to do more updates and share more information for the world to know. Wish me Good Health so that I can actively write more!

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