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Currently, I am good at developing a website. I am very familiar with HTML, PHP and CSS. But it is not enough for me to be a system developer. I need to work on more in IT field. In further to enhance my skills in IT field, encouragement and support from the people around me are very important to me. Only my laziness that can stop me to pursue my dream. But I will fight this laziness strictly so that I am able to achieve my goal.
Since I am a student majoring in computer science, my ambition is, I want to be system developer. As a system developer, he/she should be well versed in computer programming. Even if I am a computer science student, it is not easy for me to be a system developer for IT company. There are too many people out there who are IT graduates. Therefore, I must compete with other and I must sharpen my knowledge on how to develop a system. I have to improve my skill in computer programming. This is because, the company will only hire the fresh graduate student who have excellent skill in computer programming.
Now I'm in the second year of my study and I'll finish my study next year. Since I'm in the IT field, indirectly I'll be working with an IT company. Among the jobs that available in IT field are system analysis, system design, programmer and many more. To strengthen my skill and my knowledge, I decided to attend additional class that is related to my field. Besides attending an additional class, I also study and educate myself on how to overcome any obstacle that can stop me to gain knowledge. To strengthen my computer programming, I attend programming class. For that additional class, I learn most popular programming language that used to create most powerful computer applications such as C++, Java and visual basic.
In the working environment, I see a lot of vacancies for IT field requiring graduates who have excellent skills in programming. Therefore, it is very important to me to improve my skill in computer programming so that I am able to be system developer who is very talented. When I have good skill in programming, then only I can develop my own program with best quality. Furthermore, I also take an additional class of computer hardware. With this class I'm able to know and have the knowledge about each component of a computer. Therefore, I'm able to solve any problem that comes from the hardware. Besides that, with all of my knowledge, I also have the opportunities to solve any computer problem by myself.
Apart from that, I'm also trying to improve my collaboration with others. I will like to develop my team work skills and will always focuses directly on the group. I am very focused with my work but during group work activities, I tend to keep myself quite and just listen to the idea of others. I have my comfort zone and I work well alone on projects, my team work skills are not up to standard with myself working capabilities and I intend to develop this personal development plan in order to improve in that particular aspect. Lastly, I would like to develop and improve my openness to others, I would like to improve my listening skills, most importantly on listening to others idea. Take them and be able to analyze them.
Strategy of IT development
The first point is continually sought self excellence. I wanted to do the best I could, as well as learn more about technology. I also was quite self-productive. I sometimes had to do some things outside of class, but I got them done. I have definitely learned a lot more this quarter. For example, as a student to gain knowledge or learning, it is not necessarily just in the class. We have to get the knowledge as much as we can. It is because knowledge is open and available everywhere. In addition, I feel that I need information and some training in problem solving strategies.
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I'm fully committed to the success of my studies.
Willingness and ability to learn and acquire knowledge.
I must focus on my study so that I will get first class honor of my degree so that I am able to continue my study and career to a higher level.
Always be a positive thinker and ready to accept any criticism in gaining knowledge.
Ability to adapt to other people, so that I can improve myself to become more competitive.
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Collaboration with others/Group work
Listening skills/Taking others ideas.
Not good at talking in the crowd.
To improve myself to become more collaborative with others.
Improve my listening skill and talking.
Do a lot of reading so that I will improve my knowledge and I am able to give a speech about any issue.
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Learning from previous mistakes.
I can understand the areas I need to improve by analyzing the feedbacks from others and online exercises. By Identifying what drove me to make a particular mistake, address it and make the needed changes.
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By environment - noisy, inconsistent of climate.
By friends - talkative, more socializing.
Actually, I cannot work in an environment that is very noisy. At this time I did not find any solution on how to overcome this threat. But I will overcome this treat slowly.
I will manage my time properly and I will reduce my time to socialize.
Striving to improve my knowledge and skill in computer programming. I will learn about how to overcome any common computer problem and will increase my problem solving skill.
I will volunteer to answer any question so that I am able to know whether my answer is correct or not. Then only I can compare how good is my knowledge with other peoples.
I have agreed to attend an additional class to develop my skill in computer programming. And I have a mentor who is good in computer programming so that I am able to learn and exchange views or idea with him.
Increasing problem solving skill of our self is really important in completing any assessment.
I hope to achieve this goal within 2 years from now. I plan all of this is for me to be well prepared before I am going to working field.
Current state: Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Goal: achieve the first degree class and have a good position in career.
Objective: to learn and study and also to get the best achievement.
Ambition: to be a system developer or an expert IT specialist.
Gain of confident level.
Advance of communication skill.
Broaden my experience.
Acquire necessary skill and techniques.
Finish the study on time with first class honors.
Being expert in IT field especially in programming.
To find a position that will put me in a forward moving organization/company.
To become a competitive person.
To become a person who is full with knowledge.
Ways to achieve
Able to manage time properly.
Able to manage stress.
Settle the work given.
Ask when I feel I am lost at some part that I am not clearly understood.
Serious in works.
Comment on Short-Term Goals:
In general, my short term goal is to ensure that I'm really want to achieve the goal. To become a successful person, I have to improve myself about everything in my life. Change towards goodness, so that I am able to be a person who is successful in life.
Comment on Long-Term Goals:
My long-term goal is where I have completely achieved my short-term goal. When I have the short-term goal, I have to take an effort on how I can improve my life and will not stay in my comfortable zone.
Listened and responded to feedback from people who know you well
You are a person who is very conscientious in doing any work. But you have to manage your time well and you have to fight the lazy attitude in yourself because your laziness can ruin your dreams.
He is a hard working person and always give advice to their friends. He always reminds me about work and assignment.
Task 2: Mock Job Application Process
There are any ways we can search for a job. Firstly, we can search or find a job our self by surfing on the internet. There are many website's services that give the opportunities to people around the world to find a job based on their academic qualification. For example, "jobstreet.com.my". This site provides good information about vacancies. There a lot of field and major and the user can choose from the category what field or major are they from. Usually, the site will provide the information about the job. For example, in each or every position you want to apply, there is a specific role or a requirement for the job. Therefore, to those who are searching for a job, they must fulfill and be well prepared for what the company has stated. According to JocStreet.com, JobStreet.com is an on-line recruitment website. It will help job seekers to find their job. http://www.jobstreet.com.my/help/faqs.htm
The second way that we can find a job is from an advertisement. There are companies that provide an advertisement for vacancies. For example, the company will distribute an advertisement through newspaper, magazine and popular reading materials. Based on the advertisement, the job seekers have to prepare all the required thing for the job interviewing. Lastly, we can ask somebody for a vacancy as a source for job seeking. Let say we have friend or acquaintances who are already working at the company that we are interested in. We can ask them is there any vacancies at the company that they work. If there is a vacancy, maybe they can provide any guideline on how to get the job at the company that they work or they can give some good advice. Later, for the job seeker, they can prepare for he/herself to get the job at the company.
Interest job vacancies
ATX (M) SDN BHD is a fast expanding company specializing in the IT, Telecommunication and Services industry in Malaysia. Our core business is in developing and integrating solutions and value added services for the various sectors. Our clients can range from Telecommunication Companies, Service Providers and Retail Networks. Website: www.atx.my
MYR 2500 - 3500
Petaling Jaya (Selangor)
Responsible to enhance, customize and maintain current in-house and clients system and make recommendations to improve the current system
Responsible in new system development and proofing the program to develop needed changes to assure quality of the end product
Responding promptly and professionally to bug reports
Research and recommend software tools to management
Demonstrate ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time
Maintain a positive work environment as well as continually review development
Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication) or equivalent.
Required skill(s): Visual Basic, MS SQL Server, PHP, IIS, Apache, MYSQL.
Required language(s): Bahasa Malaysia, English
At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
Preferably Senior Executives specializing in IT/Computer - Software or equivalent.
2 Full-Time position(s) available.
Interested candidates are invited to apply online. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Zaim Arif Bin Shahrom
No.11A Jalan Teratai 2/7K,
Taman Bukit Teratai,
68000 Ampang, Selangor
ATX (M) Sdn Bhd
Unit B-05-3A, Empire SOHO Subang, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor
I am writing to inform of my interest with the Software Developer position as was recently made available in your company which advertised on Jobstreet.com on 12 November 2012.
I recently obtained my degree from the University of East London which organized by Linton University College with a First Class Division. As a fresh graduate in Software Engineering, I have acquainted myself with a range of skills that would allow me to work with the organization's culture, and encourage the team to new heights of success.
I am very interested with the vacancies and this is the opportunities where I can use all of my knowledge and skills if I am hired. I believe with my skill and my experience, it will make me a competitive candidate for this position. During the study I have a full understanding about implementing the system, life cycle of software development and able to analyze on how to improve the current system to a newer and better system.
I also have an experience in developing a system in a group that demonstrate my teamwork ability, communication skills. These experiences coupled with my demonstrated excellence in research, analyzing data, teamwork, and presentation skills. All of these experiences prepare me for the position of System Developer for your company.
Together with this cover letter, I have attached with my resume for your full consideration. I highly appreciate your time for reviewing my application and it will be a pleasure for me to attend an interview with you at your convenient time.
Zaim Arif - fresh graduate
Zaim Arif bin Shahrom
Address: No.11A Jalan Teratai 2/7K, Taman Bukit Teratai, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Email: [email protected]
Date of birth: 3rd November 1991
Place of Birth: Selangor
Marital status: Single
Interest: Reading, Travel, Sport, Martial Arts self-defense
Bachelor Science of Software Engineering
Institute : Linton University College, Malaysia
Duration : 3 years (2010 - 2013)
Field Of Study : Computer Science/IT: Graphic & Multimedia
Foundation studies in Information Technology
Institute : Linton University College, Malaysia
Duration : 1 year (2009)
Field of Study : Computing Math/Computer Science/IT
School : Sekolah Menengah Teknik Gombak
Major : Electrical & electronic engineering
No. of Subject : 10
School : Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Tasik
No. of Subject : 8
Position: Store Associate
Workplace: 7-Eleven, Malaysia
Able to work as an individual or a team with minor supervision.
Windows xp, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu, Linux. (Also able to formatting or reinstall the operating systems)
Visual Basic, HTML, PHP