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Overcoming Mediocrity At Work

Work Driving You Nuts?

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Are you finding yourself dreading to wake up in the morning and go to work? Do you pray for the weekend to arrive quickly and release you from that misery called work? And when the time comes do you dread receiving calls and SMSs on your mobile phone fearing it’s about something work related?

The bad news is that you might be suffering from occupational anxiety. The good news is that it’s not the end of your world. I’d like to share some tips on overcoming this phase of one’s professional life. Even if you haven’t faced it before, it’s still worth reading because chances are, it will happen to you too.

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Tough Interview Questions And How To Answer Them Positively

There’s an old saying that says, “Opportunity knocks only once”. This is one of those sayings that are not really a direct advice. You need to think a bit to grasp the real meaning of the quote. So what does it really mean? To me, it simple means that if you simply jot down an opportunity in your to-do list, it might not be available anymore when it finally reaches the top of the list.

For jobseekers, the quote mentioned above is the most apt description of the interview process. How you answer interview questions and project yourself in the process can make or break the deal.

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Software Project Completed

The Invoicing System application that I have been developing for the past few weeks has finally been released to the requesting party this morning. The project needed to be completed in the shortest time possible and I’m so glad that I manage to push the first production version before 2008.

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What’s Your Career Objective?

Almost everyone with a right frame of mind works. Whether you work for yourself or someone else is another matter. The main thing is to have an objective. Why do you work? Is it because of the money? Is it because of your interests and passions? Is it because of society’s expectations?

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Is A Career In Sports Feasible For Malaysians?

I believe that everyone has a role in society. Technocrats, businessmen, leaders and not forgetting the operatives that does the actual implementation. Of course, there’s also the entertainers and sports personalities; whom the younger generation looks up to.

However, some sports require more investment by its participants. Even sports that seemingly require little to no equipment can call for significant resources to separate the successful from the mediocre. For example, body building, a sport where the participants are only dressed in tiny undergarments, often requires quite a bit of investment when it comes to their bodybuilding supplements.

So obviously if somebody so happens to be passionate about an expensive sport, he or she might require assistance in becoming one of the best in that particular sport. Looking at Malaysia’s long history of praising winners in heaps and condemning losers just as much, it makes me wonder how our athletes in some of the less popular sports are doing.

The number of world class Malaysian athletes is way too small and we can probably count them using the fingers on our hands; however, it’s those literal unknowns that I’m more worried about. Are they destined to be amateurs or semi-pros until retirement? Funding must come from somewhere and an athlete couldn’t just depend on government support.

I’m just wondering how does a career sportsperson survive in Malaysia? If you are one, or know somebody who is, could you please enlighten me on this subject? I’m sure other readers would love to know as well.