Oct 31, 2008

Hiring Manager checklist

As a hiring manager ,

I always check through again the resume before recruitment/ vendor side pass to me for 2nd level screening.

Remember last time when i going out for interview ,a few interviewer actually asking me what is my roles and sometime even the Job description is different with what i'm doing now , headhunter still propose my resume to the hiring manager.

Instead of wasting other people time and also our own time to get a best candidate, Should those hiring manager start to do something first ?

Here is the checklist i will have
1) Read through candidate resume
2) Identify keyword which match on the JD we wanted .
Keyword such as
  • Year of related experience
  • knowledge and skillset
  • Length of working in each company
  • Hobby
  • Any extra skill they have so that we can ask them in detail during screening
Is there anything else for hiring manager to check ???
Although it sound basic ,remember when i need to schedule to interview 3 DBA with 3 hour free slot from my calendar continuous which liking to happen once a year , i believe it is worth to take extra step to make sure. And also not to mention it will help to build up our company imaging

Oct 23, 2008

The Devil Wears Prada

Just finishing watching this

The story is about
In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea
Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly,
The ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices.

Anne Hathaway show cast as Andrea

a part of this she also feature in The Princess Diaries 2 (2004),The Princess Diaries (2001) both movie also one of my favor when jess recommend it to me.

It just snapshoot part of life when we need to make choices whether . I agree with what her decision in final on this 'The Devil Wears Prada' . Sometime just not matter of career & $$ & respect but we alway forgotten actual values of ourself and our family who love us very much

There are even a fan club for her as well . Check this out http://www.annehathawayfan.com

Blogspot new feature - I'm Following

It use only for blogger around to keep track on blog which we will want to follow at the same time as admin we can also with other blogger on latest update on their blog too.

By following your blog, your readers tell you and the world that they’re a fan of what you post. Your Dashboard now shows you how many followers each of your blogs has. With a click on the Followers icon, you can browse your followers, see what blogs they write, and read the other blogs they’re following.

Your followers can stay updated with your blog with the Reading List that we’ve added to the Blogger Dashboard. The Blogs I’m Following tab automatically shows the latest posts from all the blogs you follow. You can follow any blog from your reading list, even blogs that haven’t added the Followers widget or aren’t hosted on Blogger. Just click the “Add” button and type in the blog’s URL.

f you’re a Google Reader user, you’ll now see a special folder in Reader called “Blogs I’m Following,” .

What you waiting for ? let's add it in.

Healthy Clock from Chinese ancient observation

Terry Fox Run in 2 November 2008 in malaysia

Today receive information from Sport club mention that ,company is organizing a Terry Fox run and mission is to raising funds for cancer research. The run will take place at Lake Gardens, Jalan Perdana , Kuala Lumpur on 2 November 2008 (Sunday), starting from 9am.

The beneficiary will be Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation ("CARIF" www.carif.com.my)

I cut & paste the story about Terry Fox

Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port
Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast.
An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he
was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right
leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer
patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to
raise money for cancer research.

He would call his journey the Marathon of

After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare,
Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little
fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning,
enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He
ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec
and Ontario.

It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles),
Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer
had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry
passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.

To date, more than $400 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's
name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.

For whoever interested to make charity do go on the day and make it a terry Fox day for all Cancer victims.

Oct 20, 2008

ITIL Credit Profiler for V3

When i bump out at itskeptic , and found out that someone actually found out a credit system for ITIL V3 Qualification Scheme in order to achieve Expert Certification in ITSM. You will need a minimum of 22 credits achieved in a balanced selection of V3 subject areas to gain Expert Certification.

Here is the link , i try out myself and i only got 1.5 credit out from 22 credits .

Any ITIL taker ? can try it out yourself.

Oct 16, 2008

Canon EF-S 18-200 mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS -Wishlist added

Just arrivel from my feed that DPreview reviewed a Canon EF-S 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 IS.

As what comment on the review , It is a general purpose lense which allows the photographer not to worry much on bringing few lenses when out for travel. Although there are some limitation on 18mm but it wounld't stop anyone for looking a 3in1 lense with a bundle with a VR/IS quality together.

Further news can read from here

Oct 11, 2008

Nok 5800 XpressMusic vs Iphone 3g


Today helping mother in law to check for 3g phone at Pyramid but still not able to found a better phone instead.

So i go back to my favour site GSMAREna and check out any good 3g phone.

Surprising instead of finding a flip phone i end up finding a Banana(Stand) phone.

Even Surprise is touch screen is not even release on N85 recently. Maybe it is a test market strategy.

Compare head n toe with 5800 vs Iphone
Size -109g vs 133 g
Display -TFT 16M vs Touch Screen 16M
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA@30fps), flash; secondary videocall camera vs 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels

There are someone already done a direct compare in GSMArena check this out.

Expected to release on end of year 2008 , rest wait for the release...

Oct 5, 2008

big buck bunny -another open source make carton

Big Buck Bunny is a short compuer animated film by Blender Institute, which is part of the Blender Foundation and guess what , it is made using free software .

The objective of Foundation

  • To establish services for active users and developers of Blender
  • To maintain and improve the current Blender product via a public accessible source code system under the GNU GPL license
  • To establish funding or revenue mechanisms that serve the foundation's goals and cover the foundation's expenses
  • To give the worldwide Internet community access to 3D technology in general, with Blender as a core
Some cute picture

Download of this cute open source short carton can be found at this link . Let's enjoy our life with this cute carton.

Oct 2, 2008

KLPF 2008 , Kuala Lumpur photography Festival

Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) is a combination of photography and travel events. The Yearly Photography Festival organized by Photo Creator Publication (Advanced Images Magazine, Photo Creator Magazine & Travelmate Magazine), will be held at Lower Ground, Berjaya Times Square, on 18-19 October, 2008.

Anyone going ???

Tamron new lense release Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro

New lense from Tamron -
Ultra high power zoom lense.

Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003)

-15X (28-419mm equivalent)
-VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.
- Aperture range F/3.5 to F/22
- Weight 550g

Hear only N and C brand mount will be out only initially.

My favor review site dpreview

Hopefully price is user-friendly enough for me to upgrade my stk lense..