Saturday, November 28, 2009

  • Hi all.
  • Dah lama g interview ni tp nk masukkn kt blog juga. ehe.
  • Ada 3 stages suma skali kt UTP. Final stage which is the 4rd stage kt KL with line manager kot x silap.
  • This is my 1st experience with s*b since masa intern dulu x mtk pun.

1st Stage

  • Communication test. Sepatutnya you are given 3 mins but hari tu team from s*b arrived late plus they want to proceed with 2nd stage on that very afternoon. Supposedly, 2nd stage was scheduled the next day. So, its only 1.5 mins communication test.
  • The team have a list of topics on their hand. They will pick a topic for you instead of you pick the topic like what they usually do.
  • What is my topic? Religion. Thanx God I can still goreng on this topic. I was afraid if given any disease-related topic.
  • Some other topic that I can still remember: Paris, Cuba, Hepatitis B, hydrocarbon, christiano ronaldo, malaria, technology, cost cutting , ......
  • There is no walt disney this time. ehehe~
  • In my personal opinion, they wanna see your confidence and ability to transmit information to others. Meaning, they wanna know if you possess the ability to transmit info to other people and that particular people can understand what you trying to say. Effective 2 ways communication.

2nd Stage

  • We got text from the job placement week community like 5 mins before the session actually start. So, you can imagine the shock-ness and rush-ness in there.
  • The s*b team once again diverted from their tradition this time. Usually it is a platform-group-challenge. But this time it is a 5 star hotel management problems. Imagine you are a manager of a 5 star hotel and there is a list of problems that occured in your hotel. You have to prioritize which probem to tackle first and why so.
  • The first 10 mins of the session is individual work. You have to work individually and solve the problem. But remember, theres always an instruction to follow people. You have to submit your answer together with your name, candidates no and group no.
  • After we submitted the ans, the s*b team did actually check our paper one-by-one. I can predict already, they will kick-out person that not following their instructions. It turns out that, 2 persons have to leave the process at that time for not writing one of the particulars required. erm.. Its the ability to follow instruction ppl.
  • Then, we proceed with grouping works. Ouh before that, each one of us is given a sticker written candidate no, and we have to stick it behind our back. The trick here- they wanna take notes on your group work movement. Whether you stand out, act like a leader, or you just quite.
  • Next, we have to present the solution infront of the team and other groups. this time, the sticker move to infront (on ur chest). Do not exceed the time given ppl. Yes, they will not stop you. But, its the ability to follow instructions.
  • One group did actually went over 10 mins. One of the panel ask them "Dont any of you have the watch?". Err. Honestly, I thought none of them will make it to the next round but actually some of them were. And that is the most outstanding one.

3rd Stage

  • Everybody did stay up that night to know the result and the result came up abit late. I received it at almost 1am.
  • This is one-to-one session. They just want to know you personally. The ask bout ur internship, projects, ur goal in carreers.....
  • You will note get the same interviewer with the first stage.
  • I thought this is the final stage. Too bad. One more with the line manager (department that will hire you would choose which one they will sign the deal with).

  • Thats all ppl. Pray for me ya. eheheheh lol

Au Revoir!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • I believe in second chances now. They do really exist ppl. Like in my previous post, I was very down for not making to 2nd stage interview of Baker Hughes cuz I already submitted and called BH's HR. Its not that I gedik2 down but It cuz i already put efforts for it. some ppl might be very lucky. X apply mana2 pun. UTP apply kn all. then got the job. uhuhuh~
  • Then, I received email from BH houston office. They send me set of questionnaires and I need to submit it back to them.
  • Alhamdulillah, I passed that stage. They send me email to arrange for my phone interview session. and its EST time zone ppl. So, i try to arrange it as logic as possible (meaning, nk ke intvw 3 am malaysia time?). Finally, theres only 1 slot available. 5pm EST equal to 6.30 am malaysia. ok la kot.
  • I was so not ready since that time very busy with FYDP. Plus, I only got 24 hours or less to prepare for the phone intvw. Xpe la. gamble je. I try to contact senior2. Ada jugak yg dpt intvw like me. So, I ask tips from them. They cakap, line was not clear. aaa. ni yg takut ni. line x clear.
  • Hari interview, I woke up really early. 5 am. Buat2 la ape yg patut then try to read bout BH. Just to be prepared. Tepat 6.30 am malaysia time, i got a incoming call with weird combination of numbers.ofcourse! wink
  • The line was not clear. I asik suruh the guy repeat the quest and his voice is sloww too. erm. not my luck mybe. what to expect. the states-tronoh.x clear la line.I ask him about the next stage. Its one-to-one intvw. So how bout the distance? they will fly me to the states all the way?? ahahaha~ u hope my dear! Its depends on the geographic area. Meaning, I in malaysia, so it would be in malaysia.
  • Bnyk jugak solan situation. like: which one u will choose. 1)Heavily travel,lots money 2)nice workplace, heavy workoads 3) bad workplace+technical job+lots money. ha.. pilih2. i pilih no 1 masa intvw tu. uhuh!~ reasons goreng je!
  • Lain soalan : what is the most appealing about field engineer? What is the least appeling about field engineer?
  • Got one question very technical plak tu. Then line x clear. I heard only bout the 2nd option. So, i chose that one la. Explaination goreng jugak.
  • Erm..I doubt bout the nex stage cuz I am pretty sure all the malaysia-brunei vacancies aready filled. Ya la, bdk2 UTP jugak. uhuhu. Anyway, it was a good experience and if given a chance, i dont want a phone interview anymore. Its limited my expressiveness...rolleyes

Notekaki: I will update about schlumberger interview later.

Au Revoir!