Kekosongan jawatan. Sebuah kelab golf di pantai timur mempunyai kekosongan untuk jawatan-jawatan berikut:
A golf club in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia is looking for:
- Finance/Admin Manager. The education requirement for the post is a Degree in accounting, though I suppose if you have something that is the equivalent; they would consider.
- F & B Manager
- F & B Supervisors
- Golf & Sports Executive
For all the above vacancies, the club requires that candidates have a minimum of three years experience, if possible in a golf club environment.
Don’t take that too literally, it can also mean for those of you that has worked in a golf club in a lower position or perhaps in a slightly different job title than advertised: this is your chance!
Look, I made the jump from being an Assistant Estate Manager in an oil palm plantation to an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent ok? How big a jump is that?
But if you don’t want to take the risk, its alright: do pass the message to your friends who are good staff who may be interested. I’ve always thought that only the good people who will leave, the ‘average’ people will stay on, but we call them ‘loyal’ people in front of them. I just wonder why these ‘loyal’ people don’t seem to never stop complaining about their work, company, colleagues and bosses. Ya, you know who you are.
By the way, don’t start contacting me asking about how much they are willing to pay, coz I don’t know. I don’t know them and frankly, I don’t know you that well. Because, it’s not just how much the market is for that position, but more importantly, how much you are worth in the market.
What I do, is I don’t put how much I want on the resume or the form. Instead, I put the words “prefer to discuss” in that column. What is important is I get into the interview room. If I impress the interviewer enough, I can negotiate from a position of strength. If they can’t afford me; I made new friends (and admirers) and gained an interview experience. What if I don’t impress the interviewer? I don’t know; has never happened to me before. Usually if it has reached that stage, that means they were impressed by your resume already so as long as you dress well and speak well; and have a firm handshake, three quarter of the work is done.
Are you inspired enough? Quit complaining about your current company/boss. Sack them. No, say nothing yet. Go through your resume and edit it. Emphasise your strength, experience and accomplishment to suit the job or company that you are applying for. You can find sample formats of resumes here. NEVER, ever use the exact same resume everywhere.
Then write a cover letter that summarises them all and ask your new employer (yes that’s how confident you should be) to ‘stop looking’ because you are The One. I do that all the time. You’re shy? Why? What have you got to lose? You have a lot to gain. But if you are into ‘safe’ letters; you can find samples here.
And please don’t send ‘Word’ files. Print out your resume and scan it as pdf. Or print it as pdf, you can download a pdf writer for free. I use Cutepdf which you find here http://www.cutepdf.com/. I have my signature on file as a picture and I paste it on the letter before printing. Don’t forget to paste your passport-sized picture on the resume too.
Then, in this context, email your resume to ‘randomtemporarynameATgmail.com’ replacing the AT with @. I’ll forward it to the respective persons. The deadline (not dateline. Please) is 26th April 2014 midnight Malaysian time (yes I have overseas applicants too which I duly pass to the would-be employers – its their decision)
If you prefer hard copy: Send it to “Turf Consultancy Sdn. Bhd., 101, No 25 Jalan 31/N, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor.” but do email me at the above that you have done so.
I will forward all correspondence to the employer and have no hand in the selection.
But Good Luck anyway.