How To Keep Your Focus At Work

One of the toughest thing to do by an employee is keeping focus at his or her work. Here a few simple steps to follow in allowing your mind to keep focus on your daily work at the office:

  1. Use offline tools. Paper products, pens, and other physical tools are a Godsend for those of us who have a hard time focusing throughout the work day. They’re so simple that we can use them quickly, without having to worry about becoming distracted.
  2. Take more breaks. More breaks = More productivity. It may sound wrong, but it’s true. Breaks allow us to re-group our thoughts and focus for the task at hand. They also keep us fresh so that we don’t end up burning out after only a few hours work.
  3. Smaller tasks to check off. When you’re planning your day, make sure that your “action steps” (aka items in the checklist) are small actions. Instead of “Paint living room”, try breaking it down into many tasks, like “buy paint, buy rollers, pick colors” etc.
  4. Keep a steady pace. Don’t try to do to much. Keeping the pace manageable allows you to keep your focus. Unfortunately, people can confuse this with “Work till you drop without breaks”. See number 2.
  5. Keep a daily “purpose” card. It’s pretty easy to get lost staring at the computer all day long. We’ll find rabbit holes to wonder down (ie. Youtube, Myspace, etc.) if we’re not careful. Having your daily purpose card gives you clarity and a reminder as to what you’re doing today.
  6. Develop the mindset that the computer is only a tool. It’s easy to try and use the computer for too much. At its core, the computer is merely a tool (albeit a freakin’ awesome one) that allows to do work more efficiently. If we’re using it as something more than that, (like as a solution for your life), you’ll ultimately fail. It’s like trying to eat a steak dinner with only a spoon.

Jawatan Kosong di UMP - Nov 09

Orang ramai dialu-alukan untuk memohon jawatan-jawatan kosong berikut di Universiti Malaysia Pahang, UMP.

  1. Pegawai Belia dan Sukan S48
  2. Pegawai Teknologi Maklumat F41
  3. Penolong Pegawai Perubatan U29
  4. Jururawat U29
  5. Juruteknik Komputer FT17
  6. Pembantu Pegawai Latihan Vokasional J17
  7. Pengawal Keselamatan KP11
Cara memohon : Secara online. Click here.

Tarikh tutup memohon / Closing date : 14 December 2009

Maklumat lanjut / Further details : Click here

JobStreet English Language Assessment

Seeing the fact that English language is the standard language in the world today, it is vital for every employee to have the ability to speak and write in English well.

Therefore, as a measure to enhance your job finding and self improvement, JobStreet has introduced an English Language test for job seekers to improve their resume credibility by adding the score in their resume. The higher they score, the better. This is to attract more employers to you so that your chance to be recruited is higher.

What basically a job seeker must do is answer 40 questions in English language ranging from questions of Vocabulary, Grammar, Comprehension and Conversation.

If candidate is not yet ready to answer the actual assessment, he or she can do practice tests to sharpen their skills in the test.

To take the assessment now, please follow this link: MyJobStreet - JobStreet English Language Assessment

Do take note that once a candidate has completed the test, he or she can only take the test again after 3 months.

Good luck and have a wonderful career ahead!

How To Handle Work Stress

Stress can be good because it motivates you to work quickly. However, when it makes you ill or unable to concentrate, it's a bad thing. If you find work overwhelming and you feel like your job is taking over your life, you need to get control and keep work at the office. Follow these tips to handle stress at work.

  1. Use basic stress coping techniques like deep breathing. Take the time to relax, breathe deeply and let the stress wash over you.
  2. Exercise regularly. Exercise releases endorphins making you feel happier and healthier. You can also work off negative feelings and anger.
  3. Assess the situation. See if you can find ways to reduce the stress. Pass part of the work to someone else. Ask for help.
  4. Make time for yourself. If you work all the time, you will lose the other parts of yourself. Take a break and do something fun. You will find you have more energy when you return to the job.
  5. Be realistic. Only do what you can do. If you are taking work home every day, you are doing too much. Work is only part of your life. Make time for the other parts. Take control of your life. You need a healthy balance between work and home life.
  6. Talk to other people. Communicate with co-workers and other people in your life. Talking releases stress; sometimes other people can offer solutions you didn't think of yourself.
  7. Deal with workplace bullies and negative co-workers. You don't want the actions of others to add unnecessary stress to your own life.
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    Jawatan Kosong di Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan - Nov 09

    Mereka yang berminat dipelawa untuk mengisi kekosongan jawatan di Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan seperti berikut:

    1. Penolong Pegawai Tadbir (Perhubungan Awam)
    2. Penolong Juruaudit
    Tarikh tutup memohon / Closing date : 30 November 2009

    Cara memohon : Mengisi Borang (S.P.A 1-Pin.7/91) yang boleh diperolehi secara PERCUMA / FREE di Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan yang bertempat di Jalan Dato' Hamzah, Seremban.

    Semua permohonan hendaklah dihantar ke alamat berikut:

    Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Sembilan,
    Karung Berkunci No.22,
    Pos Malaysia,
    70990 Seremban,
    Negeri Sembilan.
    (tel. no : 06-7620645)

    Jawatan Kosong di Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Terengganu - Nov 09

    Senarai jawatan yang ditawarkan:

    Tarikh tutup memohon / Closing date :
    31 December 2009 - Jawatan 1
    30 November 2009 - Jawatan 2 hingga 5

    Cara memohon: (secara online, rujuk link di bawah)

    Maklumat lanjut / Further details : Click here

    Resignation Guide - What's Good & Bad

    Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Here are some general rules (do's and don'ts) about resigning from your job gracefully -- and carefully.

    • Don't get caught off-guard, so do prepare to resign by removing all personal items and files from your office and computer for those instances when your employer will ask you to leave as soon as you tender your resignation.
    • Do make the transition as easy and as smooth as possible. And do offer to help find and/or train your replacement. But don't make promises you can't -- or won't -- keep.
    • Don't make any statements or express any opinions that you may later regret. Remember that old adage: if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all.
    • Do be sure and give proper notice to your current employer.
    • Don't burn any bridges. Do leave on good terms with your co-workers and supervisors.
    • Do the exit interview with your current employer, if required. But don't say anything negative about your supervisor or co-workers during the interviewer -- no matter how tempted you are.
    • Don't disappear during your last weeks on the job. Do stay a productive member of the team.
    • Do make sure you receive all your stored up compensation and benefits, including bonus checks and unused vacation time, personal days, etc.
    • Don't consider a counteroffer unless you are sure it's a better deal for you; studies show a high percentage of workers still leave the employer within a year of accepting a counteroffer, some being forced out.
    • Do make a plan to keep in touch with key coworkers, friends, and mentors. Keep your network strong.
    • Don't feel guilty about leaving. It may be hard to leave, but focus on the fact that you are leaving to accept a great career opportunity.And don't brag about that great opportunity.
    • Do your best to wrap up all your major assignments. And do leave a detailed progress report for your supervisor and/or successor.
    • Do be prepared for some employers to overreact to your resignation; some employers immediately dismiss employees who resign.
    • Do write a professional resignation letter or memo.
    • Don't feel as though you need to tell your current employer any reason for leaving your job, but do be polite in thanking the employer for the opportunity to work there.
    • Do submit your letter of resignation to your immediate supervisor, with a copy to the human resources department.
    Source : Quintessential Careers

    Jawatan Kosong di MARDI - Nov 09

    Institut Penyelidikan Dan Kemajuan Pertanian Malaysia (MARDI) adalah sebuah Badan Berkanun di bawah Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Malaysia mempelawa warganegara Malaysia yang berkelayakan untuk mengisi jawatan berikut:

    1. Pereka Gred B17
    2. Juruteknik Komputer Gred FT17
    Tarikh tutup memohon / Closing date : 6 November 2009

    Maklumat lanjut / Further details : Click Here

    Jawatan Kosong di Kementerian Pertahanan Malaysia - Nov 09

    Jawatan yang dibuka:

    Tarikh tutup memohon / Closing date : 16 November 2009

    Maklumat lanjut / Further details : Click here

    Semua permohonan hendaklah dihantar selewat-lewatnya pada atau sebelum 16 November 2009 (Isnin) ke alamat berikut:

    Setiausaha Bahagian,
    Bahagian Pengurusan Sumber Manusia,
    Tingkat 2, Kementerian Pertahanan,
    Jalan Padang Tembak, 50634 KUALA LUMPUR
    (u.p: Cawangan Naik Pangkat dan Tatatertib)

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