People always say.... (actually i say one) to connect better, you have to know the language. To know the language, you have to know the people. Now I am talking nonsense.
(serious face) The reason that I brought the matter up is I understand more of the working world while at I am here (cannot tell where I am, later I will be bombarded with statements and question. haha) working part time.
I have unearth a few secrets of job interview here. I guess, experience is important huh... During an interview or job hunting, the description of the jobs are usually pleasant to to read or hear. Here are a few examples;
Performance based; - you see.. when you are at a job with salary that are perfomance based, you are expected to work more. but dont get your hope really high. You may work like an elephant with the pay of a single peanut, not even peanuts. Dont put on hope to get a really high salary or bonuses if you are barely good at the job you are going to be doing. If you are good, of course your pay wil be good lah.
Able to work independently - This one can be a little bit depressing. It actually means that you are going to work alone, on your own. If interaction are done with someone over the phone, such as customer, most of the time, you are lucky. But if you are put in a box and face a computer and do just that only, you are going to be depressed with the lack of human contact.
Able to work with minimal supervision - this means that your boss will not be around all the time, you are expected to finish your work and have it ready on their table on time. This can also means that they are going to "abandon" you with less interaction and expect you to be able work independently. (refer to able to work independently)
Proffesional surroundings and environment - This one I have yet to unearth the whole thing, but I have grasp the theory and concept. This can lead us to think that everyone in the premise or working area are serious and work oriented, not a laidback, relax type of surrounding. It may means that everyone is stressed all the time. OR, Everyone in the working area is detached from everyone, well maybe not everyone, but maybe every department is detached. Dont be surprise if someone died (touch wood!!!!) passed out in other department and you missed the memo. This can also means that you are expected to be able to work independently and minimal supervision.
Able to work in team - Now, be careful with this one. It means a lot, it can mean that if you are working on shifts, someone (customer) will just blame