Thursday, March 26, 2009

new leash of life...

wow... my last post was way back in nov 2008 and that's more than 4 months ago! i can't believe how fast time passes by just like that and that was posted when i was in palembang, my first working trip. the past 5 months has been nothing short of a life changing experience for me.

joining a new company, something that probably not what i would have expected after 4 years in the previous company, so comfortably wrapped around in my comfort zone. maybe might not be so accurate to say it's something that i do not expect, as i have been contemplating on a move for a while before i finally updated my resume and started hunting for a new job.

interviews were not hard to come by, surprisingly. and i was surprised even more that i have quite a number of offers in the bag, even from the mncs! since my graduation, i had not been to much interviews, let alone sending out tonnes of letters with resumes. my first job was sealed even before i go for the interview. the manager of the headhunter company likes my resume that she highly recommended me to the company. well, the first job lasted me a good 8 months before i quit the IT field for good, venturing into a totally different field.

excited. met a lot of people, both in the industry and other industries as well. it opened up my eyes to the world of businessmen and how deals are done. knowledge? it's important, but networks and friendships play an even greater part!

it's inspirational when you have direct access to the people who are part of the founding members of the company. how long have they come... how much hard work had they put it to get to where they are now. how much have they improved. imagine someone who started work at aged 19, and can't even speak a word of english. now he is the leader of a publicly listed company and speaks fluent english.

somehow, towards the end, things didn't really work out. some people get stagnant and prefer to stay the same and not fix it if it's ain't broken. i almost fell into that category, and it makes me feel kinda miserable. i hesitated, but i am really glad to finally forced myself to update the resume.

my new job has given me a new leash of life. new industry. wider scope. bigger responsibilities. and worst of all... a target to meet. kpi. dem.

update more later...