Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Our client, subsidiary of one of the largest worldwide advertising agency, is currently in need of one (1) receptionist to be located at Rasuna Said (Jakarta). Our client works closely with local media (TV and print media) and advertising people. This position is urgently needed, to start in the middle of January 2009.

The following qualifications are required:

1. Diploma degree (D3), with the preference of having secretarial/admin/English language background.

2. Have working experiences of at least 1 year as receptionist, with administrative or secretarial experiences.

3. Female, age maximum of 27 years old.

4. Able to communicate in English.

5. Attractive, has good communication and interpersonal skill.

6. Have nice personalities and quick to adapt to new environment.

7. WIlling to work in weekly shift (on 8.00-17.00 or 10.00-19.00 as needed).

Should you be interested in the position, please email your recent resume complete with photo to:

at the latest on January 12, 2009.
Please note that any attachment exceeding 2 Mb will be promptly deleted.

Thank you,

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 3-4

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ASIAN AGRI GROUP: Secretary, Export Administration

PT. Asianagro Agungjaya (AAJ) is part of Asian Agri Group – one of well establish conglomerate in Indonesia. Asian Agri is an integrated palm-based consumer company that owns and manages plantations, mills, and refineries which produced branded and unbranded cooking oil, branded margarine, fats, and shortening. We have a large oil palm plantations at Sumatera and our refineries located in Jakarta (KBN Marunda), Tanjung Balai (North Sumatera), & Dumai. In line with our rapid expansion, we are looking for self-motivated, hardworking and qualified people to join our winning team as :

1. Secretary (Code : SEC)

· Female, Fresh graduate, max 27 years old
· Education Min. D-3 Management or Secretary
· Energetic & can work detail
· Good personality
· Able speaks & write in English well

2. Export Administration ( Code : EA)

. Female Max. the age of 27 years
. Education Min. D-3 Management, Marketing, Accounting and others
. Able to speak English Oral and written
. Experienced in the position of Export Marketing min. 1 year and
. Fresh graduated are welcome to apply
. Good personality

We provide the attractive remuneration package for this position. For interested party, please send your complete application letter at least 31 January 2009 to:

PT. Asianagro Agungjaya
Jl. Semarang Blok A-6/1, KBN Marunda
Cilincing, Jakarta Utara 14150
PO Box 1105 Jakarta 14011
E-mail :

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Global Eco Rescue: Managing Director, Forest Managers and Field Supervisors

Global Eco Rescue (GER) is an environmental services company. It purpose is to reserve gross global environmental degradation and destruction by utilizing the global carbon markets. By selling carbon credits derived from environmental activities, GER will raise the necessary funds to address pressing environmental problems such as deforestation, illegal logging and degradation. GER is active primarily in East Kalimantan. We are now recruiting for various positions for our organization.

Managing Director (MD)
• Forest Managers (FM)
• Field Supervisors (FS)

The managing Director of PT GER will be responsible for managing Director GERs Jakarta office. He will be the main interface between GER and Indonesia government as well as GER’s Indonesia partners. The MD should have at least 10-15 years of professional experience. The MD needs to be familiar with the forestry sector and possess a high environmental consciousness. Fluent in English is required. Please visit here for more details.

The Forest Managers and Field Supervisor will work with the Managing Director and our Indonesian partners to implement a forest protection, monitoring and implementation plan. A graduate degree in a relevant field is required. Position required a minimum of seven years (FM) and five years (FS) of work experience in conservation natural resource management. Combination of non-profit and private sector experience is desirable. Local knowledge in East Kalimantan is necessary as well as experience with logging companies and practices. Some English language skills are important but no required. Willing to work in remote area and under limited supervision. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience. Please send your detailed resume and cover letter with a recent photograph within 10 days after this advertisement to:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kompas Gramedia

Kompas Gramedia is science-based company (Media and Multimedia) the biggest, best, integrated and spread in Southeast Asia.
To support our goal as a global player in Southeast Asia 2012, we invite you high quality, talented and professional
to occupy positions as follows:


Putting the concept and conditions associated with the company's relationship with employees and make the process of legalization to the related institutions
and handle cases related to industrial relations.

- Age max. 27 years old
- Graduates of the Faculty of Law S1
- Freshgraduate or with 1-2 years experience in corporate legal or law firm in


Prepare and develop systems that are associated with the development of management and organization, among others: organizational design, analysis department,
evaluation of the position, performance appraisal, assessment, Talent management and ensure the implementation of systems related to the development of
management and organization at the business units.

- Age max. 30 years
- Graduates S2 Psychology (Psychology Master) or the Professional Psychologist
- Having min.1 years of experience in the field of HR
- Controlling the test equipment and psychological assessment process


Conducting the process of preparing the training modules / syllabus, organize training events, a facilitator and Observer in the implementation of training

- Age max. 27 years old
- Graduates S1/S2 Psychology / Management with years of experience min.1
- In the field of training and have special interest to training
- Have a good presentation skills, and training module capable composing


Creating applications / programs that fit the needs of companies associated with the ERP and non-ERP

- S1 Information System / Information Engineering, IPK min 3.00, max age. 27 years old
- Fresh graduate or have experienced working in IT
- Controlling the language spoken and written English
- Controlling the Web-based programming, Client / Server
- Controlling system and database programming SQL (MSSQL, Oracle)
- Understand the IT Project Management, Software Development Life Cycle
- Understanding the flow business, accounting and the concept of ERP
- Ability to work independently and in teams, have a high motivation, Â Â Â initiative and responsibility

System Analyst (SA)

Analyzing the needs of companies / users and create a blue print on the application or program that is designed wanted

- S1 Information System / Information Engineering, IPK min 3.00, max age. 27 years old
- Fresh graduate or have experienced working in IT
- Controlling the language spoken and written English
- Controlling the Web-based programming, Client / Server
- Controlling system and database programming SQL (MSSQL, Oracle)
- Ability to work independently and in teams, have a high motivation, initiative and responsibility


Handle the needs of the user associated with troubleshooting and make simple programs to support the main system (ERP)

- Min. D3 Management Information / Technical Information, IPK min. 2.75, fresh graduate, max age 25 years
- Controlling programming language and SQL database
- Controlling the basics of computer network technology
- Have insight and knowledge of the business computer technology
- Ability to communicate with and be professional
- Ability to work independently and in teams, have a high motivation, initiative and responsibility

OFFICE Administration (OA)

Performing administrative tasks, manage office activities and assist the implementation of programs and activities
- S1 all the majors, age max. 27 years old
- Have skills in time management, administrative ability and interpersonal ability
- Have skills in English is a value-added

Send your letter of application by post or email
(put the code on opening the envelope or subject)
accompanied by a full CV, pasfoto color, a copy of transcript
and no phone, which can be contacted
at the latest on January 14 2009 to:
HR functional UNIT (PSDM PT. GMU)
Email: (file max. 300 KB)
(on the subject only written the code positions)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sony Indonesia

Our Client, Sony Indonesia, ( a sales and marketing company located in Indonesia is seeking for the following position:

HR Assistant Manager (HRAM - SI)
Planning, coordinating and monitoring human resource function, including recruitment, training & development, compensation, staff welfare and facilities, formulates policies and supervises policy


· Experience in managerial position.

· Experience in Multinational Company is advantage.

· Fluent command in English (spoken & written).

· Good knowledge of Human Resources Management.

· Strong leadership skill.

· People oriented, coaching & counseling skill.

· Strong communication skill.

· Good knowledge and skill in PC (MS Office).

PM of Alpha (PMA - SI)
Engage in business planning and control activities, provide financial and infrastructure support, participate in work improvements projects with the objective maintaining and creating continuous growth and profitability for the Alpha /Digital Camera business in Indonesia


· Good Communication Skill

· English Capability (Both Speaking and Writing)

· Presentation Skill

· PC Skill (Power-point, Excel)

· Sales & Market Data Analysis Skill (Good at handling figure).

· Ever experienced to use DSLR, and have strong interest for DSLR.

Direct Marketing (DM - SI)
Sales of Personal Audio and its Accessories, DI Accessories and VAIO Accessories


· Having strong passion in Sales

· Good Communication and Negotiation Skill

· Have sense and interest in Visual Merchandising

· Like to spend most of time outside office

· Assistant Manager and below can apply

Planning & Control Section Head (PCSH - SI)
Responsible for Internal Control Review in order to improve the company efficiency and mitigate RISK, make sure Completeness of AML/KYC legal documents and trade agreement.


· Accounting background

· High capability to handling the data (by using Excel)

· Data analysis skill

· Audit experience is advantage

· English capability (speak and written)

· Communication Skill

· PC skill (Powerpoint, Excel)

CIC Section Head (CIC SH - SI)
Maintain, Analyze and Expand Call Center, with the objective to maintain and increase customer loyalty & intimacy; increase and maintain brand and achieve its committed within the company goals, guidelines and rules

· Experience at CIC (leader)

· High capability to handling the data (by using Excel)

· English capability (speak and written)

· Communication Skill

· Having clear target to manage quantity and quality of Call Center Operation

Assistant of Product Trainer (APT - SI)
Provide and deliver Training; product and customer skill for both internal side and external side; dealer and end user


· Having IT background is advantage

· Good Communication Skill

· English Capability (Both Speaking and Writing)

· Presentation Skill

· Interest in photography / photography hobby and IT product

IS Staff (ISS - SI)
Develop system application as needed & maintain system networking with the objective to make user finish their job by facilitating them within company procedure and goals


· Familiar with MS Office, VB6/ Dot Net, SQL 2000/05/08, Windows Server 2003/2008

· PC Trouble shooting

· Administering In-House Application And Database

· English capability (speak and written)

· Communication Skill

· Good attitude

· Result oriented

· Team working

Interested candidates are requested to send in their complete CV as an attachment in MS Word format only in English with current & expected salary and recent photograph via email to :

Please put the position applied HRAM-SI / PMA-SI / DM-SI / PCSH-SI / CIC SH-SI / APT-SI / ISS-SA on the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Making an autoresponder with Infinite Responder

Every internet marketer needs leads capture to follow-up them into a business' products or services. Leads can be generated for a variety of purposes - list building, e-newsletter list acquisition or for winning customers. Where is lead in sales funnel ? Lead in prospects picture. Here is the sales funnel:

After searching free script auto responder in Google, I found Infinite Autoresponder that needed:
  • A web server (Apache or IIS)
  • PHP 4.3 or greater (the 5.x series seems to work fine)
  • MySQL 4 or greater (MySQL 5 is highly recommended)
  • IMAP library is required for bounce and mail checking
  • Crontab for scheduled mail sending
You can download Infinite Autoresponder here .

I choose 000webhost, a free web hosting.
Free Web Hosting with Website Builder

After two hour set-up and trial, here the result:

1. A Lead Form Capture (You can try this)

how to generate $ 5000+ monthly


information is kept 100% private

2. Responder
-Opt-In Redirect URL
-Opt-Out Redirect URL

3. Tools
-Run Sendmails
-Run Bounce Checker
-Run Mail Checker

If you need an automatic send email schedule, you can use crontab (if your hosting support crontab). And if you won't spend time with set-up hosting, you can try Grabthatlead

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


For one of our clients with activities in the POULTRY SECTOR and based in the MIDDLE EAST we are looking for :

A Supply Chain Manager and a Logistic Manager


- Manage and ensure price competitiveness and supply reliability for all raw material requirements

- Manage partner relationships and agreements, plan, negotiate and buy product and services from partners to meet the needs of the company.

- Inventory control, supply chain management for all subsidiaries

- Report to CEO

Job Requirements

- Preferably with at least 5 to 6 years of relevant experience in managerial position in supply chain management,

- Proficiency in MS Office application

- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Detail oriented and highly analytical

- Working language is English

LOGISTIC MANAGER ( ref 08-623 )

- Manage and ensure all transport activities for incoming and outgoing products.

- Plan, coordinate, direct and motivate all activities for reception and storage of all in and outgoing goods.

Job Requirements

- Preferably with at least 5 to 6 years of relevant experience in similar position

- Proficiency in MS Office application

- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Detail oriented and highly analytical

- Working language is English

Interested candidates please send your resent CV / Resume to:

Verboven J at

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Job opportunities in Gulf

Since decades, a hugep rofessionals have been migrating to the Gulf in search of high-paying jobs. The United Arab Emirates that consist of of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain- has a huge expatriate population. The expatriate population here outnumbers the local one. In fact, 90% professionals in this area are from foreign countries. They are spread across the spectrum of career options. Oil & gas, education, IT, construction, real estate, hospitality, nursing and medical care are the most popular job options for those migrating to the Gulf. Gulf countries are the preferred destination as they provide a good standard of living with a high-paying job. Beside UEA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman Qatar or Saudi Arabia, the job opportunities are immense and each state holds its own lure to attract talent. They all have their own special attraction for different reasons but they all offer ample high-paying jobs to those looking to migrate.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Current opportunities for project in Cambodia

International Consultants (3 persons):
Public Financial Management and Public Sector Budget Specialist and Team Leader (Intermittent, 14 person-months)
o advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) preferably in Economics, Public Sector Finance, or a relevant combination of academic qualifications
o minimum of 15 years experience in budget system reforms including budget law, budget planning and formulation, program and policy based budgeting, MTEF and Inter-budgetary fiscal relationship, especially in developing countries and transitional economies in the region.
o competencies in the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) program framework for improving public financial management.
Financial Management (FM) and Accounting Specialist (Intermittent, 10 person-months)
o advanced qualification in public sector accounting, with a minimum 10 years of experience of public sector accounting, budget system, financial management, including Financial Management Information System (FMIS).
o direct experience of PFM and accounting reform in developing countries, with significant experience of public sector accounting principles and standards, integrated financial management information systems (FMIS) business processes FMIS application and systems training and FMIS transition management.
o experience in capacity building and training for accountants and possess strong inter-personnel skills and experience of change management.
Procurement and project management Specialist (Intermittent, 12 person-months)
o advanced qualification in one of the following areas: economics; public administration or law
o previous experience in procurement, engineering, business Administration
o knowledge of international organizations/agencies and national public procurement regulations and procedures
o previous work experience in projects financed by international financial organization, especially associated knowledge of ADB procurement, disbursement and monitoring procedures and will work closely with the team leader in ensuring efficient project implementation.
o Direct experience of public sector procurement (legislation, Institutional framework, systems and training) are added advantages.
National Consultants (4 Cambodians):
* Specialist in Budget
o a university degree either in Economics or Public Finance
o proficient in English
o familiar with the government structure, and the particular functions of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Specialist in Procurement
o at least 5 years experience in relevant field, including experience in project management and procurement
o sound knowledge of planning, preparation, and implementation of procurement standards and procedures based on government and ADB guidelines
o good general knowledge of Cambodia government structure and budgetary procedures and
o sound skill in IT application.
Specialist in Accounting
o working experience in implementing accounting training programs in Cambodia
o demonstrate a good understanding of the history and development of PFM reforms (as well as progress in budget preparation reforms) of the Cambodia
Specialist in IT applications (24 person months each, continuous)
o background in information technology (IT)
o experience and qualifications in database management systems
o experience in managing financial management and accounting software systems
o good working knowledge of English
o demonstrated aptitude for computer software and database management systems.

Please Send your CV to email: or with subject as the tittle job.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Aviation Industry: CPS-Elements

CPS Elements is specializing in Business Consulting and Software Development Services. We offer complete Software development services for complex solutions including modernization development projects, starting from Business process analysis and redesign/design application to optimize existing and new methods. We successfully deliver state of the art, and high quality solutions to our Customers. With a strong 12 year Aviation background we have experience with Airlines, Airports, Aviation Authorities, Airport Security Providers and are perfect partner in any other business sector alike.

We are looking for high qualified self starters that would like to take the challenge to work in this exciting industry as:

Java or C/C++ Mobile Device Application Programmer
You will Evaluate, develop and guided designing of complex customer satisfying applications and functions for the various industries in coordination with the company strategy.

You should have experience with Java programming or C/C++ and other object oriented languages, that related with mobile device application.

On behalf of one of our Costumer, we are looking for high qualified self starters that would like to take the challenge to work in this exciting industry as:

Senior Java-Python Developer
You will develop state of art software application which aligns with the customer requirement and to ensure that the deliveries are in high quality level according to the industry standard.
You should have at least 5 years of experience in software design & development, and are very familiar with Python or Java Programming, and have in depth knowledge of state of the art Software Development Technology & Internet Application Design. You provide knowledge & programming experience under LINUX, as well as UML & XML expertise.

Senior C/C++ Software Developer
You will evaluating, developing, testing and documenting application, Front End, Middle Tierand BackEndSoftware Modules, Error search and solution Interfaces. Exposure to test driven development and you should conduct code reviews.
You should have at least 3 years of experience in software design & development, and are very familiar with C/C++ programming, and have in depth knowledge of state of the art Software Development Technology & Internet Application Design. You provide knowledge & programming experience under LINUX, as well as UML & XML expertise.

Assembler Programmer
You will Design and develop of embedded software for aviation industry.
You should have:
· At least 3 years experience developing Embedded Systems or Device Drivers, preferably develop Device Drivers on Embedded Platforms;
· Experience using the latest software technologies and tools in Embedded System development, preferably Embedded Linux Kernel, VxWorks, Integrity, Cross Tool Chain, Emulators, and RTOS;
· Experience in Graphics Driver, PCI, USB, Bluetooth, TouchScreen, and Encryption;
· Proven skills in Firmware, Databases, GUI, Networking, and Application Debugging;
· Knowledge and experience in UML;
· Experience in source code versioning and documentation are added bonus.

Database Administration
You will Design, develop, support and maintenance database
You should have:
* Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related disciplines
* At least 3 years working experience in database administration, including PostgreSQL and Oracle.
* Experience in design, setup and maintenance of database failover and high availability for mission critical systems.
* Hands-on experience in SQL Tuning
* Experience in system architecture will be of added advantage
* Excellent Knowledge off all job-specific and essential tools and programs
* Strong analytical & troubleshooting skills
* Good written and verbal knowledge of the English language

Web Application Programmer
You will porting desktop application to web application and web service integration

You should have:
* At least 4 years working experience as programmer (web/desktop)
* Working knowledge of several development languages, such as HTML, XML, PHP, Java, VB Script, C#, Java Script, Linux, Dot net, and Ajax.
* Have experience in web services
* Having skill and experience in preparing project report
* Having knowledge in hardware system, GIS is advantageous

Senior Graphic Programmer
You will be responsible for all aspects of the Open GL graphic solutions and driver level development for avionics applications, designing and implementing complex graphic solutions

You should have:
· At least 3 years experience with graphical systems such as OpenGL/Inventor, QT, and GUI
· Strong experience in architecting, object oriented design, programming, and testing , for computer graphics and image processing
· Experience in 3D graphics programming
· Experience working with large datasets of vector, image, and terrain data as well as data structures for storing, manipulating, and visualizing 3D data
· Experience in algorithmic development/research

Document Specialist
You will perform data entry; updating and maintaining program databases; using other computerized tools and systems to efficiently manage information.Fresh graduates from Information Technology University are encouraged to apply.
You should have
· The ability to designs effective documents, working from content and requirements
· Determines document appearance, how the document will be made available
· Builds documents using word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, web-development and content management software in both a PC and mainframe environment
· Proven experience maintaining group paper and electronic files in a highly organized manner
· General familiarity with, and appreciation for, current document dissemination options including web, inventory and print-on-demand. General familiarity with printing and copying methods.

So if you are a self-starter and like to work in a challenging environment, then this is the ideal job opportunity for you.
Please contact us and provide your details via Email to:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hot Tips on How to Job Scout

Prior to looking for the specific job that would the best fit for you, learn how to effectively market your talents. This will help you gauge the possibility of landing on the job you want. First, skills and interests should be evaluated personally. Jotting down a list would definitely be the best way to define your capabilities; second, to know your limitations. There are jobs that are too demanding that might not work for you, or jobs that you may be overly qualified for; and third, planning the time as soon as there is an inner instinct that tells you that you are ready and qualified. Once this has been done, go to companies and prospective employers early in the morning for this will give them a good impression and for the applicant, a time to complete the process the application if lucky. Remember, the early bird catches the worm.

The very first thing that needs to be done when looking for a job is to prepare an impressive resume. The resume will depend on the type of job being applied for. There are times when certain employers require curriculum vitae and even a cover letter or letter of intent. Every professional job you apply for expects to receive a well written resume.

After preparing the documents needed for application, the next thing that should follow is finding vacancies for new hires. Searching using the Internet will be very helpful for this activity. There are sites that provide this assistance like HotJobs, America's Job Bank, and Monster that utilizes resources and convenience for people to look for jobs.

Where else to look for job openings?

The initial step is to look at local newspapers for this provides information just by looking at the Classified Ads section and the lists of wanted personnel and employment opportunities will be read. Applying at several companies initially in a local area can save an applicant more time and money. If it so happens a job was found late in the day, call immediately for inquiries. Never let a day pass when opportunities come.

How to look for jobs that are not announced?

Sometimes companies and other employers do not really advertise any job openings in their organization. The best thing for an applicant is to weigh things if it will be possible to be hired by a certain company by just submitting an application form or resume. Start looking for the job personally. Tell everyone about your job hunting. Relatives and previous offices or company co-workers will be able to give hints on job vacancies in their current companies. Professors or teachers will also be helpful in recommending schools and institutions that are now looking for new instructors. These people might not have any vacant position in their company in mind but they certainly know someone who knows or needs a new employee. That is what others call networking.

Often times, the Yellow Pages does the important job of providing information on how and where to call to look for a job. This gives an accurate list of companies and prospective employers in a chosen area. Visiting the library is also a tool than can be useful when looking for a job. There are libraries that have a list of local employers, just asks the librarian for more information.

Contact these employers personally, even if they did not advertise any vacant positions that needed to be filled
Lastly, be observant of signs posted on doors and windows of shops and stalls being passed by. If lucky, just walk in and ask for information about the job and how to apply.

After submitting application forms and resumes to the respective companies, keep track of the progress by creating a chart where you can jot down the name of the company and when the application was submitted.

Here’s a job-scout checklist to help you along your way:

1. Identify experience list
2. Identify prospective employers
3. Prepare documents
4. Plan schedules
5. Contact companies and/or employers
6. Get ready for an interview
7. Evaluate how interview went along
8. Take the exams
9. Start with the new job!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Steps to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

In the midst of technological advancement nowadays, the "back-to-basics" rule still applies when it comes to getting hired for a job. It does not matter if you are planning to apply for a million-dollar company or a small, independent firm. When you face an interviewer, it all boils down to how you present yourself. This is the deciding factor whether you will get hired or not.
Here are 7 easy steps on how you can improve your interviewing skills:
So you have distributed your resume to prospective employers and you have determined the correct job to apply for. The next step is to schedule the job interview.

You can make the acquaintance of the assistant or the receptionist when you schedule for the interview, either by phone or personally. Be friendly and polite, as these people might provide information that can be essential to getting that job or, even just give you a background of the company or your prospective boss.

Finally, you show up for the interview.

The basic traits of being prompt, how you speak and carry yourself and even how you dress are all factors that contribute in making a lasting impression that will eventually get you hired.

1.) Prepare for the interview.
First, dress appropriately. Once the interviewer walks into the room, or once you walk into the room to be interviewed, your appearance will be the first thing to make the impact. Dress appropriately, check your grooming and mind your posture.

Second, practice basic courtesy. Know where the interview will be held and be there with ample time to prepare yourself before the scheduled interview. Turn your phone off to avoid unnecessary distractions.

2.) Research.

Use all your resources to make sure that you know the basics about the company. You would not want to be caught unprepared when asked about how you heard or what you know about the company that you are applying for.

Learn about your potential employer. In your mind, develop a clear picture of the company profile.

Make sure that you prepared answers to a few basic questions, but do not sound scripted. This happens when you rehearse what you will be saying word for word. It is enough that you have an overview of what you will impart to the interviewer, and it is better to be spontaneous.

3.) Be cool.

Step forward so that you are now seated and the interview is about to begin. Make a great first impression by maintaining eye contact, giving the interviewer a firm handshake, a friendly smile and a polite greeting. Sit only when you are asked to do so and do not forget to thank the interviewer for taking time off of his or her busy schedule to interview you.

Make sure to start on a positive note and set the proper expectations.

4.) Do not sell yourself short.

In the course of the interview, answer the questions briefly and accurately. The key is to be honest.

Make sure that as a prospective employee, you impart to your future employer what you really are and what you can do for the company, not the other way around. Stay positive and do not give a bad impression about your previous employer.

If you are applying for your first job, do not let your lack of experience hinder you from gaining the advantage against more experienced applicants. What you lack in experience, make up for in confidence and eagerness to learn.

You may also put yourself in the employer's shoes. Ask yourself, if I were on the other side of this desk, what qualities should I look for in a potential employee? Would I profit if he works for me and can he contribute to the development of the company?

Do not be afraid to sell yourself but do not be overconfident. Just project an air that you are sure of yourself and your capabilities.

5.) Ask questions.

Should you encounter a difficult interviewer, do not be intimidated. One who does not let you put in a word edgewise should be lightly reminded that you should do most of the talking since he is the one who needs to learn more about you.

6.) Wrap it up.

As you near the end of the interview, make sure that all bases are covered. Now is not the time to discuss or even ask about the salary and the benefits that you will receive once employed. There is ample time for that once you do get the position and you are discussing the job offer.

Wrap things up by summarizing your strengths and pointing out your positive traits. Finally, as you end the interview, make sure to thank the interviewer again for his or her time, thus leaving a lasting impression.

7.) Follow up.

Send that all-important thank you note after the interview. Thank the interviewer for the time that he took with you and for giving you that opportunity. Make sure that you know who to contact for follow-up of the results.

A lot of research has been made about the interviewing process. Here is a brief run-through:

First, you make a schedule for the interview.
Then, you are there in the office and you are seen by the interviewee.
The interview itself then transpires.
Next is the closing, then you follow-up with a thank-you-note.
You eventually get accepted and you discuss, negotiate for and sign-up the job offer.
You may notice that the interviewing takes up a great deal of the getting-hired process, so you might as well polish up your interviewing skills on your way to getting that dream job.

Oiltanking: Finance Manager

Oiltanking is the world’s leading independent storage partners for oils, chemicals and gases, it owns and operates 62 terminals in 20 countries with a total storage capacity of more than 13 million cubic meters. PT. Oiltanking Merak is constructing its first storage terminal fuels in Merak, Indonesia. We are looking for Finance Manager position:

The main responsibilities include:
• Oversee accounting function of the company
• Financial reporting process
• Tax compliance matters
• Annual budget and long term plans
• Cash flow forecast and cash management activities

• A recognize degree in accountancy or its equivalent with 3 years of experience in management position i.e 7 to 10 years working experience
• Auditing experience is desirable
• Good knowledge and understanding standards, statues for reporting compliance, knowledge of ERP system, knowledge of Oracle financials is an advantage
• Ability to multi tasks, deal with challenging workload, team player and hands-on ability
• Willing to work in Merak, Banten
• Willing to travel

Please send your CV + recent photograph and KTP, to: email:

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Montgomery Cancer Center: Business Office Director

Large oncology/hemotology practice (14 physicians, 6 NPs) recruiting a Director to oversee high volume collections/reimbursement and patient registration. (JOB #: 866197)
LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama, Montgomery Cancer Center




The Business Office Director coordinates and oversees all activities of the Business Office and the revenue cycle. This includes billing, collections and reimbursement for all services (month end procedures and financial reporting), as well as, patient registration and staff training. Services include medical and radiation oncology, hematology, and multi-modality radiology. This individual also keeps physicians and staff apprised of coding/reimbursement changes and works on special projects as assigned. This position has 2 department manager direct reports and around 30 indirect reports.
The ideal candidate will possess a degree in finance or related area, 5 years experience in managing medical billing and collections functions in a large practice or hospital, have a thorough knowledge of medical coding, collection procedures, medicare, and other regulations required, good communication, computer and organizational skills.
E-mail resume to or fax to 334-273-2335.


Biothane is part of the Veolia Water Solutions And Technology group (VWS).VWS is a water and wastewater treatment specialist operating on a global scale through local teams in over fifty countries. VWS's extensive range of technologies and services, coupled with its design and build capabilities, meet the diverse needs of both municipalities and industry. Biothane is one of the world's leading companies in the application of anaerobic and aerobic technologies for industrial wateswater treatment. We have currently vacancies for:

General Manager (GM)

Reporting to the Dutch Headquater the GM will be responsible for the Jakarta office and operations. Expatriate candidates will be considered.

Sales Manager (SM)
The SM will take responsibility for the sales budget for wastewater treatment projects in Indonesia.

For these vacancies we require a minimum of 7-10 years of experience working in wastewater treatment or related field. Experience with EPC type projects is a clear advantage. Please sent your resume to before December 20, 2008.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Dressing up for the Success Interview"

Prepare and practice for an interview. After the date and venue has been set, allow time for enough preparation for the big day. Remember that first impressions do last, so the way an applicant look really does matter. Employers could easily give the verdict based on the manner of dressing during the initial interview.

Better questions and service can be received if the appearance itself commands respect. It is important to consider the surroundings of the company granting you an interview. There is no reason to be over dressed or poorly dressed during this very significant day. In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to always dress appropriately for any situation. All to often appearance is glossed over. Some might say that the inner characteristics of the person matter more, but in reality, you only have one opportunity for a first impression. Make it count!

Although there are specific guidelines that can be followed, these does not apply to all states like New York for example, where people wear trendy up to extreme styles that are far away from the usual fashion rules common people know. The rule of thumb should be to wear something that could boost more confidence.

Below are the top ten do's and don'ts during an interview:

*Avoid wild colored nail polish before the interview. The same goes with long nails that could easily turn off some conservative employers. These should be neat and very tidy looking.

*Never wear jewelry that rattles and jiggles as you speak and move. Try not to wear two or more rings or earrings. Piercing aside from the ears is also a no.

*Professional hairdo also counts
*If you are a woman, wear closed shoes. Heels are very appropriate as this gives more confidence to an individual and sense of respect is also provided once they see the person wearing them.

*Again, for the ladies, never bare those newly shaven legs. If possible, use stockings regardless of the temperature. But make sure not to use fancy colored ones. Only use those made for neutral looking legs. These should also match the shoes.

*Remember that a good suit or dress brings more confidence as well. This will also allow more comfort and chance for the applicant to answer comfortably or with ease.

*Avoid short skirts for women. Wearing pants or leggings are a no, no during interviews.

*Wear the appropriate blazers just as long as they do not look fashion outdated. Do not use any leather coats or jackets.

*For men, the tie is still appropriate. Avoid using turtlenecks. If there is no suit and tie available, use a collared shirt or white long sleeves.

*Men must not use too much aftershave.

*Women should be using bags that are not too bright and conspicuous. These should be conservative and matching the dress.

*Any briefcase used must be in perfect condition.

The way a person looks equal the message he is trying to convey. During the interview, this can either become a plus factor for the applicant or big loss. Know for a fact that the way an applicant should look must be appealing, fashionable but not loud.

Consider the latest trends in the area or location where the prospective job is located. One aspect that is a part of how employer picks a new hire is based on the physical attributes of the applicant. From the way the hands were shaken, keeping an eye contact, the way the posture was maintained, the smile was delivered up to the manner of dressing is being rated already.

Regardless of your personal career background, skills, and underlying talents, if the first impression was never striking enough to make an outstanding appeal to the interviewers, nothing else counts. This can be the potential employers’ initial interpretation of how an applicant will do on the job.

Whether that perception is “fair” is irrelevant. Do you want the job? Look the part and your chances for success are much greater!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How to Get Referrals from Warm Contacts

You may find it hard to use networking to find a job if you can't rely on your warm contacts to give you the information you need. At times, you would have to ask your warm contacts to refer you to at least two people that they know who will be able to give you the information you needed.

However, there are times that your warm contact, particularly those who don't know you well, may not readily provide you with the information. Some of your warm contacts may feel reluctant about vouching for you to their other contacts.

Because of this, you may find it difficult to use your network. To make networking and getting referrals an easy task for you, here are a few tips.

* Nurture your warm contacts.

Before you even need your warm contacts or before you even ask for help, keep in touch with your warm contacts. You may send notes or greetings from time to time, call to "catch up" on them, invite them to lunch, be interested or help in their business or do anything just to cultivate your connection with them.

In this way, by the time you need help, they can remember you and can more readily give information about their other contacts that will be able to help you.

* Be polite.

Since you might not have close personal relationships with some of your valuable warm contacts, it is inappropriate to just give them a call and ask them for information about your field of interest.

Sometimes, sending a note in advance, or asking to meet them for lunch is a better way to ask for their help.

* Listen to them.

Most of the time, even if your warm contact knows little in the field where you are trying to find a job, they might offer you advice. Be polite and interested in what they are saying. Who knows, the information that they are giving may be valuable to you in the future.

There are times that your warm contacts may be telling you tips on what manner will work best when you talk to the persons to whom you are being referred. Your warm contacts may also imply what qualities and qualifications the person is looking for.

* Ask for at least two referrals.

Before you ask for referrals, make sure that your warm contact had said everything that he or she can say about your field of interest.

Even if they know little about that field, it is impolite if you cut them short while they are speaking to ask if they know somebody who will be able to help you.

If they weren't able to refer you to at least one of their contacts, thoughtfully ask them why they couldn't do so. They may give you answers that may include indirect comments or suggestions. They may also indicate a lack of confidence in your work strategy. If this is so, you may have to make follow ups with them to prove that you are indeed credible and match their requirements.

However, there are also times when they can't refer you to their contacts because they just don't know anybody who might have the information or might be interested in the product.

In this case, ask them to keep their eyes open for opportunities that you might be interested in. You can also leave with them copies of your resume.

* Just ask for two referrals.

Two referrals are enough from each warm contact. This is to have another option in case the first one didn't work out. Asking for more than two referrals could be impolite as it can take much time from your warm contact. Also, that will make your warm contact feel that you are relying mostly on him or her for your job search. So, unless they volunteer the information, don't ask for more than 2 referrals.

* Contact referrals as soon as possible.

When your warm contacts give you referrals, there are times that they also call these people personally to give more information about you. On the other hand, when you contact the people to whom you were referred, your referrals may call your warm contacts to verify the information or to ask more information about you.

Either way, you have to contact your referrals soon enough that these people can still remember their conversation with your warm contact, or your warm contact can still remember that you have talked.

At times, after your referrals were called by your warm contacts, they anticipate your call and even prepare questionnaires and exams for you to take. Do not waste this opportunity by delaying follow-up on referrals.

Keeping these tips in mind will be able to help you in asking for good referrals from your warm contacts.


Tips on Using Your Warm Contact List When Networking

When you are searching for a job, aside from checking the ads in newspapers, internet and bulletin boards, it is also very helpful to ask for information from the people on your warm contact list.

They can provide you with up-to-date information on the company and position vacancies that are not posted on job ads. At times when they cannot provide you information about the job that you are looking for, they may be able to refer you to a person that they know who might be able to tell you something about the job.

This is called networking. Networking is when you start using your warm list to get information or referrals to their other contacts. Many people are repelled by the thought of networking. Some believe that it is not a reliable source of information about the job. Others say networking is more difficult than following the leads on the ads that are posted in the newspaper, internet or ad boards.

Contrary to such beliefs, networking is not that difficult to do. You may just have to contact or meet some people, and you can get valuable information that can help in your career search. Also, since the people you meet belong to the same industry, they can provide you information about hiring that isn't advertised and first-hand facts about the company.

You are already networking and you just don’t know it. When you have seen an ad in the paper posted by a company you know little of, you ask your friends if they know somebody who works for the company. So even if you are not attracted by the idea of networking, it is still essential when seeking a job. To make networking easier and more productive for you, here are a few tips.

* Prepare your warm contact list

When you have prepared your warm contact list, it will be easier to select the people who you prefer to call first. These are the people who you think have some information about the job. They may be former employers, colleagues and members of the professional organization belonging to the same industry. They usually have first-hand, up-to-date and reliable information.

* Calling a warm contact

When you call a warm contact, inform them that you are actively seeking a job. Ask them to let you know if they heard of job openings you might be interested in. It is better to inform them what type of job you are looking for. And don't forget to leave your contact number with them, so they can get in touch with you if they hear of anything. It is also better if you can leave a copy of your resume with them so they can show or submit it to someone who will be able to help you in your job search.

* Assess yourself before calling your contact

You warm contact may ask about your skills, experiences, abilities, interests, expectations and career goals. You should be able to talk about these sincerely and you should be able to describe what information you would like to have from your contact.

To help you prepare, you can practice by drafting a script on what to say. That way, you can articulate what you would like to communicate to your warm contact.

Anticipate questions about yourself, so you should also practice answering questions about your previous job and what you can contribute to the company.

* Ask for referrals

If your warm contact was not able to provide you information that will be helpful to your job search, ask for the names of at least two people who they think will be able to help you. Ask for their contact number, and if possible, the time which they will be free to talk over the phone.

* Contact referrals immediately

When your warm contact gives you referrals, they may even call this person to inform them that you will be asking for more information. Sometimes, the person you were referred to will be calling your warm contact. Therefore, it is better to call your referrals within a few days after you have spoken with your warm contact.

When you make a call, introduce yourself and inform the person who referred you to him/her and how you are related with the person who referred you. Be polite, but straightforward, in informing the person what information you are seeking.

Networking really isn’t a difficult thing to do. With enough practice and experience, you can maximize the benefits that you can get from networking.


"Why Small Organizations Mean Big Business"

In the movie "You've Got Mail", the sub-plot aside from the love angle is that the heroine (played by Meg Ryan) was forced out of business when the big-time bookstore owner (played by Tom Hanks) moved into town.

Meg's character owned a quaint little bookstore which she inherited from her mother. Although the prices of her books were a little steep, she makes up for it in service. She packs the books in a specialized bag, and she knows all of her customers by name.

Tom's character, on the other hand, moved into town to build a branch of a big chain-bookstore which offered discounted prices and a huge building, as compared to Meg's little bookshop on one corner of the town's streets.

In the end, Meg was forced out of business because her customers went to Tom's monstrous bookshop.

Nowadays, this situation will not hold true anymore.

More and more small organizations are paving the way and giving big businesses a shot of their own medicine.

In the movie, the reason why Meg Ryan was forced out of business is because she cannot profit anymore. Her prices are steep as compared to the other big business' discounted rates.

Her only edge is that she gives personal service, she knows her customers by name and she has a very small staff, about 2 or 3 employees.

As a small organization you may turn around and have these qualities as your edge to compete against the big sharks in business.

Here are some tips on how you can hold your own against a big business:

1. Small businesses have big competition.

This means that you need to know how to survive out there.

No matter what nature of business you have, it is better to learn about the competition so that you will be able to survive.

Here are some tips on how you can survive the big competition:

-Keep your business alive.

When it seems as if your cash flow is in a downward slope, keep a tight rein on your budget.

Do not spend on unnecessary business purchases and always balance your books.

If you are one to buy on impulse or if you are the type to listen to those who sweet-talk you into purchasing "necessary" items, control yourself.

Get a second and third opinion if possible, as these impulsive buys may lead to the end of your small organization.

-Do not be afraid to seek professional help.

The fall of most small businesses start with decisions on problems which are not carefully analyzed.

Although you think that you already have a contingency plan, make sure that you have foreseen the results of a certain business decision.

In the long run, it is better to seek professional help rather than embark on a plan that could start the downfall of your business.

-Keep your books straight.

The better option is for you to hire a professional outside accountant to figure the returns of your investment and handle the other financial aspects of your business.

-Take advantage of every free business counseling whenever available.

This does not just help widen your knowledge, but it will also give you an idea of how other businesses are ran by small-scale owners.

-Know exactly where your business is headed.

In your day-to-day operation, make sure that you know where you want your company to be 5 or 10 years from now.

Be always aware of the trends in the industry that you are in, practice good money management and learn how to recognize potential problems before they arise.

2. Learn how to market your small organization.

Marketing is not about trying to sell your products and services to everyone.

It is about knowing who to market your products to.

In marketing, it is good to remember these fast facts:

-Know about your customers.

-Communicate with your customers.

-Build a good and personalized relationship with your customers.

This will be a great edge for you to have against the bigger companies.

They might offer discounted prices but it is harder for them to keep track of customers on a more personal basis.

-Do not stop the marketing process.

As a small organization, you need to routinely review the markets that you need to pursue so that you can better reach out to your customers.

Remember, small organizations are big businesses these days so do not be afraid to work hard for the company that you have - not matter how small.

If you work hard, make wise business decisions, learn how to market your small business and personalize your customer interaction, your small-scale business is sure to rise to the top.


Job Hunting Tips

Are you a fresh graduate and planning to look for a job? Did you just recently quit your job and are looking for greener pastures? Are you unemployed and have little experience regarding ways to secure a job? Whatever your situation may be, it would be to your advantage to study the following tips:

Check your resume for mistakes

Before submitting your resume to a prospective employer, check your resume for corrections at least three times before handing it over. After researching about the job position, it is critical that you format your resume to match the needs of the company. For example, if you are applying for an accounting job, you should put in detail your accounting experience on your resume. Typographical and grammatical errors are serious no-no's. It is also ideal to keep the length of the resume' to at least a page and a half long.

Taking the interview challenge

A survey conducted by a staffing and consulting firm based in California which corresponded with 1,400 chief financial officers concluded that candidates for employment made most of their mistakes on their interviews. Some of the mistakes they made include: arriving late, having little knowledge about the company and the position applied for, and having a superiority complex and behaving arrogantly. The body language of the applicant must also denote that he is confident yet not overpowering. He must maintain eye contact, have a strong handshake, and avoid looking defensive by the act of crossing the arms. Wearing the right clothes is crucial for projecting a confident stance. As they say, it is better to go to an interview over-dressed than being under-dressed.

Answer questions smartly

A common mistake of interviewees is that they tend to get tense and forget the questions that are given to them, which has the effect that they are not prepared for the interview. It is important to research about the company and the position applied for to prevent being side-tracked during the interview. If you do not know the answer to the questions being asked, it is better to admit you don't know the answer to the question and add that you can research about it. Look for the skills or expertise that the company is looking for so that when interview day comes and the interviewer asks about your strengths and core competencies, you will be able to match it to what they need.

Getting the necessary referrals

Having a referral from one of the company employees can go a long way toward landing an interview. A typical company may receive job applications in the hundreds and usually 35% to 60% of all job vacancies are filled by referrals. The odds of getting hired when you have a referral are very high if you have another 200 to 500 applicants vying for the same position. If you do not know anyone from the company that may give you a referral, it is a good idea to the alumni network of your college, trade groups, social networks, and professional associations. Remember, having a referral greatly increases your chances of getting the position.

On online application

With the current trend of technology and its merging with business processes, more and more companies are now requiring prospective applicants to submit their application online. Thus, first impressions are relayed not by your first appearance but by the quality and content of your e-mail. E-mails regarding job application should be polished and well-articulated. When applying on-line, use the following tips:

Complete your sentences and do not abbreviate.

Employers do not like when you send them application letters that seem to be too casual. It is important to make a letter that is both formal and well written. This gives a good impression regarding your capabilities and skills.

Get directly to the point

When writing an application letter, you must be concise and straightforward. Do not put a story on the letter just to get the attention of the employer, chances are he or she will just get irritated with you and this only reduces your chances of getting hired.

Consider potential issues that may hinder you from getting the job

Although there are instances wherein there is a lot of need for a job but the requirements for the position may entail training programs that may bar you from getting the position due to its highly competitive nature. Some require a lot of experience even at least 3 years of work experience. Some may have no barriers to entry but the job itself may entail a very routine work flow.

Getting the job you want may be a challenge but never lose hope. It is better to wait a while and get the job that you will enjoy rather than get a job as soon as possible but ending up dissatisfied and unhappy. Make the right decision then act on it.