Friday, March 06, 2009

Interview.....

Was looking for a job these day, job which relate with my dream career =) so after discussing with my friends..... i decided to choose the following cafe =). Enjoy reading =)






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3th of March
- went to Starbucks and Indulgence to looked for vancancy .

So the first place i went was Indulgence, a cafe which in a banglow, there's a rumor about this cafe too, they said this is " The Most Expansive Cafe In Ipoh ", but it doesn't really influence me for working here... still i think i can gain alot of experince here other than the others cafe restaurant. when i reached there it was around 10am in the morning, i saw a lemon yellow " Porsche " was parking there, but something im curious that there's no other car was around, i wondering was it they closed today? afer that i saw a lady out there near the etrance, for that moment i guessed she must be a staff there, so i walked nearer to the lady with a short hair and a wound scar on her chin, she shout far away from me, yelling that " Today were closed ", but i insisted myself walked infront of her greeted her with a sweet smiling, and asked her " Is there any vancancies here??" then she thought for a while and said " Yes " but our manager is not around for today maybe i can give you the form first and you fill up that and bring it tomorrow, for the moment i'm glad to heard that XD, so then i followed her and got into the cafe, the place was warm and silent with nobody else, i looked around there, it was such a gorgeous place, with a home design cafe, to be honest, i never visited to this place before, because i ever of heard of the expansive food and drinks here. After that, she gave me a piece of Application form and asked me to fill up with it and brought it for the next day, so after that... i'm leaving.


Then pass by perade, so thought of went to Starbucks asked for vacancy, so afer i parked my car, i went inside Starbucks, i saw 2 girls were there, then i asked for vacancy from them, after that an indian girl told me that our supervisor / manager was not around .... so then she passed me a paper of application to filled up with it =) ... after filled up ... she asked me something bout whether i can work on any shift or not and previous job and so, after answering her .... so then been ended up with it =). went home after and spend my day outside in infinity play a game with my friend kenny - " Left 4 dead ".


Overall for today... i thought i might be panic or something, but i didnt =) so gave myself 99/100 marks XD ....



4th of March
- Eearly in the morning .... went to indulgence again for the interview, same thing which was the lemon yellow "Porsche" was park outside on the same slot as yesterday.... i reached there at 9 oclock..... i met the lady again with short hair and scar on chin.... after that i asked her for the interview and manager, then she went into the kitchen and called the manager out for interview .... on that moment .... i was siting on the sofa in the cafe .... with a comfortable and warm feeling, looking around.... after few min sitting there, i saw the manager coming out from the kitchen .... a little stout and chubby face for the manager, so i greeted her morning and started out the interview ... she asked me about those common interview question, after that she explained to me about the salary and working hours there and telling me that this cafe business only for 4 days in a week, which means they were off during Sunday, Mon and Tues. So then she also asked bout my handphone number once again and some small talked with her, from here "felt that they will hired me" XD, still she said, will called me once they were ready. After that, i leave Indulgence =)









Then spent my afternoon time gaming with kenny again =D then night time went to watched movie " The Legend Of Chun Li " =s well that was not really a good movie for me.... not recommended anyone of you to watch it.... i was force to watch this movie, because my friend "Dann" already bought the ticket for this movie =s and before that was wondering why he bought this ticket ... i asked him .... know what he said ? reason was because the actress who role in Chun Li was " PRETTY " -____-" well ... though she's pretty but, overall i dont really know this movie was actullay an action movie or what =s totally a mess and lousy =( ... after that ends up with yum cha with them and went home.


*Actually today been hesitated which cafe i should choose if both are going to hire me =s .... for today, im still prefer the feeling on Indulgenc, mayb because of the enviroment there..... but still thinking bout it.


5th of March
- a promise to my grandpa, i hv to sent him to JPN for renewal of his Driving License .... well u never can guess that how old my grandpa ?? his actually 80 this year XD .... but still he can drive XD is that amazing ? XD yea quite so ...im proud though his very healthy till this age =) still can cycling to pasar malam haha .... well woke up early in the morning too and brought him to JPN, while on the way to JPN ~~ i received an unknown called .... so i answered the phone, and guessed what ? it was from Starbucks ..... they called me because they would like to have second interview with me @@ .... this time the interview will faced on to another person maybe the supervisor or manager i guessed ... he told me that want to meet me this morning, but unfortunately i'm busy cause i've task on my grandpa... so i will visit them tomorrow, so then after i hang up the phone .... continue driving my grandpa to JPN.









6th of March (Today)
- woke up early in the morning again for the Starbucks interview, before i went to the interview, i checked on the internet about starbucks, cause i dont know what i am actually applied that day =s i thought that was not in vacancy though =s but yesterday been asked for second interview ? i was curious .... so then i did some research on Starbucks this morning before i went to the interview, so...from what i checked out on the internet was @_@ .... i found out that they were now in vacancies for " Barista " i wondering what is barista ... though in the application form .... i applied as a waiter / cashier passed few days ago, on that time was thinking what job im actullay applied for ? the place has no waiter, is all on self-service, only there's people on the counter for payment, that's why i wrote cashier too =s ..... untill this morning i only found out that .... the job in starbucks they not called " waiter / cashier " but a " Barista " known as a Coffee Maker @_@ so then i only realize that i was actually applpying for the job of " Barista " kind of unbelievable !!!......

So after i knew that im going to take this job as a " Barista " i was actually so damn excited with it XD .... when i reached Perade Starbucks ... i saw a malay guy who smoked outside the staircase... with uniform of Starbucks... i was wondering is that the staffs there? nevertheless, after i've parked my car.... i walked inside Starbucks and i saw another malay guy which looks familiar to me, and suddenly reminded me his my schoolmate of mine during secondary, guessed he counldn't remember me. He greeted me a warm welcome, then i told him that i came for interview ..... after that ... he called the guy outside the staircase " sha... sha .... " name of the guy, then the guy outside coming in and he asked me to sit down and wait... then he asked me whether i need a coffee or not... but i said i dont need that .... but still he gave me a cup of coffee and he told me that... interview might going long @@ i was wondering " WHAT " ? long ? how long it should be ? that time i was still blur wondering interview which took long period of time?? so then i just forget about it .... i drank my coffee there and enjoy myself as like a guess sitting there XD .... after while, a guy came out from the kithen, that guy was just now that one who smoke outside the staircase @@ oh my.... his the store master / supervisor there... and his going to interview me today @@.... so he said he will gonna asked me a few question ~~ i thought only a FEW !? but know that was more than 30 questions =_=" ... been gone through the whole interview for approximately for 1 hour !!! not just the question but everything -___- welll to be honest... this was my first ever interview as well =s .... never thought of taking so long though ... no wonder they gave me a cup of coffee =s ... actually its more like a conversation than an interview for what i felt , but well ... everything is going fine .... and i did answered them very well with a good performance today XD so i gave myself 90/100 marks =s .... 10 marks cause of didnt prepare and i miss out something .... =s .... overall it went through pretty well =D and im quite satisfy with it.... i guessed either the same to Shaki =) the store master =) .... well he did told me that .... to work as a barista here ... will be sending to KL time square for training for 2 days then only start to work .... and the work here were on shift just like job as steward ? XD .... After finish up the interview.... i did shake my hand with Shaki .... and he said will pass up my interview result to manager and maybe would have the third interview with the manager only they will decide whether they hire me as a " Barista " or not =) ...

After the interview today .... im happy with what i hv done.... yet satisfied with my performance =D ...... and now wishing to get the job in Starbuck more than Indulgence for just a Waiter XD ..... i think Barista would learn more than a waiter =) so hope that i can get the job.

11 comments:

suituapui said...

Have you tried applying for a job in the bigger hotels? The experience may help you when you apply for the post of a flight steward...I guess, more than being a coffee maker. Anyway, that's just my opinion.

Would probably help also if you enrol in language classes eg Japanese, French etc...or in some hotel and catering classes. If I'm not mistaken, there are also institutions that train fight attendants...

Anyway, good luck to you and may your dream come true!

Vin vin said...

feel like Indulgence isa nice place to work~
but i love starbucks as well!
thinking to work in starbucks too~

chun li the movie also not so nice to me~
but i also like chun li, look nice.
but story line sux...

ur granpa do like super granpa~
80y.o stil ca drive~

add oil for ur new work!

Ivan said...

suituapui : i hope i can apply job for hotel too =) but for a high class hotel ... they require minimum of Diploma in hospitality =) .... so, i just forget about it XD ... about language yeap im learning Jap now XD ... French wish to learn that too, but maybe i'll learn those simple one XD

Yea, trying my best to achive it =) thx you...


Vin vin : yea indulgence a very nice dining place in Ipoh, guess i can get to learn alot from there =) still waiting their call la now =(


yea the chun li is PRETTEH !! XD
but is an awful movie i can said =x


yea his my super granpa XD !!

Chris said...

oh? where is it? i 1 2 go to that cafe when back to Ipoh..

Ivan said...

Chris : its near Perade... from the road infront of Sam Tet / perade... infront, there's a so called "金杯" round about rite ? take the 9 oclock turning (left) ... and after that you can see an Istana on ur left ? just go along the road ... u will find it on ur left side =) its before the " KPJ Hospital "

OrangeJungle said...

all the best ya? ^^v

Ivan said...

OrangeJungle : wops XD ... welcome to my blog my friend OrangeJungle !! XD ... never expect u visited my blog XD pai seh haha ... anyway =) good to know that u have a blog too =D will go visit urs when im free =D been linked you =)

Rozciel said...

O.o wow!!! te place looks really nice... its awesome!

this is really an awesome place to go to work lol

you ah really... so... did you become a barista? next time i go KL i want frappuchino MUAHAHAHHAA!!!

ahem...lol

hmm... street fighter isn't really a bad movie but vega is supposed to be handsome XP

ok? lol

Ivan said...

Rozciel : well ... its been a week i waiting for it .... so far Indulgence already no hope there =( cause not even a call to me .... but now waiting for Starbucks .... the fifthday now sigh .... still dunno whether they will call me or not ... i do believe there .... hvt till the 7days .... there's still some HOPE there >.< !! faster call me la Starbucks !!! ...

lol ... street fighter =s ... it disappointed me =( ... i have no idea which part of this movie was interesting to me =( only the pretty Chun Li haha ... no more ... Vegas !!! he died just a few hit !! also 1 of the disapointed part lor !!! overall i dun like this movie =x ... my own opinion la XD ...

Rozciel said...

hahaha!!! well yeah vega died too quickly lol too fast... isn't he suppose to be strong? O.o

ehhh??? now you wait for starbucks la? if become barista i want my coffee XD nyahahahahaha!! i oso feel like applying as a barista... but scared later i suck at making coffee lol

Ivan said...

Rozciel : yea !! that's why the movie is sux =( not just that ... the " Hadoken " she used to practice so much !! but just only Spit out " ONCE " !!! how lousy + disappointed T.T ... poor chun li ...not as strong as i aspect =s that's why .... for me ... that's totally a mess =( dont really like this !!! i prever the last last time that STREET FIGHTER with lotsa characters 1 !! till now i still rmb !!!


Just apply ler ... try ... maybe ur place need ppl ... cause now they are having Vacancy .. u try check out on their website =) well about me ... tomorrow the sixth day from the interview ... do u think they will call me tomorrow or last day of the week ? XD ... 2 more days ... as long as there's still 2 days left ... it means still have " HOPE " !! so wait for tomorrow !! STARBUCKS !! call me tomorrow !! =D