'Tinder for Jobs' Offers 1 Million Job Opportunities

“Study hard. Get a degree. Find a good job. Live happily ever after.”

Sound familiar?

Every year, over 200,000 students graduate from institutions of higher learning. Shockingly, 1 out of 5 graduates remains unemployed, with the majority being Degree holders. These graduates make up 35% of those who are unemployed.

Here’s the hard truth — being a university graduate no longer guarantees you a job.

As the number of graduates continues to climb each year, students are facing tough competition amidst a shaky economy.
The statement above is taken from EduAdvisor.
Does it ring some bells?

Fret no more, parents and graduates alike. SlingApp has got you covered.

The fastest growing job-seeking app in Malaysia, SlingApp targets  more than one million  job matches across  10  industries for young job seekers between the age of 18-30  years old with its recent partnership with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC’s eRezeki, a national programme to help lower-income households to improve their livelihood by enabling them to participate in income opportunities offered via digital means.

Known as the ‘Tinder for jobs’SlingApp helps young job seekers to seek non-executive jobs either for full-time, part-time employment or internship placements easily. Users can now simply swipe left, right and get a ‘date’ with their potential employers from various industries such as the startup and tech sector, food and beverage, customer service, beauty and healthcare, retail, finance and so on via the app.

Co-Founder of SlingApp, Teh Tian Ji (郑天吉) said, “After our official appointment as a partner for the eRezeki progamme, a government initiative under the MDEC on 15 November 2018, we are launching various campaigns to reach out to the B40 group nationwide to encourage them to sign up and get job matches. We aim that by the end of 2019, there will be more than 1 million successful job matches through this initiative. This will ultimately create more digital income opportunities while filling up the existing void in various industries.”

Since its launch in 2017, SlingApp has successfully matched 40,000 job seekers to more than 2,000 companies including major global brands such as DiGi Communications, AEON, Mary Kay, Sushi King, Tony Roma’s and Public Mutual. These subscribing employers have posted more than 5,000 jobs. Interestingly, youngsters between the age of 21 and 26 contribute 58% of the growing database on SlingApp.

The first screening of the hiring process has been made easier since the introduction of its unique Auto-Interviu (AI) feature that helps employers to get more information by sending five (5) specially tailored questions to the applicants upon matching. More than 72% of applicants went through the AI process which cuts the usual interview time by more than 70% compared to the traditional recruitment approach.

According to Lucas Wong (黄鼎维), the co-founder of SlingApp, another unique feature is the location-based job searching set within 30km radius for travelling convenience.
“This location-based feature is very useful for not only job seekers but also students as our app also posts on internship placements available at various organizations. Imagine, skipping the long-winded process of sending letters and waiting for a response that may take weeks to something as simple as applying and getting a match located near your home or universities under one minute.”
In the coming months, SlingApp targets to include job opportunities outside Klang Valley, including Penang and Johor. The Malaysian based startup is also keen to expand within the countries in the Southeast Asia region such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

To learn more about SlingApp, visit [SlingApp]

SlingApp Trivia
  • Founded in 2016
  • Officially released on Apple App Stire and Google Play Store in Malaysia mid-2017 
  • Jobseekers are able to find non-executive jobs nearby, covering full time, part time and internship positions by just swiping ‘right’ to apply
  • SlingApp AI was introduced in August 2018 help employers interview applicants automatically if they match the job requirements
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012.280.1977

Pusat Pungutan Zakat - The Best of 2018 and The Hopes for 2019

Kutipan Zakat, Pembahagian Zakat, Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan, PPZ, Pusat Pungutan Zakat, Aktiviti PPZ 2019, Rawlins GLAM,
Last Monday, I attended a press conference held by Pusat Pungutan Zakat (PPZ) at the Everly Hotel, Putrajaya.

As one of the past recipients of zakat (the asnaf), I always try my best to attend the events by PPZ-MAIWP - tempat jatuh lagikan dikenang, inikan pula tempat bermain. So, yeah. I would like to think that my sharing of PPZ's initiatives as a giving back to PPZ and the masses of friends out there.

Here are some my past postings, the evolvement of PPZ-MAIWP and of them giving back to the community in their outreach programme.
Alhamdulilah. In my own simple way of outreach, I managed to remind some of my friends of their duty - and they did their parts too.

After the press conference, I am so happy that the ever helpful and giving Malaysians certainly did their parts too and it reflects in the total amount of 2018 zakat collection and the total number of people paying zakat.
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That's a piece of very good news, especially to the deserving ones. The distribution of the zakat will certainly brighten a family's day. 

Baitulmal-MAIWP is the department of MAIWP that is responsible for the direct distribution of the zakat to the asnaf at all the Federal Territories. As of now, there are 28 Zakat aid schemes in place to assist the asnaf from all angles which include basic needs, housing, education, business, welfare and da'wah (some of the aid schemes are as listed below). More info in my last post [Zakat Distribution]:

  • Bantuan Kewangan Bulanan
  • Bantuan Sewa Rumah
  • Bantuan Pelajaran
  • Bantuan Perubatan
  • Bantuan Perniagaan
2019 Target
As to keep the momentum going, PPZ-MAIWP is targetting to collect RM710 million worth of zakat from 190,000 people in the year 2019 from Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan. Let us all assist PPZ-MAIWP in achieving this milestone.

2019 Activities
In order to achieve the targets, PPZ-MAIWP is adamant in educating and also interacting more with the masses hence the list of activities as below has been designed planned to further enhance the education effort and develop the human capital.
  • Kempen Penambahan Potongan Gaji
  • A special zakat for business program for GLC and GLIC as well as for the SME
  • Enhancing and developing a new/ current online system to ease the zakat payment experience
  • The appointment of new collection agents at the higher education institutions
  • Rebranding of the Kaunter Zakat into Pusat Perkhidmatan Zakat
  • Sharia studies to streamline the fatwa on zakat
  • Continuous human capital development to provide the latest techniques on effective marketing
  • To enhance collaboration with more partners
  • Promoting the reinstatement of zakat money to be paid by the payer himself
  • To promote Tabung Didik Zakat
  • And many more exciting, educating and interesting activities await in 2019
To know more, just head on to Pusat Pungutan Zakat or call the Talian Zakat [1-300-88-5757].

PPZ-MAIWP Web | PPZ-MAIWP Facebook | PPZ-MAIWP Twitter | PPZ-MAIWP Instagram

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012.280.1977

Green Book [Movie Review]

When I watched the trailer of the movie, I was very interested in viewing it. Then the Director of the office tells the office that she wants the whole office to view it together as a group training.
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

SYNOPSIS
Green Book Trivia
  • Directed by: Peter Farrelly
  • Produced by: Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
  • Production companies: Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures, Innisfree Pictures, Cinetic Media
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Running time: 130 minutes
  • Rating: PG13
  • Budget: $23 million
  • Box Office: $84.3 million
  • Metascore: 69
  • IMDb: 8.3/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 79%
The movie is set in 1962 and Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga is searching for a new job when the club he works at is closed for renovations. He gets invited for an interview as a driver for Dr Don Shirley. Little that he knows that Dr Don Shirleyis a black pianist.
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Tony, being the racist that he is, at first was a bit reluctant to be Dr Shirley's driver and demands higher pay, just so that Dr Shirley will not employ him. After Dr Shirley calls Dolores (Tony's wife) and asks her permission to hire her husband for the next 8 weeks to be his driver for the pay that Tony requested, Tony agrees to be the driver.

Dr Shirley's record label gives Tony a copy of the Green Book, a guide for black travellers to find motels, restaurants and filling stations that would serve people of color. Tony, being the hard-headed person that he is, insists of not wearing a uniform like any other driver. 

Along the way, there were a lot of quarrels and misunderstandings between them - just because of their clashing attitudes and skills. Dr Shirley is a man of fine manners and courtesy whereas Tony grows on the street and only handles matter the street-style way. But in the end, Tony will always listen to Dr Shirley's advise, just because he is 'the boss'. 
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Also along the way, Tony learns to appreciate Dr Shirley's talent and becomes less racist towards the people of color when he sees the discrimination by the people, especially when he is not performing. After Dr Shirley was assaulted by a group of white men in a bar, Tony instructs Dr Shirley not to go out without him for the rest of the tour.

Throughout the tour, they both learn and grow from each other. Dr Shirley helps Tony to write romantic letters to his wife whereas Tony teaches Dr Shirley how to enjoy life.  
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Will this friendship last or is it just professional courtesy?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.9/ 5.0 I love the movie so much. It tells me about respect, love and the sacrifice in acquiring love and respect too. I love how light yet very informative and engaging the movie was. It will bring you through a journey of extreme hate and discrimination that the colored people have to endure during the era. And for Dr Shirley to be a black gay man, made it all even more difficult. 
   
Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 Everybody played their part marvellously. 

Will I watch it again: I will.
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012.280.1977 

Alita: Battle Angel [Movie Review]

When I watched the trailer a few months ago, I am intrigued to watch Alita: Battle Angel. And when I learnt that James Cameron did the screenplay, that settles it for me. A must watch!
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm

SYNOPSIS
Alita: Battle Angel Trivia
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Produced by: James Cameron, Jon Landau
  • Production companies: 20th Century Fox, Lighstorm Entertainment, Troublemaker Studios
  • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
  • Running time: 122 minutes
  • Budget: $200 million
  • Metascore: 53
  • IMDb: 7.8/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 59%
Set in a very distant apocalytic future, a robotic expert, Dr Ido found a disembodied 300 years 'core' and gives her a new body. Alita, the newly awaken cyborg has no memory of her past live. 
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm
Slowly, Alite discover her past live as a warrior who battles for the freedom. The memory comes to her during her most critical and life-threatening moments. And along the way, she learns more about herself and her 'father'. 

Alita also feels a strong emotion towards Hugo, who later teaches her to play a gladiator-style sport called Motorspot. And as she unravels more of her past, she has to battle her way and life with other machines with magnificient skills - sent to kill her. Along the way, she learns the history and the truth about Dr Ido too. 

This gotta be the shortest review I have ever written as I do not want to further share or it will become a spoiler. 
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm
Alita: Battle Angel, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Movie Review by Rawlins, James Cameron, Manga, Gunnm

Will Alita be able to fully understand her purpose of 'life'?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.3/ 5.0. I kinda love the whole plot of the amnesia-cyborg-saving-the-world plot. But there are some kind of a disengage relations in betweens (I think this was done purposelly so that there will be sequels). A fun, scientific and lots of beautifully choreographed actions in this one. A lot of storylines for a two-hour movie. 

Cast: 4.0/ 5.0 Everyone delivers. Some more than other and some much less - at some points I even asked my friend 'is she gonna have some lines to deliver at all, or is she just gonna stand there with no words at all?'.

Will I watch it again: I will, in my room. 
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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012.280.1977

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [Movie Review]

How can I not watch this movie as I have loved the first two (the first was released in 2010 and four years later, the second followed)?

And after reading raving reviews online, it got me super excited and watched it on the very first day of the Chinese New Year.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Hidden World, Movie Review by Rawlins, Animation, Action, Finale, Comedy, Family
Owh. Happy Chinese New Year to all!

SYNOPSIS
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Trivia
  • Directed by: Dean DeBlois
  • Produced by: Bonnie Arnold, Brad Lewis
  • Production companies: DreamWorks Animation
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Running time: 104 minutes
  • Budget: $129 million
  • This is the LAST film in the franchise, ending the journey between Toothless and Hiccup. *sobs*
  • Metascore: 74
  • IMDb: 8.1/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 98%
The movie started with the group led by Hiccup on a mission of saving the captured dragons and bring them back to Berk where dragons and humans live together. As dragons are huge animals, the village is soon overpopulated and cramped with its residents. The situation leads to Hiccup desires to find the 'Hidden World', a myth of a place where dragons live that his late father had told him when he was a little boy. 

Meanwhile, an infamous dragon hunter/ slayer, Grimmel was given the order to capture Toothless so that the warlords could use him as an alpha to control other dragons. Grimmel uses a white night fury to bait Toothless.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Hidden World, Movie Review by Rawlins, Animation, Action, Finale, Comedy, Family
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Hidden World, Movie Review by Rawlins, Animation, Action, Finale, Comedy, Family
When Toothless found the white night fury in the wood, the two quickly become enchanted with each other but the white night furry still does not trust human. Grimmel later visits Hiccup, who has already prepared a trap to capture Grimmel. It turns out that Grimmel has also prepared an ambush and manges to burn down Hiccup's house and most of Berk in the process. 

After the attack, Hiccup decides that it is time for the village to move out and look for the 'Hidden World'. Reluctantly, the villagers follow Hiccup's instructions.

Mid-way, the Berkians discover an island which they later decide to settle on, as the 'Hidden World' is just a mere myth. Hiccup builds an automatic tail for Toothless to enable him to fly alone. Once completed, Toothless flies away to look for the white night fury, which they later call as Light Fury. The duo meets and together fly to an unknown land. 
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Hidden World, Movie Review by Rawlins, Animation, Action, Finale, Comedy, Family
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Hidden World, Movie Review by Rawlins, Animation, Action, Finale, Comedy, Family
Hiccup's mother, Valka notices that the Grimmel's army is fast approaching to their newly discovered land while doing her scouting and quickly informs Hiccup. Together with his army of friends and dragons, Hiccup attacks the army, only to fall into Grimmel's trap. The army manages to escape the trap, but Ruffnut is captured. Irritated with Ruffnut's non-stop complaining, Grimmel let her go and secretly follow her to the new land. 

Hiccup and Astrid fly in search for toothless and find the 'Hidden World'. Soon, they discover Toothless and the Light Fury in the depth of the world, leading a whole lot of dragons of different sizes as alpha and its mate. Accidentally discovered by a dragon, the duo tries to run for their safety and Toothless come to aid them and bring them back to the new Berk. Realising that the human and the dragons cannot co-live in the Hidden World, Hiccup lets Toothless go as Toothless seems missing the Light Fury, only to realise that the Light Fury follows them to Berk. 

Suddenly, Grimmel appears and captures both Toothless and the Light Fury. As the other dragons try to save the duo, Grimmel threatens to kill the Light Fury if any of the other dragons attack. 
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Hidden World, Movie Review by Rawlins, Animation, Action, Finale, Comedy, Family
Will Toothless be able to save his friend and the newly found love?
Will the humans and the dragons be able to live together in the Hidden World?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.9/ 5.0 For those who have not watch the first two (how could you?), do not worry as you will be able to understand this movie as it is. And please prepare tissues too. It is VERY GOOD with all elements of fun, funny, friendship and sad all rolled marvellously into one. And I want a dragon pet too, please.

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 No complain here. Thumbs up.

Will I watch it again: YES! I wanna watch it in 3D next.
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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012.280.1977


Hutan Puaka [Movie Review]

Hutan Puaka is not on my list of movies to watch. In fact, I didn't know of the movie until I was checking out the list of the movies in the cinema
Hutan Puaka, Alas Pati, Horror, Cerita Seram Indonesia, Seram, Movie Review by Rawlins,
As I have some time to kill before the next appointment and I kinda intrigued by its trailer, I decided to give it a go.

SYNOPSIS
Hutan Puaka Trivia
  • Directed by: Jose Poernomo
  • Produced by: Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur
  • Production companies: MD Pictures, Pichouse Films
  • Distributed by: MD Pictures, Antenna Entertainments
  • Running time: 1 hr 23 minutes
  • Classification: P13
  • IMDb: 5.3/ 10
As per the other millennials, Raya, Vega, Jesi, Rendy dan Dito are a group of adrenaline-junkie video producers that are willing to go the furthest extent to get viewers for their online videos. When their latest video did not garner many views, Raya suggested for them to visit an allegedly the scariest burial ground in the forest, known to the locals as Alas Pati or Hutan Kematian (the forest of death). 
Hutan Puaka, Alas Pati, Horror, Cerita Seram Indonesia, Seram, Movie Review by Rawlins,
You need a little more colour to your face, man
Agreed to the experience, the group rides the boat along a river and hikes up hills to trace the burial ground. Rendy, the videographer of the group, sees a dark entity/ shadow follow the group along the trail but think nothing about it. Dito hears screams and cries via the microphone and headphone that he uses to capture the audio as they move deeper into the forest. 

When they finally reached the burial ground, they found out that the bodies are not buried in the earth, only left bare on elevated bamboo platforms. Intrigued by the scene, everyone takes pictures with the dead bodies and make funny remarks about the deads, except for Jesi who obviously think that they should pay some respect for the dead and not mock them. Raya becomes interested with a necklace on one of the dead body and decides to take it and keep it as a momento. 
Hutan Puaka, Alas Pati, Horror, Cerita Seram Indonesia, Seram, Movie Review by Rawlins,
No, this is not my idea of swimming. 
Hutan Puaka, Alas Pati, Horror, Cerita Seram Indonesia, Seram, Movie Review by Rawlins,
I hope this lighter will last the whole night - I forgotten to pay the bills
Seeing that Jesi is not into the programme, the rest urges Jesi to climb on one of the platforms and say a few words into the camera, for their video production. Unfortunately, the platform collapses and brings Jesi along leading to one of the wood pillars impales Jesi's body.

Frantic and clueless, the group runs out of Alas Pati, leaving Jesi's body impaled by the pillar. Nobody dares to talk about the death of Jesi. The group even lie when asking about Jesi's whereabouts by the school administration and the parents. Meanwhile, the foursome are being haunted by a dark entity and the shadow of Jesi. It was not until when Vega commits suicide that they start to talk to each other about the hauntings that have been happening to them. 

What is the cause of the hauntings - the unsettled ghost of Jesi or because they were not being respectful in the Alas Pati?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 3.6/ 5.0 Hurm. I am a bit conflicted about the movie. I love the cinematography of the movie. The plot is not bad and not great too. The storyline is quite straight forward with some twists in it that were left unexplained until the end of the movie. Scary? To my liking, it was not scary - the ghost was just shadow or appeared as a blurry vision. 

Cast: 3.8/ 5.0 The cast was quite commendable for the performance - not good and not bad at all. Just ok. 

Will I watch it again: No, thanks. 
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012.280.1977


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