Secret to getting any job

The Secret to Getting Any Job You Want!

Bob was late to an interview because he overslept after staying out late last night. He did not even have the time to iron his suit or to comb his hair. He missed multiple interviews before, so he was lucky enough to make it to this one. When Bob finally arrived, the recruiter took note of the time before starting the interview. Bob had to answer quickly before his time was up, because another person was scheduled to come in for an interview after him. Bob rushed through all of his answers. He thought that it was better to answer all of the questions rather than spending time giving detailed answers. During the interview, Bob was also getting distracted by his girlfriend, who kept texting him about where they should meet up for lunch. When the interview ended, the recruiter directed Bob towards the exit.

Mike was up next for the interview. He came in thirty minutes early, and he went straight into the bathroom to practice his introduction. When the recruiter came, Mike took a deep breath, made sure his shirt was tucked in, and extended his arm for a handshake. Mike made sure to think about each question, and to give detailed answers to explain all of his great qualities. In his mind, Mike pretended that this was the last interview opportunity for getting the job. Because of this, he took his time to impress the recruiter. At the end, Mike thanked the recruiter for giving him this opportunity, and left with a satisfied smile on his face.

Look at both Bob and Mike…..It is pretty obvious who got the job.

 Now, think of your salah as an interview with Allah (swt). Do you miss or barely make it on time to each prayer, or are you like Mike who prepares their schedule around their salah? Do you take the time to dress properly for salah, which includes taking care of personal hygiene, like Mike? Do you rush through your prayers like Bob rushed through his interview, or do you take your time memorizing and perfecting your recitation of verses of the Qur’an like Mike did with his introduction? Mike made sure to thank the recruiter in the end. Are you like Mike who takes a deep breath and truly tries to make his interview meaningful by thanking the All Mighty for the blessings he has given you? Lastly, Mike pleased the recruiter because he acted as if this was his last interview. Now really think about it. Do you please Allah (swt) by praying each salah as if it was your last salah?

Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind). – 2:238 (Translation – Yusuf Ali)

Challenge of the Day

Give a Treat

"Observe justice in dealing with your children in the same manner in which you expect them to observe justice in...
Read More
Stories

Surprise Reaction to Quran on Public Bus

On my commute to and from school, I sometimes watch Islamic lectures on my smartphone. Not too long ago, while...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Do Not Judge

"O believers! Do not let some men ridicule others, they may be better than them, nor let some women ridicule...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Be Punctual

"O Believers! Fulfil (your) promises.” [Quran 5:1] Challenge of the Day #24: Next time you have an appointment or meeting, try...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Be Thankful

"If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more.” [Quran 14:7] "So Remember Me, and I will remember you, and be thankful to Me, and...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Be Patient

"O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient...” [Quran 2:153] Challenge of the...
Read More
Stories

Are you a Haram Police?

Have you ever heard any of the following statements? You are not “religious” because …. you listen to musicyou don’t have a beard...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Chores

"Verily! Allah is with those who do good deeds” [Quran 29:69] Challenge of the Day #21: Help out with a chore...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Smile

"And when you are greeted with some words, greet back with words better than it or with the same; indeed...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Salah

"Successful indeed are the believers Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness...” [Quran 23:1-2] Challenge of...
Read More
Stories

Having Trouble with Uncontrollable Rage?!

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said; “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength,...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Better Hygiene

"Truly, Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.” [Quran 2:222]...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Make a Dua

Abu Darda reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: "No Muslim servant supplicates for his brother behind his back...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Memorize a Surah

"We made it easy to bear this Qur'an in mind. Who, then, is willing to keep it in mind?". [Quran...
Read More
Stories

How My Dua Was Instantly Fulfilled!

“And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And if anyone puts his trust in Allah, sufficient...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Read the Quran

"This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah". [Quran 2:2] Challenge...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Beauty of Nature

"As for the earth, We spread it out and placed upon it firm mountains, and cause everything to grow there...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Say Bismillah

 “Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of...
Read More
Stories

The Secret to Getting Any Job You Want!

Bob was late to an interview because he overslept after staying out late last night. He did not even have...
Read More
Challenge of the Day

Stay Focused

 “Believers, do not let your wealth and your children distract you from remembering God: those who do so will be...
Read More
Share
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments