Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TalentCorp's Sector Focused Career Fair Can Help!

Your graduation day could be one of the happiest life moments you will ever experience. 

The years of blood, sweat and tears you poured into earning that one sheet of certification could prove worthwhile on that one memorable day. Despite the happy laughs, the colourful bouquets and proud smiles though, at the end of any convocation I dare say most, if not all, will leave with a single question in mind - what do I do with my life now? Luckily, you're not all alone and definitely not without help. 

In fact, just last week Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) together with University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) held a Sector Focused Career Fair over at the UiTM Shah Alam Campus. This overall initiative aims to educate the public, especially students, on the career path opportunities available in eleven recommended sectors namely Oil & Gas, Electronics & Electrical, IT, Telecommunication, Biotechnology, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare, Tourism, FMCG & Education. The two-day fair last week was a joint effort between TalentCorp, Graduan, MDeC and UiTM, focusing on Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO). (ᅌᴗᅌ* ) 

Since we're already dropping names, let me tell you that this Sector Focused Career Fair is supported by more than 30 well-established companies such as DHL, BASF, Electrolux, Frost & Sullivan, Sime Darby and GlaxoSmithKline. Visitors were honoured by the YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department as he was so kind to drop by to officiate the fair and the graduates attended also got to meet with CEOs and senior HR representatives of participating companies. 

The calm before the much-welcomed storm of visitors.

Kan dah kata ramai orang! Ha ambik! 

I've give you twenty cents if you can spot me *wink

According to Johan Mahmood Merican, CEO of TalentCorp, "The success of our Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) depends on having the right quantity and quality of talent, to support Malaysia’s priority sectors to move up the value chain and continue growing. Malaysia certainly has a strong pipeline of young talent. TalentCorp and UiTM are hosting this SFCF to provide exposure and attract our young Malaysian graduates to pursue an exciting career with the fast growing shared services sector." 

From how I see it, it's a win-win situation

Visitors score insiders' scoop on the industry developments plus sectoral branding of the Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) sector while multinational corporations get to scout for potential talents. How often do you get such golden opportunities to rub shoulders with CEOs? How often do you get to window shop for your career path all in one day under one roof? There were even the Industry Career Quiz, Career Talks and my favourite yet, the Couch Corner Slot for a more casual chitchat. Everyone's happy, that's for sure! I honestly don't think it's too late for me to pay a visit to any more upcoming Sector Focused Career Fair by TalentCorp even when I already have secured a job, because it's a great platform for anyone at all to open up your minds and learn from others in the industry. 

For instant updates on more Sector Focused Career Fairs, just click on here!

Otherwise, you can visit the official website too - Talentcorp.com.my. So awesome to witness the organizing parties going all out to provide the best guidance and educative experience to students, especially the new graduates (even the undergraduates!) out there who have absolutely no idea where to move forward after graduation. Better yet, these advice and assistance come personally from the industry players themselves who could well be YOUR employer in the near future. See, you can't be that lost after all! ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ