[Get Your Resumes Out!]
The biggest career fair in the country is back this weekend with its annual offering of job opportunities. I've just officially graduated with my Masters, and it's time to job hunt, and I can't really think of a better forum through which to get a feel for what I should be looking into and where I should apply.
[Graduan Aspire Career & Postgraduate Fair 2014]
The fair brings all the biggest companies under one roof in KLCC to allow you an opportunity to explore different companies within an industry as options for your applications. This year, you can expect a whole host of major players such as Maybank, Shell, Deloitte, TM, Tesco, ExxonMobil, etc. to be present.
[All the Big Guns Under One Roof]
For those of you who are toying with the idea of furthering your education, a number of very highly esteemed universities will have booths at the fair as well, so look out for them.
As icing on the cake, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, the Graduan Aspire 500 Conference will pool together the talents of some highly experienced talents from the region to share their experience and provide an insight into hiring practices. Can you imagine getting firsthand advice from the likes of Datuk Johan Idris (Managing Partner, KPMG), YBhg Dato' Georg Fischer (CEO, Tesco), Jake Abdullah (CEO, Astro Radio), and Abbas Saad (Sports Presenter). The conference is only open to a pre-selected list of Malaysia's top-performers from local and overseas universities, and yes, you should be jealous. It sounds like quite an experience.
If that isn't enough to push you to excel, there's even an exclusive corporate luncheon for 200 top-performing students and graduates from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. This is essentially a networking session that will allow these graduates direct, personal access to employers.
There will even be a keynote speech by a Malaysian Minister, and with the current changes in business practice in Malaysia, it will undoubtedly be worth a listen.
All in all, this will be a valuable experience for anyone looking for a job and intends to start within the next year. It's on from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm in KLCC this coming Saturday (9th May, 2015), and I'll see you there!