Finding a graduate career in Malaysia for Malaysians
Malaysia’s low living costs, rich culture and emerging international cities are some of the reasons that Malaysian students choose to study and work in the country. Often, we hear about other people raving about their experiences working abroad, but, there’s no need to feel left out. Malaysia offers great job opportunities for graduates and what better way to establish your career than to do it on home soil? Find out your options after graduation.
What’s the graduate market like?
The Malaysian economy is bolstered by high-tech manufacturing, engineering and banking sectors. With booming oil, gas and electronics sectors, graduates of Petroleum Engineering, Electronics, Technology, Electrical Engineering or Management face bright employment prospects. There’s a shortage of skills in accounting, sales, IT and oil and gas and students graduating in those areas will be highly sought by employers.
Because Malaysia is a financial hub of Southeast Asia, students of Business, Finance and Accounting who are proficient in the English language will be needed to help grow the nation’s international ties. It’s predicted that there’ll be 275,400 new jobs come year 2020.
How can I find a job?
There are plenty of resources to find a job. Go on job search engines like JobStreet and jobsDB. You’ll be able to gauge how much you’re worth by registering on the sites and checking to see how much similar positions are advertised for. Alternatively, ask your institution’s career services or lecturers for advice on producing a good CV and important interview techniques. Dig out the contacts of people that you’ve networked with before whether it’s during your final year project exhibition or from your internship.
If you agree that working in Malaysia is a good option, why not search for courses in Malaysia now.
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