Explore Job Vacancy at Penang Fair

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Job Vacancy

Want to explore your career options and seek better job opportunities? Visit MyStarJob.com at the 10th Penang Career and Postgraduate Expo 2011!

This two-day event, which will be held on Nov 12 and 13 at PISA, Penang, from 10am-6pm, will see the participation of various companies from Malaysia and Singapore occupying more than 100 booths.

MyStarJob is a recruitment portal under the Star media group that offers job and recruitment opportunities to both jobseekers and employers. It is an innovative product developed by JustJobs Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned MSC Malaysia status subsidiary of Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd

During the event, if you register as a MyStarJob member, you’ll get a chance to play the very original Career Path Game. Find out what type of person you are – caregiver, thinker, risk-taker, organiser, creator, do-er or a persuader. This will help identify career choices that suit your personality. For every registration, a small token of appreciation will be given out.

Don’t forget to bring along copies of your resume as MyStarJob.com will also feature vacancies in Star Publications (for the HQ and Penang offices) such as advertising representative – sales advertisement, IT technician, graphic designer, journalist and more. Further information can be found at the booth on that day.

By spending your weekend at the expo, you will also stand a chance to win prizes in a daily lucky draw and the grand prize is a netbook! What are you waiting for? Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet Malaysia’s top employers, universities and colleges.

Looking for a job in government sector? Browse new job opening or jawatan kosong in Malay at KerjaTerkini.com

 

 

Video Resume Will Make You Stand Out

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With the advent of video resume, jobseekers can now showcase their creative side and their personality by putting together their personal details plus “showmanship” into a video resume. A video resume can be more than a traditional resume as it is an expression of one’s personality plus other important bits of information that can help to clinch that dream job.

Video Resume

According to a recent Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) survey by Kelly Services, the workforce is becoming increasingly popu¬lated with the Gen-Y-ers. This generation of jobseekers has been widely exposed to multimedia as a way of life, resulting in a change in the way they approach all sorts of challenges, including looking for a job.

With more than 127,000 video resumes posted on YouTube to-date, this new medium is certainly growing in popu¬larity as people jostle for the best jobs.

“A video resume is a great way of assessing one’s motivation to vie for a job, and to portray information that cannot be included in a traditional CV,” says Justyna Krzych, head of talent management for Mindvalley. “We hire based on culture fit,” she continues, “so for us video resume is an opportunity to get to know our candidates better, learn about their passions and personality.”

“If done well, video resume can be more attractive, animated, and lively,” agrees Chitra Devi Ragunathan, Sunway Group’s sen¬ior manager (recruitment) of group human resources.

Some tips for jobseekers recording their first video resume:

1. Keep it appropriate and relevant

“A video resume allows prospective employers to see, hear and get a feel of how applicants present themselves,” says Melissa Norman, Kelly Services’ managing director (Singapore and Malaysia). With that in mind, professionalism is key when recording a video resume. Of course, it’s easy to be brave and “avant-garde” when you’re alone in your bedroom (or bathroom) and facing your webcam. However, do keep in mind that the aim of the video is to get you shortlisted as a candi¬date for a job and it will be in the public domain.

2. Creativity helps

Video resumes allow jobseekers to reveal their creative side to impress potential employers. If a short juggling act can help you achieve that, by all means get on the act but keep it profes¬sional. Creativity doesn’t have to be outlandish; just tailor it to suit the job you’re looking for. For example, Devi Ragunathan suggests that a video resume may be useful for those applying for a job as a wildlife educator in Sunway Lagoon “because it highlights their ability to handle animals.”

3. Keep it short

Brevity is key. A video resume should be long enough to make your point, but short enough to still be interesting. The last thing you’d want is to bore your potential employer. A two minute clip should be enough to include all personal details while ensuring the clip is interesting, but if that seems a little too brief, Melissa recommends “approximately three to eight minutes” as the optimum video resume length. Do keep in mind that a video resume will filter out applicants who don’t fit the bill, but it does not replace an actual interview; so don’t worry about not being able to do your full pitch.

4. Dress appropriately

As a general rule of thumb, wear what you would to a normal interview but it’s always better to err on the side of professionalism and stay appropriately attired. The thing about a video resume is that it has a personal touch to it; however, there are still lines of propriety that shouldn’t be crossed.

5. Quality production

Find a suitable place that is quiet and well lit, and use the right recording equipment with higher pixel capability to record your video. The better quality your video is, the more impressive it will be!

Although a video resume is not a substitute for a face-to-face or phone interview, it will complement a paper resume and add colour and personality to an otherwise stereotyped black-and-white resume. To stand out from the rest of the pack, it’ll pay to strut your stuff the video-way!

For more tips on resume writing, please visit Contoh resume. They just release a bahasa melayu sample resume on their latest article, contoh resume bahasa melayu.

Train Students to Think Fast

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Albert Einstein once said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

How apt this is, in light of Singapore’s employment landscape, where savvy employers are beginning to differentiate between degrees that “carry their full worth” in knowledge and skills, as Singapore’s Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin described, and those that are mere paper qualifications.

Progressive universities are going one step further by engaging beyond knowledge enhancement and towards critical thinking.

In business schools, this means that besides bringing the business world into the classroom through anecdotes and in-class cases, the class should also be brought into the business world. The latter includes, among others, getting students to relate to the business community through solving real-world cases in competitions.

As an extension of in-class case studies, universities are sending students to international business case competitions, where they analyse and strategise actual challenges faced by real firms.

How is this different from in-class case analyses? Not only do these competitions bring students into the business world, they also give businesses an opportunity to appreciate the outcome of classroom education.

First, students are challenged as they pit themselves against top-calibre students around the world. Being the best in one’s local institution is not necessarily being the best at the international level.

This keeps them humble and flames their yearning to learn. Humility goes a long way in moulding our graduates to have realistic expectations when it comes to employment. They realise that there is always room for improvement.

Second, students are tasked to handle issues that are currently faced by a company, unlike historical ones in in-class cases, where solutions can be found by an easy search on the Internet.

There is yet no known solution for real-world cases. Students are mentally stretched to get a grip on the crux of the problem and develop their own solutions, all within the usual limit of 24 hours in a case competition.

This calls for a sharp mind to quickly discern the circumstances, distil the main issue and develop the strategy, and mental rigour to handle pressure. Third, they have to present their recommendations to the case company’s top management and be challenged by questions from them.

While students are grilled on their thought process, they have to think on their feet and remain composed. Management gets to see and appreciate the often different perspectives that students offer and marvel at how far business education has progressed.

QUICK THINKING

Quick Thinking

At a recent international case competition in Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore Business School was the only Asian finalist among 18 top universities from 11 countries and five continents.

The students had to analyse and recommend branding and global expansion plans for the Langham Hospitality Group (LHG). Facing a panel of seven judges — two from LHG including its chief executive officer, two from Citibank and three from consulting companies including Accenture and Oliver Wyman — students were questioned as they presented their analyses and recommendations.

A nail-biting event, the competition not only honed students’ ability to think cleverly during the 24 hours, but also to be sharp and quick as the experienced practitioners challenged them.

Mr Robert Warman, CEO of LHG, remarked that the students brought forth a consulting-like analysis that many of the judges thought they would never have been able to deliver when they were students. And this is how enlightened tertiary institutions have progressed.

Classroom education has to progress to mindful thinking, both in critique and response. It is not merely an accumulation of disparate knowledge, but the integration of such knowledge into a sensible seamless whole upon which insights are drawn.

Some universities are known for students who have the courage to speak up and challenge. Behind this form requires substance. Anyone can deliver a smooth presentation with enough rehearsals; however, the true test is to think on one’s feet. Mindful critique involves asking pertinent questions, not just any question.

Mindful response is responding in a succinct, end-all manner that silences further questions and earns the respect of the questioner. Both call for quick thinking.

As a professor, I have always believed that I owe it to my students to stretch their thinking skills and not mollycoddle them by sugar-coating non-value-added analyses and questions as “participation”.

They are trained that whenever they speak, they should have anticipated the questions and be ready to defend what they have proposed.

Similarly, those who ask questions are challenged on how their questions move understanding forward.

It is heartening to note that these traits have stood our students in good stead, resulting in employment and internship offers due to their stellar performances at case competitions.

While employers are on the right track in acknowledging differences between degree-holders who are merely paperholders versus those with more substance,enlightened employers are those who are one step ahead:

Differentiating students who have been trained to think from those who are only information-accumulators.

Ursula Burns Famous Career Quotes

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Ursula BurnsAs I’ve progressed in my career, I’ve come to appreciate – and really value – the other attributes that define a company’s success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.

How To Write a Good CV

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A good CV could spell failure or success for many applicants. CV is the most necessary when applying for a job. CV is also a requirement that plays an important role if you are applying for  scholarship or fellowship. Watch this great video, learn something from it.