Although it's been a while since I started off with my first job-hunt a few years ago (seriously, I feel almost middle-aged in my company now), I still remember all too well the feeling of "err so what now" that pretty much everybody experienced immediately after graduation. But the good thing is, there's always somewhere you can go to search for that first big step you'll take towards Being A Proper Adult.
Like the Sector Focused Career Fair by TalentCorp at UiTM, Shah Alam last week!
A joint effort between TalentCorp, Graduan, MDeC and UiTM, the fair focused mainly on Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) in various industries, namely Oil & Gas, Electronics & Electrical, IT, Telecommunication, Biotechnology, Finance, Accounting, Healthcare, Tourism, FMCG and Education.
They had quite a bit of stuff going on there - there were the requisite career talks as well as "Couch Corners", which were literally cozy corners with beanbags where students could get comfy and let loose with all the questions they had with people at the fair. And obviously, there were the VIPs, like YB Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Over the 2-day event, the fair attracted about 4,000 visitors, which was great as the SFCF is a valuable opportunity for graduates to meet with CEOs and HR reps from participating companies, including big name companies like HP, Shell, BASF, IBM, Kimberly-Clark and more. If you gotta start somewhere, might as well start big right? ;) It's a win-win for everyone, since those very companies often scout for potential talent from the graduate pool as well, and there's no better place for employers and potential employees to cross paths.
If you're keen on pursuing a career in one of the SSO industries, there's no need to wait for the next career fair - just hop on over to TalentCorp at their pages here and here for more information. Go beyond getting a job and start building a career now, young people!