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14
Apr

Why Best Universities Employability Ratings?

In our recent blog post, we wrote about how employers were overwhelmingly looking at attitude above academic performance. Graduate employability is an important consideration for employers across the globe.  Employers generally take for granted that a graduate’s academic achievements are necessary for their studies. So that is not enough of an incentive for employers to...
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14
Apr

The Future Of Graduate Employability

A TalentCorp survey, conducted in collaboration with the World Bank in 2014, revealed that employers viewed soft skills as a key factor in hiring graduates. Yet, Malaysian graduates seem to be lacking in these areas. According to the findings, 81% of respondents identified communication skills as the major deficit, followed by creative/critical thinking (56%), analytical...
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15
Mar

We’re on the right track

Photo from The Star graphics EFFORTS put in by local higher education institutions (HEIs) in preparing graduates for the job market, is bearing fruit. A recent survey found that nearly three-quarters of organisations in Malaysia plan to hire graduates from local public and private HEIs this year and in 2022. The Talentbank survey – published...
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07
Mar

Top 5 Places Employers Find Graduates

Best Places For Job Hunting: Top 5 Places Employers Find And Hire Fresh Graduates  You may have heard of graduates who blasted out hundreds of resumes and job applications only to hear crickets. You may even be one of them. But have you considered whether you are searching for jobs in the right places? Every...
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07
Mar

Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs

Leading Graduate Employers Reveal The Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs In 2021 One of the most important decisions you will have to make in your life is which course you want to take in university. While it is important that you choose a degree that lets you establish a career in a field that you...
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02
Mar

TOP 10 Critical Skills

Do Malaysian graduates have the skills that are most critical to employers in the recruitment of employees? Finding candidates with the right competencies is a key priority for employers. Naturally, employers expect candidates to possess the specific skills and knowledge needed in a particular sector or profession. However, employers’ recruitment metrics also look at key...
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02
Mar

Attitude vs Academic Results

This tweet by Ben Cichy, a former NASA engineer, is still making its rounds today more than a year after he first posted it. While it gives hope to students and graduates, what does it really mean to students and employers? Is it still important or worthwhile for students to take school seriously? Or is...
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25
Feb

Fresh Graduates’ Career-Readiness

Are Fresh Graduates In Malaysia Really Career-Ready? In a survey of employers conducted by Talentbank in 2020, we found that the majority of employers considered local fresh graduates to be not immediately ready to take on career challenges. As you can see from the graph, most of the 196 respondents gave Malaysian college students a...
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07
Jan

Are Employers Hiring in 2021?

The future of hiring, amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, is a major concern among many Malaysian parents, graduates, employers and other stakeholders such as universities. Well, here’s some good news – graduates are getting hired in 2021. In fact, fresh graduates from the Malaysian public and private universities stand a better chance of getting hired...
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31
Dec

Better prospects for fresh graduates to be expected in 2021

BASED on a recent survey by Talentbank, 73.41% of almost 200 organisations in Malaysia revealed that they are willing to hire fresh graduates from both private and public universities next year. While 21.97% of the respondents were unsure about the decision and 4.62% would prefer not to hire fresh graduates, the overall employment prospects for...
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