Representative from this year’s host universities poses with (fifth and sixth from left) Johan Mahmood and Education Ministry Director (Industrial Relations) Prof Madya Dr Arham Abdullah.
TALENT Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) recently hosted the Big Bang as the first of its Sector Focused Career Fair (SFCF) series for 2015.
More than 50 top local and foreign companies
in the event, held at the TM Convention Centre and officiated by TalentCorp chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican.
Among the companies taking part were Celcom Axiata Berhad, Texas Instruments Malaysia Sdn Bhd, KFC (Peninsular Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, SP Setia Berhad, Maybank and Petronas.
“An important part of TalentCorp’s work is to steer talent to exciting careers in key economic sectors with strong growth potential,” said Johan.
“The Big Bang provides graduates with a variety of opportunities, options and the best tools possible to go after their dream jobs.
“By partnering top companies that are experiencing tremendous growth, and looking for fresh talent, we aim to empower young Malaysian talent to make informed career choices aligned to the needs of the economy,” he added.
In addition to organising walk-in interviews for those seeking jobs and internships, SFCF also offered interview and résumé advisory sessions as well as intimate “Coffee Talk Sessions” which allowed students to meet, interact with and receive advice from professional bodies, potential employers and relevant organisations.
This year, the SFCF Big Bang also featured the “CEO Walkabout”, with the chief executive officers of PETRONAS ICT Sdn Bhd, KPMG, Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDeC), Schlumberger Sdn Bhd, and Aegis BPO Malaysia Sdn Bhd who manned their respective company booths and met visitors.
“PETRONAS ICT is looking to hire highly motivated people, who are self-starters and team players to work within a progressive and diverse organisation,” said PETRONAS ICT CEO Redza Goh.
“A sector-focused career fair like this gives us the opportunity to meet promising young Malaysian talent.”
In 2014, the fairs were attended by 25,000 young people. Held mainly at universities, the SFCF series brings companies to students. This allows graduates to meet corporate leaders and senior human resource representatives while providing a platform for the companies to scout for potential talents.
“I am excited to meet potential candidates and to see what the future of our talent looks like. We anticipate that these young people will find careers that will inspire and excite them, “said ON Semiconductor (M) S dn Bhd general manager Jose Hernandez Lopez.
The SFCF Big Bang is an exciting start to TalentCorp’s six fairs scheduled for this year and featuring key sectors such as engineering, IT, business, banking and finance.
“Now, more than ever, the nation needs a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, and we are looking for talented individuals to contribute to advancing our talent pool and nation,” said SJ Grant Thornton head (Talent & Culture) Sharon Sung.
“Sector-focused career fairs give companies an avenue to find and nurture talent,” she added.