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Multi-skilled workers are flexible, responsive to business needs

Sunday, December 6th, 2020
Multi-skilling is beneficial to employees in that it creates greater job opportunities, collaboration and flexibility. - NSTP file pic

Multi-skilling is beneficial to employees in that it creates greater job opportunities, collaboration and flexibility. – NSTP file

IF you were to study recruitment platforms like Jobstreet or LinkedIn, you’d find that many, if not most potential employers, require a variety of skills from their candidates.

In the current set-up, where jobs are lost or scarce due to the pandemic, those possessing multiple skills will land desired positions.

In a time like this, you would have probably heard people saying that they have a skill they could fall back on if they were to lose their job. It could be culinary, music, writing or other soft skills that they rarely use to generate income.

To an extent, they can be categorised as multi-skilled.

In a real job sense, multi-skilling is a talent that can prove to be beneficial in the workplace and valuable for both the employee and employer, especially in fast-paced modern organisations, where the workplace philosophy is no longer about concentrating only on one’s own tasks. It is also about adding value to other functions and skills. Therefore, multi-skilled employees have competencies that allow them to work in areas and departments beyond their own.

This flexibility is a key strength for a business as employees learn to become flexible and responsive to business needs.

The Harvard Business Review said in the past two decades, it had been frequently argued that skills requirements are being transformed as a result of fundamental changes in the organisation of production. The key concept in this regard has been that of flexibility.

Flexible labour utilisation is viewed as a crucial element of “high performance” work organisations that supports the production of high value-added goods and services.

It is claimed that production should be organised around workers with broad-based skills engaging in teamwork and taking responsibility for product quality and continuous improvement.

Multi-skilling is beneficial to employees in that it creates greater job opportunities, collaboration and flexibility.

They will be retained by the employers due to their varied skills, in turn, helping them to fulfil personal goals and boosting their job security.

Employees will have a deeper understanding of the business, and this allows better growth prospects and development of their skills.

Multi-skilling is also beneficial to an organisation; it is an optimal utilisation of the workforce as a result of its awareness of organisational needs.

Companies will have a freer hand in developing employees across projects and departments.

The end result is that multi-skilled employees will increase productivity and deliver better- quality output, besides being a flexible and adaptable workforce.

This business strategy requires commitment and patience of managers, supervisors and employees alike, since it takes genuine commitment when it comes to training and personal resilience.

Implementing multi-skilling entails increased supervision until the employees or group of employees are up to speed, possibly resulting in reduced productivity during the training period.

Nevertheless, there are downsides to multi-skilling such as over-burdened and over-whelmed employees, as well as tasks being completed but lacking in standards. However, this can be avoided if the employees are given constant feedback and frequently motivated.

Multi-skilling is ideal for a business to have when unpredictable issues arise, such as an absence due to prolonged illness, as well as staff numbers being reduced due to redundancy, recruitment freeze or periods of growth.

Multi-skilling is beneficial to organisations in fast-paced, reactive environments.

Done effectively, it enhances efficiency, competitiveness, quality, production and competency.

With or without government aid schemes like Penjana HRDF and Penjana Perkeso for small- and medium-sized enterprises, there are many companies out there that are not doing enough to boost their employees’ skills.

Many are torn between holding on to their workers and laying them off.

I’d say to these companies: Lead well, Lead right!

By Rohiman Haroon.

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Human Resources Ministry launches schemes focusing on job placement, self-employment

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resources Ministry has introduced three schemes that focus on job placement and self-employment, said its minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan.

Launched through Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB), he said the three schemes were the Place and Train scheme, B40 Development scheme and Gerak Insan Gemilang (GIG) scheme.

Saravanan said the main objective of the initiative under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) is to support the government’s aspirations and the recovery of the country’s economy affected by Covid-19.

“A total of RM500 million (RM250 million from government funds and RM250 million from the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) levy) has been allocated for the implementation of the initiatives.

“So far, PSMB has received an allocation of RM100 million from the government and it has been fully spent,” he said during the question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

He said this in response to a question from M. Kulasegaran (PH-Ipoh Barat) on the number of workers being trained and had secured jobs through PSMB as well as the list of employers and training centres which had received the grant from PSMB.

Saravanan said as of Oct 16, PSMB has approved 35,938 trainees to take part in the schemes.

“Of the total, 6,567 trainees have finished their training and managed to secure work placements or are now self-employed.

“Under the schemes, 285 training centres have been approved with Selangor being the highest number of training providers at 41.1 per cent followed by Kuala Lumpur (31.6 per cent), Penang (4.9 per cent) and Sabah (4.9 per cent),” he said.

In detailing the breakdown of training centres based on the schemes’ approval, Saravanan said the Place and Train Scheme recorded the highest number of approval with 200 training centres, followed by the GIG scheme (58) and the B40 Development scheme (3).

He said 397 employers have been approved under the Place and Train scheme, with 97 per cent of them from the services sector while the remaining three per cent were from the manufacturing sector.

by Bernama.

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To find jobs, let go of our past

Monday, October 19th, 2020
We must start teaching in schools and colleges that people need to leverage their innovative abilities. - NSTP file pic, for illustration purposes onlyWe must start teaching in schools and colleges that people need to leverage their innovative abilities. – NSTP file pic, for illustration purposes only

LETTERS: We are living in an era fraught with ambiguities. Rapid change is the norm. It requires courage to challenge the status quo.

We need to create new neural pathways in the brain that, over time, replace old patterns that make us shift our responsibility to others.

Albert Einstein said: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

We must start teaching in schools and colleges that people need to leverage their innovative abilities.

If we do not like our conditions, we have to do something different. It is frustrating and even soul crushing when my former students tell me that they cannot find jobs.

I know I must tell them to move on from having too many ideas or knowledge to the ones they want to do something with.

I am guilty as well. We prepare youths for a world that no longer exists.

It is unlikely that jobs will come by easily. Everybody has a creative potential.

Start to change your perspectives. We behave in a certain way based on expected results and experiences.

You have to believe you can serve some of the world’s needs or at least get training and develop new job skills. Let go of previous programming that’s holding you back.

If you cannot find a job, why not create your own? Start with what you love, even if you cannot see the whole picture of how it will turn out.

When you believe in yourself and take action, opportunities will come from places and people you would never expect.

Ask for help when you are struggling.

The government also provides programmes or aid for you.


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Kita Prihatin: Trauma from job loss gives way to calluses, satisfaction

Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Nazira Azenan (left)  and Zareq Akhtar Zulkepli showing their car  detailing equipment at  Ketzz Detailing in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday.  PIC BY HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM   Nazira Azenan (left) and Zareq Akhtar Zulkepli showing their car detailing equipment at Ketzz Detailing in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday. PIC BY HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge effect on the aviation industry, with many workers losing their jobs.

Despite this, a couple who lost their jobs as a steward and stewardess six months ago, and an airline pilot who was forced to go on unpaid leave for a year, are soldiering on.

Refusing to back down from any challenge, they have instead taken a leap of faith by trying new things to survive.

Ex-stewardess Nazira Azenan, 32, and her husband and ex-steward, Zareq Akhtar Zulkepli, 36, have gone from flying to detailing cars. It was the biggest career transition they had ever faced.

“I received the news one night in March. The company I used to work for did not renew my contract,” said Nazira.

“Not long after that, my husband, who worked for a different airline, also did not have his contract renewed.

“It was the worst night of my life. I felt numb when we found out about the devastating news. I cried. I felt angry and other feelings. It took me over a week to process what was going on.

“But in time, with the support of our friends and family, my husband and I decided to do what we’ve been wanting to do all along — start a business.”

The couple, who married two years ago, said they initially thought of opening a cafe, but they took a risk by opening a car detailing shop called Ketzz Detailing in Cheras, due to Zareq’s passion for vehicles.

When they opened their business in June, they had detailed 36 cars with their bare hands in the first month. Once they could afford to buy equipment, they bought the necessary machinery.

“Our first customer was a teacher from Rawang. When we received payment after having detailing the car, I was so happy as it was our hard-earned money after going through the hardship.

“Even when my hands developed calluses, I felt satisfied to see the end product from our efforts,” Nazira said.

Zareq said initially he was hesitant to put high price tags on their services, but he later learnt how to do pricing based on his customers’ feedback.

“Soon after Malaysians were allowed to do interstate travels, we went to as far as Penang and back to detail cars.

“We were told by a few customers that we charging too low. We decided to adjust our pricing soon after.”

The best part of doing business, Zareq said, was meeting good-hearted people.

“When we worked on flights, we met different characters every day. We understood that not everybody could afford to fly.

“So at the beginning of our business, I was hesitant to put the prices of our services as I was worried that they might be too high, especially considering that we are new in the market.

“Along the way, I’ve met many people who helped us. We learnt that our country is filled with good-hearted people, with very few bad apples.”

Zareq said he was over the moon when his and his wife’s names were mentioned by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin during the announcement of the Kita Prihatin Supplementary Initiative Package (Kita Prihatin) on Wednesday.

Muhyiddin had acknowledged them as among those who were working hard to make ends meet during the pandemic.

“We were working when one of our friends called and told us ‘hey, the prime minister mentioned your names!’.

“I thought he was bluffing.

“We saw the televised speech during a re-run that night. My wife was the happiest,” Zareq said adding that Nazira was an admirer of Muhyiddin’s leadership.

Meanwhile, pilot-turned-FoodPanda rider, Captain Khairul Anwar Ajid, 40, was also happy when his name was mentioned by Muhyiddin in the speech.

Captain Khairul Anwar AjidCaptain Khairul Anwar Ajid

Khairul is putting his nine years of experiences flying passenger airplanes to good use.

“I stopped getting my income since April. Can you imagine how it feels like when you have no income coming in after 20 years of working?

“Although I am still employed, it is a sad moment when I had to take unpaid leave over the voluntary separation scheme. My family is running on savings now. We have bills to pay. That’s when I decided to become an e-hailing rider,” the father of an eight-year-old girl told the New Sunday Times.

Khairul said although pilots were trained not to choke under pressure, he still found himself trying to cope with the financial stress.

“But now, it’s a different kind of stress, and I understand if some people choke under this pressure. All of us have families and bills to pay. This is a whole different level of pressure,” he said.

Sharing the same feelings with Nazira and Razeq, Khairul said he would return to the aviation industry in a heartbeat if the opportunity came around.

By Farah Solhi.

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Penjana KPT-CAP helps graduates attune to new job demands

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

PENJANA KPT-CAP, to begin in October, will be conducted by academics, practitioners and industry players at selected=

PENJANA-KPT-CAP, to begin in October, will be conducted by academics, practitioners and industry players at selected higher education institutions nationwide. – NSTP/File pic

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has allocated RM100 million for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) known as PENJANA KPT-CAP to help graduates attune themselves to the new demands in the job market due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said the programme, which aims to reskill and upskill the participating graduates, consisted of three sub-programmes, namely the Place and Train, Entrepreneurship, and Gig Economy.

“Place and Train is a programme that provides competency training by industry players to participants of the PENJANA KPT-CAP.

“Upon completion of the training, some participants will stand a chance of securing a job placement in the participating industries,” she said in a statement today.

She said the Entrepreneurship programme offer insights on the vital know-how of kick-starting a company, including methods to secure funding, while the Gig Economy programme provides competency training that will aid participants to generate income through engagements in gig economies in the form of freelancing.

PENJANA KPT-CAP, to begin in October, will be conducted by academics, practitioners and industry players at selected higher education institutions nationwide are for graduates who did not manage to secure a job in 2019 as well as those who have graduated in 2020.

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Understand the meaning of ‘love for the job’

Monday, September 21st, 2020
Some people have a high tolerance for crime because they think the police are highly underpaid and so have little incentive to protect them. - NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

Some people have a high tolerance for crime because they think the police are highly underpaid and so have little incentive to protect them. – NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

LETTERS: I refer to a report titled “Ex-IGP: Don’t join the police for money”, and while I fully agree with the view expressed, I also feel that people should not regard “love for the job” as a justifiable reason for being underpaid.

Some people have a high tolerance for crime because they think the police are highly underpaid and so have little incentive to protect them.

A woman may be walking leisurely along a pedestrian walk when she is approached by two guys on a motorbike who tag at her handbag until she lets go.

In the process, the woman may fall on the concrete pavement, or be dragged along the way, which may result in serious injuries and even death. Handbag snatchings and muggings are among the most vicious crimes, yet perpetrators are seldom caught.

Then, there is the speed limit on every highway, for the safety of all drivers. Yet, drivers flaunt this regularly. One wonders about enforcement to stop these reckless drivers.

Another issue is drink drivers who get into accidents. In some ways, responsible drinkers are made to feel guilty for a pleasure in which they indulge responsibly.

Those who consume alcohol get a bad name, even though many drinkers are cautious, and many accidents are in fact caused by speeding drivers who are perfectly sober.

We also sometimes see vagrants sauntering through respectable housing estates. These people are highly noticeable because they sport unkempt hair, dishevelled clothes, and are often bare-footed. They are suspicious to say the least. Would they be strolling there at all if there were a regular police patrol?

In the last few days, we have read about the sad case of three young ladies who died in their parked car, of carbon monoxide poisoning. A fourth young woman, the driver of the car and the one who was sick at the onset of the incident, is now in critical condition in the hospital.

To the reader, the case is strange. Why would four young women fall asleep in the same car at the same time? Why would they not take turns sleeping and making sure that at least one stayed awake to spot any danger?

We do not know if the police were ever called to oversee the case. Yet, we know that a huge part of eliminating crime is prevention. And how can you prevent a crime unless you know why it happened?

Love for the job is essential, but being underpaid is not an excuse for not doing your job. If you are drawing a salary which does not pay for all the work you do or are supposed to do, you are not excused for overlooking, underperforming, or neglecting.

On the other hand, if you do your work out of love, and therefore with a sense of duty, responsibility, and care, you will eventually be paid your full worth, plus a bonus that will reflect your faith, understanding, and true love.

by Marisa Demori.

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Be confident when looking for jobs, Sabahans told

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Darell speaking at the IDS forum on the impact of Covid-19 on the state’s economy at Wisma Sedia yesterday.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabahans should be more confident of themselves when looking for job opportunities instead of playing the blame game on the illegal immigrants issue, said Penampang Member of Parliament Darell Leiking.

Based on a research by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), he disclosed that 72 per cent of the youths in Penampang are currently unhappy with their ‘wakil rakyat’ for failing to send back the illegal immigrants, which resulted in them losing job opportunities.

However, the Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) deputy president opined that the illegal immigrants working in the state are mostly working as hard labourers, a sector which most locals would not usually go into.

“When was the last time PTIs (illegal immigrants) were working in a bank? When was the last time they were working in McDonald’s? The last time I went there, it was still a local person working there.

“I’m wondering who does the ‘tukang’ work – the hard labour work? Are they locals?” said Darell in his speech during the IDS forum on the impact of Covid-19 on the state’s economy, here at Wisma Sedia on Thursday.

He said that even in the UK, it’s not the English who would do the hard labour jobs; it’s the foreigners such as the Czechs and the Romanians.

In this regard, Darell urged Sabahans to look at the bigger picture and to upscale themselves.

“If you still think the PTIs are taking over your jobs, then you’re in serious trouble because you have no confidence in yourself,” he added.

Darell further revealed that the Federal Government had been sending the illegal immigrants home on a monthly basis.

He also said that there is a need for the government to take tougher actions in resolving the illegal immigrants issue.

“As long as we don’t document the illegal immigrants, we wouldn’t know who they are. We have to admit that we have to be a little bit tough. Despite all the criticisms, we still need to document these guys.

“We will not make them citizens but we have to document them,” he stressed.

The speech given by Darell was his maiden speech as the newly-appointed chairman of IDS.

Among those present at the event were IDS chief executive office Anthony Kiob and his deputy Chong Vun Then.

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Prihatin saved 1.4 million jobs’

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Workers at a construction site in Labuan yesterday. Besides saving more than a million jobs, the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package has also assisted 213,688 employers.  Workers at a construction site in Labuan yesterday. Besides saving more than a million jobs, the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package has also assisted 213,688 employers.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package’s (Prihatin) Wage Subsidy Programme launched in March has helped over 1.4 million people in the country keep their jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deputy Finance Minister I Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said it was one of Prihatin’s programmes that had shown results so far.

“It has assisted 213,688 employers and maintained 1.46 million jobs and, at the same time, reduced unemployment,” he told the Dewan Negara yesterday.

Rahim added that the effects of various aid measures offered under the Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana), which was a continuation of Prihatin introduced in June, had yet to be seen.

“This is because it had just been announced and its implementation is still at an early stage. Therefore, the effectiveness of the initiatives can be measured only in few more months

Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.

“The government has set up the Economic Stimulus Implementation and Coordination Unit Between National Agencies (Laksana) under the Finance Ministry. It serves to monitor and evaluate every initiative under the Penjana and Prihatin packages and will announce its implementation performance from time to time,” he added.

Rahim was answering an oral question by Senator Datuk Razali Idris, who had asked the finance minister to state the success of Penjana, which had more than 40 initiatives worth RM35 billion to restore the country’s economy impacted by the virus.

Penjana was launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on June 5. Out of the 40 initiatives, 11 worth RM13.2 billion were for the people, 14 worth RM14.7 billion were allocated to the trade sector, and 15 at a cost of RM7.1 billion were meant for the economic sector.

By Dawn Chan.

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Socso holds mini career carnival to help jobseekers

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Awang Ali (back row, seventh left) and Dr Mohd Ali (back row, eighth left) at the Perkeso Merdeka Mini Penjana Career Carnival and Merdeka Day Celebration launch at Wisma Perkeso yesterday.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Social Security Organisation (Perkeso) organized a Merdeka Mini Penjana Career Carnival yesterday to help jobseekers in Sabah.

Perkeso board member Awang Ali Ahmad Raji@Amat said Perkeso Sabah organized the mini carnival, together with its Merdeka Day Celebration, with the involvement of 12 employers from various sectors and industries in Sabah.

He added some 820 job vacancies located in Sabah and the Peninsular from the dozen of state employers were available during the mini carnival.

He said the program was targeted at unemployed Socso contributors so they can get new jobs through job resettlement programs including mobility assistance and improving employability of unemployed contributors through job marketability programs.

“Independence is not only synonymous with being free from colonialism alone, but when linked to today’s career carnival program, I hope that jobseekers who are still unemployed can be free from unemployment,” he said during the officiating ceremony of the event at Wisma Perkeso here yesterday.

Sabah State Perkeso director Dr Mohd Ali Hindia said the program is aimed at promoting the Perkeso products and services through the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) incentive.

He said the carnival will also raise awareness about the Perkeso MyFutureJobs as one of the people’s online job vacancy platform, and establish Perkeso cooperation with employers and industries, amongst others.

Dr Mohd Ali said the mini career carnival was not only open to Perkeso contributors under the Employment Insurance System (SIP) alone but also to everyone in the state, especially the youth and people with disabilities (OKU).

He said this mini carnival included CKS Supermarket, J&T Express, Astepave Sdn Bhd, Oscacom Sdn Bhd, Lintasan Resources Sdn Bhd, Rock Maestro Sdn Bhd, Tasek Emas Enterprise, Heera Food Enterprise, AFCL Bioscience Sdn Bhd, Inner Peace Spa Consultancy and Academy, D’ Queens Kitchen and Winabumi Sdn Bhd.

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Tips on standing out in the job market

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Employability advantage: Gen Z has easy confidence and skill with new media, therefore forming a critical part of any organisation.

THE implementation of the movement control order (MCO) since March 18 to curb the spread of Covid-19 has affected the workforce like never before.

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the number of people who are unemployed in Malaysia increased by almost 50% in April 2020 compared to the same period last year.

The Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Employment Insurance System (EIS) has also reported that job losses can be expected to accelerate from April 2020 onwards, with job losses increasing by 50% to 200% year-on-year for each subsequent quarter in 2020.

Witnessing the escalating number of layoffs and job cuts, how could eager young minds who have just graduated expect their careers to take off?

INTI International University and Colleges’ industry partners – JobStreet Malaysia, Talentbank and Advanced Micro Devices Inc – believe fresh graduates can be more career-ready by acquiring certain competencies, attitudes, and skills.

“Without a doubt, the current job market is challenging for both experienced workers as well as fresh graduates,” said JobStreet Malaysia country manager Gan Bock Herm.

“Though we have seen a decline in job postings of up to 70% in March 2020, this has since recovered to about 50% since the easing of the MCO.

“We expect that the job market will continue to improve as the economy opens up,” he said.

He added that fresh graduates should remain hopeful and be proactive in securing employment.

To emphasise his point, Gan cited the outcome of a recent survey conducted by JobStreet and said 25% of the employers surveyed will be looking to hire again in the next six months, and this will include entry-level graduates.

Echoing this, Ben Ho, who is the chief executive officer at Talentbank, a corporate body that focuses on producing career-ready candidates from all disciplines, said: “We foresee that it will take an average of six to nine months for fresh graduates to land a job.

“Following our digital career festival that ran throughout May and June, we noticed that employers are still hiring fresh graduates as there were more than 800 vacancies listed at the event.”

Besides the science and technology sector, JobStreet’s research indicates that the top five industries still taking in new staff amid the pandemic include the information technology, food and beverage, government, and health and safety sectors.

“My company is still hiring for junior positions and we are open for fresh graduates to apply,” said Chandra Segar, the regional employee relations and human resources operations manager at Advanced Micro Devices Inc, an American multinational semiconductor company with a chapter in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

An experienced recruiter, Chandra opined that those who have just entered the job market should adopt a very open mindset.

They should start with securing any job that is available in the market presently as there are plenty of things to learn in any profession, he said.

To land a job fast, graduates should try to contact employers or business founders actively via LinkedIn and offer a voluntary internship or apprenticeship instead of applying via multiple job sites, Ho advised.

“Once accepted, graduates could request for a permanent role after three to six months,” he said, recommending fresh graduates always initiate self-learning and pick up skills like digital marketing, basic programming or other capabilities related to the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Though inexperienced, young jobseekers have their advantages.

Gan added: “According to JobStreet’s Laws of Attraction survey, Malaysia has a multi-generational workforce.

“While Gen X and Gen Y form the mainstay of talent with experience, Gen Z has confidence and skills with new media and technology, which adds value to an organisation.”

In a press release from INTI, Gan, Chandra and Ho, provided the following tips to help fresh graduates ace potential interviews:

> Customise your resume for each application and avoid using a standard template.

> Take interview opportunities seriously; carry out research about the company, the vacancy and how you can contribute to the role.

> Wear the right attire even though you are being interviewed online, and be mindful of the time arrangements.

> Minimise the likelihood of any Internet connectivity issues; practise your mannerisms and responses beforehand using a webcam.

> During the interview, highlight your “unique values”. These might include experiences like managing a project within a short time, organising an event, acquiring soft skills, and gaining abilities (while studying) deemed suitable for the job at hand.

> Never ask about the salary being offered or the working hours during the interview; only negotiate on this when the recruiter gives you an offer.

> Thank the recruiter at the end of the interview. Follow up with the recruiter via email on the agreed time. If the recruiter doesn’t send you a reply, do not assume that you are not getting hired. Give them some time to come back with their feedback.

> Fresh graduates can also post questions on

While it is a particularly difficult year for fresh graduates everywhere, INTI chief executive officer Tan Lin Nah believes it is also an opportunity for them to experience how the job market and the hiring process have changed due to Covid-19.

“We are grateful that many of our industry partners continue to guide our students during this time and develop their awareness of what the future workplace will look like.

“Collaborations between education institutions and the industry are more important now than ever to help students and graduates get on the right track to their future careers,” she added.