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Ensuring your employability

Choose a qualification that is recognised by Malaysian and global professional bodies

The job market is becoming more competitive these days, where only the fittest will land a job which not only pays enough but has room for young graduates to develop their skills.

So, how do you ensure that your higher education qualification is valuable?

What if I make the wrong decision?

What if I don’t like the course?

Will I be able to get a job after I graduate?

Concerned parents are equally worried given the huge sum of money involved. Making the wrong decision is extremely costly – financially and time spent.

  1. Choose a qualification which will be held in high regard and recognised by potential employers.

If you intend to to take up a professional qualification, it must be recognised by Malaysian professional bodies such as the Malaysian Medical Council, Legal Profession Qualifying Board or Board of Engineers Malaysia or by equivalent professional bodies globally.

2. The experience you go through as a student is important in giving you the edge over other job applicants.

Teaching methods that train you for independent research, build your confidence and develop your creative thinking and communication skills are essential for you to succeed in a tough job market.

3. Effective communication is an essential skill that fresh graduates must have.

Take opportunities to network with course mates of different nationalities and participate in events which your institution organises while studying.

4. Being happy in your career will contribute to you staying employed and succeeding in what you do.

Take the time to question your interests, speak to prospective institutions. Find out what they have to offer. Ask those who are already working in the field you are interested in or take up an internship in the industry you aspire to join.

–  The British Council

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