Malaysia’s most comprehensive career discovery event, is returning this March with the aim of substantially impacting Malaysia’s continuing skilled labour and unemployment concerns.
With increasing digitalisation, innovation and globalisation, Malaysia and its businesses look to combat a shortage of skilled labour that is poised to hamper economic progress. Simultaneously, young Malaysian graduates are facing a potentially daunting time ahead with the unemployment rate for youth hovering at 11.8%—still significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels and the rising inflation hitting home.
With that in mind, the Talentbank Career Fair 2023 is set to provide a platform for fresh graduates, job seekers, and hiring employers to address both pressing issues by hosting over 100 top companies with over 10,000 available job positions.
Commenting on the upcoming Fair, Ben Ho, CEO at Talentbank, said: “Our vision and mission at Talentbank is to help build career-ready candidates and help them achieve promising careers by connecting them with industry leaders who welcome world-class talent. With both employees and employers looking to bridge existing market gaps, we believe there is no better time for employers and job seekers to join us at Talentbank Career Fair 2023. Here they will be able to come together through the exchange of knowledge, experience, and unique networking opportunities to secure a more stable future for Malaysia’s talent.”
Set to be held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre on 4 – 5 March 2023, the 7th instalment of the Talentbank Career Fair aims to empower fresh graduates and job seekers to engage in enlightening conversations about career development, rewarding roles, financial stability, and how to negotiate the current job market in Malaysia.
The career fair will spotlight the country’s diverse range of companies across various industries including — Nestle, Maxis, Huawei, CIMB, Blacksire, Shell, Deloitte Consulting, Huntsman, KLK OLEO, BAT DBS, AIA Shared Services, Touch’ n Go, Public Bank, Allianz, SLB, TDCX, Coca-Cola, EY, OCBC, TikTok, Nippon Paint, IOI Properties, Alliance Bank, Carlsberg, and amongst others. Local, regional, and international companies will showcase their widespread talents, growth, and job opportunities. Career opportunities available include accounting, audit, taxation, banking, tech and computing, customer service, engineering, human resources, marketing, sales, project management and more.
The Fair also presents graduates and job seekers with the prime opportunity to engage in quality facetime with potential employers and gain meaningful insights. The 1-on-1 Mentor Hot Seats are a critical feature at Talentbank Career Fair 2023 — from career advice to personal development, these experienced mentors are ready to listen and provide guidance tailored to individual needs.
In line with their commitment to jumpstarting people’s career success, Talentbank has also invited seasoned professionals for leading organisations to give advice and insights through expert career power talks. This includes representatives from Shell, Deloitte Consulting, Huawei, CIMB, Blacksire Touch n’ Go as well as Carlsberg.
“At Talentbank our entire DNA is centred around creating careers whether it be through the Talentbank Career Fair or our other ongoing initiatives. We have successfully connected employers and employees over the past seven years. In doing so, we’ve not only kick-started careers but helped build and grow businesses by matching them with the right talent,” added Li Kiat, Director of Employer Liaison at Talentbank.
Curated since 2017, the Talentbank Career Fair has quickly cemented itself as a leading event within the careers market in Malaysia. Over the years, the event has featured over 10,000 employers and offered up hundreds of thousands job opportunities – thereby taking essential steps in building the nation’s career landscape.
Other exciting opportunities up for grabs include a professional LinkedIn portrait photoshoot to help job seekers make a lasting impression on their LinkedIn profile. Attendees can also get expert help with crafting and polishing their resume at the fair’s Resume Helpdesk — supported by the members of the National Career Development Centre Association (NACDA) to ensure that job seekers enable their achievements, skills, and experiences to shine through their words.
By simply participating in the fair and lucky draw sessions, each attendee stands a chance to win one of ten apple watches. And those who cast a vote for their preferred employers, they stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM15,000!
For more information, please visit https://www.joincareerfair.com/ and register early to catch the programs with limited slots available.