Preparing to enter the job market - Part 2
Once your marketing plans are ready, you would need to prepare yourself to apply for jobs.
There are many avenues available in your quest for job vacancies.
First is your source of networking, because you may find that recommendations by word of mouth carry weight.
Research has indicated that generally Employers prefer to take on referral cases.
Second, look at all the available local and international recruitment agencies in the website.
They would be your next inroads leading to job vacancies.
Get into as many job sites as possible including those by reputable headhunters.
Third is the available websites of Job Providers.
Look under job vacancies or careers.
Potential employers may come form the private or public sectors.
Chances are you may find the job you would want, here.
Fourth, you may want to register with the Department of Manpower (Jabatan Tenaga Rakyat) Ministry of Human Resource.
You can do that either by personally going there or surf their website.
The Ministry has programs like matching jobs with people online.
They are aggressively into it.
Fifth is that you must make it a point to attend all Career Fairs / Exhibitions within your locality or otherwise.
Basically, here is where you would be able to meet up, almost all the possible sources of vacancies in the employment market.
Do not let this opportunity pass you by
Sixth, use the various mass media platforms available.
The most frequently sought after are the local newspapers, the easiest way of finding out the demands in the employment market.
Not only that, there may be relevant articles and news write-ups that may give you some insight on the current employment market scenario.
This information is invaluable to you, for it would assist you to focus on the types of industry you would want to start you career with.
Last but not least, as young university graduates, you might want to be real close to the Department of Career Affairs & Alumni of your various universities.
Remember, it is their role to serve, advise and build careers for you through their contacts and liaison with the various job providers in the market. Keep in touch with them.
For all you know, they may be able to secure you, just the job you are looking for.