Malaysian Graduates Not Good for Employment?!

From this article, it can be seen that Malaysian graduates are not very marketable... The main issue is the communication skills as highlighted in the article... Many graduates may possess the qualification but when it comes to soft skills, they just don't seem to have it... Thus, students in university should try to work on acquiring soft skills rather than just emphasizing on getting A's...

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Grads not good enough
By GLADYS TAY
Source: TheStar Online, 21/06/2008

JOHOR BARU: Only 31% of the vacancies offered at a career carnival for graduates organised by the state government in April were filled, the Johor State Assembly was told.

Most of the vacancies were not filled because the job seekers were not qualified, said M. Asojan, state executive councillor in charge of human resources.


Asojan: 'There were 3,099 job openings offered by 57 employers during the two-day event but only 959 were filled'

Many of them also lacked working experience and confidence and had poor communication skills.
“There were 3,099 job openings offered by 57 employers during the two-day event but only 959 were filled,” he told Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh (BN – Jorak) yesterday.

Asojan said according to research done by the Department of Statistics, of the 53,500 unemployed graduates in the country in 2007, 2,600 were from Johor.

He said graduates in commerce and administration, formed the highest number of unemployed (about 17,600) last year, followed by information technology (IT) and computer, engineering and social and behavioural sciences.

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