Career and Training Fair

Malaysia’s largest career and training fair is back again in January 2009 and it is going to be even bigger and better than before. In MCTF 2008 more than 116,000 jobseekers benefited from the three-day fair. There were more than 100 companies offering a wide range of jobs with countless interviews all conducted under the same roof.

From 16 ~ 18 January 2009, MCTF 2009 will be held again at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre.

You will not want to miss out on this career and training fair as there will be even more companies participating and that’s not all: there will also be lots of free gifts and give-aways from and our partners.

Job Search Tips

Author: Tanya Willette

So you are considering a new job, great! Now you need to make sure your job search is effective. Before starting your job search on the wrong foot, make sure you consider the following:

Job Search Tip #1: Update Your Resume

Before you start searching for a new job, update your resume! Your resume will play an important role in landing you an interview, as it is the only representation of yourself the employer will see before the actual interview. Keep in mind, the goal is to say a lot in a little. Some employers don’t even get past the first page so if you have a thirty page resume, well, you can fill in the blank.

Job Search Tip #2: Use Your Network, Build a New One

The best candidates for a job position are ones referred by a company’s current employees. If you have a friend in a company, connect with them. If you want to connect with an individual that works at a company, look into social networks. Make a friend, get a referral!

Job Search Tip #3: Stay Updated, Read the News

Now you don’t have to read the entire paper, and you don’t have to visit every news website. Just look at the highlights. For example, if a company announces they plan to begin development on a new product, they may be hiring; if a company announces their profits decreased by 35% this quarter, they might experience layoffs in the very near future. Submit your resume to the companies that may be hiring, try to avoid the ones that may experience layoffs!

Job Search Tip #4: Aggressively Research the Company

If you are considering a particular company, made sure you research it! Now, this doesn’t mean you can get away with simply visiting their website; you have to work a little harder. See what kind of dirt you can dig up. For example, if they have only been in business for a year, look into what types of products they are looking to develop; if they have been in business for a while, look into how they have been doing. Public image, law suits, any information is pertinent and can directly affect you as an employee.

Job Search Tip #5: Consider a Recruiter

Keep in mind that not all recruiters are the same. There are plenty of recruiters out there who will invest a lot of time and effort into matching you with the perfect job and the perfect company!

Job Search Tip #6: Consider a Temporary Job

This tip is only for you if you have been out of work for a while. Having a temporary job will show initiative, build you experience with a new company, increase the size of your network, and most importantly, get you paid!

For more of my job search, job interview and career articles, visit my blog.

About the Author:

Hello! I am a Co-Founder of InovaHire, please check out We have a patent-pending web technology that allows us to offer an employment database with real-time interviewing via a webcam capabilities.

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Home based jobs - an opportunity

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Before choosing online education suitably to you and your objective, identify your occupation objective, so that when ended learning later, the qualification is applicable for the job you desire.

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