Teamwork and Personnel Skills Traits Employers Look For In Dons

Teamwork and Personnel Skills Traits Employers Look For In DonsBy Nasrullah Uul (UKM Intern)
Pix Ikhwan Hashim & Izwan Azman

BANGI , 8 April 2015 – Teamwork is among the key features that private sector employers want in their employees when selecting candidates from among the university graduates.

The Director General Career of UKM Career Expo 2015 Nur Fatin Binti Mohamad Farid said among other criteria required by the firms are, communication skills, organisational experience, adaptable to a new environment, many skills and multi-tasking.

Nur Fatin, a second year student of the Faculty of Law reminded students here today of the importance of communication skills and ingenuity in building relationships.

According to her in the future students are required to have skills that stand out from the rest, which can be found through charity work and organizational experience.

“No point in us getting a CGPA of 3.5 and above but neglecting the programmes that are practical; theory learned in class should necessarily  be put into practice in everyday life,” said Nur Fatin.

UKM Career Expo 2015 which involved 40 private companies have been successful in interviewing 200 students from various local universities, to help simplify job-hunting for future graduates.

She believed the Expo was the best best platform for students to meet with industry representatives and ask about career paths offered through the interview process held here.

In addition, it can strengthen relationships between Industry and  universities so as to create a space where the private sector can promote their business and recruit new talent.

It also helps the students in designing career directions, so that they can find their niche in the job market.

UKM Career Expo 2015 was organised by the Student Executive Council of the Ibu Zain college (KIZ) in collaboration with the Centre for Career Development (UKM-CAREER) and the Industry and Community Partnership Affairs section.

With the theme of ‘Grab the Chance, Embrace Your Dream’ the event was inaugurated by the Minister of Education II Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh.

The event successfully in bringing together 40 Employers to UKM and aimed at attracting 6,000 visitors comprising students and graduates of UKM as well as from ither local universities including the east coast such as Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Universiti Malaya.

Lasting for two days – 7 to 8 April – it was managed entirely by the 40  executive committee members who are students at the Ibu Zain College of UKM.

It involved 10 Japanese Multinational companies such as Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Sony EMCS Malaysia Sdn Bhd, UMW Toyota Group, Hitachi, Denso, Toray, Panasonic, Hiro Food and ROHM Wako.

The main sponsor for this event was Maybank and several industry partners like Jobstreet and GTI Media.