Fair offers jobseekers guidance

Debby (seated left), Aleen Foo from Dickson Lab Sdn Bhd, Toh (standing from left), M. Hafizuddin Anif from Chapter One Asia, Lai and Tan.

EMPLOYERS are always looking to hire potential employees who have an extra edge over their peers.

The upcoming MyStarjob Fair 2019 which will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Nov 2 and 3 will have exhibitors in 30 booths guiding jobseekers.

There will also be services to help jobseekers excel in their interviews.

Among the exhibitors will be the Malaysian Mensa Society that will offer 1,000 free IQ tests to attendees.

Society chairman Tan Kee Aun said jobseekers would have an advantage with a Mensa certification which is recognised internationally.

“We had a girl who attended a job interview with a high Mensa IQ certification that caught the interviewer’s attention and landed her the job, ” said Tan.

Dickson Lab Sdn Bhd spokesperson Dr Dickson Lai said, “Our voice can reveal our emotions to show our character and competency.”

The company will provide voice analysis at the fair to measure a person’s job competence.

Lai said the Emowave technology used Artificial Intelligence (AI) competence assessment to analyse voice that helps employers narrow down a competent candidate.

“The accuracy of the test is between 85% and 95%.

“The idea is for people to choose a job that they can excel in, ” he said.

Resume writing does not have to be overly complicated but neither should it be taken lightly, said exhibitor Hans Toh.

“There is no use in sending a 10-page resume when your accomplishments do not match the needs of the job you are applying for, ” he said.

He advised jobseekers to bring a printed copy of their resume to his booth at the fair as they will check it for free.

The profile photo of the jobseeker in the resume matters a lot too, said Chapter One Asia Sdn Bhd spokesperson Debby Yunus.

The image branding company will be among the exhibitors that will guide applicants on image branding.

“Companies believe if a candidate carries their image well, it will reflect on the company.

“Some companies have smart casual attire policies but that does not mean you can dress like a K-pop star or as if you are going to the night market, ” said Debby.

The MyStarjob Fair 2019 will be at Hall 2 and 3. Free goodies will be given to the first 2,000 jobseekers who register.

Sign up today at bit.ly/msjfair2019 and stand a chance to win prizes worth over RM10,000. Admission is free.

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