It’s your poor attitude, youths told


StudyExcel Sdn Bhd General Manager Jerry Tan speaking to the crowd on the topic titled ‘Options After SPM Choosing The Right Subjects and Pathways’ at the Star Education Fair 2017 in Relau on March 25.WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEIN / The Star/25 March 2017

GEORGE TOWN: Fresh graduates cannot find jobs after completing their studies because they have attitude problems.

StudyExcel Sdn Bhd general manager Jerry Tan (pic) said some blamed the employers for not giving them a chance because they are fresh graduates.

“Is that true? The Malaysia Employers Federation said there are about 200,000 unemployed graduates in the country.

“Many employers are not concerned whether you are a fresh graduate or whether you obtained your degree in Malaysia or overseas.

“They just care if you are good,” he said in his talk on ‘Options After SPM: Choosing The Right Subjects & Pathways’ at the Star Education Fair yesterday.

StudyExcel Sdn Bhd General Manager Jerry Tan speaking to the crowd on the topic titled ‘Options After SPM Choosing The Right Subjects and Pathways’ at the Star Education Fair 2017 in Relau on March 25.WAN MOHIZAN WAN HUSSEIN / The Star/25 March 2017

He added that 68% of employers think that fresh graduates have unrealistic expectations of salaries and employment benefits.

“I once interviewed three students from a college who asked for the same salary.

“When I asked them why they made that request, they said their lecturer told them they must get that kind of salary,” he said.

Besides their poor attitude, Tan said most fresh graduates were unemployed because of their poor English and poor communication skills.

He advised school leavers to know their strengths and weaknesses when choosing their programmes after SPM.

“Do not blindly follow your friends. Always check the course structure and its requirements,” Tan said.

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