GEORGE TOWN: The myStarJob Fair is a good platform for job seekers to find career opportunities for their future, say attendees.
Business administration executive Nur Syahira Osman, 29, said attending the job fair will enable her to have a wide choice of career opportunities.
"This is my first time attending the myStarJob Fair and it is a great start for me to make connections for my future career," she said at the Setia Spice Convention Centre here on Saturday (Dec 9).
Accompanied by her family, Nur Syahira said she currently works at a private company and wants to seek a better job for herself.
The Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) business studies graduate said the myStarJob Fair also has job matching sessions, adding that they are good for job seekers to know what type of careers are suitable for their qualifications.
Her sister-in-law Nurul Anisha Azhar, 23, said she is looking for an accounting job at the fair.
"Attending the job fair enabled me to physically meet representatives of companies participating in the event," she said.
The accountant said although she already has a job, there is no harm when it comes to looking for even better opportunities elsewhere.
This variety in job opportunities was praised by 22-year-old fresh graduate Teh Jun Kan, who said that the myStarJob Fair gives him a chance to explore what companies he can work for.
He said he prefers to get a job that is near his house in Bukit Mertajam, but will be open to other opportunities.
"So far I have checked a few booths, which offer quite interesting career paths for an engineering graduate like me," said the software engineering graduate from the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) Penang branch campus.
Meanwhile, the response has been good at the booth of GlobalFoundries, the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer.
Its Asia Pacific (APAC) talent acquisition deputy director Azrina Mansor said that many participants showed interest in what is being offered.
"Participants stopped at our booth, and a lot of them are eager to find available jobs with our Penang hub," she said, adding that they are looking for engineers for their operations in the state.
She said the company is also looking for fresh graduates and graduates with an electrical and electronic engineering background to fill the available positions.
Participating for the first time as exhibitors are the Vocational Training Council from Hong Kong, which offers an array of vocational and professional training schemes for school leavers from Malaysia.
Department of Business lecturer Frankie Lau Yu Hiu said potential students from Malaysia will not only receive training, but will be guaranteed job placement offers in Hong Kong.
"As one of the education institutes in Hong Kong, we provide vocational and professional admission schemes so students from Malaysia can go to Hong Kong for a two-year higher national diploma and work in Hong Kong upon their graduation," he said.
Lau said those interested can check the available opportunities at their booth and plan what industry they want to venture in.
The myStar Job Fair 2023 and the Star Education Fair 2023 are held side-by-side at the convention centre on Saturday (Dec 9) and Sunday (Dec 10) from 11am to 7pm.