BY AFIX REDZUAN
SHAH ALAM, JUNE 30: Graduates are advised to leave their comfort zones and move out to place themselves in the job market without being too choosy.
The Selangor University (UNISEL) Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin said, at a time when the economy is volatile especially in several sectors, graduates should not wait for a job to come their way, on the contrary, they should be out looking for jobs.
“Students should learn to be independent. Don’t be too choosy. Instead use the opportunity to gain experience.
“Get out from the protection or being too dependant on family. Don’t stay in your comfort zone too much because you will not learn anything,” he said.
The Malaysian Economic Research Institute (MIER) in a statement has expressed concern on unemployment issue especially among the youth.
That was following the Human Resource Ministry’s statistics showing over 200,000 out of almost half a million unemployed citizens are youths.
He said, students should be able to interact with the community and outside industries and not be confined to communication among friends and lecturers alone.
Shaharuddin said, the culture of graduates jumping from one job to another is considered immature.
“When they have a stable job, they should continue to make self-progress before deciding whether to remain in the existing job or going into business.
“I notice that many students nowadays are keen towards business. The most important thing is to create the spirit of innovation and creativity in yourself,” he said.
BY AFIX REDZUAN