3 Reasons You Should Be Attending a Career Fair
Career fairs not only provide employment opportunities, but also provide a network for career exploration and professional development. The Mega Careers & Study Fair, widely known as MCASF, is a bi-annual event by GTI Media and JobsCentral Malaysia which will celebrate its 10th edition this coming 8th and 9th September 2018 at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The unique 3-in-1 event is comprised of Malaysia's 100 Leading Graduate Employers Career Fair, postgradasia Postgraduate Studies Fair and hiredNOW Careers & Internship Fair. Here are three reasons why you should consider attending or participating:
90+ employers and 30+ universities awaiting you at the 10th edition of #MCASF this 8 & 9 September 2018 at KL Convention Centre!
1. Networking Opportunities
A typical job application includes a targeted cover letter and resume, but this limits you to a two or three pages to express yourself and personality. In this process, your application is only one amongst a stack of many. In addition to an outstanding cover letter and resume, attending a career fair is another step you can take to improve your chances of getting an interview. At MCASF, you will get the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a representative of the company that has a vital role in their company’s hiring process. This will allow the employers to learn more about you and establish a personal connection to supplement your resume and cover letter. Make a lasting impression on the employers that you speak with by dressing appropriately and showing interest by asking questions. Take advantage of this event to help you gain some industry contacts and a competitive edge over applicants who were not able to meet the employer.
In addition to networking with employers, you can learn more about postgraduate studies and engagement opportunities. Networking is also valuable in establishing the necessary contacts that can help answer any more of your questions about the opportunities they are offering.
2. Career Exploration There may be an occupation that you had not considered, were not aware of, or received misleading information. The MCASF is a great way to learn about different industries, workplace environments, and career options. This event is your chance to start thinking about what you want to do after graduation. It may mean learning about the different occupations within your respective industry or deciding what industry you would like to enter. Also, you may want to think about how you can get involved in your community to gain the necessary skills for your career or perhaps you are interested in inquiring about postgraduate studies.
3. Variety of Exhibitors
In a normal, everyday setting, speaking to multiple companies would involve several hours or days of back-and-forth communication. At MCASF, you can easily move from booth to booth to meet many exhibitors. There will be approximately 125 exhibitors over the course of two days. The best part is that it’s free to attend!
So prepare yourself in advance by researching the exhibitors attending and making a list of priority organizations, their types of opportunities and their booth locations to maximize your time at the fair. For express entry to MCASF, pre-register now at www.mcasf.com
Article by Alfred Leo
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