“Think outside the box, be more flexible in choosing a job” – MEF

By Hakim Mahari

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 June 2020: Students of institutions of higher learning need to think outside the box to succeed in a more challenging world in the post-COVID-19 era, Astro Awani reported today.

According to the Executive Director of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, the next generation of community members should be more flexible in their chosen field of employment.

“For example, to say that someone is taking science, there is no obstacle for this student to become a digital product entrepreneur.”

“We have to accept whatever challenges that come our way and maybe do something we never dreamed of doing,” he said in an exclusive interview with Rancak TV on Thursday (4 May 2020).

According to Shamsuddin, today’s high demand from digital product companies can be employed to generate additional revenue in addition to permanent jobs.

In the meantime, he said he understands the challenges young people face in securing regular employment, whatever else is normally a pre-COVID-19 job.

He continued to advise young people not to give up and to view his or her challenge from a more positive angle.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our country in various sectors, particularly in the economic and employment sectors, thus increasing the unemployment rate.

Malaysia’s unemployment rate rose 17.1 percent from 521,300 people in March last year to 610,500 people in March this year. ***

Source: Astro Awani

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