| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
THE ongoing Brunei Job Fair 2015 at Bridex saw thousands of jobseekers looking for opportunities.
QAF Brunei received 106 applications on the first day and the number is still growing.
According to Hajah Fatmah binti Haji Matali, Senior Officer of Human Resource Department, working with the private sector would be an opportunity for jobseekers to develop their experience and professionalism.
She also added that working in the private sector would be strenuous but rewarding.
“They will be able to widen their horizons.”
Noor Hafilah binti Mohamed Salleh, Executive Human Resource Officer at Syarikat Makan Ceria Sdn Bhd, urged youths hunting for jobs to seek tougher challenges with the private sector and search for knowledge through hardship.
She highlighted that there was more interest in one’s skill in the private sector and one could learn a lot and benefit in acquiring new skills.
According to her, the response from jobseekers was amazing and the applicants had shown interest in working with the company.
“These jobseekers must learn to help themselves by taking advantage of these job opportunities and not turn down careers by thinking that they are unskilled or over-skilled.
“The private sector appreciates hard work and one can get promoted according to excellent skills and not just depending on the work ladder and number of years of their employment,” she said.
Fazidah binti Mohd Ridzwan, a representative of the Human Resource Department of Sim Kim Huat (SKH), said the company received quite a number of resumes since the official opening of the job fair on Monday.
She said it was worrisome when some of the applicants were picky when it came to salary and working hours. She also informed the Bulletin that they required no minimum educational qualification but stressed that the company were only seeking those who were willing to commit themselves to work.
“This is their chance to find all these companies from various sectors in one place. My advice for them is to take the chances they are given regardless whether it is an easy or difficult job,” she said.