According to the recent JobStreet.com Job Outlook Report on Malaysia, hiring is expected to slow down for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2013, although IT professionals and a variety of engineers are still in demand.
In an informal JobStreet.com poll, 63% of Malaysian workers surveyed said they have not been spending enough time with their family due to long working hours. Nearly 70% spend two to five hours working beyond their official work-hours every day.
According to a recent JobStreet.com survey, employers are increasingly looking beyond academic results when it comes to hiring fresh graduates. The No 1 deciding factor is good interpersonal and communication skills, followed by a good command of English and the right salary expectation.
For the second year running, data revealed by Pikom's ICT Job Market Outlook for Malaysia suggest that the other countries in South-East Asia are offering better salaries than Malaysia.
Mark Chang was his usual coy self, even though JobStreet, the company he founded in 1997 and listed in 2004, had passed RM1 billion in market capitalisation on April 26, 2013 when its share price closed the week at RM3.20. He opens up to Karamjit Singh, however.
There was some great news for the ecosystem this week, but sadly, also disturbing news that independent news portals and political content were being targeted by DDoS attacks and ISP throttling, writes Karamjit Singh.
The monthly Tech For Penang or TE4Penang networking event has been running for about a year, and the organizers are taking it up a notch with the first OpenStartup.
Berjaya Group billionaire founder Tan Sri Vincent Tan was in top form at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt session recently, regaling the audience with anecdotes and sharing his fear of the economic impact of the poor quality of English.
BFM's Enterprise Breakaway, the second in the series, was held last week. Themed “Real People, Real Stories, Real Results,” the conference saw over 500 enthusiastic entrepreneurs as participants. Edwin Yapp of Digital News Asia was also there, and files this report.
BFM89.9 is hosting its Enterprise Breakaway 2012 conference tomorrow (Sept 28), with the theme “Real People, Real Stories, Real Results” targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More than 500 delegates are expected to attend to hear from dotcom celebrities and successes such as Mark Chang of JobStreet.com, T.S. Wong of MyEG and Joshua Rayan of Words Wizards Creative Communications at the Sime Darby Convention Center.