Last Tuesday, I attended Sector Focused Career Fair which was held at Dewan Seri Budiman, UiTM Shah Alam to explore various career opportunities in Shared Services and Outsourcing Sector (SSO). This event was organized by Talent Corp Malaysia to optimize Malaysian talent as well as facilitating awareness among the public of the career opportunities available in priority sectors under the 11 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs).
Today, the SSO sector in Malaysia provides a wider array of career paths in five different industries. They are:
- Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
- Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR)
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Logistics and Transportation (L&T)
- Pharmaceutical and Healthcare (P&H)
Over 300 multi-national and local companies have made Malaysia their SSO hubs. Because a career in SSO offers global opportunities, the list of multinational corporations who will employ your services are endless. But just to name a few that I had seen during the #SFCFUiTM were Hewlett-Packard (HP), Shell, BASF, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, BP Asia BSC, Lafarge, Worley Parsons BSC, Ranhill Bersekutu, Manulife, Hilti and etc.
BP Asia BSC
Some of the exhibitors in the #SFCFUiTM.
The SFCF provides an opportunity for graduates to meet with CEOs and senior HR representatives of participating companies, while providing a platform for companies to scout for potential talent from universities in Malaysia. Several critical industries are in need of top talent and the undergraduates are able to use this opportunity to better understand these developing sectors in Malaysia. The companies also have the opportunity to educate the public about industry developments, sectoral branding and increase understanding of the SSO sector.
Shared services is a business model that involves centralizing of taks, operations, jobs, processes or functions that were once performed in separate divisions or locations, but keeps it in house. The services that can be shared among various business units of a company include finance, procurement, inventory management, payroll processing, recruitment, information technology and engineering services. Outsourcing on the other hand is defined as contracting of non-core business activities (operations, jobs or processes) to a third party for a significant period of time based on predefined service level agreements.
Went to the Kimberly-Clark booth and turns out that the jobs in KL are more on business and not engineering field. =/ However, the lady mentioned that I can still apply the jobs in her company as they have a production company in Johor. (:
The two-day event included Career Talks and Couch Corner Slot. Career Talks is a platform developed for the young generation to engage with prominent industry leaders while the Couch Corner Slot was designed for the visitors, especially students, to interact with the companies in a relaxed atmosphere.
At the MSC Malaysia booth, we were told to do a short survey on the #SFCFUiTM and each of the survey form that has been filled will be given a foldable water bottle for free.
I chose the green one. :)
Industry Career Quiz for the visitors.
For further information on TalentCorp and SFCF, please visit www.talentcorp.com.my or www.facebook.com/SectorFocusedCareerFairSFCF
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