19 Jan 2016

What You Didn’t Know About Fresh Graduate Unemployment in Malaysia [Infographic]

“Study hard. Get a degree. Find a good job. Live happily ever after.”

Sounds familiar?

Every year, over 200,000 students graduate from institutions of higher learning. Shockingly, 1 out of 4 graduates remain unemployed 6 months after graduation, with the majority being Degree holders. These graduates make up 35.3% of those who are unemployed.

Here’s the hard truth — being a university graduate no longer guarantees you a job.

As the number of graduates continue to climb each year, students are facing tough competition amidst a shaky economy.

In this infographic, find out the truth behind why fresh graduates are unemployed in Malaysia, and learn about what you can do as a student to increase your employability!

Grad Unemployment 2016-02Grad Unemployment 2016

Note: This article was originally published on 3rd November 2015 and has been updated as of 19th January 2016 to reflect more current information

Remember that the Degree that you choose to study does not determine your entire future! While a Degree will equip you with the right knowledge related to your field of study, other skills (both hard skills and soft skills) are crucial too.

Most importantly, make sure you keep learning and have the right attitude so that you can be a desirable candidate for future employers!

Were you surprised with the top reasons for unemployment? Let us know in the comments below! Want to improve your English to increase your employability? Read this article: 13 Simple Ways to Improve Your English

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