About the Online Career Fair
Monash University Malaysia’s largest career fair is back! This year you will be immersing yourself in a five day interactive virtual recruitment platform where employers will be showcasing their organisations and advertising recruitment opportunities while providing you with an enriching job search experience.
This platform enables you to apply for graduate employment and internship openings, get shortlisted for video interviews, interact directly with key employers and take part in career webinars all in the comfort of your own home.
Just follow these steps and you are all ready to launch.
Register & Prepare
Create your interactive profile and upload your resume. Join online preparatory workshops, training and activities to get yourself ready.
Interact with employers via live chats and apply for jobs and internship opportunities. Get shortlisted for a video interview.
Start exploring employer profiles and sign up for employer webinars.
Manage your interview schedule via My Activity tab. Establish your connection with employers via LinkedIn to get constant updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend?
All students are encouraged to participate and immerse yourself with the virtual industry recruitment experience as it provides you with the idea of how digital recruitment works.
Student seeking for career and internship opportunities are encouraged to attend and apply for positions available.
Do I need a resume?
It is not necessary to have a resume. You can use the profile builder to create an online resume on the platform. This profile acts as your physical resume. You may upload other documentation like your portfolios, LinkedIn account, cover letter etc if you have it available.
Do I need to attend all the webinars?
All students are encouraged to join the employer webinars that are designed specially for you. The webinars are conducted by employers and touch on various topics of interest related to employability. The sessions will be conducted on Zoom platform. Kindly register and obtain your Zoom registration link for each webinar.
What employers will be there?
Kindly visit the Career Fair platform for a full list of employers that will be taking part. The list is updated as new employers are added. Companies that are signed up will have a profile on the fair platform and you will be able to view the brief about the organizations, posting of positions, webinar slots and of course live chat with them.
Are the companies hiring at the event?
Many of the companies at our career fair are hiring for multiple positions. Employers can also schedule an online video interview with you if you are shortlisted. Do check your "My Interview" section for updates on this.
What positions are they hiring for?
Employers are mainly looking to hire for graduate employment, full-time and internship opportunities.
Will there be any companies from my field of study there?
The companies participating are from various industries. Here is the snapshot of the companies that have registered:
Accounting & Professional Services
Banking & Financial Services
BPO & Shared Services
Chemicals & Heavy Industries
Energy/Oil and Gas/Utilities
Government-Linked Companies (GLC)
Health & Fitness
Human Resources/ Recruitment
Leisure, Travel and Hospitality
Property & Construction
SMEs and start-ups
What is live chat?
Live chat is similar to a Facebook messenger function where you can ask questions via chat to your preferred employers. Simply login to the platform, select and click on a company profile and then start the conversation via the live chat function.
Do you have any tips to get hired?
Attend the career webinars - A series of webinars have been organized from the 17th to the 28th of August to help you prepare and get connected through some career conversation. This would include topics on LinkedIn, interview and resume writing skills. Register for a webinar here.
Research and networking
Find out about the organisations that are attending the event and do a research to understand which employer meets your career objectives. Make a list of those you want to speak to at the Fair and workshops that you wish to attend.
Think about why you want to work for a particular organisation as the employers may ask about this.
Prepare and practice a 30-second introduction that shows your strengths, skills, experience and interests.
Practice your networking skills.
What to ask
Make a list of questions and practice asking them. Focus on questions that will give you a better understanding of the organisation and provide you with information on:
The selection process and what the organisation is looking for
The application process
Current issues in the industry
Career pathways and the work role
Other graduate experiences
Can you advise on the organisation’s recruiting timetable? What is the next process?
Can you tell me what you look for in applications and what should be avoided?
Could you tell me the specific skills, attributes and experience you are seeking?
What does “sound academic results” mean in your organisation? What are your academic requirements?
What duties does a new graduate perform? Can you give me examples of what is expected?
What training or staff development opportunities are provided to new graduates?
With my particular career interest, are there other people in the organisation whom I should contact?
What should I do after the fair?
Organise the information you have collected by doing the following:
Make notes about the organisations and employers while they are still fresh in your mind
Set up a system to keep a record of your contacts
Follow up with recruiters from organisations that interest you
Start to learn about assessment centres and testing, other graduate selection techniques and practise your interview skills
Preparing in advance and practising in a supportive environment will boost your self-confidence and help you perform well when it's time for the real thing