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Work-Life Balance, RM2.5k Salary And Other Things Malaysian Graduates Look For In An Employer

Getting a good first job can propel your career!
19 May 2022, 10:20 AM
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Top jobs graduates look for in recruitment portals

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The past couple of years have been tough on people in the workforce, but it was especially difficult for fresh graduates. With the economy going down, a majority of companies put a freeze on hiring, which led to many graduates struggling to get a job.

Talentbank, an award-winning global employer branding, recruitment, market research, and education company, ran a Graduates Choice Award (GCA) 2022 survey recently among 23,098 graduates to find out what they look for in a potential employer, and which companies they want to work for.

These are what young grads look for when applying for jobs:

 #1 Salary and bonuses

According to the survey, 27.64% of graduates voted for RM2,501 - RM3,000 as their preferred range for their first salary. Meanwhile, 23.45% of them would settle for the RM2,001 - RM2,500 range.

#2 Career development

Having a good chance of excelling in their career is also very important as nobody wants to be stuck in a dead-end job with no skills or experience to carry them forward.

#3 Good bosses

Who wouldn’t want a good boss, amirite? But someone who can teach and lead well is very important, especially when starting out your career.

#4 Learning and development opportunities

Getting guidance to perfecting a skill and then an opportunity to try new experiences is very important to graduates too.

#5 Work-life balance

Working from home has created a blurred line in working hours, therefore, an employer who values work-life balance is essential.

Now, these are the top companies in Malaysia they’d like to work for!

The top companies to work for in Malaysia according to Talentbank

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There are about 113 companies that graduates voted for as the top companies in Malaysia they’d like to work for. These companies provide a great salary package, work-life balance, and career development.

Besides that, as companies who are focused on building up a great career path for their employees, they ensure that the leaders are of good quality and can give guidance to their subordinates.

Check out all these top companies and roles available here.

What is the Graduate's Choice Award all about?

The Graduates Choice Award was established in 2018 and is APAC’s Most Authoritative Graduate Employer Branding Award! To allow graduates to voice out their opinions, Talentbank does this survey annually.

The result 100% determined by the votes of university students nationwide!

GCA 2023 voting period begun in July 2021 and will continue to be open until 30th June 2022. Then, the results will be audited, and the winners will be announced in November 2022.

Vote for GCA 2023 and win laptops and smartphones!

If you’re a Malaysian undergraduate or graduate, you’re invited to vote for the 2023 Graduates Choice Award. All participating voters will stand a chance to win either an Apple Macbook Air, Microsoft Surface Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, or Apple iPhone 13!

Click this link to start voting today or head to GCA’s website, Talentbank’s website or Jobsbank’s website for more info!

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