November 28, 2018

Nov 24 Attending Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)

Did you know?
Youth unemployment rate is globally and nationally higher than headline unemployment rate?


While our national unemployment rate is around 3.4%,
the youth unemployment rate is 3 times higher - settling at 10.8% in 2017. (source)


What is "youth unemployment"?
It includes unemployed individuals aging from 15 to 24. Typically an age range which covers individuals whom have just finished high school or graduated from colleges and looking for jobs.


Having said that our local university - Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) just had their convocation, Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 was held just in time.

Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


**This is a post-event blog post which I'm penning down my experience and findings from Day-1 of the 2-day event (24 & 25 November 2018).**

Read on to find out more! ;)



This event reminds me a lot of my uni days,
when we co-organized Sector Focused Career Fair in our Nilai University campus, back in year 2014.


Once I heard that we are getting Job & Entrepreneur Fair in KK,
some more it is happening nearby my neighborhood,
I immediately planned my schedule.


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



Personally, I think Likas Sports Complex is a great location to held big events as such.
Not only it can accommodate many visitors at once,
there is no worry of car parking issue as there are plenty of them! :)


Apparently the chili hot weather didn't stop people from staying at home.
I arrived at around 2.45PM and was thrilled to see so many people responded to this event.


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



After passing through a corridor of food stalls,
first thing first you will notice the Form Filling Counter (as below),
where laptops were being provided for e-registration.


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



How to go about "e-registration"?
All you need is to follow a few simple steps by registering via the official job portal website - www.sabahjobfair.com.my.


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Candidates are encouraged to fill in their details online via the aforementioned website, whereby employers could download potential candidates' resume by scanning their unique generated QR code.
The whole process is less-hassle and (at the same time) it protects the environment by saving papers!



There are a total of 70 exhibitors which physically participated in this Job & Entrepreneurship Fair;
this includes 2 Platinum sponsors (Yayasan Sabah and Lion Group), 1 Gold sponsor (KPJ Healthcare Berhad) and 2 Silver sponsors (Warisan Harta Sabah Sdn Bhd and Petronas).


Floor plan; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Directory; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


According to their media press release,
there are currently more than 150 employers registered on their official job portal.
So do check it out at anytime!



Foyer; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



Having said that this event is organised by Parti Warisan Sabah, in collaboration with our State Government and Kumpulan Yayasan Sabah, they invited YB Datuk Mohd Azis bin Haji Jamman (Deputy Minister of Home Affairs) and YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie bin Haji Apdal (Chief Minister of Sabah) as the Guests of Honour for Opening and Closing Ceremony respectively.


Opening ceremony; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Opening ceremony by YB Datuk Mohd Azis bin Haji Jamman
Photo credit : Ikhwan bin Ensip


Closing ceremony; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Closing ceremony by YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie bin Haji Apdal
Photo credit : Ikhwan bin Ensip


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



Moreover, they even invited Unduk Ngadau 2018, Keewon, as special guest!


Special guest Keewon; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Meet & Greet with Beauty Pageant, Keewon
Photo credit : Ikhwan bin Ensip


Lucky draw; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Lucky draw being presented by beauty pageant, Keewon to lucky winners
Photo credit : Ikhwan bin Ensip



However I was unable to catch the time for both opening and closing ceremony,
so I didn't get the chance to meet all the special guests. :'((((IKR)



Let's give it a tour around the venue! Follow me :D


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)

Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)

Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



The whole event layout was structured nicely. Even interview rooms were readily set-up.
Employers are able to interview potential candidates on-the-spot whenever they see fit.


Interview rooms; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



Meanwhile, talks were given by industry professionals and entrepreneurs on various topics;
for instance, entrepreneurship, corporate ladder, resume clinic, LinkedIn resume workshop, and etc, to ensure potential candidates can get the best out of the whole event.



- How to Have a Successful Career by Brandon Chin -

Speaker Brandon Chin; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



- Climbing Corporate Ladder by Shella Bathumalai (Almacrest Global) -

Speaker Shella BAthumalai; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



- Resume Clinics & Interviewing Skill Coaching by Flavian Majail -

Speaker Flavian Majail; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



Another round of lucky draw!
There are food vouchers to be won, sponsored by Nandos! :9
All you need to do is to answer a simple question posted by the event emcee.


Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)



Probably the most anticipated activity (for me personally) would be the forum among four successful millenials entrepreneurs, namely
Jason Jonathan Omar (a.k.a. Emcee Jason, co-founder and CEO of Talent Shop Co.),
Jeremy Tan (co-founder of Supermassive Creative & Talent Shop Co.),
Ekram Mahat (founder of Thinkervault & co-founder of borneoolineshop.com),
Zain Zulkarnain (founder of Keyzen & CCO of Talent Shop Co.).


Millenials entrepreneurs; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


It was truly an insightful forum where all the speakers opened up behind-the-scene stories -
how it all started with an idea (on their heads) to making it happen.


They also shared on the hardships and struggles they faced as millenials entrepreneurs -
failures, prejudice, doubt, insecurity, etc.


What more inspiring was that they overcame that fear, took the first step,
and pursue their dreams persistently.


Now that they have walked the journey, they are more than happy to share with others,
in hoping that their entrepreneurship stories could serve as a blueprints for future start-ups.



Below are some shots taken during the Q&A session.


Q&A session; ASabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Q&A session; ASabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Q&A session; ASabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
Interaction between audience and speakers during Q&A session.

Millenials entrepreneurs; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


Millenials entrepreneurs; Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Emcee Jason, Jeremy, Ekram and Zain.
Photo credit : Ikhwan bin Ensip

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For those who missed this event, no worries,
cause I heard they are planning to bring it back NEXT YEAR!
So DO stay tuned!



***Thank you note***

Thanks to Talent Shop Co. for extending the invitation to local blogger community.
They are team of young people with big ideas, who are also friendly and dynamic.
Thanks for having us!
And I hope for the best to the team!

Thanks to Myra @thegreylinesbetween for being my trustful friend and companion.
So good to have you. (BTW it's our first event together!)
There are just so much more to learn from you, unnie.



Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)Sabah Job & Entrepreneur Fair 2018 @ Kompleks Sukan Kota Kinabalu (Likas)


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