" I'm job hunting, but it's not going well. I've been sending out resumes for months. I've filled out 42 online job applications and I've only had two interviews. What am I doing wrong? "
Malaysia Airlines’ 12-Point Restructuring Plan in 2014 called for a specialist organisation to plan and execute a robust career transition programme for planned exiting staff. That organisation launched in 2015 as Corporate Development Centre Malaysia.
Today, after assisting over 5,000 MAS staff and personnel from other companies transition to new career beginnings, we are proud to be Malaysia’s trusted career catalysts. And we have a new name: CDC Malaysia.
We specialise primarily in individuals’ professional advancement following a major corporate and manpower restructuring event. Since our founding mandate, CDC has provided solutions for leading organisations from other, non-aviation sectors, including the oil and gas, logistics and shipping industries.
We are 100% owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, and is thus, guided by the same standards of professionalism, ethics and governance as our parent organisation. As a social impact organisation, we are proud to contribute to nation-building through transformation of the minds, talent and energy of Malaysia’s greatest asset: its people.
Always remember that to succeed during job search, preparation is key. Doing so will help you strategize your moves and help you look better in the eyes of hirers. Think of it like how students prepare for an exam by studying, or how athletes train before entering a competition. This four things should not be missed by candidates who are currently looking for jobs.
There’s a lot of talk about “finding your passion” in modern self-help literature. Having a job that keeps you excited and motivated definitely keeps one’s morale and productivity buoyant. That said, there’s a difference between a passion that’s merely a hobby and one that contributes to society, and it’s the latter that you should be striving to make a career out of.
However, contrary to general perception, passion in itself isn’t the secret solution to our career woes. Nor will it ensure a happily ever after. It’s an important value to maintain in one’s life but it needs to be fuelled by the right perspective and approach, not to mention hard work and effort, to keep alive. That said, how do you find a career you’ll be passionate about?
Here are 6 simple and actionable steps to guide you on your search: