If you’re out of work or think you might be soon, you’ll need to mount a strategic and focused job search. These eight tips will get you started.
everything we do.
Malaysia Airlines’ 12-Point Restructuring Plan called for a specialist organisation to plan and execute a robust career transition programme for planned exiting staff. With the approval of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, that organisation was incorporated in 2015 as CDC Malaysia.
Today, after assisting over 5,000 MAS staff 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 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.
Several years ago, I interviewed for a job that I really, really wanted: It seemed like the perfect role at a dream organization. I worked hard to prepare for the interview, and though I was nervous on the big day, I felt ready.
I was at ease with the interviewers (a team of five!), and felt we developed a strong rapport. I left the office sure I’d made a good impression—only to find out a few days later that they hired someone else.
Job seekers have had the same list of critical skills to brush up on or acquire for decades -- things like careful follow-up, attention to grammar and punctuation, and great listening abilities. But today's overcrowded job market and the ever-shrinking attention spans of hiring managers are creating brand-new job search requirements.