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Job fair aims to tackle youth employment issues

Som Kanika / Khmer Times Share:
Students and fresh graduates participated in the annual job fair at Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC). Supplied

With the number of graduate students increasing every year, one of the most sensitive issue confronting youth in every context of society is unemployment.

For a lot of youths, securing  employment requires not only capacity and qualification but also adequate information and opportunities to seek a career and a future.

To contribute towards youth career developments, a total of 27 private companies, organisations and recruitment agencies gathered at the annual job fair at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) last Sunday.

Opportunities aplenty at the job fair with over 400 vacancies available. Supplied

The one-day-only fair offered over 400 opportunities from full-time jobs to internships, available to senior students, fresh graduates and employees in a variety of fields.

Neatly lined up in the huge hall of Angkor Kizuna, hundreds of job seekers took the chance to visit  booth to booth in search of the perfect opportunity.

At the fair itself, some companies also encouraged participants to apply directly by submitting their Curriculum Vitae before their applications were processed and reviewed respectively. Those who matched the requirements will likely be hearing back from the companies relatively quickly.

To ensure that Cambodian youth are well-equipped to meet the demands of their prospective employers, professional requirement agencies and human resources managers were also present at the fair to provide exclusive tips and consultations to attendees.


The fair also provided consultations by professional agencies. Supplied

An intern at a non-profit group, Sot Pich Sonita, told Youth Today that she came to explore more full-time opportunities and learn more about capacity-building.

“Meeting the professional recruitment agencies certainly benefited me as they gave me many valuable tips. Now, I am able to reflect back on my personal issues and things that I might have overlooked when applying for a job. I am able to have better understanding of different work environment and workplace culture that I wish I had known sooner,” added the 24-year-old.

Meanwhile, fresh graduate from the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) Sok Mengly was one of the most enthusiastic attendees at the fair, hopping from one booth to another at the Angkor Kizuna Hall.

“It is very important for each person to understand precisely about the professional world before jumping to work in any company because a clear understanding will help us decide which sector fits us  best,” said  21-year-old Mengly.

Mengly also added that the one-day job fair is truly helpful as it helps furnish its attendees with comprehensive knowledge on what to expect when looking forward to be hired.

 

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