LOCAL jobseekers who wish to expose their profile themselves further can do so with a jobsite that aims to create awareness on local employment opportunities.
The jobsite, www.where2kerja.com, allows jobseekers an avenue to showcase themselves by uploading their resumes and curriculum vitaes (CV) online for potential employers to review.
Whether a fresh graduate or working professionals, jobseekers are often on the lookout for job vacancies or better work opportunities, according to Christopher Ng Kok Keong, a marketing manager cum business development executive at Indah Sejahtera Development & Services Sdn Bhd (ISDS).
Ng who manages and runs the website, added that ISDS aims to target local jobseekers and employers to make use of the jobsite.
"We provide the facilities for them to upload CV and for employers to post job listings," said Ng in an interview with The Brunei Times. "For employers, there are charges incurred. They can upload online commercial banners and job postings but at a very affordable price," he said.
Ng stressed that where2kerja.com is one way to streamline the employment process, and that it was recently showcased at CommunicAsia 2012 held in Singapore last week with a new feature introduced a computerised applicant tracking system.
Ng explained that the jobsite can be used effectively as jobseekers cannot depend on social media and the conventional ways to search for an available posting.
"If I am a professional and I do not put up my CV and resume, then nobody will know of my existence," he said.
Ng said that at the same time, where2kerja.com can serve as a platform for foreign companies to survey the employment pool in Brunei.
"For example, foreign investors do not have to bring their own people into Brunei if they are investing in the country. This can help the foreign companies to avoid the hassle of immigration (issues)," said Ng.
He added: "Once they have a database of professionals here, they can just set up their headquarters without worrying about the manpower."
Although where2kerja.com had been available since 2010, Christopher said it was not active as ISDS had only started marketing the jobsite this year. The Brunei Times checked the jobsite and currently it shows local employers such as QAF Brunei Sdn Bhd, Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam and BAEC Sdn Bhd had posted up job listings as recent as June this year.
Ng said ISDS plans to work with the Local Work Agency and Workforce Development (APTK) from the Ministry of Home Affairs in an upcoming job fair in order to create further awareness and increased branding of where2kerja.com for the local jobseekers.
Job fairs have been a successful way for ISDS to promote where2kerja.com, Ng sharing that during the Oil and Gas Sector Job Fair held last December, the jobsite had generated an online traffic of an estimated 500,000 visitors for that month alone. Fung Siew Mun
The Brunei Times
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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