Malaysian Graduates from Top Private Univesities with Good English Get Higher Salaries, Faster Promotion & Better Job Prospects


Malaysian Graduates with a Good Command of the English Language Earn 25% Higher Salaries

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According to a report in Star newspaper on August 5, 2012, a survey carried out over a two-year period shows there is a link

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Zhi Sheng, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

between English proficiency and a country’s national income.

A STUDY has found a correlation between English proficiency and a country’s gross national income. Countries with higher income per capita tend to be more proficient in the English language, based on the findings of international education company Education First (EF), using a standardised measurement for adult English proficiency.

The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) is based on the results of a 2007 to 2009 survey covering more than two million people in over 40 countries. English skills and income levels correlate in a “virtuous” cycle where greater proficiency in the language leads to higher income. The gross national income per capita for countries which scored over 60 in the EF EPI was more than US$40,000 (RM120,000) in 2008.

In another research, as reported in Star on June 13, 2012, a study by research organisation Euromonitor International for the British Council states that the learning of the English language could increase the earning power of individuals in developing countries by approximately 25%.

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Good English Improves Confidence and Communication Skills Therefore Increasing Chance of Promotion

Professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters Malaysia country manager Sally Raj said English language proficiency could increase personal earning power. “This is particularly true for professionals within a client-facing role where communication skills are vital, good English skills will help them articulate and sell their ideas better. It will also aid them in working in a multinational corporation, where they need to communicate with various nationalities,” she said. She also agreed that higher English language proficiency would help attract and increase foreign direct investment (FDI) into Malaysia.

“Most foreign multinationals look for professionals who they are able to train for the role, meaning that higher English language

I am so glad that my mother found EduSpiral online. I used to be quiet and not able to communicate well in English. Now, I am more confident and speak a lot in English because of the great university environment. Zhi Kang, Business at Asia Pacific University

I am so glad that my mother found EduSpiral online. I used to be quiet and not able to communicate well in English. Now, I am more confident and speak a lot in English because of the great university environment.
Zhi Kang, Business at Asia Pacific University

proficiency would be one of the key factors that would draw them to Malaysia,” she said. Manpower Staffing Services (M) Sdn Bhd country manager Sam Haggag said it was widely recognised that fluency in the English language was a prerequisite to getting a job.

“Employees with good English communication skills tend to be more confident and thus representing the organisation better, putting the organisation in a positive light. Therefore, these employees are able to gain higher positions in the organisation,” he said.

It does not matter if you are top of your class or have a string of degrees, that dream job will not be yours unless you can speak and write well in English. Feedback from local and international employers shows that verbal and written communication skills in English remain the most sought-after attribute in prospective employees.

Malaysian Employers Look for Graduates with Good Communication SKills

According to a recent Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) survey, it is the most important trait employers look for when recruiting graduates. The MEF Salary Survey for Executives 2010 revealed that 68% of the companies surveyed named communication skills as the top quality required in job applicants, followed by working experience (67%), interpersonal skills (56.2%) and passion and commitment (55.7%).

MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said globalisation had changed the nature of jobs, making communication skills, specifically in English, a valuable asset for today’s worker. He added that this was an essential criterion even for professions traditionally seen as “backroom” staff such as engineers, technical personnel and scientists. “It is especially so for those working in multinationals and bigger firms,” he said.

“Today, our clients are worldwide. In factories, for instance, engineers are a different breed from the past,” said Shamsuddin.

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I met EduSpiral at their fair and then at Old Town for more counseling. They then met me at the college to help with the application.
Zhi Leong, ADP at HELP College of Arts & Technology

“Now, they have to be involved in various aspects of business and interact with clients.” Shamsuddin expressed concern that many local graduates today could not speak or write proper English, saying this was a reason why they faced difficulties getting jobs in the private sector.

Kelly Services (M) Sdn Bhd managing director Melissa Norman concurred, noting that six in 10 graduates who attended its interviews could not communicate effectively in English. The company is one of the top headhunters in the country. Norman said it was important to master English as it was widely used among the business community, both in Malaysia and internationally.

The Kelly Global Workforce Index survey released in 2010 listed “communication skills” as one of the top five most desired skills within the corporate sector. “We have encountered local graduates who are weak in spoken and written English and have limited vocabulary,” said Norman. “These candidates can only manage to secure jobs in small-medium enterprises and small businesses.”

Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia & Singapore

Singapore

  1. MDIS College
  2. PSB Academy

Malaysia

  1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
  3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
  4. APIIT
  5. UCSI University
  6. UCSI University Sarawak Campus
  7. HELP University
  8. HELP Academy
  9. HELP College of Arts & Technology
  10. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
  11. KDU College Damansara Jaya
  12. KDU University College Penang
  13. First City University College (Formerly known as KBU International College)
  14. Reliance College Kuala Lumpur
  15. YTL International College of Hotel Management
  16. Point College
  17. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
  18. Nilai University

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Posted on November 10, 2014, in Career Choices, Choosing the right course, Choosing the right university, Job Outlook, Jobs with high salary, Study in Malaysia and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m currently an A level student from pakistan and I’ve been thinking of pursuing my bachelors in electrical & electronic engineering / mechanical from any of the following universities :
    – apu
    – ucsi
    – utp
    – uniten
    – utar
    my main concern is whether I (as an international graduate ) will be able to get employment in malaysia after graduation from any of the universities I mentioned above. Thank u

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