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Niche tech skills more valued in a skill-driven economy

M Vivek
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COMMENT | We are in an era of a skill-driven economy. This indicates that demand for skills is higher than ever before and niche skill is what makes the youth employable.

It is easier to stand out from the job-seeking crowd when you have the right skill. So, rather than just collecting degrees, doing courses, one must focus on professional and niche technical skills, which may help in your career.

Just taking up any course, be it a diploma or a degree programme, does not guarantee any success in terms of a better job. Choose the right niche skill for careers that are in demand worldwide, and with attractive salary packages as well.

The unemployment rate in Malaysia averaged 3.28 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching a high of 4.5 percent in March 1999 and a low of 2.7 percent in August 2012. Our unemployment rate is most likely due to a mismatch of skills...

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