I got this stats from NST (10 Jul 09). The survey was conducted by Jobstreet.com. Saja nak kongsi ... Lu pikir lah sendiri ;)
55.8% Poor command of English
37.4% Poor character, attitude or personality
33.0% Asking for unrealistic salary / benefits
30.2% Mismatch of skill
27.7% Choosy in job or company
25.9% No demonstrated ability to solve problems
23.8% Skill knowledge not in depth enough
15.6% No suitable operning available
14.4% Ill prepared for job interview
13.2% Poor general knowledge
7.8% Little or no interest in job applied
2.2% Graduated from lesser known university
1.9% Unemployed for too long
1.3% Female graduates less suitable
1.1% Poor command of Mandarin
0.7% Poor command of Malay (BM)
7.9% Other reasons
In the same article, MEF (Malaysian Employers Federation) cited examples such as :
a) Out of 10 unemployed graduates, 7 have communication problems.
b) At a recent job opening for call centers, only 8 out of 80 applicants were selected as the others had fared badly in English.
So camner tuh ?