Job Opportunities Pour In After M'sian Grab Driver Attaches Resume To Car Headrest

The former sales engineer is currently looking for a job in the oil and gas industry.

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A Grab driver has cleverly boosted his chances of landing a full-time job by attaching his resume to the back of the headrests in his Perodua Myvi

By placing two identical laminated resumes behind the driver and front passenger seats, 25-year-old Naziruddin Najohan said he could not believe that his small effort yielded great results, with recruiters having reached out to him over the past two weeks.

"(I) can't believe this actually works. Last Monday (20 June), a passenger snapped a picture (of my resume) and sent it to a recruiter.

"I thought that they were just an ordinary individual, but after looking them up on LinkedIn,  (I discovered) they are a department director at an e-commerce company.

"I chatted with the recruiter yesterday (27 June). I am waiting for the next stage to see how things go," wrote Naziruddin in a tweet that went viral last week, gathering over 1.6 million views.

Speaking to SAYS, Naziruddin said he used to work as a sales engineer before quitting the job in April

"I have actually been working as a Grab driver for about a year and a half. But back then, I was just doing it part time lah. (I only worked on) weekdays at night or weekends," he said when contacted.

"But since I quit my job at the end of April, I've become a full-time Grab driver while seeking a new permanent job," he added.

The Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) chemical engineering graduate said he is currently looking for job opportunities in the oil and gas industry.

Naziruddin said he was active in representing UTP in the Chem-E-Car competition.

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Naziruddin shared that the idea to use his car headrests as his personal notice board came to him after an interaction with a female customer

Naziruddin picked her up at the heart of Kuala Lumpur and engaged in a friendly conversation. Eventually, she inquired about how long he has been a Grab driver.

"I told her the story of how I quit my job. Then, she asked me to share my resume (with her), hoping that she could help me ask her colleagues if there were any vacancies in her company," he said.

"Luckily, I had a hardcopy of my resume in my bag. That was when I thought, if I displayed my resume in the car, (I might get the attention of) my passengers, some of whom could be recruiters or hiring managers.

"It would be easier for me to apply for jobs (through them) rather than through email and job portals because I know networking is also crucial in searching for job," he added.

In his widely shared Twitter thread, Naziruddin expressed his delight at the kindness of Malaysians who assisted him in securing a job.

If you wish to reach out to Naziruddin for potential job opportunities, you can message him on LinkedIn.

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