A Hanoi based import-export company, when seeking candidates for some posts at the company, has specified that it would not accept the graduates of the Foreign Trade University (FTU), one of the most reputable schools in Vietnam.
In recent days, a small piece of ad about the recruitment plan of an import-export company has been forwarded by the community of students. The ad piece has stirred up the public because of the short notice that the company would not accept FTU graduates.
“Note: Because of some reasons, we do not employ the ones who graduate from FTU,” the ad piece reads.
Explaining the uncanny requirements on candidates, director of the company said that most of the FTU’s graduates are too fastidious about their jobs, therefore, they would not fit the company’s culture.
“They (FTU’s graduates) all think that they finish from a reputable school, therefore, they are more outstanding than others. Therefore, they always demand very high working conditions,” he explained.
“They want to sit at well equipped offices with air conditioners all day. When they go on business, they insist on staying at five star hotels,” he added.
Also according to the director, the managers of many other companies also share the same view that it would be better not to recruit FTU’s graduates, or they would cause a headache to the bosses with their overly high requirements.
Being a trade and forwarding service provider, the company usually needs probationers who take care for the works relating to the import-export, freight and forwarding activities. The company target fourth-year students and new graduates of the economic schools.
The candidates applied for the jobs at the company need to have the degrees at “good” levels or higher and clear profiles. Besides, they need to be “inquisitive” and “has high sense of responsibility.”
When asked about the pay to the probationers to be recruited, the director said that the wages would be equal to the average level on the labor market. In principle, the candidates would negotiate about the salaries and income with the employer.
A lot of FTU’s students have expressed their discontentment about the unbiased viewpoint of the employer.
“I know that many people think badly of FTU’s students after a school’s student made a statement that she would not take the job which brings the income of less than 1000 dollars. However, the students like her are just the minority,” Thanh Huyen, the second year student of the Finance & Banking Faculty of FTU said.
Huyen has affirmed that she and other students of the schools would be ready to take the jobs with modest pay, provided the jobs fit their capability and can help them get more experiences.
Meanwhile, other students of the school, who take pride of the FTU brand, have affirmed that they have every reason to be choosy about jobs.
Si Son, a former student of the school said that FTU’s students have the right to be conceited, because they really have deep knowledge and skills. Only the excellent students, who obtain good marks from the university entrance exams, to be eligible for studying at the school. Therefore, they should be recognized as the best students in Vietnam in their fields.
“The above said company refuses FTU’s students, but the other thousands of companies would be happy to employ FTU graduates,” Son noted.
The arguments about the “value” of FTU’s graduates have not come to an end. However, the preconception kept by employers would install barriers to the school’s graduates. A lecturer of the school, relating the story of a school’s graduate, who gave up a job after one month of working there and sent a message to the director, said that the move of the graduate would upset the company’s business plan. She fears that FTU’s graduates may not be accepted by the employer in the future.
Source: VnExpress/ VNN
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