June 30, 2014, by Graham Kendall

Nottingham-RHB Resume Competition focuses on Effective Resume

This post was contributed by Alicia Ch’ng

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and RHB Bank Berhad recently organised its inaugural Resume Competition to raise student’s awareness about the importance of writing an effective resume.

The competition was well received by both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Resume is important because it introduces a candidate to a prospective employer, so you have to make your resume standout in order to secure an interview,” said Mavis Tsang, Director of Student Experience at UNMC during the prize giving ceremony.
Everyone is considered a winner today as each one of you has taken the initiative to participate in this competition,” she continued.

Aishah Zaharuddin, Manager of Talent Sourcing at RHB Bank Berhad, and one judges of this competition said, “It was a very close tie, everyone performed well which made the selection process even more difficult.


Winners of both the undergraduate and post graduate category was presented with RM 500 for the winner, RM 400 for the 1st runner up, RM 300 for the 2nd runner up and 3 consolation prizes worth RM100 each.

Undergraduate category

Champion – Lee Ren Yih, MEng Chemical Engineering
1st runner up – Jolyn Khoo Yee Hwei, BEng Mechanical Engineering
2nd runner up – Soah Jun Wei, MEng Electronics & Electrical Engineering


  • Kannan Kathiresan, Beng Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Yousaf Rizwan, BEng Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate category

Champion – Adam Joseph Hanrahan, MBA
1st runner up – Akeed Azmi, MSc Electronics, Communications & Computer Engineering
2nd runner up – Ghadir Mahgoub, MSc Finance & Investment


  • Arifa Iqbal, MSc Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship
  • Piyumi. K. (PhD Politics, History & International Relations)


The winner for postgraduate category, Adam Joseph Hanrahan said that this is a great reassurance that my resume is good and is recognised to stand out.
A good resume is essential, it helps you to visualise your career goals and encapsulate what you have done previously.” Adam said.
Chong Wing Chui, Organising chairperson, later commented that participating students benefitted from the professional judgment on their resumes.

We like to thank all those who participated including Postgraduate Department at UNMC, Dr Sean Matthew, Head of School of Modern Languages and Culture; Dr Derek Irwin, Head of School of English at UNMC and Ruth Tomlinson, Director of Special Projects at UNMC.

Prizes were presented by Zamrus Zakaria, Head of Group HR Shared Services at RHB Bank Berhad and Noor Faizal, Head of Talent Acquisition and Manpower Planning at RHB Bank Berhad to present the prizes to the winners.

The resume competition was organised by Career Services Department at UNMC who provides students with career advice, direction, placement and maintain close links with potential employers. They can be contacted at careers@nottingham.edu.my.


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