Graduate Careers Advice

Get all the expert advice you need to launch your career here!
Dealing with a seemingly endless job search can be draining in more ways than one. Here’s how to take care of yourself during this trying period.
Getting your first job offer is a truly exciting moment - until the other shoe drops. While having a job offer withdrawn is typically rare, it can still happen, and if it does, it'll be up to you to know how to handle the situation.
Even when you feel like throwing up from anxiety, you can still project an aura of calm and assurance to ace that interview.

Accepting and Rejecting Offers

While not the only factor to help you decide on whether to take up a job offer, pay is still a major factor.
It takes a lot of courage to negotiate money matters with your recruiters, but with enough research and practice, you should be able to engage in an informed discussion to settle on your financial worth.
Your performance in the recruitment process impressed more than one graduate employer, and now everyone wants you! Now, how do you manage such a situation?

Applications and CVs

It doesn’t matter if you’re currently a jobseeker or living your dream job – having a portfolio is an important asset to shine a spotlight on your accomplishments and experiences.
Every standard resume template seems to include a “Work Experiences” section. But as a student or new graduate, you don’t have work experience! What’s your next step then?
Your resume is the first step to capturing a recruiter’s attention. This is why it’s important to develop a successful resume before kick-starting your job-hunting experience.

Assessment Centres

As much as assessment centres remind you of The Apprentice, they aren’t. So you don’t have to worry about audiences judging you!
Prepare for this boring – but essential – part of the interview process.
You won’t be "seen" in the board room, and you won’t be the victim of an on-screen sacking. So don’t feel obliged to behave like you’re taking part in reality TV.

First Job

Getting your first job offer is a truly exciting moment - until the other shoe drops. While having a job offer withdrawn is typically rare, it can still happen, and if it does, it'll be up to you to know how to handle the situation.
You love your job, but circumstances beyond anyone’s control mean that you have to take a pay cut. It’s a bummer, but there are ways you can manage the situation and minimise the damage.
Build your resilience to help you get through any crisis!

Internships and Work Experience

Wondering where you can get the experience and skills needed to give you an advantage in your job search? Try volunteering!
Hear from two UNI.CORNs about their 12-week stint at DBS’ innovative internship programme.
Environmental issues, such as air pollution and climate change which pose as threats to our well-being, are changing the ways companies go about with business. Here is why you should jump on the bandwagon to take on an internship in this field.

Interview Tips and Techniques

Even when you feel like throwing up from anxiety, you can still project an aura of calm and assurance to ace that interview.
A job interview can tell you a lot more about a company and its office culture than you think, if you know what signs to look out for.
As live video interviews over Zoom or other conferencing apps becomes the new normal, learn how to handle them with ease!

Planning Your Job Search

Dealing with a seemingly endless job search can be draining in more ways than one. Here’s how to take care of yourself during this trying period.
Do you have what it takes to be the next Jack Ma or Mark Zuckerberg?
There are ways to suss out a company culture before saying “yes” to the role!

Polytechnic Students and Graduates

As a diploma holder, you may not know that you are highly sought after by employers, with your specialised skills and training acquired in your polytechnic years. Do you know what sets you apart as a diploma holder looking for a job?
Need some time off to think about what’s next after polytechnic? Taking a gap year might just be a remedy for some of you. Having some time and freedom to hone some skills and boost your confidence helps in shaping your future plans.
Heading into the workforce right after graduation from polytechnic? Here is a guide on how you can start your professional journey on the right note to launch your career.