Graduate Careers Advice

Get all the expert advice you need to launch your career here!
It’s never too early to bring preparations for your career, so consider using your summer break to get a headstart!
Instead of just complaining about your daily boring office commute, consider putting that available time to good use.
Dr Luciano Lopez is the Dean for EHL Campus (Singapore). In this edition of Employer Soundbite Edition, Dr Lopez discusses the current hospitality industry trends and the opportunities in this sector that young graduates can expect.

Accepting and Rejecting Offers

It can be hard to figure out what you should do when job offers come in, especially when they don’t meet your standards or expectations.
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.

Applications and CVs

Puja Shah has a deep background in HR and is currently working for a cleantech organisation. In this edition of Employer Soundbite Edition, Puja shares tips on how candidates can spruce up their job applications.
If you can relate your hobbies to your dream job, then including them in your resume can give you the leg up you need to catch the recruiter’s attention.
While it may not be your fault that the pandemic has limited you of your job opportunities, the onus is still on you to show your potential employer that you’re managing your time wisely during this unexpectedly long job-hunting process.

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.

Early Career

Instead of just complaining about your daily boring office commute, consider putting that available time to good use.
Dr Luciano Lopez is the Dean for EHL Campus (Singapore). In this edition of Employer Soundbite Edition, Dr Lopez discusses the current hospitality industry trends and the opportunities in this sector that young graduates can expect.
Having a good working relationship with your boss may not be an explicit requirement to succeed, but it’ll definitely make your work life more bearable.

Internships and Work Experience

It can be hard to squeeze in a part-time job when you're still in school, but everyone can do with extra cash. Here are some ways to earn some money with a side hustle.
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.

Interview Tips and Techniques

Verbal responses aren’t the only things recruiters pay attention to in a job interview – they look at body language, too.
It can be tempting to fluff yourself up a little in front of your interviewers in order to get the job you want, but will telling little white lies come back to haunt you later on?
Figuring out a suitable answer can be tough for this double-edged sword question. But if you know how to respond, it can be used as a tactic to impress your interviewer as you vie for the job.

Planning Your Job Search

It’s never too early to bring preparations for your career, so consider using your summer break to get a headstart!
When it comes to your career, should you follow your heart, or just settle for any job? In these turbulent times, it can be a difficult decision to make.
You sent in your application and resume, and received an affirmative email of acknowledgement (or perhaps a call) from your recruiter. But then suddenly…radio silence. What now?

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.