Graduate Careers Advice

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It’s one thing to understand mental health, but it’s also just as important to know how to assess and manage it.
There's been a lot of discussion on mental health in the last few years. But while that's beneficial, it can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s the TDLR on understanding your mental health.
A full time position is probably the most stable option for most people, but job insecurity can definitely challenge that notion. Here are some alternative choices to go for instead.

Accepting and Rejecting Offers

Not getting the role you interviewed for stings, and it’s easy to immediately blame yourself. But sometimes, not everything is within your control.
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.

Applications and CVs

Although they’re undoubtedly useful, are they absolutely necessary for a resume?
If you're looking to join a tech start-up, Puja Shah shares tips on how you can spruce up your 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.

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

It’s one thing to understand mental health, but it’s also just as important to know how to assess and manage it.
There's been a lot of discussion on mental health in the last few years. But while that's beneficial, it can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s the TDLR on understanding your mental health.
Self-improvement is a journey that requires confronting gruelling truths and undertaking challenging tasks, but they are essential to foster personal growth and achieve fulfilment in life.

Internships and Work Experience

Sometimes, having a less hectic school semester can allow you the opportunity to take up an internship during your downtime. But is it the right move for you?
Wondering where you can get the experience and skills needed to give you an advantage in your job search? Try volunteering!
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

It’s a dreaded question for plenty of interviewees, but with the right strategy, you won’t need a crystal ball to answer it.
Preparing for and going through a job interview can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t end the moment you walk out of the interview room.
At first glance, these questions might seem out of place or just meant to put you on the spot. But the truth is that every interview question has its purpose, even if it doesn’t seem obvious. So how do you deal with them?

Planning Your Job Search

Finding out which job portal or application route can help you kickstart your job search journey.
Drawing up a plan ahead of time is key to hitting the ground running when applying for jobs after graduation.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has outmoded certain jobs, reshaped protocol, and can transform your career. So whether you’re for or against it, here are some tips to deal with AI at work.

Polytechnic Students and Graduates

A full time position is probably the most stable option for most people, but job insecurity can definitely challenge that notion. Here are some alternative choices to go for instead.
Not everyone wants to immediately start working after graduation, and that’s perfectly acceptable. Here are some things you can opt to do after completing school.
What if there was a way you could have a taste of the working world while still fulfilling your education needs? Here's where work-study programmes might work out for you.