Graduate Careers Advice

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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?
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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

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.
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.

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

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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

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.
They can be a bit of a shock sometimes, but knowing how to carry yourself through these unscheduled calls can mean the difference between cinching the next interview step, and letting a chance slip away.

Planning Your Job Search

Aside from having some time off and making memories, travelling after graduation can prepare you with the necessary skills to excel in your first job.
It’s become a growing trend, especially now with the effects of the pandemic. How do employers see this, and how should you explain your job-hopping tendencies to them?
Here are some positive signs you can spot on the get-go to gauge that the company you’re applying for has a positive workplace culture.

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.