Graduate Careers Advice

Get all the expert advice you need to launch your career here!
Plenty of job postings call for good communication skills, but what makes them so important?
About one third of your life will be spent at work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it a good time.
To increase your chances of achieving your goals, it's crucial to learn the art of setting them correctly, starting with knowing which pitfalls to avoid.

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

Plenty of job postings call for good communication skills, but what makes them so important?
About one third of your life will be spent at work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it a good time.
To increase your chances of achieving your goals, it's crucial to learn the art of setting them correctly, starting with knowing which pitfalls to avoid.

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

Duke-NUS’ Associate Professor Joshua Gooley highlights the link between sleep and performance.
Just because there’s generally less fanfare over humanities (compared to other more “glamourous” disciplines such as STEM) doesn’t mean humanities graduates are unemployable.
If you're looking for a tech employer with a strong focus on diversity and inclusivity, Trina Yeung has some hints for you to look out for.

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.