Graduate Careers Advice

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The Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios will serve as a space where SUTD students, under the mentorship of Dyson engineers, will develop hardware and software-driven solutions to the world’s problems.
Starting your first day at work is always going to be nerve-wrecking, but there are ways to manage your anxiety.
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.

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

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.
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

Starting your first day at work is always going to be nerve-wrecking, but there are ways to manage your anxiety.
Everybody makes mistakes sometimes, but knowing when and how to say sorry can go a long way in maintaining good relations with the people you work with.
In a workforce where paths aren’t as linear as they used to be, what does it mean to be flexible, and what can you do to develop it?

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?
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!

Interview Tips and Techniques

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?
No matter how much you prepare for your interview, it’s still impossible to predict all the questions you’re going to get, or what to say when your mind goes blank. Here’s what you can do to save the situation!

Planning Your Job Search

The Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios will serve as a space where SUTD students, under the mentorship of Dyson engineers, will develop hardware and software-driven solutions to the world’s problems.
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.