Graduate Careers Advice

Get all the advice you need to launch your career right here!

There are a number of ways in which graduates can estimate their worth, from the degree they hold to the skills they may have picked up b

It takes a lot of courage to negotiate money matters with your recruiters, but with enough research and practise, you should be able to engage in an informed discussion to settle on your financial worth.

Your performance in the recruitment process impressed more than one graduate employer, and now everyone wants you! Now, how do you manage such a situation?

Sabbaticals, golden hello, pension plan? What are all these? Be confused no longer!

Every standard resume template seems to include a “Work Experiences” section. But as a student or new graduate, you don’t have work experience! What’s your next step then?

The main elements of a strong resume include well-written content (no typos or grammar mistakes), easy-to-read layout and an aestheticall

Knowing the difference between using a cliché and a buzzword may be the key to that coveted interview, or your resume ending up in the bin.

If an employer requests a resume, they’ll normally want a cover letter too. Take this opportunity to showcase your skills and enthusiasm – it can make a big difference to the success of your job application!

Prepare for this boring – but essential – part of the interview process.

As much as assessment centres remind you of The Apprentice, they aren’t. So you don’t have to worry about audiences judging you!

Surviving assessment centres isn’t just about succeeding in their tests and exercises – you should also know how to casually communicate with recruiters during break time!

Recruiters want to know how their future employees will juggle tasks and deal with tricky situations, so some of them test potential staff by using in-tray exercises and case studies that simulate working life.

Words carry power. At work, they can either help you succeed or be your downfall. Knowing which words and phrases help (and which absolutely don’t) can give you that extra edge in the workplace.

It’s easy to get to know what a company expects from you – you have a rough guide in the form of the job posting you’ve read, and you’ll

Before taking the leap into the workforce, think about where you envision yourself to be in both the long- and short-term.

Transitioning from school life to the working world may not be easy, but you don’t have to be a nervous wreck about it. Embrace the thrill of adulting, and it can be a very rewarding and hopeful experience!

It’s not unusual to pursue a career unrelated to your area of academic study or previous work experience in this day and age. So read on if you need tips in this area! 

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.

Want to intern with a government agency? Here are some tips for making your applications.

Want to apply your skills to a worthy cause and make a valuable contribution to society? Here are some incentives to take on a NGO internship which taps on your professional strengths.

Going for a job interview requires a bit of self-promotion, which isn’t a natural behaviour for everyone – especially for introverts – but it’s not an impossible task. Here is how you can learn to get past your inhibitions and be assertive in a way that works for you.

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive and work styles give way to more agile working practices, many companies now conduct phone interviews as part of their recruitment process. We’re here to shed some light on what candidates can expect during an FDM graduate programme telephone interview with one of our recruiters.

It goes without saying that the Novel Coronavirus outbreak has changed many of the ways we interact with other people this year.

Organisations use strengths-based interviews to find out what candidates love to do and do well. Find out how you can ace one with FDM Group.

Whether you’re creative or practical, a social butterfly or an introvert, there is a job type that’s almost perfect for you.

Not all career advice is good advice. It’s important to let go of the bad ones so you can focus on the ones that can actually help you achieve a more fulfilling and happier working life.

Networking is often described as one of the most common ways to start off your job search, but what if you’re still in school? When’s the ideal time to start networking?

Since young, we’re always being asked: What do you want to be when you grow up? Fast forward to now when you’re graduating soon, you’re expected to already lock down an answer and gearing up to walk the talk.

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.


What can you do in the six months of free time between your final examination in polytechnic till the time university classes commence? Here are some tips to stay on top of the game during this short break.


It is important to build your support circle of friends and mentors in polytechnic in order to help with your career development. Here are three tips to expand your network during and after your diploma.