Graduate Careers Advice

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

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.

Your performance has impressed more than one graduate employer, and now everyone wants you! Read on and find out how you should manage such a situation.

Don’t let yourself be confused when employers start throwing out terms like sabbaticals, golden hello, and pension plan!

Getting rejected can be pretty painful, and it’ll leave you asking what you’ve done wrong. Ask the recruiters for feedback to find out and, at the same time, how to do better in your next interview.

The glaring gaps on your résumé and job application can be difficult to explain. Fret not, we’ve got some tips for you.

Discover our answers to commonly asked questions about graduate résumés and pick up tips on how you can impress employers with a strong one.

‘You need to customise your résumé to the specific job you are applying to’ is an advice we hear all too often – but how should you go about it?

Professional references for your job application are difficult to get when you don’t have much work experience as a fresh graduate, but there are ways you can go around it.

Be prepared for the more boring, but still essential part of the assessment 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.

Assessment centres aren’t all about tests and exercises – you’ll be expected to attend lunch or coffee breaks as well. Find out how to approach recruiters during these sessions!

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.

Unfortunately, our first jobs don’t come with guidebooks – how much easier it would be to handle work-related matters if it did! We don’t have a full guidebook for it, but we do have some tips for you for your first week on the job.

As a quote we often hear goes, efficiency is at the core of work productivity. But what does it really mean in the workplace?  Here are some ways you can explore its meaning.


Your first job is important for you as you’ll need to create a good impression on your bosses. That said, you’ll need to prove to them that you’re an excellent employee who is willing to go the extra mile!

Knowing how to handle criticism positively is a key part of your growth as you embark on your graduate career. Here are some ways to handle criticism without losing your cool!

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.

It is possible to do an internship placement outside your field of study, especially if you want to venture into something new. Here are three ways that a different internship experience can help you in your career.

Ronnie shares on what he looks for when hiring account managers at Siemens.

Christine shares how UNIQLO identifies business leaders through graduate hiring.

Congratulations! A professional contact agreed to meet you to share details about his or her career with you… but what questions should you ask when the two of you meet?

Find out what you should do if you changed your mind about joining an employer and you’ve decided to cancel a job interview.

Jenny shares her tips on helping students find the right career path.

Michael Haberzettl, Head of Human Resources ASEAN reveals what he looks for in fresh graduate hires at Siemens.

Chances are, if you’ve attended a career workshop or asked someone for career advice, you would have heard the terms soft skills, core sk

You’re nearing graduation and you either have many potential career paths in mind or none at all.

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.