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!

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!

While you can jazz up your resume with an eye-catchy design and personalised font, an email job application relies solely on the content to catch the recruiter’s eye.

As the hiring process gets increasingly automated, you’ll want to ensure your application doesn’t get filtered out by a programme before it actually reaches human hands!

What does FDM’s recruitment process involve? Here’s a handy guide with tips to help you get one step closer to your dream job! 

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

So you’re graduating soon and haven’t received any calls for a job interview, much less landed an offer. Despite going online to job portals every day and applying to any and all relevant job postings, you haven’t received any indication that anyone is thinking of hiring you. You’re becoming anxious and worried that you may be the only one in your cohort who will be unemployed. What should you do now?

Many go to school with the singular focus of getting a good GPA, but the time to prepare for your job-search should start from your first day of university.

Before starting your job search, it’s important to prepare for the possibility that it may drag on longer than you expect. Keep in mind that there is no hard-and-fast rule when it comes to hiring processes, so you need to exercise some patience and not feel beaten down when you don’t hear a response after a few days.

If you’ve been feeling butterflies in your stomach as you go through the graduate job search process, then rest assured you’re not alone!

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.