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Degree? Successfully completed. Graduation? Over and done with. Job Interview? Aced. And now you’re about to step into a whole new world called the “workplace” and start adulting! In fact, starting your first job can be a nerve-wracking experience as it sets the pace of your career in the future. Here are some common first job problems and tips on how you can overcome them. 1. You don’t know anyone...
Are you a graduate eagerly looking forward to start your first job? If yes, then read on and discover five basic things you need to know before choosing your first job. 1. Benefits Although your base salary makes up a major portion of your compensation, you need to clarify with the hiring manager about other benefits such as medical and insurance coverage, dental and optical allowance, bonuses, commission, etc before signing on the...
It’s hard not to feel frustrated when you have been searching for a job over a long period of time. The key thing to remember is that staying positive is vital to your job hunt success. Fear not, here are some tips that could help you remain positive during your job search! Self-care is a priority Remember the safety announcement on airplanes? The one about putting on your oxygen mask before assisting others? Apply that to...
If you have recently graduated and intend to gain some work experience to enhance your skills and employability in the long-run, read on for some basic ways to gain essential work experience valued by employers in any industry. 1. Get a part-time job The value of a part-time or temporary job can lead you to great things. Besides filling in the gaps in your resume, it can be the foundation to improve your skills and expertise...
Most fresh graduates are eager to embark on their journey into the corporate world and build a career in a chosen field. However, there are some who may prefer to take the unconventional route and start their own business and become an entrepreneur after leaving university Here are some tips to consider if you’re opting for the exciting path of entrepreneurship.  1. Be creative and passionate about your ideas ...
As we continue to adapt to the “new normal” of social distancing and working remotely for an indefinite period of time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the current job market has seen major changes in the types of jobs that are in demand during and even in the post-lockdown world. To help you prepare for your job search, here are some industries currently in demand and jobs to look out for. IT and Cybersecurity...
Online job interviews have become a norm as many companies use technology to conduct interviews. Although online interviews should be treated the same as an interview in-person, there may be some major differences, for example, you are merely recording your answers rather than conversing with the interviewer. It may seem stressful, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Don’t worry, here are some valuable tips to ace an...
Whether you are a job seeker excited to start your first job or switching to a new job, being the newcomer at work can be awkward and daunting. Don’t worry, we got your back! Here are some useful tips to survive being the newbie in the office and stand out for the right reasons. 1. Confidence is key . Believe in yourself because your employer definitely believed in you enough to hire you! It is important, however, not to come off...
Gone are the days when businesses can rely on favourable reputation and social responsibility alone. Yes, the commercial world is constantly evolving. New technologies and trends that came into force in 2019 have created a significant impact on the world of work. In particular, 5G is speeding up day-to-day tasks, employee well-being has become a key focus for businesses, workers are demanding more flexibility and a whole new generation has...
There is a difference between looking for a career and looking for a job. A job is often a temporary fix. Often jobs provide the income meet financial commitments or just to get the bills paid. A job is slinging burgers at the local diner, having a paper route or holding a sign in front of a pizza place. It is what we do when trying to work through college, get our first apartment or an awesome outfit from the boutique window. Careers are...
We present you ways to squeeze in some professional development—without spending a dime. Get it right (your career story, that is!) Everyone has a unique story, but not everyone leverages its power. Properly crafted, your career story helps to differentiate you from your competitors, highlight your value, and draws the relevant attention to you. It provides a common thread that weaves together your personal and professional...