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Article(s) under topic: "Career Advice"

07
Dec
banner for the articleLSBF Salary Negotiation Talk

How do we negotiate salary after receiving a job offer? What is the best way to negotiate salary? These are daunting thoughts for the uninitiated. Getting a job offer is not easy, and to further discuss such a sensitive topic like salary can be a real challenge! Negotiation is simply facilitating a conversation and backing it up with evidence. Just last week, we gave a talk on the topic of Salary Negotiation to the postgraduate students at the London School o...

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Topic(s): Career Advice
05
Oct
banner for the articleNetworking at Career Fairs


Last week we were at the LSBF Career Fair and just yesterday, we were invited to PSB’s Career Fair amongst other reputable firms and sponsors.

Career fairs are a great way for students to connect with their future employers and be a step ahead. Students can have a face-to-face conversation with representatives from companies. Instead of sending out an email to the company and having to wait for a reply, you can ask many questions an...

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28
Sep
banner for the articleCareer Fair Preparatory Workshop @ PSB

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed at a career fair that you just don’t know what to do next? Preparing well before attending a career fair is useful and we were glad to prepare the students at PSB Academy yesterday!

Establishing a connection with the employer (hiring manager or recruiter) is necessary for making yourself memorable to the employer. This is by showcasing your personality and making your skills and qualifications known –...

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01
Aug
banner for the articleCareer Preparatory Talk with PSB Academy - 2

We are back once again at PSB Academy to give a Career Preparatory Talk!

We coached the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students in PSB’s newly opened STEM campus. The students were presented with insights of the recruitment process and it is an eye-opener for them to understand how recruiters work and how they can work on to make their profiles eye-catching.

Nevertheless, it is not only about the...

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23
Jul
banner for the articleLet’s Talk about Employment Opportunities

Anxiety creeps up to fresh graduates as they enter the phase of searching for a job. Waiting for a response and competing against others only turns up the pressure.

At the London School of Business and Finance, we discussed statistics on employment rate for private universities in Singapore and showed a positive indication of employment. Statistics show that fresh graduates can acquire a job within 6 months from graduation. We shared tactics to rise above the strong competition...

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11
Jun
banner for the articleSalary Negotiation Talk at the London School of Business and Finance

For the uninitiated, negotiating the desired salary can be daunting. We demystified the process, so the students set themselves up for success, and nothing less.

Starting off with understanding internal, external and individual equity, we then moved on to the pre-negotiation analysis, understanding the negotiator and negotiation techniques. We also covered transitioning into a new job and discussed a special salary alternative scale unique to CTE...

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Topic(s): Career Advice
04
Apr
banner for the articleCareer Preparatory Talk at PSB Academy

Employers are using recruitment agencies to meet their talent acquisition needs. At the PBS campus in Marina Square, we met up with the business students to give our perspective on the recruitment process, from a recruiter’s perspective. Covering key areas in resume writing, interview skills, social media, and power dressing, the students learned how recruiters work and learned tricks to ensure their profiles land at the top of the resume pile during...

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Topic(s): Career Advice
29
Sep
banner for the articleUse of Social Media for Career Progression

We were invited by the London School of Business and Finance this evening for a talk on the use of social media for career progression. With the rise of social media and its various platforms, more employers are making their hiring decisions based on the candidates' social media. The shift to social media for career development may seem optional, but it is a necessary move and can be beneficial for paving future opportunities.

Although the students in the London School of B...

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Topic(s): Career Advice