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A Reminder: Dress for Success

You want to succeed. That is why you put yourself through education. Books, knowledge and abilities aside; impressions count. That is the hard truth. If there is one take-out from this: Dress as you want to be seen by others. If your employer has a written dress code, good for you. You can go out […]

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You Are Being Judged.

Welcome to judgement. Whatever the job or company, it is an inevitable part of the job hunt. Perhaps you have been told before or maybe you have taken a module on interview skills, whatever the case, I invite you to think about the following… What are interviewers looking to determine during the interview process? They […]

Find the RIGHT people, not the Best people.

The Power of a Handwritten Note

As a social experiment, someone in San Francisco wanted to understand the power of a handwritten letters. People interviewed generally responded that they; Get a lot of emails Feel an overload of information Are unexcited about getting an email Have not received a handwritten letter in years (if ever) Importantly, with handwritten letters, they felt […]

Staff Burnout

In a fast-paced business environment, many of us feel the need to excel at work by doing more, doing it faster and perhaps in a more cost effective way. That is how most businesses are run. It is no wonder why staff burnout is becoming a commonplace. According to actalliance, a community based psychological support […]

Employer Branding—Who Cares?

What is an employer brand? Branding is a perception of any stakeholder of your organisation: from current employees to potential employees. What do they think of your organisation—how do you conduct yourself, what is it like to work for you? The logical conclusion is that you want to show your organisation as a good employer, […]

Referral Schemes—Just Another Gimmick?

Job boards could be losing it. There are 2 surveys out there that tell us that. CareerXRoads found that referrals accounted for 28% of hires compared to just 20.1% for job boards. In another study, Jobvite report even more dismal results that said that referrals account for 40% of hires and jobs boards for just […]

Singapore National Job Bank

Singapore—In a new ruling to weed out discriminatory hiring practices, the Ministry of Manpower has mandated that jobs paying less than S$12,000 a month must be listed on a National Job Bank for two weeks before being offered a foreigner. According to a survey of 100 local employers by JobStreet.com, 54% said it will hinder […]

Make Better Recruiting Decisions

During the recruitment process, two key questions are asked: Who do I appoint? Who do I ignore? The success of a company or at least the department involved can rest on this appointment. So it is not something to do take lightly. However, if you are indecisive and just stringing candidates along before you reach […]

Resume Mistakes

As a recruitment technology company, we are sometimes mistaken by job seekers for a recruitment consultant / recruiter. When this happens, job seekers write in to our enquiry pages to apply for jobs. However, very often we will see terribly written resumes—those that we know our clients won’t want and neither will we. So we […]