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Paper Qualifications Not Enough to Get You Hired

With current economic environment, fresh graduates need more than paper qualifications to secure a job, especially in the professional sectors. According to a Singapore think tank, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, the labour market in Malaysia has failed to produce jobs requiring skills that match qualifications despite Malaysia’s youth continually achieving higher education levels. As a result, […]

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October 21, 202012:37 pm
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Recruiting Strategies that Most People Do Not Know

Becoming a quality recruiter requires a lot of skills and talents. For most of the time, your patience will be tested because you have to come across different kinds of people and personalities. Your endurance to grammatical errors and typographical errors will be put into test when checking candidates resumes, too. Needless to say, undergoing […]

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October 20, 20203:00 pm
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Watch Out! 7 Interview Red Flags for Employers

Interview red flags can easily be identified if hiring managers acknowledge the kind of people its company needs as well as the danger signs of unqualified applicants. Keeping watch of danger signs is also considered an integral part of a job interview process that is quite evident by the behavior of the interviewee during this […]

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October 19, 20204:00 pm
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2 in 3 Singaporeans Learn Online to Reskill and Find New Jobs

As the national conversation on jobs and employability homes in on upskilling Singapore’s workforce, 66% of Singaporean adults are learning online to reskill and boost their chances of securing a job in a new field. Students (90%), the unemployed (86%), and entry-level executives (69%) are the most likely individuals to learn for this reason. These […]

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October 16, 202011:54 am
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Career Centres in Towns to Help Singaporeans Find Jobs: Manpower Minister

Jobseekers in Singapore will get help finding new jobs from the government. In Parliament yesterday, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that at least eight satellite career centres are available in towns such as Jurong West, Sengkang and Woodlands. These career centres come under the new SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package introduced in May. Previously, Workers’ […]

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October 15, 20204:12 pm
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1,900 More Health Workers to be Hired by Malaysia’s Health Ministry

Malaysia’s health ministry has proposed to hire 1,899 additional health workers amid the resurgence in Covid-19 cases in the country. According to the health minister, Dr Adham Baba, these workers would be hired on a contract basis, and they include research officers, nurses, assistant medical officers and lab technicians. Mr Adham said this recruitment was […]

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October 13, 20204:39 pm
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What are the Harmful Effects of Degree Inflation to Businesses?

The scenarios   Imagine a country with a very high education rate where most of its citizens own doctoral degrees. Maybe a bank-teller position will require terminal degrees even though it is more than necessary to perform the job’s function. Those below average or under-qualified, who have a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree, will take […]

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October 12, 20205:05 pm
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How Should Recruiters Conduct a Phone Interview?

Conducting interviews over the phone is the best way to narrow a large pool of candidates before inviting candidates for a job interview in person. A telephone interview is desirable because the recruiter and job candidate can save their time. Not to mention, using telephones to conduct in-depth interviews is a faster, easier way to […]

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October 12, 202012:05 pm
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Why Are Recruiters Worth What They Charge? 

Recruiting fees can vary from one firm to firm and from one independent contractor to another. Generally, recruiters who charge low exclude some key ingredients of the recruitment process. These ingredients of the recruitment process are usually vital to get the best candidates on the market. However, does this mean high charge recruiting fees always […]

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October 8, 20201:23 pm
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Master Your Next Remote Interview with These Tips

This article is a guest post. Much of the world has gone virtual and we are slowly losing the human element and the spontaneity of face-to-face connectivity and conversations. In this era of coronavirus and social distancing, finding and interviewing for a job can be very stressful and nerve-wracking. Job seekers need to convince their […]

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October 7, 20205:54 pm