Saturday, December 2, 2017

10 Ways Fresh Graduates Destroy Their Career

It takes a long way and the hard way to learn from mistakes in your career. Being a fresh
graduate, it is almost impossible to learn your career mistakes the easy way. Some mistakes
can even cost a lifetime of regret. Here are 10 of the bitter truths about career mistakes that
you can potentially make.


Monday, September 11, 2017

4-Hour Work Week Concept: How it Works?

If you haven't heard of the 4-Hour Work Week Concept by Timothy Ferris, you are probably living in the cave somewhere without internet. In that case, you might not stumble upon this post. That means, somehow in one way or another, you might have scroll through the post on 4-Hour Work Week on your Facebook timeline. Do you ever dream of working 4 hours a week and yet can still sustain your lifestyle?


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Job Seeking Tips If You Have Low CGPA

One of the frequently asked question by fresh graduates is - how do I look for a job if I have low CGPA? Students with high CGPA definitely earn a fast track to be called for interview and land a job. What if you have a low CGPA? It is not impossible for you to land a job, however, you may require working harder compared to your peers who have high CGPA.

Here's what "work harder" means:


Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to spot a bad boss

The suckiest thing about working is when you have a bad boss. It is not something which you can predict or guess before you sign that offers letter. A bad boss is something you learn throughout your employment. "Bad" is something subjective. It cannot be measured or tracked on, moreover, the definition of "bad" varies from different individuals.

What I'm going to point to you are the values of a good boss. Try to tick off your boss's characteristics and if you manage to tick off 3 points, you probably have a very good boss. What about "how to spot a bad boss" like the title said? Just flip it the opposite and you will get the bad bosses characters.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Create Resume Using Microsoft Word Template

You probably overlooked that Microsoft Word has many resume templates application in the program. Here is a simple step-by-step process how you can create your own resume in just a few minutes.

Step 1
Launch the Microsoft Word program and you will see the start-up page where you can search for "Resume" in the search bar.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5 Things you have to do on your LinkedIn profile

There are many reasons for using LinkedIn. As you already know (and probably have an account too), LinkedIn is the top social media site for professionals to connect with other professionals, whether in the same industry or from a different background. Some of them using LinkedIn to connect with their professional acquaintances, connect with their clients, recruiters using it to source potential talents and some top management using it to stay updated with industry news. Whatever your reasons are, you should take care of your LinkedIn profile, as it is a mirror to your professional appearance.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to use Pomodoro Technique for Time Management

You probably have seen the small tomato device in your kitchen mark with a numerical scale. This isn't just a tool for cooking. It's a time slicer to keep you on track with your work. Isn't this familiar?


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3 Types of Resume that Stand Out

As a recruiter, I go through about 10 resumes a day. When there is a vacancy, I go through up to 100 resumes. Screening resume is probably the most tedious task of my work, mainly because 99.9% of the resumes are lack of quality and don't meet my expectation. It puts me in a difficult position whether to forward the resume to the hiring manager or not.

Once a while I do get resumes that stand out from the crowd. In a very rare case, these resumes are:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2017 Malaysia Salary Guide

Although it is February now, but we still haven't get over the fact that it is now 2017. New year comes so quickly and passed even quicker than we expect. For those who are looking for a job or looking for a career change, we have a comprehensive salary guide for 2017 below.

The salary guide is not an exact template of what you will be getting, but it serves merely as a guide. Take into account the compensation & benefits packages that your company offered, it might be calculated as part of your salary. Now, how do you use this salary guide:

1. As a negotiation tool if you are being paid under the gap, or
2. To benchmark if you are paid reasonably within the range, or
3. To determine if you should change your industry

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to be headhunted?

Headhunters aren't recognizable through the uniform they wear. By profession, they are a bunch of secret agent in the job search world. So, who are these people? How do you get headhunted?

Previously headhunters work like ghosts. You don't know who they are or where they come from. And out of a sudden, you will receive a call from them asking you to submit your resume. But these days, they are very active on social media and proactive in looking for new potential candidates for their clients.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

You need to do this with your first pay

It is weekend. You are probably hanging out with your friends in one of your favourite coffee joint and later catch a movie. Have you really thought about what you spend and what you could have spent on with the amount of money you made?

In a typical fashion, we all have a desired thing to purchase and keep in view until pay day. Well, if you are going to receive your first pay, this is what you have to do (in no particular order or priority).