2017 has been an exciting year for Monster.com in Singapore, filled with great career advice, interview tips and thought leadership. We took a look at all the blogs published last year and sussed out the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in 2017. These matters to anyone looking for a job -- so, whether you’re a fresh graduate searching for your first job or you’re an experienced individual looking for a step up -- at Monster we’ve got you covered.
Use the best career lessons from 2017 to make a successful head-start into the New Year-
1. Cover letters that get you the interview
The role of your cover letter is to get the hiring manager say: Hmm... You know what; I want to meet this person. For starters, remember that a good cover letter is not a cover letter at all, it’s a SALES Letter! Let’s go through the process of building it now...more
2. Why should we hire you?
It’s a common interview question that can take you down the wrong road unless you've done some thinking ahead of time. This question is purely about convincing the interviewer that you are the person he or she is looking for this position...more
3. 5 highest paying jobs in Singapore
The Singapore job market is in a state of flux, with some jobs phased out due to automation and new ones created. However, several jobs are unaffected by the churning; they continue to hold their own and earn their practitioners top dollar!...more
4. Make each word count! Top 10 tips for a winning resume
A powerful resume is the first crucial step to start a job search. It is the door to an interview and later to a job. A recruiter typically spends less than 10 seconds looking at a resume. To give your resume a competitive edge you can seek the help of professional resume service...more
5. How to talk about salary history (without ending up underpaid) ?
Talking about money can be an awkward situation for a candidate. You want to ensure you’re getting paid what you believe you’re worth, but you don’t want your previous salary history to necessarily dictate your new potential salary – especially if there are reasons you should now be earning a higher wage...more
6. 5 jobs of the future in Singapore
Robots are taking over from humans in several spheres across the developed world and Singapore is no exception. Singaporeans will need to constantly upgrade their skills to stay relevant in the job market as the economy undergoes a reorientation. We need “obsolescence-proof skills” and prepare for changes in the economy in the future...more
7. Avoid the Top 10 Interview mistakes
The best way to avoid the most common and dangerous interview mistakes is to think ahead and decide not to make them. Lying, being rude, and complaining are definitely big no-nos. Keep it positive...more
8. How to change your career through endorsements ?
When you are job hunting, professional recommendations and endorsements often act as the silent yet decisive factor in landing the desired role. The new Monster Mobile app combined with Monster’s Professional Networking for Jobs assists you to build a professional network with your peers, alumni, mentor, recruiters and companies...more
9. 3 reasons Singaporeans are job hopping in 2017
According to a poll by Monster.com in Singapore, 85% of respondents aren’t happy in their current jobs. Money and the lack of growth possibilities are the biggest factors for Singaporeans wanting to find a new job...more
10. What not to include in your resume ?
Your resume isn’t your autobiography, but should focus on the essentials. Remember that hiring managers don’t have much time - so keep it to the point. Unfortunately, many job seekers keep on adding unnecessary information and too much ‘fluff’...more