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Recruiting top talent? 'Spray and pray' is NOT the way to go!

Jul 12, 2017 6:26:43 PM / by Tushar posted in Uncategorized

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Whether you are a multinational, a rapidly growing mid-sized business or a teething startup, recruitment is bound to be one of your perennial business challenges. Digital presence and social media outreach have made it easier for your HR or recruitment agency to garner mass interest in your job requirement. However, that does not necessarily guarantee that you will find your ideal candidate. “Spraying and Praying” may have its benefits, but it doesn’t work in recruitment anymore. Here is why you need a definite recruitment strategy.

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Hiring Trends: 2016 wrap-up with HackerTrail

Dec 27, 2016 5:44:06 PM / by Mary Pereira posted in Recruiting in Singapore, employer branding, HackerTrail, hiring, social recruitment, tech recruitment

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Performance Tips for a Rails Stack

Aug 16, 2016 12:19:08 PM / by Mary Pereira posted in Uncategorized

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Watch Althaf Hameez, Lead Engineer at Grab, do a quick presentation on the performance tips they use at Grab for a rails stack.

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Programmers Beware - UX is not just for designers

Aug 11, 2016 3:13:08 PM / by Mary Pereira posted in Uncategorized

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Perhaps one of the biggest missed opportunities in Tech in recent history is UX.

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It’s A Visual World: 3 Design Tips For Creating Infographics

May 11, 2016 10:23:42 AM / by HackerTrail posted in tips, Design, Infographics, Malaysia, Piktochart, Tech Skill Update

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Infographics can engage both visual and casual learners who want summaries of facts in minutes. Their appeal and ability to compress information without compromising clarity are what make them so effective.

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Do First Impressions Really Count?

Mar 30, 2016 3:28:04 PM / by HackerTrail posted in job, tips, candidates, Career Tips, employee, employer, hire, hiring, interview, jobs, sg, singapore, trick

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Here’s the hard truth: 80% of hiring managers will decide within the first 10 minutes of an interview whether to hire you or not. While every second in that interview room might feel like forever, anxiety might affect your responses to your potential employers. Here’s how you can work on the first impression that you’re putting forward.

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Interviewing Your Interviewer

Mar 30, 2016 3:17:29 PM / by HackerTrail posted in tips, candidate, Career Tips, employee, hire, hiring, interview, jobs, singapore

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When candidates walk into an interview, they forget that they’re there to ask questions as well. Asking the right questions at an interview is important for two reasons:

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What Is MedTech and Why Does Asia Need It?

Mar 14, 2016 11:10:23 AM / by HackerTrail posted in connexions, hong kong, hr, medtech, Recruiting in Singapore, asia, benefits, cxa, HackerTrail, medical, singapore, tech

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In a bid to classify the hordes of tech-reliant startups that have popped up in the past decade, exotic blended words such as “Edtech” and “Fintech” have come into existence in order to label education- and finance-related startups. Naturally, “MedTech” refers to the business of medical technologies.

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What Do Some Of The Best Companies To Work For Have In Common?

Mar 7, 2016 2:24:42 PM / by HackerTrail posted in Career Tips, companies, culture, leadership, singapore, work

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Mention “best employer” and most people would immediately cast their thoughts towards Google. The omnipresent tech/platform giant has built an unshakeable reputation for itself as the premier employer of the best talent in the world. Operating in 70 offices in more than 40 countries around the globe, Google’s legendary perks and unconventional office interiors have made its company culture a hot search topic on… Google.

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Get Ready & Get Hired: 5 Things To Remember At Your Interview

Mar 7, 2016 2:23:12 PM / by HackerTrail posted in job, Recruiting in Singapore, tips, Career Tips, help, interview, singapore

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So you've cracked one of HackerTrail's coding challenges and the employer's keen on meeting you "for a chat". What now?

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