HackerTrail Blog

A Fresh Grad's Insider Tip On Surviving Your First IT Job

Posted by HackerTrail on Jan 8, 2018 1:45:37 PM

In an increasingly competitive work environment, we’ve all been programmed to be solely focused on success and to perceive failure as a negative thing. But in the age of digital transformation, many companies are flipping the switch. They are starting to realize that failure creates an opportunity for us to think beyond and innovate which is imperative to business success. Rabiah echoed similar sentiments as she shares with us her recent experience as a IT developer and the immense learning opportunities that were granted during her stint.

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Topics: Career Tips, singapore, tech, tech recruitment, govtech, graduate

Working at GovTech: A Fresh Grad's Perspective

Posted by HackerTrail on Dec 28, 2017 5:04:48 PM

With the increasing prevalence of cyber attacks, more and more companies are looking into hiring professionals to keep their information safe. Cybersecurity is certainly financially lucrative but these professionals are not doing it just for the paycheck. We speak to Keith, who shares with us his recent experience as an Incident Responder- drawing parallels to a firefighter, and the immense value his role brings to the company. In addition, we have Keith’s mentor, Liyana Fauzi, from the Strategic Planning and International Division to share with us how her GovTech journey has helped in her mentorship with Keith.

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Topics: career, singapore, tech, govtech, cybersecurity, graduate

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

Posted by Tushar on Jul 12, 2017 6:26:43 PM

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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Topics: Uncategorized

Hiring Trends: 2016 wrap-up with HackerTrail

Posted by Mary Pereira on Dec 27, 2016 5:44:06 PM

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Topics: Recruiting in Singapore, employer branding, HackerTrail, hiring, social recruitment, tech recruitment

Performance Tips for a Rails Stack

Posted by Mary Pereira on Aug 16, 2016 12:19:08 PM

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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Topics: Uncategorized

Programmers Beware - UX is not just for designers

Posted by Mary Pereira on Aug 11, 2016 3:13:08 PM

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

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Topics: Uncategorized

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

Posted by HackerTrail on May 11, 2016 10:23:42 AM

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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Topics: tips, Design, Infographics, Malaysia, Piktochart, Tech Skill Update

Do First Impressions Really Count?

Posted by HackerTrail on Mar 30, 2016 3:28:04 PM

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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Topics: job, tips, candidates, Career Tips, employee, employer, hire, hiring, interview, jobs, sg, singapore, trick

Interviewing Your Interviewer

Posted by HackerTrail on Mar 30, 2016 3:17:29 PM

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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Topics: tips, candidate, Career Tips, employee, hire, hiring, interview, jobs, singapore

What Is MedTech and Why Does Asia Need It?

Posted by HackerTrail on Mar 14, 2016 11:10:23 AM

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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Topics: connexions, hong kong, hr, medtech, Recruiting in Singapore, asia, benefits, cxa, HackerTrail, medical, singapore, tech