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How To Transfer To Another Role Within Your Company

Posted by HackerTrail on Mar 26, 2018 1:06:08 PM

You’re in a company you love, with a great culture and enviable perks. There’s just one thing–your dream job isn’t what you’re currently doing. In fact, it involves working in another department.

I’ve been there. In the four years I’ve been at Dropbox, I’ve had four different roles, from customer service to product manager–successfully working my way into a technical role despite not having a technical degree. So I’ve learned a thing or two about how to set yourself up for success when you want an internal transfer, whatever your company policy on it may be. Here are my recommendations.

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Topics: job, career, Career Tips

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, govtech, graduate, tech recruitment, tech, singapore

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

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

Posted by HackerTrail on Mar 7, 2016 2:24:42 PM

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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Topics: Career Tips, companies, culture, leadership, singapore, work

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

Posted by HackerTrail on Mar 7, 2016 2:23:12 PM

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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Topics: Career Tips, help, interview, job, Recruiting in Singapore, singapore, tips

How To Interview At A Startup

Posted by HackerTrail on Jan 8, 2016 5:53:05 PM
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Topics: Career Tips, Recruiting in Singapore

Company Compatibility: How To Pick The Right Company To Work For

Posted by HackerTrail on Jan 8, 2016 3:58:01 PM

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Topics: Career Tips

How To Know If Your Boss Is Doing Right By You

Posted by HackerTrail on Jan 7, 2016 7:13:39 PM
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Topics: Career Tips

Scored yourself a developer-role interview at an MNC? Here's what to expect.

Posted by HackerTrail on Jan 5, 2016 6:06:56 PM
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Topics: Career Tips