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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

7 Key Steps to Getting Your First Software Engineering Job

Posted by HackerTrail on Feb 23, 2018 12:40:49 PM
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Topics: job, job seeker, software development, technology, web development

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

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

4 Questions Fresh Graduates Should Ask Before Joining An MNC

Posted by HackerTrail on Feb 17, 2016 10:54:18 AM

It’s a confusing world out there after your graduation. Degree in hand, many questions are bound to pop up in your head. “Should I work at a large company or a startup?” “Will I learn enough or will I get bored of the job after a month?” “What if I don’t find something relevant to my major?”

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Topics: grad, job, Recruiting in Singapore, capgemini, graduates, HackerTrail, jobs, sg, singapore, uni, university

A Fresh Grad At Her First Job

Posted by HackerTrail on Feb 17, 2016 10:35:22 AM

What’s it like working for a multi-national company with over 180,000 employees? Find out from one of the new employees at Capgemini, one of the world’s largest consulting, technology, and outsourcing companies. If you’re a fresh graduate hoping to land your first job, read on:

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Topics: grad, job, Recruiting in Singapore, capgemini, graduates, HackerTrail, jobs, sg, singapore, uni, university

Why You Should Become An Android Developer

Posted by HackerTrail on Jan 28, 2016 10:30:43 AM

Living in the age of the web, it’s a great time to be alive. It’s also a great time to be an Android developer! With the Android operating system flourishing at three times the activation rate of the iOS, the Google-owned software has become a major platform in just 7 years.

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Topics: android, job, Recruiting in Singapore, redmart, code, developer, HackerTrail, singapore, Tech Skill Update

Bouncing back from a bad interview experience

Posted by HackerTrail on Nov 11, 2015 10:49:07 AM

This article was first published on Undercover Recruiter by Sophie Deering.

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Topics: job, recruitment, career, Career Tips, hiring, interview, problems

10 Ways To Mess Up Your Salary Negotiation

Posted by HackerTrail on Jul 31, 2015 10:21:56 AM
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Topics: job, job offer, candidate, Career Tips, employer, job seeker, salary, salary negotiation

Seven worst resume mistakes to avoid

Posted by HackerTrail on Jul 30, 2015 2:06:58 PM

This article has been authored by Adrian Tan a seasoned recruitment strategist, it was featured on his blog in April 2013. This is one of those articles that doesn't get old with with time instead gets more relevant by each passing day, as we compete for the time a recruiter spends on our resume.

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Topics: job, resume, career, Career Tips, job seeker, salary, singapore