HackerTrail Blog

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

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: 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

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

All Work and Some Play

Posted by Tushar on Jul 30, 2015 1:35:53 PM

All Work and Some Play: A Guide To Gamification In Workplace Training, was published by Skilledup in March 2015. The article talks about the use of gamification in the workplace. In context of gamification for recruitment they featured HackerTrail, below is the extract. If you wish to read full article click here:

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Topics: gamification, job, recruitment, career, gamified challenges, HackerTrail, hiring, In the Press, singapore