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, govtech, graduate, tech recruitment, tech, singapore

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, tech, govtech, cybersecurity, graduate, 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 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: asia, benefits, connexions, cxa, HackerTrail, hong kong, hr, medical, medtech, Recruiting in Singapore, 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: Career Tips, help, interview, job, Recruiting in Singapore, singapore, tips

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: capgemini, grad, graduates, HackerTrail, job, jobs, Recruiting in Singapore, 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: capgemini, grad, graduates, HackerTrail, job, jobs, Recruiting in Singapore, 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, code, developer, HackerTrail, job, Recruiting in Singapore, redmart, singapore, Tech Skill Update