Career Resources

Information on different career paths, guidance, tips on interviewing, networking, resume and cover letter writing, job and internship search websites.



Career Interest and Self-Discovery Tools

Below are some common tools used for self-discovery and career guidance. While no single test can provide a 100% accurate assessment of your interests and inclinations, taking multiple tests may give you an indication of your general career and work style preferences.

  • Holland Code Personality Test Job Interest Profiler – discover personality traits and work environment preferences from a group of six categories.
  • HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test – based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Myers-Briggs’ personal typology profiles (Extraverted/Introverted, Sensing/iNtuition, Thinking/Feeling, Judging/Perceiving). See suggested career paths based on your results. US-oriented.
  • ONet Interest Profiler – rank your preference for a variety of work tasks to learn more about your career interest and disposition. US-oriented.
  • The Princeton Review Career Quiz – explore your career interests and preferred working style, and get suggestions for career paths based on your results. US- and Canada-oriented.

Careers, Industry Trends and Company Profiles

Singapore General Resources

Economic Development Board – overviews of industry trends and recent industry areas of development in Singapore.
GradSingapore – career exploration, job and internship search, career advice, company profiles, recruitment events in Singapore.
GradConnection – search through employer programs and opportunities

Global General Resources

10 Minutes with… – informational interviews with industry practitioners from various countries, career matchmaking with direct outreach to companies, career advice blog, graduate school profiles and discussion forums.
Ask a Manager – career, job search and management advice blog with a Q&A structure. US-oriented, but much of the information is applicable across the board.
BusinessInsider Careers – career articles, rankings and tips.
Glassdoor – company reviews, job listings, company-specific interview questions and salary ranges.
GoingGlobal – country-specific career and employer info (80,000 pages) and job/internship listings.
My Next Move – career exploration, self-discovery tools. The information on various roles is widely applicable.
The Riley Guide – career interest assessments, industry trends, resume, cover letter and interview tips, job listings, job search websites in all regions of the world, overseas relocation and employment info, cost of living tips and calculator, business and employer rankings. Various role descriptions and salary ranges. While it is US-oriented, much of the information is applicable across the board.
What can I do with this major? – information on specific opportunities linked to majors

Specific Career Resources

The Idealist Guide to Non-Profit Careers – a guidebook for all who are considering a career with a non-profit/philanthropic focus. US-oriented, but much of the advice applies across the board.
Intro to Investment Banking, M&A, IPO, Modelling – an online course taught by award winning MBA. professor and ex-Goldman Sachs banker, Prof. Chris Haroun, on general business, accounting and finance concepts.
NUS Library Cheat Sheet – a select list of company & industry databases.

Career Exploration Articles and Videos

7 ways to figure out what to do with your life
How to Find and Do Work You Love, by Scott Ginsmore (TEDx Golden Gate Park)
To Find Work You Love, Don’t Follow Your Passion, by Benjamin Todd (TEDxYouth@Tallinn)


Nervous About Networking?

Sources: The Art of Manliness; Careerealism; Science of People

Email Etiquette

Making the Most of Coffee Chats

Sources: GoNetworking, Business Insider & 99U

Conversation Pointers
13 ways to impress in 30 seconds
7 top networking tips for today’s professional
How to use LinkedIn for professional networking
12 Dining Etiquette Rules Every Professionals Should Know
CIPE Career Events Listing

Related Videos
How to Network: 3 Tips to Advance Your Career
Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Yale-NUS Student Name Cards
A good first impression is important and having a name card enhances it. It will also facilitate follow ups after the meeting. If you are interested in having your own name cards, please submit your request here to the vendor directly. The printing process takes approximately 3 working days and an email notification will be sent to inform you once the name cards are ready for collection.

Internship & Job Search

Getting Started on the Job Process

Sources: Burning Glass Technologies, 2013 Report: The Art of Employment: How Liberal Arts Graduates Can Improve Their Labor Market Prospects & List of Organisations

General Tips
How to draw attention when looking for a job
Smart job hunting
Penultimate Year Internships
Management Associate Programmes
Your Roadmap to Structured Internships & Graduate Programmes
How to boost your LinkedIn presence
How to ask for a recommendation letter?

Internships & Job Search Portals


Careers@gov – internships and jobs in the Singapore public service sector.
MyCareerFuturesSG – job opportunities in Singapore
CultJobs – internship and job opportunities in the Singapore creative sector. – career guidance, jobs and internships in Singapore.
GradConnection – search through employer programs and opportunities
GradSingapore – career exploration, internship and job opportunities in Singapore, career advice, company profiles, recruitment events for future or fresh graduates.  – social networking website for people in professional jobs – internships and jobs in Singapore.
Internships@gov – internships in the Singapore public sector. – internships in Singapore.
NUS TalentConnect – NUS career portal with job and internship postings.

Asia Pacific – internships and jobs in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. – jobs and internships in Asia Pacific. – internships and jobs in Asia Pacific, career advice and training. – Job search for people passionate about startups


GoingGlobal – country-specific career and employer info (80,000 pages) and job/internship listings. – internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit sector worldwide. – jobs listings, resume and cover letter tips, career development advice. US-oriented.
Startup Jobs – global job listings in startup companies.

Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn Profiles

The resources below give you general tips and guidelines on resume and cover letter writing. While they are good starting points, always ensure that the tips you follow apply to your specific situation. Content and format requirements vary between continents and countries; research the specific company and location to glean what would be the best approach.

General resume guidelines
Resume writing tips
Resume Guide by
Action verbs
Resume tailoring tips
5 resume mistakes to avoid
Improve your applicant tracking system ranking 
Design a standout resume with Canva
Handouts: Resume Review Checklist, Resume Sample (Yale-NUS),

Cover Letter 
General cover letter guidelines
How to write a great cover letter
Handouts: CV Sample – ResearchCover Letter GuidelinesCover Letter Sample

LinkedIn Profiles 
How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Get More Jobs

The Ultimate LinkedIn Guide, by
How to create a professional LinkedIn profile
Tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile

Handouts: CV Sample – ResearchCover Letter GuidelinesCover Letter Sample


Face to Face Interviews
Acing the job interview – tips for interview success
Common job interview questions and best answers
Video interview tips for job seekers
The #1 interview question to answer correctly
5 reasons why you don’t get a second interview
7 great questions to ask at the end of a job interview to leave a good impression
What Singapore fresh grads need to know about job interviews
41 of the trickiest questions Google will ask you in a job interview
Writing a post-interview thank-you note
What to do if you do not receive an offer
Battle against McKinsey’s PST – 10 Essential Tips to Get Outstanding Results
Examples of Technical Questions for Jobs in the Financial Services IndustryOnline Tests & Video Interviews 
SHL Direct – pre-interview practice tests
Open Psychometric Test Resource
AssessmentDay – Practice Test Experts
Hirevue Video Interview & Pre-Assessments – commonly adopted by big corporations during the hiring process
Game-based Assessments – a type of psychometric testing used by big corporations with structured hiring processes
How to Survive a Psychometric Test – tips on preparation for pre-employment tests
The Job Seeker’s Guide to Aptitude Tests – common across various big corporations with structured hiring processes

Related Videos
How to Ace an Interview: 5 Tips from a Harvard Career Advisor
Body Language that Gets the Job
How to Look Good in Skype Interviews
Interview Do’s and Don’ts
Body Language Expert Mark Bowden: The Importance of Being Inauthentic

Handouts: Interview Guidelines


Deciding on Offers

Handouts: CIPE Guide to Deciding on Offers

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