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.
Careers, Industry Trends and Company Profiles
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: Paul Wilt, Associate Director – Career Services, Centre for International & Professional Experience
Making the Most of Coffee Chats
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
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 fill in the Yale-NUS Student Namecard Request Form and submit it 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.
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
Internships & Job Search Portals
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 Learnhowtobecome.org
Resume tailoring tips
5 resume mistakes to avoid
Improve your applicant tracking system ranking
General cover letter guidelines
How to write a great cover letter
How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Get More Jobs
The Ultimate LinkedIn Guide, by Learnhowtobecome.org
How to create a professional LinkedIn profile
Tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile
Acing the job interview – tips for interview success
Common job interview questions and best answers
The #1 interview question to answer correctly
5 reasons why you don’t get a second interview
7 tips for a successful virtual interview
41 of the trickiest questions Google will ask you in a job interview
SHL Direct – pre-interview practice tests.
How to Survive a Psychometric Test – tips on preparation for these pre-employment tests
The Job Seeker’s Guide to Aptitude Tests – common across various big corporations with structured hiring processes.
Preparing for time-based online assessment tests – common in consulting and finance.
Writing a post-interview thank-you note
What to do if you do not receive an offer
Examples of Technical Questions for Jobs in the Financial Services IndustryRelated 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