Have you ever sent a cold message on LinkedIn to a senior executive? Did you get a reply? Don’t you wish you knew the right way to message senior executives on LinkedIn? Last Friday night, I was having dinner with an old secondary school buddy, James. He’s a vice president at a multi-billion dollar private
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WAIT! Before You Reach Out to Headhunters & Executive Search Firms… Corporate headhunters, headhunting firms, and executive search firms receive hundreds of CVs a day. You need to stand out! Before blasting your CV to headhunters and job sites, get some free advice from a former headhunter on how you can improve your CV. Our
CV Styles Over the years, I’ve seen many different types of CVs in many different formats. CV writing is an art – if you ask 10 different recruiters what the best format is, you’d get 10 different answers. That being said, there are some simple guidelines to follow that must be applied to almost every
We’ve always heard that first impressions count. In recruiting, this is certainly true as well. Back when I was actively headhunting, I’d have formed a first impression and gotten a good gut feeling about whether or not a candidate would work out based on my first glance at his CV. How long was that glance?
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Have you been applying to dozens of job openings on job boards only to hear nothing back? It’s a common problem many of my clients are facing. A large reason for this is the massive number of applications HR gets. There are just too many unqualified applicants who are “trying their luck.” It sucks because
Dozens of interviews and no job offers? To stay jobless after striving with multiple entrance tests and interviews is the toughest (perhaps the most embarrassing) thing you might ever experience! You already nailed the interview, replied all types of questions, told the engaged stories, asked insightful questions and dressed up in the most impressive manner.
With a whopping 106 million active users per month, LinkedIn has become a highly competitive place where job seekers try their best to stand out in the crowd. They do so by optimizing their profiles to make them appealing to targeted recruiters. Therefore, it is best to explore different LinkedIn features that’ll positively help you
For two years running, the HSBC Expat Explorer survey has ranked Singapore the best place in the world for expats to live and work. It scored very highly for job progression, average wages and security (both personal and financial); for all things economics- and careers-focussed, Singapore is the place to be. However, the city-state did
Singapore is tiptoeing on the brink of a technical recession. Outlook is depressing for all, and it is expected to show up in more retrenchment across industries. Redundancy statistics by Ministry of Manpower is already showing record high redundancy numbers (per 1,000 paid workers) over Q1 of 2016 compared to the past five years. The