Author:Yasmeen Banu

The rise of blockchain got the internet flooded with cryptography 101 and how it will affect the future. We wanted to know the high and lows of this distributed ledger technology, but not just from another article so we spoke to Clarence Soh, Executive Director at CryptoGrinders - that has around 32,000 combined followers from all its social media channels.   [...]

Author:Wiley Olano

When do we start entertaining new career opportunities? For most of us, our approach is very reactive - when things go south, we start looking for better things. Only when frustrations at work become larger than life do we start talking to recruiters. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t set you apart from all the other job seekers out there.   [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

The role of a recruiter gives us a bird’s eye view of the client-candidate, client-recruiter, and recruiter-candidate relationship which exposes us to a myriad of different, complex personalities the tech industry can provide. Managing such matrix relationships puts us in situations where not all brute honesty will work but instead, great finesse. There are so many things most recruiters do not tell candidates simply because it is tricky to let them know what goes on behind the scenes. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

Our team, though small, deliver a tough bite when push comes to shove. We care about the quality of our searches and placements. In such a high-functioning job where we manage clients and candidates beyond office hours, it is easy to get burnout and lose sight of the end goal. We do our best we can to avoid getting to that point. Throughout these 7 years, we have tried many things, ditched some, kept quite a few things that work for us and we thought of sharing these hacks with you! [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

  “Too many managers over-emphasize the short-term needs of the job minimizing the organizational need to continually raise the overall talent level of the company.” ― Lou Adler, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired[...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

The best remuneration package and the ideal work-life balance are important factors that revolve around the placement of candidates. Of course they want to be compensated well, and of course, they certainly don't want to work for slave drivers. These factors definitely attract top talent, but what are some strong underlying factors that also attract top talents? [...]

Author:Josephine Chia

From the perspective of job seekers, the end and the beginning of the year is always a lull season. This is especially true in Asia where Christmas is followed by New Year and Chinese New Year. It’s hard to move hiring from Dec to end Feb. Consider the year-end parties, home break, then reluctant hiring managers coming back from holidays forced to complete tons of employee reviews for last year, some rushing for their own financial year end in January, February, March to make up for the slack during the hols – you get the picture.So what should a job seeker do from now until March 2018 to get ready? [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

As recruiters, we speak to dozens of candidates on a daily basis and it might not come as a surprise to you but a large part of why people are looking for jobs is that they dislike their current boss. Heard of the phrase – people leave managers, not companies? [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

Someone once said that inspiration is like taking a shower. You need to do it daily. And we agree. There will always be days you begrudgingly get up from your bed just thinking about work – and that’s fine. We’re not conditioned to be upbeat all the time. Accepting that we are only human is a good first step to knowing the gaps you need to work on. [...]

Author:Yasmeen Banu

Two weeks after working on an assignment, we realised that the market had a pretty negative perception on one of our clients. [...]

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