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I am pleased to inform that CareerLadder has been acquired by ResumeWriter.SG.

Starting from June 2018, visits to CareerLadder will be redirected to ResumeWriter.SG website. We will continue to post great content and existing email subscribers will be added to the already awesome ResumeWriter.SG mailing list.

It has been a fantastic journey for me running CareerLadder and helping many professionals with their career search and discovery.

I’m sure we would be able to bring that to the next level with the top-notched resume writing services provided by ResumeWriter.SG

About ResumeWriter.SG

Established in 2009, ResumeWriter.SG assists job seekers in securing their dream job through professional resume writing.

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Nowadays, getting a job when you are fresh out of college is hard but it is even harder if you have gaps in your resume.

Increasingly more employers are looking for fresh graduates or people with a lot of experience, which means that getting a job when unemployed might be hard. However, you should not lose hope.

When looking for jobs on sites such as LinkedIn or this website, here are some tips that will come in handy:

Point to Something Productive

During a job interview, you need to have an answer when the interviewer asks what you have been doing for the past few months.

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When it comes to job hunting, we could probably all benefit from being a bit more proactive and creative. Job searching can often seem like a thankless task, but if you focus your efforts on offering something unique to recruiters, you will reap the benefits.

You may not be able to be as creative as advertising your talents on a billboard, like the freelance graphic designer who won a competition by Quinnstheprinters; but there are steps you can take to boost your profile and make yourself more unique.

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There’s a limitless amount of advice out there about how to put your goals into action. And that’s great, if you know what your goals are. For many of us, though, that’s not so clear. As much as lifestyle gurus tell us we should be working at the thing we love, many people are working for the money. Money that pays the bills and gives us the chance to do the things we enjoy.

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Are you planning on negotiating a pay-rise? Do you want to provide a stronger argument why you deserve that promotion, merit the bonus or receive extra perks?  The way forward is simple: show your employer what a valuable employee you are.

To every business, valuable employees are worth their weight in gold. They provide their employers with numerous sought-after benefits such as improving productivity, employee engagement and yielding good return-on-investments (ROI).

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In an interview our habit is to be responsive as opposed to proactive. That means our attention is focused on what’s being asked of us rather than the other way around.

This explains why when it comes to that final question -“do you have any questions for us?”- we’re often left as a stammering, reticent mess.

The truth is, the final question you ask of the interviewers helps cement their final impression of you.

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Finding a job is no easy feat — especially if you’ve got your eyes set on working for some of the top companies in the world like Google, Facebook, or Apple.

To give you glimpse into what it might be like to interview with these tech giants, Fundera created an infographic that illustrates the 10 weirdest interview questions they’ve ever asked.

If you know how many Big Macs McDonald’s sells annually, then you might be looking at a chance to be Facebook’s next employee.

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CareerLadder by Adrian Tan - 5M ago

A job interview can be a really stressful occasion. Trying to convey how much you want the job, how good a fit you would be and how great you are to work with in just a matter of minutes is no mean feat.

But what you might not know are the things that you may do to undo all of your hard work – the immediate ways to make success less likely.

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Authenticity is the quality of being genuine and true to oneself. It means thinking, speaking and acting in a way that aligns with your nature, values, interests, and goals.

Life presents all kinds of obstacles to living an authentic life and the career path we choose is no exception. Indeed, with the job market as it is, it can seem like we have no choice but to follow a career path that is poorly suited to us.

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We all have a bad day at the office every now and then. But when a bad day turns into a bad week, a bad month, or even a bad year, it’s time to reflect on whether your current role is right for you.

Quitting your job is not a decision to make lightly, which is why it’s important to consider your options with a clear head. If you are experiencing one or more of the following signs, it’s a good indication that the time has come to look for new opportunities.

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