How to negotiate your salary as an international student or graduate

Thinking about your possible earnings isn’t just a thought just for recent graduates but undergraduates too. Knowing the value of your skills can be investigated while you’re still at university and help you when searching for jobs to apply for. When looking for a graduate role a number of factors can take priority including role duties, progression, company culture, location and of course salary. It can be difficult for a recent graduate to know if, when and how they can discuss the subject of salary when attending interviews and starting a new role. There can be a fine line between knowing your worth and appearing mercenary, and it’s important to give employers a good first impression that ensures they know that your interest lies primarily in the role itself rather than its monetary reward. We’ve put together some ideas for how to tackle the sometimes tricky topic of money.


By Jen Garmston Published: August 14, 2019

Employees enter 2016 with a positive outlook in Singapore

Singapore employees were confident about the job market in 2016, with 67% believing they could secure a job at a different employer within six months, according to recruitment firm Randstad Singapore.


By Staffing Industry Analysts
Published: January 18, 2016

14.5% more jobs could be provided by 2025 in Vietnam

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's participation in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will create 14.5 per cent more jobs by 2025, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) found in a survey.


By Viet Nam News
Published: January 17, 2016

Headhunters predict the Singapore hiring market in 2016

SINGAPORE - Job hiring has so far been only modestly affected by the recent stock market turmoil and China's economic slowdown, Singapore headhunters say.

But they predict hiring could be halted completely in the second half of next year (2016) as the full impact of these factors flows through, leaving employers far more cautious.

Recruitment agency ScienTec Consulting told The Straits Times: "Overall, due to the volatile global market, we feel that there will be a possible slowdown in hiring in certain sectors and the impact will only be felt in the second half of 2016."


By straitstimes
Published: January 15, 2016

Rise in job vacancies in Vietnam

HCM CITY (VNS) — There will be 270,000 jobs available in HCM City next year, half of them new ones, the city's Human Resource Forecast and Labour Market Information Centre has reported.


By Vietnam News
Published: January 07, 2016

17 questions you should never ask at the end of a job interview

When you're in the hot seat, there's a good chance your interviewer will turn the tables at some point and ask, "Do you have any questions for me?"

When you have the floor, you'll want to take full advantage of the opportunity to show that you've done your homework and to determine if the job is a good fit.

But it's imperative that you put just as much thought into what you ask as you do your responses to their questions, because your queries may reflect your knowledge of the company, your work ethic, your level of professionalism, and your interest in the role.


By Business Insider
Published: January 04, 2016