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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.

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By Jen Garmston Published: August 14, 2019

Graduates with practical experience more marketable in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Fresh graduates with practical experience have a 90 per cent better chance of securing a job in the market compared to those with mere academic qualifications.

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By Free Malaysia Today
Published: December 15, 2015

Employees Demand for 5.8% Salary Increment In 2016 in Malaysia

According to Aon Hewitt’s new salary survey, salary increment for employees in Malaysia are forecast at 5.8% in 2016 – up from 5.6% in 2015. Aon Hewitt is a reward and talent practice lead in Malaysia.
In 2015, performance-related bonuses increased slightly to about two to three months of annual base salary. This is projected to remain stable in 2016.

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By Malaysian Digest
Published: December 07, 2015

Singapore median income rate experienced rises in 2015

Incomes in Singapore grew strongly this year due to the tight labour market. Median income, including employer Central Provident Fund contributions, rose 4.7 per cent for full-time employed residents to $3,949 in 2015, from $3,770 last year.

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By Straits Times
Published: December 07, 2015

6 Strategies To Transform A Job You Hate Into One You Love

You just started a new job, and only a few weeks into your new role you find yourself wishing you could turn back time and had opted to wait for something better. (ASAE), about 35% of American workers quit their job within the first six months. If you hate your new job, the first thought in your mind may be to write up your resignation letter, but for many, that might not be financially possible (especially if it took you a while to find this new job). Relax. You still may be able to find happiness without having to send out resumes.

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By Fast Company
Published: December 07, 2015

How to ace your job interview

You might be able to get away with having a typo on your resumé or cover letter, but you’ll never land your dream job if you flunk the in-person interview.
Here are a few tips for job interview success, with insight from employers and career counselors.
 

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By North Eastern
Published: December 07, 2015

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