career advice blog

Are you looking for career advice on how to land your next dream job? Randstad's career advice blog is an information hub containing helpful tips and excellent career advice on topics such as: searching and applying for jobs, the latest job search tools, how to network, top interview hints & tips, how to write a resume and cover letters, how to build and maintain your personal brand on social media and general career advice.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Top 5 skills you need to survive the changing 21st century workplace

Tags: interview tips, job interview, job search

Technology, automation, disruption --oh my! The workforce is changing rapidly around us and some job industries are struggling to keep up. New job roles are seemingly appearing out of nowhere, while others are transforming into something ... read more

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

3 bad habits that can hurt your reputation

Tags: career progression, job satisfaction

You got the job so why are you acting like you don’t want it? You show up every day and work hard, so what’s the problem? Sometimes it’s the small things that can chip away at your productivity and reputation, whether ... read more

Monday, 8 May 2017

how to use technology to land your dream job

Tags: finding a job, job search, recruitment agencies

Your dream job is out there, somewhere; you’ve just gotta find it. Whilst it’s likely that out of all those positions there are some that don’t fall into that dream category of yours, unless you’re blessed with some kind of ... read more

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

want to change careers but don't know where to start?

Tags: career progression, finding a job, job interview

Feeling it's time for a big change in 2017? Changing careers can be a daunting process, and it's hugely difficult to know where to start. Luckily, there are resources out there for you. Check out three helpful steps below that will help make the ... read more

Friday, 21 April 2017

the recruiters guide to your CV and cover letter

Tags: CV, finding a job, interview tips, resume

As expert recruiters we see thousands of CVs every day. Jobseekers are always asking us if their CV is good enough or if they have the right skills to land their dream role. To really get to the bottom of this issue we have created a one-stop ... read more

Thursday, 20 April 2017

how to be an exceptional team player

Tags: job satisfaction

While your individual skills, technical talent and experience are all important, how can you make yourself invaluable in your (new) organization by being an exceptional team player? If you can fit seamlessly into an existing team and work in ... read more

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

how to write a stand out cover letter

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

A common mistake job seekers make is spending lots of time on finessing their resumes, only to forget to include a cover letter as part of their application. As a job seeker, you should never neglect to include a cover letter. Cover letters are ... read more

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

how to find your dream job

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

No matter whether you're a student fresh out of university looking for your first full time job; a Mum re-entering the workforce after having taken a few years off; or - like most of us - someone who is just looking for something new, every ... read more

Saturday, 24 January 2015

how to write a winning resume

Tags: finding a job, job search, resume

For many job seekers, one of the most daunting aspects of looking for a new job is working out how to write a resume that will catch the eye of a prospective employer, and ultimately help them to stand out from the crowd. A well written, ... read more

Thursday, 8 January 2015

14 smart new years resolutions to kick start your job search in 2015

Tags: finding a job, job search

As you throw away the last of the party streamers (perhaps a little bleary-eyed from your NYE celebrations!), you’d be forgiven for casting a quick glance into the future at what the new year might bring - and for many of us, that includes ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

7 ways to stand out from the job hunting crowd

Tags: finding a job, job search

In today's tough job market, where the number of jobseekers exceed the number of roles on offer, it's never been more important than now to make sure you stand out from the crowd during the interview process.  Here are our 7 top tips on how ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Top 5 bosses from hell - and how to deal with them

Tags: job satisfaction

Unfortunately an all too common aspect of our working lives is dealing with difficult people - whether it’s your boss, a colleague or competitor, most people at some point in their career will come across a difficult personality. In ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Top 10 reasons why you didn't get the job

Tags: finding a job, job search

Regardless of whether you’ve been searching for a job for months, or only just begun your search for a new employer, it always hurts when you finish up the interviews process only to find out that you’ve been unsuccessful in your ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

The top 3 mistakes jobseekers make on resumes

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

Looking for a new job can be a rewarding experience, particularly if you are successful early on in your search; however for many jobseekers it can also be a long, frustrating process with a seemingly endless supply of ‘thanks, but no ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

The 5 types of work personalities - Which one are you?

Tags: finding a job

Did you know that the average person is likely to spend over 1/4 of their lives at work? No matter what occupation you fall into, the one universal truth we all share is our colleagues... and wouldn’t it make it much simpler when dealing with ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Personal branding: 7 ways to build yours & use it to score your next job

Tags: career progression

Not just a buzz-word used by marketing professionals to wow their target audience, ‘branding’ – and in particular your own ‘personal brand’, is the perfect way to differentiate yourself when you are up against other ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

I quit! Your 5 point checklist on how to resign the right way

Tags: job satisfaction

Telling your boss you want to leave is never easy - in fact even if you hate your role, don’t get along with your boss, and just can’t wait to leave the company, there is always a right and a wrong way to go about resigning. You never ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to leverage social media to land your dream job

Tags: finding a job, job search

Are you looking for work at the moment and want a competitive edge over other jobseekers? Did you know that businesses no longer just rely on posting traditional job ads online or in newspapers? In today's fast changing technology, it’s ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to land a job with your dream employer

Tags: resume

If you could work for any employer in Malaysia, who would it be?  Does the name of your preferred employer pop up on the list of the top 20 employers in Malaysia? If it does, you may be in for some tough competition when it comes to gaining ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to ask for a pay rise this year - and get it!

Tags: salary

With the start of a new year brings fresh professional focus and new resolutions, and after a busy year, no doubt topping many workers wish lists this year is a pay rise. Simply done, right? Not so – in fact, asking for a pay rise, regardless ... read more