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Fresh Graduates Get Career Savvy Tips At 'Hire-Me' Workshop Series
By Darren Chan, Talent Development Programme Intern
Fresh graduates are facing increasing competition in the areas of employability and skillsets when applying for their first job. At SIM GE, there are plenty of opportunities for students and fresh graduates to learn skills that will be useful in the future.
From 13 June to 15 June 2017, the Career Connect Office organised the inaugural “Fresh Graduate-Hire Me Series” which consisted of three days of skills-based workshops that attracted 178 students. These workshops will equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge that are essential upon entering the workforce.
Students were engaged in fundamental skills such as resume writing, cover letter writing and mock interview sessions by trainer Steven Chong. Chua Wei Jie, a second year undergraduate majoring in Accountancy at RMIT University said, “I learnt a lot during the mock interview workshop. The pointers are very relevant and I believe I can apply them for my upcoming interview.”
The fresh graduates also picked up skin-care and make-up tips during the session.
Creating a professional online presence through LinkedIn is vital and students were made aware of the vast networking opportunities by trainer Andrew Er. Tryphena Lam, a third year graduate majoring in Psychology from the University at Wollongong said, “The talk was highly informative and well-covered. I am grateful for the meaningful session.”
At a talk by speaker Terence Chew, graduates were taught to build their confidence in understanding the different work industries. Trainers from Carrie Academy also advised students on ways to maintain a professional work image through engaging hands-on activities.
Besides having to improve their soft skills, the graduates were encouraged to register for additional hard skills workshops. Through these workshops they are further equipped with skills such as Adobe Photoshop, Data Analytics to Excel Programming with VBA.
Find out more about the upcoming workshop opportunities at bit.do/hireme8.
Posted Online, 28 September 2017