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Lessons you can learn from our top 10 articles of 2017

Lessons you can learn from our top 10 articles of 2017

2017 has been an exciting year, but we’re certain the best is yet to come in 2018. To help you start the year right, we went through the archives and in order to bring you the top career advice, interview tips and thought leadership of 2017.

Read up on the last year’s best career lessons and get a successful head-start in the New Year. At Monster, we help you to Find Better.

1. What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

You might know when you are at your best, but how do you communicate this without showing off? The same is true for your weaknesses. Hiding them isn’t a good idea, as your colleagues will realise it sooner rather than later…more

2. Why should we hire you?

It’s another common interview question that can take you down the wrong road unless you’ve done some thinking ahead of time. This question is purely about convincing the interviewer that you are the person he or she is looking for this position…more

3. Here are 5 eye-catching resume templates to make that first impression

There’s no question: You’re far more interesting than your CV. But can your CV get the interest of the hiring manager? Check out the best-of-class visual resumes below for tricks of the trade…more

4. How not get fired while playing Pokémon Go?

Its official, Pokémons are all over Hong Kong. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably been sucked into the Pokémon Go world by now, trying to ‘catch ‘em all’. If you’ve been sneaking in some game time at work, you need to read on…more

5. What to wear to an interview?

You have a job interview tomorrow. You’ve learned everything about the company, you’re prepared for any questions they ask and you even arrived a few minutes early. You couldn’t be more ready. But when you stop in the restroom for a last look in the mirror, your mind starts racing…more

6. Avoid these 7 killer cover letter mistakes

Many college students and recent grads destroy their resumes by accompanying them with halfhearted or downright terrible cover letters. While some employers don’t bother reading cover letters, most do. And they will quickly eliminate you if you make these cover letter mistakes…more

7. Sample Resignation Letter

Whether you are leaving your employer on good terms or not, it’s proper protocol to submit a letter of resignation. You might be tempted to quickly write your resignation letter and move on, but this formal goodbye is worth further consideration…more

8. How to answer the ‘Tell me about yourself’ question?

No one knows us better than ourselves – and yet, it can still be so difficult to talk about personality, achievements and aspirations eloquently. Often, an interviewer will let you set the scene by asking you to tell them a little bit about yourself. But remember that it’s not time to repeat your CV word by word…more

9. Fresh grads, this is how to negotiate your first salary

Getting your first job is like taking any major decision in life. Being aware of current affairs and industry trends can impress the interviewer – and can put you in a good position to negotiate your first salary…more

10. How to explain that gap in your CV?

Everyone has their reasons for taking time off work – a voluntary sabbatical, a break to find the right job or personal family matters that requires a hiatus from the office. Whatever your valid reason might be, to an employer or hiring manager looking at your résumé, all they see is a big gap, so you need to have the right answer for the right gap…more

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