Retrenchment E-Book

#HACKERTRAILCARES

Retrenched? A guide to getting back on your feet and finding the right job.

While searching the term retrenchment, you will find plenty of advice for employers. Unfortunately, there is not much reliable info for those who are affected on how to process the job loss, stop wallowing in self-pity and open a new chapter.

But the quickest way to get out of the mire is to start by taking that first (baby) step. How? By breaking the entire job search into mini-actionable steps.

That’s what this e-book will help you with. Not to provide comfort and solace in the knowledge that you are not the only person to have been let go, but to get you uncomfortable with the hard truths that you must face up to in order to breakthrough.

If you were recently let go or just looking for a new job opportunity after a break, download our e-book and learn about:

  1. Your legal privileges in Singapore, India and Malaysia.
  2. Navigating the job application process (especially for tech professionals.
  3. How to best present yourself during each stage of the interview process – the phone, technical and soft skills interviews.
  4. How to ace common interview questions asked by talent acquisition experts.
  5. How you should go about the process of upskilling such as where to find Free portals enabling upskilling.

Retrenchment:
A Guide to overcoming it and restarting your career

* indicates required

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

More resources

Beating Retrenchment: Marcus' Story
The Covid-19 pandemic caught many unawares. Many lost their jobs as uncertainty reigned. Marcus was no exception. Caught in the crossfire, learn how the cybersecurity professional coped with the loss of his job and subsequently emerged the better from it.
#applicationclinic - Refining Your Resume

During the latest session, our recruitment expert Dayna, met Mr Jayendra Kartheek G. He has been proactively updating his resume so he wouldn’t miss out on potential opportunities. After looking at his resume, she highlighted the following mistakes and how to address them:

1. Readability improvement – Each section of the resume consisted of complex sentences with multiple adjectives and nominal sentences. Dayna suggested shortening the paragraphs and focusing on one idea at a time. It makes the text easier to understand and helps the employer in understanding the essential skills.

2. Relevancy of content – It is necessary to ensure the resume is relevant to the role that Jay is applying for. Dayna has recommended Jay to tailor his resume based on the job’s description. This helps to demonstrates his alignment with the job and pass the applicant tracking systems (ATS) screening process.

3. Key inputs on personal qualities – Jay was convinced that sharing about his personal traits such as conflict management, leadership and grit in his professional summary is just as important as the skills and qualifications. As this will encourage his potential employer to determine that he is a good fit for the company’s culture.

Online Video Technical Interview Preparation Tips
How Nadia transformed her career from Junior Developer to Freelance System Architect?

A lovely story about Nadia who was fired from a top company to discover alternative ways to earn income. She is now super happy. Let’s read about her story

Online Video Technical Interview Preparation Tips
#applicationclinic - Did you know those simple tricks to improve your resume?

In a recent session, Hafiz met our consultant, YC. After looking at his resume, she highlighted the following mistakes:

  1. Mistake 1
  2. Mistake 2
  3. Mistake 3

If you would like to discuss your way of finding a job, schedule a meeting with us today.

Success stories

Online Video Technical Interview Preparation Tips
How Nadia transformed her career from Junior Developer to Freelance System Architect?

A lovely story about Nadia who was fired from a top company to discover alternative ways to earn income. She is now super happy. Let’s read about her story

Online Video Technical Interview Preparation Tips
#applicationclinic - Did you know those simple tricks to improve your resume?

In a recent session, Hafiz met our consultant, YC. After looking at his resume, she highlighted the following mistakes:

  1. Mistake 1
  2. Mistake 2
  3. Mistake 3

If you would like to discuss your way of finding a job, schedule a meeting with us today.

Success stories

Benefits and Challenges of Splitting your Workforce into Multiple Geographies

Benefits and Challenges of Splitting your Workforce into Multiple Geographies

There is a growing tech talent shortage across APAC. With many regional and global firms entering the landscape, Singapore could

Has COVID-19 Changed What’s Required of a Tech Or Coding Job?

Has COVID-19 Changed What’s Required of a Tech Or Coding Job?

As reported by the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), 17.6 million fewer jobs existed in May 2020 than in May

.NET Core Interview Questions and Answers 2022

.NET Core Interview Questions and Answers 2022

According to Stackoverflow Survey 2020, developers are using .NET and .NET Core in second and third place respectively, as framework or

NumPy Interview Questions and Answers 2022

NumPy Interview Questions and Answers 2022

NumPy(Numerical Python) is an open-source library of Python. It is designed to perform complex mathematical, image processing, quantum computing, and statistical operations,

Software Engineer Career Opportunities in Singapore for Fresh Graduates – How to Safeguard Yourself from Retrenchment

Software Engineer Career Opportunities in Singapore for Fresh Graduates – How to Safeguard Yourself from Retrenchment

There are a lot of open software engineer jobs in Singapore as the country has become a leading tech innovation

Interview Questions: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Interview Questions: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Asks (almost) every interviewer ever. “I am sorry, I don’t own a

What’s The Difference Between a CV and a Resume? A Guide with Examples for IT Professionals

What’s The Difference Between a CV and a Resume? A Guide with Examples for IT Professionals

Your CV or Resume is the first step to landing your dream job. CVs and resumes are often compared when

3 Things that You Can Do Today to Work from Home in Singapore

3 Things that You Can Do Today to Work from Home in Singapore

As the covid-19 surge engulfed the world, work from home jobs became a norm. In 2020, Singapore, too, saw 49%

Top API Interview Questions and Answers 2022

Top API Interview Questions and Answers 2022

Web API is one of the important concepts of programming and software development. Irrespective of the type of developer you

C Programming Language Interview Questions and Answers 2022

C Programming Language Interview Questions and Answers 2022

C is a general-purpose programming language and though it is an old language, it is commonly used by businesses especially, enterprise applications where

FastAPI: All You Need to Know About this Trending Python Web Framework

FastAPI: All You Need to Know About this Trending Python Web Framework

Considered to be a high-performance Python web framework, FastAPI finds extensive usage in the design and development of web applications. Released

What To Do When You Get Laid Off?

What To Do When You Get Laid Off?

Getting laid off is a nightmare for every working professional. Losing a job can dent your self-esteem, affect your finances,

Java Exception Handling Interview Questions and Answers 2022

Java Exception Handling Interview Questions and Answers 2022

Any Java interview is incomplete without Java exception handling interview questions.  Your Java programs can cope up with the unforeseen circumstances, called exceptions,

OOPs Concepts in Java Interview Questions For Freshers & Experienced

OOPs Concepts in Java Interview Questions For Freshers & Experienced

Any Java interview is incomplete without Object-Oriented Programming concepts interview questions. Learning these concepts is the key to understanding how Java works. Therefore, to

Interview Questions: Reasons for Leaving a Job

Interview Questions: Reasons for Leaving a Job

During an interview, the interviewer will likely ask about your reasons for leaving your current job. It is a layered

Top 17 AWS Lambda Interview Questions and Answers

Top 17 AWS Lambda Interview Questions and Answers

AWS Lambda, a serverless computing service has become a top choice for software developers in building cloud applications. As a

Top 37 HTML Interview Questions for Beginners and Experienced 2022

Top 37 HTML Interview Questions for Beginners and Experienced 2022

HTML is one of the most popular languages and is used primarily to design a web page. As the programming

Frequently Asked Azure Interview Questions in 2022

Frequently Asked Azure Interview Questions in 2022

Azure is one of the rapidly adopted cloud computing services today, although it came later in the market than AWS or Google Cloud. At the

Angular Interview Questions and Answers in 2022 

Angular Interview Questions and Answers in 2022 

Today, Angular has become an in-demand web development platform for building efficient single-page applications. As a web developer, whether you

Java Collections Interview Questions

Java Collections Interview Questions

Collections Framework forms the backbone of Java. Therefore, Java Collections interview questions hold immense importance for a career in Java.   According

HACKERBUCK AWARDED