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Today 10:42 AM
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2 month in my new job and i was ask to leave today due to politics and change of management

Haizzz moral is all time low now
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Yesterday 11:32 PM
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2 month in my new job and i was ask to leave today due to politics and change of management

Haizzz moral is all time low now
What industry?
Yesterday 05:54 PM
Marky84 2 month in my new job and i was ask to leave today due to politics and change of management

Haizzz moral is all time low now
Yesterday 12:09 AM
Unregistered Hahaha I loled at everyone shitting on white background and blue fonts resume template. Didn’t realize it was so standard until I read this thread. I also used that type of resume hahaha. Fresh local U grad here, was lucky enough to get a job recently within 2-3 months of job-hunting. I interviewed with 5 different companies F2F, excluding all the psychometric tests/assessment centers etc that had to be done prior. Out of the 5 that I interviewed for, was only really interested in the job scope of 2. Got offered from 1 of them, so I took it. I wouldn’t say I job-hunted for very long but I was already feeling very jaded and worn out 2 months in, so I sympathize with everyone else who had to do it for much longer. Currently I’m worried about being able to keep my job with this crisis looming over us.
26-03-2020 06:31 PM
Unregistered Finally, I’ve landed a job after 3 months of being jobless. Been a silent reader in this thread and words of encouragement by some to others definitely brought a smile to my face when I persevered through. So, I thought I will "Pay It Forward", hopefully, assist anyone here.

I am hoping to share three points of discussion. They are:

1. Change your resume
2. Take charge in interviews
3. Managing your mindset

I will start-off with point number 1. If this kicks off, I will follow up with point number 2 and 3.

1. Change your resume

Part A: Template design

I was one of those guilty of using the standard generic template of white-background and blue fonts with horizontal line across as margins (as mentioned by posting number #2666).

I came across a posting in HWZ forum, the user mentioned how he managed to get the HR department to reply to his job application simply by revamping his resume – colour and design template.

Curious, I googled those fancy resume style and try to imitate them using Microsoft words. I actually did up four different resume templates style – yes four different templates, you heard me right. Once done, I friends to assist me by choosing which resume will they pick based on design alone. We narrowed it down to two.

Part B: Outline and Details

I am going to be honest here, this next part is rather challenging. Afraid not, I will share my knowledge here. I did a research on what will be best to indicate on your resume and some are opinions of my own. Finally, I decided on this skeleton outline.

First Column:
i. Contact – Phone, Email, LinkedIn
ii. Personal Info – D.O.B (this is subjective. I am in the opinion that if you’re young please indicate. If not, remove and use the ‘Work Experience’ section to leverage yourself. I believe, mathematically, the HR team can gauge your age based on your graduation year from school and your work experience timeline – if they choose to.) and nationality (Crucial as HR need to know if you’re require any work pass or not).
iii. Skills – In point form format*. These skills should relate to your work experience. I list down a max of 8 skills.
iv. Technology – In point form format*.
v. Languages – In point form format*.

*A youtxbxr (can’t recall his name; I will need to find this out in my history log), shared out of the most important and crucial tip, which I find it absolutely brilliant. Below is his tip:

"....If you’re one of those who design your resume by indicating a certain level of knowledge to a particular skill, please remove them IMMEDIATELY. For example, Python [7 out of 10 stars]. Imagine a company need to hire a ‘Rock Star’ but once they see a 7 out of 10 stars. They will proceed with the next best candidate.

Here’s the interesting part, what if I tell you that the company definition of ‘Rock Star’ could potentially be you based on the knowledge you have at the moment. If they want to test your knowledge, the company will prepare their own set of questions. So never undermine yourself to begin with!!!...."

Second Column:
i. Professional Summary – Max of 3 sentences.
ii. Work Experience – the standard format, and in point form sentences. No lying for this. I have a 10 months gap which is a definite killer. But I use my interview skillset to overcome it.
iii. Education / Professional Certificates – standard format.

With all those details down (please proof-read) and complete on both resume templates, I randomly select and use either one whenever I apply for jobs.

BAM! I was surprised that there was definitely an increase in replies from HR department. Though sometimes they were rejection email, I was delighted. This actually proves one thing – the new resume templates have opened the door to the HR department.

Moreover, I support posting number #2666, he (I don’t want to gender discriminate. But if you’re a she, let me know and I’ll edit this) advocate the idea of changing to a more fresher and creative resume template will help to land you more job interviews.

He even pushes the envelope by advising to refine key details to a modern and millennial style of phrasing. Quote by him “dont just say you have experience in “customer service” – change it up: FRONTLINE CUSTOMER CARE/ RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT / STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT”.

If you’re still using the old iconic “white-background and blue fonts” template, its time to give them up. I encourage everyone here to 'Change your resume template and details'.



**PS: In all honesty, I believe your resume is a key to unlock the HR department door. For once, put yourself in their shoe and ask yourself, from a whole stack of resume application which will defintely catch your eye?
(a) A generic style template, or (b) one with colours and great design that is sure to catch your attention.
26-03-2020 02:40 PM
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Same for me. Applied so many but only one called for interview (statboard). Worse thing was during interview i had a good feeling and the interviewers talk like i had a good chance to get to round 2 and even said 'youre doing quite well' (for the interview). Told me to wait a few weeks, after 4 weeks of waiting hopefully no call at all. Around 6 week mark the portal suddenly changed to unsuccessful. Very demoralising and depressing. At the very least they or hr could have sent me an email to reject me within 1 to 2 weeks. I didnt want to call because i didn't want to rush them or make myself look despo. Fact that they called me down for interview means that i was shorlisted from the 1000 applicants, is it so hard to send rejection email to 20 / 30 people? Srsly i curse them with all my heart and hope someday they will be unemployed forever and others will do what they did to me
mind sharing what stat board is it ?
25-03-2020 02:55 PM
Unregistered 15 interviews and still jobless.. Going to work temp for now... running out of money to eat... Never knew it would be so tough to secure entry level jobs.
25-03-2020 12:22 AM
Unregistered Cheer up and don't depressed. If ownself dont help ownself, how to move forward till someone willing give chance for the job? I went for 6 interviews and be going for another one tomorrow morning. I encountered many job rejections but still have to pick myself mah. If can't secure any interviews, find ways to improve your resume - detailed and concise format will be good. If can't secure any job offer after interview, recall what was said before and improve from there.
24-03-2020 11:43 PM
oliverbrick09 I'm jobless for over a year. I want to try gambling as a profession. There are really people that gambling is their profession (win real money slots). They are not just ordinary gamblers, they have the proper discipline and mindset when they are having a losing streaks in gambling. They are not just someone who is addicted into gambling, they are wealthy enough to treat gambling as a career.
22-03-2020 10:51 AM
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Only had 1 interview this year even though applying jobs everyday. Didnt get that job too.
Same for me. Applied so many but only one called for interview (statboard). Worse thing was during interview i had a good feeling and the interviewers talk like i had a good chance to get to round 2 and even said 'youre doing quite well' (for the interview). Told me to wait a few weeks, after 4 weeks of waiting hopefully no call at all. Around 6 week mark the portal suddenly changed to unsuccessful. Very demoralising and depressing. At the very least they or hr could have sent me an email to reject me within 1 to 2 weeks. I didnt want to call because i didn't want to rush them or make myself look despo. Fact that they called me down for interview means that i was shorlisted from the 1000 applicants, is it so hard to send rejection email to 20 / 30 people? Srsly i curse them with all my heart and hope someday they will be unemployed forever and others will do what they did to me
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