2017 might be over, but we have a feeling that the best is yet to come in 2018. To help you kick off the year, we went through the Monster archives to bring you the best in career advice, interview tips and job search strategies for both young graduates and job-seekers.
At Monster, we help you to Find Better. Read up on the last year’s career lessons and get yourself ready for 2018.
1. 10 words you should never use in an interview
Your dream company finally got back to you, asking to come in for an interview! The question now is: how to not mess up in an interview. So watch your language and don’t apologize all the time...more
2. So, why should we hire you?
It’s a 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. Make each word count! Top 10 tips for a winning resume
A recruiter typically spends less than 10 seconds looking at a resume. Therefore, don’t lie or oversell yourself, but get a competitive edge with tips from a Monster.com expert to make a résumé stand out from the heap...more
4. 5 traits of a terrible boss
It’s not hard to be a good leader. In essence, it comes down to motivating people, respecting people, encouraging people, providing feedback and rewarding people. It’s not rocket science! But sadly, there are far too many bosses out there who have found themselves in charge of a team long before they’re actually ready for the responsibility...more
5. Would Daenerys Targaryen hire you?
Fans will know that Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen has some serious leadership skills; after all, she’s gained the support of armies, fleets and villages. It begs the question, if you were applying for a role hot new startup, The Iron Throne, would you have the traits to get hired?...more
6. 5 surprising reasons you're getting rejected
Wondering why despite your stellar academic credentials and frequent interviews, you’re getting turned down for jobs? While it’s important to make a lasting impression in an interview, you don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons. Here are 5 mistakes you need to avoid...more
7. When your salary makes you too expensive?
Ironically, years of experience or having valuable expertise can sometimes put you in a tough spot and leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged. You cannot control where your salary history places you in the job market in your geographic location – other than to move. On the other hand, there are some actions you can take that may help...more
8. 5 hot jobs with flexible work-life balance
'Part time job' often conjures up images of flipping burgers and working in retail. But as the freelance economy booms in the Philippines, careers with flexible work hours are everywhere. Working from home or having flexible office hours can do wonders for your health and family, and can support you while you’re focusing on a bigger project...more
9. Looking for a BPO job? Here are 5 skills that can help you excel
If you’re in the Philippines, a career in the BPO industry could assure you of a place in an emerging sector. But are you a good fit for this industry? Below are some attributes that are required to excel in the BPO sector. Read on to gauge your suitability...more
10. 4 things recruiters notice in a CV at first glance
As many recruiters spend no more than a few seconds scanning a résumé, a good CV should be able to grab their attention, urging them to set up an interview instantly. Apart from ensuring your résumé is free of grammatical errors and typos, there are other elements to consider as well...more