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Resources for career planning & job searchwww.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/s/career.html

Lim-Yeo Pin Pin

Reference Services

NUS Central Library

6 April 2006


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Search LINC

Use Keyword

Career planning

Career development

Vocational guidance

Job hunting

Career changes

Otazo, Karen L.

The truth about managing your career : … and nothing but the truth. 2006.

HF5381 OtaHSSML Books

Books on career planning


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Career Planning Singapore Websites

  • AsiaOne Careers careers.asia1.com.sg

  • Career Guide Singapore (SetForm Ltd) www.yourcareerguide.com.sg

  • Careers in Asia (Hobsons) www.asia.hobsons.com



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Career Planning Websites

  • Quintenssential Careers www.quintcareers.com

  • Career Zone www.nycareerzone.org

  • MSN Careers msn.careerbuilder.com

  • Next Steps.orgwww.nextsteps.org

  • Mapping your futurewww.mapping-your-future.org/planning/

  • ISeek Explore Careerwww.iseek.org/sv/10000.jsp



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Job Information Websites

  • Career Voyages www.careervoyages.gov

  • Occupational Outlook Handbookwww.bls.gov/oco/

  • Occupational Information Network (O*NET)online.onetcenter.org

  • Prospects Explore Types of Jobshttp://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Explore_types_of_jobs/p!elmjX



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Testing Websites

  • Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential www.assessment.com

  • Personality 100 www.personality100.com

  • Keirsey™ Temperament Sorter www.advisorteam.org

  • Jung Typology Test www.humanmetrics.com

  • Self Perception Profiler personal.ansir.com/test.htm


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Testing Websites

  • PsychTests www.psychtests.com

  • Aptitude test www.3smartcubes.com

  • Skills test www.iseek.org/sv/12403.jsp

  • Career test www.livecareer.com


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Job Advertisements Singapore

  • Straits Times (especially Saturday ed.)

  • www.asiaonecareers.com

  • jobsearch.monster.com.sg

  • sg.jobstreet.com

  • www.jobs.com.sg

  • ele.ecitizen.gov.sg/Employment/JobSearch/

  • www.jobsdb.com.sg

  • www.jobseek.com.sg

  • www.moe.gov.sg

  • www.singaporeitjobs.com


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Job Advertisements Asia/World

  • www.monster.com

  • hotjobs.yahoo.com

  • www.careerbuilder.com

  • www.adecco-asia.com

  • www.icpa.com

  • www.jobweb.com

  • www.jobstreet.com

  • www.j-hunter.com

  • www.jobaa.com

  • www.recruit.net

  • www.recruitasia.com


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Job Hunting Tips

  • Finding a Job and Evaluating a Job Offer http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco2004.htm

  • Tips for resumes & interviews http://www.international-executive-search.com/index.htm

  • Land the Job You Want!http://hr.dop.wa.gov/jobtips/default.htm


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Books on Resume Writing

  • Search LINC

  • Use Keyword

    • Resumes (Employment)

Kenkel, Cindy S.

Extreme résumé makeover : the ultimate guide to renovating your résumé : plus sections on cover letters, thank-you notes, and electronic résumés

HF5383 Ken (HSSML Books)


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Websites for Resume Writing

  • www.rockportinstitute.com/resumes.html

  • www.jobweb.com/Resumes_Interviews/

  • resume.monster.com

  • www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Applications_and_interviews/Applications/Putting_together_an_effective_CV/p!eXfdpk

  • sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_development/tools_resources/how_to_guides/how_to_craft_a_winning_resume



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Search LINC

Use Keyword

Employment interviewing

Wendleton, Kate.

Mastering the job interview and winning the money game. 2006.

HF5549.5 Int.We (HSSML Books)

Books on Job Interviews


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Job Interviews Websites

  • www.collegegrad.com/intv/

  • interview.monster.com/

  • www.acetheinterview.com/

  • career.ucsd.edu/sa/CDPEffectiveInterviewing.shtml

  • www.nextsteps.org/interview/

  • www.advantageresumes.com/interviewing.htm


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Researching the Organization

  • History

  • Strategies & goals

  • Response to difficulty

  • Management staff

  • Products / services

  • Financial data

  • Location

  • Company size

  • Employee morale


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NUS Libraries Resources

  • Access from NUS Libraries website www.lib.nus.edu.sg

  • Need NUSNET userid & password

    • Global Market Information Database (GMID)

    • ISI Emerging Markets (company/market info)

    • ABI/Inform (journal articles, trade magazines)

    • Business Source Premier (journal articles, trade magazines)

    • Factiva (for news articles, company info)

    • LexisNexis Academic (news articles, company info)

    • Help with subscribed databases for statistics & articles www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/hlb/companydata.html

  • Company reports (at Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library)


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Researching the Organization

  • Website of company

  • Public-listed companies information

    • Singapore Exchange SGX www.sgx.com.sg

  • Talk to people working in the company or industry


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Researching the Industry

  • Search for industry specific organizations/associations

  • Background information

  • Industry outlook

  • Industry news

  • Industry trends & statistics

  • Jobs available


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NUS Libraries Resources

  • Access from NUS Libraries website www.lib.nus.edu.sg

  • Need NUSNET userid & password

    • Global Market Information Database (GMID)

    • ISI Emerging Markets (market info)

    • ABI/Inform (journal articles, trade magazines)

    • Business Source Premier (journal articles, trade magazines)

    • Factiva (for news articles)

    • LexisNexis Academic (news articles)

    • Help with subscribed databases for statistics & articles www.lib.nus.edu.sg/lion/hlb/companydata.html

  • LINC for books on the industry





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Skills valued by Employers

  • Teamwork

  • Problem solving

  • Initiative

  • Desire to learn new skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Independent worker

  • Oral communication

  • Flexibility in knowledge application

    Koh, W. (2000) Executive summary of the employers' survey


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SCANS Skills & Personal Qualities

Thinking Skills

  • Creative thinking - generates new ideas

  • Decision making - specifies goals and constraints, generates alternatives, considers risks, and evaluates and chooses best alternatives

  • Problem solving - recognizes problems and devises and implements plan of action

  • Visualizing - organizes and processes symbols

  • Knowing how to learn - uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills

  • Reasoning - discovers a rule or principle underlying the relationship between two or more objects and applies it when solving a problem


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SCANS Skills & Personal Qualities

Personal Qualities

  • Responsibility - exerts a high level of effort and perseveres towards goal attainment

  • Self-esteem - believes in own self-worth and maintains a positive view of self

  • Sociability - demonstrates understanding, friendliness, adaptability, empathy, and politeness in group settings

  • Self-management - assesses self accurately, sets personal goals, monitors progress, and exhibits self-control

  • Integrity/honesty - chooses ethical courses of action

    What Work Requires of Schools: A SCANS Report for America 2000, U.S. Depat of Labor, June 1991, pp. xvii-xviii.


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SCANS Five Competencies

  • Resources: Identifies, organizes, plans, and allocates resources

  • Interpersonal: Works with others, Participates as member of a team, Teaches others new skills, Services clients/customers, Exercises leadership, Negotiates, Works with diversity

  • Information: Acquires and evaluates information, Organizes and maintains information, Interprets and communicates information

  • Systems: Understands complex interrelationships, Monitors and corrects performance, Improves or designs systems

  • Technology: Works with a variety of technologies, Selects &applies technology to task, Maintains & troubleshoots equipment

    http://wdr.doleta.gov/opr/fulltext/document.cfm?docn=6140


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