Career Advancement Webinar Series

Tackle an uncertain job market and establish your career.

Career Advancement

Join us for the Career Advancement Webinar Series to gear up for the current job landscape and give your career a solid start. While finding a job may take longer during the downturn, you have the opportunity to hone your resilience and emerge stronger!

Each webinar is designed from the ground-up for graduating and penultimate year students and 2018 and 2019 NUS alumni.
Choose from a carefully curated list of workshops across three comprehensive pillars of support.

Navigating a Challenging Job Market

Career Advancement Webinar Series 1 - Job Search Strategy

Job Search Strategy: Finding Where to Fish for Opportunities


Finding opportunities is never easy, and it's even more difficult when you don't have a plan. Join one of our upcoming webinars to develop a structured job search strategy and to start finding opportunities!

Watch 21 July Webinar Recording
Industries covered: Biomedical, Financial Services, Healthcare, Logistics, Maritime, Public Service

Watch 7 July Webinar Recording
Industries covered: Corporate Services, Financial Services, Electronics, Healthcare, IT & Data, Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales, Public Service

Career Advancement Webinar Series 1 - Resume Impacts

Resume Impacts: How to Appeal to the Recruiter’s Lens


Recruiters may only spend seconds looking at a resume. Does your resume have a strong narrative to grasp their attention? Learn how to build a resume from a recruiter's vantage, and how to do so in 4 simple steps.

Watch 8 July Webinar Recording

Career Advancement Webinar Series 1 - Job Interview

Job Interview: Be the Match that Sparks


When you only have a few minutes to make a positive impression, make that time count. Join us to learn how to stand out in your interviews, and ultimately get hired.

Watch 11 June Webinar Recording

Career Advancement Webinar Series 1 - Virtual Networking

Virtual Networking: Unlock hidden Doors to Career Opportunities


Networking is the key that opens doors to hidden career opportunities. And the best part is, networking skills can be learnt by anyone, whether you're an introvert or extrovert. Join our webinar to build a networking plan that works for you.

Watch 12 June Webinar Recording

Workplace Traits and Growth Mindset

Career Advancement Webinar Series 2 - Navigating Workplace Politics

Navigating Workplace Politics


Workplace politics, it's a real conundrum. Getting stuck into it can get you embroiled into troubles you never envisaged, while avoiding it completely might cause you to miss out on important relationships that might be crucial for your success at work. Attend this session to learn how to manage workplace politics while maintaining a clear conscience. 

Watch 5 August Webinar Recording

Career Advancement Webinar Series 2 - Your First 90 Days

Your First 90 days: How to Set Yourself up for Success in Your New Company


How do you want your new colleagues to think of you? Your first 90 days is the time to make a great impression, build critical relationships and lay the foundations of your long-term success in the company. Join this webinar to learn how to hit the ground running and give your career the head start it needs.

Watch 28 July Webinar Recording

Career Advancement Webinar Series 2 - Workplace Etiquette

Workplace Etiquette


Workplace etiquette isn't always straightforward, but knowing best practices can help. Join our upcoming workshop to learn common workplace etiquette and how learning these codes of behaviour may improve relationships, image and performance under various settings.

Watch 27 July Webinar Recording

Managing Difficult Conversations at Work

Managing Difficult Conversations in the Workplace


From negotiating better conditions, persuading a manager of the worth of a project, or managing interpersonal communication in a team, the workplace can present a range of difficult conversations. 

Be prepared to have a mindset change or explore different perspectives by discovering more about yourself and others.

Watch 19 July Webinar Recording

Well-being at Work

Well-being at Work


Most of us will spend the majority of our adult lives working. It's essential for paying bills and taking the occasional vacation. Another thing that's essential is your well-being. With so much time spent at work, it's vital to remain engaged and happy in your working environment.

Watch 18 June Webinar Recording

Psychological Resilience in Adverse Times

Psychological Resilience in Adverse Times


COVID-19 has posed tremendous challenges to people around the world. Graduating students are facing unprecedented uncertainties in the job market and their personal development. Drawing from the essential soft skills covered in the Roots & Wings 2.0 programme, this webinar aims to strengthen the resilience of students to deal with the present adversity. 

Watch 23 June Webinar Recording

Career Advancement Webinar Series 2 - How to be a Girl Boss

Lean in, Speak Up, Stand Out: How to be a #GirlBoss


Learn how to take charge of your career and lead like a #GirlBoss. Join our webinar to discover how female graduates can overcome bias and obstacles to build a successful career, even in a male-dominated environment.

Watch 19 May Webinar Recording

Career Advancement Webinar Series 2 - Future-proof Your Career

Future-proof Your Career


How do you navigate a world of constant disruption? Can we predict what challenges await us and the skills we need to build now? Watch this webinar to future-proof your career and become more prepared for unexpected disruptions.

Watch 15 May Webinar Recording

Remote Work Like a Pro

Work Remotely Like a Pro


For many of us, working from home was always the dream! Now that the dream has come true, it's not as easy we thought. The emotional disconnect and the loss of work-life balance are some challenges faced. Join us to learn how to create a better working environment at home.

Watch 24 June Webinar Recording

Gig Economy and Freelancing

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy: What You Need to Know About Freelancing


We have all heard about the rise of the "gig economy". More people are choosing to freelance every year, and this year with COVID-19 making for a challenging job market, some of you might be thinking about freelancing as an option. There's a lot to know about running a one-person business and the kinds of risks you face if it isn't done right.

Watch 5 June Webinar Recording

  • Derrick Loo, Cinematographer / Director of Photography
  • Jayce Tham, Co-founder, Creatives at Work
  • Mabel Lee, FASS Alumna, honours thesis exploring topics of passion, freelancing and entrepreneurship
  • Viven Yui, Joint Head of the Employment Practice and is a Partner in the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Establishment, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Private Equity Practices at WongPartnership

Watch 3 July Webinar Recording

  • Evangeline Leong, Founder & CEO of Kobe Global Technologies Pte Ltd
  • Kai Leow, Design Practitioner
  • Lee Chien Herr, Director, Asia Practice LLC.
  • Tommy Cheong, freelance industrial designer

 

 

Postgraduate Career Advancement Webinar Series

Enhanced webinars for establishing your career.

All postgraduate webinars have completed, but the recordings are available! Access the videos below.

Postgraduate Career Advancement Webinar Series
Interviewing Skills: Leaving a Lasting impression

Interviewing Skills: Leaving a Lasting impression


A well-prepared interviewee has the power to leave a positive impression on the interviewer. However, with expectations being higher for Master's and Doctorate degree holders, what can you do to make that impression? Watch our previous webinar to learn effective interview frameworks to help you in your interviews.

Watch the 10 June Webinar Recording

Position Your Research for Industry Careers

Position Your Research for Industry Careers


Learn how to position your technical experiences for non-related industries and how to identify when to retain or de-jargon technical terms for resumes and interviews.

Watch the 22 May Webinar Recording

Sharpening Your Resume for Optimal Storytelling

Sharpening Your Resume for Optimal Storytelling Webinar


A resume isn't merely a list of your experiences and competencies - it's your professional story. Learn how to craft an impactful and targeted resume that communicates your relevance to a role.

Watch the 15 July Webinar Recording

Advanced Communication Tools by CELC

Strengthen your communication skills with micro-modules by the Centre for English Language Communication. Each run of every micro-module comprises two to three interactive sessions conducted in groups of no more than 30. Open to Year 4 students and NUS graduates from the class of 2015 to the class of 2020.

Advanced Communication Tools
Successful Online Interviews Communicating Your Personal Brand

Successful Online Interviews: Communicating Your Personal Brand

The module adopts a practical hands-on approach to preparing students for an online interview. Students will learn the differences between face to face and online interviews and prepare adequately to create a favourable lasting impression for an online job interview, showcasing their unique personal brand.

Run 3

  • 25 August: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm

Run 4

  • 1 September, 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm

Run 5

  • 22 September, 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm

Run 6

  • 13 October, 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm
Delivering an Impactful Online Interview Presentation

Delivering an Impactful Online Interview Presentation

This course adopts a hands-on approach to helping students prepare and deliver an effective online interview presentation. Students will learn how to develop and structure content, produce relevant and attractive visual aids, use effective delivery skills and respond appropriately to questions, all within the context of an online interview presentation. They will also have the opportunity to practise preparing and delivering an online interview presentation.

Run 4

  • 4 September: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm, 

Run 5

  • 22 September: 7pm – 9pm
  • 23 September: 7pm – 9pm
  • 24 September: 7pm – 9pm

Run 6

  • 16 October: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm

Run 7

  • 3 November: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm
Participating in Online Discussions, Solving Problems in Teams

Participating in Online Discussions, Solving Problems in Teams

The module adopts a practical hands-on approach to preparing students for an online group discussion to solve issues presented in a case scenario as part of an assessment centre in screening job candidates. Students will learn the differences between face to face and online group discussions and prepare adequately to solve problems with a critical mind, showcasing their ability to work with others, contribute constructively and lead teams in discussions and problem solving on an online platform.

Run 5

  • 18 September, 1pm – 4pm 
  • 21 September, 1pm – 4pm

Run 6

  • 28 September, 1pm – 4pm 
  • 30 September, 1pm – 4pm

Run 7

  • 9 October, 1pm – 4pm 
  • 12 October, 1pm – 4pm

Run 8

  • 24 November, 2pm – 5pm 
  • 26 November, 2pm – 5pm
Lights, Camera, Action! Creating Online Presence and Engagement with Body Language

Lights, Camera, Action! Creating Online Presence and Engagement with Body Language

Online interviews and assessments will be the new normal for job seekers in the immediate aftermath of COVID-19 and possibly also for shortlisting interviews in the future. Successful communicators will not only be familiar with conventional interviewing skills but also know the differences between face-to-face and online nonverbal communication skills.

Run 4

  • 23 September, 10:30am – 1pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 5

  • 5 October, 10:30am – 1pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 6

  • 28 October, 7pm – 9:30pm
  • 29 October, 7pm – 9:30pm

Run 7

  • 30 November, 10:30am – 1pm, 2:30pm – 5pm
How to Impress Prospective Employers Online: Choosing the Right Words

How to Impress Prospective Employers Online: Choosing the Right Words

This module raises awareness of how words used impact job interviews. It is said the psychological message in the language is far more persuasive. Students will learn about descriptive, persuasive and decisive words to create a good impression. Students will also learn how to phrase questions or answers appropriately.

Run 4

  • 8 September: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm

Run 5

  • 29 September: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm

Run 6

  • 20 October: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm

Run 7

  • 10 November: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm - 5pm
Mastering your Online Voice: Essentials to Make a Positive Impression

Mastering your Online Voice: Essentials to Make a Positive Impression

The module adopts a practical hands-on approach to voice training so that students speak clearly in online interviews, discussions or meetings. Students will learn what is meant by articulation, enunciation and pronunciation, and why these vocal attributes matter in their online oral communication.

Run 3

  • 26 August, 7pm – 9:30pm
  • 27 August, 7pm – 9:30pm

Run 4

  • 24 September, 10:30am – 1pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 5

  • 7 October, 7pm – 9:30pm
  • 8 October, 7pm – 9:30pm

Run 6

  • 2 November, 10:30am – 1pm, 2:30pm – 5pm
Putting your Ears into Good use with Effective Listening

Putting your Ears into Good use with Effective Listening

This course adopts a hands-on approach to helping students learn active listening in online communication situations. Students will learn how to apply verbal and non-verbal signs of active listening to achieve effective online interactions.

Run 3

  • 2 September: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 4

  • 23 September: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 5

  • 14 October: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 6

  • 4 November: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm
Tell Me About Yourself - Acing an Interview with Storytelling

Tell Me About Yourself – Acing an Interview with Storytelling

The module adopts a practical hands-on approach to storytelling so that students can learn how to pitch for a job interview using a video in addition to job application letters and resumes. The video will give the employers a feel of the applicants' personality and creativity. Making a good video will make the applicant stand out.

Run 3

  • 9 September: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 4

  • 30 September: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 5

  • 21 October: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm

Run 6

  • 11 November: 10am – 12:30pm, 2:30pm – 5pm
Strategic Email to Keep a Foot in the Door of Potential Employers

Strategic Email to Keep a Foot in the Door of Potential Employers

Email is the most common form of business correspondence. Higher stakes email such as asking for updates on or feedback from job interviews, or making unsolicited enquiries for vacancies need the right tone and expression.

Run 4

  • 2 September 11am – 1:30pm
  • 3 September 11am – 1:30pm

Run 5

  • 23 September 11am – 1:30pm
  • 24 September 11am – 1:30pm

Run 6

  • 14 October 11am – 1:30pm
  • 15 October 11am – 1:30pm

Run 7

  • 4 November 11am – 1:30pm
  • 5 November 11am – 1:30pm
Thinking on Your Feet: Q&A in Online Job Interviews and Oral Presentations

Thinking on Your Feet: Q&A in Online Job Interviews and Oral Presentations

This module builds on an earlier module: Acing your online interviews, showcasing your personal brand. Students would have learned about understanding the job description and preparing for the 'usual' questions asked during interviews.

Run 3

  • 2 September 7pm – 9pm
  • 3 September 7pm – 9pm
  • 4 September 7pm – 9pm

Run 4

  • 21 September 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm

Run 5

  • 8 October 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm

Run 6

  • 27 October 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm
Hi, Is that You on Social Media?

Hi, Is that You on Social Media?

Popular sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WordPress (for blogging) are considered personal social spaces but employers often check out candidates' persona on these spaces. That said, there is no need to delete or overhaul your profiles. Instead, you may want to consider your presence on these platforms. In this module, we will discuss techniques to communicate your authentic persona and strengthen your brand and network.

Run 3

  • 3 September 7pm – 9pm
  • 4 September 7pm – 9pm

Run 4

  • 24 September 7pm – 9pm
  • 25 September 7pm – 9pm

Run 5

  • 15 October 7pm – 9pm
  • 16 October 7pm – 9pm

Run 6

  • 5 November 7pm – 9pm
  • 6 November 7pm – 9pm