Nazry Bahrawi

Cover Impressions

An outstanding cover letter can help you stand out from the competition and win you that crucial first interview. Find out how.

By Nazry Bahrawi

You can think of a cover letter as a preface to what you’ve written in your résumé. “A badly written cover letter can spoil that first impression and damage your chances of an interview,” says Shao-Ning, Director of JobsFactory.

“The purpose of a cover letter is to promote your skills and experience as a single package,” continues Shao-Ning. “It should complement and not duplicate your résumé. It should explain your interest in the job or the organisation, and talk about your achievements. It is a chance to let the employer get a feel of your personality.”

This is in sharp contrast to your résumé, which is essentially a concise record of your education and employment information. The cover letter, on the other hand, offers you a chance to describe yourself in slightly greater detail. Let us go through some pointers on how you can write a winning cover letter.

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Job-hopping - Boon or Bane?

The allure if greener pastures can inevitably lure ambitious young professionals into embarking on a job-hopping journey - impelling them to switch jobs without much consideration about how it will affect their portfolio. Many have fallen prey to the illusion of better prospects. But is job-hopping for career advancement merely a mirage or does it truly pay?

By NAZRY BAHRAWI

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Transcending expectations - further education opportunities for ITE students

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has been steadily churning out exceptional graduates who are climbing higher up the education ladder and outshining even their hitherto considered academic superiors; proving that there is indeed a bright scholarship futute beyond ITE. .

By Nazry Bahrawi

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The road less travelled - introducing 'unusal' scholarships

The barrage of scholarships awarded to those interested in the humanities, engineering and business disciplines have drawn attention away from the lesser publicised grants for budding advocates in the arts, music, film and fashion scene. Read on as we expound what erudite of the creative kind can do to snare one of these uncommon scholarships.

By Nazry Bahrawi

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The science of defence

These are the real guys with the real deal. Being involved in the work of Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) invariably means helping the cause of security and defence through science and technology. Find out how you too can join the ranks of these dedicated individuals and become unconventional heroes of the nation.

By Nazry Bahrawi

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