Tell me about yourself and other questions you shouldn’t panic over

Today’s blog is brought to you by what is, probably, the most career-related Google search of all time: How to answer when an interviewer asks, “tell me about yourself”. For some of us (me), the thought of talking about ourselves in a professional context is as terrifying as finding out your car rego is due … Read more

Is Grit the New Black of Your 21st Century Career?

In 2013, the Angela Duckworth’s TED talk “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” proposed that grit was the one characteristic as a significant predictor of success. Since then, Duckworth has suggested that grit is not the only determinant, but it does has a significant impact on success. There’s no denying that grit is a … Read more

Mint Talent’s 12 months in review

What a year for Mint Talent! We have clocked up many hours of meetings, placed candidates from Melbourne, Singapore, to India, and received positive feedback from our clients and candidates. We have worked extremely hard and drank a lot of tea and coffee in the process!

8 interview questions you never knew you needed

An interview should never just be about answering questions. It’s about asking the right questions. With that in mind, here are 8 useful questions you should ask to ensure you’re maximising your chances of success: 1. What were the key accomplishments that the previous person had in this role? This question helps give you markers … Read more

International careers begin with a specialist recruiter

You’re talented, career-driven and hungry to learn. You’re looking for new horizons, but you’re wasting your time trawling through SEEK or getting spammed by lazy recruiters offering you jobs you don’t want. A blanket recruiter and a broad job search won’t give you the quality roles that you’re looking for, or deserve. You need a … Read more

Thinking of Moving for Your Career?

There’s nothing like travelling when you’re on holiday. Immersing yourself in a different world of language and culture is fascinating and empowering. Exploring new places, learning new things are all exciting and more enjoyable when you know you can return to the safety of home comforts. It can be more challenging when you are offered … Read more

Happy Lunar New Year from Singapore!

Happy Lunar New Year & Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái! The Year of the Fire Rooster is upon us and the lunar new year celebrations throughout South East Asia and East Asia are in full swing. Here at Mint Talent, we have a network of clients and candidates that stretches across the Asia Pacific region, so … Read more