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  • Writer's pictureShaun Looi

2023 ultimate job search guide for software engineers!



With the job market heating up, and competition expected to increase as IT jobs become more competitive (hello, you’re competing against AI now!), it's time to get ahead in the game and prepare for that job switch!


If a career change is part of your new year’s resolutions, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled some of our most popular articles of 2022 to create the ULTIMATE guide to help you ace that job search!



Kick start your job search journey by planning your next career move strategically. Overcome the anxiety of job searches by answering these 4 questions.

  • What do you want to achieve from the next stage of your career?

  • What type of company do you want to work with?

  • What are the skills that you’d like to learn and improve?

  • Are you too comfortable in your current position?



With inflation at an all time high, salary expectations can sometimes be seen as a make or break for both candidates and employers. We strongly recommend having a salary range in mind before starting your job search journey so you can minimize time spent negotiating!



As the old adage goes, if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail. Our guide is here to help you prepare for your interview using the PREP framework, created by our very own Shaik Amir! PREP stands for Prepare, Research, Engage, and Post Interview. With these 4 steps, you’re sure to be ready for any interview!



Interviewing is like a muscle - the more you do it, the stronger you become. We’ve compiled the 8 most common interview questions and the best framework to answer these questions, so you can practice your answers and be ready!



One of the most nerve-wracking parts of the job search process is negotiating for the salary that you want. With the right approach, salary negotiations can easily become a breeze! We learnt very quickly that the 20% benchmark is dead, so don’t be scared to negotiate higher (within reason, of course)!



The demand for software engineers is at an all-time high, so many companies would rather counter-offer their employees than go through the time-consuming and costly process of replacing them. Typically we wouldn’t advise accepting a counter offer, but there are some pros which might change your mind!


Job search is a daunting journey, but with some preparation and effort the payoff is worth it! While you can choose to go through the process alone, who wouldn’t appreciate a helping hand?


Have a specialist recruiter help you in your job search by applying to roles from across the Klang Valley on techdesk.my! Let us guide you through the journey, and help you secure your next role this new year!

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