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10 Traits To Develop To Make You Worthy Of A Promotion

Every lofty career goal begins with an action plan. Whether one is a fresh graduate or in the midstream of one’s professional life, the importance of planning for one’s career advancement can never be emphasised enough. As the saying goes, ‘one who fails to plan, plans to fail.’ Indeed, no individual can leave his or her career development to chance....

What Are The Advantages Of A Business And Management Qualification For My Career?

Continuing education should form part and parcel of one’s professional goals - whether you are a young licensed engineer starting out in the workforce, a seasoned manager who is midstream in his or her career or an entrepreneur overseeing a growing enterprise. Given Singapore’s favorable business climate and economic outlook, a business and management qualification might just be the leverage...

12 Techniques That Make Your Job Search Less Stressful

Whether one is a fresh university graduate or a seasoned professional seeking to further his or her career, both face the challenges of today’s job market as they go out in search of the best job opportunities. Jobseekers must possess a positive attitude, strategic thinking, stamina and perseverance in order to survive and succeed in the job hunt. One has to...

How To Turn Your Internship Into A Full-Time Job

Internship  is every university student’s ticket to gaining valuable work experience in his or her chosen field. Aside from being a university requirement, internship helps you gain new skills and expand your network of professional relationships. It also opens the door to more job opportunities and thus, widen one’s horizon of career possibilities. More than any qualification in your resume,...

11 Habits That Can Make You A Better Decision Maker At Work

Every day, each of us is faced with a myriad of decisions. From the time one wakes up to the time to the time one retires from a long day at work, everyone handles all sorts of concerns: from the most mundane matters to the most pressing of problems. Simple matters such as what clothes to wear for work to...

Why It’s Important To Keep Developing Your Professional Skills (And Why Company Training Is Not Enough)

In today’s workplace, the only thing that remains constant is change. The pace of change, whether in business or technology, has been more relentless than ever and is now considered the new normal in society. Changes may come in the form of a new cloud system, shifting preferences in customer demand, the passage of a new legislation or new directions...

20 Common Job Interview Questions (and How You Can Answer Them)

Your chances of success in any job application rely heavily on how well you answer those job interview questions. More than the quality of your answers, what will spell the difference is the kind of impression you leave on the interviewer. Here are surefire answers to the 20 most common interview questions that any job applicant ought to know. ...

How To Get That Performance Bonus (By Acing Your Appraisal)

Traditionally, at the end of each year, employees look forward to that much awaited performance bonus. Prior to being rewarded with such an attractive incentive, they must first pass the performance appraisal with flying colors. The annual performance appraisal used actively in today’s organisations aims to assess if the employee has met the objectives and standards set by the employer....

Boost Your Competitive Edge With A Top-Notch Cover Letter

It’s a crowded marketplace. With many job applicants competing for limited job opportunities, how can you stand out in a sea of talent? On the average, a company hiring manager receives hundreds of job applications and inquiries a day. Job recruiters sift through these piles of documents and search for the candidate whom they think will be a best fit...

5 Ways To Become An Effective Leader In The Workplace Even Without A Title

What does it mean to lead? The question may sound trite but what exactly is effective leadership in the workplace? Does one become a leader just because he or she holds a title like ‘manager’ or’ ‘vice-president?’ True leaders are not defined by their external titles, ranks or tenures. They are defined by their personal qualities and skills. Some are...