A Candidate’s Handy Guide to Interviews Dos and Don’ts

Interviews can be an ordeal for many people. Sometimes we just don't know if what we're doing is right or wrong. Here's a basic list of dos and don'ts you can refer to before you go to that big interview. (Read More Here!)

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When Interns Become Full-Time Employees

By Deanna Bonaparte

Participating in an internship programme is the best way to ascertain if a job is truly your cup of tea, or if the hosting organisation nurtures a work environment in which you can see yourself in the long run. After all, you never really know what a job comprises and how well an organisation looks after its staff unless you have had first-hand experience on the ground. Internships allow you to observe an organisation’s vast operations as well as determine if a company’s values align with your own. They are as close to a job experience as it gets! (Read More Here!)

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A Guide to the Oil & Gas Sector

By Deanna Bonaparte

Despite having a lack of domestic oil and natural gas reserves, Singapore is one of the leading petrochemical hubs in the world. Investors place full confidence in and are attracted to Singapore’s bustling oil and gas hub because of the country’s political and economic stability. Furthermore, government agencies like the Economic Development Board (EDB) and JTC Corporation (JTC) work to ensure that infrastructure, technology and support services are in place to support new and existing petrochemical companies. (Read More Here!)

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SkillsFuture - How can Employees Benefit?

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By Deanna Bonaparte

The recently-announced Budget 2015 elicited both good and bad responses from the public – it is, after all, simply impossible to please the entire population. But given that our work landscape is becoming increasingly complicated and competitive, the SkillsFuture initiative introduced by the Government is something both active and passive jobseekers can fully rejoice over and leverage on in order to stay relevant in today’s complex economy. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Start a Business on the Side?

Question: I am currently employed full-time but am considering a secondary source of income by starting my own business on the side. Is this a viable idea?

Answer: Starting and managing a side business requires a considerable amount of effort and resources – perhaps more than you think! A great deal of time, effort and resources need to be invested in order if your side business is not to end up in the red – permanently. (Read More Here!)

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The Passion to Serve

It is not often that one gets the opportunity to combine work with passion. It is little wonder then that MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH) senior executive Ethel Yip considers herself fortunate, as her job allows her fulfil her dream of serving the community. MOHH, a holding company that oversees Singapore’s six public healthcare clusters, works closely with the Ministry of Health to help the Singapore Healthcare System foster a healthy nation. MOHH’s Community Assist Schemes Division (CASD) focuses on administering the health assist schemes set up by the Ministry. (Read More Here!)

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Kick-Starting Your Personal Brand

By Angela Soh

The job market is becoming increasingly competitive every year. With jobseekers constantly looking to gain an edge over their peers, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you need to step up your game in order to remain competitive. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: How Do I Prepare for an Exit Interview?

Question: I have been asked to speak to a HR representative regarding my resignation and am supposed to participate honestly in an exit interview. How do I go about preparing myself for it?

Answer: They say that first impressions matter, but not many are aware that final impressions, too, are lasting impressions. An exit interview is a chance for you to leave an impression and a positive one will bode well for your future career. (Read More Here!)

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