Jacelyn Lim

Sporting Passion

Sports – for some, a hobby; for others, a way to keep fit and stay in shape. But for Ian Lim it is more than that; he lives and breathes sports. The exercise enthusiast tells us why he chose to pursue his passion with SMa Institute.

By Jacelyn Lim

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Where Passion Meets Vision


Working in close partnership with industry stakeholders, the STB shapes an exciting and memorable ‘YourSingapore’ experience for the millions of tourists who visit our shores every year. Meet two vivacious scholars from STB who have dedicated themselves, heart and soul, to this compelling vision.

By Jacelyn Lim & Winifred Tan

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5 Signs that Your Boss is (Secretly) Unhappy with Your Work

By Jacelyn Lim and Winifred Tan

Does your boss mentor you? According to a recent survey by consulting firm Accenture, more than two-third of 3,400 executives polled reported having neither a formal nor informal work mentor.

Contrary to what you may think, your boss may not be deliberately hindering your progress by refusing to mentor you. Research has shown that many new managers are, in fact, unprepared for what their jobs entailed. In other words, your boss might be good at what he does, but not necessarily as good at coaching subordinates to do the same.

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Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in Singapore

By Jacelyn Lim

With the recent release of the Labour Market Highlights 2011-2012 by the Ministry of Manpower, most would probably be clamouring to find out where they stand amongst their peers, and also which route of career advancement they should take to maximise their wages.

We’ve done a short write up of the top 10 best paying jobs in Singapore (with reference to the list provided by MOM) for your convenience.

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5 Career Lessons from K-Pop

By Jacelyn Lim

Originating from the land of bibimbap, Korean Pop, more popularly known as K-pop, has spread like wildfire across most Asian countries and is already eyeing the Western music industry with its intoxicating blend of infectious hooks and flashy dance moves.

Characterised by multi-talented artistes with boundless energy and photogenic good looks, the secret behind the success of K-pop’s artistes is their ability to endear themselves to their fans, despite the language and cultural gap.

Before you dismiss the Hallyu wave as just another passing fad, you would do well to fully understand how these artistes have managed to gain a stranglehold of the hearts and minds of millions of people. Here are 5 lessons derived from the success of K-pop that you can easily apply to your career.

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5 Safe Office Pranks for April Fools’ Day

By Jacelyn Lim

In just a couple of days, numerous people will peer around corners and look behind their backs every few minutes to make sure that no one is attempting to play a prank on them. No matter your age or gender, April Fools’ Day is always celebrated with enthusiasm as friends try to outwit and out-prank each other with the most elaborate ideas unimaginable.

The office environment is no different. Tricking unsuspecting colleagues will incite a few laughs and gives everyone involved a topic to talk about during lunch or after-work drinks. At the same time, everyone will have a smile on their faces; happy workers translate to higher productivity after all.

Although April Fools’ Day falls on a Sunday this year, you can always shift the customary day to Monday instead!

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7 ways to look and be productive after lunch


By Jacelyn Lim

Studies have shown that a heavy lunch will induce sleepiness, leading to lower concentration and productivity levels. The sugar and carbohydrates that come packaged with your meal causes insulin levels in the blood to rise, signalling the brain to take a “break” and cease activities.

This explains that post-lunch slump many of us suffer from.

We can’t do without lunch; neither can we afford to laze in the office for an hour or so. Because we are extremely sympathetic to your plight, here are a few great post-lunch activities to engage in without looking like you’re skiving:

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