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How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

By Desiree Yang

Imagine overhearing some water cooler talk about someone in the office whom your colleagues’ feel is bossy and an unwelcome busybody. You ask around out of curiosity but no one seems willing to divulge the identity of this person, and appear uneasy when you probe further. Then it dawns on you – they’re talking about you. You’ve never thought of yourself as someone who’s nosy or bossy and knowing that you’re the talk of the town because of your unwitting actions leaves you at a loss as to what to do. (Read More Here!)

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Expectations vs. Reality - Being a Game Developer in Singapore

By Desiree Yang

Say you grew up with video games – be it gunning for the enemy or building a virtual city – and your love for these games led you to toy with the idea of becoming a game developer. Now that you’re an adult, you still harbour ambitions to develop and design games – you’ll be a digital artist and enthrall gamers the world over – and you don’t see why you shouldn’t give it a shot. (Read More Here!)

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Survey Results: Singapore Workers Reveal Their Working Weight Woes, in JobsCentral Survey

By Jonathan Tay

More than three in five Singapore workers (61.7 per cent) have gained weight since starting work. Furthermore, 16.8 per cent have reported gaining at least 20 kg since joining the workforce. This is according to an online study conducted by JobsCentral which included the responses of more than 3,000 working adults in Singapore. The majority of weight gainers (59.3 per cent) recorded a more conservative increase of less than 10 kg.

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Survey Results: One in Four Singapore Workers Have an Auspicious Practice at Work, according to a JobsCentral Survey

By Jonathan Tay

Would you don work clothes of a specific colour or avoid going to work on ominous dates, if doing so would improve your fortunes and career success? An online study conducted by the JobsCentral Group in mid-2013 that surveyed 3,568 Singapore workers discovered that more than a quarter of respondents (28 per cent) follow auspicious practices to help boost their success at work.

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Singapore workers recount strange requests from their bosses, in JobsCentral’s Survey

By Jonathan Tay

An online study by JobsCentral found that nearly two out of every five workers (39.1 per cent) in Singapore have ever been asked by their bosses to perform tasks that fall outside their job scope. In addition, 21.3 per cent of workers reported ever having to accomplish a request, which was just outright absurd.

The study which was conducted from May to June 2013 included the response of over 3,500 workers. (Read More Here!)

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Survey Results: Tales of the night (shift). Singapore workers share ghostly encounters at work

By Jonathan Tay

Shifting shadows and eerie brushes of cold winds. Could they be tricks of the mind or something more daunting? The latest online study conducted by JobsCentral, from May to June 2013, asked over 3,500 Singapore workers if they have ever experienced supernatural incidents at work.

Nearly one out of five (16.5 per cent) workers reported having personally experienced or hearing of supernatural occurrences at their workplaces.

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JobsCentral Survey: Singapore employers confess to bad work habits that they are guilty of

By Jonathan Tay

In this study, JobsCentral explores employer-employee work relationships and the common bad working habits bosses commit.

75 per cent of employers say it is important that employees work over the weekends or after office hours. In addition, over two-fifths (45.7%) said they would contact their employees on leave. 58.2 per cent maintain it is important their employees remain contactable, regardless of whether they are on vacation.

The online survey was conducted from August to October 2012 and included the responses of 256 hiring managers and 3,299 employees.

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Survey Results: In the quest for talents. Interviewers share bizarre interview encounters and common interview blunders, finds JobsCentral’s survey

By Jonathan Tay

From dealing with a crying interviewee to encountering a stalker, interviewers reveal some of the strangest job candidates they have come across in JobsCentral’s latest online study. The study, which was conducted from August to September 2012, included the responses of over 390 hiring managers and HR personnel.

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Survey Results: Three-in-four employers in Singapore snoop on job candidates online, JobsCentral’s Survey finds

By Jonathan Tay

Jobseekers, mind your netiquette. Your future boss could be watching your online deeds. According to an online study by JobsCentral, at least three-in-four employers (75.1 per cent) would do online researches on potential job candidates. Social media sites, mainly LinkedIn (38.4 per cent) and Facebook (34.3 per cent), are the most commonly used channels by snooping employers.

The online study was conducted from August to September 2012, among 396 hiring managers and HR personnels.

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