Melody Tan

All sold out

Shoppers may have a fine time sifting through buys and grabbing their wares, but what goes on behind the sale? Find out more about the retail industry from the management point of view.

By Melody Tan

Retail is not just about selling or the salespeople you see at stores and cashier tills. Much action and coordination goes behind the scenes to get products on and off the shelves.

For example, logistics and distribution plays a key role in retailing as the products have to move from the manufacturer to the retailer. Other considerations that retailers have to think of are store locations, stock levels and finances. Marketing is also involved as retailers have to attract the target audience of the product. To make sure all the processes run smoothly, there is a need for retail management.

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Hitting the books again

Furthering your education in the middle of a career is a big decision. Career Central helps you along with the factors you need to consider and the options you have.

By Melody Tan

With the changing economy, new knowledge has to be attained to remain relevant and competitive in the jobs market. Hence there is an increased pressure to upgrade existing skills and qualifications.

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Flying High

Being a Singapore Girl is not just about glamour. Standards are high, whether it is in grooming or conduct. But the highest standard of all is that of service. Career Central finds out more from flight attendants of our national carrier.

By Melody Tan

Daniel Randolph, 35, Leading Steward, SIA (left) and Jessie Keuk, 39, Chief Stewardess, SIA (right)

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Selling financial wisdom

Among the plethora of financial services companies, only a handful focus on selling financial advice instead of just selling products. Alpha financial advisers private limited (ALPHA) is one of them, and vice president Go Ashokh Menon, sheds light on the industry, what the job entails and the important skills that you need.

By Melody Tan



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