Michelle Lim

Let’s have a toast as we celebrate JobsCentral/JobsFactory’s 10th year anniversary!

JobsFactory, together with sister company JobsCentral, celebrate our 10th year anniversary this year. Let us look back in time together and reminisce on how we grew from a 2-people strong team into one of the largest online job portals in Singapore!

JobsCentral and JobsFactory together is a rare local success story in the Internet business. We are proud to be 100% owned and managed by Singaporeans.

Our mission is to help jobseekers and students make better career and education decisions during each stage of their life. We have been fortunate to have grown the company over the past 10 years and currently we have about 2 million career seekers and 15,000 employers using our various media channels each year. Our channels comprise of job portals, scholarship portals, career magazines and large scale career fairs. When it comes to student recruitment services, we are the largest player via our BrightSparks and BrightMinds brands. JobsCentral currently operates in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Ask any entrepreneur, and they will tell you that starting up a business is never easy. Let’s hear from our CEO, Lim Der Shing about his start-up story and plans for future growth.

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K-9! Life in the Singapore Police Force’s Police K-9 Unit


“Always Alert and Ready”

The use of police dogs was first mooted in 1953. At the start, the Police K-9 Unit consisted of 4 German Shepherds and 4 Trainee Handlers. The K-9 unit has since come a long way with its recent new facilities set up at Mowbray Road. The Unit has a total strength of 179 dogs and 209 officers with specialisation in narcotics, explosives and guard canines.

BY MICHELLE LIM

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Sun, Sand, and Sea

The warm rays of the sun on your face, the salty wind whipping across your brow, as you ride the lazy waves on a balmy tropical afternoon. Tonight, you will be in Thailand! Happily, you survey all the activities around you – people going about their jobs, people talking, machine and equipment noises. Typical in a day onboard a Republic Singapore Navy ship. Wait a minute! The Navy? Yep! You got that right!

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Career Central Inbox

You have been calling, mailing and emailing us for quite a while now. Comments, accolades, brickbats and pleadings for help. We think it’s time for you, our readers, to have some real estate of your own from this issue of Career Central onwards. A place for you to share, espouse, vent and occasionally, say nice things about us. This is your page, so if you have got something you just need to get off your chest or a burning question you just have to ask, fire up your computer right now and email us. We would love to hear from you. Really.

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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies: Maximum Overdrive

As world-wide hard-disk drive shipments hit new records, industry analysts continue to be very upbeat about this segment, providing glowing predictions of further growth and opportunities. Michelle Lim takes a closer look at this industry and focuses on Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, one of the key players in the storage world.

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Styling Magic

Ever wondered how models in a magazine look so good? Not a hair out of place, flawless skin, beautiful clothes, and accessories. The mood of the theme captured perfectly in a blend of colors, lights, textures, and charisma. All these don't happen by accident or magic.

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2006 JobsFactory employers of choice for entry-level graduates

Which organisations do entry-level and recent university graduates in Singapore want to work for? Who do they consider as their ultimate dream employer and why? JobsFactory, together with Career Central, brings to you the results of the much-anticipated JobsFactory Employers of Choice for Entry-level Graduates 2006 survey.

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Recruiting in Style L’Oréal Brandstorm Competition


La Difference, the team of three ladies from Singapore Management University, clinched the top spot in this year’s L’Oréal Brandstorm 2006 (Singapore) – a prestigious marketing competition. Career Central takes a look at this unique platform to hire the brightest fresh graduates for the leading beauty company.

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