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Just Say No: When to Turn Down a Job Opportunity

By Chai Fook Tien

So you’ve been frantically looking for a job for quite some time – applying for any position that fits your criteria and interviewing with anyone who’s interested. When a job offer finally comes in though, learning to say “no” may actually be the best thing to do. (Read More Here!)

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What Should I Consider Before Making a Career Switch?

By Deanna Bonaparte

Gone are the days when workers would evolve from freshly-minted to veteran in one organisation. Ask anybody you know – you’d learn that they either have worked in a different organisation in the past, or are considering a switch to another in the future. There is a kernel of truth in the notion that job-hopping opens doors to career advancement opportunities and a higher salary. (Read More Here!)

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What You Must Know Before Negotiating Your First Salary

By Adrian Tan from CareerLadder

Salary negotiations are unnerving, especially when the difference of few hundred dollars might lead to the company choosing another candidate. So how do you find the right compromise between company budget restraints and your expectations? (Read More Here!)

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Mistakes to Avoid when Making a Career Change

By CareerBuilder

Very few people enter the workforce and immediately land their dream job right out of the gate. Getting there usually takes years of building skills and experience, often through multiple jobs, and sometimes even across multiple industries. At some point, you may find yourself considering a career change – a dramatic shift in the type of work you do or the type of organisation you do it for. Whether you want to course-correct your career path back toward your dream job or you’re simply not sure your current job is right for you, here are some tips to help you avoid common career change missteps. (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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