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SkillsFuture - How can Employees Benefit?

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By Deanna Bonaparte

The recently-announced Budget 2015 elicited both good and bad responses from the public – it is, after all, simply impossible to please the entire population. But given that our work landscape is becoming increasingly complicated and competitive, the SkillsFuture initiative introduced by the Government is something both active and passive jobseekers can fully rejoice over and leverage on in order to stay relevant in today’s complex economy. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Start a Business on the Side?

Question: I am currently employed full-time but am considering a secondary source of income by starting my own business on the side. Is this a viable idea?

Answer: Starting and managing a side business requires a considerable amount of effort and resources – perhaps more than you think! A great deal of time, effort and resources need to be invested in order if your side business is not to end up in the red – permanently. (Read More Here!)

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Kick-Starting Your Personal Brand

By Angela Soh

The job market is becoming increasingly competitive every year. With jobseekers constantly looking to gain an edge over their peers, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you need to step up your game in order to remain competitive. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: How Do I Prepare for an Exit Interview?

Question: I have been asked to speak to a HR representative regarding my resignation and am supposed to participate honestly in an exit interview. How do I go about preparing myself for it?

Answer: They say that first impressions matter, but not many are aware that final impressions, too, are lasting impressions. An exit interview is a chance for you to leave an impression and a positive one will bode well for your future career. (Read More Here!)

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How Can I Go Back to My Old Job?

By Deanna Bonaparte

If you are finally certain that you want to go back to your old job, it is likely that you have ascended from the dark place in your thoughts where you felt crestfallen and where your mind was firing ‘What if’ scenarios in all directions. There must have been a reason behind your resignation at your previous company. Perhaps you misjudged the company or a certain situation, or perhaps you leapt at the prospect of a better salary and greater career advancement opportunities elsewhere. Whatever the case, the question “How do I go back to my old job?” is a relatively friendly occupant in your mind considering that you have already conquered an arguably more unsettling thought: “Should I go back?” (Read More Here!)

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Part-Time Postgraduate Students: Balancing Work, Life and Studies

Many working professionals are wary of taking a year or two off from their careers in order to pursue postgraduate studies full-time, even if they stand to enjoy better career prospects after graduating. Others may dread the additional financial burden that a postgraduate course would place on them – especially if they stop drawing a regular salary as full-time students. As a part-time postgraduate student, you will enjoy the best of both worlds – you can look forward to better career opportunities after graduating and will not have to worry about picking up from where you left off. However, if not managed carefully, your studies can also upset the careful balance that you have established between work and life. Before you visit the Postgraduate Executive Fair 2015, we offer you some tips on how to be a successful and well-adjusted postgraduate student. (Read More Here!)

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JobsCentral Learning Survey 2014: More Mature Learners Are Pursuing A Diploma

Survey saw a 2.5 fold increase in those aged 60 and above taking up Diploma studies

(Singapore, 14 January 2015): As the great Michelangelo once said: “I am still learning”. Indeed, education is a lifelong process and according to the results from the 2014 JobsCentral Learning survey by Careerbuilder Singapore, the demand for further education has been seeing an exponential growth. This can be observed in respondents keen on diploma studies, with an increase from 18% in 2013 to 26% this year. (Read More Here!)

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Choosing the Right Postgraduate Course

We’ve talked about how postgraduate degrees are a great option for both personal enrichment and professional upgrading. But while a higher degree offers innumerable learning and developmental opportunities for you to grow, you shouldn’t rush to enrol in the first course that you come across. Not all postgraduate degrees are created equal, and what works for others may not necessarily work for you. Postgraduate degrees are often highly specialised affairs that confer knowledge in very specific domains. At the Postgraduate Executive Fair 2015 you’ll want to take time to evaluate your needs, weigh your decision and choose carefully. (Read More Here!)

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