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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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The Ins and Outs of Salary Negotiations

By Deanna Bonaparte

After all the years of dealing with hair-pulling issues at work and labouring over unending tasks and demands, perhaps you feel it is time for you to be given credit where credit is due – a reasonable increase in your salary. Before this happens, you need to make the bold move to negotiate your salary. A salary negotiation is a process that should be walked through carefully. Here are some things to keep in mind before you propose one. (Read More Here!)

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Gaining an Edge with a Postgraduate Degree

We need to face the facts – a bachelor’s degree is now the de facto norm. You can no longer expect a degree to secure you the job of your dreams, and will often have to compete with other degree holders for the same jobs. And as the proportion of university graduates in the working population increases, you can only expect the competition to get tougher. But if a bachelor’s degree no longer confers the competitive edge it used to, what then? A visit to the Postgraduate Executive Fair 2015 will allow you to browse through a range of upgrading opportunities that will make you more marketable and versatile. (Read More Here!)

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Shining the Light on Reverse Mentoring

By Deanna Bonaparte

A mentorship scheme is extremely beneficial in the workplace especially for the uninitiated. New employees are better able to assimilate new information and excel in their jobs with the guidance of experienced mentors who are familiar with company goals and the industry. As a new employee, being assigned a mentor to guide you through your new responsibilities can also help to quell your anxiety and smoothen the daunting process of picking things up quickly. But the onus to learn is not only on new employees and fresh graduates. Learning, regardless of your length of employment, is a lifelong process of keeping abreast with changes and new developments. Experienced senior employees have to strive to seek continual improvement, and one of the many ways to upgrade themselves is through the exercise of reverse mentoring. (Read More Here!)

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