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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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Mid-Career Professionals: Time to Upgrade?

As an experienced working professional in Singapore, one of the reasons you may not be able to grow your careers in the desired direction is because of ‘qualification inflation’, whereby a large proportion of degree graduates enter the workforce every year. To distinguish yourself from your working peers, you may need to go beyond a Bachelor’s degree. And with the Postgraduate Executive Fair 2015 coming up next month, there’s never been a better time to upgrade yourself with a wide variety of further education courses. (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Accept an Overseas Job Assignment?

Question: I’ve recently been offered a job assignment overseas. What are some of the things I should consider when making my decision?

Answer: When people think of expatriates, they think of cushy lifestyles involving a generous living allowance, company cars and – if there are children in the picture – a fully-funded education for the young ones at an international school. (Read More Here!)

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Moving Toward a Workplace-Ready Workforce

It’s an age-old catch-22 for fresh graduates: how can you get some work experience for your resume if many employers shut the door in your face in favour of more experienced jobseekers? In addition, as a fresh graduate you might not have the best idea of what kind of profession or career you’d be best suited for. Getting yourself ready for the working world is thus a very big challenge for fresh graduates, and one that should be addressed well before you graduate from university, according to Mark Coggins, founder and CEO of M2 Academy. (Read More Here!)

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Career Lessons from the David Moyes Saga

By Deanna Bonaparte

Even if you aren’t a footie fan, you’ve surely heard about how the ‘David Moyes era’ has come to its long-awaited end, with his dismissal as Manager of Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) making headlines in the world of sports.

Compared to his predecessor, the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes’ time in the hotseat was extremely short-lived. But one thorn of (another’s) experience is worth a wilderness of warning, and here are some workplace takeaways from Moyes’ ill-fated stint for workplace managers. (Read More Here!)

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A Career in the Fine Arts is Feasible

By Edmund Wang

The image of the ‘starving artist’ is a commonly invoked stereotype in Singapore, as those with specialised qualifications, such as in Engineering and Accounting, have traditionally been highly-valued and accordingly rewarded with generous remuneration.

However that could very well be yesteryear’s story. With Singapore on the verge of joining a select group or nations as ‘Developed Countries’, the wheels have been set in motion for our little red dot to place greater emphasis on the arts. (Read More Here!)

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Rolling Contracts – The Way Forward for Future Jobs?

By Durga Elamaran

In Singapore, having a permanent job is necessary for most, if not all of us. But recently, more companies have begun offering fixed-term contracts as a long-term alternative to permanent positions. These so-called rolling contract positions are only renewed at the organisation’s discretion, although most usually are (making them functionally equivalent to a permanent position, but without the job security). (Read More Here!)

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