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Job-Hopping – A Viable Career Strategy?

By: Png Han Yong

How long would you stay in a job before considering a switch? A year? Two?

Gone are the days of one-organisation employees who hope to climb the corporate ladder. The volatility of today’s global economy and the changes in workplace dynamics both have greatly diminished the negative stigma which previously dogged job-hoppers. On the contrary, job-hopping is now often perceived as the doorway to greater career opportunities.

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Make Time for Your Little Ones

By: Edmund Wang

Spending too much time at work and not enough with your kids in their formative years is probably the biggest regret that you, as a working parent, may have. According to a study published in the UK’s Daily Mail, nearly two-thirds of 2,000 working parents surveyed agreed that they wished they had spent more time with their children.

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Effectively Developing Your Employees’ Career Paths

By: Gerald Goh

In the modern workplace, employee loyalty is becoming an increasingly endangered species. It’s no surprise that one of the main reasons employees leave their job is because they feel that their career progression (and with it any salary increment) in the organisation has hit a brick wall.

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Competition at work – how it can help your career

By Ethan Sia

It has been seen all over the news for the past few months - the war between Apple, Samsung and Google. Lawsuits aside, it’s obvious to see how technology from respective companies has improved over the years. As a result of their rivalry, both sides have revolutionised the Smartphone technology and became leaders of the mobile phone market.

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Be the Next World Champion - Master the Art of F1 Racing at Work

By Ethan Sia

The F1 Singapore Grand Prix ended with an exciting finale just last Sunday. Besides the adrenaline rush of high speed spills and thrills, there are career lessons we can all learn from the sport of F1 racing and the drivers themselves.

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3 reasons why you should further your education

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Many of my colleagues are either getting a second degree or studying for a post-graduate qualification. I don’t want to simply jump onto the bandwagon of further education. Could you tell me how getting more papers to my name can help with my career?

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There are several reasons why further education can help with your career:

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Signs your job is taking over your life

By Debra Auerbach

Most workers have to clock in overtime at some point in their careers, and they do so for a variety of reasons. It could be because of a big project with a tight deadline, the desire to make time-and-a-half pay or the nature of the job. Others work long hours just because they are workaholics. Yet if you’re finding yourself working late into the evening most nights, you may be harming your health.

According to a British study — which looked at more than 2,000 middle-aged British workers for an average of nearly six years — employees who work at least 11 hours per day were up to 2.43 times more likely to experience depression compared with those who worked between seven and eight hours a day.

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What's Your Personality Type?


By Melainne Chiew

Originally beginning life in the 1950s as a way of determining whether one had a higher chance of developing coronary heart disease, the Jacob Goldsmith theory (or the Type A and Type B personality theory) has evolved to include two more alphabets, Type C and Type D, as a way of segmenting 7 billion people into 4 different boxes.

Even though numerous medical and psychological experts have consistently debunked this personality segmentation theory, the idea has slowly gained steam throughout the years, becoming an integral part of our business culture and helping to determine what kinds of career would be suitable for each of us.

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What Lies Ahead in the Year of the Dragon

By Farhan Shah

It is the year of the Dragon and for the Chinese, as well as anyone who believes in the mystical qualities of this flying leviathan, 2012 is the perfect year to get married, give birth to a kid or if they’re feeling particularly productive, achieve both at the same time.

According to Ken Koh, Director of House of Feng Shui, 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon. This means that there will be “a bit of disharmony this year” due to the clash of two elements – Water (as 2012 is the year of the Water Dragon) and Earth (as the Dragon possesses a dominant Earth element). In visual terms, imagine a tidal wave of water crashing against an immoveable object like a dam.

Also, contrary to popular belief, the Dragon year doesn’t actually begin on the Lunar New Year but on 4 February 2012, at 6.24pm.

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