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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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Tension on the Formula One Grid: Takeaways for the Workplace

By Desiree Yang

Whether you’re a fan of Formula One or not, you should be no stranger to the deafening engines that have hit the Marina Bay Street Circuit every year in September since 2008, right here on our sunny shores. The 2014 F1 World Championship which began in Australia in March has seen a considerable amount of drama since the early stages of the race. When the championship landed in Monaco in late May, the spotlight was on the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team as an air of hostility descended over childhood friends and now teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton – all because Hamilton was prevented from challenging for pole position after yellow flags were raised when Rosberg crashed during the qualifying round. Rosberg then went on to claim the win on race day. With all this talk about tension, rivalry and hostility, here are some takeaways from the entire debacle that can be applied to the workplace at a managerial level. (Read More Here!)

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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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Climbing the Corporate Ladder: How Far Are You Willing to Go?

By Winifred Tan

If there is anything that Alvin Wang’s case has taught us, it is that people are oftentimes willing to go to creative, unexpected, even extreme lengths to achieve their goals.

Last month, the IT Diploma graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic made headlines when he launched an online website to show off his credentials and appeal for entry into the National University of Singapore’s Computer Science Programme. Titled “Help Alvin Get into School,” the website garnered over 8,000 Facebook “likes” in less than 24 hours and sparked off a second public outcry when it was discovered that Alvin had left out certain pertinent details about his university application.

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