EQ

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

By Desiree Yang

Imagine overhearing some water cooler talk about someone in the office whom your colleagues’ feel is bossy and an unwelcome busybody. You ask around out of curiosity but no one seems willing to divulge the identity of this person, and appear uneasy when you probe further. Then it dawns on you – they’re talking about you. You’ve never thought of yourself as someone who’s nosy or bossy and knowing that you’re the talk of the town because of your unwitting actions leaves you at a loss as to what to do. (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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Employing Your EQ in the Workplace

By: Png Han Yong

They say that Intelligence Quotient (IQ) gets you hired but Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) can get you fired.

This simple statement reflects the growing importance of EQ in the modern workplace. These days, companies make it a point to groom their employees through developmental courses that aim to sharpen their “soft skills”, which can range from effective communication and public speaking to personal mastery.

Put simply, EQ refers to the capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. And unlike IQ, which doesn’t change much as we age, our EQ can continually evolve as we progress and learn from our experiences.

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Workplace Elevator Etiquette

By: Png Han Yong

With so many high-rise offices in Singapore, workplace elevators are incredibly commonplace. And like any other part of the workplace, appropriate decorum should be observed when taking the elevator in order to help maintain a sense of order and avoid any awkward situations, even if it’s for just a minute or two – after all, proper elevator etiquette is pretty much common sense.

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