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Q&A: How Can I Make the Best Use of my Unemployment Period?

Question: I have just been laid-off from my previous job and am currently unemployed. I do not expect to be able to find a job right away. What can I do to ensure that I make the best use of my unemployment period and stand myself in good stead with my future employers? (Read More Here!)

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From Employee to Employer: How to Make a Smooth Transition?

By Durga Elamaran

You’ve taken your baby steps into the working world, gradually moved up the corporate ladder and now you’re finally the boss of your own company! Handling troublesome clients and hectic workloads as an employee can seem insignificant when you find yourself having to manage an entire company. This 180 degree turn can certainly be stressful, but fret not - here are some tips on how to make a smooth transition. (Read More Here!)

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Setbacks are the Biggest Boost to Workplace Aptitude

By: Gerald Goh

It’s an oft-quoted cliché that you cannot truly succeed in life unless you have experienced first-hand the bitterness of personal or professional failure - or even both.

But like all clichés, this idiomatic saying is not entirely without merit. A colleague recently wondered aloud: is it true that the majority of hardworking employees are actually only those who have experienced some sort of significant setback in life? (Read More Here!)

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Q&A: Should I Accept a Contract Position?

Question: After having gone for a job interview for a permanent position, the company has offered me the role – but only on a contract basis. Should I accept their offer?

Answer: Your first reaction: what a disappointing – even insulting – offer! It’s perfectly natural to feel this way if you’ve applied for the position on the assumption that it’d be a permanent role.

What’s more, contract offers are usually made to candidates with insufficient work experience or educational qualifications, so to be offered the role on a contract basis (assuming it was advertised as a permanent role) implies that you lack either or both attributes. (Read More Here!)

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Career Fairs Evolved to Suit New Needs

By Juliet Soh

With a competitive job market and higher expectations from jobseekers, career fairs must offer more than just job opportunities. JobsCentral took the lead in offering an exclusive networking session, on-site interviews and free seminars in addition to jobs in the JobsCentral Career & Learning Fair 2011.

The annual event, in its 6th year running, attracted a visitorship of more than 50,000 and hosted 109 exhibition booths. Employers from many industries are represented, including a strong showing by tourism and hospitality employers including Singapore Tourism Board, Duck & HiPPO, Fairmont and Swissotel, InterContinental Hotels Group, Sentosa Leisure Group and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

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