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The Value of a Gap Year

By Desiree Yang

If you’ve been through Singapore’s education system, chances are, you’ve been through a dozen or so years of formal education before you enter university. For some, the thought of diving head-first into a three or four-year degree can be mighty daunting after studying for so long. Instead, all you might really want is a well-deserved break from the academic treadmill and a chance to let your tortured brain recuperate. (Read More Here!)

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How Helping Others can Help Your Job Search

Volunteering in your community can be rewarding for many reasons – you get to help others, give back to your community and hopefully enjoy some personal growth along the way. Volunteering may help with professional growth as well — by gaining new experiences and meeting new people, you may just end up with a new job.

“Anyone who’s interested in taking charge of their career, whether they are currently employed or not, should volunteer,” says Marsha Egan, career coach and workplace productivity expert. “It is perhaps one of the best kept career development secrets. Not only is it a great opportunity to network, but it’s a wonderful chance to learn how to motivate in a positive way, become a leader and fine-tune organizational skills. The fact that you are giving back to [the] community and going to feel good about it – that’s an amazing bonus too.”

3 reasons why volunteering can help with your job search:

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