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I Don’t Want to Advance in My Career—is That Bad?
“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George ...
5 days ago
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Should I Switch to a Lower-Paying Job for Better Prospects?
Would you take on a new job for a lower salary? It might sound crazy at first, but taking on a lower-paying ...
5 July 2024
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Should I Leave a Comfortable Job for a Job With Growth?
When it comes to your career, how comfortable are you with being comfortable? You might be wondering why ...
5 July 2024
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Fresh Graduate Jobs in Singapore: How to Write Your Resume & Other Tips
Nobody teaches you how to “adult”, least of all your teachers at school. Whether you scored As or Ds, you’ll ...
28 June 2024
New Flexible Work Arrangements Guidelines Coming in Dec 2024—What Does it Mean for Us?
New Flexible Work Arrangements Guidelines Coming in Dec 2024—What Does it Mean for Us?
Singaporeans are placing higher values on fulfilling both their professional and personal responsibilities. ...
31 May 2024
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“If You Can Get Pregnant, We Can’t Hire You”: A True Story About Hiring Discrimination
Should women have opportunities to work? That seems like an unnecessary question. It’s 2024, for Pete’s ...
31 May 2024
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Going Freelance? Here’s How You Should Plan Your CPF & Finances For 2024
Back when I started freelancing full-time in 2014, the only friends who were free to meet up with me at ...
24 May 2024
Expat Moving to Singapore: Tips for Getting a Job Offer and Setting Up Finances
Expat Moving to Singapore: Tips for Getting a Job Offer and Setting Up Finances
In 2020, I moved from San Francisco to Singapore as a tech professional. I was seeking out a new adventure ...
19 December 2023
Public Holidays in Singapore 2024: How to Get 56 Days of Holiday Using 18 Days of Annual Leave
Public Holidays in Singapore 2024: How to Get 56 Days of Holiday Using 18 Days of Annual Leave
With flight prices shooting sky-high post-pandemic, we have to start booking our overseas trips earlier. ...
28 November 2023
Give One-Off Special Lump Sum Payment and Increase Wages, Says National Wages Council
Give One-Off Special Lump Sum Payment and Increase Wages, Says National Wages Council
As the usual cai fan fare approaches the $10 mark, coupled with rising costs of electricity, water, and ...
9 November 2023
The Best Cities for Remote Work, According to a Digital Nomad
The Best Cities for Remote Work, According to a Digital Nomad
The pandemic changed the world in many ways but one thing’s for sure: it has changed the way we work. The ...
7 November 2023
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How to Handle a Layoff: A Step-By-Step Guide
When our colleague’s friend, Bernard*, was told to go to the office early on a Monday morning “for a chat”, ...
10 October 2023
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How Do I Negotiate My Salary When Switching Careers?
Once upon a time, making a career switch was seen as something scary, uncommon, and worrying. It was something ...
13 September 2023
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“I Own Over 12,000 Barbie Dolls, But Barbie Isn’t My Favourite Toy”—Singapore’s ‘Barbie Guy’ on Personal Branding and Authenticity
Meet Jian Yang—the Barbie Guy. He owns over 12,000 Barbie dolls, which inhabit his 1,050 sq ft walkup terrace, ...
10 August 2023
Highest-Paying Jobs in Singapore 2023—Which Industries Pay Six-Figure Salaries?
Highest-Paying Jobs in Singapore 2023—Which Industries Pay Six-Figure Salaries?
I firmly believe that comparing ourselves to others is a pointless endeavour. Only tiger parents engage ...
22 May 2023
Living Week to Week and Pitching Door to Door—Former Pro Race Car Driver Claire Jedrek On What It Takes to Make Racing a Career
Living Week to Week and Pitching Door to Door—Former Pro Race Car Driver Claire Jedrek On What It Takes to Make Racing a Career
Presenter. Entrepreneur. Athlete. Esports enthusiast. TEDx Speaker. Claire Jedrek is literally everything, ...
20 April 2023
2023 Survey Shows That Women in Singapore Are Less Likely Than Men to Pursue Career-related Training
2023 Survey Shows That Women in Singapore Are Less Likely Than Men to Pursue Career-related Training
So maybe you’ve seen the Institute of Policy Studies’ (IPS) latest survey making its way around town. Well, ...
31 January 2023
Daycation Singapore Hotel Prices: M Social, Fairmont, Shangri-La and more
Daycation Singapore Hotel Prices: M Social, Fairmont, Shangri-La and more
Ever since working from home became the default from May 2021, everyday has become a bit of a blur. What ...
22 September 2022
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5 Ways Singaporeans Can Protect Themselves From Potential Retrenchment
If you’ve been freaking out about retrenchment thanks to the impending recession, well, things aren’t going ...
17 June 2022
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MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table): What Does It Mean If Your Financial Advisor Has Achieved MDRT?
Insurance agents often throw around the term “Million Dollar Round table”, or MDRT, especially in recruitment ...
9 February 2022
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Employee Stock Options: All You Need To Know About Owning Stocks in The Company You Work At
So, you’ve just gone for an interview for a position at a startup, SME or tech company, and they’re offering ...
3 February 2022
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National Service in Singapore — NSF Ranks, Pay and Other Benefits
I’ve obviously never served National Service (NS), but from what I gather, it’s pretty serious business. ...
24 January 2022
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7 CNY 2022 Part-Time Jobs: Where To Earn Money If You Are Too Free
So, you’ve got a bit of time on your hands over the Chinese New Year break. You’d like to make a bit of ...
19 January 2022
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Food Delivery Riders: How Much Can You Earn as a Deliveroo, Foodpanda or Grabfood Rider?
With low barriers to entry and plenty of flexibility, it’s no surprise that being a food delivery rider ...
18 January 2022
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Civil Service Singapore: Pros and Cons Of Working For Singapore
These days, the corporate sector is a dangerous place to be. With waves and waves of retrenchment in the ...
30 December 2021