Career

5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity That Won’t Lead To A Raise
5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity That Won’t Lead To A Raise
Despite the long hours Singaporeans spend toiling away at work, productivity has been lacklustre for years. ...
18 May 2017
Freelance Work: From Side Income to Full Time Job. How Do You Get Started?
Freelance Work: From Side Income to Full Time Job. How Do You Get Started?
Many people these days think of freelance work as a great way to make side income while others use it to ...
17 May 2017
5 Reasons Singapore Companies Should Adopt an Honour Sick Leave System
5 Reasons Singapore Companies Should Adopt an Honour Sick Leave System
Going to the doctor for the sole purpose of getting an MC is something every Singaporean has done at some ...
17 May 2017
4 Hard Truths About Your Career You Must Accept if You Want to Get Ahead
4 Hard Truths About Your Career You Must Accept if You Want to Get Ahead
Every day, you show up at work, keep quiet and do your job, and then leave. Each month, like clockwork, ...
16 May 2017
4 Things You Should Do If You’ve Been Retrenched and are Looking for a New Job
4 Things You Should Do If You’ve Been Retrenched and are Looking for a New Job
2016 was a year with many casualties. And no, we’re not talking about roadkill here, but about the legions ...
15 May 2017
3 Important Lessons You Can Learn From Crappy Part-Time Student Jobs
3 Important Lessons You Can Learn From Crappy Part-Time Student Jobs
The first part-time job I ever had paid $5 an hour. I was waiting tables at a small restaurant in a neighbourhood ...
9 May 2017
5 Good Reasons Why You’re Not Nuts to Accept Less Pay
5 Good Reasons Why You’re Not Nuts to Accept Less Pay
“Pay peanuts, get monkeys” is one of Singaporeans’ favourite expressions, often used when explaining why ...
8 May 2017
Refuse to Spend Long Hours at the Office? Here are 3 Tricks That Will Stop You From Being Penalised by Your Boss
Refuse to Spend Long Hours at the Office? Here are 3 Tricks That Will Stop You From Being Penalised by Your Boss
Have you ever had the sneaking suspicion that your colleague stays back so in the office till late at night ...
5 May 2017
6 Things That Make Singapore Employees Work Inefficiently and Leave Work Later
6 Things That Make Singapore Employees Work Inefficiently and Leave Work Later
Staying at the office till late at night is something virtually every Singaporean employee has experienced. ...
3 May 2017
Why Do Singapore Employers Take So Long to Promote Their Employees?
Why Do Singapore Employers Take So Long to Promote Their Employees?
Have you ever wondered why your boss still bothers to keep you around? He doesn’t seem to like you that ...
2 May 2017
As a Freelancer, Here are 3 Headaches the People In Your Life Give You
As a Freelancer, Here are 3 Headaches the People In Your Life Give You
The number of freelancers in Singapore is steadily rising, and guess what, they’re not all Grab/Uber drivers. ...
26 April 2017
4 Supposedly Good Career Moves in Singapore That are Actually Awful
4 Supposedly Good Career Moves in Singapore That are Actually Awful
The most persistent piece of career advice every Singaporean receives is: studying hard is the only way ...
25 April 2017
4 Roadblocks Singaporean Women Face at Work
4 Roadblocks Singaporean Women Face at Work
Women’s rights are a sensitive issue in Singapore. Any argument that women face sexism, whether at work ...
20 April 2017
Planning to Work For as Long as You Can? Here are 3 Tips
Planning to Work For as Long as You Can? Here are 3 Tips
When former MP Lim Boon Heng urged Singaporeans to “work for as long as you can,” his comment was met with ...
17 April 2017
4 Things Employers Do That Make Their Employees Less Productive
4 Things Employers Do That Make Their Employees Less Productive
Productivity is a dirty word in Singapore. Employees here already work the longest hours in the world, ...
13 April 2017
7 Reasons You Haven’t Been Promoted in a Million Years
7 Reasons You Haven’t Been Promoted in a Million Years
Career progression is very important to young Singaporean employees. The ultimate nightmare is to be stuck ...
12 April 2017
5 Things That Would Really Help Retrenched PMETs
5 Things That Would Really Help Retrenched PMETs
It’s a good thing that the unemployment rate has been so low for so many years. (Even right now, when redundancies ...
11 April 2017
4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Applying for a Corporate Loan in Singapore
4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Applying for a Corporate Loan in Singapore
Our fast-changing world has resulted in many unique ways to do business. The advance of globalisation and ...
10 April 2017
3 Things Singapore Employers Can Do to Help Their Employees Be More Engaged
3 Things Singapore Employers Can Do to Help Their Employees Be More Engaged
You don’t need a survey to tell you that too many Singaporeans hate their jobs, but what the heck—a recent ...
10 April 2017
4 Networking Mistakes Singaporeans Tend to Make
4 Networking Mistakes Singaporeans Tend to Make
Networking events are just as awkward and unappealing as Chinese New Year visits to disliked relatives. ...
6 April 2017
4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Retrenchment in Singapore
4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Retrenchment in Singapore
Recently, a friend of mine who’s been working at a bank for more than 10 years told me she’s been thinking ...
3 April 2017
Don’t Quit Your Job to Chase Your Dreams Until You’ve Considered These 4 Things
Don’t Quit Your Job to Chase Your Dreams Until You’ve Considered These 4 Things
Feel like a corporate drone? Fit the profile of what they call a “millennial”? Then you must have at some ...
31 March 2017
4 High-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require Degrees
4 High-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require Degrees
There’s a reason Singaporean kids wear such thick glasses and are more likely to be seen labouring over ...
30 March 2017
4 Phrases To Use At Work That Don’t Sound Like Excuses
4 Phrases To Use At Work That Don’t Sound Like Excuses
Dealing with everyone at the office pining for your attention takes up the bulk of your waking life, and ...
24 March 2017
4 Hacks to Improve Your Work Life Balance When You’re Expected to Spend Long Hours at the Office
4 Hacks to Improve Your Work Life Balance When You’re Expected to Spend Long Hours at the Office
Work-life balance doesn’t exist in Singapore. If some bosses had their way, you wouldn’t even have a life ...
22 March 2017