Career & Salary

The Varying Types Of Work Leaves In Singapore

I recently came across with an article featuring a story of a Malaysian employee. He applied for a leave as his mother will be undergoing surgery. To his shock and dismay, his leave was rejected as it was deemed “not too serious”. Early this year, my mother underwent a surgery and I never tried applying for a leave. The thought of having my sister as her companion was enough for me. If my sister was not present, I would immediately

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Surefire Ways To Survive A New Job

New year, new job! Congratulations on acquiring a new position. You have your budding career ahead of you! Are you feeling excited or nervous? It may be exciting to begin a new phase of your career, but it can also be nerve-wracking to start from scratch! Review the following tips to ensure your smooth transition. DO A PHYSICAL TOUR OF THE WORKPLACE From drafting your resignation to completing your unfinished projects, you need to carefully plan out your departure. The

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Plan Your Finances Before Resigning Next Year

Submitting your resignation letter and starting a fresh chapter is a significant transition is someone’s career. Before taking the leap of faith, here are some financial steps that you may take. SET A TIMELINE Many people may think that there are better career opportunities ahead of them, but that is not always the case. This is why, you must set a timeline for realistic events. Ask yourself certain questions that will answer various outcomes. How long can you afford to

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Shy Employees’ Guide To Negotiating Salary

Many offices are filled with smooth-takers who can easily say the right words to get what they want. While some people are born to be negotiators, others are somewhat fearful to share their ideas. Fortunately for you, negotiation is a skill that can be shaped with lots of practice. Start with these tips: PREPARATION IS THE KEY When it comes to gaining confidence and bargaining skills, preparation is the key. Arm yourself with the facts by doing thorough research. Do

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Highest Paid Positions In Singapore (2018)

When the 2018 Michael Page Salary Guide was released, it highlighted the salary benchmarks for an array of jobs across many sectors and industries in Singapore. Naturally, you may focus on the higher end of the spectrum – those people who earn the most. However, investigation must not stop with a single survey! I came up with a slim list that includes data from PayScale. PayScale is a company which, “pioneered the use of big data and unique matching algorithms

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