Business Solutions

5 Tips for Keeping Ahead of the Competition in Today’s Job Market

a job interview session

Contrary to a common misconception, being a hard worker is often not enough to guarantee career success, especially if one is part of a job market as competitive as Singapore’s. While diligence and perseverance are undoubtedly essential, you probably know by now that they will only get you so far. You cannot merely toil day and night, hoping that your superior will notice and give you a promotion. If you want to advance your career and stay ahead of the

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Business Solutions

6 Benefits of Ergonomic Chair in the Workplace

What is the solution to reducing the rising sitting and postural-related issues? Ergonomics! “The number of employees suffering from back, neck and shoulder complaints caused by sitting and postural-related issues has continued to rise.” – Mark Barrell and Levent Caglar of Boss Design Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between workers and their working environments. It involves designing or adjusting workplaces, products, systems to fit the people who use them. It helps organizations through providing productive workspaces and introducing

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Career and Enterprising

Effective ways to overcome retrenchment in Singapore

Retrenchment is a process where companies let their employees go because of redundancy or the company’s inability to keep their staff because of financial challenges. Retrenchment happens every day in the modern world, and it has increased its rates recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Retrenchment does not only happen to people around you; it might happen to you too. It would be great to sit down and think about what would happen to your loved ones if you lost

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Career and Enterprising

Useful Employment Support Guides (that you probably didn’t know) on LifeSG App

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of many families and caused a loss of jobs. To help retrenched workers and jobseekers, GovTech collaborated with Workforce Singapore (‘WSG’), e2i, TADM, TAFEP and SkillsFuture Singapore (‘SSG’) to develop new modules on the LifeSG App (rebranded from Moments of Life). These employment support modules take a user-centric approach to show relevant information in a bite-sized manner that is easy to understand for the everyday man on the street. It informs target audience

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Career and Enterprising

When Is It Okay To Sacrifice A Bigger Paycheck?

Congratulations! You have been offered the position that you have been pining for. During your final interview, you realized that the starting salary is less than what you expected. It is completely normal to feel disappointed at first. But, you must not dismiss a job offer because of the relatively lower paycheck. Do not get me wrong! I am not advocating the acceptance of an utterly ridiculous offer. All that I am sayings is that there are some scenarios where

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