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Unconventional Tips for Starting a Business

The Gig Economy is here to stay. More people are opting to start their own businesses (14% of Singapore population as of 2016) rather than to take the traditional route of joining an established company. Starting a company can be daunting, especially when it takes a lot of willpower, determination, and risk-appetite to make it a success. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or you have [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog|

Why Waiting for Your Dream Job is Hurting Your Career?

Graduating this July? Some of you may be lucky to have secured your first job right before graduation. Others may still be looking out for your dream job. Yes, the dream job - it encompasses work-life balance, a work culture where you call your co-workers family and a salary that’s decent for you. Does a job that ticks all the boxes of your ideal job [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Blog|

How To Network Successfully (And Make A Connection!)

All working adults know the benefit of networking and nurturing that connection for the future. Building a relationship with peers in the industry helps you find a potential client, sharing perspectives or even a new career. For graduates just entering the job market, networking can be daunting. How do you talk about yourself without selling yourself aggressively? Where do you begin by making a connection [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Blog|

In Under 300 Words: Live the Best Story of Your Life

Image of cover taken from http://www.boblitwin.com/ This month’s book review, we’re taking a step away from personal development stories. There is nothing wrong with self-help books. Since we are in the middle of 2017, it would be best to highlight unique coaching techniques used by other coaches. If you are starting out, learning from the leaders in the field on their techniques to [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts

Conflicts occur in the office - there is no way to avoid it. As a manager, your role is to mediate arguments and prevent future conflicts from occurring. That being said, how do YOU handle conflicts when you are a part of it? It is easier to take a step back from the argument and provide solutions when it happens between your employees. How do [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Top 3 Soft Skills Companies Look for in Managers

Plus how you can acquire and hone them. We are all no strangers to soft skills. Touted as a key management skill, this borders on ambiguity at times. Sure, we know that communication and leadership is part of soft skills to have. But what are the specific components of it? How to acquire and hone these skills? With the changing economy and a shift in the [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog|
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