Category Archives: Career

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Negotiate Your Salary

What if you ask for too little or too much money? This is one of the main concerns, a candidate faces at a job interview during salary negotiation. Doing sufficient market research on your job profile and subsequent pay grade can help you negotiate better.

5 Myths About Job Hopping

Why recruiters and employers shouldn’t overlook a resume with varied work experiences and wider skill sets? Take a look at how job hopping is misinterpreted by hiring managers. This article will open your mind to understanding and dispelling 5 common myths about job hopping.

Should You Ever Take a Pay Cut?

When you are switching jobs, expecting a higher pay than your previous job is the norm. Surprisingly, that’s not the case at all times. Sometimes, you’re forced to accept a lower pay package for a myriad of reasons. What are those reasons? Read further to find out.

8 Mistakes to Avoid in Salary Negotiations

Negotiating a salary may seems like trying to make a stone bleed but it need not be so difficult. While negotiations are just about as common as getting a new job, it’s often at this stage where people tend to go wrong. To make sure you don’t make the same mistake, here are some common salary negotiation mistakes you should avoid.

11 Jobs That Are Most Likely to Be Taken over by Robots

Any industry that requires actions to be performed within a set paradigm will lose jobs to machines. Is your job at risk? Will you be de-throned by a robot? Read on to find out if your profession is amongst the ones that is most likely to be taken over by a machine.

6 e-Commerce Platforms to Set up Your Online Store

Are you thinking of selling items online, but have no idea how to get started? Read our quick introduction to some of the best e-commerce platforms you can use for your online selling journey.

3 Common Mistakes Singaporeans Make with Resumes

Even if you think you’re an utterly amazing worker, can you stand out from the crowd right from the outset to score an interview? Prepare a powerful resume and avoid making these common gaffes that everyone else does.

Starting a Business? Here’s What You Need to Know About Setting up a Business Bank Account

Choosing the ideal business bank account is the same as choosing a partner – you want the relationship to last for life. Is it necessary? How to choose the right one? What to submit? Here is everything you need to know about setting up a business bank account.

7 Smart Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview and 4 Not So Smart Ones

Interviews are a two-way street and you need to be asking certain questions to know what exactly you’d be doing in the company, how well you’d fare and whether or not your goals are in line with that of the company. So the next time an interviewer asks you if you have any questions for them, go ahead and fire a couple of these questions away.

5 Cool Co-working Spots for Freelancers and Creatives in Singapore

If you’re a freelancer or just looking for a place to work outside of home, this list of co-working spaces will come in handy to save you money and maybe even your livelihood.

5 Upcoming Sectors in Singapore and Colleges Where You Can Get Trained in Them

There is a sea change in the professional landscape around us. With technology becoming indispensable in our lives, the digital take-over of professions is inevitable. Here are some upcoming sectors and colleges where you can get trained in them.

Three Psychological Tricks to Increase Your Motivation at Work (and Pave the Way for a Higher Salary)

Friday can’t seem to come soon enough, Sunday makes you slightly wistful and Monday hits you with the blues. But if you’re not absolutely hating on your job – and you should consider a switch if it gets to that point –, you might just be suffering from a lack of job motivation. Psychologists reveal three tips for job motivation that will power you through every workday.

Do You Get Paid More if You’re Good Looking?

Results from a new study have uncovered the qualities that will earn you a higher salary and attractive looks aren’t as important as you think it is. So what is? Read on to find out.

5 Tips for Dealing with Life When You Don’t Get the Promotion You Were Expecting

While being promoted at work is a matter of pride and joy, not getting it, especially when you were expecting it, can leave you angry, disheartened and demoralised. We agree that it won’t be one of the best days of your life but there are ways to deal with it. So, before you burn in rage or sulk your heart out, read these tips.

Don’t Make These 7 Common Mistakes That Can Derail Your Career as a Manager

In the cut-throat world of business, careers tend to collapse as easily as a house of cards. And you are left wondering why. Here are some common career mistakes managers make that have the potential to throw budding managerial prospects out of the office window.