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  • How to Focus On Work When You’re Distracted By world in crisis

    9 days ago
  • How to Promote Yourself Without Sounding Obnoxious

    11 days ago by Arti Tawani

    ​Whether it’s at work or in your social circle, we’ve all encountered that person who loves to toot their own horn. Sometimes they can be just plain obnoxious. In today’s remote workplace, however, tooting your own horn to your boss and colleagues may be necessary in order to get credit and recognition.The problem is that it can feel uncomfortable. Meredith Fineman, author o...

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  • 5 Ways Job Seekers Can Stand Out This COVID-19 Winter

    11 days ago by Arti Tawani

    ​If you’re looking for a job and watching the coming COVID-19 holiday season loom, don’t despair: It could be your lucky break. Recruitment Consultants advice is to keep the search active during the holiday season. Companies have budgets for 2021 and often want to have new team members in January. That makes the holidays one of the busiest times of the year for some HR teams...

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  • Ten Questions To Ask Your Manager When Starting A New Job

    11 days ago by Arti Tawani

    When you land a new job, you’re done with your job search, but you’re not done with your work just yet. Of course, you’ll have the work of the new job. In addition, however, you have the work of getting up to speed in your new role. Your new employer hopefully has an onboarding plan in place to ramp you up to full productivity sooner than later. However, don’t assume your em...

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  • Challenges of Shipping Jobs

    22 days ago by Arti Tawani

    According to classification, shipping jobs or working at sea has been classified as one of the ten most dangerous jobs in the world. Although as an outsider it might sound surprising (considering how people think it as a “glamorous” job),  ask a seaman and he would enumerate various difficulties attached with the job. Careful examination of the prospective hazards makes one ...

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  • How to Get in the Mindset of your Interviewer

    about 1 month ago by Arti Tawani

    When you head into any job interview, you want to make a good impression. In the past, you could pick up on a lot of information in the physical environment where the interview was taking place, as well as the body language of the interviewer. But during the pandemic, social distancing has made it harder to use this information, and so it becomes even more valuable to have a...

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  • 33,000 local job seekers in Singapore have found jobs and training places since onset of Covid-19: MOM report

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    SINGAPORE - Despite the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, 33,100 local job seekers have found jobs and training spots through the different government initiatives.They were part of 117,500 new jobs, training and attachment opportunities that the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package created by the end of August.Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said this on Wednesday (Oct 7) in her w...

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  • How To Prepare For A Video Interview

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic, video interviewing has become a very popular hiring tool among recruiters. Preparing for a video interview is very similar to preparing for any other interview–the questions you will be asked and the ways you should conduct yourself will be the same. You will, however, have to take some additional things into consideration when video interviewing...

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  • Singapore's Resident Unemployment Rate Rose To 4.5% In August, Slightly Higher Increase Than in July: MOM

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    ​SINGAPORE - The resident unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points in the month of August to 4.5 percent, said a Ministry of Manpower report on Wednesday (Oct 7). This was slightly higher than the increase of 0.3 percentage points in July, when the resident unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.While monthly unemployment rates have so far generally remained lower than pas...

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  • How To Reimagine the Second Half of Your Career

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    ​When I graduated from college in 1995, the last thing I imagined being was a manager in UX design, which was a relatively young field where we ensured the customers and users of our websites, apps, and software could easily use and enjoy these services. My dream was to be a professional musician — a rock star — and I pursued that goal for several years.I landed a six-month ...

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  • Should You Quit Your Job When You Disagree With Company Management?

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    ​I frequently lead workshops on negotiation, and most of the questions that arise are about negotiating salary or other elements of a job offer (e.g., start date, bonus, schedule). However, every so often, I get a more ambitious, even philosophical question, like how to negotiate for changes at a company when you disagree with senior management.One employee, currently on int...

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  • Financial Leaders Face Pay Sacrifices During The Pandemic

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    ​Finance leaders are expected to see the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic reflected in their compensation this year, research and executive recruiters suggest.In the US, bonuses are projected to decrease for the second year in a row, according to an executive pay survey by Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP). Higher tariffs and trade policy uncertainty slowed gro...

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  • 7 Ways To Tame Distractions And Focus Better On Your Work

    about 2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    A coaching client of mine is looking for a job and consulting in the meantime. He also had started a business a few years ago that has some traction, just not enough to replace a full-time job (hence the job search and consulting). So, he’s also trying to at least maintain his original business idea, while consulting and looking for a job. Finally, his spouse also works and ...

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  • How Are Ships Named – Naming and Launching Ceremony

    2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    ‘What’s in a name?’, a much-heard question of Shakespeare, from his acclaimed play Romeo and Juliet, always had an answer. The importance of a name was diverse in answers, nevertheless, it was often agreed that a name is nothing but an identity, the first door to one’s uniqueness. So we name everything. Every day, every new thing in this world is given appropriate names; the...

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  • Digitalisation Lays Groundwork For Finance To Drive Value

    2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    At the height of the coronavirus spread in China when worst-hit businesses made close to zero revenue, McDonald’s China managed to rake in 60% of its usual revenue, said Aaron Huang, FCMA, CGMA and CFO of McDonald’s China at a recent CGMA100 North Asia Management Accounting Leaders’ Summit in Chengdu. Sustaining this business continuity is a digitalisation strategy that b...

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  • The CFO's role in value creation

    2 months ago

    Financial performance is just one component of an organization’s true value — in fact, what’s on the balance sheet is now estimated to be just one-fifth of a business’s value. That’s one of several reasons the CFO’s role in value creation is growing more complex. The role shift and a greater emphasis on intangible assets are the subjects of a recent report released by the In...

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  • Key Competencies For Finance Business Partnering

    2 months ago by Arti Tawani

    As companies worldwide struggle with rapid geopolitical, demographic, technological, and competitive changes, finance business partnering offers an opportunity to create a strategic advantage. The complex and volatile environment forces midlevel managers to make more operational decisions that can impact performance. In a 2018 global Gartner study, 61% of business decisio...

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  • Should You Look For a New Job if Your Salary Has Been Reduced?

    3 months ago by Arti Tawani

    Although thousands of people have lost their jobs in recent months, there is also a segment of the working population that has taken a pay cut in order to keep their jobs. If you are one of those people who has had their salary reduced, you may be thinking about looking for a new job. It can be conflicting to consider a change during uncertain times, and especially if you en...

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  • Over 200 traineeship opportunities offered in maritime sector

    3 months ago by Arti Tawani

    OVER 200 traineeships in the maritime sector are being made available for fresh and recent graduates under the SGUnited Traineeships Programme, with similar attachment opportunities for mid-career workers, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Foreign Affairs Chee Hong Tat announced.  "While Covid-19 has hit many sectors hard, the maritime sector has remained resilie...

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  • Tired Of Filling Out A Never-Ending List Of Job Applications?

    3 months ago by Arti Tawani

    Recently, Caliber8 did a survey and came across these shocking responses from most of the struggling job hunters: “I’ve sent dozens of applications and still haven’t gotten any interviews.” Job hunting and securing that desired interview are always difficult especially during the turbulent time of COVID-19. We know the drill: You have to compete with thousands of applican...

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