InteraCTES

  
20
Jun
banner for the articleLittle Things that Go a Long Way

With an average work time of 45 hours a week, squeezing in workout routines is not easy. Still, exercising should be a priority as it is beneficial for health and it improves the quality of life. To adopt a healthier lifestyle, there are habits to take up which can be squeezed into your working hours. 
 
One way is to take walks for at least 30 minutes each day. It may seem like a long time, but it will add up...

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11
Jun
banner for the articleSalary Negotiation Talk at the London School of Business and Finance

For the uninitiated, negotiating the desired salary can be daunting. We demystified the process, so the students set themselves up for success, and nothing less.

Starting off with understanding internal, external and individual equity, we then moved on to the pre-negotiation analysis, understanding the negotiator and negotiation techniques. We also covered transitioning into a new job and discussed a special salary alternative scale unique to CTE...

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Topic(s): Career Advice
23
May
banner for the articleHiring Trends in Singapore 2018

Trending this year in employment is two overarching factors – flexibility and the digital culture.

Contracting in Singapore has been on the rise, showing that companies in Singapore notice the benefit of adopting a flexible workforce. Those seeking flexibility in their careers such as mothers and candidates who want to broaden their corporate exposure will benefit from this.

As technology continues to grow ever increasingly, ...

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09
May
banner for the articleThe Reason for Being Unaccomplished

Making the most of our hours maximizes our productivity, increasing output with lesser time taken. We often keep pressing on until we burn out and our performance starts to decline. The focus has been lost as we enter a state of ‘wandering’ – one instance is reading a sentence mindlessly over and over again. Once we slip into this action repeatedly, a habit cultivates and we become used to it. This kind of habit is unhealthy and does not ...

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18
Apr
banner for the articleA Guide to Understanding Your Strengths - Personality Tests

Are you unsure of what you are good at? The 16 Personalities Test is a great guide to the roles you may excel in. We certainly do not wish to be trapped with a mundane job we do not enjoy.

Identifying our personality traits gives us an understanding of our skills. This not only narrows our options to make selection easier, it also allows us to work in our own strengths, making them even stronger! This leads to a crafted persona that showcases our...

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04
Apr
banner for the articleCareer Preparatory Talk at PSB Academy

Employers are using recruitment agencies to meet their talent acquisition needs. At the PBS campus in Marina Square, we met up with the business students to give our perspective on the recruitment process, from a recruiter’s perspective. Covering key areas in resume writing, interview skills, social media, and power dressing, the students learned how recruiters work and learned tricks to ensure their profiles land at the top of the resume pile during...

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Topic(s): Career Advice
27
Mar
banner for the articleInterpersonal Skills

Whether in our workplace or in our personal lives, we have surely encountered challenges handling people. Sometimes, we reach an impasse where we do not know how to react to the situations. This is where interpersonal skills kick in and do its job, helping us to create and maintain good relationships, manage conflicts and solve problems. Strong interpersonal skills empower us to network effectively.

Here are four key areas of development for inte...

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13
Mar
banner for the articleTrending Now in Singapore

If we think about how we interact with the global sphere today, it is commonly via electronic devices. Well-known brands such as Lazada, Zalora, and OCBC Singapore are some of the most searched brands and their services are easily accessible electronically. Previously, we had to physically go to the bank to make a bank transfer, but today, this transaction can easily be done on your phone!

What does this mean for the job roles today? Just as ar...

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08
Feb
banner for the articleHave a break, live for the weekends!

In a fast-paced and dynamic working world, we are often given deadlines and workload which we may not be able to handle. From week to week, we bury ourselves in our work, neglecting the protests from our bodies in saying, "HEY, WE NEED A REST HERE!". Thinking that you will be more productive by constantly working is false. Research has shown that we need time to refresh - not just for our bodies, but also for our minds.

Having a mental break is important and this can ...

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02
Feb
banner for the articlePractice, Practice, Practice: Mock Interview with PSB-Daegu University

Qualification is not the only key to success, knowing how to deliver them is also important. Slapping down our qualifications onto a piece of paper is easy, but what about presenting them in person?

Recently, we hosted a group of Korean students from PSB-Daegu University when they were here in Singapore. This session was targeted to help the students learn and to improve on their interview skills. Anxiety and nerves tend to kick in during ...

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Topic(s): Interview