banner for the articleGig Economy Part I: What’s Happening in the Gig Economy

In part one of our series of articles on the gig economy, we share more about its background, the benefits it offers and the challenges it poses for both workers and businesses.

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The gig economy has been around for many years. It...

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banner for the article5 Popular Roles For 2023

1. Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
banner for the articleReverse Marketing

You might be familiar with this scenario. Scrolling through endless job portals and submitting countless resumes. After weeks of anticipation, you open your inbox only to see an email that writes, ‘Thank you for your application, but we have found other more suitable candidates.’.
Not too long ago, simply responding to job listings o...

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banner for the articleMay The Dreams Of Your Past Be The Reality Of Your Future

Jimi Hendrix, legendary electric guitarist once said, “May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future”.
As children, we were all asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Familiar answers include teacher, doctor, or even an astronaut. Though these careers differ drastically, they all have one thing in common – meaning. A doctor saves lives. A teacher educates the next generation. An astronaut studies how...

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banner for the articlePART II of X – “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”

If you have watched the Lion King movie and enjoyed it just as I do, then you would have probably heard of this quote which Mufasa lovingly shared with his beloved son, Simba, “Everything the light touches is our Kingdom”. This is the first thought that came to my mind when I transitioned from my role as a Researcher to take on a 360 Executive Recruiter role.


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banner for the articlePART I of X – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

This is a common saying that originated from a Chinese proverb and the quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Dao De Jing ascribed to Laozi. The proverb teaches that even the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point, and it all begins with one first step. This resonates deeply with me and draws parallel to my 8-year journey with CTES Consulting, a Consulting, Training, and Executive Search firm. That one step I took has led me so far along the way ...

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banner for the articleHow skills picked up in NS can apply to the commercial world

In all the years we’ve been providing career counselling and coaching, we have noticed — and heard firsthand — from our candidates that some skills picked up in National Service (NS) are highly applicable to the workforce. Contrary to popular belief, NS can be a period in a man’s life where essential skills are picked up that can be applied to his professional endeavours.

Often deemed a rite of passage where boys become men, National Service is the ...

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banner for the articleTrends in 2021

Given the current state of the global economy, it’s almost expected that the job market won’t be as robust as we would like. However, with several vaccines being developed, economists are predicting a gradual economic recovery. 

What does this mean for the job market? Here are a few trends we can expect in the new normal.

Renewed Hope and More Jobs 
As countries race to develop vaccines to combat Covid-19, more countr...

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banner for the articleSuccessful Online Webinar “Can You Tell Me More About Yourself?"

CTES recently completed a successful run of our online webinar “Can you tell me more about yourself?” where participants gained invaluable knowledge on how best to prepare for their upcoming interviews.
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During the...

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banner for the articleKickstarting 2021 with our Chinese “Niu” Year Celebrations

What’s the best way to welcome the Chinese “Niu” (Chinese for Ox) Year for 2021?
2020 has been an eventful and busy year for CTES and the team certainly look forward to an even better year ahead with bountiful opportunities to forge stronger bonds with our stakeholders.

CTES’s yearly tradition for the 1st day of work after Chinese New Year was to have a simple yet joyous reunion lunch after ...

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