InteraCTES

  
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
08
Jan
banner for the articleAceing Your Interview, Introvertly

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

If you are a person who gets energized from having alone time, interacting with small groups and will feel overwhelmed in new situations or large groups of people, you are likely to be an introvert. Introverts and extroverts behave very differently and these behavioural differences may very often determine the kind of jobs which you take on and your career prospects.

For those who can identify themselves as an introvert, it&#...

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Topic(s): Interview
04
Dec
banner for the articleThe Way Forward: A Better Workplace for All

Building an organization that provides the best possible work environment and a place where employees feel they can actively contribute is pertinent to CTES. Given that our employees spend more than 70% of their waking hours at work, we owe it to them to provide a great workplace so they can be motivated, positive, appreciated and engaged. In a recent group meeting with our employees, we discussed the employees' definition of a great workplace and asked f...

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13
Nov
banner for the articleCareer Fair at the London School of Business and Finance

Are career fairs a thing of the past? We are here to tell you that's not true!
 

Recently, we participated in a career fair organized by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF). During the career fair, we had a great time connecting with the students in the school and to share the various job opportunities that we have on hand. Within the three hours, we spoke to many students, all of whom were excited about their future stepping out...

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Topic(s): Career Path