|May 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...Read More
|PART 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.
|PART 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 ...Read More
|How 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 ...Read More
Topic(s): Learning & Development
|Trends 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.
Topic(s): World News and Insights
|Successful 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.
During the...Read More
|Kickstarting 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 ...Read More
2019 is coming to a close. The year has passed us by faster than we thought and it felt like just yesterday that we were celebrating Lunar New Year at the beginning of the year! 2019 has been a great year for us and we could not have achieved it without the support of our candidates and clients, all of whom played a pivotal role in our work in 2019.
A big shoutout to our dearest colleagues, who weathered the downs with us this ye...Read More
Topic(s): Just For Fun
In our recent team training, we attempted to build a freestanding tower made out of spaghetti supporting a single marshmallow right at the top of the tower!
Topic(s): Learning & Development