2019

5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

5 Crucial Steps to Dealing with Disability in your Career

Persons with disabilities can still achieve their career goals and aspirations. The good news is, today’s work environment provides many workarounds that can help – beyond that, it comes down to having the right (positive) mindset. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Anticipate the queries (Photo credit: Yomex Owo) Your employer may ask about your accommodation needs, as well as how the demands of the job could impact you. For example,  you may wish to let your employer know if you have mobility needs, or require some flexibility in hours. Some common requests for workplace accommodations include providing a phone with light indicators (so you won’t miss client calls if you’re hearing impaired), installing retina scanners at wheelchair height, or having access to important work facilities (e.g. having more ramps so you need not go the long way around to get to your destination) ...

[Sample] Jobseeker Testimonial - Mr Lam, 46

[Sample] Jobseeker Testimonial – Mr Lam, 46

I met coach Tracy at e2i, and she really helped me get back on my feet again. She recommended me to go for the Executive Workshop to beef up my resume and interview skills, and a LinkedIn workshop to learn more about the power of networking and profiling my skills. I was retrenched back in October 2018 and had been jobless ever since even after sending out more than 70 over resumes. I felt so depressed and wondered if I would be able to take care of my wife and 2 daughters in the coming year. It was then that a friend told me about e2i. I met coach Tracy at e2i, and she really helped me get back on my feet again. She recommended me to go for the Executive Workshop to beef up my resume and interview skills, and a LinkedIn workshop to learn more about the power of networking and profiling my skills. These things helped me regain my confidence. In a span of 1 month from the time I made ...

How Singapore’s SMEs can benefit from the rise of the gig economy

How Singapore’s SMEs can benefit from the rise of the gig economy

In March 2017, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say noted that there were 200,000 freelancers in Singapore, accounting for about nine per cent of the workforce. While most people think of Grab or GoJek drivers, or insurance agents, the pool of these freelancers includes a much wider range of talent. From photographers to web designers and copywriters, this large mix of freelancers can provide vital support elements in the growth of local Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In particular, the advantages freelancers provide to SMEs include: Wider talent pool without adding to payroll Interim measures Test before hiring Freelancers can provide wider industry insights 1. Wider talent pool without adding to payroll Singapore SMEs are benefitting from a wide range of talent without adding to payroll costs, by working with freelancers.A common challenge facing SMEs is manp ...

Can You Thrive Without a Degree in Singapore?

Can You Thrive Without a Degree in Singapore?

In Singapore, most of us have been drilled from young to – study hard, do well in exams, get a degree, find a well-paid job and lead a good life. While this might sound formulaic, is obtaining a degree the only way to ‘thrive’ in this little red dot? In our society where getting a degree represents the hallmark of education and is widely regarded as the ‘ticket’ to a good career, financial stability and a comfortable life, how can one succeed without a degree? It is often perceived that those without a university degree will find it harder than their peers to get the jobs they want. This is true to a certain extent, just look at any job portals and the prerequisite for many jobs is at least a Bachelor’s degree. Moreover, there is a discrepancy in salary between a degree and a diploma holder, with the former commanding a higher pay. According to the Ministry of Manpower, the medi ...

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