Individuals' Stories

[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 ...

“Mid-Career Switch...In My 50s”

“Mid-Career Switch…In My 50s”

Mid-career switches: while some voluntarily make this decision, others find themselves without a choice. 58-year-old Mark Kuah shares the ups and downs of his career journey and how he bounced back from setbacks. During the early years of his career in 1994, Mark learnt of power shortage issues in Cambodia. He leapt at the opportunity to set up a company there, supplying electricity to households and businesses. “The first few years were good and I made some money. In 1997, there was political unrest and I saw my business decline,” Mark shared during the interview. He continued struggling before he finally gave up his business in 2003, to join a French mechanical and electrical contractor as their service manager. In 2015, Mark was unfortunately retrenched after working for the French company in middle management for 13 years. The company was sold to another owner and majo ...

Landing a Job with e2i’s Help

Landing a Job with e2i’s Help

(This article was first published on Labourbeat.org, by writer Jonathan Tan) Thanks to e2i’s intervention, 58-year-old Mark Kuah is now enjoying a new career in the wholsesale trade sector. Fueled by curiosity and the prospect of a new challenge, Mark Kuah made the bold decision to head to Cambodia in 1994, where he later spent the better part of 23 years building a career. “Ten of the 23 years in Cambodia was spent running my own business, and the next 13 years was spent working for a French mechanical and electrical contractor. “As Cambodia lacked a stable power supply back in 1994, I came into the picture supplying households and businesses with small power generation sets… With the French company, I was in charge of facility management,” he explained. “My philosophy is that your friends and colleagues are very important. One cannot do or learn everything alone,” shared M ...

Meet e2i’s Employability Accounts Team

Meet e2i’s Employability Accounts Team

Find out how e2i’s teams coach workers to adapt to a changing economy and increase their employability, and coach businesses to transform their workforce. By Jonathan Tan We may be familiar with the role NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute, or e2i for short, plays in helping workers find jobs, upgrade themselves, pick up new skill sets as they transition in their careers. But how well do we know the team that’s making things happen for workers behind the scenes? A Personal Touch To achieve these outcomes, e2i counts on the efforts of their Employability Accounts Groups. The group is organised into 10 different Employability Accounts teams servicing some 50 sub-sectors. Each team consists of between seven to 14 members, each with complementary skill sets and a pulse on what’s taking place in their specialised sectors. Specifically, each Employability Accounts team i ...

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