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Economic Disruption And Your Future

No one is born ready for the future economy. What matters is the desire to learn and readiness to change. My eldest son enters Primary 1 next year. When my wife asked me which primary school we should pick for him, I replied, to her annoyance: ‘It doesn’t matter.’

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10 Top Skills In Demand

In recent years, tremendous changes are happening in the job market. By the time you graduate from university, employers will be looking for skill sets that are different from those who are currently established in their careers.

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Transitions In The Singapore Dream

For the last five decades or so, our ­operating model or mobility game has been that if we work hard and work smart, we should be on track to be rewarded with upward social mobility and be able to live the Singapore Dream. This maxim includes the idea that one must perform well in the meritocratic education system.

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Insights From The Minister-In-Charge Of GovTech

The Singapore government is updating its digital infrastructure to drive its Smart Nation transformation. From balancing agile and legacy systems to rethinking regulation and attracting talent, a whole host of issues is being addressed. Dr. Janil Puthucheary, minister-in-charge of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech), shares his insights at the first STACK 2018 Developers Conference.

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Four Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it – in themselves or in others.

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7 Ways You Can Improve Your Career Prospects While Studying Abroad

The idea of studying abroad is like a dream. You get to stay a few months or even years in another country and fully immerse yourself in the culture by attending classes like a local. It’s no wonder more and more Singaporeans every year are flying to Australia and the UK for their university studies.

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Cross-Cultural Communication: Why You Should Volunteer Abroad

Cross-cultural communication is challenging. Each culture has its own set of rules, and we all carry a collection of cultural biases when we interact with people.

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5 Job Interview Tips All Fresh Graduates Should Know

You did it, you finally graduated from university! Now comes the next big challenge: finding a job. As a fresh graduate, the job interview is often a source of anxiety, especially when you have little or no experience in it. Entry-level jobs are a much bigger and more level playing field compared to an internship, too, because you’re competing with a huge number of recent graduates.

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5 Tips To Develop Your Leadership Skills At University

These days, graduating with top grades is not enough to ensure success in your career. For a variety of jobs, the ability to lead well is highly valuable and can help you rise through the ranks. If you don’t feel very confident about your leadership qualities now, a great place to develop them is at university. In university, learning doesn’t just come from books and lecture notes.

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Top 10 Things You Must Ask Yourself Before Applying For Scholarships

In Singapore, the A-Levels are very important because it would determine where you can enrol for college and if you can enrol in the course you want.

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