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  • Are You Banking on Your Next Career Change?

    7 months ago

    Embracing change, whether professionally or personally, can be a headache. However, whilst some change might be an uphill battle for individuals, it can also be an enabler of professional development and enhance a growth mindset.  In your professional life, are you longing for a change in direction? Maybe you stayed put at the same business for a decade, but now is the righ...

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  • How to Secure the Pay Raise You Deserve

    8 months ago

    Salaries and pay are often difficult to bring up in discussion, but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? Time to break the taboo and secure the pay rise you deserve. Start by asking.Know your worthBe prepared. Don't let impostor syndrome get the better of you and undervalue yourself. Likewise, don't expect your line manager to have a new salary already calculated for ...

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  • Learning During Lockdowns

    9 months ago

    As the global health crisis brings us more challenges to face, ​many are becoming more and more comfortable staying at home for more extended periods of time. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    9 months ago

    ​Getting a job offer within the competitive and exceptional banking and financial services sector in Singapore is an exciting moment in any career, but it is still vital to spend some time considering the role before you enthusiastically respond.  Before going for the role, you should take some time to mull over the offer and weigh up the pros and cons. No job offer will be ...

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  • 5 Tips on Maintaining a Mentally Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

    over 1 year ago

    Singapore has experienced serious mental health consequences as a result of Covid-19. The Straits Times reported in March that The Samaritans of Singapore received over 39,000 calls for help in 2020 – an 18 percent increase from the year before. In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weigh...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    over 1 year ago

    ​​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Organizing, scheduling and conducting a video interview takes an employer half the time it would take to conduct an interview in-person.  More large businesses within the professional sectors...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    over 1 year ago

    ​It is understandable that the majority of people cannot wait to have a brand new start for 2021. While we can all be eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us, reflections can, perhaps, achieve more and help to shape 2021 and beyond. Download report.

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  • South East Asia Financial Services Market Update

    almost 2 years ago by

    2020 proved itself to be a very interesting year, one that turned our early 2020 predictions upside down. If COVID-19 brought anything positive, it was helping our clients realise the importance of their technology talent and how vital the cloud proved to be in creating a fluid working environment. Some firms were well-positioned and their staffs benefited from a seamless...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career.

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  • The Best Country For Tech Talent

    almost 2 years ago by Katrina Chui

    Throughout 2020, despite Covid-19 has interrupted the whole world, KPMG's latest survey reported that Singapore has taken the top spot as a potential world-leading technology hub. Singapore is considered as a top alternative tech hub to Silicon Valley. Moreover, recently on the Swiss report, it has been named the ninth-best country for attracting talent - which is apart from...

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  • Salary for Private Banking in Singapore

    almost 2 years ago by Katrina Chui

    Time flies, we are now in November, almost the end of the year 2020. Getting closer to the end of the year means we are closer to the salary review and bonus period. Although it has been an uncertain year, private banking remains a priority for many financial institutions in the city-state during the pandemic.HSBC Plans to Recruit 500 Private BankersAlthough there has been n...

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​Returning to the office after a long absence can be more than just a bump in the road. For some, frequently resulting in a case of back to the office blues.  Having overcome the anxieties and tensions of working from home, it is not unreasonable to expect that the transition back into the office environment might be somewhat intense.Sharing space, adjusting to the commute a...

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  • What to Do If You're Made Redundant at this Difficult Time?

    almost 2 years ago by

    Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and the job market, leaving some employers little choice but to downsize their headcount to survive. Being made redundant can affect everyone mentally, financially, and emotionally. However, the key to surviving this is to overcome the challenges and make the most out of it. Why? It's a temporary state of being. This article aims to ...

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  • Return to the office - Six Steps to Get Back to the Work

    about 2 years ago

    Financial services professionals, are you working in the office? Or are you still working from home? Are you ready to return?Singapore ended the circuit breaker on Jun 1, 2020, and a three-phrase reopening plan has been rolled out. The reopening plan is allowing businesses to open slowly - with following the guidance from the authority.Businesses withing the finance and insu...

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  • Why You Should Not Hesitate to Find A New Job

    about 2 years ago by

    In times of uncertainty, we are supposed to lay low and wait for better days, right? With the global pandemic looming over our heads, this argument is strengthened by lower economic activity and reduced expectations. However, staying where you are in terms of your career may be just the thing you should not be doing. Finding a new job could be more beneficial.Someone says th...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job In a Difficult Job Market

    about 2 years ago by

    Using a specialist recruiter is like having a sector insider working on your behalf to help you find a better job—and at zero cost. At Selby Jennings, we hold long and rich relationships with some of the biggest or most successful companies within banking and financial services—and represent up-and-coming businesses who are seeking the hottest talent to help support their gr...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    about 2 years ago by

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Partner

    about 2 years ago by

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every job seeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals who are trying to advance their careers. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career partner.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need a career par...

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  • How to Make Video Calls Less Tiring

    about 2 years ago by

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For financial services professionals, that might mean more time in front of the camera and video calls than you signed up for.Why video calls make you tired?Evolving from social animals, most human communication is non-verbal. In face-to-face conversations, we gain additional meaning from the way people act. We read ea...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need For Remote Working in The Near Future

    over 2 years ago by

    ​​After Covid-19: The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote WorkingThanks to everyone being extra cautious to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Asia is slowly returning back to the “real” normal. In Singapore, most companies are prepared to return to the office. Although we are all hoping our work environment will return to the way it is before, much of the global workforce i...

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