• 5 Tips for Dealing With Back to the Office Blues

    10 days ago by Jay Chow

    ​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?

    28 days ago by Jay Chow

    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 1 month 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 months ago by Jay Chow

    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

    2 months ago by Jay Chow

    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

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    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

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​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

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​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

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​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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  • How to Navigate A Difficult Job Market

    6 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​While Asia is slowly coming back to the real normal, the Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help finance professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your des...

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  • How to Resign Virtually

    6 months ago by Jay Chow

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty.Whether from a better job offer, pre-empting redundancy, or concern with how their employer has handled the crisis, many professionals are choosing to resign.This guide has been made to help those in the novel situation of ...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​It is now a very sensitive time. Singapore's unemployment rate edged up to 2.3%. Everyone, including senior management, will have a lot on their plates trying to cope with the current situation. The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. This huge social and organizational shift has rapidly changed how businesses, individ...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​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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  • ​Ways to Kick Away Monday Blues on a Blue Monday

    9 months ago by Jay Chow

    It is never hard to find a "Blue Monday" or "kick away Monday Blues" promotion in Singapore. But do you know there is actually a Blue Monday – called as the most depressing day of the year that sits on the third Monday for the first month of the year? It has been first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from a British holiday company. Although Blue Monday is not a s...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​A 2019 global survey by health insurance company Cigna found that 92% of Singaporean workers reported feeling stressed in their workplace. Levels of stress are particularly high in the banking and financial services sectors, as institutions handle the rise of fintech and a changing landscape within the financial markets.   As the sector evolves, some workers have experience...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Handing in your notice is never an easy moment. Though it may be tempting to quit on the spot and burn bridges when leaving a role you have found challenging and stressful, there are more advantages to exiting a role with grace and keeping your professional reputation intact.  When navigating your final weeks of employment, it is best to plan ahead to ensure a smooth transi...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The banking and financial services sector is the third largest employer in Singapore. The city is the Asian hub for both large banks, and small, innovative fintech companies, which are quickly growing and transforming the sector.  This evolving landscape means the traditional career ladder has become more of a zig-zag path, and guidance from higher management levels has bec...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    When leaving a role in the banking and financial services sector in Singapore, it is best to plan ahead and think of your ‘official’ reasons for leaving and what you can do to help your employer transition to a new member of staff, particularly if you’re a crucial member of your team.  If you know your managers will be upset to see you depart after investing in your career d...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Did you know that 54% of companies in Singapore offer sabbaticals according to the Ministry of Manpower? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to ident...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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