Monthly Archives: February 2009

Snippets: highlight your achievements

A simple tip for your resume is to highlight all your achievements while keeping your mediocre results away. Remember that a resume is like your two or three-page sales pitch. You need to keep it informative, impressive and make sure … Continue reading

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Costly errors

Fortunes on the chess board can be turned around 180° by just one careless mistake. AS chess players, it is useful to remind ourselves that we are never infallible. Murphy’s Law always applies: anything that can go wrong will go … Continue reading

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An out-of-court settlement?

Fung Shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen has for the first time publicly offered to settle late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum’s inheritance out of court with rival Chinachem. “I will respect the court’s decision,” Chan said outside the High Court … Continue reading

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Impressing at job fairs

First impression (as they always say) lasts. When you are invited for an interview, you are given the first 5 minutes to work your magic and impress the interviewer. But in an event like a job fair, you are only … Continue reading

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American titan

EVERY time I show this picture around, I always get asked about this person. He’s sullen, seemingly unfriendly and suspicious of everything and everyone around him. Surely not a chess player? But of course, he is. That’s Gata Kamsky – … Continue reading

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Volunteer yourself to be noticed

Conventional thinking tells us that the way to get ahead in our career is to work hard at our job. If you are a conscientious worker and you show competence in the work you do, career success will surely come … Continue reading

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Not the way to boost your resume

I wouldn’t recommend you to do this but in Florida, a man had himself videotaped jumping off a causeway bridge. No, it wasn’t any attempt to escape from the gloomy economy crisis in the United States but just to get … Continue reading

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Secret friend

I don’t know whether or not you know anything about feng shui but a popular belief is that each sign of the Chinese zodiac has its own secret friends or allies. For example, if your Chinese zodiac sign is a … Continue reading

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And you thought your job stinks!

If you are subscribed to Discovery Channel (unlike yours truly), you’ll be able to see that your oh-god-what-am-I-doing-here job is not that bad, after all. Dirty Jobs pays tribute to the men and women who take on the many jobs … Continue reading

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Pre-nuptual deals in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Feb 10 – Contracts made before marriage regarding a couple’s assets, maintenance and the custody and care of children will be considered by the courts in a divorce but not automatically upheld, Singapore’s highest court said yesterday. The Court … Continue reading

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