Monthly Archives: March 2009

Are you a good listener?

It’s not difficult to be one. In my opinion, the ability to listen well is one of the most basic skills that a person should have. Unless you are able to listen well and understand what people are talking to … Continue reading

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Global impact

Sponsorship for tournaments in the balance. TWO months ago when I touched on the state of chess sponsorship in the country, I wrote about the possible effects that the global downturn could have on the local chess community. This would … Continue reading

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A “hands off” warning on Nina Wang’s billions

The brother of the late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum has warned the claimant to her multibillion-dollar Chinachem estate, fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, that he will not see a penny of it.Wang’s brother Kung Yan-san insists the entire … Continue reading

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Upload the resume you write

It’s quite common that many job seekers are now creating their resumes on online job sites. However, this does not mean that nobody is writing the traditional, old-fashioned resume any more. Far from it, many people are still doing this … Continue reading

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Tough competition

’Tis truly a busy season for chess players. THE March mid-semester school break traditionally heralds a flurry of activities for chess players. First off, there’s the annual Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Malaysia (MSSM) chess championships. Several weeks ago, the various states … Continue reading

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Meeting place

A centre for chess enthusiasts opens in Kuala Lumpur. THERE is a new place in town. If ever you are in Kuala Lumpur and in need of a chess fix, make your way to the Datuk Arthur Tan Chess Centre … Continue reading

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Come interview us

What a wonderful concept for a job advertisement. Normally, newbies in the job hunt – as well as some seasoned job hunters – never really give a thought that the interview process is actually a two-way communication between the employer … Continue reading

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Snippets: perseverance

Job hunting is a tedious process and job seekers should not expect that you will be offered a job – one with a delicious pay cheque and strategic office – the moment you get called for your first interview. You … Continue reading

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Topalov on top

Veselin Topalov kept his cool to trounce Gata Kamsky in the Special Candidates match. SO it came to pass that Bulgarian grandmaster Veselin Topalov carved out an impressive victory over his American opponent, Gata Kamsky, in the Special Candidates match … Continue reading

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Padding one’s resume

I received an interesting email today. Someone asked me whether it was all right to pad his resume. In case you don’t know what this means, it means making a lie in your resume. Adding qualifications or experience or skills … Continue reading

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