Monthly Archives: November 2009

Snippets: don’t drink yourself out of a job

Here’s food – or drink – for thought. If you stay off alcoholic drinks, you may have better chances of getting more job offers or remaining in your job! A recent survey of 375 CEOs in the private sector showed … Continue reading

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Words of a master

Garry Kasparov proved to be a funny and entertaining motivational speaker at a youth summit. IF you had expected Garry Kasparov to talk only about chess at the Youth Engagement Summit in Putrajaya last week, you would have been very … Continue reading

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Career options

Considering the thousands of jobs today, making a career choice is not easy, to say the least. How many people have you known who would like to change careers after bitter years of staying in a job they abhor? The … Continue reading

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Snippets: don’t talk money too soon

What to avoid when you go for job interviews: talking money too soon. If it’s your first interview, resist the urge to ask how much you might earn. It shows you’re primarily interested in the salary, not the work. If … Continue reading

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Beijing bound

Two young chess talents head for the prestigious Beijing Chess Institute. HOW long has it been since we last unearthed any young chess talent with the potential to go far? The mid-1990s was a fertile time as we had players … Continue reading

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Back on track

Stir of activities put an end to chess doldrums. THE final four months of any year is usually the slowest period for chess in Malaysia. In case you haven’t noticed, usually from September onwards, chess activities slow down to a … Continue reading

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