Monthly Archives: December 2009

Snippets: being too honest at interviews

What to avoid when you go for job interviews: being too honest. You can be completely candid and feel good afterwards, but being totally honest during the interview is courting disaster. For instance, if you’re asked why you left your … Continue reading

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Estate administrator

Who has the right to administer the estate of a deceased? A PERSON making a will can direct how the inheritance is to be passed on. He may also name one or more executors and trustees to administer the estate. … Continue reading

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How much can you save?

Earlier this yeatr, I was running a poll to ask job seekers to estimate how much they could accumulate in their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) by the time they retire. The EPF is a statutory body in Malaysia which collects … Continue reading

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Winning edge

Experience gives players the edge over the competition. THE results of two recent chess tournaments here and elsewhere have left me doubly convinced that experience can be a great leveller. Time and again, the player with the greater experience has … Continue reading

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Snippets: don’t be intimidated by the job requirements

Don’t be intimidated by the requirements of the job that you are interested in. Just go all out for it, regardless of whether you are a fresh graduate or already in employment, or if the job requires someone with a, … Continue reading

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Solid grounding

Two Malaysian children are now undergoing intensive training in Beijing. OUR two chess youngsters Yeoh Li Tian and Tan Li Ting are immersing themselves to the fullest at the Beijing Chess Institute where they are presently undergoing an exclusive seven-week … Continue reading

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Are cheques dying out?

The days of the cheque book may be numbered in Malaysia and Singapore too, if this latest development from the United Kingdom is anything to go by: Sky News reported yesterday quoted the UK’s Payments Council as saying that cheques … Continue reading

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Andreessen: career planning equals career limiting

You have heard of Marc Andreessen, haven’t you? I’m sure you have. He’s the guy who founded Netscape Communication, the company that introduced the Netscape web browser to the world. Once, he was reflecting that the world was an incredibly … Continue reading

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Planning to give your boss a gift this holiday?

The season of giving is here and the holiday mood is in the air. Before I plan for my vacation, there’s one thing that I’m looking forward to plan and give my 100% attention. Shopping for GIFTS! They said that … Continue reading

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Investment fallacies

A US-BASED professor has slammed the financial industry for perpetuating investment fallacies that do little to educate retail investors about risk and return, writes Genevieve Cua in Singapore’s The Business Times. These fallacies include the oft-repeated maxim that diversification reduces … Continue reading

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