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The future direction of JobStreet

So where does JobStreet go from here after divesting its jobs portal business to SEEK Asia? Continue reading

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Reason why JobStreet is selling

This excerpt is extracted from the JobStreet.com Annual Report 2013 which explains the rationale behind the company’s decision to sell their online job portal business to Australia’s SEEK Asia Investment Pte Ltd. SALE OF THE ONLINE JOB PORTAL BUSINESS TO … Continue reading

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Snippet: Love what you do

We often say to “do what you love” but recently, a very wise person told me that it was sometimes equally important to “love what you do.” There is a lot of wisdom in that statement as there are times … Continue reading

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What you should never do at interviews

I saw some thoroughly good advice for job seekers in the local newspapers today. The advice was taken from a book “Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job,” by John B Molidor and Barbara … Continue reading

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Jobless graduates a strain on taxpayers

An online news item in today’s The Malaysian Insider carried an interesting story on the plight of jobless graduates in the country. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Bad work attitudes coupled with poor communication skills topped by unrealistic pay demands … Continue reading

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Staff retention

This is an interesting item from The Star, one of Malaysia’s leading newspapers. It is all about the age-old problem of staff retention. Good read. AS MALAYSIA struggles to address its talent shortage, employee retention remains a key challenge for … Continue reading

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Why you should ask smart questions at interviews

From The Star newspaper of 22 May 2012, an excellent article by Roshan Thiran. Job seekers would do well to heed the advice here. Ask and you shall receive; turn the tables at interviews by asking smart questions Yippee! You’ve … Continue reading

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English is the dominant language of business

This Reuters news item should be food for thought for people who think that the English language is not important to their lives. On the contrary, if one wants to progress in their careers, the English language is seen as … Continue reading

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Snippets: Reach out and network

Networking can be key to successfully advance or change your career. Your network already includes friends, family members, business contacts and colleagues, but you can always broaden it further by joining professional organizations within your field, contacting alumni from your university, joining groups on social websites that speak to your profession, attending industry conferences and seminars. Even through volunteering. An event that is specifically about networking is also a great place to connect with others. The more people who know you, your strengths and abilities, the better your chances at receiving job leads, key advice or information about a particular company or industry. Continue reading

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Snippets: Volunteer yourself

If your heart is set on remaining with your organisation, it makes good sense to volunteer yourself for social committees where you can build your reputation as a solid, passionate person, dedicated to the industry and the company itself. More than that, should your objectives change later, this experience always looks good on a resume. Continue reading

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