Navigating as a First-Time People Manager
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by CareerSocius Community
10M ago
Many people aspire to be managers and lead people, but few know what their job truly entails beyond the elevated title. Let's find out more from our CareerSocius community. As a first time manager, there are several new responsibilities expected of you. Leading and Managing Team Goals Your core role now involves directing, motivating and developing your team members. You are responsible for setting priorities, delegating work, and evaluating performance. "There was an increase in the number of guidance sessions where I would be judging team members' work and suggesting areas of improvement ..read more
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Why we should upskill ourselves to stay relevant, regardless of ability
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
Let us face it – no one is indispensable. Machinery has replaced manual labour. Traditional marketing like magazines & out of home (OOH) advertising is being replaced by digital consumption and media buys. Even in a job description, the role of a Marketer requires digital marketing skills and Adobe software knowledge. For the second time in a row, Singapore ,retained its top spot as the world’s most competitive economy in the latest edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking. This is assessed based on several factors such as education system, technological infrastructure, and availa ..read more
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My Experience Working in The Service Industry Despite My Disability
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
My Experience Working in The Service Industry Despite My Disability From the day of my amputation, I told myself not to give up. I refused to be singularly defined as a disabled person. Being disabled is only part of my identity. I passionately believe in self-determination for disabled people and I am committed to living an ordinary life like others in my community. I needed my own living space. In the beginning, many people thought I would not be able to cope with living in my own flat, but I did. When it came to my job search, it was initially difficult as many employers had little underst ..read more
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Is the government doing enough to accommodate the needs of PWDs at the workplace? 
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
There are various disabilities: some visible, some not visible, some affect one’s physical form, while some affect one’s mental functions. Regardless of the disability, he or she is impaired from carrying out normal activities in daily life.  Disabilities can occur at any time, and they can be temporary or permanent. A person can also have more than one disability.  To explore the challenges that Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) are facing in Singapore, there is a need to identify the issues they face. Why employers do not hire PWDs Often, PWDs may lack the necessary knowledge, skills, abilit ..read more
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Evaluating Your Job Offer Beyond Compensation
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
After considering the various compensation components in our previous article, you notice that there are other details in your offer letter. Let's break it down for you! We classify the components into these 3 main factors: 1. Work-Life Balance & Culture This is measured by: Expected working hours Number of leave days Number of family care leave days Presence of Insurance coverage and Extent of coverage Verify if there is upskilling tuition fund (e.g. LinkedIn Learning, Coursera) Verify if there is a budget for gym membership, other fitness or wellness classes etc. 2. Career Progression ..read more
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How To Evaluate A Job Offer
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
Evaluating an offer can be challenging without an internal guide. Several companies offer different flashy terms and conditions that make it challenging to compare across other offers. This series provides details on most offer components present in the Singapore job market to aid your decision-making. First and foremost, we will start with the most prominent component of an offer letter: compensation. We compiled a list of points to evaluate your compensation with: 1. Base Pay This is the salary that you will receive every month (pre-CPF contribution). As it is not performance-based, you can ..read more
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What Companies Look Out For When Promoting Employees
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
Managers look out for plenty of skills within their employees when considering who should be promoted. Here are some points which managers place in high regard when considering which employees to push up for promotions. Technical Expertise One of the most important factors may be your ability and the drive to contribute to the company’s progress (be it revenue, leads, improved company culture, higher IT productivity), and this signals to the management that you are someone who achieves more for the company and deserves to have a higher stake in the firm. Tip: Identify which Technical Expertis ..read more
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My Journey as a PWD in the workforce
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
The Singapore government is encouraging companies to hire Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) by introducing the Employment Support for Employers to hire Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Enabling Employment Credit (EEC) and Open Door Programme (ODP) grants and benefits. Furthermore, the job placement programmes from organisations like SG Enable, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities), and CPAS (Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore) are here to match the most suitable candidates to the company's requirements. You must be wondering why I am mentioning all these facts and details. It’s simply ..read more
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Best Questions To Ask During An Interview
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
Asking thoughtful questions during an interview is a key part of the job search process. Not only does it reveal your interest in the position, but you learn more about the company, the role, and culture. Here are some top questions you can ask during an interview. Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this role? This shows that you are interested in understanding what the job entails. It also gives you a better sense of what you would be doing daily which can help you determine if the job is a good fit for you. What are the company's goals for the next year? Asking ab ..read more
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Things I Never Shared About My Exciting Career Journey
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by CareerSocius Community
1y ago
Who Am I And Why Am I Writing This? My name is Jessica. I am rather new to the workforce, having only worked for slightly over a year. The purpose of this article is to share with you my career journey thus far and to encourage and motivate you, regardless of whether you are just starting your first job as a fresh graduate or looking at a mid-career switch. I will also provide some insights for employers on how to make the workspace accessible for all. That Nerve-Wrecking First Day I remember that day clearly. I had just been offered a Finance Executive role with a Government Agency, located ..read more
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