Permanent Employment? No, thanks.

Why should you consider contract work? I have decided to write this article for 2 main reasons: 1. The market here in Singapore/SEA (and Globally) is definitely seeing a surge in demand for contract/flexible work and demand for contractors is definitely higher than the supply (particularly in the IT Sector) 2. Since my arrival in Asia in 2011, 

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Will We Ever Be Free?

In the last few years, I’ve had a few vocational excursions into freelance-land. Captivated by the idea of working from my kitchen table or local haunt, I clung to the allure of ultimate freedom. Though freelancing has its definite perks, there was a clear disparity between my expectations of the freedom it would provide, and, 

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One Well-Kept Secret to Interview Success

During my career as a hiring manager and a recruiter, I have witnessed a common trend, a trend which subsequently causes great candidates to fall short during the interview process. At this point, the words ‘culture fit’ are used to eliminate these candidates from progressing any further. In today’s society culture is an integral part 

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The 25 Skills That Will Land You A Job

Hindsight makes it easy to know what you should have done in the past to maximise your career. If you’d taken a coding course rather than a throwaway fluff course—I’m looking at you, Underwater Basket Weaving 101—you’d be set up in a much better position for the future. The particular skillset might be outdated, but 

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They Said Yes! What to do after a job offer

In an ideal world, you’d accept immediately because it’s your dream job at a company you’re intimately familiar with. From the hiring perspective, however, we often forget that the person we want for the job doesn’t know what the day-to-day is actually like. We don’t know if they’ll get along with their colleagues. We often 

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