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    By Koh WanziMany people think of gaming as a fun and light-hearted matter, but a considerable amount of strategy, teamwork, and grit is required at the high levels of competitive gaming.Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) is currently recognised as the number on...

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    By Koh Wanzi"Historically, we've been in a world where computing was a scarce resource. Now it is moving to being an abundant resource," says Greg DeMichillie, the director of product management for Google's public cloud.Cloud computing allows compan...

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  • Q&A: Should I Quit My Job to Travel?Q&A: Should I Quit My Job to Travel?

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    It's an age-old catch-22 for fresh graduates: how can you get some work experience for your resume if many employers shut the door in your face in favour of more experienced jobseekers? In addition, as a fresh graduate you might not have the best ide...

  • Language Barriers: The Patriarchal Nature of Office JargonLanguage Barriers: The Patriarchal Nature of Office Jargon

    By Koh WanziWe talked about the drawbacks of workplace jargon last week and how it can make you appear less trustworthy and hinder clear communication and action. We'll discuss a more specific nature of office jargon today - how it affects women in t...

  • Q&A: What Should I Do When My Dream Job Becomes My Worst Nightmare?Q&A: What Should I Do When My Dream Job Becomes My Worst Nightmare?

    Question: I used to be happy with my job but I've come to hate it. I don't know what I should do. Should I quit or are there other options that I should consider?Answer:In situations like this, quitting will almost always seem like the most attractiv...

  • Why Workplace Jargon is BadWhy Workplace Jargon is Bad

    By Koh WanziMany of you probably remember your first job - the moment you officially joined the workforce and got sucked into the vortex of office culture and its attendant meaningless phrases and buzzwords. With phrases such as "touch base", "360-de...

  • Imagining Tomorrow's Workplace I: The Driverless CarImagining Tomorrow's Workplace I: The Driverless Car

    By Deanna BonaparteGoogle has experienced rapid growth since it was first conceived in 1996 and its success has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions and partnerships beyond its core search engine business. In fact, the reach of Google is such ...

  • Kiss Cover Letters and Résumés Goodbye Kiss Cover Letters and Résumés Goodbye

    By Desiree YangDid you know that the first professional résumé was written by Leonardo da Vinci in 1482? Or that the submission of a résumé to a prospective employer was a mere formality up until the 1950s? The résumé's all too familiar sibling, the ...

  • Q&A: My Internship is Turning Out to be Less Than Satisfactory. What can I Do?Q&A: My Internship is Turning Out to be Less Than Satisfactory. What can I Do?

    Question: My internship is turning out to be less than satisfactory and I don't think I am learning much at all. What can I do? Answer: Many students take up internships to give their résumé that extra shine, with most expecting it to be a productive...

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    By Koh WanziMany young professionals on the job market today view a job change as a move on to greener pastures, and more often than not, a new job does indeed net them higher salaries. They argue that switching jobs allows them to climb the corporat...

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    By Koh WanziJob interviews supply ample fodder for a bad case of nerves for many jobseekers. As they sweat it out in stiff-necked collars or too narrow heels, it is no surprise that many jobseekers struggle to make a stellar first impression on their...

  • How Cost-Efficient is the Transport Network in Singapore?How Cost-Efficient is the Transport Network in Singapore?

    By Desiree YangEarly in the month of January this year, the Public Transport Council announced a 3.2 per cent hike in both bus and train fares that would take effect from 6 April 2014. This of course sparked off much unhappiness among Singaporeans, a...

  • Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Workplace Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Workplace

    By Desiree YangSometime in May, a YouTube video of flying drones delivering cans of Coca-Cola - with pictures of Singaporeans holding up notes of appreciation - to construction workers went viral all over the Internet. The movement was a collaborativ...

  • National Day Special - Commemorating BeginningsNational Day Special - Commemorating Beginnings

    By Deanna BonaparteAs Singapore celebrates her 49th birthday with the theme 'Our People, Our Home', companies ought to turn a retrospective eye towards their beginnings as well - and reaffirm their appreciation for the people who form the cornerstone...

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