Recently, my friends discovered what I do for a living in HR, and I have checked one too many CVs lately.
Truth is, there are a lot of shady bosses out there. Either they’ve been exposed or their deeds have been kept in silence by unwilling parties.
Networking is just another way to meet new people. Attending one networking event in isolation will not help you build a meaningful relationship.
As a stay-at-home mum, I’ve drawn some flak from relatives and friends who think I am wasting my overseas education and job skills and resources.
Cikgu Lan had lost his job and was deep in depression. But with the help of three ‘superheroes’, he started his social enterprise with his friends to help underprivileged children study for their UPSR exams.
Job-hopping may net you a higher salary and good career advancement, but can be problematic in the long run unless you avoid committing these red flags.
There is a saying, “People don’t quit a job, they quit a boss.” That saying is true. I am one of the “lucky” ones (sarcasm) to have worked under bosses that gave me the best experience in the corporate world.
When I came to KL to work, my Chinese colleagues spoke plenty of Mandarin and Cantonese, while I struggled with both. It got so bad to the point that chatting in Malay to the karipap auntie was a huge relief.
We had just gone through a nasty break-up. Clients who knew us kept calling in to hire the ‘dynamic duo’ pair, because we’re known for delivering great work. How on earth does one keep their cool while working with an ex in front of others?
Freelancing is the new ‘black’ in the economy. There are plenty of tips on the Internet about preparing yourself before taking the leap. However, it wasn’t something I really signed up for when I stumbled into freelance writing 8 years ago.