Engineering and IT Jobs

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

sgCarMart - The Only Place for Smart Car Buyers

A lot of .com ideas are a combination of Information Technology and passion. Vincent Tan, founder and Business Development Manager of did just that.

“The idea for a car website was first conceived while I was still studying for my Mechanical Engineering degree at University.”

He shares that going into the IT and setting up what is now the largest Automotive website was not easy.

“Car dealers were used to the traditional way of advertising (newspapers) and many were reluctant to adopt this new approach of advertising online, so we had to educate them on the convenience and cost advantages of using our website as opposed to print classifieds.”

To read more on the interview, click here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

SPRING Launches $4.5 Million Fund to Help Nurture Young Entrepreneurs in Schools

The Standards Productivity and Innovation Board of Singapore or SPRING is providing $4.5 Million Dollars for entrepreneurship programmes in various schools, universities and polytechnics.

"The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme for Schools or YES! taps on the $25 million Entrepreneurial Talent Development Fund (ETDF). ETDF, which was first launched in July 2004, provides seed money to students with sound business plans. To-date, 117 students and alumni from nine polytechnics and universities have tapped on the fund for 46 business ventures."

for the full article click here

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Impress Your Interview Now! - December 6, 2008

Footage of recently held workshop on Job Interviews by Steven Chong at the Level 5 Possibility Room.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

How to Start a New Career

It is fast nearing 2009 and there's a credit crunch underway. People seem to cope by taking jobs that get them by. Band aid solutions. Also, minus the credit crunch, people changing careers to gain diverse experiences is growing more common. We even see people juggling two or three careers at the same time. There are writers/businessmen. Call center agents/photographers and so on.

Global Productivity expert Neen James shares some step by step advice on how to start a new career.

James says, "Get out . Become involved in local networks and community events. Investigate groups that meet regularly in your area and get involved. This is a great way to meet new people, make new contacts and find out about jobs that are available close to home. "

Read more about it in How to Start a New Career