Monday, September 27, 2010

About learning in career... yet again. Because the work world is never at rest.

All we do is remind you about the learning aspect of career... Are there no more varieties or whatsoever? Is that all we're capable of doing? We'll be frank, so don't get surprised. We're tasked to help you carve your way to success and that's one of the best ways to do the job, so 'yes'. But career is a wide realm which doesn't just concern learning, so it's a 'no' as well. We're not testing your common sense, but that's really the answer. Much as we like to play experts on this blog, we admit to having limits in working... And if you've been paying close attention to this blog for quite some time now, we hope you already understand the point of all the reminding and restating and rewinding. The point is to not stop learning because the work world is never at rest. Get it? Symbolism? We like playing deep like that.

Well, it's not like our reminders are annoying. First of all, we do this just once a week and usually, on a Monday. Enough to get you worked out with your seminar schedules for the whole week. Secondly, though the topic to which our blog's built upon is serious, we recognise the importance the human interest aspect in getting people to react on an instigation. We entertain you with classic rumbles for a reason. We've said it already: career building is no child's play. We rant and make fun of ourselves to ease up the pressure a bit.

Which leads us to this question: how many seminars are you set to attend this week? Two? Three? If none is your answer, we've got nothing else to say to you but to start attending some. Career seminars and training opportunities come with a price, but attending them is worth every cent what with the fact that such events bring loads of benefits. Not only will you get to improve your credentials, but also meet new people -- new entries to your network, so to speak. And the list just doesn't end there. A good network, much like an active schedule for learning, is a crucial aspect of career building. Need we even say that?

Maybe it'll help boost your interest if we say that learning is an aspect of career building that many career experts are fond of noting. We've interviewed many for Career Advice already and we're pretty sure, we'll encounter more with the same views in the future. "How to develop - and keep talent - is a pressing issue for many employers around the world. It is also a matter for individuals to take on board too - how they develop and sustain their own talent." A staple quote of ours when proving this point, from Darryl Wee, Country Head of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

This is most especially true for fresh graduates. If you're about to graduate soon and have, for some reason, missed the "Student work experience counts" mojo, your last remaining bet comes in the form of learning through seminars. In today's challenging work world, what companies are looking for are versatile individuals. Most likely, fresh graduate jobs will be filled by your counterparts with work experience as students. This is to fill in the experience void, in a nutshell. "Managing one's own talent and career development is important too, and I think this is especially important for new graduates about to enter the job market", as Darryl have followed up his first statement.

Our website's events are mostly seminars for this reason. There's career expo, but it only happens once a year to give way for preparations. We might as well use the rest of the resources to help you 'learn'. Career Events and are never at rest to bring to you quality learning events to attend. Fresh graduates and those job hunters who want to better their chances of landing a job, let Career Events lend you a hand. Attending EQ and You by Career Events this coming Oct 9, is a good start up for your new 'hobby'. For only S$28, you'll learn how to apply EQ for enhanced self management and how to develop and sustain EQ competencies to improve you working relationships. Speaker Chiang Wen-Wei is sure to answer all your questions about the topic. For more information, please call Pei Yan or Linc at 6861 1000 or email us at The next event is about resume writing. Please consider attending Impress Your Prospective Employers with Your Resume too: it's for your good.

Excellence is a standard for regulars, Shirley Taylor, George Goh, David Goldwich, Jolynn Chow, and Sandra Sandu-Reeves. The seminars from Singapore's training and development arm are known for their quality. Prices are a bit on the hefty side, but they sure are worth the money. Want training opportunities? Don't hesitate to pass to your boss for consideration. October seminars he should consider:

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Job update! In case you did something important and missed last Friday's discussion. The hottest jobs according to the latest report Hays Singapore has shared with us for News Watch are as follows: banking jobs, gas jobs, pharmaceutical jobs, sales jobs, HR jobs, construction jobs, and property jobs. There’s been a 31 per cent in contract jobs as well. Here are other positions worth trying to apply for according the periodicals (you know we like reading the news... we know you know): education jobs, shipping jobs, telecom jobs, wholesale jobs, and retail jobs.

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