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The Employment Pass Landscape In Singapore

The Employment Landscape in SingaporeBy Shanker Iyer | January 24, 2014

What are the changes in the Employment Pass landscape in Singapore? This was the topic of a recent CRCE event. If you couldn't make it to the event, view the presentation.

 

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 Panel Discussion: How Prepared Are You for Global Employment?

Three expert speakers joined us for a lunchtime discussion on October 30. Lluis Ferre - Managing Director CPM Singapore, Yvonne McNulty - Associate Faculty SIM University and Mario Ferraro - Director Deloitte Human Capital, focused on the areas of career development, expat return on investment and current trends in the global marketplace. The CRCE talk was moderated by Kat van Zutphen - Director Business Development VanMedia Group. Thank you to all our speakers and attendees!

 

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CRCE eBook

Free CRCE eBook: Hear What CRCE Members Have to Say

Many of us when moving from our home country, either as a first assignment and/or transfer to a new country from another assignment, usually experience doubts and fears of the unknown.

 

The Career Resource Center for Expats team put together a collection of interviews with current and past CRCE members, to get their insights into settling in, finding a job, networking and more. Click the image on the right to read the free book "We Can Make Your Transition Easier!" online now.

 

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CRCE Evolving with the Times

By Anne Morgan

Throughout its history, AAS has recognized that accompanying partners have varied needs and talents and have consistently provided professional support in the form of workshops and practical advice.

oanne Blakemore, President of the AAS in 1998, recognized the need to formalize the advice offered and in June 1998 the Employment Program was launched. Its stated aim was to act as a filter for current information on employment opportunities, immigration and resources.  By September 1998, it had evolved into the Career Resource Center for Expatriates (CRCE) and a series of workshops were organized to establish an agenda and explore the needs of the members. ... Read More.

 

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Trailing Talent

By Jenn Wood

I am a trailing spouse. I prefer the term “trailing talent,” coined by CRCE, because it lends a certain je ne sais quoi. I had a solid career back in the US and I had no plans to leave it… but fate intervened as it did for many reading this article. And I found myself in Singapore with a unique and unexpected situation… free time and flexibility.  But what to do with it?  I went to work not long after arriving on the island. I’d always had a job, so I went with what I knew. I joined CRCE and went to work finding an opportunity. I found myself transitioned out of IT marketing and into general management out of necessity rather than choice, but I rolled with it and had an amazing time working at the American Association of Singapore (AAS)... Read More.

 

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Family Harmony: The Vital Ingredient

By Anne Morgan

It’s no secret that it is eye-wateringly expensive to move employees around the globe. A recent survey conducted by Towers Watson and Workforce Mobility Association Worldwide ERC, found that the average cost of relocating a global assignee is two to three times the assignee’s annual salary. The survey also found that there is a strong trend towards less costly expatriate packages, with more assignees taking a ‘local’ or ‘local plus’ contract. So, what does this mean for the family? There are some interesting answers to this question... Read More.

 

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Trust At First Sight

By Sally Tang

Make sure you present and carry yourself the right way to make a winning first impression that lasts! Your image speaks loudly about ‘who you are’ and impacts how you feel about yourself as well as how others perceive you. When you look great, you will feel great about yourself and will react positively and confidently. In turn, other people will react positively towards you, creating more successful opportunities in business and social relationships. Your personal image is a powerful communicator and gives you the extra edge when it matters... Read More.

 

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Trailing Talent Talks

By Heidi Bakker Kingman

'Tapping into a Unique Source of Local International Talent' was the recent subject of a presentation given at the American Chamber's sub-committee for Human Resources. We discussed the concept of international talent in the Singapore work place and traditional ways of recruiting resources, the successes and challenges of expatriation and the additional source of talent that is an under-appreciated and often unrecognized 'add on' to sourcing foreign talent from abroad. Yes, we began talking 'trailing spouses,' but by the end, everyone was talking 'trailing talent.'... Read More.

 

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The Essence of Life

By Alka Chandiramani, CRCE Manager

Recently, I visited the city of Pune, India and walked past the rubble of the German Bakery in Koregaon Park. The bomb blast at 7:15 pm on February 13, when the bakery was milling withpeople, left a 6’ x 4’ hole in the wall. The German Bakery, like Leopold Restaurant in Mumbai, is mentioned in the Lonely Planet tourist guide, and therefore patronized by many backpackers. Among the many victims in the blast were five friends who had gone to the bakery to celebrate a promotion; none of them are alive today... Read More.

 

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Resume Bloopers: Know Them So You Don't Make Them

By Alka Chandiramani, CRCE Manager

If you’ve ever watched those TV blooper shows, you know how funny slip-ups, gaffes and blunders can be. But while laughter may be good for the soul, it’s certainly not the response you want your résumé to produce. Baby Boomers (or Gen-X and Gen-Y fans of Nick at Nite) will recall the often hilarious pronouncements of Archie Bunker, the patriarch of the popular 1970’s sitcom “All in the Family.” With just a slight slip of the tongue, Archie’s intended meanings frequently became completely convoluted (e.g., “consecration” instead of “concentration” and “mental pause” instead of “menopause”). If your résumé contains any such Archie-like malapropisms, it’s sure to be memorable, but it won’t leave the lasting impression you’re shooting for... Read More.

 

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Self Reflection

By Alka Chandiramani, CRCE Manager

Looking for a job takes perseverance and self-reflection. It can be like kissing many frogs to find your prince or princess. However, it is not a lackadaisical random attempt but requires hard work and is akin to a full-time job. Imagine this scenario: You have applied for a job. Your résumé has been meticulously prepared and you are waiting for the interview call. It comes and you are hired. Great news! You start work and a few months later realize that perhaps this is not what you really want to pursue.... Read More.

 

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