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Educate to Innovate

“When I grow up, I want to be a YouTuber!” This is an increasingly common answer given by children when asked what they want to do when they grow up. The rapid growth in technology in the 21st century has changed our lives forever. iPads, Apple TVs and an increasing range of tech appliances are appearing in our schools as teachers attempt to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world. Educators the world over are revisiting their curriculum and asking questions such as: do elementary school children still need to learn handwriting? What does a 21st century curriculum look like? What will adequately prepare children for the future?


Career | Getting Serious with LinkedIn

  By Linda Le 23 February, 2014   Most of you by now will be carrying out your New Year resolutions with big plans to make it the best year ever – how can a bit of planning on LinkedIn help you achieve this? With a professional membership of over 259 million people globally, LinkedIn is a powerful business networking and relationship management tool among job seekers and business professionals. If used e ectively, LinkedIn can help generate real business leads or career results for the user.    Here are nine top tips to using LinkedIn for business networking or career prospecting to keep your pipeline alive, putting you in great stead for a successful in 2014.   LinkedIn works best if you consider it to be like traditional business networking but done online. If you are invited to a networking function or event during this time, say ‘Yes’ – you’ll never know who you’ll meet! If you’ve met …


Career | Taking the Stress out of Job Hunting

  By Dr. Nenna Ndukwe, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Director, SACAC Counselling October 23, 2013   Job hunting can be stressful and can present a unique set of challenges. Therefore, it is important to alleviate stress by channeling your efforts in a positive direction.     In order to maintain a positive momentum the following tips can be used:  Have the right mindset Be positive and know your worth. While it can take some time to find the right job, adopting a positive attitude will assist in maintaining an optimistic outlook throughout the process. Set realistic goals Finding the right job can often take longer than expected. Therefore, it is important to set realistic goals by defining what type of job you are looking for and ensure your skills are aligned with the required attributes. Increase your profile Take the …


Career | CRCE Evolving with the Times

  By Anne Morgan10 June, 2013   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.   Launch of the Employment Program  Joanne 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.   Early workshops focused on exploring options for personal and professional growth to provide a better framework in which to live, work and grow. …


Career | Family Harmony: The Vital Ingredient for a Career

By Anne Morgan, CRCE Business Development Manager 18 April, 2013   This article was originally published in the April/May issue of AustCham Singapore's publication The Southern Star. To view the full publication, please click here.     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.     The Trailing Spouse  Firstly, companies are usually keen for families to accompany assignees as there …