Are you new to Singapore? Thinking about getting a job or perhaps just interested in personal development or refreshing your professional skills?

The Career Resource Center for Excellence offers regular workshops on a range of career-related topics. View the Events Calendar for upcoming workshops.

Past Experiences
One-to-One Career Counseling
Relocate, Relaunch & Renew
About the Career Advisor

Past Experiences:

"Thank you so much for the treasure trove of information and for what I can count as the single most interesting talk I have been to since my arrival in Singapore. It was informative, comforting and exciting. My husband came home and said that I seemed really energized, which is exactly how I felt and I wanted to thank you for that. I'm going to work on all of these things and I'm sure I will see you at another event in the near future."

"Although I now live in London. My fondest memories of Singapore are all the AAS events and the CRCE Community that helped me through my transition and I am still a part of the CRCE LinkedIn Group. Thank You to the AAS Team." 

One-to-One Career Counseling:

Want further one-to-one advice on your job search strategies, resume and/or interviews after attending the workshops? Making a career change? Need to figure out how to remove career roadblocks? We have YOUR solution!

How does it work? Sign up for a private 45-minute appointment with a professional Career Advisor. Sessions can be conducted in-person or over Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangouts.

The topics covered are based on what is most important for YOU and can include (but are not limited to):

  • Understanding the Singapore job market and learn tips for conducting your job search here
  • Getting feedback on your resume in order to align with local expectations and best practices
  • Networking and using LinkedIn
  • Discussion of transferrable skills to explore potential options to consider
  • Interview practice and preparation
  • Writing cover letters and other application collateral 

Attend one of our core job search workshops for more comprehensive advice and networking opportunities. Career counseling sessions offer more personal advice. 

Please contact to schedule a meeting.

Cost: $100 for CRCE members; $150 for non-CRCE members

Relocate, Relaunch & Renew - Let CRCE Get You to Your Next Destination!

  • Relocating to a new country or repatriating back home?
  • Want to update your resume and LinkedIn profile?
  • Need help identifying your transferrable skills?
  • Hope to discover career paths open to you in your new location?

If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, working with our career counselor one-to-one can make a huge difference preparing you for your transition.

While we cannot advise you on the specifics of your particular destination, these sessions are designed to help you think through your experiences and skills in general. The goal is to prepare you for your upcoming transition and get you ready to kick off the job search in your new location.

We can also help you with updating your resume and LinkedIn profile so that you can easily update and tailor these important tools to meet needs in your new location.

These 45-minute sessions can be done in person in the AAS office with our our Career Advisor while you are still in Singapore. Don’t have before you go? No worries! We can meet virtually (via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts) after you relocate.  

Please contact to schedule a session.

Cost: $100 for CRCE members; $150 for non-CRCE members


About the Career Advisor:

Dr. James Kwan is an accomplished career consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of experience in training, lecturing, facilitation, consulting and coaching. An accountant by training, he has worked in finance, manufacturing, higher education, hotel and property development industries. He is currently an Independent Director of a property development company which is listed on SGX. He chairs the Nomination Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is an Assistant Professor and adjunct lecturer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Nanyang Business School, NTU respectively.

He is a Certified Professional Career Coach of International Coach Academy. He provides career coaching and life coaching at American Association of Singapore (AAS), LHH and Nanyang Business School, NTU for managers and professionals seeking career changes. He conducts in-house training and public workshops in accounting and finance, leadership development, employee effectiveness, team engagement, and career transition with various training institutions such as AAS, Mind Gym, Bailey & French and LHH.

James holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from University of Western Australia and four master degrees in business administration, digital education, investment and finance. He is a fellow member of several accountancy bodies in Singapore, Australia and the UK.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

CRCE reserves the right to cancel workshops. In the event of cancellation by AAS, registrants can opt to attend another workshop or receive a full refund. If registrants contact AAS ( at least 48 hours prior to the workshop start time, he/she will be issued a credit that can be applied to any same priced CRCE workshop within the following 90 days. In the event of a no-show or day of workshop cancellation, no credit will be issued.