Career Workshops and Coaching
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.
"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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
Cost: $100 for CRCE members; $150 for non-CRCE members
- 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 one of our professional Career Advisors 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 email@example.com to schedule a session.
Cost: $100 for CRCE members; $150 for non-CRCE members
About our Career Advisors:
Dee Khanduja and Dr. James Kwan
Dee has circa 19 years’ experience working as a Career Coach, Recruiter and Headhunter. She is a serial entrepreneur, qualified trainer and copywriter who has run her own employment agency since 2007.
Dee specializes in helping candidates gain clarity over their career path, as well as providing practical know-how in the following areas:
- Algorithm-friendly and keyword-rich CVs & cover letter writing
- Creating ’searchable' LinkedIn profiles
- Mapping and researching using LinkedIn to develop target lists of jobs and contacts
- Networking like a pro
- Creating powerful elevator pitches
- Conducting memorable interviews
- Negotiating your worth
- Pitching and presenting with power
- Sales storytelling
Known for her action-taking attitude, resourcefulness and sheer grit to ‘get things done’, Dee’s coaching style is fun, practical and memorable.
She currently runs her employment agency, 3C Synergy, and a membership site called Career Queenz – for wildly ambitious mama-entrepreneurs.
Dr. James Kwan
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 the 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 is an Assistant Professor and adjunct lecturer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Nanyang Business School, NTU respectively.
James is a Certified Professional Career Coach of International Coach Academy. He provides career coaching and life coaching for managers and professionals seeking career changes. He conducts highly-engaging workshops in career transition topics at several training institutions. With empathy and connectedness as his key strengths, he assists his candidates to identify various pathways to develop outcome-based career strategies. His areas of expertise include:
- Creating impactful resumes with unique selling propositions and keywords that attract recruiters
- Increasing visibility and credibility on LinkedIn to build your network and enhance your job search
- Applying effective job search strategies in the Singapore market
- Handling tough interview questions and managing negotiations that could result in job offers
- Identifying and employing key strengths to flourish and thrive in career progression
- Building resilience during career transition
James demonstrates his credibility and affinity when providing training and coaching to his clients. To date, he has coached more than 300 professional managers and C-suite leaders from diverse industries in private and not-for-profit organizations.
James holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia and five master's degrees in business administration, investment and finance, higher education and business research and digital education. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.