In a session peppered with laughs and guffaws, popular Mediacorp celebrity Gurmit Singh, shared his life journey on opportunities and challenges he faced during our movie screening of “Taxi! Taxi!”.
Gurmit opened his sharing by first inviting the participants to shake the hands of five strangers and introduce themselves. This was used as an opportunity to illustrate his point on the need to know people in order to create opportunities for oneself.
If you were retrenched twice at the peak of your career in your 40s and then again in your 50s, would you:
(a) Lament that life sucks and feel angry for a long time and become a disillusioned person OR
(b) Help your fellow colleagues find new jobs as you take on a new role in a new industry yet accepting a 40% pay cut
Guess which option Mr Bryan Yeo, "a survivor of retrenchment", took?
Self-help gurus, career experts, life coaches or even our parents have often been telling us to work on our weaknesses as this will improve ourselves, our careers or our lives. But is this really truly effective?
Research by the Gallup Organisation has proven that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they uncover their innate talents, develop them into strengths AND use these strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. They are also three times more likely to experience a higher quality of life!
In the recent “I AM A STAR! - Start with Talents. End with Strengths” workshop, participants identified their top five strengths through the Clifton StrengthFinders assessment and learnt how to utilise and maximise their strengths for professional and personal growth.
We bring you key insights from this workshop.
A career in recruitment is fast-paced, competitive and rewarding, if you have what it takes. What are the skills required and the benefits for those in the recruitment industry? We bring you the answers from a panel discussion and networking session, organised in collaboration with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) on 18 June 2014.