Friday, December 25, 2020

4 Reasons Why It Is Hard to Make Friends At Work

Having friends at work not only adds happiness to your daily life but it is also important for having a successful career as your network expands. What happens when you do not have friends at work? No one to save you a seat at a meeting or help you when things go wrong. 

Here are 4 possible reasons why you could not make new friends at work.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Pros and Cons of getting to work too early

Most people ask, do I really achieve more if I start my work earlier? Should I change my wake up time or commute time? How do I maximize the time I have to achieve more?

Although most successful people rise up early, it does not mean you must too. You need to understand what is best for yourself. Here are 4 good and bad sides of getting to work too early for you to reflect on.

Friday, July 10, 2020

20 Common Interview Questions for Fresh Graduates & How to Answer Them

When applying for a job, writing a good resume is just the tip of the iceberg. What makes you succeed or fail in getting the job is how you perform during the interview. If you managed to score an interview whether it is a face-to-face, online, or on-the-phone interview, here are 20 common questions that the interviewer loves to ask. 


Thursday, July 9, 2020

What to expect if you go for a business trip during the pandemic?

As we know, the whole world is now facing a health crisis as the coronavirus is spreading all over the world. A lot of countries are now controlling their flights and companies are trying their best to limit business trips.

In some cases, employees are still required to go to the field particularly to solve issues. If you are the chosen one, and if you are facing a dilemma to proceed or not, that is normal.

Here are 3 tips on how to handle travelling related to work

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We Interviewed the Person Behind the Viral Job Posting

I'm pretty sure you have seen the job advertisement recruiting for durian knife master by Durianman SS2. The Stephen Chow photo might ring a bell. This job ad went viral within a few days it was posted because of its satire content. As we speak, this job ads went viral in Hong Kong too. We managed to get hold of the person behind the job ad and below is the job requirement. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

3 Ways How To Improve Your Relationship with your Boss

 Throughout your career life, your relationship with your boss is considered the utmost important concern you should take good care at. Your career days are easy or hard depending on if your boss is your best ally instead of your worst enemy. Different boss' personality varies from one to another. Here are three ways to cultivate a good relationship with your boss.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Create Stunning Resume in Just 5 Minutes with

Are you clueless when it comes to writing your resume? Here’s a platform you can use to create your resume in just 5 minutes (depending on how much you write, but 5 minutes is apt to have the core info of your resume done).


Monday, June 22, 2020

How to fix these 3 career mistake you are making right now

There are many ways to be successful. Some of them you know consciously but some are unconscious. The same goes for mistakes that prevent you to strive to be better in your career. Here are 3 unconscious mistakes that you might be doing right now.


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Business Strategies that Work & Don’t Work After the Pandemic

If you own a business, you’d realize that the pandemic do changed your business strategy. That is because the whole consumer behavior paradigm has shifted, priorities are readjusted and disposable income becomes limited. If you have not thought about a new business strategy, here are some points to kick-off your plan: 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

What do recruiters look for when screening your resume

I’m sure you are curious as to how recruiters screen your resume through your job application. If you have applied to the position via Jobstreet, you may find this post useful

Before going through the applications, the recruiters will always familiarise themselves with the job description first. Picking up the important details is necessary as we illustrate in our minds who are the best suitable candidate for this position. Therefore, I highly advise you to read the job description as well and think to yourself - is the position suitable for you? 

I will spend some time guiding you on reading the job description if you stick around here. At the mean time, let's dig into the details of your resume that recruiters are focusing on.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

10 Resume Writing Mistakes You are (probably) doing right now

Your resume is the first gateway to be shortlisted for an interview. While competing against hundreds, or maybe thousands, of job applicants, do you think your resume is comprehensive enough to tell the story of your career background? 

During the span of my career as a recruiter, I have viewed more than 50 resumes per day. Some days during peak hiring, the amount can go up to hundreds of resumes. If you ask, how do I do that with such limited time a day? The truth is, recruiters are trained to pick up information that matters on your resume. So, we probably spend 20 seconds screening for each resume. The first thing our eyeballs pick up is the working experience and next is the educational background. If it fits the profile we are looking for, we'll keep for the next level screening or we proceed to read more. 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

How do your Jobstreet application looks like to employers

This post is not affiliated with Jobstreet in any way. 

Have you ever feel curious about how your Jobstreet application looks like on the back-end of the employer's screen? I will give you an insight into how your job application looks like on the other side. 

If you are a Jobstreet user, you probably have receive multiple emails from LiNa frequently. LiNa is not a person who works in Jobstreet. It is a candidate module created by Jobstreet. While the job applicants system is called LiNa, the employer’s system is called SiVa. Technically, Jobstreet is a software/system company, and not a recruitment company. They developed these systems to connect employers and job seekers. So you can’t call Jobstreet to look for you a job. It doesn’t work that way. You need to know this, because it is up to you how to attract the attention of the employers. Jobstreet is only providing you the platform to submit your application. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

What you need to know about the Malaysia Short-Term Economy Recovery Plan 2020

Today the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presented in his live conference a list of goodies for Malaysians aiming to assist Malaysia's economy affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The effort is called the National Revitalisation Plan (PENJANA) is a fast-paced step to rebuild and revitalize the economy in the short term. 

Check out the goodies below:

Sunday, May 31, 2020

5 Hidden Jobstreet Features That Can Help in Your Job Searching Experience

Jobstreet remains the most popular job search website despite so many new job portals that appeared lately. This is because Jobstreet is easy to use and they have a large network of employers that have been advertised with Jobstreet for years. Over the years, Jobstreet keeps improving and adding more features that you can benefit from. So, here are the under-utilized features of Jobstreet that we want to highlight in this post.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

5 Ways You Can Still Win Although Not Talented

Do you ever doubt of having the required skills or everyone around you seems to be smarter than you? Don't worry too much, those talents are not always the qualities to be a true leader. Here are 5 aptitudes that you might already have that sets you apart from talented people. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

What you can do if you are being terminated by your employer

We like you to understand that every termination process is different due to the different nature of your employment contract, the details of your termination process, and also the situation of your company. This post is merely a rough reference to help you seek proper consultation and it is not meant to be taken as a bible. We highly recommend you to take counsel from the appropriate authority before taking an action against your employer. 

Being terminated is not a pleasant experience. However a lot of companies are facing financial difficulties to maintain their operation cost. With low business revenue, some companies opted for retrenchment. While bigger corporation have the capacity to carry out proper retrenchment processes, some smaller companies may be ignorant of the employee's rights. If you think you have been illegally terminated by your employer, here are the things you can do:


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Simple step to reduce mistakes at work

 Have you ever missed out on small detail in your work and you have to redo it all over again? Or perhaps being scolded by your boss because of the small mistake? When you face a situation that overburdens you, you need an effective tool to help you get through it. The tool turns out to be a checklist or a to-do list. 


Thursday, May 21, 2020

What to expect if you are looking for job during the pandemic

Your job searching experience will be more or less disoriented during the pandemic. Some processes are restricted, such as you are not allowed to visit the company as an interviewee. If you are looking for a job right now or managed to score an offer letter, here are some of the things you can expect to happen in your job searching experience. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

5 Things You Can Do To Enhance Your Job Security During the Pandemic

While some of us got retrenched from our job and some of us at risk of losing our job soon, those who are still employed should feel fortunate and grateful for your situation. Your position might not be permanent, like all industries risk of falling apart due to the economic crisis and some companies are facing financial difficulties. Amidst the pandemic, you are still retain some control over the potential of your career growth if you are still employed.

Here are the 5 things you can do to keep your job secured and also use this opportunity to showcase your potential. 


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Quality Breakfast for Peak Performance

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Many of us tend to neglect our breakfast because we drag to wake up a little later. Some of us even believe that skipping breakfast will lead to weight loss. In fact, breakfast provides fuel and energy after we fast for the entire night while asleep. That's why we called it "break-fast".

Friday, May 15, 2020

Why NOW is the BEST Time to Launch Your Business Ideas

They say there is an opportunity in a time of crisis. And there is another saying that opportunity comes to those who seek it. Both of the sayings are entirely true as long as you are ready to hustle hard right now. 

If you have always had a business idea in your mind, right now is the best time for you to transform your idea in the mind into an actual feasible project. It has to start somewhere, and it has to start somehow.



8 Online Apps That Can Help Increase Your Productivity

Time is precious. Spend your time to do the things matter to you instead of wasting it on admin tasks and processes. Here are 8 resources that you can tap on to enhance your productivity throughout the day. Most of them are free, so there is no cost to trying it out. 


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Checklist for Selling On Facebook Live (and other Social Media Channels)

If you have a Facebook account, you probably have stumbled on one or two Facebook Live Sales. This is a sales channel popularised by China social media entrepreneurs. Selling on screen isn’t a new thing, we had QVC and Astro Go Shop similars that demonstrate products on TV with a phone number to call for an order. Such a marketing method is widely popular now because anyone can host their own sales video with a click of a button. 

Although it seems effortless how these sellers can earn a five-digit income online, it takes a lot of preparation on the backend before they click that Go Live button. If this is your first time selling on live video, be sure to tick the checklists below:

Monday, May 11, 2020

10 Online Meeting Etiquette & Tips to Impress Your Boss

Part of the new norm at work will be having more online meetings instead of the usual face-to-face meetings. Many companies are opting for no-visitors policy at the moment to minimize contact with external parties. There is also social distancing standard operating procedure imposed by the government, which makes sense to conduct your meeting online.

Whether you are hosting an online meeting or just a participant, we have some tips and basic etiquettes for you to impress your boss and co-workers, most importantly to ensure a smooth meeting experience for all.


Saturday, May 9, 2020

What is the impact of Covid-19 on your job

We are all concerned about what the near future might be after the pandemic. The truth is, we all know it won't be a luster shining future as far as the eyes can see. Whether you are working in the essential industry or not, the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted our usual work environment into a different paradigm that we have not experienced before.

If you are seeking for a new job or currently employed, do expect all these in your career now:


Friday, May 8, 2020

Jobs that will be replaced by A.I.

 Ever since the computer was invented, our lives never stop changing - from the analogue paperwork to relying everything on the internet, our lives have been digitalized tremendously. Even so, now with the advancement of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), undoubtedly, the way we live will change as well. The digital breakthrough of A.I created jobs that we have not seen before in the past decade, but it will also take away some of the existing jobs that some of us are serving. Here are a few jobs that will be replaced by A.I. in a matter of time: 


Thursday, May 7, 2020

To-Do Checklist Before You Reopening Your Business After the Lockdown

Ready to reopen your business after a long break during the lockdown? Prepare to change the way you operate in some ways such as customer's management, acquiring additional information, changes of floor layout, etc. to adapt to the new norm. As we are still living with the Coronavirus in our community, it is good to take extra steps to protect your staff, your customers, vendors, and even yourself. 

Here are some of the good practices which you can follow, and some are mandatory following the SOP of the Health Minister in Malaysia. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the relevant SOP that covers the nature of your business.

Monday, May 4, 2020

How to safeguard your data when using Zoom

Zoom quickly became the most used app during the Coronavirus lockdown. Not only it is convenient and easy to use, but it is also one of the most reliable video conferencing app. Just like any cloud-based app, Zoom is not safe. However, Zoom is being targeted due to its popularity. But in fact, most of your free video conferencing app aren't safe as well.

That being said, the recommendations below are also apt for other video conferencing app, not just Zoom. We hope you will find them useful.


Friday, May 1, 2020

8 Online Interview Tips to Help You Impress the Hiring Manager

The 'new norm' has shifted the job application paradigm by 360. One process that went through a drastic change is our job interview process that been shifted online. In a way, we owe the coronavirus pandemic to the digital transformation the world needs right now. Evidently, we can see that job interviews are being carried out more efficiently and time-saving for all parties involved.

If you are applying for a job at the moment, be prepared to be interviewed via online video conference. In order to help you ace the video interview, we have 10 tips to share with you. Read on to find out.


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Should you change job during the pandemic? 5 questions to ask yourself

Are you ready to take a leap in your career, but worry that the pandemic situation? While we do not have the exact answer as to YES or NO to your dilemma, we can guide you in making the correct decision by prompting you to ask the questions that matter.

Read on to find out:


Friday, April 24, 2020

6 Tips on How to Perform Better During a Global Crisis with Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is the guy you should go to if you want to master your grit and perseverance. He is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective and is one of the best leading experts on leading performance. His latest book, Stealing Fire got into the national bestseller and nominated for Pulitzer Prize. And his previous book, The Rise of Superman is the first New York Times Bestseller in the sports, science, psychology, and business categories simultaneously. His other books such as Abundance and Tomorrowland is worth mentioning as well. Most of his works are highly recommended by famous top performers such as Elon Musk, Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Jason Silva, Ray Kurzweil, Ariana Huffington and many more.

Besides money matters, generally, lack of focus and procrastination is the biggest enemy to your performance. Read more to discover how you can combat these problems and perform better during the global crisis.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Returning to work during Coronavirus? Here are the 8 things you need to do

The Coronavirus pandemic has turned our work-life upside down. In Malaysia, we should be thankful that the situation is within control and we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for the past few days as the number of new cases is dropping. A lot of companies have obtained MITI approval to start the operation. If you are one of those who are returning to work soon, we have good advice that will benefit you in this trial time.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Retrenched Because of the Pandemic? Here are the 5 Things You Need to do

It is unfortunate that we’re stuck in this pandemic phenomenon. But we are all in this together. Regardless, whether you have your employment benefit cut, salary cut or retrenched, you are not alone. The entire world workforce is experiencing a similar fate. It is not the time to blame any party, but to take a mature approach to sort out yourself as efficiently as you can.


Thursday, April 9, 2020

5 Things You Should Do As A SME Employer During Covid-19 Lockdown

In our previous post, we've introduced you to the 10 jobs that will exist in 2020. Who would have thought that within a quarter, the entire world (yes, THE ENTIRE WORLD) is facing the challenge of COVID-19 viruses? At this point, we don't think there's any need to further elaborate on the situation. We're pretty sure almost every country in the world is on lockdown to break the chain of infection.

While it is depressing to count the dollar and cents during the lockdown, we have some suggestions which you can do right now - some involve zero cost!


Friday, January 31, 2020

The Lie Behind Working Hard For Success by Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley, arguably the best personal growth and self-development company in the present. He is also The New York Times Best Selling Author of "The Code of The Extraordinary Mind", now available in more than 20 different languages.

Our idea of working hard leads to success, is now obsolete. Vishen believes that focus and hard work only works when you are at level 1 or 2 in the 4-stages of consciousness.

Read on to find out more about the 4-stages of consciousness and how to unlock success.