The perfect job fit doesn’t always equal 10/10

Research shows the majority of women only apply for jobs when they meet 100% of the criteria, whereas most men apply when they meet just 60%. There are simple steps we can all take to make the most of career advancement opportunities.

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5 Types of Imposter Syndrome

Deep down you know you are good at your job, but does one small mistake or mishap have you feeling like a complete failure? If so, there is a very good chance you are suffering from imposter syndrome. Individuals suffering from imposter syndrome generally fall into one of five categories. Find out what they are, if you have one, and the tips to help.

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Conference Calls and Culture Clashes

There are many steps that can be taken to improve the clarity, communication and outcomes of conference calls. In this scenario, Andrew Garde, the leader of across-geographic team in a large MNC sits in his Chicago office and dials in for a conference call. On the call is Cheng Yang, the marketing manager in Singapore, and Suwathana, the product manager in Thailand.

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Chinese New Year in Singapore

With 8 an auspicious number for the Chinese we present to you 8 expat tips for Chinese New Year. These tips will help you navigate this special celebration.

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Gender Equality in Singapore – time to step up

Do we want to go back to a Singapore where daughters stayed at home and sons went to school? Where men could legally take several wives? Where married women could not own and control personal property?

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Eight practical tips for house-hunting when moving to Singapore

Choosing housing for your expat assignment can be quite challenging. It can feel rushed and overwhelming. Doing some prep work before you arrive in Singapore can make the whole experience more enjoyable and rewarding.

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The importance of cross-cultural relocation training

In multinational organizations international assignees – both short and long term – play very important and somewhat unique roles. They may be sent abroad for setting up a new operation, for development purposes, sharing best practices and corporate culture, problem solving, filling skill gaps or running projects. To optimize the assignees’ positive impact assignees need to be well prepared.

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Basic cross-cultural survival tips for new Western APAC leaders

Doing business can be risky and challenging for newcomers to Asia. Many of the behaviours that made you respected and successful at home can be misunderstood and looked upon as arrogant or rude. While generalizing is always dangerous and there is no one “Asian culture”, just as there is no one “Western culture”, there are some cultural similarities among the countries in Asia. Knowing the basics can keep you from starting your business relationships on the wrong foot during those first visits.

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