Stay At Home Mums – Finally leading the Tai Tai life?

When you hear of a mother quitting her job to take care of her child, what are your initial thoughts? Those that’ve been through it know it’s a tough job, but most others may think she’s going to enjoy her life; some go as far as to suggest that she can now enjoy a Tai Tai* life. I too was wondering that the husband must be doing very well for them to afford the luxury of a single-income family. But having spoken to one, I realized that being a stay-at-home mum is not at all a luxury. Read on to find out more about a stay at home mum's life and her perspective.

Tax Manager Dealing with the Financial Services Industry in a Big 4: The Better Alternative to Audit?

Tax Manager Dealing with the Financial Services Industry in a Big 4: The Better Alternative to Audit?

The financial services industry is a unique one with it’s own regulations and requirements, so as a tax manager in this industry, you will have to do both compliance and advisory work, which is widely polarised in requirements, and can give you either satisfaction and challenge, or frustration and pain.

Crime Journalist: Adrenaline In Uncovering The Truth

Crime Journalist: Adrenaline In Uncovering The Truth

If you're a crime journalist, you'd have covered the Kovan double murder, Little India riots, Sheng Shiong kidnap and many other incidents in recent years. It's an exciting job trying to uncover the truth, and it requires strong detective instincts to get you the right answers. If you like thrillers and mysteries, being a journalist is one hell of a ride. 

The Officer Cadet School (OCS) Instructor - Training The Next Generation of Leaders

The Officer Cadet School (OCS) Instructor - Training The Next Generation of Leaders

Every Singaporean would have been tickled by local movies, 'Army Daze' and 'Boys to Men', but what do the guys in uniform training them really do? This post brings you through the role of an Officer Cadet School (OCS) Instructor.

Management Consulting: No Room For Error

Management Consulting: No Room For Error

Imagine sitting across an important CEO of a huge Asian MNC, leader of a billion dollar business and you are tasked to advise him on his business. After 4 months of hard work, you discover that his business is bleeding money because his IT team is using outdated equipment and hence unproductive. They are losing out to the competition. How would you convince him to spend even more money when he is already at a negative to fix these issues, and pay your firm the million dollar engagement fee? As a twenty something, if you are doing those stuff, you are likely a management consultant.

Brand Manager (Alcoholic Spirits): How much do they drink on their job?

Brand Manager (Alcoholic Spirits): How much do they drink on their job?

Brand managers at Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies are undoubtedly one of the sexiest jobs for most marketing professionals, especially when you represent household brands like Pringles or Magnum. But when it involves vices like alcohol or tobacco, there’s a strong stereotype that steers many away from the job, even if these brands are strong consumer brands in their own rights. Common cited reasons for avoiding the alcoholic beverage industry are that “I don’t drink a lot”, or that “it’s a sleazy industry”. In this article, we get an insider opinion on what it’s really like to work as a brand manager in the alcoholic spirits industry.

10 Things I Love & Hate about a Government Job

10 Things I Love & Hate about a Government Job

For many Singaporeans, a government job seems to have a strong stereotype of being slow-paced and bureaucratic. But a government position is typically well respected in most countries worldwide; you’d think that this will hold true especially in Singapore which has, undeniably, one of the most efficient government organisation in the world. Why then are so many locals dissing at the suggestion of a government job? Is it really all that bad? To answer that, let's look at 10 things I love and hate about my time in the public sector.
 

Actuaries, a poorly understood bunch of analytical thinkers doing unique corporate work

Actuaries, a poorly understood bunch of analytical thinkers doing unique corporate work

Many people (including myself) have a poor understand of actuaries, and it's a pity because they do a really unique work unlike the usual corporate stuff. To address this, we will first focus on 4 common myths about actuary, and the work of an actuary with an example scenario as illustration. With the foundation set, we will then explore the intricacies of the work, and you can decide if it's the ideal work for you. 

You Want Drama in Your Life: On being a freelance speech & drama trainer

You Want Drama in Your Life: On being a freelance speech & drama trainer

A career as a freelance speech & drama trainer is one that lets you merge your passion for the performing arts in theatre and teaching. Not only does such a career path provides you with the freedom of choosing who you want to work for, you also get to determine the number of hours you want to put in.

Anti-money laundering officer: Now you can be a corporate crime fighter! Kinda...?

Anti-money laundering officer: Now you can be a corporate crime fighter! Kinda...?

With the increased penalties in recent years dealt to banks for non-compliance specific to money-laundering acts, the compliance function has gained prominence. Not only is this an increasingly important function, the type of profile that's typically associated with the compliance function is changing. Are you game to be a corporate crime fighter?

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Police Officer

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Police Officer

If you're really considering on a career as a police officer, you have to be prepared for the possible long working hours which may take your time away from your loved ones. Read this article, and talk to someone who's an officer and see if you think you'd make a good fit.