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.
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.
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.
If brutal, numbers-driven environments don't faze you, or maybe you're looking to make your mark without the necessity of technical qualifications and are willing to push yourself, and you relish the challenge of working with products that have a mind of their own, headhunting might just be the place for you.
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 After 4 months of hard work, you discover that his business is bleeding money because his IT team is using outdated equipment and hence unproductive.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 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.
Here's a peek into the world of a B2B (business to business) solution sales person. You’ll have to deal with the pains of cold calling, the pressure of targets, and perhaps even the dirty face of doing business at times. But In exchange, you get compensated with freedom, independence and the opportunity to earn a high salary. Do you dare to take on the challenge?
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.
It's not easy being a relationship manager, much less one as a global corporate network banking RM. Ultimately, it's a people job with an emphasis on knowing complex banking and finance products. If the technicalities and complexity doesn't turn you off, and you know that you'd enjoy the perks of being the face of your bank, this might just be the work for you.
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.
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.
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?
Auditors are widely perceived to work late into the night, perform repetitive tasks, and are often stereotyped as fault-finders scrutinizing details to uncover the slightest problems.
The truth is... that an auditor’s job is not as bad as most people think. In this article, we explore the role of a Big 4 audit manager in depth.