On 15 July 2020, 45 high-profile Twitter users simultaneously posted a dubious tweet about a bitcoin scheme that was too good to be true. Users like Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett claimed that, for 30 minutes only, all bitcoin sent to a specific cryptocurrency wallet would be doubled as part of an elaborate charity drive. Within minutes, 320 bitcoin transactions were made, totalling up to more than US$110,000 in value.

The tweet turned out to be part of a bitcoin scam later described as “the worst hack of a social media platform yet”. …


Now that you have decided to move on to another role in your career, the first and foremost thing you need to do is to update and rewrite your resume. No matter where you are on your career path, editing your resume can feel like a daunting task.

And as you edit your resume, questions such as “What experience should I include and in how much detail?”, “What format should I use?” and “How can I make my resume stand out from others?” These are legitimate concerns.

After all, the success of you getting your first chat with a recruiter


Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the workforce in many ways, and one significant change is to move from physical, face-to-face interaction to virtual meetings, interviews and even webinars.

As a result, many job interviews are now being conducted virtually in Singapore. Recruiters and hiring managers require candidates to get organised and prepared quick-smart, ensuring they are set up with the right technology and tools.

FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, even Instagram Live and Stories, have helped us grow accustomed to communicating socially through digital screens on our mobile phones or tablets. However, when it comes to job interviews, there are…


There are many ways that a company can go about recognising the work of its employees. It can be done in the form of promotions or even special rewards for jobs well done. While these are undoubtedly welcoming news for employees, few things mean more than a raise when it comes to recognition — and our Talent Trends 2021 report echoes that sentiment as well.

According to our survey, 80% of respondents cited remuneration and benefits as the top consideration when accepting job offers. On top of that, depending on the industry, employers, too, are ready to increase the average…


While 2020 has been a year of great uncertainty for job seekers, employees and businesses alike, the new year — along with the further easing of restrictions — marks a positive start for the post-COVID economy.

After a year of navigating the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, companies now have a clearer understanding of their business vulnerabilities and priorities. They now know how to reinforce their businesses, mitigate risks and create long-term positioning strategies to emerge stronger after any crisis.

While the coronavirus crisis has caused dire economic consequences and drastically reduced job opportunities and salaries in 2020 —…


There are a number of reasons why Southeast Asia has earned its newfound reputation as the ‘next technology hub’ of the world. For one, the region has an incredibly young, tech-savvy population, with 26% under the age of 14 and some of the most engaged mobile internet users in the world. In fact, the internet economy in the region is now worth about US$100 billion according to estimates, tripling in value over four years.

The industry has even proven resilient against COVID-19. Between April and June 2020 when many Southeast Asian countries were under varying degrees of border restrictions and…


Anyone with a passing knowledge of banking, investing and financial services would have heard about the rise of blockchain technology in recent times. While the technology has so far been associated mainly with the introduction of bitcoin, its application has since ballooned into an entire market unto itself. Even businesses that are not typically operating within the financial space, too, are exploring blockchain’s various applications and commercial opportunities.

The numbers are promising as well. By 2025, the global blockchain market size is expected to hit US$39.7 billion, a 13 times increase from the US$3 billion in 2020. Asia Pacific’s blockchain-related…


As the world continues to grapple with the ramifications of the pandemic, businesses need all the help that they can get — and so do job seekers.

Securing the ideal job was challenging enough even before the virus forced its way into our public consciousness. In the wake of the pandemic, fresh graduates, seasoned executives, contractors and temps alike must engage outside, external assistance in order to reach the next rung of their career ladder, especially in the weeks and months ahead. Professional recruiters are often a phone call away to do just that.

The benefits of working with professional recruiters were known even before the new reality set in. Aside from salary negotiations and providing a clear path to a hiring manager’s inbox, a recruiter is…


Globally, COVID-19 has seen much of the workforce move from physical, face-to-face interaction to the virtual, online world.

As a result, many job interviews are now being conducted virtually in Singapore, with recruiters and hiring managers requiring candidates to get organised and prepared quick-smart, ensuring they are set up with the right technology, connections and etiquette.

FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, even Instagram Live and stories, have helped us to grow accustomed to communicating socially via screens (mainly on our mobile phones or tablets). …


Here are some of the more popular job interview questions with some quick tips on how you should answer them.

Receiving a call back from your potential future employer is exciting indeed. Now that you have one foot through the front door, the next step is where the real work begins. After all, a face-to-face interview is the first time you are going to interface with your potential employer, and this is usually the perfect opportunity to set a good first impression on your potential employer. …

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