April 26, 2009
Mr Wang said:
Any job should do? Gosh, that's such shockingly bad advice. It could only have come from a politician with a vested interest in being able to report lower unemployment figures.
The government may like to treat you as a digit, but you don't have to treat yourself like that. Please give your own future a little more tender loving care. ...
Fresh graduates may not realise it yet, but an impressive c.v, (and that means one which has been carefully built over the years) is one of the most important assets you can ever have for your career. And among other things, an impressive c.v. should reflect a clear sense of direction and purpose, with a consistent positive theme running through it. ...
In contrast, a poor, "patchwork" c.v. would show a candidate moving from job to job, without any obvious strategy or plan. After all, he's there just for the sake of having a job, not because he's genuinely interested in it. And his jobs don't build on each other in a helpful way. One year he's a MacDonalds waiter; next year he's a primary school relief teacher; after that he joins the SAF; two years later, he's selling insurance.
Gan calls this "flexibility". But sorry, such a c.v. is not impressive to me at all. It is merely what happens when you take the"any job should do" attitude to your own career.
Recommended by at82: "Now, if you're not that desperate for money, I suggest you consider being more patient with your job search. While you're still searching, use your personal time constructively."
March 02, 2009
NYU Tisch Asia lecturer, Jennifer Ruff, warns of cobras and canings in singapore and ponders the perks of "Dying of boredom...To be frank, Singapore itself is boring. There is not a lot to do except make films. Which is kind of great. In New York City, there are a million amazing distractions, but I’ve noticed that students here spend much more time in the editing lab; there just isn’t as much to tempt them... Other than Eric Khoo, whose film My Magic received a passionate standing ovation as the first Singaporean film to be in competition in Cannes this year, most cineastes probably can’t name another Singapore director..."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "great business model by NYU Tisch Asia, for exporting filmschool-in-a-bubble
March 10, 2007
The Campus Observer said:
There is one overarching problem in NUS when it comes to the grading of students: a dire lack of transparency.
The people who know, or who should know, about the ways of NUS grading are either not willing to discuss the matter or do so in rather vague terms.
An air of confidentiality, secrecy and uneasiness surrounds this issue in NUS.
Recommended by plumbago1000: "Secrecy... many unanswered questions regarding the 'open secret' of the bell curve on grades awarded."
November 22, 2006
October 10, 2006
Today Online said:
But the booming figures mask a Catch-22 situation: The current shortage of PhD holders in the biomedical sciences cluster is hampering Singapore's bid to attract multinational companies to move their high-end research projects here. Without a PhD, most of Singapore's life sciences graduates are only qualified to work as research assistants. . And both graduates and diploma holders vie for these positions that could pay less than $2,000 a month. In the industry's manufacturing sector, life sciences graduates compete against their peers from other general sciences and engineering disciplines. They face even stiffer competition in the sales sector, where paper qualifications take on less significance.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Another example of the govt's hype causing oversupply of grads in a particular industry"
March 28, 2006
joie de vivre said:
Elections are on the way. Punggol-Pasir Ris GRC gets to vote. Oh Yay. And to remind us Punggolites (Punggolians? Punggolies? Stupid cuckoos who paid too much for their ulu flats?) of the Great Punggol 21 Dream... they flaunt in our faces The Punggol 21 Enhancement Program.
Which really, by my humble observation, should really be called The SENG KANG Enhancement Program. Seng Kang -- The cousin of Punggol; the more favoured one because she's got more people in her than Punggol 21, who looks like some barren godforsaken third world desert.
Recommended by mb: "Maybe should rename Punggol 21 as Long Kang 21."