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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered 4w ago
For myself, food takes up most of my expenses. I plan to reduce it by: 1) drinking water instead buying drinks 2) drinking free coffee from the office instead of buying coffee 3) eating at hawker centres instead of cafes/restaurants when hanging out with friends 4) dabao-ing food from home I am using the Seedly app to keep track of my expenses right now and it always motivates me to cut back on my spending when I see the amount of money I spent on food each month.
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered 4w ago
It has always been a dream of mine to open an ice cream cart and sell ice cream to Primary School kids LOL. So that's that. I would also spend my time reading books, watching netflix, going for walks, exploring unknown places (yes, even in SG), going for courses (e.g. pottery, painting classes etc). Of course, you can always travel esp if you are financially independent. I would definitely head to Australia for my retirement trips.
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered 4w ago
Recently the bus fares increased quite drastically from 77c to 87c to 92c and I realised I needed to pay $1 for EACH bus ride I took (which is freaking too much). Context is my house is just 1 bus stop away from the MRT station and I usually take the bus to work every morning because the walking distance is still quite considerable. This means that I have to spend about $22 per month on bus rides!! Super unacceptable for me. So I went to carousell and bought a $60 second-hand bike. Took 3 months to break even and now I spend $48 (concession) instead of $68 for my transportation.
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 28 Feb 2020
To add on to what Andy has mentioned, I feel that the top 3 skillsets of a TA should be driven, empathetic, and resourceful. Especially for TA jobs with a commission-based structure, you should ideally be someone who is driven enough to want to close deals for your clients. But that's when empathy comes in - you shouldn't just close deals for the sake of earning the commission (kind of like the insurance agent situation here) but rather, understand what BOTH the client and the candidate want to make sure that they are a good fit for each other. Lastly, you have to be resourceful which means using creative ways to reach out to both clients and candidates and try to think out of the box. How does a TA judge a candidate? Firstly, talk to the Hiring Manager and understand what are the top most important criteria they are looking out for. Is it a strong technical candidate? Or someone who is a good culture-fit etc. Then talk to the candidate, find out what are their passions, what kind of environment are they looking to work in. And from there, you can determine if they are a good fit for each other. Pay range definitely varies alot. Depends on whether you are working in-house or external recruitment. Stress levels varies as well. All in all, TA is very different from recruiting. Mainly because recruiting is more of fulfilling short-term needs while TA is more of long-term needs of the company. Very interesting job esp if you get to see your candidate working happily in the company you have placed them in :)
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 27 Feb 2020
"How many basketballs can you fill in this room" - Question i got from an interview from Ezbuy. TIl this date, I still have no idea why was I asked such a question (it was for a marketing executive role) and how to answer it. I roughly said something along the lines of "1 typical cage can fill 20 basketballs and going by the length and width of this room, it can fill 20 cages so the total would be 400 basketballs" haha never got the job.
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 27 Feb 2020
Similiar to Andy, based on my recruiting experience, it is likely that the exchange portion will be parked under the education column and it is very easy for recruiters to miss it. When it comes to hiring fresh grads, I would be on the lookout of past internship experiences to get an idea of how the individual might value add to the company. Speaking from a fresh grad POV, I was thankful that my course has made it compulsory for us to have internships. I did mine at MOE and have learned alot of skills that I otherwise wouldn't have picked up on my own. I also had more things to share during my interviews. Although I agree that people generally gain super great experiences and memories while on exchange but if you are asking from a pragmatic perspective, I would advise you to go for an internship. Or you can also consider doing an overseas internship (e.g. NUS Overseas College) to gain both the fun as well as the working experience? Hope this helps! :)
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 27 Feb 2020
Why will you waste time hopping into a job KNOWING that you will resign and have to waste even more time searching and interviewing for the right job afterwards? I feel that you shouldn't just jump into a full-time job temporarily as the first job is the most important. Most important in the sense that it might give you false impressions of the industry just because you went into a bad company or worked under a bad boss. Without a right mentor/boss, your basics foundations might even become weaker as you progress further with your career. However, if you do need the money after graduation to clear off the horrible student loans, you might consider taking up part-time or internship roles to tide over this period while you search for a more suitable job. Who knows, you might be offered a full-time position while doing so.
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Undergraduate

Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 27 Feb 2020
Find a CCA which you are interested in. You will get to hone many essential skills and be exposed to different kinds of people. Also, CCAs might be a good conversation topic during interviews as Hiring Managers get to see another side of you. However, do learn how to strike a balance between your CCAs and studies. If you find that you are unable to cope, you may wish to look at how you manage your time. Perhaps you are spending too much time on social media, or going out too often with friends? Find out what is important to you and reduce spending time on unnecessary things and you will find that you can accomplish so much more during a day. Ultimately, I would advise you to enjoy your university life as it is not all about studying :)
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Updated on 26 Feb 2020
I once worked as a mobile Pet Groomer where we went to rich people's houses to help groom their pets. Super well-paid job (don't even need to have experience) but once, I got an electric shock after switching on the switch and caused the whole house to blackout LOL. P.s. someone I knew went to work for a company which shoots crows (damn gross but well-paid job) and after that job, he had many sleepless nights...
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Chiam Min
Chiam Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 26 Feb 2020
Using Giga! 25GB SIM ONLY Mobile Plan currently. My monthly usage: - Data - 12GB (mostly because I use it to watch Netflix) - Talk Time - ~30min (mainly using Whatsapp to make calls) Wow just read the article, super crazy phone data/call usage :O
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