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Career

Fresh Graduates

Why do scholars usually have better career paths than non-scholars? Is this a perspective that gets to us or is this a reality in the industry?
Crystal Tan
Crystal Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 02 Jul 2020
I'd say it depends on the career path and industry you are referring to. Yes, better chances in traditional industries (government, public sector) - in the sense that you get your foot in the door more easily than non-scholars. Because that's how they've reviewed candidates in the past, and big systems are slow to change. No, not better chances in other industries. Nowadays I see a lot of employers hiring based not on your academic success but how you have applied that knowledge. Showing some form of initiative and drive by doing your own projects, stands out a lot more than having a paper A+ stamped with a scholar title. Of course, it all goes down to how you present it on your resume as well. Highlight what matters (more than being a scholar) - what makes you unique, a must-hire for that specific company. Show your potential fit, not your past credentials. Food for thought: If you do that and the company still doesn't see value in it, is that the type of company you'd like to work for anyway? :) Employers' hiring priorities say a lot about the culture of the workplace. So you'd have dodged a bullet if you missed out an opportunity that hired only scholars. I think in general, if scholars seem to earn more, it's not all because of their title, but because they've also likely undergone more training, showed better thinking, or (had the privilege to) experience more than non-scholars. And these are things that anyone, scholar or not, can cultivate too :) So I'd say - this idea of scholars = better isn't a black-and-white reality. Take what you can learn from this trend, and leave the rest :) All the best if you're job searching!!
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Lifestyle

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I am trying to cook more food at home to reduce cost of eating out. What ingredients would you recommend for meal planning?
Crystal Tan
Crystal Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 17 Mar 2020
Being a broke student abroad once, I can definitely relate! Here's what kept me afloat on a super low budget in an expensive city (aka Singapore): Grocery Shopping List I. Highly durable ingredients Root vegetables (Carrots, Corn, Potatoes) Hardy fruits like Apples, Pears & Oranges Onions & Garlic Olive Oil (I highly rec you invest in a good one :") it's worth it) II. Necessary Nutrients Eggs Meat - Chicken / Pork / Beef etc (Can be frozen to last longer) Fish (Can be frozen to last longer) Veggies - Broccoli (most hardy), Tomatoes, Capsicum (for that burst of color) & other greens III. Healthy Indulgences Yoghurt (Tims' Dairy is amazing) Dried Cranberries / Fruits & Nut mix Avocado Peanut Butter These are just things off the top of my head. With these ingredients, you can already make some super amazing stuff: Guacamole dip! Fresh fruit yoghurt! Apple slices with peanut butter! Full dinner meals - complete with egg, veg, meat! PS: What I love about this grocery list's ingredients is that they're really flexible: I can steam, stew, stir-fry, even throw 'em into soups and 1000 different flavors emerge -- frying 'em onions & garlic in fragrant olive oil is the secret key. Anyway, that's how I survived my eat-at-home days :") it doesn't have to be a constraint, but an experiment! Hope that helps.
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Lifestyle

Anyone has a referral or promo code for Headspace meditation app?
Crystal Tan
Crystal Tan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 31 Jan 2020
KINDMIND for 3 months off a year's subscription! For new users: You get 2 weeks free trial, so try it out before you decide to make use of the promo code :) (The codes get leaked onto the web from time to time, but right now this seems like one of the best ones out there)
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