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Jacqueline Yan
Jacqueline Yan
Level 1. Freshie
Updated 11h ago
I suppose this depends on the culture at your workplace, is it more sensitive towards such topics? Also how close you are with these colleagues? I recently gone through something similar and to most of the colleagues, I told them that I had my own appointments. But to the closer ones, I did share that I was going for a job interview.

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David Morgan
David Morgan
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered 18h ago
There’s a lot of untold context here. How old are you? What job are you working at? Do you have commitments that require the salary from your job?Have you saved up emergency funds Incase anything would happen to you or your family members during the 3 months period? Any particular reasons for 3 months unpaid leave? Is the job you are at requires your presence such as F&B/Retail Sector? Are you in good terms with your work colleagues that they would cover your workload? But on the general side, what are you planning to do during the 3 months? Vacation break? Eat sleep repeat at home or? Your boss would be okay with this arrangement if -You are a magnificent Asset to the Company -You are second in command after your boss -You have an understanding boss -You have to work from whenever you are be it UPL or VL through a laptop etc -You have a very good legit reason for the unpaid leave. (My colleague had underwent surgery and got a 2 month MC and a few weeks of UPL to rest. My views may be wrong but I hope there are others to share their own views on your question :).

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Patricia Long
Patricia Long
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated 1d ago
Will say full time. Tried the part time stuff, you need to properly manage work + family + thesis/papers which is personally very tiring. Especially with all the rushing from work to school. As with most things, a compromise is necessary. However, if you do have an understanding boss, work out an arrangement that suits you! Could be part time work or telecommuting, either way, it alleviates the stress of studying part time while working full time.

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Lok Yang Teng
Lok Yang Teng
Level 6. Master
Updated 2d ago
- Hi there! NSF here too. I would strongly discourage you to moonlight during your 2 year service. Just last year, a staff sergeant was fined $2000 for using GrabHitch ride app to give rides (he only earned about $1.2k from the 140 rides). It is a tremendous waste if you are caught. On the other hand, you can take on projects to upgrade your skillsets or learn new hobbies, but not for monetary gain. If you desperately need the money, talk to your commander. Only your CO can give the permission (if required). - If you just enlisted, I would urge you to strive hard and maybe even attend command school. There is free on the ground leadership training; a practical skill which many companies spend tens of thousands to recuit leadership mentors to teach their employees. After all, which other organisation in the world gives 19 year olds the responsibility of at least the lifes of 6 others? - If you have enlisted for already a period, fret not. When you ORD, you will be given a testimonial equivalent to a performance review. Putting in your best effort in your daily tasks and building good rapport with your team mates will definitely make your certificate stand out compared to your peers. This paper can also be used for interviews especially if you receieved a significant award. - All the best!

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Evelyn
Level 2. Rookie
Updated 5d ago
It can mean a lot of things. 1) since you mentioned you always make mistakes, take the initiative after you realise you make the mistake, ask the person what kinda mistake you’ve made and how you can correct or avoid it in the future. Be more receptive to feedback and willing to change. You might not like the feedback, take it with a pinch of salt, take the constructive ones and throw away the criticising portions out. 2) ask yourself how can YOU improve the existing system you’re working in, I am stressing the “YOU” as yourself, I’m not saying you have to overhaul the whole company of course. Maybe you wanna look into small things like making things work more efficiently. Something that is within your control and abilities. Wanted to write more but I think these two are already a lot to accomplish. Maybe you want to look into these two first.

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Lee Wei
Lee Wei, Product Design at Orovault
Level 1. Freshie
Updated 3d ago
Right after I left NS I spent a short amount of time working in a restaurant as I wanted to try to decide if the F&B Industry was the thing for me (it was not). That was when I realised that the industry tends to be incredibly short staffed. It is just incredibly difficult to find people who really want to work in F&B. This might have changed in recent years but I can't be sure. My suggestion is to contact a few places you are interested in to potentially request for an internship of sorts. That way, you can learn and build your connections within the industry. Don't let your lack of experience stop you from reaching out! Take a look at this guy for example, he had practically zero experience but he went around asking for people to take him in. https://www.lifestyleasia.com/sg/food-drink/dining/from-bali-to-singapore-starter-labs-inspiring-journey-to-gastronomic-fame/

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Jackie
Level 2. Rookie
Updated 5d ago
None. If you’re in IT, skills certification beats degree anytime. Talk to your boss and upgrade on the relevant skills needed. And degree i better than diploma

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Shieleen
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated on 18 Jul 2019
Finance industry is volatile. It is not that glamorous and rosy as what people thought it would be. The key is to stop that mindset of taking ‘shortcut’. Be realistic and do within your limits. Now you have the goal of getting BTO in 3 years time, you should start looking at your financial planning and start having other achievable goals e.g. every month save $xxx for mortgage and $xxx for renovation, cut down on other expenses etc. Sales job will generate high income IF you are hardworking, got that wit and discernment to make it high up there. Nonetheless, it all still takes time, so be aware of timeline. Good luck!

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Benjamin Tan
Benjamin Tan
Level 2. Rookie
Answered 1w ago
Look for franchise https://www.entrepreneurcampfire.com/singaporean-franchises/

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Do both as we need Higher income which brings higher savings to be the capital for investment and all other things but we also cannot just rely on main income alone to increase much wealth without investment. 1) Investment learning : Beside reading , save towards attending some of the recommended courses for investment. This is long term so need to continue learning. 2) License cert: find company sponsor or use your skillfuture credits to sign up for courses, there's also discount for Citizen for some license course. Google to find out more. This is short term easier to achieve and helps boost income and hence savings as your capital for investment in #1. Cheers 😃👍
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