News & Opinions
In this economic climate, should I accept a lower pay?
While fresh graduates should always base their career decisions on their particular circumstances, it’s possible to take advantage of interim work while waiting for the job you want at the same time. Bottom line? Know what your options are to make informed career decisions.
Debunking Myths of Mental Health at Work
Given the right conditions, work can be good for our mental health. But if the environment is negative, it can result to several mental health problems. There are different work situations that can contribute to mental health problems. Here are some of the common ones you should be aware of.
Is an internship that important?
You might think that internship is not a good thing considering that most available opportunities are unpaid. But before you finalize your thoughts about internships, we want you to know its importance.
Project Refresh: Volunteers Spread Goodness for the Christmas Season
‘Tis the season to be jolly and organisers of Project Refresh made sure that hundreds of seniors and low-income families got a hearty dose of that festive cheer.
12 Ways to Celebrate in the True Spirit of Christmas
This year, we give you 12 ideas (one for each of the 12 days of Christmas) on how you can celebrate the season sharing the true spirit of the occasion.
Young NTUC Career Guides Share How Singapore Workers Can Succeed Abroad
Living and working abroad has become increasingly popular. According to the United Nations, there were some 258 million international migrants worldwide in 2017. 2 career guides shared their perspectives on working in the region and how youths can better prepare themselves for the experience.
Live & Learn
Succeeding as a freelancer/ entrepreneur in Singapore: What You Need to Know
There are many benefits to being your own boss, either as a freelancer or an entrepreneur. You can set your own schedules and take time off whenever you need. But being self-employed is not an easy route to take. To succeed on this path, there are a few key considerations you must take into account.
Make Your Resume Pop - Tips on writing resume and that all-important cover leter
One of the key tools required in a job application is a resume (accompanied by a well-crafted cover letter). Like all first impressions, the resume often lays the foundation of how the hirer perceives the abilities of the job applicant. Here are some tips on how you can write a resume that works:
Common Credit Traps & How to Avoid It
As we progress into different phases of life, our needs and wants will constantly change and so does our spending habits. To avoid running into serious debt problems in future, here’s what you should know:
The Underrated Impact of Mental Health on Singapore's Youth and Five Ways to Care for your Mental Health in a Pandemic
A challenging workplace can be fun, but it can also be stressful, but how much is too much? Here are 5 of the common causes of workplace stress and what you can do to overcome them.
Excuse Me, Are You A Millenial? Time to Get Financially Sound.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you first enter the workforce. There's so much to learn at this point! Find out the top thre financial issues that could affect your retirement plans or your ability to afford a home, and what you can do to correct them.
Career Advancement VS Work-Life Balance: How to Strike that Fine Balance?
What is work-life balance? Even in the best of times, it is not easy for anyone to pursue career advancement while maintaining work-life balance; what more during a pandemic? Learn how you can take pre-emptive steps to improve your work-life balance.
Up Close & Personal
Embodying the Singapore Spirit
What does the Singapore Spirit means to our SGUnited Traineeship Trainees? Resilience, adaptability and helping one another through tough times are some of the mentions, by our young workers. Their tenacity, will-power hard work and talent have earned them permanent job offers. Read more
What it means to be a worker for workers?
The slogan of #everyworkermatters is the main driving force behind the work that NTUC does for the workers. So what does it mean be a worker for workers? Here’s the take from the “youngest” (in terms of tenure) colleagues in Young NTUC.
Why Should Fresh Graduates Take Up Traineeships?
Since Johanna started her traineeship three months ago, she has picked up many relevant skills and gained valuable industry experience. Read more about her story and find out how every fresh graduate can be like Johanna and why you should consider taking a traineeship!
A Cashless Society: How Far Has Singapore Come?
The pandemic has made consumers and businesses to adopt e-payments more than usual. Find out from Mr Ricky Lim, Group CEO & MD at NETS, explains how COVID-19 has impacted consumer behaviours and where does Singapore stand today in becoming a cashless society.
Why your employees' mental wellness matters more than ever
There has been much conversation about remote working and how it impacts employees’ work-life balance and mental health. Find out what companies like Temasek International has put in place to take care of their employees’ mental well-being.
Uncertainty as opportunity: staying relevant in tomorrow's job market
“Technology or AI will never be able to replace humans. Rather, they will augment us—and if you're prepared to learn, you can actually capture many, many opportunities”. Read to find out what Mr Seah Chin Siong shared at LIT DISCOvery 2020.

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Young Union Leaders
Flying the NTUC Flag High
Reza was nominated by Young NTUC to be a part of the NTUC contingent for National Day Parade 2019 and 2021. He recounted that both experiences were unique and truly humbling. Beyond NDP, he is also committed to be a pillar of support for SATSWU workers and members. Find out more.
What would you do for the love of Singapore?
Even as we celebrated Singapore's 56th birthday in a scaled down parade, we stand strong as one people. Find out what it means to our Young Union Leaders to do their part for the love of Singapore.
Every (Young) Worker Matters Because...
As we mark 60 years of Labour Movement since NTUC’s founding on 6 September 1961, we look ahead to see how our young workers matter in shaping the future of our workforce through an honest introspection with our young union leaders.
Young Activists
There is No "Love at First Sight"
Daniel Tan, a Career Guide with Young NTUC offers a sensible reality check for first-jobbers or fresh graduates who are starting to find their footing at work."Many people didn’t just find a job that they love right from start. Focus on landing the job first but keep and open mind."
Seeing the World with the Singapore's Can-Do Spirit
As a Career Guide and a youth himself, Nicholas Lim believes that one should never be defined by what they studied, "We can bring a fresh pair of of lens to the organisation and help them to reinvent new methods to age-old problems." Read more about Nicholas' story on how he managed to successfully
Transforming Education through Technology and Humanity
“More than machinery, we need humanity.”For Kelly Chen, founder of Snapask, an education technology (EdTech) company, the famous line from screen icon Charlie Chaplin, echoes her belief on an important trait to have in the technological world we live in today.