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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
Career Transitioning Seamlessly
At some point of our lives we have those thoughts to transit into a different career. Never easy to change into a new environment especially if you know you are lacking in some areas. Find out what you can do to make that transition as seamless as possible.
Dos and Dont's when returning to work at the office
With work from home no longer the default mode, many of us are already returning to work at the office. For first-jobbers it can be quite daunting to navigate around for the first time. Here are five tips to help you succeed.
5 Ways to Take Responsbility for Your Life
The woes of an adult are multi-fold and some people are just not able to keep up with it. In order to be a responsible adult, you need to embrace the changes from adolescence to adulthood and accept the heavier obligations. Here are 5 ways to take responsibility for your life.
Networking your way into a job with 8 easy steps
There is much truth behind the saying "It's not what you know, but who you know." To network effectively, here are some simple steps you can follow to make it a useful connection.
How NOT to spend your Ang Bao money
Rejoice as Chinese New Year is just around the corner! After the long-standing hiatus with the pandemic we can finally spend some quality time with our loved ones. Not forgetting that fluttery feeling when we receive the red packet (ang bao). Here is a list of how NOT to spend your ang bao money.
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.
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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Strength in Unity
Timothy coaches Wushu and Taiji. Over the years, Timothy observed that it was difficult for freelancers and sports service providers to negotiate with big clients as they did not have strong bargaining power. Wanting to be more involved, he joined NICA and led initiatives to support the freelancers
Stepping Up for a Fairer Workplace
How do we define fairness? Young Union Leader Monteiro Mohamad experienced unfair treatment when he first started working and this eventually became the catalyst for him to advocate fairer work practices for working people in the shipping industry.
Growing through Serving
Being a Young Union Leader with Singapore Union of Broadcasting Employees, Akidah has experienced personal growth through Union activities that she participated in. From being able to contribute to national dialogues to having great learning opportunities, this is a meaningful journey that Akidah.
Young Activists
Tackling Change, Challenges and Tough Choices
Growth begins when you step out of your comfort zone – and our Career Guide Samir Murgude bears testimony to this. The HR professional has moved across the globe in pursuit of career opportunities that arose, some unexpectedly. There were rough patches but he embraces them like a boss.
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