banner for the articleHave a Job Interview Coming Up? We Can Help !

Job interviews can be unpredictable and scary. You spend the night before tossing and turning, running through all the possible questions you might be asked and trying to craft the perfect responses. After meeting countless candidates and students, our team at CTES are all too familiar with these concerns. As such, we have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked interview questions and how you can best respond to them.

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    Topic(s): Interview
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How Skills Picked Up in NS Can Apply to the Commercial World

In all the years that we have been providing career counselling and coaching services, we have noticed and heard firsthand from our candidates that the skills they picked up in National Service (NS) have been extremely relevant to their professional lives.
Often deemed a rite of passage where b...

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banner for the articleSurviving the resume blackhole

In our years of experience conducting career workshop and training sessions, our courses on effective resume writing are always highly anticipated by our participants. Many individuals, regardless of their life stage, often struggle to craft a resume that effectively captivates potential employers. Therefore, we decided to gather some general tips and tricks from our training sessions to guide you through the different components of an ideal resume....

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banner for the articleInterpersonal Skill

No matter what line of work you are in, working and interacting with others is inevitable. Handling people, managing conflicts and maintaining work relationships are all challenging things to do. Often times, we struggle to figure out how we can react the most appropriately to a particular work situation. This is why developing interpersonal skills at work is so important. They help us to form and maintain effective working relationships, which ultimately allows u...

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banner for the articleWhat is a Headhunter ?

In commemoration of labour day, we wanted to celebrate our headhunters (also called executive recruiters) at CTES and the important work that they do for both organisations and candidates.
In our latest article, we talk more about what headhunters do, what sets headhunting apart from other occupations, and how the future of headhunting might look like.

  1. What...

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    Topic(s): Headhunter
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Did you know?

CTES was founded in 2005 and initially focused on providing training and consulting for businesses, specifically in the areas of financial planning, organisation development, business strategy as well as talent acquisition and management. We have since then branched out to offer...

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Topic(s): Career Path
banner for the articleWhat is MBTI

In CTES, we often kick-start our career preparation and search services with expert-led Character Discovery sessions. Why is this important as a first step? Self exploration is crucial as it gives us better insight to our interests, aptitudes, and work-related values. This knowledge can help us make suitable choices in terms of what career to embark on, what work environments we are likely to t...

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Topic(s): Career Advice
banner for the articleShowing Empathy At The Workplace

Building a work environment where employees feel motivated, appreciated and engaged is pertinent at CTES. In past group meetings, we discussed with our employees what an ideal workplace looks like for them. Most of them mentioned the following:

  1. An environment where employee feedback and sugge...

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banner for the articleGig Economy Part II: If You Are a Gig Worker

In our previous article, we shared more about what the gig economy is and the perks and challenges of being a gig worker. We also talked about the broad talent spectrum model and how companies are beginning to embrace the gig economy talent. If you are currently a gig worker who is feeling lost or unsure of how to grow your business, we hope that these four tips will be able to guide and encourage you.


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